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Apartment House: Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith Apartment House:
Perform Olivier Messiaen and Linda Catlin Smith

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The UK ensemble performs two works--Olivier Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du Temps" in 6 movements; and Linda Catlin Smith's "Among the Tarnished Stars"--taking a fresh modern approach to the Messiaen, drawing out its experimental character, and drawing out the sense of drama and intricate gradations of sonority in Smith's rich and mysterious work.

Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies: Awire Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller / Angharad Davies:
Awire

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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During the tour in support of their "Tse" release, the quartet of Cyril Bondi on Shruti box, pipe & harmonica, Christoph Schiller on spinet & effects, Pierre-Yves Martel on Viola da Gamba, pipe & harmonica, and Angharad Davies on violin captured this performance at London's Cafe OTO, improvised over a sequence of pitches with astonishing creativity.

Lamb, Catherine : Point/Wave Lamb, Catherine :
Point/Wave

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The first piece composer Catherine Lamb has written specifically for acoustic guitar was commissioned by Chilean guitarist Christian Alvear, extending concepts from an installation piece titled "Secondary Rainbow" with Bryan Eubanks, Lamb employs electronics over an infinite cycle of four "environmental chords" which overlap and resonate with one another.

Weeks, James: Windfell Weeks, James:
Windfell

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Violinist Mira Benjamin requested British composer James Weeks write a long-duration piece for her, Weeks evoking the image of a violin alone in a remote hill played only by the wind, using an evolving palette of timbral and harmonic material resolving with long sequences of Just Intonation three-part chords, Benjamin also whistling and singing softly.

Pozzer, Federico : Breaths Pozzer, Federico :
Breaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three works from Italian composer and pianist Federico Pozzer in his "breathing" series, compositions where the musicians follow the concept of inhaling, exhaling, and pausing, set against certain fixed action or interactions as they devise their own musical actions, the goal to overcome both the players' freedom in decision-making and strictness in the score.

Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj): Nocturnes Dunn, Trevor (w/ Chow / Choi / Kihlstedt / Dufalo / Zhurbin / Dharamraj):
Nocturnes

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Downtown bassist mainstay Trevor Dunn, a vital element of many Zorn projects, alongside his own improvisation and compositional work, in his first chamber music album: quartet and trio orchestrations with Trevor Dunn on contrabass, Carla Kihlstedt, Cornelius Dufallo or Jennifer Choi on violin, Vicky Chow on piano, Yves Dharamraj on cello, and Lev Zhurbin on viola.

Lingens, Hannes: Pieces For Percussion [VINYL] Lingens, Hannes:
Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- Germany )

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Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.

Denzler, Bertrand : Arc Denzler, Bertrand :
Arc

(Potlatch -- France )

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Created by Felicie Bazelaire, CoO is a string ensemble drawn from the French new music ensemble ONCEIM; CoO develops new repertoire for strings, collaborating with composers like Bertrand Denzler, who wrote this innovative composition "Arc" in two parts, a work applying unusual techniques to bowed strings, particularly lower bass tones, for fascinating results.

Webber, Anna: Clockwise Webber, Anna:
Clockwise

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Wind player and composer Anna Weber pays homage to 20th Century composers' works for percussion, using Xenakis, Feldman, Varese, Stockhausen, Babbitt & Cage as influences in compositions leaving room for improvisation from her septet of Jeremy Viner (sax & clarinet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Matt Mitchell (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Ches Smith (drums).

Svendsen, Christian Meaas: New Rituals [3 CDS] Svendsen, Christian Meaas:
New Rituals [3 CDS]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Ritual and unveiling of Buddhist philosophy in a 3-CD exploration of the relationship between form and freedom, between modern Western culture and traditional Eastern culture, and between written and open musical material, from composer and bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen presented in 3 parts: (1) ensemble and a chant-choir, (2) ensemble, and (3) solo bass.

Orins, Peter : Happened By Accident Orins, Peter :
Happened By Accident

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Two works for solo percussion from French drummer Peter Orins, a member of the Circum collective and Circum Grand Orchestra, and peer of Jean-Luc Guionnet, Satoko Fujii, &c.: the 6 part "Happened by Accident", a work of subtle, building percussive work using unusual techniques and sources; and James Tenney's "Having Never Written A Note For Percussion".

Various Artists : Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK] Various Artists :
Sound American Volume 21 The Change Issue [BOOK]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varese, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, & Steve Lehman.

Burr, Anthony / Charles Curtis: Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman Burr, Anthony / Charles Curtis:
Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman

(Important Records -- USA )

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NY clarinetists Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis present curated compositions from Alvin Lucier and 3 from Morton Feldman, performed by a trans-Atlantic group of performers including Burr & Curtis, Michiko Ogawa (clarinet), Nicolee Kuester (horn), Turkish pianist Ozgur Aydin, and Robin Hayward (tuba); 2 of the Lucier pieces are presented for the first time.

Lucier, Alvin: Orpheus Variations Lucier, Alvin:
Orpheus Variations

(Important Records -- USA )

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A new composition by Alvin Lucier for solo cello and seven wind instruments, primarily brass and flute, performed by the NY-based S.E.M. Ensemble, with many performers also associated with the Downtown NY scene (John Zorn, Nate Wooley); "Orpheus Variations" is a minimal work focused on sonority as a waveform produced by physical effect, that merges and interferes in its motion.

Musicworks: #133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#133 Spring 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring 2019 issue of Canada's premier new music magazine, with articles on Montreal's Dominique Fils-Aime; Composer Linda Catlin Smith; Strasbourg-based Canadian composer and heckelphonist Samuel Andreyev; Camae Ayewa and Carmel Farabakhsh; plus a 10-track various artists CD with tracks from the above, including a work by Wadada Leo Smith, &c. &c.

Ferrari, Luc: Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL] Ferrari, Luc:
Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two works from French composer Luc Ferrari: "Music Promenade" (1964-69) an electroacoustic work for four stand-alone tape recorders presenting a series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images; and "Unheimlich Schon" (1971), a quiet work of Musique concrete with spoken word--"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?"

Granberg, Magnus / Skogen: Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn Granberg, Magnus / Skogen:
Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Magnus Granberg took influences from Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise", extracting tonal material, which he merged with rhythmic influences from medieval English folk music and a song by Dowland, merging them into a temporal framework for this large and subtle composition, executed by a setpet including Angharad Davies, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, d'incise, &c.

Eastman, Julius / Apartment House: Femenine Eastman, Julius / Apartment House:
Femenine

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A live recording of Julius Eastman's 1974 work "Femenine" performed by Apartment House led by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, with Simon Limbrick on vibraphone, Kerry Yong on piano, Mark Knoop on keyboard, Mira Benjamin on violin, and Gavin Morrison and Emma Williams on flute, an ecstatic and intricate work using a repeating figure contrasted with both asynchronous and complementing backgrounds.

Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur : Beissel Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur :
Beissel

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A collaboration between Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang and the Golden Fur ensemble of Samuel Dunscombe on clarinet, Judith Hamann on cello & James Rushford on viola & harmonium, reworking a hymn from 18th century composer Johann Conrad Beissel, using an algorithmic system to reinterpret the piece through orchestration, dynamic movement, harmonic density & harmonicity.

Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen VI Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen VI

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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New Pricing April 2019: Recordings from the Berlin Inventionen Festivals for New Music 2005 and 2006 featuring compositions by Edgar Barroso ("ODD"); Mario Verandi ("Comme un jeu des images"); Paul Wilson ("Trhough the Rain"); Ricardo Climent ("Wallwoodpeckers"); Vladimir Djambazov ("The Secret Life of a Snare Drum"); and Ludger Brummer ("Glasharle").

Ullmann, Jakob : Femde Zeit Addendum 5 Ullmann, Jakob :
Femde Zeit Addendum 5

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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Jakob Ullman's 5th solo work for piano is atypical for a piano performance, using electronic playback and requiring three assistants sustaining a soundscape to realize a concept of "gravity" that Ullman applies as laws in a conceptual soundscape modified by a series of abstract images, resulting in unexpected sonic environments, tones, timbres and momentum.

Ercetin, Turgut (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett): Panopticon Sp Ercetin, Turgut (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett):
Panopticon Specularities

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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Istanbul composer Turgut Ercetin (Daad artists-in-Berlin 2016 award winner) completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University, developing works engaged with issues of sound as sonic entities dealing with time and space, here in a string quartet performed by Arditti Quartet, and a work for voice and live electronics performed by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgar.

Behrman, David: On the Other Ocean [VINYL] Behrman, David:
On the Other Ocean [VINYL]

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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In 1977 David Behrman programmed a Kim 1 microcomputer developed at Mills College to analyze the music performed by the duo of bassoonist Arthur Stidfole, flutist Maggi Payne; and then the solo work of cellist David Gibson; for each work, the Kim 1 following Behrman's instructions, becoming a virtual musician responding to and interacting with the playing of each setting.

Ashley, Robert: Private Parts [VINYL] Ashley, Robert:
Private Parts [VINYL]

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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A reissue of Robert Ashley's 1978 release "Private Parts", presenting an unvarnished exposition of the inner workings of a man's mind through narrative, read by Ashley over the piano & synth of "Blue" Gene Tyranny and tabla player Kris, as Ashley describes two lives in an abstract narrative of keen observation and inside jokes; baffling and spellbinding.

Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen: Works on Paper [2 CDs] Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen:
Works on Paper [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two meticulous works in two parts each using layered collage of acoustic instruments, objects, electronics, field recordings, voices, fragments of past compositions and early classical music samples, with A.F. Jones providing voice narration, from Venezuelan composer/artist Gil Sanson and Canadian-based composer/painter Lance Austin Olsen: "Pra Min" and "Meditations".

Pisaro, Michael : Nature Denatured and Found Again  [5 CD Box Set] Pisaro, Michael :
Nature Denatured and Found Again [5 CD Box Set]

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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A 5 CD box set of compositions written by Michael Pisaro using field recordings captured along the Grosse Muhl River in Austria during the 2011-15 Flussaufwartstreiben project, now accompanying performances made along that river by Antoine Beuger (flute), Jurg Frey (clarinet), Marcus Kaiser (cello), Radu Malfatti (trombone), Andre Moller (guitar), and Kathryn Pisaro (oboe).

Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues: The Haecceity Of Things Houben / Rodrigues / Rodrigues:
The Haecceity Of Things

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A mysterious album of viola, viola d'amore, organ, and field recordings, merging the compositional minimal approach of Wandelweiser artist Eva-Maria Houben with Creative Sources performers Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, the field recordings creating a virtual setting of environmental stillness, evoking slow motion in the unique "thisness" of haecceity.

Brady, Tim : Music for Large Ensemble Brady, Tim :
Music for Large Ensemble

(Starkland -- USA )

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Premiere recordings of two major works from Canadian guitarist Tim Brady: "Desir" in 3 movements, a concerto for electric guitar and large chamber ensemble that showcases Brady's playing; and "Eight Songs about: Symphony # 7" where each song is a character in a fictional, subtle and ironic commentary about Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 premiered on August 9th, 1942.

McCowen, John: Mundanas I - V McCowen, John:
Mundanas I - V

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two clarinetists--John McCowen, also the composer, and Madison Greenstone, both on clarinet & bass clarinet--taking the title from Boethius' (427-524 AD) printed work on ancient Greek music: "De institutione musica", as they generate long-form drones using the harmonic interactions and interference patterns of similar tones, overtones, and difference tones; impressively intense.

Niblock, Phill: T H I R  [DVD] Niblock, Phill:
T H I R [DVD]

(Von -- Italy )

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Named for "Ten Hundred Inch Radii", a performance of film and music from the series "Environments" by composer and filmaker Phill Niblocks, shot in upstate New York in 1972 and released now for the first time on DVD, a mesmerizing and hypnotic film with two soundtracks: the original 1972 from analog tape, and a 2008 edition from the Nelly Boyd Ensemble updated in 2015

Stockhausen, Karlheinz: Historic First Recordings of the Klavierstucke I-VIII & XI Stockhausen, Karlheinz:
Historic First Recordings of the Klavierstucke I-VIII & XI

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Originally conceived as a cycle of 21 solo piano pieces, composer Karlheinz Stockhausen only completed a section of these Klavierstucke works, eventually transforming the series for synthesizers and electronic instruments; Hat Hut now restores the original recordings from the 50s by the pianist Stockhausen dedicated some of these pieces to: David Tudor.

Feldman, Morton (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt): Atlantis Feldman, Morton (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt):
Atlantis

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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A much-needed reissue of this 2000 CD of three orchestral works from late composer Morton Feldman--"String Quartet and Orchestra" (1973), "Oboe and Orchestra" (1976), and "Atlantis" (1959)--demonstrating the evolution of his incredible control in working with tone, mood and instrumental combinations, from his earliest large-scale work to later mature works.

Hauser, Fritz : Laboratorio - Solo Percussion Hauser, Fritz :
Laboratorio - Solo Percussion

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Swiss drummer & percussionist Fritz Hauser's solo album creates a fictional percussion center that he uses as as springboard to compose solo works for spaces within the [non-existent] environment, depicted in both spacious and active sound work, generating open-air locations with bird sounds and cymbals and areas of quick-paced activity; absolutely impressive.

Dahinden, Roland : Talking with Charlie: An Imaginary Talk with Charlie Parker Dahinden, Roland :
Talking with Charlie: An Imaginary Talk with Charlie Parker

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Bass clarinetist Gareth Davis asked composer Roland Dahinden to write for his quartet, with Koen Kaptijn (trombone), Dario Calderone (double bass) and Peppe Garcia (percussion), the result this "imaginary talk" with Charlie Parker, captured in a score involving graphic as well as more conventional elements, allowing structure and improvisation for the players.

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):
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(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.

 

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