It's been 11 whole months, yes, since we first saw Sō Percussion's Adam Sliwinski's cross-handed study of Dan Trueman's bitKlavier. Shot then by Troy Herion, with Silwinski patched into his Princeton colleague's "prepared digital piano" via Casio USB for prelude-only, with all the bugs beta-ed out now, watch Silwinski's Roland A-88 shake under the more progressive hammer action of "Marbles"--directed by Evan Chapman. Like Ligeti's last Grawemeyer étude for Boulez from Book One, but played by the Synclavier I from Boulez conducts Zappa, lest you think Dan Trueman's lost his own here, well, just press play.
Every genre has their "alt-dot" in front of it and classical is no exception. Meet Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. and his chamber orchestra Numinous. 'Changing Same' (New Amsterdam Records) is a musical chronicle of his life as a black man in America.
10 years playing with an 18-piece ensemble seems like but a stitch in time for GRAMMY- and JUNO-nominated composer-cum-bandleader Darcy James Argue. Sure, this year was his best for winning, receiving both the Doris Duke Artist Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. But as bright as those gongs are, 2015 isn't halfway done arguing his can't stop/won't stop attitude, soldiering on with that trademark sound of his nonpareil ensemble, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.
yMusic have bestowed yet another gift from their sophomore effort "Balance Problems": the official video for "Bladed Stance," composed by Marcos Balter and from New Amsterdam Records.
UPDATE: Sound/Source will also feature classical pianist and member of Dirty Projectors Olga Bell. Bell is set to perform her techno-experimental rock album Krai, her sonnet to native Russia. Also on the bill is Alvin Lucier’s 1969 minimalist classic I Am Sitting in a Room. This fall, New Amsterdam Records will present Sound/Source, an all-day electronic music festival at MoMA PS1. Produced in collaboration with L3M, the Oct. 19 event will feature Tyondai Braxton, Paul Lansky with members of Roomful of Teeth, Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich, Holly Herndon, Alvin Lucier and Huerco S.
Update: Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich have released an excerpt and an album trailer for "Surface Image." Their latest album length composition endeavor is due out October 28 on New Amsterdam Records.
This fall, New Amsterdam Records will present Sound / Source, an all-day electronic music festival at MoMA PS1. Produced in collaboration with L3M, the Oct. 19 event will feature Tyondai Braxton, Paul Lansky (with members of Roomful of Teeth), Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich, Holly Herndon, Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room and Huerco S.
yMusic have shared the full stream of their sophomore effort, "Balance Problems," on New Amsterdam Records, featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner. Set to drop tomorrow, you can stream the full album here thanks to Pitchfork Advance.
Vicky Chow is set to release her new album, Surface Image, via New Amsterdam Records on October 28. The LP features compositions from Tristan Perich.
yMusic have released an excerpt of “Music In Circles” off of forthcoming sophomore effort , Balance Problems, due out September 30 on New Amsterdam Records. The Andrew Norman composition "Music In Circles" is a cornucopia of striking violins, territorial harmonies and a bass line that carries in the sound of seasonal change.
yMusic have announced plans to release their sophomore effort, 'Balance Problems,' via New Amsterdam Records--featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner--on September 30.