His wonderful violin concerto (2013) "Giorno velato presso il lago nero" is played with unfaltering dedication by Carolin Widmann accompanied by the Bavarian Radio SO conducted by Jonathan Nott.
I adore Murail. Did not think much of Guy's recent solo piano pieces, Revolutions, which included Debussy's Preludes. In fact, it was garbage…L'Oeil du Cyclone (2022), exciting piano concerto by major spectralist Tristan Murail (1948).
His favourite interpreter François-Frédéric Guy is accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France directed by Brad Lubman.
Sadly, Louis Andriessen passed away last year......I'd throw these 10 names into the hat of excellent living composers:
Michel Van der Aa
I think the piece by him I've enjoyed most is Ritual Melodies.Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) has been fascinated by Eastern religions and philosophies.
His interest for new sonic realms opened up by electronics and his masterful command of orchestral forces make him one of the most fascinating British contemporary composers.
The orchestral work "Body Mandala" (2006) alternates the fierce wildness of ancient Tibetan purification rituals with a tranquil state of chant.
Divisio Spiralis (I listened to the Kiros recording) is much more melodic and accessible compared with Lamb's earlier works, although I have heard only some of them. It is a beautiful work, sometime sounds almost like religious or spiritual music.The American microtonal composer Catherine Lamb (1982) teams us with one of the leading contemporary quartets, the Jack Quartet, to give us one of the outstanding SQs of the 21 st century, called Divisio Spiralis (2019). It requires stamina from the performers and the audience but is well worth the effort. The piece starts at 2.05.
Mortuos Plango... is definitely an electroacoustic masterpiece and it was an important piece to show the possibilities of computers doing interesting inharmonic sounds in the 80's. Bhakti was another piece of his in the 80's that was very important and it's a mixed work. For IRCAM it was an important showpiece at that point as well.In the category of electronic pieces i believe Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco is his masterpiece.