Music from "21st Century Music"

Armour Square Vespers & Ill Tempered Lancaran

Composed by: Nathaniel Braddock (b.1971)

Composed in 2004, these two pieces reference directly and indirectly, traditional Indonesian music. The prelude, "Armour Square Vespers," is wash of microtonal chords drawn from the Javan... listen »

Circle Limit III

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Premiering November 18, 2017. "Circlie Limit III" was commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8. It is a 45 minute holarchical piece of spatialized music that can be interacted with... read more »

Falling and Rising

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8 in 2012. www.spinalfrog.com read more »

G-String Fetish

Composed by: Peter Yates (b.1953)

It's all in the title. Peter Yates' "G-string Fetish" (2003) is a spasmodic frenzy of notes that slowly unravels onto the guitar's open G-string. The piece employs aleato... listen »

Imagined Overtures

Composed by: Frank J. Oteri (b.1964)

We add a drummer to perform Frank J. Oteri's 2005 microtonal rock suite. The original is for two guitars, bass, and drums. With the added power of the octet, we are able to bring a new heavines... listen »

Immutable Distance

Composed by: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8.   “Immutable Distance” (2013) is the third in a group of related pieces for ensembles of like instruments. The first of these pieces... read more »

Neuron Speak

Composed by: Derrick Spiva Jr.

Comissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8. Neuron Speak (2012) is a musical representation of the communication between neurons on the individual neuron level, on the body/mind level, and on... read more »

Picture Perfect Life

Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)

Written for and premiered by Los Angeles Electric 8 at the 2008 MicroFest , "Picture Perfect Life" explores the sounds of 36-tone equal temperament tuning (the octave divided into 36 equa... listen »

Rational Basis

Composed by: Bill Alves (b.1960)

The title “Rational Basis” (2011)  comes from the fact that its pitches are based on ratios, that is, integer proportions of frequencies between the different guitar stri... read more »

Río de Porciúncula

Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)

Written in 2012 for eight trombones (Los Angeles Trombone Collective) and eight electric guitars (Los Angeles Electric 8), "Río de Porciúncula" is inspired by the once abund... read more »