Raffaele Gervasio – Muse notturne per soprano, corno, pianoforte (1965)


Raffaele Gervasio is an Italian composer born July 26, 1910 and died July 4, 1994. There are currently only Wikipedia page available in Italian and French (very short). Please translate the page into your language, if you can.

Kronos Quartet – G Song (Terry Riley)

Kronos Quartet performs Terry Riley’s “G Song,” from the 5-CD box set One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley and the album Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley, released by Nonesuch Records on June 16, 2015, in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday. Download the track now with pre-order:

CD+MP3: http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/krono…
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/KronosOneEarthiTunes

Kronos Quartet continues the celebration with the Terry Riley Festival, June 26–28 at the SFJAZZ Center. Tickets: http://www.sfjazz.org/events-calendar

Lejaren Hiller – Algorithms I, Version 1 (1968)


I. The Decay of lnformation
II. Icosahedron
Ill. The Incorporation of Constraints

The first movement of Algorithms I is stochastic music in which the melodic lines become progressively more dependent upon previous pitch and rhythm choices. The second movement is a complete serial composition in which all row permutations are used once each; also, rhythmic choices are least organized at its beginning and end and most organized in its center. In the third movement, controls of vertical sonorities, of melodic motion, of resolutions of dissonant chords, of rhythmic patterns and of cadential structures are progressively introduced.

All the music, both instrumental and electronic, was composed on an IBM-7094 computer. In addition, the sounds in the two tape channels were produced by digital-to-analog conversion on the Illiac II computer. Additional details concerning this composition are published in an article in “Music by Computers”, edited by H. von Foerster and J. W. Beauchamp, published by John Wiley and Sons. New York.

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William Basinski – Cascade (The Deluge) (2015)


Next month experimental composer William Basinski will release Cascade and The Deluge, a pair of albums inspired by his latest tape loop composition. Cascade examines the same gentle, piano loop over a single 40-minute track. The release also comes with a free download for the otherwise vinyl-only The Deluge, which finds the same composition run through several feedback filters live at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn before blooming into an full orchestral finale. [Source]