View Poll Results: Vote For Every Composer Whose Music You Have Heard

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  • Áskell Másson

    1 1.89%
  • Edwin Roxburgh

    3 5.66%
  • Gerald Eckert

    0 0%
  • Kent Olofsson

    0 0%
  • Knut Vaage

    0 0%
  • Lucia Ronchetti

    1 1.89%
  • Mamoru Fujieda

    3 5.66%
  • Ole Schmidt

    7 13.21%
  • Paavo Heininen

    2 3.77%
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    41 77.36%
  • Philippe Hersant

    3 5.66%
  • Philippe Hurel

    4 7.55%
  • René Clemencic

    1 1.89%
  • Tristan Murail

    29 54.72%
  • I Have Not Heard Music By Any Of These Composers

    7 13.21%
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Thread: Contemporary Composers Poll #11

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    Default Contemporary Composers Poll #11

    Gotta keep 'em coming! Playing catch-up here...

    Please Vote For Every Composer Whose Music You Have Heard.

    Previous Polls: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

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    Just once I'd like to vote on one of these where my selections aren't already leaping far ahead in the lead. Why? I have no idea. I must want to be esoteric.

    Anyway I picked Peter Maxwell Davies (Symphony No. 3 in my collection) and Tristan Murail (Gondwana heard during the post-1950s voting thread not long ago).
    Last edited by Weston; Feb-21-2016 at 05:27.

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    Have Not Heard Music By Any Of These Composers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Just once I'd like to vote on one of these where my selections aren't already leaping far ahead in the lead. Why? I have no idea. I must want to be esoteric.

    Anyway I picked Peter Maxwell Davies (Symphony No. 3 in my collection) and Tristan Murail (Gondwana heard during the post-1950s voting thread not long ago).
    I just started fiddling with results in Excel tonight. Input the first 7 polls so far while mapping out some trends in both tabular and graphical forms. If it makes you feel any better, the odds aren't great for anyone

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    I love Fujieda's just intonation Plantron pieces. They sound like Renaissance music despite of his strange composing method. The piano album (ET) by Sarah Cahill is also very good.

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    Ole Schmidt
    Peter Maxwell Davies
    Philippe Hersant
    Tristan Murail

    I only know Rene Clemencic as a scholar of and arranger of early music.

    Voting for Heininen was a mistake.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Feb-21-2016 at 06:37.

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    I've listened to Murail, and I'm pretty sure I've listened to some Peter Maxwell Davies. I enjoy your enthusiasm for contemporary composers, you've introduced me to some excellent music.

    That said by the sheer amount of composers that show up in these polls, I can't help but feel if you are actually listening to music from all of them it must be difficult to get beyond a superficial knowledge of any of the music. It seems like simply too much for one person to really know well.

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    I voted Peter Maxwell Davies and I expect PMD to lead the statistical results of this poll by a considerable margin.

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    Lucia Ronchetti, Peter Maxwell Davies, Hurel and Murail.

    By Hurel I've heard Ecart en temps, a short piece for 6 percussions

    By Ronchetti I've heard Xylocopa Violacea. An evocative work for viola and live electronics, somehow reminding Sciarrino's style

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    Only the famous and popular Murail and Maxwell Davies for me in today's poll! I know that Maxwell Davies 'Naxos' quartets have been coolly received in some quarters but I've rather enjoyed them.

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    A tortoise like me is never going to hear many of these I fear.

    Just Murail, creator of some of the most fabulous music to these old ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdc View Post
    I've listened to Murail, and I'm pretty sure I've listened to some Peter Maxwell Davies. I enjoy your enthusiasm for contemporary composers, you've introduced me to some excellent music.

    That said by the sheer amount of composers that show up in these polls, I can't help but feel if you are actually listening to music from all of them it must be difficult to get beyond a superficial knowledge of any of the music. It seems like simply too much for one person to really know well.
    Certainly my knowledge of some (EDIT: probably a fair majority) of them is currently superficial. But I still probably only spend a minority of my time on music entirely new to my ears, and I'm always willing to dig deeper with any composer that strikes me in the moment. Most recent example would probably be Dmitri Kourliandski. As with other composers on these polls, I only had one disc from the guy, but one day it struck me, and I went digging around and found the Russian label that offers the majority of his recordings. And now... I should hope that Kourliandski is crossing over from the superficial to the intimate. One at a time, tdc. One at a time

    With regards to this poll, as an example, I have albums by all 14 composers and have listened to them. Were the poll less about exposure and more about repeated listenings and familiarity such, I would vote for 7 or 8 composers (Eckert, Ronchetti, Fujieda, Heininen, Maxwell Davies, Hurel, Murail, and maybe Roxburgh with hesitation). So I certainly do not claim to be any sort of expert, but as with anyone with a genuine passion, I wouldn't say no to becoming one!
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    I've begun to use these lists to preview works on Spotify to add to my want list, starting with Áskell Másson. Certainly contemporary sounding, but not too far out. I see I have my work cut out for me.

    The alphabetized list of composers on Wikipedia is a bit hit and miss for exploring the unknown.

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    I'm going to add to my list some composers that aren't on my iPod. As it is, there's a small cross-section of worthwhile composers that I don't have on my tiny 160 GB iPod classic because of space limitations; I deem them worthy for what they are, but the style is typically not my favorite. I speak mostly of post-minimalism. I've kept Adams and Reich and a couple others on my iPod all this time, but I figure some people might gripe, for fair reasons, if David Lang, William Duckworth, and Julia Wolfe don't make appearances because of the parameters of my polling process. I use this parameter because it would look like mere name-dropping if I polled with composers without the most readily available recordings!

    Edit: Aaaand Duckworth is dead.
    Last edited by nathanb; Feb-22-2016 at 01:45.

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    I love the post-minimalists but I promise I'll never gripe about what's in or not in your polls!

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