Art Music of the Day: Vereda Tropical as Done by Alondra de la Parra & Co.

Where’s the art music? In the orchestration. Therein lies the craft, the art. Orchestration is not something your neighborhood DJ or rock band is going to provide. This is another example of the fusing of pop and art music. De la Parra, conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York City, collaborates… Read More Art Music of the Day: Vereda Tropical as Done by Alondra de la Parra & Co.

Art Music of the Day: “12/12” by Kronos Quartet & Café Tacuba

The world-famous Kronos Quartet, a string quartet from San Francisco, joins Mexican pop group Café Tacuba for an experimental piece of art music. This is a fusion of pop and art music. The work contains random looped samples of music and sounds ranging from the drum and pipe of the voladores de Papantla, club music,… Read More Art Music of the Day: “12/12” by Kronos Quartet & Café Tacuba