Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 27, 2011

This week, I revisited the webpage of the Wild Rumpus New Music Collective to learn a bit more about their members. I learned of them a while back when I ran across their call for scores. They have two composers devoted to their collective: Dan VanHassel and Jen Wang. I decided to Google them in hopes of finding their own websites and exploring the music that they’ve written.

Here are some pieces I liked from Dan VanHassel’s music page:

  • Lucid Innocuous, for violin, cello, piano and electric guitar
  • Frivolous Incinerate, for chamber ensemble

…and from Jen Wang’s page

  • This Empty and Luminous Room, for for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, and violoncello
  • Divergences, for string quartet. This would make a very interesting score study.

I had my usual picks from Q2 this week as well:

  • Everything Must Go, by Martin Bresnick, for saxophone quartet
  • Sing Along, Judd Greenstein, for chamber ensemble. (When I traced down the NOW Ensemble site to hear this piece again (I only heard it halfway through on the radio station), I discovered another beautiful piece by Greenstein entitled Folk Music. In their repertoire section, I also learned that Dr. Suter’s piece Electric Breakdown was composed for them as well–awesomeness!!!)

Sidenote: My apologies from the forsaken “Cool Stuff I’m Listening To” entry from last week. I hadn’t stated it before, but my goal is to post findings of new music in this series every Saturday.

Advertisements

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s