photo Kimberly M. Wang / eardog.com
Lately, I’ve been listening to spectral composers, Gérard Grisey being the most notable (no pun intended). Tristan Murail is another, and while I’m at it, Philippe Manoury is worth a try. And by all means, try Kaija Saariaho, whose music the opera and theater director Peter Sellars calls " an obsessive, immersive and magical weather system bringing ecstasy, cleansing, and renewal."
I have this music on all the time in my studio while I paint. Hopefully, when you look at my paintings you will hear some of this. Here are some of my current favorites:
Gérard Grisey, Les Espaces Acoustiques, 1976, and Vortex Temporum, 1994
Tristan Murail, Winter Fragments, 2006
Philippe Manoury, Fragments pour un portrait, 1998
Kaija Saariaho, Works for Orchestra, 2012