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Post-minimalism according to Michael Byron. In this theme-broadcast we pay attention to the little heard oeuvre of the 62-year-old American composer Michael Byron.

Post-minimalism is a many-branched movement within American music beginning in the 80s.
For decades, the American composer Michael Byron has his own niche. Music with a refined poetic quality, somewhere between dreamy ambient, captivating mathematical constructions, and lyrical minimal music.
A composer who feels at home within the experimental musical tradition of both the east and the west coast. Byron learned the trade from musical pioneer James Tenney, but also worked closely together with icons such as Rhys Chatham, David Rosenboom, and Richard Teitelbaum.
In this theme-broadcast we pay attention to the little heard oeuvre of the 62-year-old Michael Byron.
 
Michael Byron:
1. ‘As She Sleeps’ (2000) for piano, on Michael Byron: Awakening at the inn of the birds.
Sarah Cahill, piano.
Cold Blue CB0012 CD
2. ‘Tidal’ (1981) for ensemble, on Michael Byron: Awakening at the inn of the birds.
Sarah Cahill, piano, Joseph Kubera, piano, Kathleen Supové, synthesizer, Flux Quartet + Gregg August, double bass.
Cold Blue CB0012 CD
3. ‘Entrances’ (1974/1982) for pianos, on Michael Byron: Music of nights without moon or pearl.
David Rosenboom, pianos.
Cold Blue CB0002 CD
4. ‘Invisible Seeds For James Tenney’ for ensemble (1997/1998), on Michael Byron: Music of nights without moon or pearl.
Calarts New Century Players conducted by David Rosenboom.
Cold Blue CB0002 CD
5. ‘Awakening at the inn of the birds’(2001) for string quartet, on Michael Byron: Awakening at the inn of the birds.
Flux Quartet (string quartet).
Cold Blue CB0012 CD
6. ‘Music of nights without moon or pearl’ (1998) for chamber ensemble, on Michael Byron: Music of nights without moon or pearl.
Calarts New Century Players conducted by David Rosenboom.
Cold Blue CB0002 CD
7. ‘Book of Horizons’ in five parts (2009) for piano, on Book of Horizons.
Joseph Kubera, piano.
New World Records 80745-2 CD

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