I was just watching this with the little one earlier this week. A little bit of weirdness for your weekend.
From Mackey's wordless opera, "Orpheus Reborn".
I heard a recording of this piece about eight years ago and loved it. It's been released on a couple of albums (including one by Eighth Blackbird), and every time I come across it, I like it again. It weaves between disjointed percussive notes and the full melodic totalist sound that Mazzoli does really well.
The search function says no one has played Thee Oh Sees here? I feel like someone should rectify that.
Performed by Mariel Roberts and Ian Rosenbaum
Performed by Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet.
Jace Clayton did an album where he applied his electronic manipulations to music by Julius Eastman - The Julius Eastman Memory Depot. I couldn't find any live performances from that album, but if you read this, you should give that album a listen. Every time I do, I realize again how much I like it.
Eastman was a queer black radical in NYC in the '70's, so his piece titles tend to be provocative. Fair warning.
This band always makes me think of driving in New Mexico and its big open spaces.