Creative Sources Records

Daniel Barbiero     Creative Sources Records, based in Portugal, was conceived in 1999 by violist/composer Ernesto Rodrigues as an outlet not only for his own work but for the kind of challenging, non-commercial music that appealed...

Viola & Electronics: The Voice of a Hybrid Being

Although traditionally used to fill in harmonies or double melody lines, the viola has become increasingly prominent as a solo instrument in modern and experimental settings. Part of its appeal is the relative salience...

Renewing Modernism: The Music of Ross Feller

Through its innovations in technique, technology and formal structures, the Western art music of the second half of the last century continues to exert influence on and offer possibilities to contemporary composers and performers....

The Unstable Stasis of Acoustic Drone & The Pitch

Sebbene sia frequentemente associata a fonti sonore esclusivamente elettroniche, la drone music può essere suonata su strumenti acustici con risultati gratificanti. L'ensemble internazionale The Pitch mostra come la drone music acustica può essere composta...

Open String Minimalism or, What Is the Sound of One String Vibrating?

  Il contrabbasso è stato in prima linea nello sviluppo delle risorse timbriche della musica d'arte contemporanea, messe a disposizione dei compositori ed esecutori in egual modo. Paradossalmente l'espansione dei mezzi per l'esplorazione timbrica del...

Notes on the music of sound: Material, Medium & Manner (first part)

Daniel Barbiero (These notes aren’t intended to be a systematic consideration of timbral music; instead, they record some suggestions and impressions.) The music of timbre considered qua sound imagines timbre as something in itself, as a...

Impermances, reworkings and voices’ pandemonium

Some thoughts on three new CD of free improv: -Ana Kravanja & Elisabeth Harnik: Vrtinci Minljivosti (Vortices of Impermanence), Creative Sources -Cory Smythe: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Pyroclastic Records -VocColours: 66, Tonkunkst Manufaktur ___________________________________________________________ Since last year, Slovenian...

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John Mayall

Ricordo che negli anni della piena gioventù (forse 19 o 20 anni) fui preso dalla voglia di approfondire il blues, in un'epoca in cui...

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