Tag Archive for Avant-garde

Robert Ashley’s Perfect Life Ends

ROBERT ASHLEY PASSES AT 83 Well, it may not have been so perfect, but Perfect Lives, Private Parts was the name of Robert Ashley’s multi-part meditation on life.  It was loosely called an opera, in the way that his contemporary, Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach was an opera, but less so.  Robert Ashley was…

John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs 2013

This was one of the hardest lists ever to compile.  It’s different from 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2013, which is our picks of the best music played on Echoes.  And it’s also different from The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll results.   These are my picks from all the music I heard in what…

Transmissions: Echoes Living Room Concerts V19

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.echoes.org/audio/NearLight.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSINCOMING MESSAGE: TRANSMISSIONS: THE ECHOES LIVING ROOM CONCERTS VOLUME 19 TRANSMISSIONS is a collection of live Echoes performances that shows Echoes moving into the future in our 25th year.  It’s a merging of electronic, new acoustic, dream pop and ambient chamber music.  This is the center…

Heavenly Choirs from Julianna Barwick on Echoes

Enya may not be putting out any new music but there are many artists who are taking that layered vocal sound in different directions.  One of them is Julianna Barwick.  The Louisiana born, Missouri raised and of course, Brooklyn based artist does something Enya doesn’t dare do, perform live, layering her voice in real time…

Pat Metheny Meets John Zorn in Heaven On Echoes

Hear Pat Metheny talk about Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels Tonight on Echoes You never know quite where guitarist Pat Metheny is going to land.  In just the last three years he’s recorded a album with his mechanical orchestra called The Orchestrion, released a solo guitar album of 60 pop cover tunes and now,…

Pat Metheny Book of Angels Interview Podcast

Hear Pat Metheny talk about Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels in the Echoes Podcast. You never know quite where guitarist Pat Metheny is going to land.  In just the last three years he’s recorded a album with his mechanical orchestra called The Orchestrion, released a solo guitar album of 60 pop cover tunes and…

Yoko Ono’s Oblique Strategies – Still Ono at 80

She sang with Ornette Coleman, produced the first loft concerts of John Cage, La Monte Young and the Fluxus movement, created conceptual art, pre-saged Diamanda Galas and the B-52s.  Then she married John Lennon. “Count all the stars of that night by heart.  The piece ends when all the orchestra members finish counting their stars…

Hauschka’s Mystery Prepared Piano

Here’s a bit of fantasy and prepared piano from Haushka, the German pianist who was recently on Echoes with violinist Hilary Hahn.  This is from the press release: While on a recent US tour with Grammy-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn, celebrated Düsseldorf-born piano composer Hauschka took a time-out to create this very special 3-part performance…

Janel & Anthony Echoes Podcast.

The Avant-garde is Made Beautiful by This Washington D.C. Ambient Chamber Music Duo Hear their Echoes Interview Podcast on iTunes. Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog are two musicians living between worlds and sometimes states.  The couple are associated with the avant-garde music scene in Washington D.C.  The only thing is, their music tends to be…