MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index
 FAQ & Terms of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   Wiggler RadioMW Radio   Muff Wiggler TwitterTwitter   Support the site @ PatreonPatreon 
 SearchSearch   RegisterSign up   Log inLog in 
WIGGLING 'LITE' IN GUEST MODE

Orchestral drone
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Artist Discussion Goto page 1, 2  Next [all]
Author Orchestral drone
subbasshead
Just discovered composer John Luther Adams - would love any other reccomendations for other
composers of 'orchestral drone' (for want of a better descriptive term) - not synth related, sorry

Annwn
Difficult to beat a classic. Not entirely droney of course but still enough to hopefully wet the orchestral drone whistle.

nostalghia
STARS OF THE LID !!!! (unless you meant "no synths, processed guitars, etc allowed", and wanted only compositions for real orchestral instruments...although on some tracks SOTL have those in there as well).

Kranky Label-Artists-Stars of the Lid



pulpum
maybe you can try some Ligeti's works like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iVYu5lyX5M

read on his way of composing..!
NU
More austere and less tonal than the Adams, but..





GuyaGuy
GuyaGuy
Might want to also check out Harold Budd and Morton Feldman. Less classical in the traditional than those but William Basinski too.
subbasshead
Thanks everyone! I knew some of these, but appreciate the reccomendations
Scories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HilGthRhwP8
subbasshead
thanks, Pendereckis Threnody for Hiroshima is very well known...
NU
Neither orchestral nor composed, but this is both acoustic and drone, and I'm just looking for any excuse to post it:

Annwn
The sound of 100 people falling down a bottomless pit?

It made me think a drone orchestra of shruti boxes would be quite fun.
steamroom
Georg Friedrich Haas (esp. Hyperion)
Salvatore Sciarrino (esp. Sui Poemi Concentrici)
Ingram Marshall
someone mentioned Feldman, go straight to For Samuel Beckett
large orchestra works by giacinto Scelsi and Phill Niblock
subbasshead
thanks @steamroom
solaris
check maybe Giacinto Scelsi and Iancu Dumitrescu.
commodorejohn
Angelo Badalamenti uses this kind of thing at a few points in the Twin Peaks soundtrack, although I believe he also messes around with half-speed playback on it.
strangeonlooker
Check out some pieces by Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question and Central Park in the Dark.

Also Gloria Coates - can't go wrong with Symphony No. 14!

They're not really drone but I think they're in the same ballpark as what you're after.
subbasshead
thanks @solaris and @strangeonlooker

& thanks @commodorejohn i'm very familiar w Badalamentis oeuvre, Twin Peaks & elsewhere...
I will repost these two vids, I loved these moments in the Lynch doco so much I ripped them & uploaded them...
They seem to have avoided youtubes algorithm...

I love the look on Badalamentis face when David Lynch starts explaining some of their recording techniques etc....




aonghus
A couple of people mentioned Scelsi. Quatro Pezzi is good.

Zealot Vague
Came here to post Scelsi... some other stuff:

Friedrich Cerha - Spiegel
Morton Feldman - much of his orchestral music (eg. Coptic Light, String Quartet & Orchestra)
Gérard Grisey - Les espaces acoustiques
John Cage - late number pieces (my faves are Four4 for percussion and One8 for cello)
Hugues Dufourt - various things
Luigi Nono - Prometeo
adam_mcc
A Way After Remains or Reflections
Klangforum Wien
2017 ORF

http://admccartney.mur.at/sounds/KlangforumWien/awarr.mp3

Falling, Low Red Brick Wall
Ensemble Neue Musik
2013 Dom & Tino

https://youtu.be/nEqNmS8Pdvg
drcz
Eliane Radigue / OCCAM OCEAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP4N4S8ehdw -- how come it wasn't mentioned yet?!
GrantB
Sara Davachi is better known around here for synth drone, but has some work with instruments typical of the orchestra.

heliotrope:

https://sarahdavachi.bandcamp.com/album/barons-court
strangeonlooker
^^ Excellent recommendation, GrantB! Her most recent LP, All My Circles Run, is wholly made up of acoustic instruments. 'For Voices' in particular is immensely beautiful.
Aaronautical001
Magnificent thread, having a great time looking though these - thanks to the op for starting this.

Some of Johan Johannsons work seems to fit the bill. In particular my personal favourite:

[url=http:/youtube.com/watch?v=cuLLJ4Q0HJo]Virðulegu forsetar[/url]
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Artist Discussion Goto page 1, 2  Next [all]
Page 1 of 2
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group