i'd rather cause the world to end.
4. You’re trapped on an island. There is one electrical outlet connected to a boombox from 1992. When you were stranded here you only had time to save one cassette out of collection of singles. What is the one pop song you will listen to for the rest of your life?
hm. what's a cassette?
5. Who are 3 composers from the past -AND- 3 of your own generation whose music you respect, enjoy, inspires you, etc…
Past: peter ablinger, wolfgang mitterer, erik satie
Present: dan tramte, josiah wolf oberholtzer, stefan prins
I have to admit something. I hate pieces for solo instruments. Especially those for solo wind instruments. To me, they are incredibly boring, monochromatic, and while they require an immense amount of work on the part of the performer, they leave the audience with just a "meh" feeling.
quasi blue is an exception to the general hatred. It is one of the first solo instrument pieces I have heard in some time that I have truly enjoyed and would gladly listen to again. Now, Ryan has said that this piece has been revised some since this recording. But, taking this recording as our reference point, it is pretty fantastic. This piece is really a tape piece written for live instruments. Beat Furrer's music strikes me in the same way (which I love). The tongue flapping gestures were definitely my favorite. The middle section (the very quiet, inactive section) was a bold choice. But, the transition out of it didn't do it for me.
I loved the first 2/3rd of the piece and wasn't so jazzed about the ending (see what I did there?) But. that is exactly the part of the piece that Ryan said has been revised. I would be very interested in hearing this revised version.