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Babel, Isaac : The Sin Of Jesus
Babel, Isaac :
The Sin Of Jesus

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Transcription of Soviet writer Isaac Babel's The Sin of Jesus into music by applying a rule system where words determine melody, letters determine rhythm & harmony, &c.

BAKU: Symphony of Sirens
BAKU:
Symphony of Sirens

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $35.00    




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2 CDs & 72 pg book in a comprehensive presentation of the experiments and innovations in the exploration of sound by the historical Russian Avantgardes, 1908-42.

Cady, Jason: Happiness Is The Problem
Cady, Jason:
Happiness Is The Problem

(Lock Step Records -- USA )


Price: $7.16    




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A thoroughly modern and bizarre two-act opera about three struggling roommates in Brooklyn performed with Jason Cady, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Tim Dahl, Ben Holmes, Katie Young, &c.

Christou, Jani: Enantiodromie / Praxis / Epicycle / Anaparastasis III / Mysterion / Anaparastasis I
Christou, Jani:
Enantiodromie / Praxis / Epicycle / Anaparastasis III / Mysterion / Anaparastasis I / Praxis For 12

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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7 works by Greek composer Jani Christou performed by the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunkorchester Hanover, NDR, Ensemble "musik unserer zeit", and Christou himself.

Compassionate Dictatorship: Cash Cows
Compassionate Dictatorship:
Cash Cows

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Guitarist Jez Franks and saxophonist Tori Freestone co-lead this quartet in a sophisticated take on melodic yet complex, hard driving jazz, intelligent playing for a modern age.

Crumb, George: Vox Balaenae
Crumb, George:
Vox Balaenae

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich: Women Composers
Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich:
Women Composers

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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The Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich perform the works of modern women composers: Katharina Rosenberger; Ada Gentile; Carmen Maria Carneci; Liza Lim; and Noriko Hisada.

Evangelisti, Franco: [2 CDs]
Evangelisti, Franco:
[2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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A double CD release of works from Italian composer Franco Evangelisti, who was specifically interested in scientific theories behind sound; recordings include work with David Tudor and Eberhard Blum.

Feldman, Morton played by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas: Two Pianos And Other Pieces 1953-1969 [2 CDs
Feldman, Morton played by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas:
Two Pianos And Other Pieces 1953-1969 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $28.95    




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"Two Pianos" is one of Morton Feldman's most experimental and radical works, performed here by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas; plus lesser known works including 'Piece for Four Pianos', 'Between Categories', 'False Relationships and the Extended Ending' and 'Two Pieces for Three Pianos'.

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 )


Price: $28.95    




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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.

Frith, Fred: Back To Life
Frith, Fred:
Back To Life

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Classical chamber music from Fred Frith featuring virtuoso cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos), percussionist William Winant, pianist Stephen Drury, &c.

Frith, Fred: The Happy End Problem (Music for Dance Volume 5)
Frith, Fred:
The Happy End Problem (Music for Dance Volume 5)

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Heyn, Volker: Sirenes
Heyn, Volker:
Sirenes

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Works from Volker Heyn, an outsider artist interested in acoustic process, tone gestures, friction, discontinuous movements, &c., with recordings by Pellegrini-Quartett, Ausfuhrende: Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, &c.

Iddon, Martin: pneuma
Iddon, Martin:
pneuma

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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

Inventionen 2000 - Berliner Festival Neuer Musik: 2CD (Parallele 12-13) [BOOK + 2 CDs]
Inventionen 2000 - Berliner Festival Neuer Musik:
2CD (Parallele 12-13) [BOOK + 2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $39.95    




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Edition Rz's "Parallele" series in a spiral bound catalog and 2 CDs from the 2000 Berliner Festival Neuer Musik with compositions by Francois Donato, Tom Johnson, Christina Kubisch, Alvin Lucier, &c.

Jennings / Cage / Tilbury / Lexer: Lost Daylight
Jennings / Cage / Tilbury / Lexer:
Lost Daylight

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Pianist John Tilbury is captured with remarkable clarity by Sebastian Lexer as he performs works by composers Terry Jennings and John Cage (with Lexer on electronics); superb performances!

Jones, Darius: The Oversoul Manual
Jones, Darius:
The Oversoul Manual

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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The fourth installment in Darius Jones' on-going "Man'ish Boy" epic, an a cappella presentation from his vocal quartet, The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit using Jones' fictional, mythological sacred language used in the alien birthing ritual of a new being.

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

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Kriwet, Ferdinand : Hortexte Radio Texts Zwei [VINYL  2 LP Picture Discs]
Kriwet, Ferdinand :
Hortexte Radio Texts Zwei [VINYL 2 LP Picture Discs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $44.95    




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A beautiful 2 picture disc LP and booklet of radio plays (Horspiele) from sound artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet, presenting 6 works including Hortext (radiotext) I, and Rotoradios I & II.

Kriwet, Ferdinand: Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]
Kriwet, Ferdinand:
Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $68.95    




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Six radio texts by multimedia artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet in a beautifully designed 3 LP picture discs luxury box with a 20 page 12"x12" book of text and images.

L' Hexacorde: Ensemble De Guitare
L' Hexacorde:
Ensemble De Guitare

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )


Price: $12.50    




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Lash / Farmer / Hughes: Droplets
Lash / Farmer / Hughes:
Droplets

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A 20-minute improvisation plus realisations of scores by the Wandelweiser composers Eva-Maria Houben & Taylan Susam, including an extraordinary outdoor performance of Houben's Nachtstuck for solo bass.

Lenoci, Gianni: Sextant
Lenoci, Gianni:
Sextant

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Liebman, Dave / Steve Dalachinsky + guest Richie Beirach: The Fallout Of Dreams
Liebman, Dave / Steve Dalachinsky + guest Richie Beirach:
The Fallout Of Dreams

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A quintessential NY release from Brooklyn poet Steve Dalachinsky and saxophonist Dave Liebman with special guest pianist Richie Beirach, in 14 insightful works referencing and dedicated to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday, Jackson Pollock, Steve Lacy, &c &c.

Makrokosmos Quartet: Magic Worlds Of Sound
Makrokosmos Quartet:
Magic Worlds Of Sound

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Makrokosmos Quartet playing the Crumb piece from which their name derives, along with works by Stefano Gervasoni and Georg Friedrich Haas.

Malfatti, Radu / Keith Rowe: "Phi" [3 CDs]
Malfatti, Radu / Keith Rowe:
"Phi" [3 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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First meeting of experimental musicians Keith Rowe & Radu Malfatti in a 3 disc set: one disc of compositions by Jurg Frey and Cornelius Cardew; one disc of their own compositions; and one disc of improvisation.

McGuire, John: Works For Instruments [2 CDs]
McGuire, John:
Works For Instruments [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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Instrumental compositions by "post-minimalist" John McGuire who took classes with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gottfried Michael Koenig, among others.

Nono, Luigi: 20 Jahre Inventionen V
Nono, Luigi:
20 Jahre Inventionen V

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Three compositions by Luigi Nono, recorded at the Berlin festival "Inventionen", live electronics moving away from clear spatial and timbral assignations rendering the acoustic instruments barely recognizable.

Nono, Luigi: A Carlo Scarpa; A Pierre Dell'Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum; Guai ai Gelidi Mostri [VINYL
Nono, Luigi:
A Carlo Scarpa; A Pierre Dell'Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum; Guai ai Gelidi Mostri [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $15.95    




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3 works by composer Luigi Nono: "A Carlo Scarpa" for orchestra; "A Pierre..." for bass flute, bass clarinet and live elektronics; and "Guai ai Gelidi Mostri" for ensemble, voices and live elektronics.

Nono, Luigi: Seguente [2 CDs]
Nono, Luigi:
Seguente [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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Reissuing composer Luigi Nono's 1990 Edition Rz LP with the addition of 3 works, presenting 6 remarkable symphonic works combining live electronics and voice, intended to expand the technical possibilities of sound and the perceptive faculties of the listener.

Partch, Harry: 17 Lyrics of Li Po
Partch, Harry:
17 Lyrics of Li Po

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Pisaro / Chabala / Stuart: close constellations and a drum on the ground
Pisaro / Chabala / Stuart:
close constellations and a drum on the ground

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Michael Pisaro's composition consists of the alternation of sedimentary layers of low percussion samples in slow rotation, and clusters of slowly modulating high sine waves pierced by bowed crotales.

Pisaro: Chabala / Porter: asleep, street, pipes, tones
Pisaro: Chabala / Porter:
asleep, street, pipes, tones

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An investigation of the sounding properties of pipes and streets interspersed with a duo for bass clarinet and electric guitar in the form of ten three-minute episodes.

Quatuor Bozzini: Arbor Vitae
Quatuor Bozzini:
Arbor Vitae

(Collection QB -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The sixth QB Collection, "Arbor Vitae", pays homage to the Canadian-American composer James Tenney with performances of the complete quartets and quintets.

Radulescu, Horatiu : 20 Jahre Inventionen
Radulescu, Horatiu :
20 Jahre Inventionen

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Horatiu Radulescu's String Quartet No 4, opus 33 (1976-87) performed by the Arditti String Quartett at IRCAM/Centre Pompidou Paris in 1996.

Radulescu, Horatiu: Clepsydra / Astray [VINYL]
Radulescu, Horatiu:
Clepsydra / Astray [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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Romanian-French composer Horatiu Radulescu with 2 works from 1983: "Clepsydra" for 16 Sound Icons played on a sideway piano, and the 1984 work "Astray" for 6 saxophones and Sound Icons.

Ratsimandresy, Nadia & Matteo Ramon Arevalos: Messiaen Et Autour De Messiaen For Onde Martenot And P
Ratsimandresy, Nadia & Matteo Ramon Arevalos:
Messiaen Et Autour De Messiaen For Onde Martenot And Piano

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Exploring the many voices of the extraordinary electronic instrument onde Martinot with works by Olivier Messiaen, N'Guyen Thien Dao, Jacques Charpentier & Tristan Murail.

Reudenbach, Michael: szenen, standbilder; werke 1991-2009 [2 CDS]
Reudenbach, Michael:
szenen, standbilder; werke 1991-2009 [2 CDS]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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German composer Michael Reudenbach's works and studies from 1991-2009 are presented in a six-panel digipack with a 22-page booklet of images and photos, and notes in German and English.

Riedl, Josef Anton : Klangregionen 1951-2007
Riedl, Josef Anton :
Klangregionen 1951-2007

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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Two CD set of electronic and concrete compositions from German composer Riedl, with recordings from Siemens-Studio for elektronische Musik and Studio for konkrete Musik.

Rosenberger, Katharina: Texturen (2007 - 2011)
Rosenberger, Katharina:
Texturen (2007 - 2011)

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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"Texturen" for seven musicians and eight other works from composer Katharina Rosenberger, blending acoustics, electronics and voice in inventive ways, as performed by the NY Wet Ink Ensemble.

Scelsi, Giacinto: Giacinto Scelsi
Scelsi, Giacinto:
Giacinto Scelsi

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Six works by composer Giacinto Scelsi performed by groups including the Ensemble 2E2M, collected and remastered from the original recordings.

Tudor, David: Music for Piano
Tudor, David:
Music for Piano

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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2-CD set with recordings by the legendary 20th century avantgarde pianist performing compositions by (and with) John Cage, plus Sylvano Bussotti, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff.

Ullmann, Jakob: A Catalouge of Sounds
Ullmann, Jakob:
A Catalouge of Sounds

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Ullman's composition of subtle gradations in sound performed very softly forcing the ear to notice the smallest variations, as realized by the string trio Ensemble Oriol Berline.

Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs]
Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $38.95    




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A 3 CD box with new recordings of composer Jakob Ullmann's works, recorded between 2008-2011, including "disappearing musics for six players (more or less)", "komposition fur streichquartett 2", &c.

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

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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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.

Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen II
Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen II

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Volume 2 documenting the Berlin festival "Inventionen", a retrospective sampler with recordings of works by: Westerkamp, Sciarrino, Cage, Namtchylak, Jones, Scelsi, Fujita, Driscoll.

Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet: 20 Jahre Inventionen III
Lang, Klaus / Arditti String Quartet:
20 Jahre Inventionen III

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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The string quartet sei-jaku by German composer Klaus Lang, documented on this CD, was performed on June 30, 2002 in the Grober Sendesaal of the SFB Berlin by the Arditti String Quartet during the festival Inventionen 2002.

Von Biel, Michael: S/T
Von Biel, Michael:
S/T

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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German composer, cellist and fluxus artist Michael von Biel in 5 works, two performed by the Pellegrini-Quartett in 2003, a string quartet from '67, and two electronic works from '64 & '68.

Williams, Emmett: Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL]
Williams, Emmett:
Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Fluxus originator & member of the "Darmstadt Circle" of concrete poetry, Emmett Williams in a beatiful picture disc of poems written from 1950-2003 and recorded from 2000-2003.

Wolff, Christian: Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs]
Wolff, Christian:
Kompositionen 1950-1972 [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $28.95    




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A portrait of Christian Wolff, documenting the composer's early activity through recordings made close to the time of their composition from artists including Cornelius Cardew, Frederic Rzewski, David Tudor, &c.

Xenakis, Iannis: Iannis Xenakis
Xenakis, Iannis:
Iannis Xenakis

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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A collection of historical and essential works from Xenakis including Syrmos, Le Polytope de Montreal, Terretektorh, Nomos Gamma, ST/48-1,240162, Achorripsis, Persepolis, Polytope de Cluny.

Dafeldecker, Werner / Valerio Tricoli: William's Mix Extended
Dafeldecker, Werner / Valerio Tricoli:
William's Mix Extended

(Quakebasket -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli re-interpret John Cage's 1953 compositions for 8 simultaneously played tapes, here examining the relationship between early tape music and current digital production, allowing for a larger work using approximately 2000 different sounds.

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.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand
Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Kolberg, Kare : Attitudes
Kolberg, Kare :
Attitudes

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $23.95    




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Kare Kolberg was a pioneer of electroacoustic music in Norway, having written the first Norwegian work for computers in 1973; this CD presents works from 1969-2003 written for the Polish Radio Experimentral Studio, blending and expanding on concepts of concrete music.

Lenar / Masecki / Zralek: Fortepian Chopina
Lenar / Masecki / Zralek:
Fortepian Chopina

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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A diverse set of radio compositions by three Warsaw artists from different fields of art -- Martin Masecki, Wojtek Zra ka-Kossakowski and Martin Lenarczyk -- who reconstruct and commemorate the memory of Poland's most famous composer, Frederic Chopin.

Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo: Reciprocal Uncles
Lenoci, Gianni / Gianni Mimmo:
Reciprocal Uncles

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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The Italian duo of pianist Gianni Lenoci and soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo using extended and unusual techniques through eight improvisations mixing melody, timbre and tone.

Cymerman, Jeremiah: Purification / Dissolution
Cymerman, Jeremiah:
Purification / Dissolution

(5049 Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman's solo work with clarinet, electronics and amplifier is a dark and aggressive work that mutates the potential of the single reed into a monstrous instrument of surprising properties.

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.

Pisaro, Kathryn Gleasman: Beuger.Cage
Pisaro, Kathryn Gleasman:
Beuger.Cage

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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One composition each from Antoine Beuger and John Cage performed on the oboe by Kathryn Gleasman Pisaro; Beuger's work presents tones in regular intervals offset by silence; Cage's piece uses pitch and tone color with microtonal inflections, mutes and harmonic fingerings.

Cage, John: One9 [2 CDs]
Cage, John:
One9 [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Edwin Alexander Buchholz performs this beautiful work by John Cage on accordion, originally written for the Japanese sho, where sounds are single tones and chords, up to six part harmonies, or as Cage wrote, "sounds brushed into existence as in oriental calligraphy".

Cage. Schlothauer: For Seven Players
Cage. Schlothauer:
For Seven Players

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Burkhard Schlothauer presents two works by John Cage written for septet, using indeterminacy in a score where each instrumental part is given twenty time brackets, allowing overlapping sounds which will be shaped depending on choices from each performer.

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.

Wolff, Christian: Exercise 15
Wolff, Christian:
Exercise 15

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba); Ole Schmidt (bass clarinet); Chris Weinheimer (bass flute); Robert Schleisiek (piano); and Tom Lorenz (vibraphone) interpret Christian Wolff's composition based on "Union Maid", a song from the 1920's, transforming the work through temporal expansion.

Cage, John: Early Music
Cage, John:
Early Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Early compositions from John Cage performed on accordion by Edwin Alexander Buchholz and violin by Joanna Becker, presenting "Dream" (1948); "In a Landscape" (1948); "Six Melodies" (1950); and "Souvenir" (1983).

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys
Johnson, Tom:
Counting Keys

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.

Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths
Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen :
The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Pianist Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson's work presenting what Johnson describes as a natural phenomenon within a musical scale: progressions in 1 to 5 voices of all possible combinations of notes with each voice being limited to 3 steps, a perfect 4th or a perfect 5th.

Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff  : 11 Microexercises
Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff :
11 Microexercises

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Christian Wolff initiated his "Microexercises" series when the Miniaturist Ensemble asked for a piece with no more than 100 notes in it; he went on to create 21 more pieces, 13 of which are performed here by the South African duo of Beat Keller & Reza Khota on electric guitar.

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro-Liu: Looking Around
Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro-Liu:
Looking Around

(erstwhile -- USA )


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A fascinating collaboration from two minimalist/Wandelweiser figures: Christian Wolff on prepared piano, whistles, and stones, and Michael Pisaro-Liu on guitar, harmonica and stones, recording together in Caimbridge, MA for two extended works, "Looking East" and "Looking West".

Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred: 2 Gentlemen in Verona
Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred:
2 Gentlemen in Verona

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $28.95    




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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.

PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno): L'elan Createur
PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno):
L'elan Createur

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


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Following their 2015 album "Songs for children who don't want to sleep", the quartet of Yan Pittard on guitar & oud, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass, Maki Nakano on vocals, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums present this soundtrack album, which translates to "the creative urge".

Cage, John : Branches
Cage, John :
Branches

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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The Ensemble Daswirdas performs John Cage's "Branches" composition, which is based on a previous work, "Child of Tree", but here each performer plays an 8 minute variation of that work, which is performed on amplified pods, cacti, and other plant materials.

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.

Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger: Accordion Music [2 CDs]
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger:
Accordion Music [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Four works interpreted for accordion performed by Edwin Alexander Buchhol, including John Cage's "Cheap Imitation"; Michael Pisaro-Liu's "Here (2)"; Jurg Frey's "Sam Lazaro Bros." and Antoine Beuger's "die geschichte des sandkorns".

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.

Wilmington Sound Orchestra: Play Russolo
Wilmington Sound Orchestra:
Play Russolo

(Bad At Raving Foundation -- USA )


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Two interpretations of Luigi Russolo's 1914 Futurist noise composition "Risveglio Di Uns Citta" ("The Awakening Of A City"), performed forwards and backwards, from a live performance at Squidco headquarters in Wilmington, NC.

Werder, Manfred: 2003 [3 CDs]
Werder, Manfred:
2003 [3 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Pushing the envelope on minimalism, Manfred Werder's 3 scores for "2003" present just 6 tones, the instructions telling 3, 2 or 1 performers to play a pitch or sound for 3-7 seconds twice during the performance; realized by Erik Carlson, Stephanie Richards, and D. Edward Davis.

Zimmerlin, Alfred: Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster
Zimmerlin, Alfred:
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Norway )


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German composer Alfred Zimmerlin presents 3 pieces that balance compositional and improvisational approaches, with a 7-part work for strings, a large Klavierstruck work for microtonal piano, and an improvised chamber work, "Klarinettenquintett," with Jurg Frey on clarinet.

Cage, John : Cartridge Music
Cage, John :
Cartridge Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A 2003 recording from The Ensemble Daswirdas performing John Cage's 1960 composition "Cartridge Music", described as: "For amplified small sounds; also amplified piano or cymbal; any number of players and loudspeakers; parts to be prepared from score by performers."

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.

Quartetski: Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107
Quartetski:
Quartetski Does Bartok - Mikrokosmos, Sz 107

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Composed between 1926 and 1939, "Mikrokosmos" was Bela Bartok's attempt to solve certain technical problems in the art of piano playing, here adapted by the 5-piece Quartetski into a fascinating series of progressive exercises and etudes, oddly enough presented without a piano.

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 d’Alfortville 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.

 

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