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Thollem  / Rivera: I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All Thollem / Rivera:
I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All

(Thollem -- USA )

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Distinctly far-ranging work from technical/conceptual phenomenon pianist McDonas and drummer Rivera, a mix of composed & spontaneous works, eclectic and amazing.

Wet Ink Ensemble: Relay Wet Ink Ensemble:
Relay

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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New works by Rick Burkhardt, George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, and Eric Wubbels take NYC's Wet Ink Ensemble into new worlds of ensemble virtuosity, sonic explorations, and compositional inventiveness.

Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet: Atemwende Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet:
Atemwende

(Ignoring Gravity Music -- Germany )

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A composition for string quartet and trumpet in 9 parts by German composer Bojan Vuletic, a work inspired by and dedicated to Paul Celan, performed with the MIVOS String Quartet & Nate Wooley, and premiered in NYC's Issue Project Room.

Zorn, John: Commedia Della Arte Zorn, John:
Commedia Della Arte

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Joh Zorn wrote this multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell'arte that began in the 16th century, evoking the characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouch, Pulcinella and Pierrot in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles.

Zorn, John: Sacred Visions Zorn, John:
Sacred Visions

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two Zorn compositions touching upon the mediaeval world: "The Holy Visions", a Mystery Play in 11 strophes for voice concerning mystic Hildegard von Bingen; "The Remedy of Fortune" is a string quartet inspired by the 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut.

Harrison, Bryn : Receiving the Approaching Memory Harrison, Bryn :
Receiving the Approaching Memory

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Bryn Harrison's highly acclaimed, labyrinthine composition for violin & piano from 2014, expertly realised by violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Mark Knoop, for whom this 5-part work of beautiful repetitions reflecting tapestries of sound was written.

Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski): Volume Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski):
Volume

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A joint composition for violin and double bass, developed over six months in 2015 by violinist and Wandelweiser composer Johnny Chang with bassist Mike Majkowski, a fragile and beautifully revealing work in 5 parts that moves slowly through subtle harmonic changes.

Smith, Linda Catlin : Dirt Road Smith, Linda Catlin :
Dirt Road

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith's extended composition for violin and percussion in 15 parts, performed by percussionist Simon Limbrick and violinist Mira Benjamin, a unique orchestration that reveals a journey of steady pace, tension and beauty.

Ganelin, Slava  / Volkov, Vladimir: Ne Slyshno Ganelin, Slava / Volkov, Vladimir:
Ne Slyshno

(Auris Media -- Russia )

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Composer and pianist Slava Ganelin meets Russian double bass player Vladimir Volkov for a surprising and impulsive release of spontaneous studio improvisations.

Xenakis: Works With Piano [DVD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Xenakis:
Works With Piano [DVD] [Used Item]

(Mode -- USA )

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DVD Edition: Aki Takahashi follows up her acclaimed 1st disc of Xenakis piano works with these works for piano with instruments, joined by the JACK Quartet, the Callithumpian Consort, and Rohan de Saram.

Ensemble Phoenix Basel & Jerome Noetinger: Les Voix De L'Invisible  [VINYL] Ensemble Phoenix Basel & Jerome Noetinger:
Les Voix De L'Invisible [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Jerome Noetinger was commissioned by the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, a challenge for a non-notational conceptualist, which he accepted, creating this work in collaboration with the Ensemble, and based on the book by Pascal Quignard, "La haine de la musique" (The hate of music).

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future <i>[Used Item]</i> Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Zemler, Hubert : Gostak & Doshes <i>[Used Item]</i> Zemler, Hubert :
Gostak & Doshes [Used Item]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Drummer/percussionist Hubert Zemler's second solo album with two compositions inspired by electronic music, particularly by works of the ensemble Suaves Figures, recorded in the vaults of the Camaldolese Church in Bielany, Warsaw with Milosz Pekala on vibraphones.

Lubman, Brad: Insomniac <i>[Used Item]</i> Lubman, Brad:
Insomniac [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Michael C. Maguire: Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy <i>[Used Item]</i> Michael C. Maguire:
Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle <i>[Used Item]</i> Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle [Used Item]

(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.

MacLean, Steve: Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions MacLean, Steve:
Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Using a diverse set of instruments and percussive devices, from tennis balls to Jupiter 80 keyboards, electronics artist and performer Steve MacLean presents an exotic set of compositions using microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures in unusual and captivating music.

Ensemble Hodos: Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1) Ensemble Hodos:
Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Saxophonist Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and double bassist Sebastien Beliah formed Ensemble Hodos in 2008 to perform the music of composers who wrote scores that include freedom and/or improvisation for the players, here performing the music of Philip Corner.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs] Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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erstwhile records releases their first CD on their ErstClass imprint, issuing and collecting historically important work, here with composer Michael Pisaro's piano works from 1994-2016, 11 compositions performed by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Wire, The: #393 November 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD] Wire, The:
#393 November 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )

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On the cover: English folk singer and underground music maven Shirley Collins; Ectoplasm Girls; Roy Montgomery; Fritz Welch; Tarek Atoui; plus: The Wire Tapper 42: 20 new tracks by Aluk Todolo, The Gaslamp Killer, Giorgio Moroser, Jah9, The Splitter Orchestra and more.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I) Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Nitsch, Hermann: 25. Aktion (wiederaufgefuhrt) [VINYL] Nitsch, Hermann:
25. Aktion (wiederaufgefuhrt) [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Viennese Actionism founding artist Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian painter, performance-artist, and composer, in an audio recording of a work of sound and drone premiered in NYC in 1968, and recreated in a performance at gallery Pakesch, Vienna in 1982.

Musicworks: #126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Canada's premiere music magazine, with articles on The Sound Future of Virtual Reality; Roarke Menzies; Heidi Chan; Erin Gee; Eric Normand; Carmen Braden; Nick Dourado; plus a CD with recordings from Eric Normand, Carmen Braden, Erin Gee, Nick Dourado, Heidi Chan, and Plumes Ensemble.

Feldman, Morton: Three Voices (performed by Juliet Fraser) Feldman, Morton:
Three Voices (performed by Juliet Fraser)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Soprano Juliet Fraser performs Morton Feldman's late work for 3 voices, performed by 1 vocalist (originally Joan La Barbara) who performs with themself on tape, in a work that Feldman described as "lucious", "sexy", and "gorgeous", as heard in Fraser's beautiful rendering.

Tenney, James: Bass Works (performed by Dario Calderone) Tenney, James:
Bass Works (performed by Dario Calderone)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Fascinating works for doublebass from American composer James Tenney, 3 pieces for solo doublebass, and a large work for viola, cello, doublebass and tape delay system, performed by bassist Dario Calderone with William Lane on viola and Francesco Dillon on cello.

Previte, Bobby: Mass [VINYL 2 LPs] Previte, Bobby:
Mass [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )

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Drummer Bobby Previte's "Mass" is based on heavy electrified rearrangements of 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay's "Missa Sancti Jacobi", performed by The Rose Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, Don McGreevy, Mike Gamble and Jamie Saft, Marco Benevento, and Reed Mathis.

Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey: clarinet (and piano) Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey:
clarinet (and piano)

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three beautifully delicate works for Jurg Frey's clarinet, composed by the Amsterdam-based Wandelweiser composer/pianist Dante Boon, who has collaborated with Frey for several years and who accompanies Jurg on two of the pieces.

d'Angiolini, Giuliano : Cantilena d'Angiolini, Giuliano :
Cantilena

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six chamber works by the Paris-based Italian composer Giuliano d Angiolini, following his Edition Rz release by presenting more examples of Giuliano's careful and particular use of indeterminate elements in a series of compositions that are musically exquisite.

d'incise / Cristian Alvear: Appalachian Anatolia (14th Century) d'incise / Cristian Alvear:
Appalachian Anatolia (14th Century)

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A composition for solo 'modified guitar' from Swiss composer d'incise peformed by guitarist Cristian Alvear, music "at the confluence of sound, melody and rhythm. Something quiet but somehow driven by a pulse, existing somewhere between the electroacoustic and the tonal conceptions of music."

Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba: Resonators Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba:
Resonators

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Acoustic instruments and feedback devices in old stone spaces, rich multi-layered music recorded during a residency in the Czech Republic by the trio of George Cremaschi (double bass and electronics), Irene Kepl (violin and electronics) and Petr Vrba (trumpet, clarinet and electronics).

Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann: Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann [VINYL] Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann:
Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Portugese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann recorded this album live at Estudios Sa Da Bandeira in Portugal, a power trio + 1 of uncompromising and burning improvisation, a less common but completely rewarding setting for Brotzmann.

Kahn, Jason and Asher: Planes Kahn, Jason and Asher:
Planes

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Sonic explorer Jason Kahn & Asher Thal-Nir in a 2008 concert at Boston's Axiom Gallery for a performance that creates inspired sound worlds by layering Kahn's planes of sound with Asher's environmental processing.

Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Block, Olivia :
Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Glistening Examples -- USA )

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Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.

Feldman, Morton : For John Cage Feldman, Morton :
For John Cage

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Morton Feldman was a friend, flatmate and student of John Cage's innovative approaches to composition; he wrote this 3 part work for violin and piano in 1982 as a 70th birthday present for Cage, here performed by violinist Josje Fosie Ter Haar and pianist John Snijders.

Feldman, Morton : Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton :
Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Feldman's idiosyncratic large composition is also one of his more active, influenced by John Cage, and using a score that defines organizational procedures in chordal and chromatic patterns, as realized in this '93 recording by Rohan de Saram (cello) and Marianne Schroeder (piano).

Rosenberger, Katharina : SHIFT Rosenberger, Katharina :
SHIFT

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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First recordings of composer Katharnia Rosenberger's SHIFT and other dynamic and exciting works incorporating spatialization, by an electroacoustic orchestra including Rage Thrombones, captured in 2016 at the University of California, in San Diego, California.

Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester: Creative Construction Set Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester:
Creative Construction Set

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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An amazing album of advanced techniques and sonic possibilities from the Berlin based Splitter Orchester, bringing together 25 superlative players from the "Echtzeitmusik" electroacoustic improvisation, here performing George Lewis's composition "Creative Construction Set".

Wire, The: #394 December 2016 [MAGAZINE] Wire, The:
#394 December 2016 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )

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December 2016 issue of the essential UK new music magazine with: Spirits Rejoice!; NON Invisible Jukebox with Dagmar Krause; Pamelia Stickney; Magnetoceptia; Kill Alters; Chris Cobilis; Bonaventure; Global Ear Taipei; Oliver Coates on Mike Nelson; and Epiphanies: Richard Pinhas.

P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]: Ikebana P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]:
Ikebana

(FMR -- UK )

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Fascinating sound and drone music from this interesting German ensemble led by Reinhold Friedl, "ikebana" takes its name from the tradition of Japanese flower arranging which dates back to the 7th century, with 8 tracks named as such: Shoka, Rikka, Nigeria and Morimono.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus: Distances Ouies Dites Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus:
Distances Ouies Dites

(Potlatch -- France )

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Composer Jean-Luc Guionnet wrote "Distances ouies Dites" ("Distances: Hearsay") for the 7-piece Dedalus Ensemble, who are positioned in separate rooms at Le Consortium, each having to use the features of the room and distance from each other to confer liked musical ideas.

Cage, John: The Works For Piano 7 [DVD] Cage, John:
The Works For Piano 7 [DVD]

(Mode Records -- USA )

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DVD-audio disc of Cage's piano works "Chess Pieces" and "Sonatas and Interludes" peformed by Margaret Leng Tan, with 3 documentary videos, and Vittorio Rieti's "Chess Serenade".

Korn, Christoph : Ich Spreche Diesen Text Korn, Christoph :
Ich Spreche Diesen Text

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two conceptual compositions from Christoph Korn: the first, "Ich Spreche Diesen" (I appeal to this) where spoken word is placed in a loop and then slowly erased by custom software using aleatory procedures; then "Stille" (Silent), a Cage inspired work.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs] Houben, Eva-Maria :
Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Developed from the 13th & 14th century concept of a "book of hours", a prayer book for laymen, and particularly the book of the Duke of Berry (1340-1416) which describes relationships between people; performed by Andreas Feilen, Eva-Maria Houben, and Erik Carlson.

Lindvall, Johan: Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs] Lindvall, Johan:
Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Swedish composer and pianist Johan Lindvall in a series of 27 works performed solo or in an ensemble with Vilde Sandve Alnaes (violin), Kristine Tjogersen(clarinet), Jan Martin Gismervik(percussion), Henrik Munkeby Norstebo(trombone), Ina Sagstuen(voice), & Fredrik Rasten(guitar).

Schiller, Christoph : Spinet, 2016 Schiller, Christoph :
Spinet, 2016

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Christoph Schiller performs on the spinet, often improvising with electronics and objects; here he uses the spinet alone in patiently developing compositions that emphasize the individual tones and harmonics of the instrument played on the keys and inside the instrument.

Hannesson, Mark: Angels Hannesson, Mark:
Angels

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Pianist Roger Admiral performs Canadian composer Mark Hannesson's "The Angel's Game", and "Memory Sustained", both minimal works for solo piano, the second using a set of instructions giving the performer advice and discretion over pacing and approach.

Martin, Luke: So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless Martin, Luke:
So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Luke Martin began this work with a field recording at Mentryville Park in Southern California, which was transcribed by himself and Amy Golden, Ben Levinson, Davy Sumner, and Ryan Gaston using Martin's system of notating silence, then combined into the final score for this recording.

Cage, John : Cartridge Music Cage, John :
Cartridge Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A 2003 recording from The Ensemble Daswirdas performing John Cage's 1960 composition "Cartridge Music", described as: "For amplified small sounds; also amplified piano or cymbal; any number of players and loudspeakers; parts to be prepared from score by performers."

Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey: Works For Violin Duos Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey:
Works For Violin Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works from two distinctive composers from different periods--Jurg Frey and Luigi Nono--both for two violins, Frey using the two violins in parallel to emphasize their distinction; Nono using powerful gestures of divergence and contrast in a dream-like duo.

Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni: Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni:
Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles

(Fou Records -- France )

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Raymond Boni performs on guitar and harmonica, using a fascinating set of approaches, for poems from Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, chosen from Lorca's "Romancero Gitano" (Gypsy Ballads), and read with substantial depth by actress Violeta Ferrer.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT] Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro.

Girard-Charest, Emilie: Emilie Prefere Le Chant Girard-Charest, Emilie:
Emilie Prefere Le Chant

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Emilie Girard-Charest is a Montreal cellist, composer and improviser, here presenting 5 works, one of her own and 4 from Fredrik Gran, Sergio Castrillon, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Joane Hetu, using extreme techniques and electroacoustic accompaniment in both joyful and terrifying ways.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Quartetski: Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 Quartetski:
Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composed between 1926 and 1939, "Mikrokosmos" was Bela Bartok's attempt to solve certain technical problems in the art of piano playing, here adapted by the 5-piece Quartetski into a fascinating series of progressive exercises and etudes, oddly enough presented without a piano.

Quatuor Bozzini: Christopher Butterfield: Trip Quatuor Bozzini:
Christopher Butterfield: Trip

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini string quartet worked with composer Christopher Butterfield, who wrote two of these pieces ("Trip" and "Fall") specifically for QB, alongside three other works from 20 years of composing that use unusual instructions and scores for the performers.

Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes Juxtavoices:
Warning: May Contain Notes

(Discus -- UK )

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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio: Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30 Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio:
Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Ensemble InterContemporain is viola player Garth Knox's string and percussion performance group, here called upon by John Zorn to present new interpretations of his "Book of Angels" Masada compositions, in nine magnificent recordings of great depth and intimacy.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Pisaro, Michael  (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin): Resting in a Fold of the Fog Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin):
Resting in a Fold of the Fog

(Potlatch -- France )

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Two rich sound works: "Grounded Cloud" which gathers fragments of noise and tone into a continuous fabric; and "Hearing Metal (4)", an investigation into metallic resonance, performed by Pisaro with Dedalus members Stephane Garin (percussion) and Didier Aschour (guitar).

CHANGES TO blind: Fun! With Sound Sources Vol. IIIb CHANGES TO blind:
Fun! With Sound Sources Vol. IIIb

(Mucal -- USA )

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Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL] Liederkreis (Judith Berkson):
Liederkreis [VINYL]

(B. Walter Recordings -- USA )

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NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.

Sirom: I Sirom:
I

(Amorfon -- Japan )

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Silom is a Slovenian creative music trio using a variety of string, percussive, and melodic percussive instruments, focused on the acoustic aspects of complex evolving works that combine composed and improvised aspects to create rich music with ancient ethnic overtones.

Zorn, John: The Garden Of Earthly Delights Zorn, John:
The Garden Of Earthly Delights

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Composer John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble of Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Sara Serpa (voice) in their 6th album of heavy improv, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the passing of painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Chessex, Antoine / Apartment House / Jerome Noetinger: "Plastic Concrete" / "Accumulation" Chessex, Antoine / Apartment House / Jerome Noetinger:
"Plastic Concrete" / "Accumulation"

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Two long-form compositions combining acoustic and electronic orchestration by Antoine Chessex, convoluted works that take unusual twists and turns from spirited interaction to beautiful sonic passages, performed at London's Cafe Oto by an ensemble including Dominic Lash, Andrew Sparling, Jerome Noetinger, &c.

Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert): Gle Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert):
Gledalec [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Draksler's interest in poetry drives this 2-CD release, with a chamber octet of improvisers and orchestra players, with 2 vocalists, two reedists (inc. Ab Baars), violin, piano, double bass, drums & orchestral percussion, performing Draksler's compositions for the words of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou.

Zeitkratzer: Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2" Zeitkratzer:
Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2"

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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The 20th anniversary of director Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer ensemble, who have reinterpreted in surprising ways the music of a far-ranging and eclectic set of composers and performers, as they take on the innovative electronic rock band Kraftwerk in six interpretations from their first two albums.

Ferrari, Luc: Heterozygote / Petite Symphonie [VINYL] Ferrari, Luc:
Heterozygote / Petite Symphonie [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two major works from electroacoustic composer Luc Ferrari: "Heterozygote" written in 1964, where Ferrari attempts to engineer a language located both on the musical and on the dramatic plane; and "Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps" from 1947, part of a series of imaginary soundscapes based on recollections of a mountain landscape.

Zeitkratzer: Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2" [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Zeitkratzer:
Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2" [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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The 20th anniversary of director Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer ensemble, who have reinterpreted in surprising ways the music of a far-ranging and eclectic set of composers and performers, as they take on the innovative electronic rock band Kraftwerk in six interpretations from their first two albums.

More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato: Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato:
Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.

Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter: Felicity's Ultimatum Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter:
Felicity's Ultimatum

(Discus -- Australia )

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The 2nd release in a new series of small groups drawn from members of the Discus Music family, where the group meets, writes, rehearses and records in one single session, here developing ten compositions from all four players edited into a continuous sequence of structure and improvisation, embracing melody, texture and pure abstraction.

Arnold, Martin : The Spit Veleta Arnold, Martin :
The Spit Veleta

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Canadian composer Martin Arnold is based in Toronto, writing melodic works that contain a meandering, psychedelic quality, as heard in these three compositions performed by Philip Thomas on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, the first two pieces solos from each respectively, and the last a duo with both musicians.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah : Bow Ceccarelli, Isaiah :
Bow

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Montreal-based Composer-percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli, well known through his Ambiances Magnetiques releases, in 7 compositions, a mix of timbrally-based music in which he himself performs, and through-composed pieces that focus on harmonic progressions, performed as string duos, trios, and quartets.



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