VA Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage (2015)

VA - Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage (2015)  Music

Posted by tomashass at July 19, 2016
VA - Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage (2015)

VA - Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:10:20 | 161 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

The album 'Rothko Chapel' addresses a network of musical relationships and inspirations, taking as its main focus Morton Feldman's work named for the Houston, Texas multi-faith chapel built to house Mark Rothko's site-specific paintings.
Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage - Rothko Chapel (2015) {ECM New Series 2378}

Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage - Rothko Chapel (2015) {ECM New Series 2378}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2378
Classical / Avant-Garde / Chamber Music

This is a marvelous release, equally perfect in conception, execution, and engineering. The program locates the intellectual origins of the American avant-garde composers Morton Feldman and John Cage not in postwar European developments, but in the music of Erik Satie, who with each decade seems a more pioneering figure. Feldman and Cage here seem not modernists, but postmodernists. Front and center at the beginning is Feldman's masterpiece Rothko Chapel (1967), a chamber-ensemble-and-chorus evocation of the Houston, Texas, chapel adorned with paintings by, and partly designed by, the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko.
Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2149 | Time: 00:44:53

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely with composers such as George Crumb, Hans Werner Henze, György Kurtág and Iannis Xenakis. His relationship with John Cage soon developed into what he in his liner notes to the disc calls ‘a love affair’. The composer Sylvano Bussotti has remarked that ‘since the passing of Cathy Berberian, Nicholas Isherwood is the singer who best understands the spirit of the music of John Cage’. On ARIA, Isherwood presents most of Cage’s music for solo voice that is not included in the composer’s Song Books, and most pieces are here recorded for the first time by a male singer. The programme covers 43 years, from A Chant with Claps from the early 1940s to Ryoanji and Sonnekus2 of the 1980s, and includes the celebrated Aria, here performed with a new multi-channel tape realization of Cage’s Fontana Mix, by the Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri.

VA - A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 30, 2017
VA - A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute (1993) (Repost)

VA - A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:46 | 580 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental | Label: Koch International Classics | Catalog: 3-7238-2 Y6x2

This collection features works by various luminaries in the international avant-garde performing works by or in memoriam of the iconoclastic composer John Cage. Performances range from David Tudor's electronic explorations to Patrick Moraz's performance of Cage's "Dances for Prepared Piano." The irony will not be lost on fans of Cage's work that a recorded tribute album for a composer who disliked the recorded medium is at best a strange tribute.
California E.A.R. Unit - Morton Feldman: For Christian Wolff (2008) 3CD

California E.A.R. Unit - Morton Feldman: For Christian Wolff (2008)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 177:15 min | 406 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Bridge Records

The temporal scale of many of Morton Feldman's late works can be vast, though the performing forces and musical events within them are quite small and intimate, as in For Christian Wolff, a piece of nearly three hours' duration for flute, piano, and celesta. Along with the other expansive works of Feldman's great burst of creativity before his death in 1987…
Pascal Roge - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009) [Re-Up]

Pascal Rogé - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Triton/Octavia Records Inc. | # OVCT-00052 | 01:14:49

Japanese label Triton has released a Pascal Rogé album with a rather remarkable program; Crystal Dream features the eminent French pianist in a program that interweaves short piano pieces by Erik Satie with others written by contemporary Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, mostly pieces drawn from his Pleiades Dances. Both composers employ relatively simple melodic concepts harmonized with elegant, though elemental, kinds of accompaniments, so perhaps the combination makes sense. On the other hand, Satie never lived into the age of rock-based pop music, his engagement with the popular consisting mainly of French music hall tunes, and later in life, a sort of half-understood perception of ragtime rhythm. Yoshimatsu, however, would not be Yoshimatsu if it weren't for his strong connection to pop, though admittedly in Satie's case the pop group Blood, Sweat & Tears' adaptation of his Gymnopédie No. 1 once earned Satie a Grammy-winning single. Either way, one might wonder "how does this combination-slash-conversation work?"

The Graph Music of Morton Feldman  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 27, 2016
The Graph Music of Morton Feldman

The Graph Music of Morton Feldman
by David Cline
English | 2016 | ISBN: 110710923X | 405 Pages | True PDF | 16.6 MB

Morton Feldman is widely regarded as one of America's greatest composers.
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 3 (2009, MDG "Scene" # 613 1523-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 3
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 109 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1523-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…Thanks to the unprocessed and fully natural audio signal, all of the nuances of Schleiermacher's touch are captured, yet there is also a slight background sound that apparently comes from the performance space, not from any defect in the all-digital recording. Listeners may find that this is only a mild distraction and easy to get past once the music takes hold. This important series is recommended for all Feldman aficionados and anyone interested in the sublime expressions of his late period.
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 2 (2009, MDG "Scene" # 613 1522-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 2
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 120 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1522-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…If you're unfamiliar with Feldman's nuanced, nondevelopmental music, this may not be the easiest point of entry, but . . . well, there probably isn't an easy point of entry after all, so why not just dive in?
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1 (2008, MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 166 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…It's intriguing to imagine how a very slow performance would come off, but Schleiermacher's is a fully persuasive version of a piece that could have a number of very different but valid interpretations. MGD's natural, unprocessed sound is, as is typical for the label, immaculate and vivid.