Was recently turned on to this piece by fellow Obie and violinist Yuri Popowycz,
Anthemes 2 is a piece for violin and electronics composed by Pierre Boulez the last living composer/conductor of a generation that included Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono and so on… These composers studied directly with Olivier Messiaen and took the theories of serial and 12-tone music, pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, into the latter half of the 20th century.
I have also attached some videos corresponding to a few of the composers mentioned above. Enjoy! ppp
Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire
Nono – Canto Sospeso
Wanted to share some vids featuring different Americana vocals. The first video was taken at a sacred harp singing convention, It is part of the shape note tradition and is strictly an a cappella style of performance.
Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, and Gillian Welch recorded this piece for the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, always thought it was very nice.
In a similar vain, the Mountain Man sing largely original a cappella music, this group is based out of Vermont. Check out the insane harmonies in their song Sewee Sewee.
Had a couple more to share, I don’t know too much about either group but I was really blown away by their music as well…