emusic has a plethora of contemporary downloads this month. So for the first time, I'm listening to the music of Edward Campion via his Outside Music album. Interestingly, I'm having the same reaction I had to that of Milton Babbitt and Elliott Carter -- the music may be difficult but the piano works are of immediate appeal.
Does a lack of timbral complexity allow me to assimilate this stuff when chamber or orchestral music can be too overwhelming on initial listen? Does this mean I should revisit Carl Ruggles' Evocations, 4 Chants for Piano? And does Edgard Varèse have any extant piano music?
...there is no distinction between acoustic sound, natural sound, or electronic sound. Everything is integrated with the full spectrum of all possibly sounds…I hope I am coming full circle, back to the essential musical material, it music that is made just for hearing.