Monday, June 27, 2016
Ensemble Signal’s new recording of "Double Sextet" is a delightfully manic whirl, so on point as to always seem microns away from spinning out of control. Listen all this week.
Monday, June 20, 2016
All together, David Lang's 'the national anthems' has the feeling of clutching hands. Whether you believe in patriotism or not, it reminds us that everyone holds onto something.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Music eats literature and literature dines on music, and Mivos Quartet’s "Garden of Diverging Paths" is an album of beautiful cannibalism. Stream the full album all this week.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Everyone can breathe now: Ashley Bathgate has finally released her first full-length solo album, with 'Stories for Ocean Shells' and the music of Kate Moore.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The New York Philharmonic’s latest release, conducted by Alan Gilbert, celebrates Rouse’s term (2012–15) as composer-in-residence and features muscular scores produced during that time.
Monday, May 23, 2016
'The Colorado,' a documentary film directed by Murat Eyuboglu, is a cautionary tale about Colorado River, but its score radiates optimism. Stream it in full all this week.
Monday, May 16, 2016
"Transitions" — the debut album by cellist Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider, International Contemporary Ensemble) — makes a strong case for the interdependence of cello and electronics.
Monday, May 09, 2016
On their new album, "Modernists," the 23 members of Alarm Will Sound perform playfully, inviting people on all sides of the modernism debate to lighten up and listen.
Monday, April 25, 2016
New York–based Brazilian composer Marcos Balter and the San Francisco–based rock band Deerhoof each represent the aesthetic triumph of the 21st-century vogue for crossing genres.
Monday, April 18, 2016
On 'Hand Eye,' the Grammy-winning eighth blackbird asked the composers of Sleeping Giant to compose music inspired by visual art, from robotic installations to figurative painting.
Monday, April 11, 2016
In celebration of Record Store Day 2016, Nonesuch has released Clint Mansell's indelible soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky's 'Requiem for a Dream' on deliciously chunky 180g vinyl.
Monday, April 04, 2016
The violin duo and sisters Angela and Jennifer Chun have taken a leap into the contemporary era with their latest charming disc, exploring the music of Nico Muhly and Philip Glass.
Monday, March 28, 2016
On its heady new release, "The Panufnik Legacies II," the London Symphony Orchestra offers music by 18 young British composers (and one elder statesman). Listen this week only.
Monday, March 21, 2016
NOW Ensemble pianist Michael Mizrahi has followed his solo debut with a deliciously listenable track-by-track ode to the piano.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The nectarous new release "Crossing Over," from Atlanta and Boston-based a cappella vocal ensemble Skylark, lives at the intersection of existence and the void. Stream it all this week.
Monday, March 07, 2016
New recordings of Paul Moravec's recently-revised Violin Concerto and Shakuhachi Quintet illustrate the composer's gift for intense lyricism.
Friday, February 26, 2016
On "Drumkit Quartets," Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche created a travel diary which doubles as a set of drum etudes, inspired and sonically colored by European and American cities.
Monday, February 22, 2016
On the International Contemporary Ensemble's new album, Nathan Davis, Phyllis Chen and their ICE colleagues manage to be as satisfying to the intellect as they are exciting to the ear.
Monday, February 15, 2016
What all the pieces in Lisa Moore's latest album have in common is the use of simple, even elemental materials to gesture at something awe-inspiringly vast. Listen all week.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Third Coast Percussion’s ability to gently manipulate time, as heard on their new Steve Reich album, translates to a listening experience that is both buoyant and penetrating.