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Darmstadt International Summer Course Celebrated as Avant-Garde Stronghold >>

Last month, a Brooklyn festival honored the 70th anniversary of Germany's Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, a starting point of many revered avant-garde composers including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and John Cage.

David Bowie Announces Avant-Garde Jazz Album 'Blackstar' Due January 8

Thin White Kook: David Bowie Releasing Avant-Garde Jazz Album, 'Blackstar' >>

David Bowie is in a constant state of metamorphosis--and in continuing his preservation, Mr. Stardust has announced a new jazz album to be released in January. The album will be entitled 'Blackstar.'

John Cage's 'Solo for Piano' Cracked By Sabine Liebner, Revisits 64-Page Composition with Unique Twist >>

With a score of 63 idiomatic pages and 84 types of semiotic infrastructure, John Cage's Solo for Piano is an alleyway seemingly too hard to navigate. Still, Cage reigns supreme among the post-WWII avant-gardists of his time. And now, Sabine Liebner takes a crack at Cage's Solo for Piano "proposal"--interpreting it in a way tailored strictly for her.

Norwegian Trumpeter Arve Henriksen Releases 'Cosmic Creation,' the Follow-Up to 'Chron,' via Rune Grammofon >>

Arve Henriksen celebrates a new release this month with his Cosmic Creations album. The eight-song LP features the Norwegian trumpeter and multi-intrumentalist in his sibling record to Chron

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