From the Bins: Three West Coast Composers

I had just paid for an armful of LPs at Iris Records, my local vinyl emporium in Jersey City’s Village. I was turning to leave when Steve, sitting behind the stacks of records crowding around the cash, stopped me. He pulled a record from the pile “This just came...
Listening in the Dark: The Avant-Garde at the Movies

Listening in the Dark: The Avant-Garde at the Movies

The soundtrack album for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) stimulated unprecedented interest in adventurous avant-garde music, and sold 500,000 copies within a year. Click play for the third episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden. “Listening in the Dark: The Avant-Garde at the...

Episode 3 Playlist: Listening in the Dark

Gyorgy Ligeti, Requiem, Hessian Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Michael Gielen LigetI: Requiem/Aventures/Nouvelles Aventures,  ‎WERGO – WER 60045-50   George Antheil, Ballet Mécanique, Ensemble Modern Fighting the Waves: Music of George Antheil, BMG Classics...