Download(s) of the Week: The Avant Garde Project

Jean Dubuffet Expériences Musicales

Thanks to reader and frequent commenter 'deckeda' for turning us on to The Avant Garde Project:

The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today.
There are lots of great (great) recordings available for free! and most appear to be at least CD-quality FLAC files. Here are a few I'd recommend (and these were the first three I downloaded):

Jean Dubuffet Expériences Musicales

Dubuffet sought to create music as, "a man who ignores everything about western music and invents a music for himself without any reference, without any discipline, without anything that would prevent him to express himself freely and for his own good pleasure."

Luciano Berio, Sinfonia

Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

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I'm listening to the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms through my DragonFly and Sennheiser HD650s as I type this -- nice. I hope the project doesn't get any flack over copyright violations.


Vade Forrester