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Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:41:58 AM »
I first discovered Mackey at a Borromeo String Quartet performance of his SQ "Ars Moriendi: Nine Tableaux on the Art of Dying Well". This was the first really "avant-garde" work I think that I've ever heard and it had a huge impact on me, both emotionally and musically (and this was at a time when my favorite composer was Felix Mendelssohn). Unfortunately, I haven't found too many other things of his that I like, but I figured that I'd start a thread anyway.

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Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 01:49:25 AM »
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Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 07:06:33 AM »
I first discovered Mackey at a Borromeo String Quartet performance of his SQ "Ars Moriendi: Nine Tableaux on the Art of Dying Well". This was the first really "avant-garde" work I think that I've ever heard and it had a huge impact on me, both emotionally and musically (and this was at a time when my favorite composer was Felix Mendelssohn). Unfortunately, I haven't found too many other things of his that I like, but I figured that I'd start a thread anyway.

Also, alliterative thread title suggestions?
Mackey's Malarkey is elegant but you might find it too dismissive.
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Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 07:32:26 AM »
Isn't her the electric guitar oriented Composer? I've been curious about the evolution of the electric guitar in Composer Music- there still isn't much at all out there that's even remotely impressive to me- and let's be frank, shall we- we all know who's famous for guitar and who isn't. I would be more than happy to start the debate...

Still, I know he's written SQs, and he records with the local Bridge label,... he must have something to say... I'm sure I have an old Bridge cd around here somewhere... shuffle... squeak, shuffle,... I'll get back to ya...