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Zeitkratzer: Column One: Entropium

Zeitkratzer

Column One: Entropium

(KARLRECORDS)
Germany

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Reinhold Friedl leads Zeitkratzer through five compositions transcribed from works of the Berlin based Dada and Surrealist inspired electroacoustic / industrial collective Column One, recorded live in performance at Berghain during MaerzMusik 2012.

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Eckardt, Jason: Subject

Eckardt, Jason

Subject

(Tzadik)
USA

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Composer Jason Eckardt presents "Subject", a work that confronts "enhanced interrogation" techniques using sound and light, plus other works including a 6 part piece about glossolalia ("Tongues"), performed by JACK, ICE, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.

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Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka: Msza

Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka

Msza

(Bolt)
Poland

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A chamber opera by Joanna Halszka Sokolowska at Opera// REMIX at Komuna// Warszawa, using sung and spoken voice, piano, and a variety of tonal instruments to present an intriguing set of variations informed by numerological methods, scientific statistics, &c..

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Masecki, Marcin : Variations

Masecki, Marcin

Variations

(Bolt)
Poland

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Composer & pianist Marcin Masecki wrote this work, inspired by Frederic Rzewski and presenting variations on the Chilean song "El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido" (The town united will never be defeated) and invited pianist Piotr Nowicki to perform it for this recording.

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L'Ensemble Volta: Les Nuages de Magellan

L'Ensemble Volta

Les Nuages de Magellan

(Recommended Records)
UK

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ReR's 3rd collection featuring the ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument invented in 1928 by cellist Maurice Martenot; this volume, performed by the 4 piece L'Ensemble Volta + Antoine Alerinie is dedicated to Spectralist composer Tristan Murail.

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Friedl, Reinhold: Golden Quinces, Earthed For Spatialised Neo-Bechstein

Friedl, Reinhold

Golden Quinces, Earthed For Spatialised Neo-Bechstein

(Bocian)
Poland

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Reinhold Friedl performs on one of the last remaining of 150 Neo-Bechstein amplified Grand Pianos, using unusual recording techniques to find unexpected sonic aspects to the instrument, producing a dark ambient and industrial work of great intensity.

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Ferreyra, Beatriz: GRM Works [VINYL]

Ferreyra, Beatriz

GRM Works [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM)
UK

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Electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra was a pioneer alongside Pierre Schaeffer, developing the famous Music Theory of the Sounding Object in the 50s, and continued to compose with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores, holding residencies at Dartmouth College.

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Redolfi, Michel: Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion [VINYL]

Redolfi, Michel

Pacific Tubular Waves/Immersion [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM)
Austria

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Electroacoustic landscape composer Michel Redolfi in a work for Synclavier digital synthesizer recorded between 1979 & 1980, attempting to musically translate his research on underwater sound in the Pacific, from the movement of rolling waves to its depths.

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Rosenboom, David: Naked Curvature

Rosenboom, David

Naked Curvature

(Tzadik)
USA

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CalArts Chamber Ensemble performs this large work from composer David Ronsemboom, a whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software.

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Skuggorna Och Ljuset / Magnus Granberg: Would Fall From The Sky, Would Wither And Die

Skuggorna Och Ljuset / Magnus Granberg

Would Fall From The Sky, Would Wither And Die

(Another Timbre)
UK

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A new composition by clarinetist and composer Magnus Granberg, the leader of the highly acclaimed ensemble Skogen, this time with a new, smaller group that includes percussionist Erik Carlsson, performing his beautiful, melancholic music.

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Denyer, Frank : Whispers

Denyer, Frank

Whispers

(Another Timbre)
UK

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Five idiosyncratic compositions by English composer Frank Denyer with performers including The Barton Workshop, Elisabeth Smalt, Juliet Fraser, Kiku Day and Frank Denyer himself, using shakuhachi, voice, muted strings, percussion and an axe striking a block of wood.

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Feldman, Morton: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

Feldman, Morton

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

(Bridge Records)
USA

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Minimalist composer Morton Feldman's final and beautifully unfolding composition from 1987, "Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello", performed by Aleck Karis (piano), Curtis Macomber (voilin), Danielle Farina (viola) and Christopher Finckel (cello).

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Palestine, Charlemagne: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666)

Palestine, Charlemagne

CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas (Golden 666)

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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Previously unreleased recordings of Charlemagne Palestine's "Bells Studies", some of his earliest works, captured while attending The High School of Music and Art in New York in the 60s, of the 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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Pisaro, Michael : Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)

Pisaro, Michael

Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)

(Potlatch)
France

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A collection of materials for solo guitarist, written by Michael Pisaro and here performed by Christian Alvear, presenting the performer with up to 12 fragments which can be played in any order and which allow for various transformations, cuts, extensions and silences.

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Palestine, Charlemagne: Bells Studies [VINYL]

Palestine, Charlemagne

Bells Studies [VINYL]

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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From 1963 to 1970 avant composer/performer Charlemagne Palestine played the 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church while attending The High School of Music and Art in New York; this LP collects recordings of his performances from those early days.

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Behrman, David: Wave Train

Behrman, David

Wave Train

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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2015 remaster of Behrman's 2002 album issuing works from 1959-68, including a piece with Gordon Mumma; sounds for a film by Robert Watts; a collaborative work with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma & Robert Ashley; and a work with David Tudor and Christoph Caskel.

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Ashley, Robert: The Wolfman

Ashley, Robert

The Wolfman

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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A collection of pieces that introduce the listener to the most extreme experimental side of the late American composer Robert Ashley, with a 12-page booklet including liner notes written by the composer and the complete score of "The Wolfman".

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Palestine, Charlemagne: Four Manifestations On Six Elements (Golden 5)

Palestine, Charlemagne

Four Manifestations On Six Elements (Golden 5)

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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One of Charlemagne Palestine's most well-known works, finally included in the Alga Marghen Golden Research series of CD editions presenting the composer's relevant historical recordings.

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Starling, Matt: Terry Riley's Dorian Reeds (For Brass)

Starling, Matt

Terry Riley's Dorian Reeds (For Brass)

(Self Released)
USA

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Matt Starling, founder of the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, returns with a lesser known but equally impressive Terry Riley composition, "Dorian Reeds" for solo performer, microphone and two tape recorders, performed by Starling on flugelhorn and layered in the studio.

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Costa, Simao: ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT

Costa, Simao

ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT

(Shhpuma)
Portugal

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Portuguese composer and pianist Simao Costa in an album of solo prepared piano in the style of John Cage, using transducers, speaker & objects, paced like a Morton Feldman composition, balancing tones and percussive sound in exquisite compositions.

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Zorn, John: Hen To Pan

Zorn, John

Hen To Pan

(Tzadik)
USA

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A chamber ensemble led by cellist Jay Campbell presents 3 realizations of Zorn's composition for 2 celli "Ouroboros" (2 with percussionist Tyshawn Sorey) along with his canonic puzzle "Occam's Razor" and the ten metaphysical ambiguities comprising the piano trio "The Aristos" .

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Musicworks: #121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Musicworks

#121 Spring 2015 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks)
Canada

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On the cover, Jean Derome. Inside: Walter Smetak; Barbara Hannigan; Ian Tung; Cris Derksen; Alex Zhang Hungtai; plus reviews of recordings and events, a label profile, essays, &c. &c.

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Microtub: Star System [VINYL]

Microtub

Star System [VINYL]

(Sofa)
Norway

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

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Duch, Michael Francis: Tomba Emmanuelle [VINYL]

Duch, Michael Francis

Tomba Emmanuelle [VINYL]

(Sofa)
Norway

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Michael F. Duch's solo album for the double bass is named for the tomb in Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo where this piece commissioned by nyMusikk Bergen was recorded, exploring different registers, timbres and acoustic effects in relation to the space it is being performed in.

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Evans, Joe: Septimal

Evans, Joe

Septimal

(Spectropol Records)
USA

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Composer Joe Evans presents fourteen tracks that explore the sonic and expressive potential of the autoharp in a work exploring the septimal, or 7th aspect of intervals and harmonics.

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Stockhausen, Karlheinz: Momente

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

Momente

(Wergo)
Germany

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Stockhausen's 1967 LP was part of Wergo's Studio Reihe Neuer Musik series; "Momente" (Moments) for soprano, 4 choral groups and 13 instrumentalists, is an indeterminate piece with no fixed beginning or end, designed to be flexible to the needs of any given performance.

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Cage, John: Sonatas and Interludes

Cage, John

Sonatas and Interludes

(Wergo)
Germany

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Antonis Anissegos performs John Cage's most famous work for prepared piano, "Sonatas and Interludes", using screws, bolts, rubber, felt or plastic elements between the piano strings, here in an authentic and accurate rendering of these rewarding compositions.

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Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandez: Quest

Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandez

Quest

(Shhpuma)
Portugal

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Classical pianist Joana Gama and live electronic processing artist Luis Fernandes bridge compositional and experimental forms in this lyrical work, where Fernandes transforms, dissects, loops and otherwise mutates the Gama's playing in unexpected and elegant ways.

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Zorn, John: Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections

Zorn, John

Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections

(Tzadik)
USA

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Four of John Zorn's compositions for large ensembles performed by Arcana, a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of Maestro David Fulmer

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

Lucier, Alvin

Still and Moving Lines: Decibel Perform Compositions by Alvin Lucier

(Pogus)
USA

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

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Hennies, Nick: Work

Hennies, Nick

Work

(Quakebasket)
USA

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A solo album from Louisville, KY percussionist and composer Nick Hennies, including "Settle" for vibraphone (3 players) and "Expenditures" for vibraphone & ensemble; extended and immersive works of a hypnotic and psychoacoustic nature.

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Iddon, Martin: pneuma

Iddon, Martin

pneuma

(Another Timbre)
UK

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Composer Martin Iddon in a work of new conceptual modes of music making, with a ritualistic approach building strange sounds and stange actions in dense layers and intense timbres that demand a unique physicality from the player.

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Various Artists: Rumori Alla Rotonda

Various Artists

Rumori Alla Rotonda

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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Live recording at the Rotonda del Pellegrini, Milan, January 21st, 1959 featuring John Cage, Morton Feldman, Juan Hidalgo, Leopoldo La Rosa, and Walter Marchetti.

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Ashley, Robert: String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference

Ashley, Robert

String Quartet.../How Can I Tell The Difference

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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Robert Ashley's 1972-73 composition for strings uses live sounds and an "electronic orchestra" of 42 sound modules which enter a network of delays and speakers to create a labyrinth of sound.

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Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ vol. 2-St. Paul's Chapel

Zorn, John

The Hermetic Organ vol. 2-St. Paul's Chapel

(Tzadik)
USA

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The second volume documenting John Zorn's astonishing solo organ improvisations recorded in 2013 on the Aeloian Skinner organ at St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

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Quartetski Does Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps

Quartetski Does Stravinsky

Le Sacre du printemps

(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Canada

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Quartetski Does Stravinsky with drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli, guitarist Bernard Falaise, reedist Phillipe Lauzier, viole de gamaba player Pierre-Yves Martel and violinist Joshua Zubot reinterpret Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in honor of its 100th anniversary.

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Pisaro, Michael: Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

Pisaro, Michael

Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

(Gravity Wave)
USA

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Michael Pisaro & Greg Stuart collaborate on a work scored for bowed crotales and sine tones in 4 large pieces, a challenging work that provide hallucinatory overtones that shift with the listener's perspective.

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Stockhausen, Karlheinz: Amour / Der Kleine Harlekin / Wochenkreis

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

Amour / Der Kleine Harlekin / Wochenkreis

(Wergo)
Austria

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Stockhausen's Amour is a series of five pieces for clarinet based on short poems written as gifts for women whom the composer was deeply connected to, here performed by reedist Michele Marelli and synthesizer player Antonio Perez Abellan.

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Corner, Philip: Piano Activities [VINYL]

Corner, Philip

Piano Activities [VINYL]

(Alga Marghen)
Italy

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The legendary 1962 premiere of Philip Corner's iconic Fluxus piece performed by George Maciunas, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Emmett Williams, Ben Patterson, Dick Higgins, and Alison Knowles from the International Festival Of The Newest Music.

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Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech

Ammann, Dieter

The Freedom of Speech

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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The Ensemble fur Neue Musik Zurich plays seven pieces by Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, each made through a very slow creative process that contrasts the very lively and gestural music.

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Lim, Liza: The Heart's Ear

Lim, Liza

The Heart's Ear

(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.

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Rijnvos, Richard: Block Beuys

Rijnvos, Richard

Block Beuys

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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A series of compositions by Richard Rijnvos that were inspired by an installation in the Hessisches Landesmuseum consisting of an arrangment of about 270 objects known as the 'Block Beuys'.

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Gregorio, Guillermo: Faktura

Gregorio, Guillermo

Faktura

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Guillermo Gregorio produces a series of compositions that reinterprets the structural concepts of Constructivism, Concretism, and Madi, focusing on the physicality of sound.

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Rudhyar, Dane: Works For Piano

Rudhyar, Dane

Works For Piano

(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.

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Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel: Four Generations

Wolpe / Feldman / Zimmerman / Seel

Four Generations

(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.

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Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe): Counterpoise

Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe)

Counterpoise

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Four composers - John Carisi, Eddie Sauter, Christian Wolff, and Stefan Wolpe - create a program of works with a measured balance in the interrelated and contrasting material.

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Ablinger, Peter: Grisailles

Ablinger, Peter

Grisailles

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Peter Ablinger's works for three pianos are made up of overlapping sound-layers, repeated octaves, and barely audible sounds made by fingers darting across keys; played by Hildegard Kleeb.

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Barlow, Clarence: Musica Derivata

Barlow, Clarence

Musica Derivata

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Composer Clarence Barlow, like Beethoven, builds his own labyrinths, brick by brick, and then searches for an escape by creating conceptual forms to get around the traps of time, tonality, and style.

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Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Mobile For Shakespeare

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman

Mobile For Shakespeare

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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A series of musical "mobiles" from European composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, sonic transformations of the visual experiences of Alexander Calder's dynamic sculptures.

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Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Concerto A Tre

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman

Concerto A Tre

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Ensemble Recherche plays chamber music pieces by Polish composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati that are dynamically explosive and allow for the free communicating of the musicians.

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Kasemets, Udo: Pythagoras Tree

Kasemets, Udo

Pythagoras Tree

(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.

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Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht: ...Im Klang...

Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht

...Im Klang...

(Hat [now] ART)
Switzerland

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Composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler presents three solo pieces, one for accordion (Teodoro Anzellotti) one for piano (Marianne Schroeder) and the third for organ (Huub Ten Hacken).

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