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Experimental Composers



RADIO SERIES
The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory.

The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."
 

SHOWS

Svjetlana Bukvich, Beyond Evolution
Power Switch: The 9 Lives of Electronic Music
Ding: A Concert of Chimes, Bells, & Gongs
Robert Ashley, Quicksand
David Bowie Tribute
Roscoe Mitchell & Scott Robinson in Conversation
Lullaby for a Landscape (All The Pretty Little Horses)
Philip Miller, Refuse the Hour
Fire Over Heaven: Kurt Ralske, Gao Jiafeng, Mike Bullock, Todd Capp
Lea Bertucci, Double Bass Crossfade
Les Conversions (Pat Murano/Dave Shuford)
Varispeed Collective: Robert Ashley, Perfect Lives
G Lucas Crane at Outpost
Proofreaders
Pale Horse
Milford Graves
1915 The Armenian Files, Roberto Paci Dalò
Varispeed: Robert Ashley, Crash
Mohammed Fairouz & Paul Muldoon: Follow, Poet
Found Sound Nation: The Westerlies, Zula, and Brandon Seabrook
Zimoun
David Horvitz & Ches Smith, 47 Bells
In The Garden of Sonic Delights
Living Live: Peter Coffin, Music for Plants, Vol. 2
Essex Olivares, Incorporate
Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul
Airs and Hours by Elusion Allusion
Tony Conrad Solo
Chelpa Ferro
Mohsen Namjoo, Iran Modern
Dan Joseph, Periodicity
Cage Transmitted
Susie Ibarra, Hidden Truths
Roberto Paci Dalò, Ye Shanghai
John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, HPSCHD
Elliott Sharp, Foliage
Beyond Cage: Petr Kotik, Ursula Oppens & Christian Wolff
Peter Edwards: Casperelectronics
Matthew Ostrowski, Sounds & Systems
Ayahuasqueros
Bern Nix, Guitarist
The Kings of Elgaland-Vargaland
The Black & White of Conrad Schnitzler
Max Neuhaus, Fontana Mix - Feed
Model 266: Morton Subotnick
Matt Marble with Eve Essex
Michael Kowalski, The Rise and Fall of the First World
Kato Hideki, Bayt
David Linton, Bicameral Research Cortical Degausser
Charlie Morrow TOOT!
Vidas Perfectas: Ned Sublette & Elio Villafranca
Anthony Braxton, 19 [Solo] Compositions (1989)
Kai Althoff, Workshop (1990)
So Percussion, It Is Time
Maria Chavez & Daniel Neumann: Improvised Resonance Compositions # 2-6
Andrew Lamb, New Orleans Suite
Boris D. Hegenbart Matsui & Volker Straebel
Black Sea Diary
Dafna Naphtali & Chuck Bettis, Chatter Blip
Byron Westbrook, Corridors
Ellen Fullman, The Long String Instrument
Christian Marclay: Graffiti Composition
Michael Nyman, Beyond Music for Film
Robot Radio: Eric Singer & Luke Dubois of LEMUR
Popol Vuh: Part 2, Prog Rock
Gordon Monahan, Eclectic Electrics
John Hudak
Popol Vuh: Part 1, Cosmic Space Rock
Miha Ciglar, No Input Mixing
Francisco López, Hyper-Rainforest
John Cage Plus: Petr Kotik & Joseph Kubera
Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjorgeengen
The Music of Meringue Diplomacy
Disklavier, Computerized Player Piano
Pearson Shuffle 2
Ahlam: Revolt Against Reason
Pearson Shuffle 1
Elliott Sharp, 3 Projects (2010)
Kieran Hebden, Four Tet
Brian Dewan, Dewanatron
Loud Objects
Steven Mackey
A Tasty Swarm of Small Signals
Ear to the Earth 2010, Water and the World
The Respect Sextet & Greenwich House Music School
Greenwich House Music School & The Respect Sextet
Charlemagne Palestine, Holy 1 & Holy 2
Shamantis/Justin Bieber: U Smile 800% Slower
Kim Cascone, Chronotopes
Complex Minimalism
G Lucas Crane: Four Tapes From the Active Apocalypse
Scott Konzelmann aka Chop Shop
Gen Ken Montgomery, Birds + Machines
Z'EV with Ned Sublette
Nadia Botello, Saint Shë
Margaret Noble, Orwell's 1984 Remixed
Elliott Sharp
Zeena Parkins
Bruce Adolphe
Luciano Chessa, L’acoustique ivresse (Les bruits de la paix)
Carey Lovelace & Sharon Kanach, Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary
Vincenzo Lombardo, Virtual Electronic Poem Project
Peter Zummo
Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff
Ear to the Earth Festival 2009
Elliott Sharp and Tea Alagic, Binibon
Dorit Chrysler, Theremin Virtuoso
Butch Morris & Nublu Orchestra
So Percussion Live (2008)
So Percussion Speaks
Jack DeJohnette
Decked Out: A History of the Turntable
Dewanatron, The Electronic Instruments
Istanbul Biennial: ctrl_alt_del
Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century
Colors for Breakfast, A Morning Mix
Éliane Radigue
Albert Ayler at La Cave
Michael Schumacher, Room Pieces
Elliott Sharp's Radio Hyper-Yahoo
Music for Plants: Live in the Garden
Yuka Honda, Pink Freud
Miya Masaoka: Works Old and New
Tod Dockstadter, Organized Sound
Simon Ho: If
Interpretations: Robert Dick and Ursel Schlicht
Christian Marclay, djTRIO
Peter Kowald & Damon Smith, Mirrors
Carla Bozulich and Ches Smith: Pull Handles Up Not Out
Steve Peters: In Memory of the Four Winds
Butch Morris Conductions: Sucht/Lust
Arnold Dreyblatt: The Orchestra of Excited Strings
Morton Feldman, Coptic Light / Elliott Sharp, Calling
Steve Piccolo and Gak Sato: Airprints
Interpretations: Earl Howard and soNu
Susan Alcorn: Mandala
The Music of Ennio Morricone
William Basinski: Shortwave Music
The Music of Earle Brown
Mark Dagley's Mix Tape
Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse
Miles Davis: On The Corner (Live)
The Slipstream: The Fountain
Juan Munoz & Gavin Bryars: A Man in a Room, Gambling
Mike Skinner, 8-Track Attack
Peter Coffin: Music for Plants
100 Copies: Egyptian Electronic Music
LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots)
Robot Radio: David Linton, Optic Noise Groove
Robot Radio: Noise in Your Eye, Jean Tinguely & Harry Bertoia
Sun Ra: The Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
The Music of Harry Partch
Guitar Soloists, London Musicians Collective