1. Button buddies with @AvantMedia. There should be more #newMusic buttons, no?

    Button buddies with @AvantMedia. There should be more #newMusic buttons, no?

  2. #priorities #cello

    #priorities #cello

  3.  Happy Birthday, Arvo Pärt! Share your favorite Pärt piece with us! #composer #Estonia

     Happy Birthday, Arvo Pärt! Share your favorite Pärt piece with us! #composer #Estonia

  4. Happy Birthday, Arvo Pärt! What’s your favorite Pärt piece? #composer #Estonia

    Happy Birthday, Arvo Pärt! What’s your favorite Pärt piece? #composer #Estonia

  5. Happy Birthday, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies! #UK #Composer

    Happy Birthday, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies! #UK #Composer

  6. Happy Birthday, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies! #UK #Composer

    Happy Birthday, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies! #UK #Composer

  7. Happy Birthday, John Cage! #Cage #composer #American #433 #indeterminacy #cage102

    Happy Birthday, John Cage! #Cage #composer #American #433 #indeterminacy #cage102

  8. nouveauclassical:

    Mellissa Hughes & Caroline Chin performing Kurtag’s ‘Kafka Fragments’ as part of the Resonant Bodies Festival

  9. Happy Birthday, John Zorn! #composer #avantgarde #newMusic #theStone

    Happy Birthday, John Zorn! #composer #avantgarde #newMusic #theStone

  10. Creative Pact 2 Day 6: Sarah J Ritch

    laurenredhead:

    The next composer is Sarah J Ritch. Until yesterday I felt like I had covered mostly electronic music composers and I wanted to listen to some more acoustic composers as well. Sarah J Ritch is actually active in both areas of composition. Her SoundCloud Page has some samples of some electronic and algorithmic projects, and she has links on her website to albums which feature both electronic and acoustic music.

    Her album string theory is released on the pan y rosas discos label and explores both sound and performance of string instruments, and particularly the ‘cello, which she also plays.

    The track Duo for Solo Cello slowly builds in intensity, bringing out the noise of the bow on the string. Although there are many pieces which use this technique, this piece exemplifies some of the similarities of possible working methods in acoustic and electronic music, and is a more experimental approach to this kind of sound than is found in some works for amplified strings. She describes it as ‘improvised noise’:

    I also like her description of the whole album:

    invocation. radio signals from deep space. pizzicato plucks over drones. process. a pure tone emerges. builds and fades and drops. re-establishes and re-strengthens. a pulse in the background. release and descent. evening acoustics. swirling wood. strings breathing long tones.