Contemporary Minimalist Avant Garde Music For 2020

This past week’s Twisted Groove was prompted by the out of balance, exhausting vibe connected with the chaotic mental climate. The music choices I play tonight seem to instill a calming of the mind in some sort of weird way.
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ARTIST TRACK ALBUM

I
Philip Glass : The Photographer Act II : The Photographer
John Adams : Common Tones In Simple Time [edit] : The Chairman Dances

II
Steve Reich : Four Organs : Four Organs (1970)
Morton Subotnick : The Wild Bull [edit] : The Wild Bull

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III
John Cage : Three Dances For Two Pianos : WNYC Radio Broadcast 1945
Philip Glass and Dan Deacon : Alight Spiral Snip [edit] : Glass Rework_
Steve Reich and Four Tet : Drumming : Reich Remixed

IV
Stomu Yamashta : Red Buddha [excerpt] : Red Buddha
Philip Glass and Cornelius – Opening From Fireworks Remix / Glass Reworks_
Philip Glass and Johann Johannsson : Protest Remix : Glass Rework_
Philip Glass and Tyondai Braxton : Rubic Remix : Glass Rework_

 

GlassWorks Part One

Beck Glass

This weeks Twisted Groove was spawned by the new Philip Glass Rework_ record. The record of reworkings was curated by Beck who was asked by Philip Glass to assemble interpreters of his music for the record. Beck collected a great roster of artist including Beck himself, Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha Du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick. The idea was for the new artist influenced by Glass to reinvent his music. Glass was quoted in the New York Times “I’m interested in what happens to music when other people use it. Whereas there are composers who don’t like anyone to touch their music, I think people should because they do things I can’t think of. I’m the opposite of being possessive about a piece.” Glass’s music is very influential in the world of electronic music and I believe for the most part this record works quit well.

“Basically, Glass did with live musicians what a lot of techno and electronic-music producers ended up doing with sequencers, samplers, and other mechanical ways of ordering sound.” Pitchfork Media…

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I

Rubric Remix – Tyondai Braxton / Phillip Glass Rework_

Act 1 Scene 1: Train (Edit) – Phillip Glass / Einstein On The Beach

The Taut and Tame – Tortoise / Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Wanda’s Whorehouse Inside Out Version – Amon Tobin / Phillip Glass Rework_

My Right Eye – Laurie Anderson / Homeland

II

Opening From Glassworks – Cornelius / Rework_

Glasspiece #1 (Rubric) – Phillip Glass / Dance Pieces

Telephasic Workshop – Boards of Canada / Music Has The Right To Children

Sign (Album Version) – Nobukazu Takemura / Hoshi No Koe

Asleep on a Train – Müm / Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today is OK

GlassWorks Part Two

Castillo Beck Glass

This weeks Twisted Groove was spawned by the new Philip Glass Rework_ record. The record of reworkings was curated by Beck who was asked by Philip Glass to assemble interpreters of his music for the record. Beck collected a great roster of artist including Beck himself, Tyondai Braxton, Amon Tobin, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Johann Johannsson, Nosaj Thing, Memory Tapes, Silver Alert, Pantha Du Prince, My Great Ghost and Peter Broderick. The idea was for the new artist influenced by Glass to reinvent his music. Glass was quoted in the New York Times “I’m interested in what happens to music when other people use it. Whereas there are composers who don’t like anyone to touch their music, I think people should because they do things I can’t think of. I’m the opposite of being possessive about a piece.” Glass’s music is very influential in the world of electronic music and I believe for the most part this record works quit well.

“Basically, Glass did with live musicians what a lot of techno and electronic-music producers ended up doing with sequencers, samplers, and other mechanical ways of ordering sound.” Pitchfork Media…

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III

Knee Play 2 – Phillip Glass / Einstein On The Beach

Protest Remix – Johann Johannsson / Phillip Glass Rework_

Schonerwissen – Oval /Systemisch

1988 – Robert Fripp / Let The Power Fall

Pulse V – Steve Reich and Musicians / Music for 18 Musicians Radio Edit

 

 

IV

ales, immer – Thomas Fehlmann / Gule Luft

Theogenese – Ricardo Villalobos / Alcachof

Little Fluffy Clouds (Demo Version)– The Orb / Impossible Oddities

V

Act 4 Scene 2 Bed – Phillip Glass / Einstein On The Beach

Minimalism Avant Garde Part 1

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I
Fast – Steve Reich / New York Counterpoint
Slow – Steve Reich / New York Counterpoint
Fast – Steve Reich / New York Counterpoint
A Rainbow In Curved Air – Terry Riely / A Rainbow In Curved Air

II
Bird Of Paradice – Terry Riley / Bird Of Paradise
Pulses – Steve Reich / Music For 18 Musicians
Section I – Steve Reich / Music For 18 Musicians
Section II – Steve Reich / Music For 18 Musicians
Section IIIA – Steve Reich / Music For 18 Musicians
Section IIIB Edit – Steve Reich / Music For 18 Musicians

Minimalism Avant Garde Part 2

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III
Fais Voile Vers le Soleil Edit – Karlheinz Stockhausen / Aus den sieben Tagen
#2 Movement Edit – Glenn Branca / Symphony No. 1 Tonal Plexus
A Eg Ad, Halda Afram? Edit – The Hafler Trio / A Eg Ad, Halda Afram?

IV
Sixfive – Andrew Duke / More Destructive Than Organized
Spirt They’ve Vanished – Animal Collective / Spirt They’ve Gone, Spirt They’ve Vanished
Diamorphoses – Iannis Xenakis / Electronic Music

V
The Wild Bull Part II Edit – Morton Subotnick / The Wild Bull