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Compositional Forms

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Shea, David: Piano 1 Shea, David:
Piano 1

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Though using the piano to develop his complex and astonishing works, Shea has never himself released an album of his own piano playing; until Lawrence English challenged Shea to do so, the result of which is this album, playing acoustic, prepared, or electro-acoustically treated.

Ocougne, Sylvia / Chico Mello: Musica Brasileira Descomposta Ocougne, Sylvia / Chico Mello:
Musica Brasileira Descomposta

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The Brazilian duo of Silvia Ocougne and Chico Mello, residing in Berlin, create a sonic collage of traditional popular and contemporary elements influenced by both Berlin and Brazil, using the unusual orchestration of instruments including tuba, matchbox, clarinet, &c.

Frey, Jurg: Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey Frey, Jurg:
Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Six compositions from Lucier, Wolff, Schlothauer, and Frey, exploring harmonic beats on the acoustic clarinet, deriving melody in unexpected ways; seeking static tones between sound and noise; and investigating melodic variations; inquisitive, thought-provoking, alluring work.

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.

Merkel, Clemens : Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler Merkel, Clemens :
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Violinist Clemens Merkel interprets compositions by Wolfgang von Schweinitz's "Sonata for Violine Solo"; Antonie Beuger's "Unwritten Page"; Bruno Madema's "Piece Pour Ivry"; and Thomas Stiegler's cycle "Kammerkomplex" ("quasi una fantasia", "gran partita" and "sonata facile").

Zimmerlin, Alfred: Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster Zimmerlin, Alfred:
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Norway )

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German composer Alfred Zimmerlin presents 3 pieces that balance compositional and improvisational approaches, with a 7-part work for strings, a large Klavierstruck work for microtonal piano, and an improvised chamber work, "Klarinettenquintett," with Jurg Frey on clarinet.

Zeitkratzer: Grand Orchestra Zeitkratzer:
Grand Orchestra

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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The "Grand Orchestra" of Zeitkratzer and guests create a complex sound using an assembly of players with 40 winds, including bagpipes, developed by both Zeitkratzer and lay people, playing not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates.

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.

Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger: Accordion Music Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger:
Accordion Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Four works interpreted for accordion performed by Edwin Alexander Buchhol, including John Cage's "Cheap Imitation"; Michael Pisaro's "Here (2)"; Jurg Frey's "Sam Lazaro Bros." and Antoine Beuger's "die geschichte des sandkorns".

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.

Werder, Mannfred: 2003 [3 CDs] Werder, Mannfred:
2003 [3 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Pushing the envelope on minimalism, Manfredd Werder's 3 scores for "2003" present just 6 tones, the instructions telling 3, 2 or 1 performers to play a pitch or sound for 3-7 seconds twice during the performance; realized by Erik Carlson, Stephanie Richards, and D. Edward Davis.

Ratkje, Maja S. K. : Crepuscular Hour [CD+DVD] Ratkje, Maja S. K. :
Crepuscular Hour [CD+DVD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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An epic, hypnotic work for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians, and church organ, to be performed in a cathedral or similar location with musicians surrounding the audience, here from a live performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012.

Ratkje, Maja S. K. : Crepuscular Hour [VINYL 2LP / CD /DVD] Ratkje, Maja S. K. :
Crepuscular Hour [VINYL 2LP / CD /DVD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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An epic, hypnotic work for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians, and church organ, to be performed in a cathedral or similar location with musicians surrounding the audience, here from a live performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012.

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes

(Ayler -- France )

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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.

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.

Ashley, Robert: In Sara, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Men And Women [REISSUE] Ashley, Robert:
In Sara, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Men And Women [REISSUE]

(Cramps -- Germany )

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Robert Ashley's minimal masterpiece centers on John Barton Wolgamot's experimental poem "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women," consisting of one sentence repeated over and over, only changing names inserted into the sentence with each iteration.

Zeitkratzer: Grand Orchestra <i>[Used Item]</i> Zeitkratzer:
Grand Orchestra [Used Item]

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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The "Grand Orchestra" of Zeitkratzer and guests create a complex sound using an assembly of players with 40 winds, including bagpipes, developed by both Zeitkratzer and lay people, playing not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates.

Brenders, Kyle: Ways <i>[Used Item]</i> Brenders, Kyle:
Ways [Used Item]

(Porter Records -- USA )

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Written for musicians from Toronto's burgeoning music scene, this album explores an area of saxophonist Kyle Brender's compositional systems allowing independence in group improvisation.

Horvey, Amy: Interview <i>[Used Item]</i> Horvey, Amy:
Interview [Used Item]

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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A collection of narrative and experimental sound worlds for solo trumpet, born out of improvisation and organized through thoughtful collaborations with composers from Canada to Argentina.

Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt: Tides Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Tides

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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It started as Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek's, request to saxophonist Neil Welch to improvise over a track that he sent to him; on receipt of the track he was so impressed with the details that he created this unexpected and rich work of organized sound from it.

Ablinger, Peter: 33-127 Ablinger, Peter:
33-127

(Mode Records -- USA )

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Seth Josel performs Peter Ablinger's "33-127" for guitar and field recordings of transportation, graphic minimalism punctuated by bursts of activity - cacophony vs. tranquility.

Applebaum, Mark: Asylum Applebaum, Mark:
Asylum

(Innova -- USA )

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Barrett, Richard: Negatives Barrett, Richard:
Negatives

(NMC Records -- Great Britain )

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Richard Barrett's work encompasses composition and improvisation, from chamber music to live electronics, here with Friedrich Gauwerky, Brett Kelly, and Elision.

Brant, Henry : The Henry Brant Collection, Volume 4: Meteor Farm, A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies Brant, Henry :
The Henry Brant Collection, Volume 4: Meteor Farm, A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $10.10    

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Brown, Earle: Tracer [DVD] Brown, Earle:
Tracer [DVD]

(Mode Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Cage, John: A Cage Of Saxophones: The Works for Saxophone 2 Cage, John:
A Cage Of Saxophones: The Works for Saxophone 2

(Mode Records -- USA )

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Cage, John: The Works For Piano 6 Cage, John:
The Works For Piano 6

(Mode Records -- USA )

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Campbell, Christopher: Sound the All-Clear Campbell, Christopher:
Sound the All-Clear

(Innova -- USA )

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Christopher Campbell's takes his listeners on an impressive journey through compositional and sonic spaces in a fascinating, deceptively rich, and compellingly intelligent release.

Carneiro, Pedro: Improbable Transgressions Carneiro, Pedro:
Improbable Transgressions

(Sirr.ecords -- Portugal )

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Czernowin, Chaya: Pnima...ins Innere [DVD] Czernowin, Chaya:
Pnima...ins Innere [DVD]

(Mode Records -- USA )

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Eotvos, Peter / Alois Zimmermann, Bernd / Smolka, Martin : Musica Viva 15 Eotvos, Peter / Alois Zimmermann, Bernd / Smolka, Martin :
Musica Viva 15

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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Compositions by composer, conductor and teacher Peter Eötvös, Bernd Alois Zimmermann & Martin Smolka.

Gobeil, Gilles & Lussier, Rene: Le Contrat Gobeil, Gilles & Lussier, Rene:
Le Contrat

(Empreintes Digitales -- Canada )

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Gravitones: plus Sounding Brass Gravitones:
plus Sounding Brass

(for T -- The Netherlands )

Price: $15.95    

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Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love: Splatter Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love:
Splatter

(Smalltown Superjazzz -- Norway )

Price: $8.75    

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A mini-album of 4 tracks recorded live for the Smalltown 10th Year Anniversary in Oslo, 2004, an "explosion of energy created by breath & muscles."

Harrison, Lou: In Retrospect Harrison, Lou:
In Retrospect

(New World Records -- USA )

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Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon: Elastic Jargon Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon:
Elastic Jargon

(DATA -- The Netherlands )

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At its core Jargon mixes strings, electric guitar, violin, cello and double bass, a modern and elastic sound exploring contemporary composed and improvised musics.

Jackle, Klaus: Paganini, Giuliani Jackle, Klaus:
Paganini, Giuliani

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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After their 1st release "Tango", Klaus Jackle (guitar) and Friedemann Amadeus Treiber (violin) take on the greatest violinist and guitarist of the 19th century.

Klimsara & Spitschka: Sahay Manush: Marimbaphon & Multipercussion Klimsara & Spitschka:
Sahay Manush: Marimbaphon & Multipercussion

(FARAO Classics -- Germany )

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The duo of Jurgen Spitschka and Marta Klimsara performing works for marimba and percussion by Steve Reich, Astor Piazzola, Andy Pape, Maurice Ravel and Marcin Blazewicz.

Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet: Low Down Music Kniel, Manfred And His Reduction Quartet:
Low Down Music

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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Drummer Kniel & his Reduction Quartet play "Low Down" compositions, an uncompromisingly reduced and independent musical language including the basic elements of many possible kinds of music.

Levering, Arthur : Still Raining, Still Dreaming Levering, Arthur :
Still Raining, Still Dreaming

(New World Records -- USA )

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Arthur Levering in recordings of works from 2001-2002, compositions that stress clarity and lightness while working with dense elements of texture, tempo, & harmony.

Maguire, MC: Nothing Left To Destroy Maguire, MC:
Nothing Left To Destroy

(Innova -- USA )

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Extreme composer MC Maguire in a complex and layered work that pokes fun at and pays hommage to a world of musical genres, styles and approaches by morphing them together into this perplexingly accessible work.

Maroney, Denman  With Bleckmann / Hirsch: Music For Words, Perhaps: The Poetry of W B Yeates and Wal Maroney, Denman With Bleckmann / Hirsch:
Music For Words, Perhaps: The Poetry of W B Yeates and Wallace Stevens

(Innova -- USA )

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Hyperpianist Maroney in "Music for Words" using the poetry of Yeats; and 2 works for Maroney's reunited 1980's band Iota Jot Yod band with Shelley Hirsch and Herb Robertson.

Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain): Hommage a Leduc, Borduas Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain):
Hommage a Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Composer Simon Martin pays hommage to Quebec painters Ozias Leduc, Paul-Emile Borduas, and Jean-Paul Riopelle in contemplative works for each artist, performed by the ensembles Quatuor Bozzini, Quasar quatuor de saxophons, and Trio de guitares contemporain.

Maruhn / Reichert: Affetto! Maruhn / Reichert:
Affetto!

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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Asticcio Chamber Opera with works from Handel performed by Tenor J. Reichert and the Ensemble Teatro Affetto.

MC Maguire: Trash of Civilizations MC Maguire:
Trash of Civilizations

(Innova -- USA )

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Electroacoustic genre-clashing romps through a universe of sound blending live and organized sources from composer Maguire, works that have to be heard to be believed.

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs] Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings [VINYL 2 LPs]

(For Practically -- USA )

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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

Neuwirth, Olga & ICI Ensemble: Composer In Dialogue  - Who Am I?/No More Neuwirth, Olga & ICI Ensemble:
Composer In Dialogue - Who Am I?/No More

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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Olga Neuwirth and the ICI Ensemble in two amazing narrative works which she describes as "music for catastrophes", the 2nd drawing on lines from the songs of Frank Zappa.

Nono, Luigi: Guai ai gelidi mostri / Quando stanno morendo. Diario polacco No. 2 Nono, Luigi:
Guai ai gelidi mostri / Quando stanno morendo. Diario polacco No. 2

(NEOS Music -- Germany )

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Two large works from Italian composer Luigi Nono, recorded at Germany's Experimentalstudio des SWR under the direction of Andre Richard.

Paccione, Paul: Our Beauties Are Not Ours - Works for Voices and Instruments Paccione, Paul:
Our Beauties Are Not Ours - Works for Voices and Instruments

(New World Records -- USA )

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Paul Paccione's compositions balance a love of "abstract" sound combinations with a vivid sense of lyricism, here in 6 works from 1993 to 2007.

Prester John: Desire For a Straight Line Prester John:
Desire For a Straight Line

(Innova -- USA )

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Prester John is guitarist Shawn Persinger with mandolin virtuoso David Miller performing original work and music from Janet Feder, Dave Kerman, and a song for Henry Threadgill to sing!

PRISM Quartet: Music for Saxophones: William Albright PRISM Quartet:
Music for Saxophones: William Albright

(Innova -- USA )

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The four reedists of America's foremost chamber ensemble pay homage to the virtuosic, soulful, and daringly eclectic body of work by William Albright.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal saxophone quartet Quasar (Jean-Marc Bouchard, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, & Andre Leroux) in their 3rd incredible album of contemporary saxophone compositions, presenting 14 rich and varied compositions, including commissioned and premier works.

Quatuor Bozzini: A Chacun Sa Miniature Quatuor Bozzini:
A Chacun Sa Miniature

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Quatuor Bozzini string quartet dedicate this double CD to emerging artists in a collection of miniatures written in 2011 by emerging composers for the QB's annual Composer's Kitchen event.

Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu: Le mensonge et l'identite Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu:
Le mensonge et l'identite

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Bozzini Quartet commissioned this work from the duo Derome/Hetu, which tackles the subject of making differences cohabit, calling for the musicians to move & improvise in response to a soundtrack in 4 languages.

Reichert, Johannes: Barockkantaten Reichert, Johannes:
Barockkantaten

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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Schultz, Ernst / Stamm, Holger : Go Lep-Lai-Lai: A Musical Journey Schultz, Ernst / Stamm, Holger :
Go Lep-Lai-Lai: A Musical Journey

(Meta Records -- Germany )

Price: $2.20    

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Siegel Ensemble, Aaron: Every Morning, A History Siegel Ensemble, Aaron:
Every Morning, A History

(Peacock -- USA )

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Brooklyn-based Braxton alumni Siegel explores transition-less composition in a work for solo piano and one for ensemble including Matt Bauder and Jessica Pavone.

Sogawa, Kinya: Playing Bamboo Sogawa, Kinya:
Playing Bamboo

(Animul -- USA )

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Kinya Sogawa is one of the most outstanding shakuhachi performers in Japan today, and is also one of Japan's finest shakuhachi makers, here in an album of masterful performance on one of his own instruments.

Soldier, Dave: Chamber Music Soldier, Dave:
Chamber Music

(Mulatta Records -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Soudnick, Nick: Faust 3: Akhemusic Vol. 5 Soudnick, Nick:
Faust 3: Akhemusic Vol. 5

(Ultra -- Russia )

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