I’ve known the music of Harold Budd for years….the from the early albums produced by Brian Eno (Plateaux of Mirror, the Pearl) to more recent albums like Luxa, The Room, La Bella Vista and Avalon Sutra. The floating chords and spacious ambiance are so seductive.
I wish he’d write more music for chamber music ensembles. Here’s some rare performances of his string quartets that showed up on utube recently, performed at Beyond Music at Beyond Baroque, 12/10/11.
Harold Budd String Quartet 2001 – Formalist Quartet
Harold Budd String Quartet 2003 – Formalist Quartet