Markiert: La Monte Young

Die 11 längsten Musiken aller Zeiten

Meine persönliche Top 11 der längsten Musiken aller Zeiten. Aus ganz bestimmten guten Gründen sind es elf – und nicht zehn Musiken. (Und zwar, weil ich nicht mit schlechter Max-Richter-, sondern mit guter Morton-Feldman-Musik beginnen wollte). Auch habe ich eine 16-stündige Performance des Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop in Erinnerung. Diese war aber...

World of Echo—a 30th anniversary love letter (guest article by Jake Bellissimo)

World of Echo—a 30th anniversary love letter (guest article by Jake Bellissimo)

The awkwardly rhythmic intro to “Tone Bone Kone” greets me as I drowsily open my eyes and let out a huge yawn. I realize that I accidentally fell asleep with my phone on shuffle, but unlock my phone to turn off shuffle and listen to the rest of the album.

Why we don’t need the Avant-garde anymore (guest article by Jake Bellissimo)

Why we don’t need the Avant-garde anymore (guest article by Jake Bellissimo)

“Oh, they’re an experimental composer.”

“They’re on the forefront of the avant-garde.”

“I’m really into avant-garde music.”

These are all phrases that you hear on a regular basis if you frequent any sort of music community. Started as a term with French origin (literally translating to “advance guard”) to mean the basis of music, art, film, and literature that was on the “experimental side”, avant-garde has slowly become a synonym for what we refer to as “new music”. However, there are a few ways in which labels such as avant-garde or experimental bring up complications in the art music community.

NYC – Dreamhouses

NYC – Dreamhouses

Ein bisschen Anleitung schadet nicht, wenn man durch die urbanen Wüsten stapft. Unwahrscheinlich, dass ich alleine das unscheinbare Haus in Tribeca gefunden hätte, in dem einer der Väter der Minimal Music lebt, und wo er 1996 eines seiner berühmten „Dream Houses“ eingerichtet hat: La Monte Young. 1964 schrieb er zum...