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Compositional Forms

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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 )

Price: $17.10    

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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.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

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.

Poulin, Brigitte : Edifices naturels Poulin, Brigitte :
Edifices naturels

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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For a decade, Brigitte Poulin has been commissioning and premiering works by composers who, she thought, could help better define our own piano culture.

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: Michel Gonneville: Hozhro Quatuor Bozzini:
Michel Gonneville: Hozhro

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Michel Gonneville's dreamlike, shamanistic journey, "Hozhro", in a brilliantly executed reading by Montreal's Quatuori Bozzini with vocalist Marianne Lamber & saxophonist Mathieu Gualin.

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 )

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

(Ultra -- Russia )

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Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!: An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!:
An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts

(Edgetone Records -- USA )

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This is Moe! Staiano's (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) 1st CD of orchcestral compositions for Strings, Percussion, U-bolts, Wine Glasses, Prepared Guitar & Sirens recorded in 1998 and 2003.

Stambolov, Vesko: F. Chopin Piano Concertos Stambolov, Vesko:
F. Chopin Piano Concertos

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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Pianist Stambolov with a string quartet performing Chopin's "Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op.11" and "Concert No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21".

Tenney, James: Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy - The Barton Workshop Tenney, James:
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy - The Barton Workshop

(Mode Records -- USA )

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Composer Tenney with early works for flute and clarinet and early drone compositions, exploring issues of unpredictable results and indeterminancy.

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.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #2 Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #2

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )

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The second volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #3 Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #3

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )

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The third volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Various Artists: From the Kitchen Archives: New Music New York 1979 Various Artists:
From the Kitchen Archives: New Music New York 1979

(Orange Mountain Music -- USA )

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Vasallo, Nick: The Burning Vasallo, Nick:
The Burning

(Ars Nova Classics -- USA )

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The 1st release on the Ars Nova Classics label presents 'Eclecticism' composer Nick Vasallo in genre–blurring avant and electro-acoustic works performed by several ensembles.

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.

Schmidt / Weniger / Henze / Bussenius: schmidt happens Schmidt / Weniger / Henze / Bussenius:
schmidt happens

(Cracked an Egg -- Austria )

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Pianist Andreas Schmidt in a quartet with saxophonist Peter Weninger, bassist Andreas Henze and drummer Kai Bussenius live in concert in Berlin, 2007.

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.

Curran, Alvin: Natural History [VINYL] Curran, Alvin:
Natural History [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first-ever vinyl issue of Alvin Curran's 1983 cassette release, a composition of organized field recordings, a major work he describes as a series of "still lifes" from 20 years of recordings with an engrossingly diverse set of curious and concrete sounds - amazing!

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).

Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith: A Place Meant For Birds <i>[Used Item]</ Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith:
A Place Meant For Birds [Used Item]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A live recording at the Outpost from a tour in 2013, the first time the Desert Sweets trio of Biggi Vinkelo on sax & flute, Mark Weaver on tuba and didgeridoo, and Damon Smith on double bass, reuniting after their 2001 recording for a beautiful album of intimate improvisation.

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.

Gjerstad Trio, Frode: Mir Gjerstad Trio, Frode:
Mir

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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The first meeting of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, bassist Jon Rune Strom and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, performing live at Cafe Mir in Oslo, an amazingly energetic session of great dialog and drive.

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs <i>[Used Item]</i> Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.

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.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

Paul, Leah: Trenza <i>[Used Item]</i> Paul, Leah:
Trenza [Used Item]

(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).

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader <i>[Used Item]</i> Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Romannis Motte: Another Journey <i>[Used Item]</i> Romannis Motte:
Another Journey [Used Item]

(Mystery School Records -- USA )

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A collection of 8 synth-driven ambient cosmic voyages from Romannis Motte using Roland JX8P, Roland RS-5, Alexis QS7, Alexis Micron, Korg PE1000, Crumar DS-2, iPad running NanoStudio, Korg iMS20, 0-iPolySix, Access Virus A.

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 )

Price: $9.95    

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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.

Cage, John / David Tudor / Christian Wolff: San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965 [VINYL 2 Cage, John / David Tudor / Christian Wolff:
San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Modern Silence -- Malta )

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First vinyl release of this historic performance of minimalist music from 1965 recorded for KPFA Radio, bringing conceptual composers John Cage and David Tudor to perform two "Variations", a "Duet for Cymbal", and composer Christian Wolff's "For 1, 2 Or 3 People".

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.

Dumitrescu, Iancu: Live In New York w/ Either/Or Dumitrescu, Iancu:
Live In New York w/ Either/Or

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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Iancu Dumitrescu premieres six new works of Spectral compositions performed by the 13 piece Either/Or Ensemble under the direction of Richard Carrick, presented in Columbia University's Miller Theater in 2016, an amazing album of microcosmic and macrocosmic sound.

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.

Brady, Tim: Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune <i>[Used Item]</i> Brady, Tim:
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A chamber opera that tells the story of the life of the Canadian doctor and humanitarian Norman Bethune by interweaving extracts from Bethune's own letters with poetry of the 1930s.

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes <i>[Used Item]</i> Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes [Used Item]

(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.



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