Some excerpts from Sounds form the Empty City, which I made with Brett Collery, featured in the makingwaves playlist thismonth
Cello and answering machine, ukulele miniatures related to a picture book, sampling, remixing and processing, an orchestral soundscape, an ‘oral score’ transmitted verbally from composer to performers in the way that the work’s epic poetry theme would have been; this month’s playlist is dominated by acoustic and electronic musical interactions with an experimental and highly conceptual spirit. Some of these works are literary, historical or political, and all of them are highly evocative of the extra-musical world. Let this amazing playlist challenge your preconceived notions of what it means to compose ‘contemporary’ music.
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