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Compositional Forms

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Gargaud, Guillaume: Miniatures Gargaud, Guillaume:
Miniatures

(Self Released -- France )

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Twenty miniature compositions for acoustic guitar from French composer and improviser Guillaume Gargaud, each under one and a half minutes, the shortest just 53 seconds, each composed in 12 measures creating a lovely reflective and introspective set of abstract melodies, poetic and evocative music from a player dedicated to solo guitar work.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? <i>[Used Item]</i> Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? [Used Item]

(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.

Kasemets, Udo: Pythagoras Tree <i>[Used Item]</i> Kasemets, Udo:
Pythagoras Tree [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Stephen Clarke plays seven works for solo piano by Estonian-born, Canadian-naturalized composer Udo Kasemets that focus on specific designs of micro-detail.

Kaul, Matthias: Solo Percussion <i>[Used Item]</i> Kaul, Matthias:
Solo Percussion [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Matthias Kaul performing percussion works recorded on using cymbalon, hurdy-gurdy, bicycle, telephone, voice, &c., with Stefan Romeyan providing and reciting his poetry on "Roma".

Lim, Liza: Orchestral Works <i>[Used Item]</i> Lim, Liza:
Orchestral Works [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Composer Liza Lim presents 3 lesser known works: "The Compass" for orchestra with solo parts for flute and didgeridoo; "Pearl, Ochre, Hair String" featuring a cello solo using a guiro bow; and "The Guest" written for recorder soloist Jeremias Schwarzer.

Lim, Liza: The Heart's Ear <i>[Used Item]</i> Lim, Liza:
The Heart's Ear [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Although she has probably become known as one of Australia's best-known composers, Liza Lim's compositions undermine centuries-old Eurocentrism and are largely inspired by Asian culture.

Olencki, Weston: Solo Works Olencki, Weston:
Solo Works

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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New York City-based trombonist/composer Weston Olencki, specializing in the performance and production of experimental music & art, presents four compositions for brass instruments exploring a sound-based and psychoacoustic approach to solo performance, applying extended instrument preparations and fundamental principles of sound synthesis to this acoustic medium.

Quatuor Bozzini: Phill Niblock: Baobab <i>[Used Item]</i> Quatuor Bozzini:
Phill Niblock: Baobab [Used Item]

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal's Bozzini Quartet of Clemens Merkel (violin), Alissa Cheung (violin), Stephanie Bozzini (viola), and Isabelle Bozzini (cello) perform two Phil Niblock orchestral works exploring overtone patterns in acoustic instruments: "Disseminate" (1998) and "Baobab" (2011), which Niblock adapted for the quartet by arranging multiple tracks that are mixed into the final work.

resAUnance : Migration  <i>[Used Item]</i> resAUnance :
Migration [Used Item]

(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.

Rosenberger, Katharina : SHIFT <i>[Used Item]</i> Rosenberger, Katharina :
SHIFT [Used Item]

(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.

Rudhyar, Dane: Works For Piano <i>[Used Item]</i> Rudhyar, Dane:
Works For Piano [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist Steffen Schleiermacher plays six spiritual pieces by composer Dane Rudhyar that are not meant to be analyzed and thought about, but to be felt and experienced.

Schonberg, Arnold: Works For Piano <i>[Used Item]</i> Schonberg, Arnold:
Works For Piano [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pi-hsien Chen performs Arnold Schonbgergs, a small part of his oeuvre, yet significant in that they reflect the evolution and development of this great composer's compositional powers.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen): Klavierstucke / Sonaten <i>[Used Item]</i> Stockhausen / Beethoven (Pi-hsien Chen):
Klavierstucke / Sonaten [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Alternating between Stockhausen and Beethoven, pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs solo works including "Klavierstuck", "Sonata A-Dur Op. 101" and "Sonata C-moll Op. 111", contrasting and comparing the innovations of both composers.

Various Artists (Zorn / Johansson / Johnson / de Vroe / Schleirmacher): Enfants Terribles <i>[Used I Various Artists (Zorn / Johansson / Johnson / de Vroe / Schleirmacher):
Enfants Terribles [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #2 <i>[Used Item]</i> Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #2 [Used Item]

(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 <i>[Used Item]</i> Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #3 [Used Item]

(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.

Westbrook / Rossini: Westbrook-Rossini <i>[Used Item]</i> Westbrook / Rossini:
Westbrook-Rossini [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Mike & Kate Westbrooks 1986 album of Gioacchino Rossini interpretations, with Lindsay Cooper on sopranino sax, huge works that impart improv and humor into magnificent compositions.

Wolff, Christian: Early Piano Pieces <i>[Used Item]</i> Wolff, Christian:
Early Piano Pieces [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Early works from avant-garde composer Christian Wolff, including pieces for prepared piano influenced by John Cage's ideas for the same instrument.

Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel: Four Generations <i>[Used Item]</i> Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel:
Four Generations [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Pianist and composer Daniel N. Seel plays four pieces from four generations of different composers including Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman, Walter Zimmerman, and his own work.

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments <i>[Used Item]</i> Wolpe, Stefan:
Enactments [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Fox, Christopher : Music For Piano Fox, Christopher :
Music For Piano

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Austria )

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Six compositions for solo piano written by English composerb Christopher Fox between 1991 and 2015, performed by Netherlands pianist John Snijders at Abbey Road Studios in London, each work uniquely approached in both writing and performance, each a concept or style that brings something unique to Fox's music while still retaining his voice and character in composition.

Dalibert, Melaine: Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works Dalibert, Melaine:
Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Wandelweiser member and composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos has twelve of her compositions for solo piano performed and realized by French composer/pianist ​Melaine Dalibert, each built around slow moving melodic progressions that resonate through patient performance, each fragment and note ringing beautifully, mysteriously, and dramatically.

Ferreyra, Beatriz: Echos+ [VINYL] Ferreyra, Beatriz:
Echos+ [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Presenting three of Argentine-born, French-based composer Beatriz Ferreyra's most engaging compositions, fascinating works of musique concrète and acousmatic music that both entertain and startle the listener in sound that is enigmatic and easily embraceable, particularly the opening piece "Echos" deconstructing voice, song and laughter in remarkable ways.

Giving Shapes, The (Robyn Jacob & Elisa Thorn): Earth Leaps Up Giving Shapes, The (Robyn Jacob & Elisa Thorn):
Earth Leaps Up

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Nine song pieces for piano, harp, and vocal by The Giving Shapes, a Vancouver-based collaborative project between harpist/vocalist Elisa Thorn and pianist/vocalist Robyn Jacob, lovely pieces that weave their two voices with two compatibly yet uniquely timbred strings, merging contemporary popular forms with modern compositional music.

Spahlinger, Mathias: Mathias Spahlinger [VINYL] Spahlinger, Mathias:
Mathias Spahlinger [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A collection of recordings of the symphonic and electronic compositions of Mathias Spahlinger from 1974-1982 performed by the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchster, Leonardo Quartett, &c.

Yudo, Luiz Henrique : Chamber Works' played by Apartment House Yudo, Luiz Henrique :
Chamber Works' played by Apartment House

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Apartment House play five chamber pieces by American outsider composer Luiz Henrique Yudo, most of whose works are transcriptions into sound of existing artworks, including three short pieces with dedication, the 5 part and quirky "Five Palindromes" and followed by an extraordinary long work based on the patterns in colour artworks, "The Donald Judd Harmonies".

Holterbach, Emmanuel / Blutwurst: Ricercar nell'ombra Holterbach, Emmanuel / Blutwurst:
Ricercar nell'ombra

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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French composer/musician Emmanuel Holterbach was invited to work with the Italian ensemble Blutwurst founded in 2011 by Marco Baldini (trumpet), Edoardo Ricci (reeds) and Daniela Fantechi (piano & accordion), creating this epic 45-minute work focused on tone and sound, in which dense clouds of sound swirl in varying shades from near silence to thunderous intensity.

Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Chordioid [2 CDs] Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Chordioid [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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2 CDs of works for violin, piano & vibraphone, composed and performed by two young American composers and members of the ensemble Ordinary Affects, who have recorded music by the Jurg Frey, Magnus Granberg, Michael Pisaro, Eva Maria Houben, &c.; the 1st disc presents the Feldman-esque work of JPA Falzone, while the 2nd contains an exquisite new work by Morgan Evans-Weiler.

Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller: Unconscious Archives Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller:
Unconscious Archives

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Swiss prepared spinet player Christoph Schiller and Argentine guitarist-composer Tomás Cabado, whose work is found on the Wandelweiser label, met in Schiller's studio in Basel to perform compositions from both and to improvise, recording this wonderfully relaxed but compelling music that exists in the fertile grey area between composition and improvisation.

Wet Ink Ensemble: Glossolalia / Lines on Black Wet Ink Ensemble:
Glossolalia / Lines on Black

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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A NY collective of composers, performers & improvisers dedicated to adventurous music, Wet Ink Ensemble perform saxophonist Alex Mincek's "Glossolalia", an investigation into linguistics through fragmented language; and Sam Pluta's "Lines on Black" written for the individual members of the ensemble in rigorously notated scores, electro-acoustic improvisation, and fixed media composition.

Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal): Early Morning Star Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal):
Early Morning Star

(FMR -- UK )

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NY pianist & composer Bob Gluck's band with Gluck on piano, Andrea Wolper on voice, Kinan Azmeh on clarinet, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums, blends passionate songs of social justice with captivating improvisational interplay, balancing a love of beautiful melody and sonic innovation, powerful rhythms, and exhilarating interactions between players.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Hughes, Sarah: I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE] Hughes, Sarah:
I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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A contemplative solo work of subtle nuance and laden atmospheres, slowly drifting through a virtual landscape of dampened details, from London composer and improviser Sarah Hughes, performing on zither, piano, Hammond organ, sine tones, white noise, electric harpsichord, and objects, using an eBow to draw sustained tones over which delicate progressions advance.

Gottschick, Sebastian : Notturni Gottschick, Sebastian :
Notturni

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )

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Seven works composed in the 21st century by Sebastian Gottschick, who arranges and conducts the Ensemble Fur Neue Musick Zurich, configured as an ensemble with percussion, a sextet, a chamber ensemble with baritone and soprano, and performing himself solo on viola; sophisticated and modern works that employ complex tonality, timbre and playing techniques.

Ives, Charles E.: Another Songbook Ives, Charles E.:
Another Songbook

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Austria )

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Conductor Sebastian Gottschick presents an additional selection of songs and chamber music works from composer Charles Edward Ives that reflect this broad range, 20 mostly brief and innovative works composed between 1898 and 1921, blurring the boundaries between genres through unusual motifs, themes, gestures and phrases that appear in new vocal and/or instrumental contexts.

Matthews, Kaffe: Foreigner [VINYL] Matthews, Kaffe:
Foreigner [VINYL]

(Objects Limited -- UK )

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Recording with an Italian ELKA 400 electric accordion organ, pioneering electronic and sound aritst Kaffe Matthews presents two sonification of the word F O R E I G N E R, reflecting on her experience regularly moving from country to country, dealing with varying borders and governmental laws, by organizing sound in clusters that attempt to cross a compositional line.

Musicworks: #136 Spring 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#136 Spring 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring 2020 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine covering improvised, composed and experimental music, with reviews of recordings and live events and extensive articles, this issue featuring Anthony Pateras, Xuan Ye, sound artist April Aliermo and composer Lieke van der Voort; with a 15 track CD of work from those and other featured artists.

Tonus (Serries / Verhoeven / Webster): Segment Tones Tonus (Serries / Verhoeven / Webster):
Segment Tones

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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Exploring long tones and harmonic interactions of consonance & dissonance through a slowly rotating and patiently evolving series of tones with each of the players in the Tonus trio doubling on wind instruments, as performed by Dirk Serries on soprano melodica & accordion, Martina Verhoeven on concertina & cello, and Colin Webster on clarinet & alto saxophone.

Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut): Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut):
Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )

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Two solo installation works from Wandelweiser composer Jürg Frey--"Paysage d'échos" in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2009; and "Equilibre fragile" in in Aarau in 2014--plus Frey's "Streichtrio" performed by Angharad Davies (violin), Johnny Chang (viola) and Stefan Thut (cello); and a solo piano work, "Eyot", performed by Antonio Correa.

Lucier, Alvin: String Noise [2 CDs] Lucier, Alvin:
String Noise [2 CDs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Continuing Black Truffle's series documenting the recent work of legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier, the duo String Noise of violinists Conrad Harris & Pauline Harris Kim present three long-form compositions exploring acoustic phenomena, including echolocation ("Tapper"), inter-violin resonance ("In Love Song") and sustaining long tones ("Halo").

Dockstader, Tod: Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs] Dockstader, Tod:
Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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The first in a 3-part series of vinyl releases for Tod Dockstader's "Aerial 1-3", his major work of electronic drone environments developed over 15 years, using over 90 hours of shortwave radio sources, cross signals and fragments, creating vast atmospheric clouds from which emerge voices, mutated conversations and unexpected patterns; amazing!

Parmegiani, Bernard: Violostries [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Violostries [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Three works from Italian composer and sound artist Bernard Parmegiani, the title track "Violostries" performed with violinist Devy Erlih and Parmegiani on sound projection, intersecting several of Parmegiani's research concepts and presented as simultaneous dialogues; plus "Capture Ephemere" an active acousmatic work; and the rotating composition "La Roue Ferri".



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