Thursday, September 06, 2007

Avant Garde Project

In the great tradition of UBUWEB comes another website devoted to lost/forgotten/little seen and heard media: Avant Garde Project. At AGP, you can hear for free some intriguing pieces of modern classical music that are scarcely available otherwise. One drawback is that they use the FLAC format for their sound files instead of MP3's and you'll need bit torrent software to access that too (though they provide info and links about that). Your Windows media player should be able to handle FLAC files but it makes for much bigger files and download times. The plus side is that using this format means that you get exceptional audio quality (as opposed to 99% of the MP3 files that are out there). So if you have a jones for Morton Subotnick, Mauricio Kagel, John Cage, Harry Partch, Luciano Berio, Pauline Oliveros and many others, this website is the place to go.


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