I need an online new tonalism and serialism fix.
November 19, 2008 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Where can I hear modern symphonic music online?

I'm very interested in modern (non-rock, non-jazz, made with strings, whatever you call it) music lately, but find it hard to come by.

I read Alex Ross's blog, and the songs he posts only arouse my appetite. I want to be able to listen to the music of Paul Moravec, Joan Tower, and Elliot Carter all day long. I frequently borrow music from my local libraries, but their selection of this music is appalling. I need another source.

Please recommend sites streaming or podcasting this music. Thank you MeFites!
posted by the matching mole to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Go to last.fm or pandora.com and enter the composers' names to create a customized radio station with music from those and similar composers.
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:11 AM on November 19, 2008

Radio Wandelweiser
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 9:21 AM on November 19, 2008

Seconding Wandelweiser. Give them more exposure so they will buy me more drinks when they visit New York.
posted by billtron at 11:23 AM on November 19, 2008

Also, create a Morton Feldman station on pandora.com
posted by billtron at 11:27 AM on November 19, 2008

I'm very partial to Art of the States.
posted by LinnTate at 12:06 PM on November 19, 2008

I haven't yet listened to this site, but I do see it mentioned a lot: Counterstream Radio.
posted by NemesisVex at 2:28 PM on November 19, 2008

This stuff is all from the 20th century, but try 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's some great stuff there, and all perfectly free and legal. I haven't checked it in awhile, but I'm delighted to see that they're still updating it!
posted by nosila at 6:55 PM on November 19, 2008

Listening to Counterstream Radio now, by the way. Really cool! Exclamation!
posted by nosila at 6:55 PM on November 19, 2008

Kyle Gann's Postclassic Radio.
posted by dfan at 7:11 AM on November 20, 2008

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