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Cornford / Rodgers: Turned Moment, weighting Cornford / Rodgers:
Turned Moment, weighting

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Sound artist Stephen Cornford performs realtime feedback treatment of pianist Samuel Rodgers, creating tense and spacious sound works, intensifying Rodgers' sparse keyboard work.

Edwards, Michael: For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer) Edwards, Michael:
For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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UK Composer Michael Edwards wrote these quiet compositions using his "slippery chicken" software, originally written as a challenge to pianist Rei Nakamura, in contrast to his technical skills, instead requiring pensive accuracy over a steady line of quiet chords.

Feldman, Morton: For Bunita Marcus Feldman, Morton:
For Bunita Marcus

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Feldman's 1985 solo piano composition for Feldman's pupil and long-time associate, from a 1990 digital recording remastered for this new edition.

Feldman, Morton: Patterns In A Chromatic Field Feldman, Morton:
Patterns In A Chromatic Field

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Heasley, Tom: Desert Triptych Heasley, Tom:
Desert Triptych

(Farfield Records -- Great Britain )

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Heasley, Tom: On the Sensations of Tone Heasley, Tom:
On the Sensations of Tone

(Innova -- USA )

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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.

If Thousands: Lullaby If Thousands:
Lullaby

(Silber -- USA )

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If Thousands present a beautiful blanket of sound recorded as a soundtrack for falling asleep. Quite beautiful and soothing. Fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Stars of the lid should love this one.

Machinefabriek: Duotoon Machinefabriek:
Duotoon

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )

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Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) in an EP of a long sine save compositions that creates a minimally moving piece of consonance and dissonance using beautifully recorded tones.

Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka: Septet Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka:
Septet

(Ftarri/Improvised Music from Japan -- Japan )

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Robert, Jocelyn: Folie / Culture Robert, Jocelyn:
Folie / Culture

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Somnaphon: Automatic Writings Volume 1 Somnaphon:
Automatic Writings Volume 1

(ACK Recordings -- USA )

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A compilation of various unreleased songs, remixes and compilation appearances from Somnaphon (A. Traeger), a varied and eclectic exploration of Somnaphon's work.

Triac (Tatone / Seracini / Polidoro): In A Room Triac (Tatone / Seracini / Polidoro):
In A Room

(Laminal -- Russia )

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Triac is an electronic music trio from Italy formed in the end of 2011 by Rossano Polidoro, Marco Seracini and Augusto Tatone, using laptop, fisa, electric bass, piano synth to investigate minimal ambient music.

Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum 4 Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum 4

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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An extract from Berlin composer Jakob Ullman's 2012 3-CD box set on Edition Rz, presenting "solo III for organ" (1992/1993), an hour long work of tone and tension performed by Hans-Peter Schulz at the Big Organ in Abteikirche Neresheim.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Gong Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Gong

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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Compositions on fourteen gongs performed and recorded by Tatsuya Nakatani during the winters of 2014 and 2015, 6 untitled works of powerful tones evoked from these large instruments using bows and mallets, each slowly unfolding and enveloping the listener.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Northern Valentine: The Distance Brings Us Closer Northern Valentine:
The Distance Brings Us Closer

(Silber Media -- USA )

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Minimalist ambient work from Robert & Amy Brown, who have been recording and performing since '97, creating heartfelt, soulful & affecting sound.

Palestine, Charlemagne : Organo Rinascimentale Non Temperato Palestine, Charlemagne :
Organo Rinascimentale Non Temperato

(Angelica -- Italy )

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In 2004 Charlegmane Palestine updated his 1977 work "Schlingen Blangen", a piece that could be played for days nonstop in "sonic constant chemical acoustic + architectural evolution + transformation in space", here in the version from that year's Angelica Festival.

Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto: Temperament as Waveform Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto:
Temperament as Waveform

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four tracks produced by file-exchange from 2010-2012 between sound artist Lee Patterson in Austin, Texas and Manchester, UK-based Vanessa Rossetto, impressive works on a large geographic and sound scale.

Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble: Stones Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble:
Stones

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Antoine Beuger, Burkhard Schlothauer, Chico Mello, Jurg Frey, Kunsu Shim, Michael Pisaro, and Thomas Stiegler participate in this realization of Christian Wolff's compositions to make sounds or draw sounds out of stones, alone or with other surfaces, acoustically or amplified.

Beuger, Antoine : Silent Harmonies In Discrete Continuity Beuger, Antoine :
Silent Harmonies In Discrete Continuity

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Antoine Beuger's minimalist work for American painter Marcia Hafif, known for her monochrome paintings, in 24 tonal works each 3 minutes long using stationary waves of eight frequencies from a different octave and punctuated by silence.

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.

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.

Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras: The Long Exhale Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras:
The Long Exhale

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2600, piano and prepared piano from the duo of Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras, drawing on Cage and Feldman in these expansive and tranquil works that create beautiful and quietly exotic sound environments.

Encomiast: Encomiast Encomiast:
Encomiast

(Lens Records -- USA )

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My Fun: Sonorine My Fun:
Sonorine

(The Land Of -- USA )

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Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John: Variety Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John:
Variety

(A-Musik -- Germany )

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Slowly unfolding soundwork from 2 experimenters using piano and computers, gentle and unfolding tranquil music that weaves assuredly in a Feldman-esque beauty.

Merce, Sergio: Be Nothing Merce, Sergio:
Be Nothing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A beautifully ambient album of analogue synthesiser, microtonal saxophone and electronics by Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce, a single long track that pauses and resumes its rich tones and harmonies at a deliberate and measured pace, allowing each environment to ring.

d'Angiolini, Giuliano : Cantilena d'Angiolini, Giuliano :
Cantilena

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six chamber works by the Paris-based Italian composer Giuliano d Angiolini, following his Edition Rz release by presenting more examples of Giuliano's careful and particular use of indeterminate elements in a series of compositions that are musically exquisite.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dÕAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs] Houben, Eva-Maria :
Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Developed from the 13th & 14th century concept of a "book of hours", a prayer book for laymen, and particularly the book of the Duke of Berry (1340-1416) which describes relationships between people; performed by Andreas Feilen, Eva-Maria Houben, and Erik Carlson.

Gauguet, Bertrand: Shiro Gauguet, Bertrand:
Shiro

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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French alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet uses acoustic techniques and microtonal approaches to the reed instrument, presenting 4 tracks of acoustic-only playing, and 4 with amplifiers and guitar feedback, creating cogitative sonic environments of remarkable patience and pure and intersection tonal and timbral harmonics; remarkable work.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

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.

Verga, Giampaolo: Fadensonnen Verga, Giampaolo:
Fadensonnen

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Fadensonnen" presents 7 minimal electronic pieces for electronics, violin and voice, nuanced and subtle pieces that use timbre and spatial properties to great effect.

Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs] Akama, Ryoko :
Places And Pages [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.

Bondi, Cyril  : Euhesma, 2017 Bondi, Cyril :
Euhesma, 2017

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Swiss composer and percussionist Cyril Bondi, recording with d'incise, renders his piece "euhesma" (a genus within the bee family in Australia), a work performed on indian harmonium, melodica, harmonica, pitch pipes, and electric organ that slowly introduces and overlaps tones, varying the pitch, harmony, and amplitude to create rich aural environments.

Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda: Crosshatches [2 CDs] Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda:
Crosshatches [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Composer Michael Pisaro teams up with Toshiya Tsunoda for an 85 minute work in 8 sections developed over 14 months, a profound saga of subtle lowercase interactions using electronics and field recordings.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
Shades of Eternal Night

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.

Ullmann, Jakob: Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs] Ullmann, Jakob:
Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Between 2014-16 Jakob Ullmann composed the orchestral work "steine, feuer, sterne" (stones, fire, stars) based on a modular structure, such that individual sections can be played outside of a complete performance, solo or in predetermined combinations; this album presents one section for solo bassoon titled "Muntzers stern" performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval.

Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks Block, Oliva:
132 Ranks

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.

Kubisch, Christina: Dreaming Of A Major Third Kubisch, Christina:
Dreaming Of A Major Third

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Christina Kubisch developed software to react to the variations in sunlight reflected on solar panels installed at an historic mill complex in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the sun's interactions driving pitch-shifted and envelope-altered samples from the original bells of that museum's clock tower to create a beautiful and illusory long-form recording.

Fages, Ferran : Detuning Series For Guitar Fages, Ferran :
Detuning Series For Guitar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The 2nd part of a trilogy for guitar and sinetones composed between 2015-18, alongside "What Might Occur (Rereadings of Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman for guitar and sinewaves)" (2015-17) and "Un Lloc Entre Dos Records" (2017); this work, originally written in 2016, and revised in 2018, is heard in a recording at GMEA, France, with guitarist Benjamin Maumus.

Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano Johnson, Tom :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.

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

(Von -- Italy )

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

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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

Ishida, Naoki: Tone Redust <i>[Used Item]</i> Ishida, Naoki:
Tone Redust [Used Item]

(Quasi Pop -- Great Britain )

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Prual, Matthieu: Inside Walks <i>[Used Item]</i> Prual, Matthieu:
Inside Walks [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique approach to solo reeds and winds from French multi-reedist Matthieu Prual, also on flute and ORLA Keyboard, maintaining lyrical and comprehensible approaches with strong technical skills in captivating and succinct statements, truly excellent work.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet  : Loges De Souffle Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet :
Loges De Souffle

(BeCoq -- France )

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Thomas Bonvalet takes the banjo into unusual territory with Jean-Luc Guionnet performing on the organ at the protestant temple of Bergerac, France, in a beautifully terrifying album recorded during the MONC cultural arts centre's festival of avant-garde culture in 2010.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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

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

(Important Records -- USA )

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

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

(Important Records -- USA )

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

Pozzer, Federico : Breaths Pozzer, Federico :
Breaths

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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

Weeks, James: Windfell Weeks, James:
Windfell

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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

Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam: .. Of Being Numerous Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam:
.. Of Being Numerous

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Antoine Beuger's piece merges compositional and improvised approaches, drawing on the text "the memories of RN", as he performs on flute, voice and objects with the electroacoustic improvising ensemble Colectivo maDam, merging long instrumental phrases with words, syllables or letters, using space and detachment to create numerous possibilities to resonate.

Schlothauer, Burkhard : Harmonies And Structures Schlothauer, Burkhard :
Harmonies And Structures

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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When the Zeitkratzer Ensemble was asked to perform a late ensemble work by John Cage, director Reinhold Friedl turned to composer Burkhard Schlothauer, who reworked one of Cage's Number Pieces to create this rich piece using Cage's methods; plus a composition for the dance piece "Bewegte Bauhausbilder"; and an octet commissioned for the Klangzeit-Festival Time Is On My Side.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Ensemble Works [2 CDS] Houben, Eva-Maria :
Ensemble Works [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three detailed and fragile compositions from German minimalist composer Eva-Maria Houben reveal themselves over two CDs, performed by the Boston-based experimental music ensemble, Ensemble Ordinary Affects, with Houben herself on organ recording at Memorial Chapel, in Wesleyan University, CT: three movements from "echo fantasy"; "gesang XI"; and "unter anderen".

Moller, Andre O. : A Labour Of Love Moller, Andre O. :
A Labour Of Love

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Two works from German composer Andre O. Moller: 9 Dances for Natalie Bohrer, a visual artist and painter, in a work deriving pitches and durations from a transformation of numbers, using Christoph Schiller's album "spinet" as sources; and "ungerarde" exploring pitch relations from a recording of radio static with durations in a proportional canon structure.

Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS] Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin):
Music For Guitar [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.

Dalibert, Melaine : Cheminant Dalibert, Melaine :
Cheminant

(elsewhere -- USA )

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A diverse set of compositions from and performed by French composer Melaine Dalibert in his third solo piano album, presenting active rhythmic to introspective work, exploring harmonics and chord evolution; artwork by David Sylvian, and one piece composed for Sylvian, alongside pieces for elsewhere label leader Yuko Zama, Peter Garland and pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Alvear, Cristian / Tim Olive: Telquan Alvear, Cristian / Tim Olive:
Telquan

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Minimalist Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear and Tim Olive first played together in October 2016, doing three concerts in Japan, Alvear returning to Japan in October of 2017 for additional performances in Kyoto and Osaka, then spending a day recording in Kobe; this single improvised piece he result of that day, heard as it was recorded, with a few structural edits.

Akama, Ryoko / Apartment House: Dial 45-21-95 Akama, Ryoko / Apartment House:
Dial 45-21-95

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Nine compositions from Ryoko Akama commissioned by Another Timbre while she was doing research at the Krzysztof Kieslowski archive in Poland, the scores based on fragments of notes and objects from that archive, realized here by the Apartment House ensemble as a beautiful set of floating works invoking "clouds, as shape, as light, as colour, as body, as element".

Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten: Weaving a Fabric of Winds Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten:
Weaving a Fabric of Winds

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swedish bass player Egil Kalman, here on modular syntheizer, joins Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Rasten for a lovely album of drifting electronics and beautifully entwining acoustic guitar, unhurriedly developing environments of warm, slowly evolving chord structures that show influences from players like Catherine Lamb or the Wandelweiser collective.

 

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