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Stringed Instruments


 
Lindberg,  John / Anil Eraslan: Juggling Kukla [VINYL] Lindberg, John / Anil Eraslan:
Juggling Kukla [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The duo of cellist Anil Eraslan and contrabassist John Lindberg in a "rollicking adventure of sound explosions and subtle sensibilities, ragged expressionism and multi-faceted surprises and shockers. All from simple raw unfettered wood, strings, bow hairs, and flesh."

Frisch, Johannes / Ralf Wehowsky: Which Head You're Dancing In? <i>[Used Item]</i> Frisch, Johannes / Ralf Wehowsky:
Which Head You're Dancing In? [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Deconstructed sounds from Ralf Wehowsky (RLW) on electronics & Johannes Frisch on double bass, citing Ornette Coleman's "Free Jazz" album as an (abstract?) influence, using noise, glitch, acoustics and jump-cut compositional styles that surprise but won't make you want to dance.

Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith: Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith:
Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Recorded in 2001 at Gallery 2310 in Oakland, California, young Bay Area double bassist Damon Smith met German free improvising master Peter Kowald for two sets of lively, explorative and technically superb improvisations: "Broken Mirrors" and "Reflections".

Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri: Transcendent Function Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri:
Transcendent Function

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Two string masters--Mat Maneri on viola and Daniel Levin on cello--recording at The Village in Copenhagen, Denmark in an album titled for psychologist and philosopher Carl Jung, reflecting the balance between intuitive spontaneity and pre-established conditions.

Hug, Charlotte: Neuland Hug, Charlotte:
Neuland

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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For her second solo album, Charlotte Hug concentrates on solo viola without any electronics in a series of pieces inspired by a then-recent visit to London, showing her strong musical personality and original extended techniques in a solo recital unlike any other.

Machinefabriek W/ Anne Bakker: Deining Machinefabriek W/ Anne Bakker:
Deining

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )

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Deining, meaning "heave" or "commotion", is a long composition from the duo of Rutger Zuydervelt on sine tones and violinist Anne Bakker, who bows each string, sliding slowly from the lowest note to the highest and in reverse, creating an hallucination of shifting tones.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: Entertainment = Control Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
Entertainment = Control

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Acoustic hallucinations for violin and piano from the duo of violinist Erkki Veltheim and pianist Anthony Pateras, exploring spectral techniques throughout extended temporal structures to generate unrelenting harmonic waves that create a singular psycho-harmonic texture.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CA Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Carrousel -and- Can You Smile

(Ayler -- France )

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Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.

Jack's Son: Everyone Has a Kid Inside Jack's Son:
Everyone Has a Kid Inside

(Abolipop Records -- Mexico )

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Jack's son is an avant hip-hop/breaks project created at the end of 2003 by Diego Martinez, Mexican young producer who also works under the name Lumenlab.

Pascal: Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL] Pascal:
Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL]

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

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An album of solo drumming from Pascal Nichols, who is part of the duo "Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides", here in a diverse set of approaches performed on drums, djembe, goblet bowls, cowbells, blocks, &c. &c... an album that's become an in-store favorite.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Tanya Kalmanovitch: Villa Lobos Suite Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri / Tanya Kalmanovitch:
Villa Lobos Suite

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Ivo Perelman pays tribute to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos through free improvisation, enlisting two violists--Mat Maneri and Tanya Kalmanovitch-for a uniquely orchestrated set of recordings with Perelman emulating and complementing the strings in engaging ways.

Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder): figuren Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder):
figuren

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An excellent quartet of 4 female improvisers creating mysterious landscapes, bizarre spaces and surprising topography using dual pianos, flute, melodica, trombone & alphorn.

Hush Arbors: Yankee Reality Hush Arbors:
Yankee Reality

(Ecstatic Peace -- USA )

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Keith Wood's Hush Arbors with bassist Jason Ajemian, guitarist Leon Dufficy, and drummer Ryan Sawyer, in their 2nd Ecstatic Peace album of driving avant-folk songs and instrumental sections.

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq:
Out of Nowhere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Pluta, Sam: Machine Language Pluta, Sam:
Machine Language

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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An album of electro-acoustic compositions written for and recorded by New York City music ensembles and performers: MIVOS Quartet; Wet Ink Ensemble; Timetable Percussion; Jessie Marino.

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.

Tabassian /  Martel / Tabassian: Masafat Tabassian / Martel / Tabassian:
Masafat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Geographic improvisations from this trio of string and percussion players, with each track named by location and distance between Montreal and Chelsea, Ontario.

Emde, Gabriele : Die Natur der Klange: Neue Musik fur Harfe Emde, Gabriele :
Die Natur der Klange: Neue Musik fur Harfe

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Harpist Gabriele Emde began performing contemporary music by exceptional 20th century artists in the early 80s; in this collection recorded from 1985 to 1987 she presents one of Cage's "Landscape" pieces, a major work by Hans Otte, and several short pieces by Lou Harrison.

Goss, Stephen: Northern Lights Goss, Stephen:
Northern Lights

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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An album of beautiful and impressionist musical landscapes: 3 large works in several movements drawing on mythology, visual imagery, and a work for Charles Jencks Garden of Cosmic Speculation.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Background Information [CASSETTE] Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Background Information [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith, to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.

Frey, Jurg: String Quartets Frey, Jurg:
String Quartets

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Jurg Frey's 1988 work "String Quartet" realized by Nadia Francavilla, Clemens Merkel, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini, exploring ideas of audibility: the moment when sound waves move in space and the air touches the body.

Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou: Paso Doble Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou:
Paso Doble

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Since 2012 the free improvising duo of vocalist Geraldine Eguiluz and double bassist Stephane Diamantakiou have worked together, taking themes from the jazz songbook as a starting point for free form improvisations of a fragile and unpredictable nature.

Frey, Jurg: String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit Frey, Jurg:
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works from composer Frey performed by Montreal's string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini: "String Quartet No. 3", a minimal work of colors, sensations, shadows, durations; and "Unhorbare Zeit" exploring durations without sound, or empty volumes, to achieve lucidity and transparency.

eRikm: Doubse Hysterie eRikm:
Doubse Hysterie

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A 6 part work based on immersive listening with a smartphone featuring a GPS and audio headphones made during a train trip across the Arc Jurassien, developed into 6 rich and detailed compositions, performed with violinist Julia Eckhardt and cellist Silvia Platzer.

Russell / Lonberg-Holm Duo: Home Russell / Lonberg-Holm Duo:
Home

(Peira -- USA )

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Two free improvisers - guitarist John Russell and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm - meet for a deep exploration of their instrument's ability for tone and timbre in four challenging and rewarding recordings.

Nigredo: Lunas Negras [CASSETTE] Nigredo:
Lunas Negras [CASSETTE]

(Small Scale Music -- Canada )

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Vocalist and guitarist Geraldine Celerier Eguiluz leads this Montreal string ensemble with voice and percussion through free improvisation that integrates musicians, language, friends, and accomplices in creating unique and explorative song environments.

Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt:
Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )

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Two string players who have developed distinctive improvisation styles--cellist Okkyung Lee and guitarist Bil Orcutt--meet for their first encounter at London's Cafe Oto, for an exultant and sophisticated duo showing intense skill and strong conversational powers.

Blumer, Fridolin: Camping; Cafe Bar Blumer, Fridolin:
Camping; Cafe Bar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A solid solo outing from Zurich-based double bassist Friodlin, presenting his 4-part "Camping; Cafe Bar" work, blending the jazz idiom with discursive asides and unusual techniques, plus a lovely and appropriately titled work "But Beautiful".

Nastesjo, Johannes / Vasco Trilla: Ginkgo Nastesjo, Johannes / Vasco Trilla:
Ginkgo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The duo of Johannes Nastesjo on double bass and Vasco Trilla on drums and percussion, an album of extended techniques and unexpected devising, using quietly aggressive techniques balanced by concentrative improv to create unexpected eruptions and unusual sonic environments.

Turner, Matt / Hal Rammel: As On A Pivot Of Air [10'' VINYL] Turner, Matt / Hal Rammel:
As On A Pivot Of Air [10'' VINYL]

(Penumbra -- USA )

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A live recording by the long-running duo of Matt Turner on cello and Hal Rammel on amplified palettes at Acme Records & Music Emporium in Milwaukee in 2015 as part of the Audible Electricity series, presenting uniquely voiced and detailed improvisations.

Iridium String Quartet (Rocha / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira): Iridium String Quartet Iridium String Quartet (Rocha / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira):
Iridium String Quartet

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Unusual approaches to string improvisation from the quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Maria da Rocha (violin), and Miguel Mira (double bass), using extended techniques in subtle yet detailed discourse yielding unexpected qualities to their instruments.

Smith Quartet with John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO] Smith Quartet with John Tilbury:
Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Recorded live at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music in 2006, this is the 3rd and final volume of works by Morton Feldman performed by the Smith Quartet with John Tilbury on piano, recorded in high quality DVD audio and with extensive liner notes by Tilbury.

Pavone, Jessica : Silent Spills Pavone, Jessica :
Silent Spills

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Using viola, effects, and on one track, voice, New York improviser and Anthony Braxton ensemble member Jessica Pavone presents a uniquely voiced solo album, approaching the instrument through simple means that become increasingly twisted and unforseen as they advance.

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk):
Ants Bees and Butterflies

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A most unusual trio: actually a quartet, this Polish/Ukraine group has three strings (violin, cello, contrabass) with modular synth and electronics reinforcing their sound, less EA than chamber jazz with fascinating orchestration and wonderful harmonic and melodic invention.

Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata Butcher, John / Michael Duch:
Fjordgata

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.

Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer: Directions for Viola and Cello Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer:
Directions for Viola and Cello

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Part of a trio of releases including "Reasons for Viola and Cello" and "Viola Cello Room", this album finds violist Paolo Valladoid and cellist Gary Rouzer in a large tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia, their music mixed with joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, insects, &c. &c.

Alonso, Edith: Collapse Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.

Costa, Carlos: Door of No Return Costa, Carlos:
Door of No Return

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Double-bassist Carlo Costa, originally from the Canary Islands and who has worked with Tim Berne, Tomas Fujiwara, Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, &c. in a solo album of solid and unusual bass technique including plucking, bowing and scraping, in his 9-part series of "Doors".

Malfatti, Radu: Radu Malfatti Malfatti, Radu:
Radu Malfatti

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Austrian trombonist and composer presents two works: a solo piece for trombone comprised of a series of detached sonic events; and a work performed with the Wandelweiser String Quartet, using bowing and blowing techniques to create punctuations of unusual sound.

Merkel, Clemens : Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler Merkel, Clemens :
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Violinist Clemens Merkel interprets compositions by Wolfgang von Schweinitz's "Sonata for Violine Solo"; Antonie Beuger's "Unwritten Page"; Bruno Madema's "Piece Pour Ivry"; and Thomas Stiegler's cycle "Kammerkomplex" ("quasi una fantasia", "gran partita" and "sonata facile").

Keller, Beat / Tom Johnson / Joseph Kudirka: String Trios Keller, Beat / Tom Johnson / Joseph Kudirka:
String Trios

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A superb program of string trios from minimalist composers Beat Keller, Tom Johnson, and Joseph Kudirka, from cinematic to spacious sound work, as realized by the trio of Julia Schwob on violin, David Schnee on viola, and Nicola Romano on cello.

Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka): Crumble Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka):
Crumble

(Self Released -- Netherlands )

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A beautifully dramatic album from the trio of electronic artist Rutger Zydervelt (Machinefabriek), violinist Anne Bakker, and vocalist Edita Karkoschka, a sculpted work full of dramatic turns, immersive drones, glitchy electronics and intimate gestures.

Miano, Tonino / Brian Groder: FluiDensity <i>[Used Item]</i> Miano, Tonino / Brian Groder:
FluiDensity [Used Item]

(Latham / Impressus Records -- USA )

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The duo of pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Brian Groder, both NY based, in a sophisticated jazz duo that borrows from melodic, avant and compositional jazz forms in a strong and compelling dialog.

Demissie, Zerfu : Akotet: Songs of the Begena Demissie, Zerfu :
Akotet: Songs of the Begena

(Terp African Series -- The Netherlands )

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Ethiopian master Zerfu Demissie on solo Begena, a large traditional framed string instrument, sought out for this recording Andy and Terrie Ex.

eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide: Trace Cuts eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide:
Trace Cuts

(Musica Genera -- Poland )

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Jackle, Klaus: Paganini, Giuliani Jackle, Klaus:
Paganini, Giuliani

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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After their 1st release "Tango", Klaus Jackle (guitar) and Friedemann Amadeus Treiber (violin) take on the greatest violinist and guitarist of the 19th century.

Killick: Bull**** Killick:
Bull****

(Solponticello Records -- USA )

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Killick Hinds plays a custom-made 38 string harp guitar in twelve diverse solo tracks inspired by the pacifist writer Munro Leaf with resonant tones that are at times exciting and others hypnotic.

Mezei Solo, Szilard : When Spring Mezei Solo, Szilard :
When Spring

(Not Two Records -- Yugoslavia )

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(Reissued on Not Two) Solo viola and double bass compositions from Voivodina Hungarian composer, violinist, viola player, and double bass player Szilárd Mezei.

Pastor, Stefano: Songs Pastor, Stefano:
Songs

(Slam -- Great Britain )

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Solo album by Italian violinist Stefano Pastor with influences of jazz, avant-garde, European modern, Brazlian pop, and blues using no other musical tools besides an acoustic violin and his voice.

Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen: North South Dial Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen:
North South Dial

(Slam -- Great Britain )

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Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor and Finnish violinist and educator Ari Poutiainen in a jazz duo of warm and intensely evocative nuances from several atmospheres.

Quatuor Bozzini: A Chacun Sa Miniature Quatuor Bozzini:
A Chacun Sa Miniature

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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The Quatuor Bozzini string quartet dedicate this double CD to emerging artists in a collection of miniatures written in 2011 by emerging composers for the QB's annual Composer's Kitchen event.

Soldier, Dave: Chamber Music Soldier, Dave:
Chamber Music

(Mulatta Records -- USA )

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Stambolov, Vesko: F. Chopin Piano Concertos Stambolov, Vesko:
F. Chopin Piano Concertos

(Meta Records -- Germany )

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Pianist Stambolov with a string quartet performing Chopin's "Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op.11" and "Concert No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21".

Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult: Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult Ulrich, Tomas Cargo Cult:
Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult

(CIMP -- USA )

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Cellist Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult with Rolf Sturm on guitar and Michael Bisio, three string players in the first studio recording from what Ulrich describes as his "dream band".

Wet Ink Ensemble: Relay Wet Ink Ensemble:
Relay

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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New works by Rick Burkhardt, George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, and Eric Wubbels take NYC's Wet Ink Ensemble into new worlds of ensemble virtuosity, sonic explorations, and compositional inventiveness.

Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet: Atemwende Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet:
Atemwende

(Ignoring Gravity Music -- Germany )

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A composition for string quartet and trumpet in 9 parts by German composer Bojan Vuletic, a work inspired by and dedicated to Paul Celan, performed with the MIVOS String Quartet & Nate Wooley, and premiered in NYC's Issue Project Room.

Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji: Ffansion | Fancies Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji:
Ffansion | Fancies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The title reflecting violinist Angharad Davies' Welsh Roots, this duo with inside pianist Tisha Mukarji furthers the collaborations of these improvisers, recording in St Catherine's Church in South London, using the acoustics of the space to shape the form of their music.

Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski): Volume Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski):
Volume

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A joint composition for violin and double bass, developed over six months in 2015 by violinist and Wandelweiser composer Johnny Chang with bassist Mike Majkowski, a fragile and beautifully revealing work in 5 parts that moves slowly through subtle harmonic changes.

Smith, Linda Catlin : Dirt Road Smith, Linda Catlin :
Dirt Road

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith's extended composition for violin and percussion in 15 parts, performed by percussionist Simon Limbrick and violinist Mira Benjamin, a unique orchestration that reveals a journey of steady pace, tension and beauty.

Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka : The Honey Pump Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka :
The Honey Pump

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Instant compositions on from Nicola L. Hein on guitar and Mia Zabelka on violin, both versed in soundscape and sonic sculptures, using extended techniques to create dense but dynamic sonic landscapes with significant room for silence.

Mezei Solo, Szilard : When Spring Mezei Solo, Szilard :
When Spring

(Not Two Records -- Yugoslavia )

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Solo viola and double bass compositions from Voivodina Hungarian composer, violinist, viola player, and double bass player Szilárd Mezei.

Majkowski, Mike: Bright Astonishment Of The Night Majkowski, Mike:
Bright Astonishment Of The Night

(Bocian -- Poland )

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A fragile and powerful album of double bass from Australian-born, Berlin-based Mike Majkoswki, in two long works that use repeating structures that morph over time, one demonstrating the beautiful tone of the bass, the other effected and punctuated with thick harmonics.

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(Silber -- USA )

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

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(Bolt -- Poland )

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Drummer/percussionist Hubert Zemler's second solo album with two compositions inspired by electronic music, particularly by works of the ensemble Suaves Figures, recorded in the vaults of the Camaldolese Church in Bielany, Warsaw with Milosz Pekala on vibraphones.

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(Tzadik -- USA )

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Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman): Sleep Talk [CASSETTE] Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman):
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(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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Stream of consciousness improvisation in voice, violin harmonics, and unidentifiable percussive sounds, all over a NY neighborhood traffic drone, from the duo of violinist Natalia Steinbach and drummer/percussionist David Grollman, reporting from a strange dream.

Bernocchi, Eraldo / Prakash Sontakke : Invisible Strings Bernocchi, Eraldo / Prakash Sontakke :
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(Rarenoise Records -- UK )

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Experimental musician-producer-sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi joins Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke for a sublimely developing album of rhythm and slide guitar, an evocative album of strong melodies and subtle playing with influences from the East and West.

Feldman, Morton : For John Cage Feldman, Morton :
For John Cage

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Morton Feldman was a friend, flatmate and student of John Cage's innovative approaches to composition; he wrote this 3 part work for violin and piano in 1982 as a 70th birthday present for Cage, here performed by violinist Josje Fosie Ter Haar and pianist John Snijders.

Feldman, Morton : Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton :
Patterns In A Chromatic Field [2 CDs]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Feldman's idiosyncratic large composition is also one of his more active, influenced by John Cage, and using a score that defines organizational procedures in chordal and chromatic patterns, as realized in this '93 recording by Rohan de Saram (cello) and Marianne Schroeder (piano).

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
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(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay: Amalgam [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung / Christian Marclay:
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(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A wild and exciting duo between cellist Okkyung Lee and legendary turntable improviser Christian Marclay performing live at London's Cafe Oto for a single long track that runs through an astonishing dynamic of invention and atmospheres in a gripping and spellbinding set.

Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey: Works For Violin Duos Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey:
Works For Violin Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works from two distinctive composers from different periods--Jurg Frey and Luigi Nono--both for two violins, Frey using the two violins in parallel to emphasize their distinction; Nono using powerful gestures of divergence and contrast in a dream-like duo.

Girard-Charest, Emilie: Emilie Prefere Le Chant Girard-Charest, Emilie:
Emilie Prefere Le Chant

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Emilie Girard-Charest is a Montreal cellist, composer and improviser, here presenting 5 works, one of her own and 4 from Fredrik Gran, Sergio Castrillon, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Joane Hetu, using extreme techniques and electroacoustic accompaniment in both joyful and terrifying ways.

Quatuor Bozzini: Christopher Butterfield: Trip Quatuor Bozzini:
Christopher Butterfield: Trip

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini string quartet worked with composer Christopher Butterfield, who wrote two of these pieces ("Trip" and "Fall") specifically for QB, alongside three other works from 20 years of composing that use unusual instructions and scores for the performers.



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