The Quatuor BRAC

Daniel Barbiero Il Quatuor BRAC è un quartetto internazionale improvvisazionale composto da violino, viola, violoncello e contrabbasso. Adottando un approccio non convenzionale di musica, nonché di strumenti, il gruppo crea un suono che può essere...

On Making The Rationale for a Space Telescope

The Rationale for a Space Telescope, the latest release from If, Bwana, includes four tracks featuring my electronically processed contrabass.  If, Bwana is Al Margolis’s electroacoustic music project, which has been active since 1984. Starting...

Notes on the Music of Sound II: Timbral Music and Plastic Values

Notes on the Music of Sound II: Timbral Music and Plastic Values Daniel Barbiero 1 Much contemporary experimental music puts sound color, or timbre, to the foreground, generally through extended techniques or...

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...

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...

Fifty Years After the Way: James Tenney’s Meta+Hodos

Composer James Tenney’s Meta+Hodos was an early formulation of what he described as a “conceptual framework for musical description and analysis.” Tellingly, Tenney chose as his title an etymological breakdown of the word “method,”...

Gesture – Event – Structure

di Daniel Barbiero   In questo sito, del contrabbassista Daniel Barbiero ho già avuto modo di parlare (1). Residente a Washington DC, Daniel è uno dei più attivi ed oculati musicisti di quella zona, sempre proteso...

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