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    I like this idea and would welcome the opportunity to listen to and learn about modern music. I am someone who is ignorant on this subject so have much to discover, but can't guarantee I will offer any great insights!
    My suggestion is to accept nominations for composers who are alive. Makes it easy to decide if they meet the eligibility criteria.
    If I may be bold can I suggest Philip Glass

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    Kamran Ince the turkish composer born 1960

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    So maybe we say the nominated composers generally should have been active in the 21st century. If someone really wants to discuss someone a bit earlier (e.g. Takemitsu), we could possibly include that composer as well. I will nominate Hans Abrahamsen. So far the list is:

    schigolch: Salvatore Sciarrino
    Tulse: Sofia Gubaidulina
    Balthazar: Frederic Rzewski
    Art Rock: Kalevi Aho
    Haydn man: Philip Glass
    Melvin: Kamran Ince
    mmsbls: Hans Abrahamsen

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    I'd like to second the Abrahamsen nomination.
    I've been very impressed with what I've heard so far and I've been meaning to explore his work in a more systematic way.

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    This will be fun. A crash course to quickly survey many composers.
    Some composers could warrent more than two weeks; Gubaidulina will have a vast amount of compositions to explore, and Abrahmsen has been seconded.

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    It's hard to know what this will encompass. It may end up with just the 'big names'. I'm not wholly critical of that, since it relies upon availability of music and information to discuss. Also I wouldn't like to just be stuck with a load of minimalism.

    I'd like to remark that Frederic Rzewski's works are available at IMSLP, he seems to have given permission for them to be used. I have been through the score for his 'Scratch Symphony' about 6 months back. I found it mostly a bit affected..no bar lines, okay we're all plainchant and Satie now...
    His most known work is 20th century music though.

    Anyway, I'd nominate Chiayu Hsu. I have a recording of her Reverie and Pursuit for Tuba and Piano and recently saw/heard this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuYwcRhsJk4 (though not this particular performance).

    Interesting to discuss a female/non-western composer of Classical art music.

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    Maybe active since 1990 would be a good cut-off, as so many great contemporary composers died in the last decade of the 20th century (Takemitsu, Schnittke, Lutoslawski, Grisey, Messiaen, Cage, et al.), but are definitely still influential and being played (and they have fully-formed oeuvres to pore into)
    Last edited by PeterFromLA; Dec-21-2017 at 07:01.

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    So, just to clarify...

    We are picking composers through a nomination process?
    Is there voting as well?

    Will there be a schedule set for when each composer will be discussed?

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    I think maybe we'll get nominations from whomever wishes to suggest a composer. Once we have a list perhaps we could have people second (or third) composers they would enjoy discussing. We could then select 2 or 3 that have the most seconds to start us off. After that we can figure out how to schedule the next composers. I think we'll schedule the first and show the order of the first say 3, but the time limit isn't clear. We will spend at least 2 weeks per composer, but we could decide to extend some composers for another week if there's enough interest.

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    Can we bypass the voting / nomination process and just get started?

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    May I join in, although my input may be limited I am keen to listen and learn. This type of thread offers an opportuinty to broaden my horizons which I am always happy to do.

    If you will accept a nomination from me I will remain parochial and suggest James MacMillan - he may not be the most radical but hopefully he meets the criteria as I understand them.
    Last edited by Malx; Dec-21-2017 at 11:59.

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    1 nomination per person? Or more than 1?

    I'd nominate Thomas Ades, and others

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    Whatever a voting process would entail, I'm sure no one else would vote for a composer they've never heard of. Since the purpose of this thread would be to give curious listeners a survey of the many many interesting composers working today, I only hope my nomination will receive his two weeks.
    And in future rounds I plan on nominating other lesser known young composers which I think the thread would enjoy, but I don't expect they would often receive any secondary votes, not because they're bad just because they're unknown.

    And yes lets get going soon!

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    There seems a bit of pressure to start right away so here's the nomination list as of now:

    schigolch: Salvatore Sciarrino
    Tulse: Sofia Gubaidulina
    Balthazar: Frederic Rzewski
    Art Rock: Kalevi Aho
    Haydn man: Philip Glass
    Melvin: Kamran Ince
    mmsbls: Hans Abrahamsen
    eugeneonagain: Chiayu Hsu
    Malx: James MacMillan
    20centrfuge: Thomas Ades

    The only reason for seconding nominations was to determine which composers we'd start with. Since people are anxious to start we can skip that process which means I'll just have to select composers. The ones mentioned more than once were Hans Abrahamsen and Sofia Gubaidulina. Why don't we then start with those two (first Gubaidulina then Abrahamsen). I'll start the new thread soon.

    We'll use this thread for any further discussions of the project and later to nominate more composers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    May I join in, although my input may be limited I am keen to listen and learn. This type of thread offers an opportuinty to broaden my horizons which I am always happy to do.
    Of course, the project is open to everyone.

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