Articles by Trevor Hunter
For multifaceted composer/musician Guillermo Scott Herren, no matter how far or in what direction he stretches, it’s always about cutting-edge sound. And from the role of Prefuse 73 to the state of the record industry, he has plenty to say. Read the interview…
Whether you’re a believer in fate or not, you kind of have to think Kirsten Broberg was meant to be a composer.
Despite having been on the scene for several years, Darcy James Argue hasn’t released anything commercially until now; but it was worth the wait.
The celebrations of Carter’s centenary are continuing strong into his 101st year as the Pacifica Quartet completes its cycle of Carter’s landmark contributions to the genre.
There’s a certain set of commonalities to abstract yet evocative music that encourages listeners to identify in a deeply emotional and visceral way, and Grouper’s music has these qualities in spades.
I acknowledge this list to be not only arbitrary, but incomplete; while the roughly 150 new CDs that I heard this year are probably more than the average listener sampled, they clearly represent only a tiny fraction of what’s actually out there.
The music of Keeril Makan contains multitudes: pulsating rhythmic gestures, noise and abstraction, beauteous slow-moving harmonies, and long-breathed modal melodies.
Robert Dick is a “musician who happens to play the flute,” with full complementary skills in composition and improvisation.
The reason that I volunteered for A Crimson Grail was simple: I wanted to participate in something that I had never experienced before, and could experience in no other way.
The intense physicality that causes Peter Evans to produce such formidable spittle is backed up by his prodigious technique.