Ryan Carraher just finished a new work for solo tenor trombone entitled Alazia. "I figured I would share some thoughts and formal processes I had during the composition process."
Exercise Music is an album designed specifically for use while exercising (as the title states). It is a mix of progressive rock, electronic dance music, and minimalism.
This set of canons is remarkable and charming. The counterpoint in them is quite advanced for a young composer (see the program note about when the first movement was written). Yet, there is still an artistic purpose in each movement and note choice.
Firmly rooted in the American Mavericks tradition, this work fuses hymns with polytonality and misalignment, a la Charles Ives.
Reilly Spitzfaden's work Resonances is an interesting exploration of instrumental tone and gesture, a cat-and-mouse game of imitation.