Im a recorder enthusiast and I love playing early music. There is so much music from that time that fits for the recorder, but it is still limited. So I would like to go for more modern / contemporary music.
According to van Hauwe (Source: The Modern Recorder Player) there have been more compositions for the recorder since 1960 than in all the centuries before. But most pieces I find are very unmelodic and super difficult, since they require strange and difficult techniques. But as much as I try to enjoy them, they simply don't sound nice to me.
Let me give an example: One of the better known pieces among the recorder community is Gesti:
Let me clarify, I don't want to judge about this kind of music. There are probably people who like it. The performance by Sarah Jeffery in the video is actually great.
So is it me, who is too limited for this music? Or do I have to find an easy access to contamporary music at first? Or did I simply find the wrong pieces, and there are actually many melodic sounding modern pieces for the recorder? And if so, where do I find them?
Any help is appreciated.