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Stringed Instruments
 
Smith Quartet with John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 2 [DVD-AUDIO] Smith Quartet with John Tilbury:
Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 2 [DVD-AUDIO]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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The 2nd volume of "Music for Piano and Strings" by Morton Feldman is performed by The Smith Quartet with John Tilbury, presenting "Patterns In a Chromatic Field", and "Piano, violin, Viola, Cello", on DVD audio to allow for the length of these large works.

Feldman, Morton: String Quartet (1979) Feldman, Morton:
String Quartet (1979)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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The Ives Ensemble playing one of Morton Feldman's later and shorter works, the 1979 "String Quartet," in a digital DDD recording from 2005.

Frangenheim, Alexander: The Knife Again Frangenheim, Alexander:
The Knife Again

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Double bassist Alexander Frangenheim, peer to Phil Durrant, Evan Parker, Phil Wachsman, Thomas Lehn, Roger Turner, &c., in a 17 part solo work of gripping and exhilarating playing.

Frey, Peter / Daniel Studer: Zwirn Frey, Peter / Daniel Studer:
Zwirn

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Zwirn" means "twine" in German, an apt description of the interweaving sound that double bassists Daniel Studer and Peter Frey play together, in 7 freely improvised works of unusual technique and new musical structures.

Friedlander, Erik: Volac: Book Of Angels Volume 8 Friedlander, Erik:
Volac: Book Of Angels Volume 8

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Cellist Erik Friedlander provides the 8th in this series of interpretations of the Masada songbook, a lovely and technically remarkable set of music.

Frisch, Johannes / Ralf Wehowsky: Which Head You're Dancing In? Frisch, Johannes / Ralf Wehowsky:
Which Head You're Dancing In?

(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.

Gaber, Harley: Indra's Net Gaber, Harley:
Indra's Net

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A hybrid acoustic tape piece of solo violin on four track tape, and a work for four violins, composed in 1974 by Harley Gaber, delicate pieces that he considered complements to his large work "The Winds Rise in the North".

Gaber, Harley: The Winds Rise In The North Gaber, Harley:
The Winds Rise In The North

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Composer Harley Gaber wrote this piece for strings as an emotional examination of the questions posed by Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu, here performed by a quintet including violinist Malcolm Goldstein.

Gjerstad / Lonberg-Holm / Sen / Nilssen-Love: The Cello Quartet Gjerstad / Lonberg-Holm / Sen / Nilssen-Love:
The Cello Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Extraordinary reed player Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet in a quartet with two cellos (Fred Lonberg-Holm & Amit Sen) and all around drummer Paal Nielsen-Love.

Gustafsson / Oehlan: Jukebox-Series 001 [7-INCH VINYL] Gustafsson / Oehlan:
Jukebox-Series 001 [7-INCH VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The first of Trosts "Jukebox Series" of 7" records brings saxophonist Mats Gustafsson together with violinist Albert Oehlan for a 2 song EP of unusual free improvisation.

Heberer, Thomas / Pascal Niggenkemper : Miner's Pick Heberer, Thomas / Pascal Niggenkemper :
Miner's Pick

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Astute improvisations using extended language from the duo of Thomas Heberer (ICP) on cornet and Pascal Niggenkemper on double bass, two European free improvisers based in New York and pushing the limits of the improvised duo in accessible ways.

Hi Kim, Jin / Gerry Hemingway: Pulses Hi Kim, Jin / Gerry Hemingway:
Pulses

(Auricle -- USA )

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Captivating improvisational journeys with drummer and percussionist Gerry Hemingway and Jin Hi Kim performing on the Korean komungo black zither .

Hikage / Segel: GEN Hikage / Segel:
GEN

(Spool -- Canada )

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Camper Van Beethoven violinist Segel teams up with West coast koto player Shoko Hikage that intermingles Eastern and Western instruments in a pleasantly mystifying release.

Hirsch, Shelley: Far In Far Out Hirsch, Shelley:
Far In Far Out

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Hoahio: Peek-Ara-Boo Hoahio:
Peek-Ara-Boo

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Hug, Charlotte & Fred Lonberg-Holm: Fine Extension Hug, Charlotte & Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Fine Extension

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Violist and vocalist Charlotte Hug met Fred Lonberg-Holm in Zurich, 2009 to make these concert recordings, a duo taking stringed instruments into unique and irrepressible territory.

Hug, Charlotte & Frederic Blondy: Bouquet Hug, Charlotte & Frederic Blondy:
Bouquet

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Using extended techniques on viola and piano, Charlotte Hug and Frederic Blondy draw the listener into unusual and encompassing sound worlds that feel electronic, yet are created through acoustic improvisation.

Hug, Charlotte: Slipway to Galaxies (Solo Viola & Voice) Hug, Charlotte:
Slipway to Galaxies (Solo Viola & Voice)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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An intensely personal journey, Charlotte Hug uses extended vocal techniques and an unusual language on the viola, creating an exceptional and unique improvisatory sound world.

Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young: The Test Tubes Israelievitch / Reitzenstein / Stewart / Young:
The Test Tubes

(Spool -- Canada )

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Part of a sound installation and exhibition of sculptural work by Reinhard Reitzenstein, the Test Tubes perform with strings, glass instruments, and unique instruments to create music of unusual and complex timbral combinations.

Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Consequences (of Time and Place) Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Consequences (of Time and Place)

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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ist (The Improvising String Trio) of Rhodri Davies (harp), Simon H. Fell (bass) and Mark Wastell (violincello) performing at The Natural Music Club in London, 1997, using unorthodox techniques in indeterminate systems and free improvisation for fascinating results.

Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Lodi Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Lodi

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Since 1995 the string trio of Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell & Mark Wastell have created sparse, introspective improvisation, performing here at the Contemporaneamente festival in Lodi, Italy.

Janel & Anthony: Where Is Home [VINYL] Janel & Anthony:
Where Is Home [VINYL]

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Guitars and cello inform a mix of improvised, composed and experimental music from the DC-based duo of Anthony Pirog and Janel Leppin, technically expressive and uplifting melodic music that refuses to be easily characterized.

Jones, JC: Hosting Myself Jones, JC:
Hosting Myself

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Solo bass from acoustic and electroacoustic artist JC Jones, a distillation of his language in free improvised music incorporating electronic sound and noise.

Jones, JC: Hosting Myself <i>[Used Item]</i> Jones, JC:
Hosting Myself [Used Item]

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Solo bass from acoustic and electroacoustic artist JC Jones, a distillation of his language in free improvised music incorporating electronic sound and noise.

Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith: Relations Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith:
Relations

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The duo of Henry Kaiser and bassist Damon Smith perform 8 free improvisation with titles from the book "Company Week" by Peter Riley, a commentary on Derek Bailey's 1997 collective, Kaiser using a 1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer 7 string guitar at the request of Smith.

Kang, Eyvind: The Yelm Sessions Kang, Eyvind:
The Yelm Sessions

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A studio project from the elusive violinist Eyvind Kang, featuring many of his musical associates as well as several orchestral ensembles from around the world.

Kang, Eyvind: Theater Of Mineral Nades Kang, Eyvind:
Theater Of Mineral Nades

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Khoury, Mike & Christopher Riggs: Abandon Rate Khoury, Mike & Christopher Riggs:
Abandon Rate

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Detroit creative improvisers Christopher Riggs on guitar and Mike Khoury on violin in six studio tracks demonstrating unique approaches to their respective instruments.

Khoury, Mike: Airwaves Khoury, Mike:
Airwaves

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Detroit area improviser Mike Khoury in live solo recordings from various radio broadcasts in Maine, Illinois, and DC, ribbons of lyrical, stream-of-consciousness violin playing.

Killick: Bull**** <i>[Used Item]</i> Killick:
Bull**** [Used Item]

(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.

Kiraly, Erno: Phoenix: the music of Erno Kiraly Kiraly, Erno:
Phoenix: the music of Erno Kiraly

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann: Squall Line Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann:
Squall Line

(psi -- Great Britain )

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A quirky and fascinating duo of unusual instrumentation from Ute Wasserman's voice & whistles, and Aleks Kokowski on stroh instrumements (viola, violin), noseflute, bird calls, musical saw, &c..

Kretzmer, Yoni 2Bass Quartet: Book II [2 CDs] Kretzmer, Yoni 2Bass Quartet:
Book II [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )

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The 2nd 2Bass Quartet from Israeli/NY saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer, with Reuben Radding and Sean Conly handling the bass, and Mike Pride on drums, featuring 9 tracks with just the minimum amount of per-conceived material so as not to distinguish the spontaneity.

Lamp Chops: The Localization Of Noise And Its Endowment With Form Lamp Chops:
The Localization Of Noise And Its Endowment With Form

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Four beautiful string-saturated improvisations from Toronto's Colin Fisher and Simeon Abbott recording live and playing exclusively on ghuzeng and prepared guitar.

Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps): Creosote Land of Marigold (Joshua Zubot & Ellwood Epps):
Creosote

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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The Montreal duo of trumpeter Ellwood Epps and Josh Zubot on violin and low octave violin for 9 upbeat, technically superb and intricate instant improvisations, what they refer to as "foot-tapping for ghosts, seeing the northern lights from underwater".

Lang, Klaus: Trauermusiken Lang, Klaus:
Trauermusiken

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Two compositions by the young Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang, who currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Larner, Brett: Itadakimasu - Improvised Duets 1994-2000 Larner, Brett:
Itadakimasu - Improvised Duets 1994-2000

(Spool -- Canada )

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Koto and gu zheng player Brett in duos with some of our favorite and most important improvisers: Anthony Braxton; Jim O'Rourke; Gino Robair; John Shiurba; Loren Connors; Gino Robair; &c.

Lauzier, Philippe  / Eric Normand: Not the Music / do Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand:
Not the Music / do

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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The Canadian duo of reedist Philippe Lauzier and bassist Eric Normand freely improvise in sound environments that are both introspective and precarious, using subtle and aberrant approaches to playing that evoke unusual aspects of their instruments in oddly refined dialog.

Leandre, Joelle  / Akosh S.: Kor <i>[Used Item]</i> Leandre, Joelle / Akosh S.:
Kor [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"On this dazzling duet recording with multi-woodwind ace Akosh S. (Szelevenyi Akos) at the Olympic Cafe in Paris the musicinas present seven works with a gait that intimates poetry in motion. Glenn Astarita writes in his liner notes tha...

Leandre, Joelle  / Michael Duch: (Live at) Gramolna Leandre, Joelle / Michael Duch:
(Live at) Gramolna

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Two double bass players--Joelle Leandre and Michael Duch--performed as a duo live in at nyMusikk in Oslo, then recorded this album of freely improvised bass interactions the next day in the studio at Gramolna in Trondheim; dark and commanding explorations of deep strings.

Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet: 3 Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet:
3

(Ayler -- France )

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Since 1994 the duo of bassist Joelle Leandre and accordionist Pascal Contet have performed their "comprovised" chamber music together to critical acclaim, heard here in a live concert in Carre Bleu in Poitiers, 2012.

Leandre, Joelle & India Cooke: Journey Leandre, Joelle & India Cooke:
Journey

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two strings take 6 journeys at the International Society for Improvised Music, as bassist Joelle Leandre met violinist India Cooke for their 2nd recorded duo after their 2005 Red Toucan release.

Leandre, Joelle & India Cooke: Journey [VINYL] Leandre, Joelle & India Cooke:
Journey [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Two strings take 6 journeys at the International Society for Improvised Music, as bassist Joelle Leandre met violinist India Cooke for their 2nd recorded duo after their 2005 Red Toucan release.

Leandre, Joelle: Live in Israel Leandre, Joelle:
Live in Israel

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double CD of bassist Joelle Leandre perforing Solo in Israel, then in duos, trios and a sextet with JC Jones, Assif Tsahar, Albert Beger, Ariel Shibolet, &c.

LeBaron, Anne: 1,2,4,3 LeBaron, Anne:
1,2,4,3

(Innova -- USA )

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Experimental harpist Anne LeBaron in a double disc release of recordings that spans eight years, four generations of musicians, and hailing from seven countries.

Lely, John played by Anton Lukoszevieze: The Harmonics Of Real Strings Lely, John played by Anton Lukoszevieze:
The Harmonics Of Real Strings

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four realisations of composer John Lely's simple but brilliant composition 'The Harmonics of Real Strings', a very slow glissando along the full length of one bowed string, performed by Anton Lukoszevieze; one realization for each string of the cello.

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche Loriot / Vincent:
Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

Majkowski, Mike: Why Is There Something Instead Of Nothing [VINYL] Majkowski, Mike:
Why Is There Something Instead Of Nothing [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Australian/Polish double bassist Mike Majkowski, currently based in Berlin, in his 3rd solo release, a 45 RPM LP using tension and momentum alongside unusual techniques and intricate playing, showing concentration and physical power in 2 well-developed works.

Maneri Quartet, Joe: Tenderly Maneri Quartet, Joe:
Tenderly

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash: All Strung Out Maroney, Denman / Dominic Lash:
All Strung Out

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Double bass and hyperpiano meet in a transatlantic collaboration between pianist Denman Maroney and bassist Dominc Lash, a combination of exhilarating technique and invention from two remarkable players.

Masada String Trio: Masada String Trio - 50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume One Masada String Trio:
Masada String Trio - 50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume One

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Mattos, Marcio: SOL[os] Mattos, Marcio:
SOL[os]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Surprisingly the first solo album from bassist Marcio Mattos, an important member of the London free improv and jazz scenes since the 70's, here presenting recordings from late 90s and 2000's, and a live recording at St. Mary's Old Church in Stoke Newington, 2010.

Mezei, Szilard: Ho Mezei, Szilard:
Ho

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Serbian string player and band leader Szilard Mezei in an impressive solo performance of three works - Heat; Snow; and Chrom - performed on viola and double bass.

Midorikawa, Keiki: Complete Grune Revolution Midorikawa, Keiki:
Complete Grune Revolution

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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A much-needed and expanded reissue of this 1970s Offbeat label LP of cellist Midorikawa in duos with Masahiko Togashi, Masayuki Takayanagi and Masahiko Sato.

Mitzlaff / Mira: cellos Mitzlaff / Mira:
cellos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The unusual cello duo format is explored by Mitzlaff and Mira in these experimental contemporary improvisations using acoustics and techniques mimicking live electronics to create a uniquely informed music.

Neumann, Andrea and Beins, Burkhard: Lidingo Neumann, Andrea and Beins, Burkhard:
Lidingo

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Newton, Lauren / Joelle Leandre : Face It!  <i>[Used Item]</i> Newton, Lauren / Joelle Leandre :
Face It! [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"Above all else, this album is serious fun-fun for the live audience at the recording, fun for the CD listener, and fun for the performers. At its best, improvisation flows out of the sheer pleasure of playing and experimenting together...

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Look With Thine Ears Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Look With Thine Ears

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Ever-active bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in his first solo album of riveting and intriguing double bass work, from aggressive to contemplative and immersive improvisations using work using bass preparations to transform the instrument and make us rethink its potential.

Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen: North South Dial <i>[Used Item]</i> Pastor, Stefano & Ari Poutiainen:
North South Dial [Used Item]

(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.

Pavone, Jessica: Hope Dawson Is Missing Pavone, Jessica:
Hope Dawson Is Missing

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A beautiful and evocative song cycle that meditates on themes of destruction and rebuilding, migration, falsities and undeniable truths performed with the Toomai String Quartet, and Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara and Emily Manzo.



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