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Compositional Forms

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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.

Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs: Repetetive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs:
Repetetive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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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.

Univers Zero: (Remastered) Univers Zero:
(Remastered)

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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The remaster of the first album from innovative chamber rock/RIO band Univers Zero album, a fascinating and inventive combination of rock and compositional music.

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 )

Price: $11.00

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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 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: 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: Surrealism Reviewed Various Artists:
Surrealism Reviewed

(LTM -- Great Britain )

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Various Artists: The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners [VINYL 2 LPs] Various Artists:
The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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A double LP of works reconstructing the early 20th century intonarumori (or 'noise intoners') of Futurists composer Luigi Russolo, in an orchestra led by Luciano Chessa with guests including Mike Patton, Ellen Fullman, James Fei, Margareth Kammerer, &c. &c.

Various Artists: Traces One [VINYL] Various Artists:
Traces One [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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The first in Recollection GRM's collection of early electronic compositions from the archives of the Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM), with works from Beatriz Ferreyra, Philippe Carson Turmac, Edgardo Canton, Francis Regnier, and Mireille Chamass-Kyrou.

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: Traces Two [VINYL] Various Artists:
Traces Two [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Four works from the archives of Groupe De Recherches Musicales (GRM), part of Editions Mego's Traces series to unearth forgotten pieces of music, here with 4 early pre-1976 works from Dominique Guiot, Pierre Boeswillwald, Rodolfo Caesar, and Denis Smalley.

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

(Another Timbre -- Greece/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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Wooley, Nate: The Almond Wooley, Nate:
The Almond

(Pogus -- USA )

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NY trumpeter Nate Wooley started "The Almond" as a short study, but the piece grew upon itself into a major work, glacially shifting tones of unaltered playing following a complex pitch, mute, tuning and microphone structure.

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.

Yoshihide, Otomo: Cathode Yoshihide, Otomo:
Cathode

(Tzadik -- USA )

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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 Performs Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music: First Full Instrumental Version Zeitkratzer Performs Lou Reed:
Metal Machine Music: First Full Instrumental Version

(Zeitkratzer -- Austria )

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Zeitkratzer directed by Reinhold Friedl reinterpret Lou Reed's controversial album "Metal Machine Music", transcribing the sounds to create an acoustic music score for their ensemble to play live.

Zeitkratzer: Alvin Lucier: Old School Zeitkratzer: Alvin Lucier:
Old School

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Zeitkratzer peforms the works of American minimalist Alvin Lucier in works of ringing overtones, a singing piano, a thrilling concert triangle, pencils on little objects, &c.

Zeitkratzer: John Cage: Old School Zeitkratzer: John Cage:
Old School

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Three compositions by John Cage performed by the 11-piece Zeitkratzer ensemble (Friedl/Gratkowski/Hautzinger/&c.), rigorous and seductive readings of these important Avant works.

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 - Masada Book Two: Mycale: The Book of Angels Volume 13 Zorn, John - Masada Book Two:
Mycale: The Book of Angels Volume 13

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Perhaps the most unique take on the Masada book, 4 female voices interpret eleven songs from Zorn's Book of Angels in beautiful and haunting a cappella.

Zorn, John : Filmworks XIX: Dimitri Geller's The Rain Horse Zorn, John :
Filmworks XIX: Dimitri Geller's The Rain Horse

(Tzadik -- USA )

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This installment of Zorn's Filmwork series presents a charming and lyrical score created for renowned Russian animator Dimitri GellerŐs delightful animated parable The Rain Horse.

Zorn, John / Marc Ribot / Trevor Dunn: Enigmata Zorn, John / Marc Ribot / Trevor Dunn:
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 & Foreman, Richard: Ontological-Hysteric Theater Volume 2 Astronome [DVD] Zorn, John & Foreman, Richard:
Ontological-Hysteric Theater Volume 2 Astronome [DVD]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Drawing upon Alchemical and Mystical imagery, this DVD presents Richard Foremans modern theatre work and dynamic staging of John Zorn's opera "Astronome", a revolution in opera/music-theater.

Zorn, John: A Vision In Blakelight Zorn, John:
A Vision In Blakelight

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, this is part of Zorn's series of 21st century mystical works, alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative.

Zorn, John: Angelus Novus Zorn, John:
Angelus Novus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: Archery Zorn, John:
Archery

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: Chimeras   [revised] Zorn, John:
Chimeras [revised]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Revised version of this 2001 chamber work inspired by the remarkable worlds of Henry Darger, Lewis Carroll and Unica Zurn, remastered and resequenced with a new postlude.



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