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Moser, Michael: Antiphon Stein [2 Vinyl LPs] Moser, Michael:
Antiphon Stein [2 Vinyl LPs]

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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A site-specific sound installation in the nave and choir of Minoritenkirche in Krems/Stein that engages with the architecture and sound of this church space from composer Michael Moser working with Berndt Thurner, Klaus Lang, Hannah Schwegler and Nik Hummer.

Brown, Earle: Chamber Music Brown, Earle:
Chamber Music

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Earle Brown conducts a chamber ensemble including John Tilbury on piano through a number of compositions, including versions of "October", "November", & "December", "Corroboree 1964 For Three Pianos", "Trio For Five Dances", and "Tracking Pierrot For Ensable".

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

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Recorded live at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music in 2006, this is the 3rd and final volume of works by Morton Feldman performed by the Smith Quartet with John Tilbury on piano, recorded in high quality DVD audio and with extensive liner notes by Tilbury.

Cymerman, Jeremiah / Evan Parker / Nate Wooley: World of Objects Cymerman, Jeremiah / Evan Parker / Nate Wooley:
World of Objects

(5049 Records -- USA )

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The trio of Evan Parker on tenor & soprano sax, Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinet & electronics, and Nate Wooley on trumpet, performing live at The Stone, NYC in 2013 in a remarkable concert intensified by Cymerman's studio processing to emphasize aspects of the performance.

Gustafsson / Newman / Gennaro: Port Huron Picnic Gustafsson / Newman / Gennaro:
Port Huron Picnic

(Spool -- Canada )

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Free and open-ended improvisation and amplified sound work from Mats Gustaffson with the duo of Gennaro and Newman AKA Wrist Error.

Penderecki, Krzysztof / Eugeniusz Rudnik: Homo Ludens [2 CDs] Penderecki, Krzysztof / Eugeniusz Rudnik:
Homo Ludens [2 CDs]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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In the 1960s Eugeniusz Rudnik and Krzysztof Penderecki used the Polish Experminental Radio as a laboratory for their experiments in electronic and tape music, here in a 2 CD release presenting these remarkable and forward-thinking works of great technical skill and creativity.

resAUnance : Migration resAUnance :
Migration

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The debut album by the chamber-jazz quartet resAUnance of Jonathan Golove on electric cello, Michael McNeill on piano, John Bacon on vibraphone and percussion, and Esin Gunduz on voice, blending compositional, improvisation, & Turkish folk music into passionate and beautiful works.

Carter, Kent: Oratorios and Songs (2010) Carter, Kent:
Oratorios and Songs (2010)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The Riviere Ensemble led by bassist Kent Carter with Christiane Bopp (trombone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) and Laura Tejeda Martin (mezzo soprano) recording original works in historic churches in France, blending classical, jazz, free improv & traditional musics.

Oliveros, Pauline + Musiques Nouvelles: Four Meditations/Sound Geometries Oliveros, Pauline + Musiques Nouvelles:
Four Meditations/Sound Geometries

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra, using her Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System in a mix of conducted and improvised music using metaphors and listening concepts.

Oliveros, Pauline + Musiques Nouvelles: Four Meditations/Sound Geometries [VINYL] Oliveros, Pauline + Musiques Nouvelles:
Four Meditations/Sound Geometries [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra, using her Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System in a mix of conducted and improvised music using metaphors and listening concepts.

Sharp, Elliott: Tranzience Sharp, Elliott:
Tranzience

(New World Records -- USA )

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Four works from NY multi-reedist, guitarist and electroacoustic composer Elliott Sharp, exemplifying the wide variety of approaches to the manifestation of his core concepts over a period of nearly twenty years, as performed by JACK Quartet, New Thread Quartet, and Either/Or.

Musicworks: #125 Summer 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#125 Summer 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Canada's premier new music magazine in their 125th issue, articles include Ayo Leilani; Ocean Bug and Bird Songs; Gabriel Dharmoo; crys cole; Thin Edge New Music Collective; plus a CD with tracks from Witch Prophet; Gabriel Dharmoo; Tim Brady; crys cole; Marc Saba; &c. &c.

Weeks, James: Mural Weeks, James:
Mural

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A work for two quartets of voices about our relationship with the world, using four text sources from Rutherford Bowey & Westerberg, John Cage, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro, and a critiques of "Vermeer's painting The Little Street"; a fascinating weaving of voice and song.

Lucier, Alvin: Still and Moving Lines: Decibel Perform Compositions by Alvin Lucier Lucier, Alvin:
Still and Moving Lines: Decibel Perform Compositions by Alvin Lucier

(Pogus -- USA )

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Australian new music ensemble Decibel performing four works combining acoustic and electronic orchestration by composer Alvin Lucier, three of which are previously unrecorded: "Ever Present" (2002); "Carbon Copies" (1989); "Hands" (1994); "Shelter" (1967).

Microtub: Star System [VINYL] Microtub:
Star System [VINYL]

(Sofa -- Norway )

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A 3-dimensional graphic scores performed using microtonal tubas from the trio of Robin Hayward, Martin Taxt, and Kristoffer Lo, using the Hayward Tuning Vine that visualises the harmonic space implicit within the microtonal tuba.

Cage, John : Branches Cage, John :
Branches

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The Ensemble Daswirdas performs John Cage's "Branches" composition, which is based on a previous work, "Child of Tree", but here each performer plays an 8 minute variation of that work, which is performed on amplified pods, cacti, and other plant materials.

Malfatti, Radu: Radu Malfatti Malfatti, Radu:
Radu Malfatti

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Austrian trombonist and composer presents two works: a solo piece for trombone comprised of a series of detached sonic events; and a work performed with the Wandelweiser String Quartet, using bowing and blowing techniques to create punctuations of unusual sound.

Xenakis, Iannis: GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL REPRESS] Xenakis, Iannis:
GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL REPRESS]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).

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 )

Price: $29.95

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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.

Bosetti, Alessandro : Stille Post. Radio Works: 2003-2011[4 CD Box Set w/ 36 page booklet] <i>[Used Bosetti, Alessandro :
Stille Post. Radio Works: 2003-2011[4 CD Box Set w/ 36 page booklet] [Used Item]

(Monotype/Bolt -- Poland )

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Conceptualist/composer Alessandro Bosetti in a 4CD box set and extensive booklet presenting large and unusual radio works that he's composed from 2003-2011, using "translations, misunderstandings, travels, microphones, headphones and sonorous telephone games as creative tools."

Hayward, Robin: Stop Time <i>[Used Item]</i> Hayward, Robin:
Stop Time [Used Item]

(Important Records -- USA )

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Commissioned for the 2013 Stop Time festival in Belgium and performed by Robin Hayward on microtonal tuba with 3 players on electronics, cello and baritone sax, written on his Tuning Vine software to explore possible interactions between sound, vision, space, and time.

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

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

Price: $11.95

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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: $22.95

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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: Cage Performs Cage: Empty Words With Music For Piano / One7 Cage, John:
Cage Performs Cage: Empty Words With Music For Piano / One7

(Mode Records -- USA )

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1991 recordings of frequent collaborators John Cage on voice with pianist Yvar Mikhasoff performing "Empty Words", and Cage alone performing his time bracket piece "One7".

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 )

Price: $17.95

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

(Mode Records -- USA )

Price: $18.21

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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 )

Price: $10.00

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Gravitones: plus Sounding Brass Gravitones:
plus Sounding Brass

(for T -- The Netherlands )

Price: $11.00

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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 )

Price: $3.85

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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.



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