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Compositional Forms

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Schlothauer, Burkhard : Harmonies And Structures Schlothauer, Burkhard :
Harmonies And Structures

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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When the Zeitkratzer Ensemble was asked to perform a late ensemble work by John Cage, director Reinhold Friedl turned to composer Burkhard Schlothauer, who reworked one of Cage's Number Pieces to create this rich piece using Cage's methods; plus a composition for the dance piece "Bewegte Bauhausbilder"; and an octet commissioned for the Klangzeit-Festival Time Is On My Side.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Ensemble Works [2 CDS] Houben, Eva-Maria :
Ensemble Works [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three detailed and fragile compositions from German minimalist composer Eva-Maria Houben reveal themselves over two CDs, performed by the Boston-based experimental music ensemble, Ensemble Ordinary Affects, with Houben herself on organ recording at Memorial Chapel, in Wesleyan University, CT: three movements from "echo fantasy"; "gesang XI"; and "unter anderen".

Moller, Andre O. : A Labour Of Love Moller, Andre O. :
A Labour Of Love

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Two works from German composer Andre O. Moller: 9 Dances for Natalie Bohrer, a visual artist and painter, in a work deriving pitches and durations from a transformation of numbers, using Christoph Schiller's album "spinet" as sources; and "ungerarde" exploring pitch relations from a recording of radio static with durations in a proportional canon structure.

Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS] Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin):
Music For Guitar [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.

Feldman, Morton: Neither (Opera)(2011 edition) Feldman, Morton:
Neither (Opera)(2011 edition)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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A non-convention opera by Morton Feldman using words by Samuel Beckett to create musical equivalents to what Beckett's words suggest; performed by Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt.

Feldman, Morton: Violin and String Quartet [2CD] Feldman, Morton:
Violin and String Quartet [2CD]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Cage, John: Music Of Changes (1951) Cage, John:
Music Of Changes (1951)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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"Music of Changes" was composed by John Cage using the hexagrams of the I Ching and has no sense of structure, continuity, rhythm, or speed; change itself is the only consistent aspect of the work.

Dalibert, Melaine : Cheminant Dalibert, Melaine :
Cheminant

(elsewhere -- USA )

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A diverse set of compositions from and performed by French composer Melaine Dalibert in his third solo piano album, presenting active rhythmic to introspective work, exploring harmonics and chord evolution; artwork by David Sylvian, and one piece composed for Sylvian, alongside pieces for elsewhere label leader Yuko Zama, Peter Garland and pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Legmann, Shira / Michael Pisaro: Barricades Legmann, Shira / Michael Pisaro:
Barricades

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Presenting LA-based composer Michael Pisaro's recent work "Barricades", a 63-minute piece in 13 Studies for piano performed by Israeli-based pianist Shira Legmann, with electronics performed by Pisaro, punctuated by two electronic Interludes from Pisaro; a rich and reflective work enveloping and intertwining the electronics around solidly articulate piano expression.

van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant: Lettres et Replis van Houdt, Reinier / Bruno Duplant:
Lettres et Replis

(elsewhere -- USA )

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"Letters and Folds", contains 6 interpretive pieces by French composer Bruno Duplant, realized in multiple layers by Dutch pianist & composer Reinier van Houdt; "Letters" are letter-form scores addressed to van Houdt containing letter sequences distributed across the page; each "Fold" is a response to each letter, combining piano with field recordings made on John Cage's 100th birthday.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep, the latter two the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra bottom to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive sometimes cantankerous and profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / ƒric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / ƒric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass and objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere the exuberant result!

Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rousay, Claire:
Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Exploring human relationships, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.



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