William Brittelle

MP3 Premiere: William Brittelle & ACME’s “Future Shock for String Quartet, Mvmt. 2”

William Brittelle & ACME: Loving the Chambered Nautilus William Brittelle & ACME: Loving the Chambered Nautilus (New Amsterdam, 6/26/12)

“Future Shock for String Quartet, Mvmt. 2”

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In the summer of 2010, Brooklyn-based composer/performer William Brittelle released Television Landscape, an art-rock epic that combined rock, pop, and classical in infectious song structures. Next month, Brittelle makes his return with Loving the Chambered Nautilus, composed for (and likewise performed by) the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), a talented collection of chamber players. On Nautilus, Brittelle focuses more on progressive arrangements, creating a highly psychological, imaginative experience of true musical sustenance.

Dan Deacon & So Percussion

Concert Photos: So Percussion & Dan Deacon @ Ecstatic Music Festival (NYC)

Electro solo act Dan Deacon recently reunited with his former Bromst tour-mate, experimental chamber quartet So Percussion, for a performance during the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Presented in association with New Amsterdam Records, the 15-concert, 150-band festival gathers performers, composers, and songwriters like Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett, and William Brittelle for two months of music and discussion.

Brooklyn-based photographer Eric Ryan Anderson attended the show and captured images of all of the bottle banging and knob twiddling that goes into some of the most progressive sounds around.

Dan Deacon & So Percussion

100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Among the thousands of under-appreciated or under-publicized albums that were released in 2010, hundreds became our favorites and were presented in ALARM and on AlarmPress.com. Of those, we pared down to 100 outstanding releases, leaving no genre unexplored in our list of this year’s overlooked gems.