An Alternative Modernism: David Diamond’s String Quartets Nos. 2, 9 & 10

The American composer David Diamond would seem to have been something of a master of unfortunate timing. Holding to the indispensability of melody and traditional compositional techniques when both were thought to be in...

Two types of absence and six mementi

Some thoughts about three new Setola di Maiale's CDs: -Massaria/Kneer/Hertenstein: The Absence of Zero -Mario Cianca Trio: Komuso -Donatello Pisanello: Mementi The Absence of Zero is the title of a long poem by Canadian poet R. Kolewe, published...

Thomas DeLio and the Aesthetics of Intermittence

Thomas Delio (b. 1951) è un compositore che lavora con un senso espansivo dei suoni e degli spazi interni ad essi. Una raccolta di opere selezionate, pubblicate dall'etichetta discografica Neuma, fornisce un compendio efficace...

The Timbre of Neither/Nor: Morton Feldman’s Clarinet & String Quartet

In the 1972 essay “A Compositional Problem,” Morton Feldman mentioned a contradiction he felt faced him as a composer: The contradiction between instrumental color and the immediacy of sound. For a composer with a...

Tod Dockstader (1932-2015)

The work of American sound artist Tod Dockstader (1932-27 Feb 2015) ran parallel to the technological changes that took electronic music from tape manipulation to the synthesizer. Dockstader started out in the visual arts, working...

Christopher Shultis & the Experimental Music Tradition

The 1920s and 1930s were a fertile time for experimental music in America. Composers such as Henry Cowell, George Antheil, William Russell—and very soon after, John Cage—explored...

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 III: Time and Plastic Organization in Timbral Music

Daniel Barbiero Astratto: Il tempo è un elemento strutturale nelle opere timbriche. Esso svolge un ruolo sintattico grazie alla sua capacità di integrare e separare eventi sonori. Spazi negativi, silenzi,  sono elementi di tempo che...

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METALLICUM: il progetto di Laura Faoro e Silvia Cignoli

Vincitrici del bando Life is Live organizzato dalla cooperativa Smart in collaborazione con la Fondazione Cariplo, METALLICUM è il nuovo progetto della flautista Laura...

SoundOut Festival 2024

Amelia Cuni