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Pauer, Elan : Yamaha / Speed Pauer, Elan :
Yamaha / Speed

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23RedAnts & Pablo Orza : Nothing Here Is What It Seems 23RedAnts & Pablo Orza :
Nothing Here Is What It Seems

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"An interesting title to begin with. The situation of feeling like an extraneous body in a system that works according to peculiar principles. Or, in a more "mental" acceptation, the priceless condition of being completely delivered fro...

Suspensao: Theatron Suspensao:
Theatron

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"In Gerald Murnane's Barley Patch, he writes of a character who, listening to music in an old timber building, would hope to find "the crowd of dust-motes that he sometimes saw swirling or drifting in a shaft of sunlight." As he listene...

Rodrigues, Rodrigo / Abdul Moimeme / Antez: Basalto Rodrigues, Rodrigo / Abdul Moimeme / Antez:
Basalto

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As the album cover displays, basalto are the black rocks resulting from lava, here represented in the slowly flowing, hard toned electro-acoustic improv of the Portuguese trio of Ernesto Rodrigues onoctave viola & baritone violin, Abdul Moimeme on electric guitar, and Antez on percussion.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres / von Buttlar: Leipzig Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Torres / von Buttlar:
Leipzig

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Named for the Leipzig, Poland location in which this live concert was recorded, the acoustic free improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, and Johannes von Buttlar on percussion, explore extended ranges and approaches to their instrument in these building and detailed dialogs.

Monsters For Breakfast (Corman / Soti / Javaid): Monsters For Breakfast Monsters For Breakfast (Corman / Soti / Javaid):
Monsters For Breakfast

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Strange monsters indeed, two creative improvising vocalists--Mascha Corman from Germany and Thea Soti from Serbia--join with Czech prepared saxophonist Salim Javaid, each using their instrument both as a voice and an unusual sound source, presenting 16 short works that explore harmonic and unexpected outcomes from their unique conversations.

Rodrigues/ Rodrigues / Barbiero: (The) Nature (Of Things) Likes To Hide Rodrigues/ Rodrigues / Barbiero:
(The) Nature (Of Things) Likes To Hide

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Recorded over a 3 year period, the trio of Portuguese string improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello met with New Haven, Connecticut double bassist & synth player Daniel Barbiero, developing this detailed, two part lowercase acoustic improvisation with a spacious, patient feeling that interacts with its ambient environment.

Rodrigues / Buchinho / Guerreiro: Fall Rodrigues / Buchinho / Guerreiro:
Fall

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HumaNoise: Tutti HumaNoise:
Tutti

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"HumaNoise Tutti is an opportunity to hear Rodrigues in a large group that's not of his own devising-though there is often such complex and varied activity here, it would be misleading to evaluate it in the context of any one individual...

Schindler / Muller / Geisse: Quiet Notes and The Fascination of What's Complex [2 CDs] Schindler / Muller / Geisse:
Quiet Notes and The Fascination of What's Complex [2 CDs]

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Garcia, Miguel A. : Argiope Garcia, Miguel A. :
Argiope

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Palawa (Weschenfelder / Behrendt / Roth): Lichtexzesse Palawa (Weschenfelder / Behrendt / Roth):
Lichtexzesse

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Tolimieri, Quentin : Prepared Piano Tolimieri, Quentin :
Prepared Piano

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Shibolet, Ariel / Axel Dorner: Erlichsich Shibolet, Ariel / Axel Dorner:
Erlichsich

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Popovskiy, Andrey / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres : Ululo Popovskiy, Andrey / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nuno Torres :
Ululo

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Cicala, Leo : Punto Di Accumulazione Cicala, Leo :
Punto Di Accumulazione

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Schindler, Udo / Ingrid Schmoliner: Blaublatt Schindler, Udo / Ingrid Schmoliner:
Blaublatt

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Garcia, Miguel A. / Sebastien Branche: Pnoladeu Avvrhig Garcia, Miguel A. / Sebastien Branche:
Pnoladeu Avvrhig

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Garcia, Miguel A., Sebastien Branche, Abdul Moimeme, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues: Golden Garcia, Miguel A., Sebastien Branche, Abdul Moimeme, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues:
Golden Towers And Electric Frictions

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"While the previous Garcia/Branche CD seemed also improvised to me, this five-person work is of the two the more improvised one. The quintet of players also like their sounds to be sustaining, placing bows on strings, but also motorized...

Equinox Quartet (Jorge / Trinite / Carmelo / Varela): Saigon Equinox Quartet (Jorge / Trinite / Carmelo / Varela):
Saigon

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"Although their developments took place in parallel, jazz-funk-rock and free jazz shared little, if not perhaps Miles Davis's "Live-Evil" period, due to the open "jam" character The music of the trumpeter took at the time - even when Te...

Bromander, Vilhelm : Oh Lord Give Me Strange Bromander, Vilhelm :
Oh Lord Give Me Strange

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"Determined to prove a point. Swedish double bass player Vilhelm Bromander, known from Jonas Kullhammar's The New Kids On The Rock quartet and the more experimental The Agg, as well as his collaborations with pianists Sten Sandell and K...

Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti  : A Gash into Normality Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti :
A Gash into Normality

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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Cyclic Symmetry Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Cyclic Symmetry

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Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti: Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti:
Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar

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Guimaraes, Manuel : Flow Me Guimaraes, Manuel :
Flow Me

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"It will not have been included on purpose, but a phrase that Manuel Guimaraes says at the beginning of this solo piano record very well defines the music that is going to be proposed. He asks when the recording is already in progress, ...

Wodrascka / Lacoste: Erythro Wodrascka / Lacoste:
Erythro

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"The pianist Christine Wodrascka and the percussionist Jerome Lacoste, in forty-eight minutes and thirteen pieces of remarkably well-constructed works, offer a whole panorama of sounds, articulations, vibrations, timbres, crazy pulsatio...

THUYA (Quebec-Berlin String Trio): Live @ The Club THUYA (Quebec-Berlin String Trio):
Live @ The Club

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"Among the creative production of the label Creative Sources, I pointed this album, Thuya (the title's graphic on the cover uses a Y whose case is unknown on my Mac), because the music is played by a violin trio - cello - absolutely rem...

Squidlux (Seidl / Goodwin / Hall / Lemoine): Squidlux Squidlux (Seidl / Goodwin / Hall / Lemoine):
Squidlux

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Chagas / Halkvist / Sieben: Days Are Not Days Chagas / Halkvist / Sieben:
Days Are Not Days

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"When an improvised recording presents itself as a meteor, some foreign object from another civilization, like Days Are Not Days does, we should rejoice that it has entered our atmosphere and like a bolide, exploded upon contact. Okay, ...

Al Ani, Sabah / Lucio Tasca / Wojtek Kurek: Reductions Al Ani, Sabah / Lucio Tasca / Wojtek Kurek:
Reductions

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Bayer, Marcel-li : Niketrchrin Bayer, Marcel-li :
Niketrchrin

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Bulliphant: Hightailing Bulliphant:
Hightailing

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"Although some improvisers deny that one of the main parameters that they deal in their projects is the language, this almost always ends (I would say until always) to happen. The interest of the music that results depends on what they ...

Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi:
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

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Dalibert, Melaine : Ressac Dalibert, Melaine :
Ressac

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two beautiful piano solos in an open-ended modular form, written and performed by the young French composer Melaine Dalibert, who also played on Giuliano d'Angiolini's "Cantilena", using space, sustain and unhurried progressions to create hypnotic and resonant environments that captivate in ways reminiscent of Morton Feldman.

Ensemble MIA : Live 2016 Ensemble MIA :
Live 2016

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"Ensemble MIA unites over 60 improvisers and experimental musicians from all over the world, who participated in MIA 2016 - 7th Encontro de Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia (Improvised Music Encounter) festival. The event ...

Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro: History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro:
History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy

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Good, Kevin : Listen Good, Kevin :
Listen

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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues: Layering Time Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Layering Time

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"A similar grounding of sound in silence characterizes Layering Time [cs435], an austerely beautiful piece for piano, field recording and viola by Eva-Maria Houben in collaboration with Rodrigues. Houben, who plays piano and provides a ...

Isotope Ensemble: Yttrium Isotope Ensemble:
Yttrium

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An incredible example of Creative Sources/Ernesto Rodrigues' large electroacoustic ensembles, blending acoustic and electronic sources in slow moving and subtle improvised works of a large scale, here with 12 musicians layering string, brass, keys, percussion, synth and computer into a mysterious harmonic and hallucinatory convergence of powerful intention.

Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla : Blattwerk Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla :
Blattwerk

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"[...] Blattwerk's two torrents of strings move like a waveform, cresting and dipping in volume and intensity. The quintet features an unusual line-up-violin, viola, two cellos, and Trilla's drums-and shifts between an indeterminate wor...

Kurka, Irene : Chants Kurka, Irene :
Chants

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Soprano vocalist Irene Kurka performs two works works by Antoine Beuger, and one each by Christopher Fox, Eva-Maria Houben, and Thomas Stiegler, accompanied by Antoine Beuger on flute for his composition "Chants de Passage"; 5 beautiful, unhurried works that bring the delicate beauty of each compositions, and of Kurka's refined voice, to a resonant foreground.

L'Ensemble Instable : L'Ennui L'Ensemble Instable :
L'Ennui

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Lebegue, Francois / Guillaume Gargaud / Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas : Sound Bridge Lebegue, Francois / Guillaume Gargaud / Ernesto Rodrigues / Eduardo Chagas :
Sound Bridge

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Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo : Intonarumori Lisbon String Trio with Carlo Mascolo :
Intonarumori

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One of six Lisbon String Trio albums, each joining the core trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Alvaro Rosso on double bass, and Miguel Mira on cello with a 4th improviser, here with trombonist Carlo Mascolo, performing live at Mira's Palace in Lisbon, Portugal for one of the most harmonically unique albums of the set as the trombone weaves in and out of the strings.

Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet: Telepathie Lisbon String Trio with Etienne Brunet:
Telepathie

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Portugal's Lisbon String Trio with Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, in a series of releases adding one additional improviser, here joined by Etienne Brunet on soprano saxophone, for two extended improvisations of active counterpoint and beautiful open sections, an excellent and rousing collaboration.

Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc: Liames Lisbon String Trio with Karoline Leblanc:
Liames

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One of five live collaborations with The Lisbon String Trio of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira, and bassist Alvaro Rosso, Quebec pianist Karoline Leblanc accompanying on the piano as the 4th string in this open-minded equation of slowly intersecting improvisation creating an unusual tapestry of sound that ebbs and flows in exceptional ways.

Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha: Akuanduba Lisbon String Trio with Luiz Rocha:
Akuanduba

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The 4th collaboration for Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, with Brazilian clarinetist based in Barcelona Luiz Rocha, all captured live at Casa dos Bicos, Fundacao Jose Saramago, in Lisbon in 2017 for free improvisation that maintains a calm center amidst seething and commanding playing.

Lisbon String Trio: Proletariat Lisbon String Trio:
Proletariat

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Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme: Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme:
Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits

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Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo: Klang Muche, Matthias / Ernesto Rodrigues / Nicola L. Hein / Miguel Mira / Carlos Santo:
Klang

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Recorded in Lisbon, Creative Sources core performers Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello and Carlos Santos on synthesizer are joined by renowned German free improviser Matthias Muche on trombone and Cologne based guitarist Nicola L. Hein for two extended improvisations of actively subdued dialog that ebb and flow in commanding ways.

Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver: Home Noble, Steve / Yoni Silver:
Home

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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The two-headed snake on the cover of this album aptly describes the sublimely sinuous and dark interplay between London free jazz drummer Steve Noble and bass clarinetist Yoni Silver, their 4-part improvisation taking on sinister elements of exceptional cymbal techniques, unusual drum tones, and extended lower register tones and high harmonics; excellent.

Rodiguez, Manolo : Trampantojos Rodiguez, Manolo :
Trampantojos

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Portuguese guitarist Manolo Rodriguez chose these 9 pieces from about 8 hours of improvised music, recorded on a Gibson acoustic guitar with piezo microphones on various parts of the guitar, passed through effects and finally controlled by a mixer, intended as a tribute to "the sense of sight as an intermediary of thought, and to artists who, with their eyes, have changed the world."

Rodrigues, Ernesto  / Yedo Gibson / Miguel Mira / Luís Lopes / Vasco Trilla : Nepenthes Hibrida Rodrigues, Ernesto / Yedo Gibson / Miguel Mira / Luís Lopes / Vasco Trilla :
Nepenthes Hibrida

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"[...] Trilla fits agreeably into the Creative Sources aesthetic, which values collective mood-building over individual displays of prowess. Nepenthes Hibrida was recorded live a few days before Christmas 2016, and features Trilla, viol...

Rodrigues, Ernesto /  Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim: Underwater Music Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Alexander Frangenheim:
Underwater Music

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Like the Lisbon String Trio, this trio explores strings in a viola, cello and double bass trio configuration, from Creative Sources core players Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, and Alexander Frangenheim, exploring a classic trio concept towards new expressions and boundaries, through spritely interaction and sonic expedition.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Costa / Manolo Rodriguez: Macaronesia Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Costa / Manolo Rodriguez:
Macaronesia

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Carlos Santos: Infinite Series Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andre Hencleeday / Carlos Santos:
Infinite Series

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String Theory: Heptaphonies String Theory:
Heptaphonies

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Drawing its name from the seven members making up this string ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, String Theory complements the concurrent Lisbon String Trio albums by magnifying concepts in freely improvised string interactions, using unusual harmonics, melodic and percussive approaches to instruments, and quickly moving quietly intense interaction.

Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz): Volcan Evaporado Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz):
Volcan Evaporado

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two women in a duo of voice and amplified objects, Lali Barrier using a variety of devices that are clearly micro-amplifed and mixed in performance, as Marta Sainz intones vocal sounds, never speaking but creating innuendo and drama at a cautious pace, allowing Barrier's objects to interact, creating an unusual sonic environment of unpredictable and interesting discourse.

Zwerv (Raoul van der Weide / George Hadow / Henk Zwerver / Ziv Taubenfeld / Luis Vicente): Live Zwerv (Raoul van der Weide / George Hadow / Henk Zwerver / Ziv Taubenfeld / Luis Vicente):
Live

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"The music that is created at the Amsterdam improvisation hall 100 will gradually be able to spread outside the capital. The debut album of the quintet Zwerv was recorded, and is filled with five free improvisations. Founder of the grou...

Copland, Marc: Marc Copland And... Copland, Marc:
Marc Copland And...

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Elliott, Moppa : Still, Up In The Air Elliott, Moppa :
Still, Up In The Air

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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Solo double-bass improvisations from Mostly Other People Do the Killing bassist and leader Moppa Elliot, consisting of sequences of contrasting themes, or musical cubism in the spirit of Picasso and Braque, presenting 7 of 14 sequences where the improvisation is a series of disparate musical ideas that transition rapidly in an attempt to disrupt the linear progression of thematic development.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Paint Mostly Other People Do the Killing:
Paint

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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The first release by the piano trio configuration of Mostly Other People Do the Killing features bassist/composer Moppa Elliott, pianist Ron Stabinsky, and drummer Kevin Shea, with each composition named after a small town in Pennsylvania that contains a color, and the town of "Paint, PA" lent its name to the title, with one apt Duke Ellington cover.

Cage, John : Winter Music Cage, John :
Winter Music

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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John Cage's 1957 composition in a visceral realisation for four pianos, played by John Tilbury, Philip Thomas, Mark Knoop and Catherine Laws, using chance procedures to assign each of the pianist's five of the twenty pages of the score, the pianists agreeing on an overall duration of 40 minutes and preparing their parts independently, performed without rehearsal.

Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues : Chorismos Area, David / Tomas Gris / Ernesto Rodrigues :
Chorismos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album of patience and concentrated listening from the lowercase trio of David Area on electronics, Tomas Gris on guitar and objects, and Ernesto Rodrigues on harp and objects, each player subtly coaxing sounds out of their instruments while the electronics act as environmental ambience over which tones slowly voice, recede and occasionally punctuate.

Redox: Orbitals Redox:
Orbitals

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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos: Piano Rodrigues, Ernesto / Carlos Santos:
Piano

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A unique take on the piano, with both participants--Ernesto Rodrigues and Carlos Santos--approaching the physical aspects of the instrument, somewhat beyond prepared piano, as the two record not just the strings but the wood, metal and most likely wheels of the instrument, creating a cantankerous display of sound that unfolds slowly; idiosyncratic and noteworthy.

Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga): Nuda Hybrid Ear (Schacher / Unternahrer / Arrizabalaga):
Nuda

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With discographies reaching back to the 80s, the trio of Beat Unternahrer on trombone and Furst-Pless-Horn, Jan Schacher on contrabass, objects and voice, and Pelayo Arrizabalaga, known for his reed work, on turntables and sine-generator, create 16 mostly improvised, succinct works that are influenced by free jazz, ea-improv, and sonic composition.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg : Soon Rodrigues, Ernesto / Nuno Torres / Carlos Santos / Stale Liavik Solberg :
Soon

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Norwegian percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg (Gjerstad, VCDC, &c) joins frequent collaborators Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Nuno Torres (saxophone), and Carlos Santos (electronics) for a studio album of often pointillistic interaction, Solberg punctuating the unusual voicing and techniques of acoustic and electronic interactions as they permute the word "soon".

Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers: Discoveries Piersanti, Davide / Hui-Chun Lin / Sergio Castrillon / Ulf Mengersen / Klaus Kurvers:
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Four strings, voice and trombone make up the multinational collective quintet of Davide Piersanti (trombone), Hui-Chun Lin (cello and voice), Sergio Andres Castrillon Arcila (cello), Ulf Mengersen (bass), and Klaus Kurvers (bass) who are captured live at "t-berlin" in 2016 for a set of inventive and active cooperative conversations named for Greek letters.

Autochthon: A Autochthon:
A

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Autochthon refers to indigenous language or people, tied to their land; here the trio of Hartmut Osswald (reeds & things), Stefan Scheib (prepared double bass) and Wolfgang Schliemann (drums and objects) perform a native language of their own through improvisation in this interesting concert at Freejazz Festiva in, Saarbrucken, Germany in 2016.

Speed, Chris / Zeno De Rossi: Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100] Speed, Chris / Zeno De Rossi:
Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100]

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Duo recordings of New York multi-reedist and band leader Chris Speed, playing on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Italian drummer/percussionist Zeno de Rossi, a great set of free improvisations and one rendering of Paul Motian's "Abacus", a great collection of conversations that are unhurried, lyrically oriented, and wonderfully sophisticated.

Mincek, Alex : Torrent Mincek, Alex :
Torrent

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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NY Composer and Zs founder Alex Mincek's first release since 2011 also launches Sound American's Young Composer Portrait series, presenting 4 chamber works--"Pendulum VII"; selected movements from "Harmonielehre"; "Pneuma"; and "Torrent"--performed by Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, and Yarn/Wire, in a deluxe hardcover book package with interviews and notes.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Out Of Silence Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert:
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Freely improvised music from the masterful duo of Canadian saxophonist Fracois Carrier and drummer/percussionist Michel Lambert, performing live at Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington, London in 2015, seven tracks showing the depth of discussion between these two long collaborating musicians, supporting and pushing each other to great heights.

Frey, Jurg : Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs] Frey, Jurg :
Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs]

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A double CD with five beautiful pieces that engage with the work of the extraordinary French-Swiss poet Gustave Roud, with performers including Dante Boon, Stefan Thut, Andrew McIntosh and Jurg Frey himself, 10 compositions that Frey wrote in the manner that Roud would, roaming with a sketchbook and developing the pieces based on impressions of his surroundings.

Gjerstad, Frode / Sabir Mateen: Good Question Gjerstad, Frode / Sabir Mateen:
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After his duo release with John Stevens, Norwegian saxophonist continues his series of partnerships by joining with saxophonist Sabir Matten for an album recorded in New York City, 10 improvisation that show how their complementary style propel each into unique territory of intertwining, propulsive, and creative playing.



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