Friday, April 18, 2008

Second Viennese School

The Second Viennese School consisted mainly of three composers: Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, and Anton Webern. Schoenberg formally broke down tonality in the Western music and it hasn't been the same since. Thus there are people who find the works of these composers inaccessible (some even call it "not real music"). We think it's great. While tonal music is ultimately predictable, atonal music is always fresh and full of surprises. Here we played some tonal and atonal pieces by these great three.

1. "5 orchestral pieces" - Arnold Schoenberg
2. "Sonata, Op. 1" - Alban Berg
3. "Slow Movement for String Quartet" - Anton Webern
4. "5 Movements for String Quartet" - Anton Webern
5. "Suite for Piano, Op. 25" - Arnold Schoenberg
6. "Piano Quintet" - Anton Webern
7. "5 Lieder on poems, Op. 4" - Anton Webern
8. "5 Movements, Op. 5" - Anton Webern
9. "5 Pieces for Orchestra" - Anton Webern

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Japanoise: whatever extreme ridiculous noise music you heard, Japan out does it. Too bad most of these guys are not appreciated in their own country as much.
1. "This Is" - Fushitsusha
2. "Go To the Other Side" - C.C.C.C.
3. "Area 877" - Melt Banana
4. "Those Unmanageable Multiple Personalities We Have Been Made To Possess, We Try To Brainwash Ourselves That Their Uses Are Many B" - Knead
5. "Super You" - Boredoms
6. Several Tracks - The Gerogerigegege
7. "Just Abandoned My-Self" - Boris with Merzbow
8. "I Did Are" - Afrirampo
9. "Op. 1 (For 9 Strings): II" - Ryoji Ikeda
10."The Last Recording Album" - Hijokaidan
11."Toi Hibiki" - Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble