Evensong is Burhans' defining statement of his complex connection to the church -- an "emo-classical" epic where sacred meets secular in a pure, dynamic expression of musical influences that range from classical to ambient to post-rock.
"Mescalin Mix" was inspired in part by John Cage's "Fontana Mix," Riley's own experiments with mescaline, and his work with Richard Maxfield. It was created over two years (1960-1962), using tape loops that would extend out Riley's window into the yard to a wine bottle spindle. This very piece, which is the single strangest piece of "music" he ever created, was used by choreographer Ann Halprin's legendary work "The Three-Legged Stool," and was added onto later by collaborations from many other composers and artists including Morton Subotnick.
Harpsichord Concerto. Christopher D. Lewis - Glass/Rutter/Francaix: Harpsichord Concertos. This only has 33 plays in a month on rdio. Philip Glass meets the 18th century should merit more interest than that. #favorite
for jim, ben and lou. ZWERM - Larry Polansky: The World's Longest Melody