yMusic - Music in Circles (excerpt), composed by Andrew Norman
Source: SoundCloud / newamrecords
Preorder Balance Problems, the new album by yMusic, due out Sept. 30, 2014, on New Amsterdam Records. The album features compositions by Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Norman, Mark Dancigers, Jeremy Turner, Marcos Balter, and Timo Andres. Produced by Son Lux. Package design by DM Stith.
On May 17, VisionIntoArt's Ferus Festival presented new works by composer and VIA co-founder Paola Prestini, composer John King, cellist Jeffrey Ziegler and recent Rome Prize-recipient Andy Akiho at The Stone. The composers were joined by vocalist Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach), Mivos Quartet and percussionist Ian Rosenbaum for an evening of music that bridged composition, improvisation and electronics.
Art In Motion: NYC Ballet’s 2014-2015 Season
This video and Sufjan Stevens’ score to Justin Peck’s ballet Everywhere We Go is hauntingly beautiful. Bravo to the NYC Ballet for such a great promo video on this upcoming season.
"But the biggest distinguishing mark of the indie-classical scene is its lack of distinguishing marks. This is music that does not have to argue for its very right to exist, which means it's free to drift into dreamy cul-de-sacs, to explore drift and texture, to smear the borders of form."
-Jayson Greene (Pitchfork)
Indie-classical, new music, alt-classical, DIY indie--call it what you will.
yMusic, Clogs, Steve Reich, Son Lux, Nico Muhly, Sarah Kirkland Snider, My Brightest Diamond, David Lang, Philip Glass, Owen Pallett, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Jonny Greenwood, Judd Greenstein, Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, Sufjan Stevens, and many more.
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