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Agnel, Sophie / Minton, Phil: Tasting Agnel, Sophie / Minton, Phil:
Tasting

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six mysterious soundscapes from Sophie Agnel's bowed, plucked, strummed and struck prepared piano timbres in duo with Minton's grunts, gurgles and growls.

Arcand, Pierre-Andre: Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video] Arcand, Pierre-Andre:
Atlas Epileptic [CD & CD Video]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Composer Pierre-Andre Arcand in a CD and CD video of audio art, sound poetry, music, non-music, acoustic, electronic, and digital sounds.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2 Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean: I'm a Navvy Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean:
I'm a Navvy

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Toronto's amazing husband & wife team drummer Jean Martin and unusual vocalist Christine Duncan with guest guitarist Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise, recommended!

Barnyard Drama: Memories and a List of Things to Do Barnyard Drama:
Memories and a List of Things to Do

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Drummer and electronic artist Jean Martin joins forces with amazing vocalist Christine Duncan for an album of rhythmic soundscapes and free vocal improvisation.

Baumann, Franziska Trio: Potage Du Jour  <i>[Used Item]</i> Baumann, Franziska Trio:
Potage Du Jour [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"A spontaneously composed dish has now gained a fixed position on the menu card. In late 1999, informal sessions were so exciting that a new band was founded on the spot, the Swiss improvisational trio Potage du Jour with the singer/voc...

Bent Spoon Trio + 3: Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays Bent Spoon Trio + 3:
Dead Salems Dance in Their Ashtrays

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The Bent Spoon Trio + 3 (Thom Golub, Jay Crocker, Danny Meichel) from their monthly series at Theatre Junction in Calgary.

Berger, Karl / Mossa Bildner / Philip Gibbs: After The Storm Berger, Karl / Mossa Bildner / Philip Gibbs:
After The Storm

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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During a 2012 visit from the UK, guitarist Philip Gibbs traveled to Woodstock with vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger and free vocalist Mossa Bildner, recording these 6 beautiful tracks in Berger's studio.

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

(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.

Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn:
North of Blanco

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).

Blonk, Jaap & Fuhler, Cor: Pre-Zoic Cellways Blonk, Jaap & Fuhler, Cor:
Pre-Zoic Cellways

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Blonk, Jaap: Keynote Dialogues Blonk, Jaap:
Keynote Dialogues

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Thirteen tracks by Avant vocalist Jaap Blonk using unusual techniques and electronics in his own original compositions and works for Thelonious Monk, Dylan Thomas, etc.

Blonk, Jaap: Lifespans Blonk, Jaap:
Lifespans

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Legendary improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk in a solo work, a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music presenting myriads of voices and melodies that never repeat themselves.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
We Who Had Left

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.

Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral: Triangulation - Whirligigs Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral:
Triangulation - Whirligigs

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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Groove-based improvisations from keyboardist Brennan, percussionist Heral, guitarist Doran, and vocalist Amstad, an inspired record influenced by a confluence of world influences.

Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings:
Madeleine Dreams

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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The 2nd recording from cornetist Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings in a narrative coming of age work using Bynum arrangements of Ornette, Sun Ra, & Elligton.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller:
Air Prints

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile? Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre:
Can You Smile?

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Theo Ceccarelli expands his string trio from their Ayler debut album, "Carrousel", adding bassist and free vocalist Joelle Leandre to the group, yielding a new dimension to their rapidly expanding repertoire of rich, interactive improvisation.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah: Breviaire d'Epuisements Ceccarelli, Isaiah:
Breviaire d'Epuisements

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli's work for percussion, two voices, two bass clarinets and viola da gamba, woven from the delicate fabric of the tension between darkness and light.

Celletti / Roedelius : Sustanza Di Cose Sperata <i>[Used Item]</i> Celletti / Roedelius :
Sustanza Di Cose Sperata [Used Item]

(Transparency -- USA )

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Charig / Tippett / Winter: Pipedream Charig / Tippett / Winter:
Pipedream

(Ogun -- Great Britain )

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Remastered edition with one bonus track of the 1977 Ogun LP, bringing trumpeter Mark Charig together with Keith Tippett on organ & keys, and Ann Winter on voice & bell.

Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Enten Eller Circulasione Totale Orchestra:
Enten Eller

(Circulasione -- Norway )

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An unusual improvising orchestra that absorbs concepts from a wealth of styles, led by saxophonist Frode Gjerstad; this 1992 recording is of a 7-piece band with 2 drummers including Paal Nilssen-Love, 2 bassists guitar, and Ove Storland on vocals.

Cirotteau / Lacasse / Massicotte / Normand: Face a la derive Cirotteau / Lacasse / Massicotte / Normand:
Face a la derive

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An audio and acousmatic documentary of the sounds along the St. Lawrence River, above and below water, and the voices of the people living around the shore.

Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille: I Wish I DidnŐt Dream Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille:
I Wish I DidnŐt Dream

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The first duo in 14 years between guitarist Loren Connors and vocalist Suzanne Langille inspired by and using slides of MP Landis' WD series of paintings, which he created live during music performances.

Copernicus: Immediate Eternity <i>[Used Item]</i> Copernicus:
Immediate Eternity [Used Item]

(nevermore -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Copernicus: Live! In Prague [DVD] Copernicus:
Live! In Prague [DVD]

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Concert footage of Copernicus' entire show at Prague's Slavia Stadium, recorded in 1989 after the release of his album "Deeper", gripping footage of the band's powerful performance.

Cosmos: Tears Cosmos:
Tears

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Dahlgren, Chris & Lexicon: Mystic Maze Dahlgren, Chris & Lexicon:
Mystic Maze

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )

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12 compositions from bassist Dahlgren in a quintet including Gebhard Ullman performing works using a compositional matrix system and narrative from critiques written against Bela Bartok.

Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp  : Phenomena of Interference Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp :
Phenomena of Interference

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of Downtown NY-ers poet Steve Dalachinsky and pianist Matthew Shipp improvising over 22 of Dalachinsky's sharply worded poems of "everyday" observation.

Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson: Midhopestones Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson:
Midhopestones

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four extraordinary improvisations by musicians spanning 3 countries and 3 generations, a dark, brooding, swirling music from a remarkably tight and unified ensemble.

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.

Derome, Jean: Paul Strand, Under the Dark Cloth original music for the film by John Walker Derome, Jean:
Paul Strand, Under the Dark Cloth original music for the film by John Walker

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A 1998 soundtrack by composer Jean Derome that was created for a film by John Walker that was conceived as a "suite in black and white" that gradually builds as it progresses.

Dollshot: Dollshot Dollshot:
Dollshot

(Underwolf -- USA )

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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

Dove, David / Jawwad Taylor: These Are Eyes, See? Dove, David / Jawwad Taylor:
These Are Eyes, See?

(El Cangrejito -- USA )

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The Texas duo of amplified & acoustic trombonist David Dove and Jawwaad Taylor on electronics, voice and trumpet, urban-oriented creative free improvisation in slowly evolving and evocative forms.

Drake, Hamid & Bindu: Reggaeology Drake, Hamid & Bindu:
Reggaeology

(RogueArt -- France )

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The 3rd Bindu record with Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Jeff Parker, Jeff Albert, Josh Abrams and Napoleon Maddox on voice and beatbox, in a release bridging jazz with reggae influences.

Element Choir, The & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park Element Choir, The & William Parker:
At Christ Church Deer Park

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Jean Martin and Christine Duncan lead this Toronto collective with more than 60 choir members in a stunning improvisational setting, here performing at Christ Church Deer Park with NY bassist William Parker.

eRikm & Natacha Muslera: Cartouche eRikm & Natacha Muslera:
Cartouche

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An experimental sound and voice duet featuring eRikm and Natacha Muslera: extreme, convulsive and immersive sounds that alternately surprises and seduces in brutal and beautiful ways.

Estamos Trio: People's Historia Estamos Trio:
People's Historia

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $10.80    

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Fega, Roberto: Un Geco Nella Mia Casa Fega, Roberto:
Un Geco Nella Mia Casa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Electronic improvisations from Formian reed & electronics artist Fega, a member of Taxonomy with Elio Martusciello, as well as IATO and IXEM, Pangolino Orchestra, &c.

Fleischhaker-Munro: German Witchcraft Fleischhaker-Munro:
German Witchcraft

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The debut studio recordings from Calgary, Canada's Mark Fleischhaker and Scott Munro, electronically manipulated vocals with a loose sense of the word.

Fleischhaker-Munro: German Witchcraft <i>[Used Item]</i> Fleischhaker-Munro:
German Witchcraft [Used Item]

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The debut studio recordings from Calgary, Canada's Mark Fleischhaker and Scott Munro, electronically manipulated vocals with a loose sense of the word.

fORCH: Spin Networks fORCH:
Spin Networks

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Gies, Joachim & Sound/Body/Cells: Shimmering <i>[Used Item]</i> Gies, Joachim & Sound/Body/Cells:
Shimmering [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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"Saxophonist and composer Joachim Gies presents his new German-Israeli trio SOUND/BODY/CELLS. With the vocalist Ronni Gilla who summons up the depths of the human voice, subtle drumming of Denis Stilke and unique sounds of Gies' saxopho...

Grant, Kay & Alex Ward: Fast Talk Grant, Kay & Alex Ward:
Fast Talk

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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The London improvising scene duo of vocalist Kay Grant, a former Downtown NY artists, and clarinetist Alex Ward, have been playing together for decades, here recorded in four live performances and a studio session.

Guilbeault, Normand: Riel, Plaidoyer Musical / Musical Plea [2 CDs] Guilbeault, Normand:
Riel, Plaidoyer Musical / Musical Plea [2 CDs]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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2 CDs of Canadian history put together by Normand Guilbeault that covers original compositions, native chants, gigues, reels, songs of the period, military marches and improvisation.

Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton: a duo(s) [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton:
a duo(s) [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Multi-reedist Mats Gustafsson explores unique environments in improvised music with two duos performed live at Cafe OTO, one duo per side, the first with free vocalist Phil Minton for understated gargling and instrumental aberrations; the second with guitarist John Russell.

Haunted House (Loren Connors): Blue Ghost Blues Haunted House (Loren Connors):
Blue Ghost Blues

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Avant blues in Haunted House's return after 10 years, as guitarists Loren Connors and Andrew Burnes, free-form vocalist Suzanne Langille and daf player Neel Murgai burn slow, distorted, reverb-drenched blues.

Haunted House (Loren Connors): Blue Ghost Blues [VINYL] Haunted House (Loren Connors):
Blue Ghost Blues [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Avant blues in Haunted House's return after 10 years, as guitarists Loren Connors and Andrew Burnes, free-form vocalist Suzanne Langille and daf player Neel Murgai burn slow, distorted, reverb-drenched blues.

Hell Hoarse [Chuck Bettis & Brendan Murray] : Skull Puddle Hell Hoarse [Chuck Bettis & Brendan Murray] :
Skull Puddle

(Living Myth / Uppercase -- USA )

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Last copies of this duo between Brendan Murray on electronics and Chuck Bettis on electronics & throat, a disturbing and engrossing album of voice manipulation, samples and electronics.

Hetu, Joane : Tryptique Musique d'hiver Hetu, Joane :
Tryptique Musique d'hiver

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $35.95    

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A specially priced box set bringing together all three CDs from Joane Hetu of music about the winter: Musique d'hiver, Nouvelle musique d'hiver and Recits de neige.

Hetu, Joane: Castor et compagnie Hetu, Joane:
Castor et compagnie

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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With lyrics inspired by Hindu erotic books, Arabic love games, and sensual songs; Joane Hetu presents her first CD of her own music with accompaniment from Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, and Pierre Tanguay.

Hetu, Joane: Filature Hetu, Joane:
Filature

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $11.50    

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A musical theatre in 3 acts using texts, songs, free improvisation and compositional textures, "an evocation of the fusion between opposite forces-tight and flexible, male and female".

Hetu, Joane: La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus Hetu, Joane:
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $12.00    

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An amazing journey in sound and voice from saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hetu with five singers/narrators/musicians/noise-makers and layered field recordings, a remarkable and sophisticated work about sex, loss, death, art, & politics.

Hetu, Joane: Musique d'hiver Hetu, Joane:
Musique d'hiver

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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A work that pays homage to chilly northwest winds, sparkling winter light, the February moon, and the tedium and the exasperation of March , all of which allow the emotional excitement of winter to show through.

Hetu, Joane: Seule dans les chants Hetu, Joane:
Seule dans les chants

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Joane Hetu in her first solo album for alto saxophone and voice that is poetic and intimate.

Houle, Viviane: Treize Houle, Viviane:
Treize

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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Out free improvising vocalist Viviane Houle's debut solo release in duos with a veritable who's-who of Vancouver's finest improvisers including Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, &c. &c.

Hubsch, Carl Ludwig / Claus Van Bebber / Jaap Blonk: Improvisors Hubsch, Carl Ludwig / Claus Van Bebber / Jaap Blonk:
Improvisors

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

Price: $14.95    

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Improv meeting with Dutch master vocalist Jaap Blonk, turntablist Claus van Bebber and Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba.

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

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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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 )

Price: $16.95    

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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.

 


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