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Compositional Forms

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Zorn, John: Lemma Zorn, John:
Lemma

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Three young virtuoso violinists perform two new major works by John Zorn - "Passagen" and "Ceremonial Magic" (reworked from his Rimbaud release) and a set of 12 miniatures for two violins, "Apophthegms".

Zorn, John: Love, Madness & Mysticism Zorn, John:
Love, Madness & Mysticism

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: Mount Analogue Zorn, John:
Mount Analogue

(Tzadik -- USA )

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An extended work drawing on the life and work of spiritual figure Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff in a work with Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirit quartet and vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen.

Zorn, John: On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits Zorn, John:
On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits

(Tzadik -- USA )

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3 pieces of magic and religious mysticism: a string trio-satanic counterpoint for the Witches' Sabbath written for the ICE Ensemble; a work for Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; and Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performing Zorn's mini piano concerto.

Zorn, John: Rituals Zorn, John:
Rituals

(Tzadik -- USA )

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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 Alchemist Zorn, John:
The Alchemist

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's sixth quartet is inspired by the hermetic Angelic actions of John Dee and is replete with the procedures of distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation as well numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity, &c.

Zorn, John: The Bribe Zorn, John:
The Bribe

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: Masada - The Circle Maker Zorn, John:
Masada - The Circle Maker

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: The Gift Zorn, John:
The Gift

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 2 - St. Paul's Chapel

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second volume documenting John Zorn's astonishing solo organ improvisations recorded in 2013 on the Aeloian Skinner organ at St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

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 Quartet: String Quartets Nos. 1 - 4 Zorn, John Quartet:
String Quartets Nos. 1 - 4

(Tzadik -- USA )

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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.

Dafeldecker, Werner / Valerio Tricoli: William's Mix Extended Dafeldecker, Werner / Valerio Tricoli:
William's Mix Extended

(Quakebasket -- USA )

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Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli re-interpret John Cage's 1953 compositions for 8 simultaneously played tapes, here examining the relationship between early tape music and current digital production, allowing for a larger work using approximately 2000 different sounds.

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.

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.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Ibarra, Susie  / Assif Tsahar: Home Cookin' Ibarra, Susie / Assif Tsahar:
Home Cookin'

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The first Hopscotch release from the then husband/wife duo of wind player Assif Tsahar and drummer Susie Ibarra, lyrical and textural powerfully woven improvisation.

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

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan: So Are We, So Are We Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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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.

Burr, Anthony: solo clarinet Burr, Anthony:
solo clarinet

(Skirl -- USA )

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A diverse and intriguing set of solo clarinet pieces from New Yorker Anthony Burr, performing works by Giacinto Scelsi, Helmut Lachenmann, Erik Ulman, John Rodgers and Thomas Meadowcraft.

Chadbourne, Eugene: BACH: Sonata and Partita #1 for Violin adapted for 5-string Banjo Chadbourne, Eugene:
BACH: Sonata and Partita #1 for Violin adapted for 5-string Banjo

(Volatile Records -- Canada )

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Halvorson, Mary & Pavone, Jessica: Thin Air Halvorson, Mary & Pavone, Jessica:
Thin Air

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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Beautiful string work and lovely and unusual vocals from the duo of Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, music of "stark clarity and introspection."

Kyriakides, Yannis: The Buffer Zone Kyriakides, Yannis:
The Buffer Zone

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek: The Thing Like Us Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek:
The Thing Like Us

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Electronic music theater orchestrated by Yannis Kyriakides in collaboration with the Dutch musical theater group, VeenFabriek, that's centralized around the concepts of Spinoza's texts.

Lucier, Alvin / MAZE: (Amsterdam) Memory Space Lucier, Alvin / MAZE:
(Amsterdam) Memory Space

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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Composer Lucier's score instructs the players to go to an outside environment and record by any means the sound situations of those environments, then in performance re-create, solely by means of your voices, instruments and memory, those outside sound situations.

Now Orchestra & Crispell, Marilyn: Pola Now Orchestra & Crispell, Marilyn:
Pola

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Paul, Leah: Bike Lane Paul, Leah:
Bike Lane

(Skirl -- USA )

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Bike Lane brings together New York City artists Katherine Young on bassoon, Chris Speed on clarinet, and Jessica Pavone on viola to perform flutist Leah Paul's sophisticated compositions merging chamber and pop music.

Pisaro / Chabala: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs COLOR EDITION] Pisaro / Chabala:
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs COLOR EDITION]

(Winds Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Limited color edition of guitarist Barry Chabala's interpretation of composer Pisaro's piece, instructing the performer on structure and pitch but allowing the precise timing and sound to the player; plus a reworking of Chabala's recording taking advantage of cassette hiss and sine tones.

Pisaro / Chabala: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs] Pisaro / Chabala:
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs]

(Winds Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Guitarist Barry Chabala's interpretation of composer Pisaro's piece, instructing the performer on structure and pitch but allowing the precise timing and sound to the player; plus a reworking of Chabala's recording taking advantage of cassette hiss and sine tones.

Pisaro / Chabala: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE] Pisaro / Chabala:
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Guitarist Barry Chabala's interpretation of composer Pisaro's piece, instructing the performer on structure and pitch but allowing the precise timing and sound to the player; plus a reworking of Chabala's recording taking advantage of cassette hiss and sine tones.

Sharp, Elliott, Orchestra Carbon: Abstract Repressionism: 1990-99 Sharp, Elliott, Orchestra Carbon:
Abstract Repressionism: 1990-99

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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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.

Komuna// Warszawa: plays Luc Ferrari Tautologos III Komuna// Warszawa:
plays Luc Ferrari Tautologos III

(Bolt -- Poland )

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A fascinating rendering of Ferrari's Tautology--everyday activities enacted in gesture, noises, words, &c.--used as a framework for a chamber work where the performers recorded their parts independently, which were then overlapped and played alongside Ferrari's tapes and narration.

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).

Kupczak, Slawomir : Res Facta Kupczak, Slawomir :
Res Facta

(Bolt -- Poland )

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A series of electroacoustic compositions from composer Slawomir Kupczak, combining the sounds of instruments via electronic means to create new hybrid sounds of alien character, released in carefully building works from near-minimal to unsettling eruptions of sound.

Petit, Philippe : Ear Me In Petit, Philippe :
Ear Me In

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Composer Petit in an opus dealing with the dynamic of resonance and its incidences: a microphonic exploration of a single sound body made to resonate by means of different types of percussion, building a dramatic story from sampled and processed percussive elements.

Glowicka: Seven Sonnets Glowicka:
Seven Sonnets

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Seven sonnets from William Shakespeare in a 50-minute song cycle that unfolds as an evocative journey using the perceptive words written in 1609 as a basis for compositions for quartet and countertenor, bringing depth and new appreciation to The Bard's sentiments.

Krauze, Zygmaunt : Hommage a Strzeminski Krauze, Zygmaunt :
Hommage a Strzeminski

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Composer Zygmaunt Krause pays hommage to Polish art theoretician, painter, pioneer of the Constructivist avant-garde, and creator of the theory of Unism, Wladyslaw Strzeminski, through pieces performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Silesian String Quartet, &c.

Sikorski, Tomasz / Julius Eastman: Unchained Sikorski, Tomasz / Julius Eastman:
Unchained

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Tomasz Sikorski (1939-1988) was a minimalist composer and pianist based in Warsaw; "Unchained" presents four works performed by pianists Emilia Sitarz, Bartek Wasik, Joanna Duda, and Mischa Kozlowski.

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.

Waterman, Alex / Liz Wendelbo: A Ballad For Accounting (2009) <i>[Used Item]</i> Waterman, Alex / Liz Wendelbo:
A Ballad For Accounting (2009) [Used Item]

(D.S. al Coda -- USA )

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"Composition for Cello and Brooklyn Queens Expressway by Alex Waterman with a 16-millimeter film by Elizabeth Wendelbo. Recorded live under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, June 2009."-D.S. al Coda

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Palestine, Charlemagne : Organo Rinascimentale Non Temperato Palestine, Charlemagne :
Organo Rinascimentale Non Temperato

(Angelica -- Italy )

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In 2004 Charlegmane Palestine updated his 1977 work "Schlingen Blangen", a piece that could be played for days nonstop in "sonic constant chemical acoustic + architectural evolution + transformation in space", here in the version from that year's Angelica Festival.

Musicworks: #123 Fall 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#123 Fall 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Features: The Expanding Universe of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan; Yamantaka // Sonic Titan; The Retro Aesthetic of Le Revelateur; JOYFULTALK (Drip Audio); Muuixx; Hard Rubber Orchestra; Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville; Allison Cameron and Contact; plus live and recorded reviews.

15 Corners of the World / Eugeniusz Rudnik: Motion Picture Sound Essay 15 Corners of the World / Eugeniusz Rudnik:
Motion Picture Sound Essay

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Eugeniusz Rudnik composes a tour-de-force of electroacoustic audio in a sound essay based on the soundtrack to Zuzanna Solakiewicz's award-winning movie "15 Corners of the World", reworked to stand alone as a stunning and thought-provoking audio work.

Mrozowicka, Tekla / Marcin Cichy: Prominences Mrozowicka, Tekla / Marcin Cichy:
Prominences

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Polish electronic composers and performers Tekla Mrozowicka and Marcin Cichy in a beautifully paced sound work of resonating textures with melodic progressions and mysterious concrete punctuations, an embraceable abstract accomplishment.

Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: Live In Berlin Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
Live In Berlin

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: Entertainment = Control Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
Entertainment = Control

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Acoustic hallucinations for violin and piano from the duo of violinist Erkki Veltheim and pianist Anthony Pateras, exploring spectral techniques throughout extended temporal structures to generate unrelenting harmonic waves that create a singular psycho-harmonic texture.

Various Artists: Pole Reports from Space [2 CDs] Various Artists:
Pole Reports from Space [2 CDs]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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An excellent introduction to the Polish Radio Experimental Studio led by Joseph Patkowski, through music associated with space imagery and science fiction, with works from Krzysztof Penderecki, Zdenek Liska, Arturas Bumsteinas, Edward Artemeiv, Marcin Cichy, and Sultan Hagavik.

Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )

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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.



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