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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: EigenUser on April 04, 2014, 01:41:58 AM

Title: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
Post by: EigenUser 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.

Also, alliterative thread title suggestions?
Title: Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
Post by: North Star on April 04, 2014, 01:49:25 AM
Also, alliterative thread title suggestions?
The Mackey Stew      /     Even Steven deserves a thread     /     The Mackey Lock
Title: Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
Post by: Ken B 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.
Mackey's Makings
Title: Re: Steven Mackey (b. 1956)
Post by: snyprrr 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...