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Schaeffer, Pierre: Le Triedre Fertile [VINYL] Schaeffer, Pierre:
Le Triedre Fertile [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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"Le Triedre Fertile" is composer Pierre Schaeffer's only purely electronic music work, developed from synthetic sounds where the synthesizer is monitored by sensitivity, allowing uncanny structures to emerge.

Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen): Klavierstucke / Sonaten Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen):
Klavierstucke / Sonaten

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Alternating between Stockhausen and Beethoven, pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs solo works including "Klavierstuck", "Sonata A-Dur Op. 101" and "Sonata C-moll Op. 111", contrasting and comparing the innovations of both composers.

Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Mantra (performed by Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick and Newton Armstrong) Stockhausen, Karlheinz :
Mantra (performed by Mark Knoop, Roderick Chadwick and Newton Armstrong)

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Stockhausen's late 60s composition "Mantra" was a return to his intricately systematised approach to musical construction, expanding the possibilities and potentialities of the serial principle to allow for more melodic and embraceable compositions.

Stookey, Nathaniel: Junkestra Stookey, Nathaniel:
Junkestra

(Innova -- USA )

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Composer Stookey used instruments created from objects scavenged at San Francisco's waste transfer facility to create this 4 part work, first peformed at SF's Recology facility.

Tenney, James (Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble): Pika-Don Tenney, James (Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble):
Pika-Don

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Tenney, James: Forms 1-4 - In Memoriam Edgar Varese, John Cage, Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman [2 CDs] Tenney, James:
Forms 1-4 - In Memoriam Edgar Varese, John Cage, Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman [2 CDs]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

Price: $27.95    

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Tenney, James: Music for Violin and Piano Tenney, James:
Music for Violin and Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

Price: $18.95    

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Tudor, David: Music for Piano Tudor, David:
Music for Piano

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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2-CD set with recordings by the legendary 20th century avantgarde pianist performing compositions by (and with) John Cage, plus Sylvano Bussotti, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff.

Ullmann, Jakob: A Catalouge of Sounds Ullmann, Jakob:
A Catalouge of Sounds

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Ullman's composition of subtle gradations in sound performed very softly forcing the ear to notice the smallest variations, as realized by the string trio Ensemble Oriol Berline.

Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs] Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A 3 CD box with new recordings of composer Jakob Ullmann's works, recorded between 2008-2011, including "disappearing musics for six players (more or less)", "komposition fur streichquartett 2", &c.

Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum 4 Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum 4

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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An extract from Berlin composer Jakob Ullman's 2012 3-CD box set on Edition Rz, presenting "solo III for organ" (1992/1993), an hour long work of tone and tension performed by Hans-Peter Schulz at the Big Organ in Abteikirche Neresheim.

Ustvolskaya, Galina: Piano Sonatas 1-6 Ustvolskaya, Galina:
Piano Sonatas 1-6

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya's piano sonatas performed by Marianne Schroeder, innovative works that integrate dissonance, drone, overtone and harmonic density.

Various Artists (Zorn / Johansson / Johnson / de Vroe / Schleirmacher): Enfants Terribles Various Artists (Zorn / Johansson / Johnson / de Vroe / Schleirmacher):
Enfants Terribles

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen II Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen II

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Volume 2 documenting the Berlin festival "Inventionen", a retrospective sampler with recordings of works by: Westerkamp, Sciarrino, Cage, Namtchylak, Jones, Scelsi, Fujita, Driscoll.

Various Artists: Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet: 20 Jahre Inventionen III Various Artists: Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet:
20 Jahre Inventionen III

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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The string quartet sei-jaku by German composer Klaus Lang, documented on this CD, was performed on June 30, 2002 in the Grober Sendesaal of the SFB Berlin by the Arditti String Quartet during the festival Inventionen 2002.

Various Artists: PRES Revisited. Jozef Patkowski In Memoriam Various Artists:
PRES Revisited. Jozef Patkowski In Memoriam

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Recordings of a concert at London's Cafe Oto dedicated to Jozef Patkowski's Polish Radio Experimental Studio (CD2), which are transformed in the studio by John Tilbury, Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Maciej Sledziecki & Mikolaj Palosz (CD1).

Various Artists: Traces Three [VINYL] Various Artists:
Traces Three [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Works from the late 1970s by 4 French Groupe De Recherches Musicales composers--Charles Clapaud, Janez Maticic, Servio Tulio Marin, and Eugeniusz Rudnik--short pieces using electroacoustic, electronic, concrete and other modern approaches in fascinating and unusual compositions.

Various Artists: Wandelweiser und so weiter [6 CD Box] Various Artists:
Wandelweiser und so weiter [6 CD Box]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A gorgeous 6 CD box of Wandelweiser works, compositions integtrating silence and sound from composers including John Cage, Angharad Davies, Michael Pisaro, Dominic Lash, Sam Sfirri, Antoine Beuger, Phil Durrant, &c., &c.

Volkov, Ilan conducts Ana-Maria Avram / Iancu Dumitrescu: Hyperion International Ensemble Volkov, Ilan conducts Ana-Maria Avram / Iancu Dumitrescu:
Hyperion International Ensemble

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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Ilan Volkov directs the Bucharest based chamber group Hyperion Ensemble merging the history of Romanian music with moder avant-garde music, here performing the music of Ana-Maria Avram & Iancu Dumitrescu with guest guitarist Stephan O'Malley.

Von Biel, Michael Von Biel, Michael:

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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German composer, cellist and fluxus artist Michael von Biel in 5 works, two performed by the Pellegrini-Quartett in 2003, a string quartet from '67, and two electronic works from '64 & '68.

Weber, Christian: 3 Suits and A Violin Weber, Christian:
3 Suits and A Violin

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Williams, Emmett: Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL] Williams, Emmett:
Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Fluxus originator & member of the "Darmstadt Circle" of concrete poetry, Emmett Williams in a beatiful picture disc of poems written from 1950-2003 and recorded from 2000-2003.

Wolff, Christian: Early Piano Pieces Wolff, Christian:
Early Piano Pieces

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Early works from avant-garde composer Christian Wolff, including pieces for prepared piano influenced by John Cage's ideas for the same instrument.

Wolff, Christian: Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs] Wolff, Christian:
Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A portrait of Christian Wolff, documenting the composer's early activity through recordings made close to the time of their composition from artists including Cornelius Cardew, Frederic Rzewski, David Tudor, &c.

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments Wolpe, Stefan:
Enactments

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Xenakis, Iannis: Iannis Xenakis Xenakis, Iannis:
Iannis Xenakis

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A collection of historical and essential works from Xenakis including Syrmos, Le Polytope de Montreal, Terretektorh, Nomos Gamma, ST/48-1,240162, Achorripsis, Persepolis, Polytope de Cluny.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Core, The: Party Core, The:
Party

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Norway's The Core quintet, great modern jazz in an updated look at 60's styles in the mode of Herbie Hancock, Dextor Gordon or Miles, the evolution of "the cool" in five superb compositions.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

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Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi): Hello <i>[Used Item]</i> Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi):
Hello [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo of Kawaguchi on tuning fork and Yamaguchi on guitar in a subliminal and resonant long composition that carries the listener through this long dream-like work.

Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo  : Fluxsweet <i>[Used Item]</i> Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo :
Fluxsweet [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Kolberg, Kare : Attitudes Kolberg, Kare :
Attitudes

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Kare Kolberg was a pioneer of electroacoustic music in Norway, having written the first Norwegian work for computers in 1973; this CD presents works from 1969-2003 written for the Polish Radio Experimentral Studio, blending and expanding on concepts of concrete music.

Meinz, Ralf / Karolina Ossowska / Mikoelaj Paelosz: play Giuseppe Tartini "La sonata il sol minore a Meinz, Ralf / Karolina Ossowska / Mikoelaj Paelosz:
play Giuseppe Tartini "La sonata il sol minore al terzo suono"

(Bolt -- Poland )

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In 1754 violinist and theorist Giuseppe Tartini laid out a mathematical proof of a third tone's pitch as either the sum or difference of the other two articulated pitches, as investigated by Karolina Ossowska (violin), Mikolaj Palosz (cello) and Ralf Meinz (recording).

Lenar / Masecki / Zralek: Fortepian Chopina Lenar / Masecki / Zralek:
Fortepian Chopina

(Bolt -- Poland )

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A diverse set of radio compositions by three Warsaw artists from different fields of art -- Martin Masecki, Wojtek Zra ka-Kossakowski and Martin Lenarczyk -- who reconstruct and commemorate the memory of Poland's most famous composer, Frederic Chopin.

Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo: Reciprocal Uncles Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo:
Reciprocal Uncles

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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The Italian duo of pianist Gianni Lenoci and soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo using extended and unusual techniques through eight improvisations mixing melody, timbre and tone.

Cymerman, Jeremiah: Purification / Dissolution Cymerman, Jeremiah:
Purification / Dissolution

(5049 Records -- USA )

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Clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman's solo work with clarinet, electronics and amplifier is a dark and aggressive work that mutates the potential of the single reed into a monstrous instrument of surprising properties.

Beta Collide: Psst... Beta Collide:
Psst...

(Innova -- USA )

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Flutist Molly Barth with trumpeter Brian McWhorter, pianist David Riley, percussionist Phillip Patti take on Ligeti, Rzewski, Vitiello, and remix Radiohead.

Cote / Ceccarelli: Vulgarites Cote / Ceccarelli:
Vulgarites

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A plethora of objects being struck and stroked from the meeting of drummers Cote (Bruire, Klaxon Gueule) and Ceccarelli, complex interactions of percussion, feedback and electronics.

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq:
Out of Nowhere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Pisaro, Kathryn Gleasman: Beuger.Cage Pisaro, Kathryn Gleasman:
Beuger.Cage

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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One composition each from Antoine Beuger and John Cage performed on the oboe by Kathryn Gleasman Pisaro; Beuger's work presents tones in regular intervals offset by silence; Cage's piece uses pitch and tone color with microtonal inflections, mutes and harmonic fingerings.

Cage, John: One9 Cage, John:
One9

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Edwin Alexander Buchholz performs this beautiful work by John Cage on accordion, originally written for the Japanese sho, where sounds are single tones and chords, up to six part harmonies, or as Cage wrote, "sounds brushed into existence as in oriental calligraphy".

Cage. Schlothauer: For Seven Players Cage. Schlothauer:
For Seven Players

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Burkhard Schlothauer presents two works by John Cage written for septet, using indeterminacy in a score where each instrumental part is given twenty time brackets, allowing overlapping sounds which will be shaped depending on choices from each performer.

Cage, John: Early Music Cage, John:
Early Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Early compositions from John Cage performed on accordion by Edwin Alexander Buchholz and violin by Joanna Becker, presenting "Dream" (1948); "In a Landscape" (1948); "Six Melodies" (1950); and "Souvenir" (1983).

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys Johnson, Tom:
Counting Keys

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.

Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen :
The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Pianist Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson's work presenting what Johnson describes as a natural phenomenon within a musical scale: progressions in 1 to 5 voices of all possible combinations of notes with each voice being limited to 3 steps, a perfect 4th or a perfect 5th.

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff  : 11 Microexercises Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff :
11 Microexercises

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Christian Wolff initiated his "Microexercises" series when the Miniaturist Ensemble asked for a piece with no more than 100 notes in it; he went on to create 21 more pieces, 13 of which are performed here by the South African duo of Beat Keller & Reza Khota on electric guitar.

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro:
Looking Around

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A fascinating collaboration from two minimalist/Wandelweiser figures: Christian Wolff on prepared piano, whistles, and stones, and Michael Pisaro on guitar, harmonica and stones, recording together in Caimbridge, MA for two extended works, "Looking East" and "Looking West".

Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred: 2 Gentlemen in Verona Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred:
2 Gentlemen in Verona

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu  Dumitrescu: Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumit Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu:
Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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World premieres of new compositions by spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram performed live with the Hyperion International Ensemble under the batton of Ilan Volkov at the 15th George Enescu Festival in 2015.

PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno): L'elan Createur PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno):
L'elan Createur

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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Following their 2015 album "Songs for children who don't want to sleep", the quartet of Yan Pittard on guitar & oud, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass, Maki Nakano on vocals, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums present this soundtrack album, which translates to "the creative urge".

Weeks, James: Mural Weeks, James:
Mural

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A work for two quartets of voices about our relationship with the world, using four text sources from Rutherford Bowey & Westerberg, John Cage, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro, and a critiques of "Vermeer's painting The Little Street"; a fascinating weaving of voice and song.

Cage, John : Branches Cage, John :
Branches

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The Ensemble Daswirdas performs John Cage's "Branches" composition, which is based on a previous work, "Child of Tree", but here each performer plays an 8 minute variation of that work, which is performed on amplified pods, cacti, and other plant materials.

Xenakis, Iannis: GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL REPRESS] Xenakis, Iannis:
GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL REPRESS]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).

Frey, Jurg : Beuger . Cage Frey, Jurg :
Beuger . Cage

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Clarinetist Jurg Frey performs two works, one composed by Antoine Beuger and one by John Cage, both related to time, or of becoming and of unceasing becoming, pieces using silence in powerful sound structures, contrasting empty moments with the complexity of individual sound.

Wolff, Christian: Angelica Music Wolff, Christian:
Angelica Music

(Angelica -- Italy )

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Taken from 2 concerts during the 2013 Angelica Festival in Santa Caterina, with the Apartment House Ensemble, percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky, and Wolff himself; compositions include several "Excercises", his "Duo for Violins", and a variation on a Morton Feldman work.

Keller, Beat / Tom Johnson / Joseph Kudirka: String Trios Keller, Beat / Tom Johnson / Joseph Kudirka:
String Trios

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A superb program of string trios from minimalist composers Beat Keller, Tom Johnson, and Joseph Kudirka, from cinematic to spacious sound work, as realized by the trio of Julia Schwob on violin, David Schnee on viola, and Nicola Romano on cello.

Wilmington Sound Orchestra: Play Russolo Wilmington Sound Orchestra:
Play Russolo

(Bad At Raving Foundation -- USA )

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Two interpretations of Luigi Russolo's 1914 Futurist noise composition "Risveglio Di Uns Citta" ("The Awakening Of A City"), performed forwards and backwards, from a live performance at Squidco headquarters in Wilmington, NC.



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