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Fages, Ferran : Detuning Series For Guitar Fages, Ferran :
Detuning Series For Guitar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The 2nd part of a trilogy for guitar and sinetones composed between 2015-18, alongside "What Might Occur (Rereadings of Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman for guitar and sinewaves)" (2015-17) and "Un Lloc Entre Dos Records" (2017); this work, originally written in 2016, and revised in 2018, is heard in a recording at GMEA, France, with guitarist Benjamin Maumus.

Cole, Laura: Enough [2 CDS] Cole, Laura:
Enough [2 CDS]

(Discus -- UK )

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Pianist Laura Cole's first solo album presents 2 CDs; the first a collection of arrangements of pieces given to Cole for the album from friends and colleagues, including Robert Mitchell, Alex Wilson, Nikki Iles, Jason Yarde and Corey Mwamba; the 2nd disc, "As Warm As The Sun" is a collection of compositions and improvisations by Cole herself.

Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano Johnson, Tom :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.

Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme): Socrate Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme):
Socrate

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A beautiful rendering of French composer Eric Satie's 1918 masterwork "Socrate", originally for four sopranos and chamber orchestra, here stripped to its essence as a duo with Olalla Aleman on soprano and Guy Vandromme on piano, maintaining Satie's characterist reserve and refinement in the 3 parts: "portrait of socrates"; "banks of the ilissus"; and "death of socrates".

Niblock, Phill: Music For Cello Niblock, Phill:
Music For Cello

(Important Records -- USA )

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Collecting three pieces from composer Phil Niblock written in the '70s and early '80s, performed by cellist David Gibson, each a long-form acoustic drone with a focus on rhythms and overtones that rise from closely tuned instruments, Gibson's highly focused playing heard in multiple layers of differing scores to create each pieces hallucinatory effect; play loud!

Quatuor Bozzini: Phill Niblock: Boabab Quatuor Bozzini:
Phill Niblock: Boabab

(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.

Quatuor Bozzini: Simon Martin: Musique d'art Quatuor Bozzini:
Simon Martin: Musique d'art

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello is extended with double bassist Pierre-Alexandre Maranda as they perform composer Simon Martin's work of long tones and timbres, exploring the nature and philosophy of sound, and our relationship to it.

Cage, John / Guy Vandromme: Number Pieces (Piano) Cage, John / Guy Vandromme:
Number Pieces (Piano)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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John Cage wrote his "Number Pieces" in the last years of his life, using his time bracket technique of short fragments allowing the performer flexibility in interpretation; each piece is titled for the number of performers and its ordinal position in the series, and most pieces are dedicated to a musician; here pianist Guy Vandromme performs three of the "One", or solo, series.

Bondi, Cyril & d'incise: Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [ Bondi, Cyril & d'incise:
Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two distinct version of this 2018 composition by organist Cyril Bondi & sound artist d'incise, based on three fragments of Michel-Richard De Lalande "Lecons de Tenebres", on one side performed by the trio The Pitch of Boris Baltschun (organ), Koen Nutters (double bass) and Morten J. Olsen (vibes), and on the other side by Bondi, d'incise, and bassist Mike Majkowski.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro: Lines And Tracings Evans-Weiler, Morgan / Michael Pisaro:
Lines And Tracings

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two compositions, one by composer Michael Pisaro and performed by the electroacoustic ensemble "Ordinary Affects" including violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, then an acoustic composition from Evans-Weiler himself performed with violin, clarinet, cello, harpsichord and piano; both exquisite works that draw out tone and time in patiently unfolding fluidity.

Fages, Ferran : Un lloc entre dos records Fages, Ferran :
Un lloc entre dos records

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Submerging the listener into the immediacy of pure perception through the economy of materials and atemporality, Catalan guitarist Ferran Fages presents the 3rd piece of his trilogy for guitar and sinteones, referencing Feldman, Lucier and Szlavnics as he specifies tunings for the guitar accompanied by pure resonating sinetones used as memory vehicles or shadows.

Taylor, Mark R. : Aftermaths Taylor, Mark R. :
Aftermaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Works for solo piano by Mark R Taylor, beautifully played by Teodora Stepancic, the first CD release by a remarkable but neglected English composer whose piano works present a metrically rhythmicized exploration of a generative spectrum, here featuring works dating between 1979 and 2018 and performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic.

Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang: Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs] Viola Torros: Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang:
Viola Torros / Catherine Lamb / Johnny Chang [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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4 compositions from violist/composers Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, the 1st focusing on the mysterious compositions of Vedic-era composer Viola Torros, exploring monady, melody and harmony; the second, one composition each from Chang performed with the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, and from Lamb using the secondary rainbow synthesizer she developed with Bryan Eubanks.

Hurd, Judson: Trouble Will Cause (A True Crime Documentary) Hurd, Judson:
Trouble Will Cause (A True Crime Documentary)

(Bad Architect Records -- USA )

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The original motion picture soundtrack for a true crime documentary about the Lawson Family Murders on Christmas Day in 1929 from pianist and sonic experimenter Judson Hurd, presenting six tracks that accompany the movie through dark and mysterious passages of keys, synth and percussive tones; the profits of each copy sold will benefit victims of Hurricane Florence.

Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.

Frey, Jurg : 120 Pieces of Sound Frey, Jurg :
120 Pieces of Sound

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two distinct works by Swiss composer and bass clarinetist Jurg Frey: the 1st, recorded in Connecticut, a quintet composition from 2009 for bass clarinet, cello, violin, keyboard and electric guitar, Frey's harmonies creating an open instrumentation for the clarinet and cello; the second a 1997 composition for multitimbral field recordings and bass clarinet.

de Asis, Clara : Without de Asis, Clara :
Without

(elsewhere -- USA )

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French composer and guitarist Clara De Asis composed the extended soundwork "Without" for the duo of Erik Carlson (violin) and Greg Stuart (percussion), defining a precise framework for the position and duration of each sound section and silence, with outlines for texture, volume, use of tone or noise, and percussive materials, but leaving space for many of the performers' choices.

Thut, Stefan : about Thut, Stefan :
about

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Composer & cellist Stefan Thut performs his composition with Ryoko Akama (electronics), Stephen Chase (guitar), Eleanor Cully (piano), Patrick Farmer (metal percussion), and lo wie (tingsha), where half of the group allow single percussive, ringing or electronic sounds to decay, as the other half play high register pitches, in between walking "about" and uttering monosyllabic words.

Parmegiani, Bernard: Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL]

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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Covering the period of 1966-1990 of French Acousmatic composer and electronic music pioneer Bernard Parmegiani, this 1st volume of "Memoire Magnetique" presents never-released commercial and secret music, 17 short but intensely creative compositions that reveal a wealth of compositional strategies composed for film and performance.

Bayle, Francois: Electrucs ! [VINYL] Bayle, Francois:
Electrucs ! [VINYL]

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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18 never-released recordings by French electro-acoustic composer Francois Bayle including the title track, an "imaginary" soundtrack, and a piece for Bernard Parmegiani, released on the 60th anniversary of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), which joined with Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in 1975 to create INA-GRM, with Bayle at the head of the record label.

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs] Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka:
Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

(Libra -- Japan )

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A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.

Fujii, Satoko : Diary 2005-2015 [Scorebook] Fujii, Satoko :
Diary 2005-2015 [Scorebook]

(Libra -- Japan )

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A book of scores to accompany the double CD of 56 Satoko Fujii compostions titled "Diary 2005-2015", performed by respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka, released as part of Satoko Fujii's ambitious 60th birthday monthly album set.

Hannafin, Matt : John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hannafin, Matt :
John Cage: Four Realizations For Solo Percussion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Portland-based percussionist Matt Hannafin presents 4 works from John Cage, 2 from the 60s and 2 from the 90s: "Variations II" & "Variations III", where the performer places or drops transparencies to create a graphic score; "One4" for solo percussion incorporating improvisation; and "c Composed Improvisation" for one-sided drums using instructions and chance operations.

Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks Block, Oliva:
132 Ranks

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.

Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova): Sisters [VINYL] Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova):
Sisters [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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US Composer Sarah Hennies wrote these pieces for vibraphone for Lenka Novosedlíková to be performed at the church in Kyjatice, Slovokia, a medieval building the two discovered while traveling, and that they challenged each to bring life to the building while respecting it's contemplative character and using the psychoacoustic dimensions of space.

Rota, Nino: Amarcord Rota, Nino:
Amarcord

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A reissue of "Amarcord Nino Rota", a tribute album assembled by producer Hal Willner, originally released by Hannibal Records in 1981, with interpretations of classic soundtrack compositions by the Italian composer from Jaki Byard, Bill Frisell, Steve Lacy, Muhal Richard Abrams, Carla Bley, Gary Windo, David Amram, George Adams, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, &c.

Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner): Topophony Fox, Christopher (w/ John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens / Axel Dorner):
Topophony

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Three versions of English composer Christopher Fox's 2015 compositions "Topophony (for Orchestra With or Without Improvising Soloists", performed by the WDR Symphonieorchester conducted by Ilan Volkov, the 1st version with improvising trumpeter Axel Dorner, the 2nd without improvisation, and the 3rd with improvisers, saxophonist John Butcher & synth player Thomas Lehn.

Finnissy, Michael : Choralvorspiele / Andersen-Liederkreis Finnissy, Michael :
Choralvorspiele / Andersen-Liederkreis

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Two works from English composer Michael Finnissy: "Choralvorspiele" for solo piano (Mark Knoop) in 8 parts, technically demanding choral preludes blending Norwegian and American melodies; and an 11-part work celebrating Hans Christian Andersen's lesser known paper cut-outs performed by Knoop and soprano Juliet Fraser, with texts from Andersen in German and English.

Feldman, Morton: Triadic Memories & Piano [2 CDS] Feldman, Morton:
Triadic Memories & Piano [2 CDS]

(Hat [now] ART -- Sweden )

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Two substantial works for solo piano from late composer Morton Feldman, performed by Dutch avant-garde pianist John Snijders; "Triad Memories" is presented in two sections over 2 CDs, following Feldmans's socre, Snijders holding the sustain pedal halfway down for unusual harmonic decay, while "Piano" explores permutations in a work of suspended time and motion.

Feldman, Morton: Trio Feldman, Morton:
Trio

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Reissuing the 1996 recording of Morton Feldmans' "Trio" performed by Ives Ensemble members Job Ter Haar on cello, John Snijders on piano, and Josje Ter Haar on violin, Feldman's compositions sparse with tension over spacious moments of lyrical beauty, tense dissonance, unhurried repetition, and a sense of drifting momentum; evasive yet beautiful music.

Ravenstine, Allen: Waiting For The Bomb Ravenstine, Allen:
Waiting For The Bomb

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Many years after Pere Ubu and his work as a pilot, one of the world's most unique synth players, Allen Ravenstine, releases an album of composed works, 18 discrete hybrid miniature sound worlds that blend acoustic, real-world and synthetic sounds in unorthodox ways that elusively twist conventional approaches with unexpected elements and narrative twists.

Nitsch, Hermann: Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba [2 CDs] Nitsch, Hermann:
Musik Der 135. Aktion, Kuba [2 CDs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Controversial recordings from Herman Nitsch's "Orgies Mysteries Theater" as part of the Havana Biennial art exhibition in Cuba, 2012, using actors, blood, animal bodies and entrails, fruits, symbolic crucifixion, music, processions, and ritualistic gestures to enact a new form of Gesamtkunstwerk: pagan ceremonies that aim to a kind of collective catharsis.

Voutchkova, Biliana / Michael Thieke: Blurred Music Voutchkova, Biliana / Michael Thieke:
Blurred Music

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Berlin-based violinist Biliana Voutchkova and German clarinetist Michael Thieke (Magic I.D., International Nothing) present a stunning achievement in blending compositional, pre-structured material with live improvisation, creating a blurring of virtually identical sections that create microtonal anomalies in timing, rhythm, timbre and motive, as heard in 3 amazing performances.

Dalibert, Melaine: Musique pour le lever du jour Dalibert, Melaine:
Musique pour le lever du jour

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Inspired by the work of Hungarian-born French media artist Vera Molnar, and by the vicissitudes of natural phenomena, French pianist and composer Melaine Dalibert developed algorithmic procedures to compose this work, translating to "Music for the Daybreak", as an illusory "endless piece" of meditative layered, resonant music in the mode of Morton Feldman.

Olsen, Lance Austin : Dark Heart Olsen, Lance Austin :
Dark Heart

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four fascinating and detailed compositions from Canadian composer and painter Lance Austin Olsen, each work giving the performers space to collaborate on the results, using graphic scores and Cage-like elements from recordings; performers include Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Patrick Farmer and Apartment House.

Jang, Alex : Momentary Encounters Jang, Alex :
Momentary Encounters

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four fragile and mostly minimal works by Victoria-based composer Alex Jang, performed by the Apartment House ensemble, with solo pieces by Heather Roche on clarinet + field recordings, one with Cristian Alvear on guitar, an acoustic quintet, and "any three players" designed for any mix of instrumentation, here on melodica, vibraphone & cello.

Smith, Linda Catlin: Wanderer Smith, Linda Catlin:
Wanderer

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Eight sophisticated chamber pieces composed by Linda Catlin Smith and realized by the Canadian Apartment House ensemble, including a solo piano performed by Philip Thomas, a piano duo with Thomas and Mark Knoop, and works for percussion & cello, 2 quintet pieces for strings, percussion and winds, and two 7-piece conducted works with two percussionists, strings and brass.

Miller, Cassandra : O Zomer! Miller, Cassandra :
O Zomer!

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two ensemble works and two solo pieces by Christian Wolff's favourite contemporary composer, Cassandra Miller, who is blazing a very personal trail through the experimental music world, with brilliant performances by Apartment House, Mira Benjamin, Philip Thomas, and Charles Curtis with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov.

Miller, Cassandra / Quatuor Bozzini: Just So Miller, Cassandra / Quatuor Bozzini:
Just So

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A disc of extraordinary string works by Canadian composer Cassandra Miller, presenting four string quartets superbly played by the Quatuor Bozzini quartet of Clemens Merkel on violin, Alissa Cheung on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, including the large work "About Bach", awarded the Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music.

Ravenstine, Allen : Waiting For The Bomb [VINYL] Ravenstine, Allen :
Waiting For The Bomb [VINYL]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Many years after Pere Ubu and his work as a pilot, one of the world's most unique synth players, Allen Ravenstine, releases an album of composed works, 18 discrete hybrid miniature sound worlds that blend acoustic, real-world and synthetic sounds in unorthodox ways that elusively twist conventional approaches with unexpected elements and narrative twists.

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.

Barabe, Charles : De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Barabe, Charles :
De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Victoriaville, Quebec electronic composer Charles Barbare creates abstract electroacoustic works, here in an impressive 6-movement work that covers a wide ground from minimalistic rhythmic sections to time-stretched voices and electronics to musique mystery, his inquisitive approach allowing his scores to unfold in decipherable, dramatic and coherent ways.

Merce, Sergio: Three Dimensions Of The Spirit Merce, Sergio:
Three Dimensions Of The Spirit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Conservatory trained Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce uses a prepared tenor sax and a microtonal sax to create rich harmonics and slowly moving tonal works, layering aberrant and alluring tones in restrained configurations that allow each stratum of sound to be distinguished and appreciated, creating mesmerizing compositions of elusive and illusionistic sound.

Beuger.Boon.Susam Beuger.Boon.Susam:

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Pianist and composer Dante Boon performs his own work "Years, Numbers", alongside Antoine Beuguer's "Pour Etre Seul(e), Sans Reserve" and Taylan Susam's "Tombeau", and Bueger's "Nov. (piano)", four works of graceful and introspective beauty using minimal approaches to tone, chord, or spaciousness, recorded live at University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2014.

Bondi, Cyril / d'Incise: Kirari-Kirari Bondi, Cyril / d'Incise:
Kirari-Kirari

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A sextet of Cyril Bondi (vibraphone), d'Incise (metallic objects), Magnus Granberg (piano), Anna Lindal (Baroque violin), Anna-Kaisa Meklin (viola de gamba) and Christoph Schiller (spinet) perform two works composed by Bondi and d'Incise, recorded by Simon Reynell of Another Timbre, works of repetition with distinct variations that evolve as each piece progresses.

Lindvall, Johan: Giraffe Lindvall, Johan:
Giraffe

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Fourteen pieces for solo guitar from Norwegian composer Johan Lindvall, sparse yet warmly spaced pieces that focus on the individual notes or simple chords in intimate ways, meditative yet warmly evocative; two sections are presented in multiple movements, with "five songs for voice and guitar", Rasten singing words written by Marianne Moore; lovely and refined.

Astra Choir, The: Morton Feldman; Will Ogdon; Pauline Oliveros; Earle Brown; Warren Burt; Robert Car Astra Choir, The: Morton Feldman; Will Ogdon; Pauline Oliveros; Earle Brown; Warren Burt; Robert Carl:
We, Like Salangan Swallows...: A Choral Gallery of Morton Feldman and Contemporaries

(New World Records -- USA )

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Melbourne, Australia's Astra Choir directed by John McCaughey use choral voice and appropriate instrumentation to interpret and present music from mediaeval to modern electronic and post-minimal music, here taking on compositions from Morton Feldman, Will Ogden, Pauline Oliveros, Warren Burt, Earle Brown, and Robert Carl.

Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music: Sapporo Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music:
Sapporo

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Written in 1963 for up to 15 peformers plus a conductor who may also make sound, Japanese composer and Fluxus artist Toshi Ichiyanagi's score has 16 pages marked with combinations of lines, dots and letters indicating duration, number of events, and moments of restraint, each player using a different page, with certain options of switching pages with another player during performance.

Schuppe, Marianne: Nosongs Schuppe, Marianne:
Nosongs

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Marianne Schuppe continues to reimagine songs and their relation to tone and melody, here in a series of 11 songs realized with voice, lute, and uber bows, creating delicate accompaniment to her lucid movements between pure sound and words, singing and speaking her lyrics of succinct phrases rich in subtle intimation and evocative imagery; beautiful.

Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: Live In Berlin Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
Live In Berlin

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

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Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.

Eastman, Julius / Kukuruz Quartet (Bartels / Collenberg / Keller / Rickli): Piano Interpretations Eastman, Julius / Kukuruz Quartet (Bartels / Collenberg / Keller / Rickli):
Piano Interpretations

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The Swiss Kukuruz Quartet of 4 pianists--Duri Collenberg, Lukas Rickli, Philip Bartels, and Simone Keller--continue their explorations of the works of late NY composer & pianist Julius Eastman, a pioneering figure in minimalism and an influential member of the 1980s Downtown New York scene; here in four works: "Fugue No.7", "Evil Nigger", "Buddha" and"Gay Guerrilla".

Zorn, John : Midsummer Moons Zorn, John :
Midsummer Moons

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two guitarists -- Gyan Riley and Julian Lage -- perform 10 lyrical John Zorn compositions inspired by Shakespeare and written for the moon, a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams, as the two guitarists play in unison and interweaving figures, a beautiful album of contemplative, refined and elegant works from one of New York's most prolific composers.

Berger, Karl: In A Moment - Music For Piano And Strings Berger, Karl:
In A Moment - Music For Piano And Strings

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger is also a professor of composition, having won numerous awards and commissions for his work, here presenting the final part of a trilogy written for Tzadik, a beautiful 14-part suite for piano and string realized with Berger himself at the keys in a septet of well known NY performers including Ken Filiano, Tomas Ulrich, Jason Kao Hwang.

Granberg, Magnus : Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide Granberg, Magnus :
Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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An hour-long work for an ensemble of six musicians by Swedish composer Magnus Granberg performed by Anna Lindal on baroque violin, d incise on vibraphonen electronics, Cyril Bondi on percussion, Anna Kaisa Meklin on viola da gamba, Christoph Schiller on spinet, and Magnus Granberg himself on prepared piano, transforming material from a song by Franz Schubert.

Bondi / Martel / Schiller: tse Bondi / Martel / Schiller:
tse

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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With backgrounds in both improvisation and compositional music, the new trio of Cyril Bondi on harmonium, Pierre-Yves Martel on viola da gamba, and Christoph Schiller on spinet, agreed on a sequence of pitches for this 5 part improvisational work, allowing space for the players to explore pitch and melody within a contemplative and pensive framework.

Cage, John: Two2 Cage, John:
Two2

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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One of a handful of John Cage's number pieces, this work for two pianists follows the forms of Renga poetry, composed with 36 lines of music, each containing 5 measures, and each line having 31 events occuring in the sequence 5-7-5-7-7, with the pianists allowed their own tempo but waiting to synchronize each measure, as performed by Mark Knoop and Philip Thomas.

Zorn, John: The Interpretation Of Dreams Zorn, John:
The Interpretation Of Dreams

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A new set of works from Downtown New York composer John Zorn inspired by the surrealism of Luis Bunuel and the psychotropic dream world of William S. Burroughs, in three compositions performed by Jack Quartet, the rhythm section from the piano quintet Obscure Objects of Desire, plus vivbraphonist Sae Hashimoto, pianist Steve Gosling, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey.

Weston, Matt: This Is Your Rosemont Horizon  [VINYL] Weston, Matt:
This Is Your Rosemont Horizon [VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )

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Two electroacoustic orchestral compositions with machine analogies from composer, percussionist and electronic artist Matt Weston, mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs; unusual works that use abstract components against melodic snippets, electronic washes, glitch, altered voices, abrupt shifts and genre-defying resolutions; curious and unorthodox music.

Ullmann, Jakob: Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs] Ullmann, Jakob:
Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Between 2014-16 Jakob Ullmann composed the orchestral work "steine, feuer, sterne" (stones, fire, stars) based on a modular structure, such that individual sections can be played outside of a complete performance, solo or in predetermined combinations; this album presents one section for solo bassoon titled "Muntzers stern" performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
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Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.

Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble: Treatise Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble:
Treatise

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NY free jazz drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt brings his talents to the compositional world with this four movement suite performed by the Mivos Quartet of Olivia De Prato, Josh Modney, Victor Lowrie and Mariel Roberts, a creative composition blending melodic and textural approaches to the strings in a bold rendering of Eisenstandt's work.

Quator Bozzini / Gyula Csapo: Deja? Koja? Quator Bozzini / Gyula Csapo:
Deja? Koja?

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Canadian Council for the Arts commissioned this work by Hungarian composer Gyula Csapo, a student of Morton Feldman amd John Cage, realized by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini quartet, "Deja? Koja?" meaning "Already? Where to?" is a three-part work with two intermissions, an epic work that references the same basic materials in a variety of perspectives.

Frey, Jurg / Magnus Granberg: Early to Late Frey, Jurg / Magnus Granberg:
Early to Late

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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New ensemble pieces by Jurg Frey and Magnus Granberg played by Ensemble Grizzana, commissioned by Another Timbre with the request that both start from the same two fragments of early music, one by Johannes Ockeghem, the other by William Byrd, each composer producing fascinatingly different pieces that both contain echoes of the source material.

Duplant, Bruno : Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs] Duplant, Bruno :
Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A double CD of delicate music from the French composer Bruno Duplant, the first disc containing three chamber pieces exquisitely played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, the second disc a long piece for solo guitar, performed by Taku Sugimoto in a public park in Tokyo, incorporating an extraordinary variety of environmental sounds.

Sugimoto, Taku / Cristian Alvear: h Sugimoto, Taku / Cristian Alvear:
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(Another Timbre -- UK )

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An extended and beautiful composition for two guitars, exquisitely played by Taku Sugimoto and Cristian Alvear, captured in concert at Ftarri in Tokyo in 2017, and the first appearance on Another Timbre for this Japanese composer-guitarist Sugimoto, who is best known as an improviser, and who also features on the "Chamber and Field Works" album by Bruno Duplant.

de Asis, Clara : Do Nothing de Asis, Clara :
Do Nothing

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Spanish composer and guitarist based in France, Clara de Asis performs her own work "Do Nothing" in 6 sections, an electroacoustic, minimal studio composition for guitar and percussion, in 3 movements using space between distinct sound events to let each take its own life, offset by 3 movements of rotating or ringing percussive sound and punctuation.

Bayle, Francois: Tremblements [VINYL] Bayle, Francois:
Tremblements [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Electroacoustic composer Francois Bayle, a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales, and who worked with Stockhausen and Messiaen, in two 2-part compositions from 1978 and 1979, acousmatic music of mysterious sound sources that are presented with impressive pacing, tension and drama, using a rich and diverse palette of sound.

Zanesi, Christian: Grand Bruit/Stop ! l'horizon [VINYL] Zanesi, Christian:
Grand Bruit/Stop ! l'horizon [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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French composer Christian Zanesi, a student of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatory and an artistic director of the Ina GRM, in an album presenting works from 1983 ("Stop ! L'horizon") and 1991 ("Grand Bruit"), the latter built on field recordings of train travel, the former an hommage to the potential of the recording studio itself.

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Johnson, Scott: Mind Out of Matter Johnson, Scott:
Mind Out of Matter

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Five years in the making, composer Scott Johnson transcribed the speech of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) into this extended, 8-movement suite, using a rich, detailed set of musical landscapes blending musical genres that run in parity with the voice of Dennett, as Johnson emphasizes and highlight his insightful thinking.

Lambinet / Palosz / Sokolowski / Szuszkiewicz / Ziporyn: Musiquette. Improvisations on Gorecki Lambinet / Palosz / Sokolowski / Szuszkiewicz / Ziporyn:
Musiquette. Improvisations on Gorecki

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Recording in the Polish Radio studio, the quintet of Evan Ziporyn on clarinets, Adrien Lambinet on trombone, Mikolaj Palosz on cello, Kuba Sokolowski on piano and Kamil Szuszkiewica on trumpet improvise on the compositions "Musiquette IV op. 28" and "Lerchenmusick op. 53" by H. M. Gorecki using conceptual approaches to his scores.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Voice With Harp Houben, Eva-Maria :
Voice With Harp

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Five works for harp and voice from composer Eva-Maria Houben and soprano Tatiana Kuzina, opening with a lovely "Aeolian Harp", and including two works from her "Voice and Piano" album recorded for harp--"Adagio" in 3 movements, and "Songs for the Island" in 5 movements--alongside "Hatid" and "Two Songs with Piano" in two movements.

Houben, Eva-Maria: Voice With Piano Houben, Eva-Maria:
Voice With Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Three compositions for voice and piano from German composer Eva-Maria Houben, also performing on piano with soprano vocalist Irene Kurka--"Adagio" in three pieces; "Lyri"; and "Lieder Fur Die Insel (Songs for the Island)--with texts from poet Felix Timmermans (adagio) and Hilde Domin (lyrik); beautiful, stark, haunting music that presents at its own pace.

Winter, Michael : Approximating Omega Winter, Michael :
Approximating Omega

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Michael Winter uses the "maximally complex, incomputable number" known as Chaitin's Constant, plus text adapted from Gregory Chaitin's 1994 book "The Limits Of Mathematics", samples from 36 creative musicians, the voice of Muirgen Eleonore Gourgues, plus cello from Judith Hamann and piano from Winters, to create this curious and compelling narrative work.

 

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