The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC
Compositional Forms

See all in:   Composition  •  Avant Garde  •  Historical


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

(Smalltown Superjazzz -- Norway )

Price: $8.75    

Out of Stock

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 )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock
Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon: Elastic Jargon Horsthuis, Maurice Jargon:
Elastic Jargon

(DATA -- The Netherlands )

Price: $10.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.13    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $8.70    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $8.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.50    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $7.17    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $3.85    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $12.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $23.95    

In Stock

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    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $35.95    

Out of Stock

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 )

Price: $7.70    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $10.50    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $10.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $5.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $12.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $6.88    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $8.81    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.84    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock
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: $2.00    

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

(Peacock -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.60    

In Stock

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    

Out of Stock
Soudnick, Nick: Faust 3: Akhemusic Vol. 5 Soudnick, Nick:
Faust 3: Akhemusic Vol. 5

(Ultra -- Russia )

Price: $13.95    

In Stock
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 )

Price: $7.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $3.85    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $6.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $6.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $18.95    

In Stock
Vasallo, Nick: The Burning Vasallo, Nick:
The Burning

(Ars Nova Classics -- USA )

Price: $4.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $12.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $7.00    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $16.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $12.95    

Out of Stock

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 )

Price: $18.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $14.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $25.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $19.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $6.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $15.95    

Out of Stock

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.

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

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $7.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $8.95    

In Stock

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.

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

(Bolt -- Poland )

Price: $8.95    

In Stock

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 )

Price: $9.95    

In Stock
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    

In Stock


Best Sellers in This Category:

Feldman, Morton: Clarinet & String Quartet

Cage, John: Ryoanji

Brown, Earle: Synergy

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

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

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

Cage, John: Sonatas & Interludes (1946 - 1948)

Frey, Jurg: Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas

Feldman, Morton: String Quartet (1979)

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

Ives, Charles / Wyschnegradsky, Ivan: Quarter-Tone Pieces

Braxton, Anthony (+Duke Ellington): Concept of Freedom

Frey, Jurg : Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 [2 CDs]

Smith Quartet with John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]

Makrokosmos Quartet: Magic Worlds Of Sound

Frey, Jurg: String Quartets

Cage, John: Imaginary Landscapes

Feldman, Morton: For Bunita Marcus

Fox, Chistopher: Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano

Boulez, Pierre: Notations & Piano Sonatas