Free online collection of avant-garde classical music?
March 5, 2009 8:19 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find an online avant-garde classical music site that posted full pieces you could listen to for free. The site let you browse by composer, genre and instruments. I think "america" may be in the URL, but I'm not sure. I do recall that it was almost entirely unusual repertoire 20th century stuff. Does this ring a bell?

This is driving me nuts, I used to spend lots of time at this site but can't remember or search properly so that I find it again. Thanks in advance.
posted by mediareport to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
This may not be the exact thing you're looking for, but what you've described reminds me of Kalvos & Damien's New Music Bazaar.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:29 PM on March 5, 2009

The only one I spied with the word America in the title was
posted by iconomy at 8:32 PM on March 5, 2009

Best answer: Art of the States?
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 8:40 PM on March 5, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks, but not it, iconomy. I'm pretty sure the site used white text on a black background. It was also definitely not associated with any one musical group, but collected a wide range of artists and styles you could listen to.
posted by mediareport at 8:42 PM on March 5, 2009

Response by poster: Bingo! Thanks, Beautiful Screaming Lady!

*frantically bookmarks*
posted by mediareport at 8:42 PM on March 5, 2009

was it the Naxos Website?
posted by tylerfulltilt at 8:55 PM on March 5, 2009

The wonderful UbuWeb might be what you're looking for. Also WFMU is a good place to look for other things like that.
posted by sleepytako at 9:48 PM on March 5, 2009

I'll add another source (the site I assumed you were remembering based on your description): the American Music Center's Online Library, where you can search using all kinds of parameters including a desire to see only listings that have recordings.
posted by kalapierson at 5:03 AM on March 6, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks for all the rest; Art of the States is definitely the one I was looking for.
posted by mediareport at 5:40 AM on March 6, 2009

Response by poster: Just have to thank BSL again for helping me get back to this site. This piece is just so fucking amazing, found by randomly clicking on composers' names. What a great site.
posted by mediareport at 4:18 PM on March 6, 2009

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