Started by Mandryka, February 01, 2021, 02:59:48 AM
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Quote from: vandermolen on February 15, 2021, 06:15:57 AMHere are two for starters, whose music I greatly admire. Robin Walker for works like 'Great Rock is Dead' which has an, appropriately granitic, monolithic power. (which reminded me a bit of the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs) and Philip Spratley's (great name) Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia Pascale':
Quote from: foxandpeng on May 15, 2021, 12:20:08 PMThis is a great thread, Mandryka! I will get exploring ☺. I need to prod Robin Walker if he is anything like Jon Leifs, although I listened to his SQ 2 in the car last week, which seemed like the SQ for Silence and Megaphone! I had to do more knob twiddling than a teenager's late Saturday evening with the Emmanuel[le] films.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 20, 2021, 09:27:09 PMStrangely moreish music, this sequence by Oliver Leith, I mean, it is kind of impossible to stop listening when you start. It's a bit like Angelo Badalamenti/Twin Peaks music with some cool percussion providing spice, a triangle here and there sort of thing. And than percussion stops it from being smug and pompous. Worth a listen - nice ambient relaxing music, with a disturbing edge.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 23, 2021, 04:41:49 AMAnd the new one is seriously good, this guy's the real deal.http://www.anothertimbre.com/oliverleithmehollywood.html
Quote from: Mandryka on February 01, 2021, 03:04:40 AMAnd here's one for starters -- James Clarke -- new complexity maybe, but this guy's got soul and he's got brains. Three recordings, all fabulous IMO, especially the first two
Quote from: Mandryka on October 06, 2022, 12:48:07 AMDavid Gorton is a biggish cheese in the London academic music world, and a cheese of lesser size in the global world of composition. His music I think is made in the "classical music" mode - there's not much (if any) indeterminacy, no unusual instrumental techniques. He doesn't seem to have a strongly original voice: everything is comfortable and familiar if you're used to modern classical music. However, it is lovely stuff, very accessible and a great pleasure to hear. He has a few CDs in his honour, I'm enjoying this one a lot https://www.ram.ac.uk/people/david-gortonI want to add something. The pianist Zubin Kanga, who plays on that disc, is a name to look out for. He's got chops and soul. I'm going to see him in concert in London's Cafe Oto soon, with the interesting and challenging Neil Luck.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 25, 2023, 12:10:38 AM.. it really seems to be quite thought provoking, though I'm not sure what thoughts it actually provoked.
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