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Compositional Forms

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Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht: ...Im Klang... Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht:
...Im Klang...

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler presents three solo pieces, one for accordion (Teodoro Anzellotti) one for piano (Marianne Schroeder) and the third for organ (Huub Ten Hacken).

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 / Matthias Kaul: The Solo Works For Percussion Tenney, James / Matthias Kaul:
The Solo Works For Percussion

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Five works from composer James Tenney for solo percussion, performed by Matthias Kaul, plus one work for tape and percussion and one work for percussion and tape-delay-system with Rudiger Orth ("Deus Ex Machina").

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 )

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

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Threadgill, Henry: Everybody's Mouth's a Book Threadgill, Henry:
Everybody's Mouth's a Book

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs : Gaps, Absences Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs :
Gaps, Absences

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Multi-instrumentalist Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer presents a cycle of pieces combining complexity and precision with unfamiliar timbres, using pianos, harmonium, bass, violin, percussion, zither, citara bassa, harmonica, melodica, alt-calrinet, sampler, & field recordings.

Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs: Cold Peace Counterpoints Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs:
Cold Peace Counterpoints

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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A suite of fiendishly complex compositions for mixed real (Bob Drake, Chris Cutler, Djorge Delibasic, Pegja Milosavljevic) and virtual resources.

Tilbury, John: For Tomasz Sikorski Tilbury, John:
For Tomasz Sikorski

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Pianist John Tilbury plays three of his friend and colleague Tomasz Sikorski's minimalist compositions as well as an original improvisational piece performed in honor of Tomasz.

Transatlantic Swing: Works For Piano Transatlantic Swing:
Works For Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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American pianist John Snijders performing the music of European composers Christopher Fox, Ivo Van Emmerik, Richard Rijnvos, James Rolfe, and Luca Francesconi.

Tredici Bacci / ENPSE: Vai! Vai! Vai!/Concetti  [CASSETTE with download code] Tredici Bacci / ENPSE:
Vai! Vai! Vai!/Concetti [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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On the A side Simon Hanes leads a 14 piece ensemble in an homage to the late 60s/70s Italian soundtracks with a film score to a fictional film "Vai! Vai! Vai!"; on the B side, the improvising Ensemble for the Exploration of New Perspectives in Collective Sound Exploration.

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.

Ullmann, Jakob: Voice, Books and Fire 3 Ullmann, Jakob:
Voice, Books and Fire 3

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A work resulting from Ullmann's reflections about the relationships between music and language: language as sound and language as text, and the numerous relationships between texts of different cultural and religious traditions.

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.

Valiente, Candelaria Saenz  / Marcin Masecki: Hymnen Valiente, Candelaria Saenz / Marcin Masecki:
Hymnen

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Based on the anthems of nations that have endured recent struggles, from the duo of Marcin Masecki on keys and Candelaria Saenz Valiente on vocals and percussion, embraceable songs with unusual structures paying tribute to the beautiful themes for each nation.

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: 20 Jahre Inventionen VI Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen VI

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Berlin Inventionen Festivals 2005 and 2006 featuring compositions by Edgar Barroso, Mario Verandi, Paul Wilson, Ricardo Climent, Vladimir Djambazov and Ludger Brummer.

Various Artists: 30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD] Various Artists:
30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Two re-releases of Edition RZ LPs that are now available in this double CD box with additional tracks, as well as a mainly acousmatic DVD that features electronic tracks by a variety of electroacoustic composers.

Various Artists: AMPLIFY 2002: balance box set Various Artists:
AMPLIFY 2002: balance box set

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Various Artists: Inventionen '98 - 50 Jahre Musique Concrete Various Artists:
Inventionen '98 - 50 Jahre Musique Concrete

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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An excellent compilation of modern Musique Concrete featuring compositions by Chin, Kosk, Cee, Donato, Minard, Mitterer, Dhomont, Karlsson, and Wishart.

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 Scores [2 CDs] Various Artists:
PRES Scores [2 CDs]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Polish Radio Experimental Studio's late 50's achievements included first attempts to write down electronic sounds through graphics; this CD presents 5 such scores heard in experimental realizations commissioned of Lionel Marchetti, Thomas Lehn, Philip Zoubek and Wolfram, &c.

Various Artists: Sculpted Sound Various Artists:
Sculpted Sound

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Performances and discussion about a series of twenty metal sculptures created by Derek Shiel to be performed on as a set of percussion instruments or to be exhibited as sculpture.

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.

  Watkins, Zachary James:
Suite for string quartet

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Electronics artist Watkins wrote this piece for resonant spaces, interactive electronics, audience participation & string quartet, here in a special version tuning each string to an odd partial of 60Hz.

Watson, Ben: Frankfurter Ahnung <i>[Used Item]</i> Watson, Ben:
Frankfurter Ahnung [Used Item]

(Sonic Arts Network -- Great Britain )

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A CD curated by Ben Watson on retiring (disgusted) from music journalism in 2005, presenting his private (though unassailable) canon of undiscovered genuises - as well as a sketch of what music listening could be if niche-marketed identity-...

Westbrook / Rossini: Westbrook-Rossini Westbrook / Rossini:
Westbrook-Rossini

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Mike & Kate Westbrooks 1986 album of Gioacchino Rossini interpretations, with Lindsay Cooper on sopranino sax, huge works that impart improv and humor into magnificent compositions.

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 / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel: Four Generations Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel:
Four Generations

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist and composer Daniel N. Seel plays four pieces from four generations of different composers including Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman, Walter Zimmerman, and his own work.

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments Wolpe, Stefan:
Enactments

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Woodbury, Brian: Variety Orchestra Woodbury, Brian:
Variety Orchestra

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Xasax: Ars Subtilior Xasax:
Ars Subtilior

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Four contemporary compositions separated by three transmissions from the past from the Xasax saxophone quartet of Jean-Michel Goury, Marcus Weiss, Pierre-Stephane Meuge and Serge Bertocchi.

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.

Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino: Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino:
Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Keiji Haino collaborates with Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer for their 2nd release, with Haino concentrating solely on his voice without electronic manipulation, in a live recording at Jahrehunderthalle in Bochum, Germany for a frightful mix of ferocious chamber music.

Zeitkratzer: plays PRES Zeitkratzer:
plays PRES

(Bolt -- Poland )

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International contemporary music group Zeitkratzer directed by Reinhold Friedl performs reinterpreted instrumental version of six pieces representing different stages of Polish Radio Experimental Studio's history.

Zingaro / Regef / DeJoode String Trio: Spectrum Zingaro / Regef / DeJoode String Trio:
Spectrum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portuguese violinist Carlos "Zingaro" in a string trio work committed to reinventing chamber music through improvisation that bridges contemporary classical music.

Zorn, John: Enigmata Zorn, John:
Enigmata

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Twelve bizarre compositional miniatures for the blazing duo of Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn, combining classical 12-tone lyricism with rock intensity and improvisational madness.

Zorn, John: Chimeras Zorn, John:
Chimeras

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Original edition of Zorn's "Chimeras" chamber work.

Zorn, John: Shir Hashirim Zorn, John:
Shir Hashirim

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn draws on traditions from plainchant, mediaeval ars nova, Renaissance madrigals, 20th century vocal techniques and minimalism in an album for a cappella voice as performed by The Sapphites vocal quintet.

Zorn, John: The Mysteries Zorn, John:
The Mysteries

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second volume from the trio of Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp) and Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone, bells) playing Zorn's mystical compositions that leave room for improvisation.

John Zorn: Zorn: The Satyros Play / Cerebrus John Zorn:
Zorn: The Satyros Play / Cerebrus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two new large works beautifully packaged with a thick booklet: "Visions of Dionysus" with Cyro Baptist and Kenny Wollesen; and "Cerebus" with Peter Evans, David Taylor and Marcus Rojas.

Zorn, John: What Thou Wilt Zorn, John:
What Thou Wilt

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three compositional works from Zorn: 1999's violin concerto "Contes de Faes"; and two intense pieces of "Crowleana", a bizarre and expansive solo piano piece and a work for 3 cellists.

Zwaanenburg, Jos: 20 Odd Years: Music For Flute(s) & Live Electronics Zwaanenburg, Jos:
20 Odd Years: Music For Flute(s) & Live Electronics

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Dutch flautist and electronic artist Jos Zwaanenburg in a release that updates and reinvents the technology for works written by British composers for Zwaanenburg over the last 20 years.

Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach: Gluck Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach:
Gluck

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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The international percussion quintet of Burkhard Beins, Enrico Malatesta, Michael Vorfeld, Christian Wolfarth and Ingar Zach, using compositional and improvisational methods to create new forms of contemporary percussion music with a unique group aesthetic.

Frey, Jurg : Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs] Frey, Jurg :
Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The Ensemble Grizzana (Ryoko Akama, Mira Benjamin, Richard Craig, Emma Richards, Philip Thomas and Seth Woods) performs a series of delicate and beautiful chamber pieces by Swiss composer and clarinetist Jurg Frey, who also performs on clarinet.

Granberg, Magnus : How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky? Granberg, Magnus :
How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Swedish composer Magnus Granberg (Skogen) places baroque instruments alongside prepared piano, objects and electronics in an exquisite 60-minute piece performed with an excellent set of performers including Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Eric Ruffing, Christoph Schiller, &c.

Saunders, James : Assigned #15 Saunders, James :
Assigned #15

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Leading contemporary music ensemble Apartment House perform a new piece developing out of James Saunders's long-term modular project '#unassigned'; the new piece, "assigned #15" creates a mesmeric, dense, jungle-like soundworld across its 45 minutes duration.

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.

Paul, Leah: Trenza Paul, Leah:
Trenza

(Skirl -- USA )

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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

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.



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