Choose two of these pieces and write a "stream of consciousness" critique of what you hear. You are free to look up information about the composer and/or the music and how it was made, but I want you to just tell me what you hear, and what your impressions are. You can definitely use the information you find to help you understand better what you're listening to, but it should be your impressions of the music.

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (1913)

Edgard Varèse - Ionisation (1931)

Morton Feldman - Intersection (1953)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - GESANG DER JÜNGLINGE (1955-56)

Luciano Berio: Omaggio a Joyce (1958)

Edgard Varèse - Poème Electronique (1958)

György Ligeti - Artikulation (1958)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - KONTAKTE (1960)

Conlon Nancarrow, Study for Player Piano No. 21 (Canon X) 1961

Silver Apples Of The Moon - Morton Subotnick (1967)

Pendulum Music Steve Reich (1968)

Presque Rien n°1 - Luc Ferrari (1970)

John Chowning - Stria (1977)

Francois Bayle - Tremblement de terre très doux (1978)

Jean-Claude Risset - Sud (1985)

György Ligeti - Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable / The Devil’s Staircase (player piano) 1988

György Ligeti: Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable / The Devil’s Staircase (human performer) 1988

Pat Metheny's Orchestrion (2010)