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Vicens, Gabriel: Mural
Vicens, Gabriel:
Mural

(Stradavarius -- Italy )


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Reflecting on the slow decay of Roman and Egyptian murals, New York City-based, Puerto Rican-born composer, guitarist, visual artist and No Base Trio member, Gabriel Vicéns, presents a collection of chamber works including two piano trios, a wind quintet performed by Nu Quintet, cello & violin and violin & piano duos, a solo piano work, and a sextet conducted by David Bloom.

Paccione, Paul: Distant Musics
Paccione, Paul:
Distant Musics

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Influenced by the New York School of composers (Cage, Feldman, &c.), composer Paul Paccione revisits and revises five of his compositions written 40 years prior, performed by a 10-piece configuration of London's Apartment House; beautifully contemplative pieces linked together through common threads, the momentum of individual moments absorbed by the presence of the larger work.

Epstein, Nomi: Shades
Epstein, Nomi:
Shades

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Influenced by New York School composers, Fluxus, Oliveros Sonic Meditations, and Wandelweiser, Boston-based composer Nomi Epstein's fascinating scores take unique and experimental approaches to composition, heard here in three chamber works, two recorded by London's Apartment House, and a live recording from a 2019 concert in Berlin, "sounds for Berlin".

Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster): Duos
Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster):
Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A collection of works from pianist & composer Dante Boon in diverse duos and virtual duo compositions that reflect on John Cage's "inner clock" concept from "Two2", each of Boon's compositions directing the players through systems of notation and counting unique to each player, varying the rules of how the two players eventually synchronize their performances.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Paquet X Landry: Planter du sel
Paquet X Landry:
Planter du sel

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Alternating between classical and electric guitars, Pascal Landry and Francois Paquet use a non-traditional broadcast system where the signal from their electric guitars is sent through materials selected by the musicians, creating unique tones and timbres, and providing an interesting visual aspect to their dialogs, captured here in the studio in Beauport, Quebec in 2021.

Hauser, Fritz / Pedro Carneiro: Pas de Deux
Hauser, Fritz / Pedro Carneiro:
Pas de Deux

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A first encounter between Swiss drummer Fritz Hauser and Portuguese marimba master Pedro Carneiro, the title translating roughly to "step of two", implying a dance heard in elusively minimal yet highly active interactions between the two, each progressively numbered work borrowing from improvisational and contemporary approaches; fascinatingly sophisticated and often joyful work.

Feldman, Morton: Neither <i>[Used Item]</i>
Feldman, Morton:
Neither [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Babel, Isaac : The Sin Of Jesus <i>[Used Item]</i>
Babel, Isaac :
The Sin Of Jesus [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $8.96    




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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.

CALATO / John Cage: Variations + Four6
CALATO / John Cage:
Variations + Four6

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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Calato, the quartet of Javier Areal Vélez, Jorge Espinal, Agustín Genoud and Pablo Verón based in Buenos Aires, formed in 2010 as an improvisation and experimental composition group exploring music notation and graphic scores in convergence with free improvisation, performing on prepared electric guitars, drums, sampler and amplified voice, here taking on two works by John Cage: Variations I-III, and Four6.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Violin and String Quartet [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Violin and String Quartet [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $23.95    




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One of New York School minimalist composer Morton Feldman's later works, this extended composition spread across two CDs invokes waves of beautifully suspended, weaving strings from four violinists and cello, performed by the UK Apartment House ensemble violinists Mira Benjamin, Chihiro Ono, Amalia Young & Bridget Carey and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze.

Oliveros, Pauline / Apartment House: Sound Pieces
Oliveros, Pauline / Apartment House:
Sound Pieces

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Six sound-oriented compositions for acoustic ensemble performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, beautifully reflective and rich works, the first six pieces being text scores for open instrumentation, along with Peace/Tree, a seven movement work for violin, cello and piano that specifies pitches while leaving room for interpretation and improvisation.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $22.95    




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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Ogura, Miharu: Ogura Plays Stockhausen [2 CDS + DOWNLOAD]
Ogura, Miharu:
Ogura Plays Stockhausen [2 CDS + DOWNLOAD]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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A double CD of Japanese pianist Miharu Ogura's performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke I-XI for solopiano, recorded at the MONOPIANO festival in 2021, bringing to a pinnacle her fascination with Stockhausen's unique approach to this set of compositions, captured in her second live performance after a concert in Tokyo in the same year.

Cage, John / Apartment House: Hymnkus /  Thoreau Drawings / Two
Cage, John / Apartment House:
Hymnkus / Thoreau Drawings / Two

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The UK avant ensemble Apartment House performs three of John Cage's later works: Two (1987), a number piece using randomly-determined time brackets specifying pitch & dynamic; Hymnkus for up to 14 instrumental parts each of 17 elements blending the concepts of a hymn and a haiku; and Thoreau Drawings, the score twenty unnumbered pages on which Cage drew shapes onto a grid of six systems, each divided into 5+7+5 parts, following the form of a haiku.

Nitsch, Hermann: Weinviertel Sinfonie
Nitsch, Hermann:
Weinviertel Sinfonie

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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Titled for the landscape and vineyards of his native Lower Austrian countryside, "Landschaft in Niederösterreich", this recording of composer Hermann Nitsch's serene and evocative Weinviertel Sinfonie for 27 string players in six parts was recorded in 2021 at the Nitsch Museum in Mistelbach by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna conducted by Michael Mautner.

Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman): Calques
Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman):
Calques

(Umlaut Records -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Founded by violinists Amaryllis Billet and Anna Jalving, with Fanny Paccoud on viola and Sarah Ledoux on cello, Quatuor Umlaut presents their first recordings, joined by clarinetist Joris Ruhl for two pieces: "Calques" by composer Karl Naegelen using effects of transparency and fusion of tones; and Morton Feldman's highly textured "Clarinet and String Quartet".

Sharp / Lopez / Kaiser / Amendola: Minus X - A Tribute to Iannis Xenakis
Sharp / Lopez / Kaiser / Amendola:
Minus X - A Tribute to Iannis Xenakis

(Erototox -- USA )


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A tribute to the music of composer Iannis Xenakis through 12 new works referencing and reconstructing the original works of Xenakis, the title of each piece an anagram that reflects the elements of its source, realized by Elliott Sharp on bass, guitars & synth, Brandon Lopez on bass guitars and mandocello, Henry Kaiser on guitars and Scott Amendola on drums & percussion.

Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury: Keyboard Studies
Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury:
Keyboard Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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There is uncertainty of when pianist John Tilbury recorded these three solo keyboard works by his associate and friend, legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley, performing "Keyboard Study #1" and #2, along with "Dorian Reeds" using piano, electric organ, harpsichord & celesta, captured with excellent quality in superb performances from Tilbury at the height of his powers.

Quatuor Bozzini: Tom Johnson: Combinations
Quatuor Bozzini:
Tom Johnson: Combinations

(Collection QB -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini (Alissa Cheung-violin, Clemens Merkel-violin, Stephanie Bozzini-viola, Isabelle Bozzini-cello) continue their investigation of avant composers, focusing on American composer Tom Johnson through three works or minimalist precision: "Combinations for String Quartet"; "Tilework" and "Four-Note Chords in Four Voices".

Scholz, Kristine: Plays Otte And Cage
Scholz, Kristine:
Plays Otte And Cage

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The 2nd solo album from Sweden-based pianist and Merce Cunningham-collaborator Kristine Scholz, performing on a 1921 Steinway & Sons Model A piano, recording four movements from composer Hans Otte's seminal work "Das Buch der Klänge" (1979-82), and an interpretation of John Cage's "Music for Piano 4-19", compatible pieces from two contemporary and visionary composers.

Quartetski (Ceccarelli / Falaise / Lauzier / Martel): Cage
Quartetski (Ceccarelli / Falaise / Lauzier / Martel):
Cage

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Quartetski--the Montereal quartet of Isaiah Ceccarelli on percussion & synthesizer, Bernard Falaise on electric guitar, Philippe Lauzier on bass clarinet & synthesizer and Pierre on Yves Martel on electric bass, perform John Cage's 1992 Numbers work "Four6" and "One7", a variation on "Four6", an incredible and insightful interpretation of this fascinating work.

Rzewski, Frederic: Speaking Rzewski: Performed by Stephane Ginsburgh
Rzewski, Frederic:
Speaking Rzewski: Performed by Stephane Ginsburgh

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $17.95    




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Composer Frederic Rzewsk is known for his associations with John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Curran & Richard Tietelbaum, &c.; he wrote a number of text pieces for solo piano about life, philosophy and politics, many premiered by pianist and narrator Stephane Ginsburgh, who here presents seven such compositions, several written for Ginsburgh himself.

Frith, Fred Trio: Road [2 CDs]
Frith, Fred Trio:
Road [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Taking his Bay Area trio with bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn on the "Road", guitarist and improviser Fred Frith first presents the trio itself in a wonderfully diverse extended set at the Week-End Fest in Koln, Germany; then invites trumpeter Susana Santos Silva at Old Cabell Hall in University of Virginia; and then saxophonist Lotte Anker at Altes Kino in Ebersberg, Germany.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet
Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann / Andreas Kunz): For John Cage [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann / Andreas Kunz):
For John Cage [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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First performed in 1982, Morton Feldmans' monumental composition for piano and violin dedicated to peer John Cage creates a distinctive environment of instrumental interaction where patterns are subtly varied in a virtual suspension of time as the music drifts and reflects, beautifully rendered in this 2021 recording by pianist Judith Wegmann and violinist Andreas Kunz.

L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble): Las Californias
L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble):
Las Californias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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L.U.M.E., aka the Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble directed by pianist Marco Barroso, is a big band with a chamber ensemble feeling, Barroso's upbeat and melodically sophisticated compositions driving the band by borrowing from a variety of jazz, funk and even cartoon-like styles to create a richly complex and compelling set of tunes that twist, turn and surprise.

Ashley, Robert: eL / Aficionado (2021)
Ashley, Robert:
eL / Aficionado (2021)

(Lovely Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A group of scenes from the life of an "agent" in composer Robert Ashley's 1987 work, revived in 2021 with this new studio recording featuring mezzo soprano Kayleigh Butcher taking over the role of The Agent formerly inhabited by baritone Thomas Buckner, plus Brian McCorkle as Interrogator No. 1, Bonnie Lander as Interrogator No. 2 and Paul Pinto as Interrogator No. 3.

Cage, John / Apartment House: Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]
Cage, John / Apartment House:
Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $49.95    




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A 4-disc box-set with a 44-page booklet of extensive notes, presenting John Cage's Number Pieces which he wrote in the last five years of his life, adapted for mid-size ensembles and performed by the London-based ensemble Apartment House, compositions 'Five' to 'Fourteen' along with alternative versions of three of the pieces; significant and essential.

Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte: From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL]
Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte:
From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Greyfade -- USA )


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The first volume in an ongoing collaboration between composers Kenneth Kirschner and Joseph Branciforte, this work explores the application of software-based compositional techniques — including algorithmic processes, generative systems, and indeterminacy — performed in a superb ensemble including members of Flux Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble.

Beuger, Antoine: Laments [2 CDs]
Beuger, Antoine:
Laments [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Wandelweiser composer and performer Antoine Beuger reflects, or more correctly, laments, in nine solo vocal works of profound emotional depth, utterances first on the dearth of time and the vicissitudes and intersections we face; then on mourning and grief, a requiem that extolls the listener to use our voice to confront sadness that we may gain strength from it.

Baysse, Jeremy: In C
Baysse, Jeremy:
In C

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Recording in live conditions and multitrack, French guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Baysse performs a version of Terry Riley's classical minimalist composition "In C" using electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve string guitar, effects, banjo, bass, glockenspiel, maracas, cymbal, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion, and drum machine.

Chase, Claire: Density 2036 [4 CDs]
Chase, Claire:
Density 2036 [4 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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Part of flutist Claire Chase's project to commission a modern body of work for the instrument, this 4-CD set features 17 works by 15 composers, including the multi-part album-long composition "Pan" by Brazilian-born Marcos Balter, with works for the entire flute family from piccolo to contrabass flute; participants include Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Pauline Oliveros, &c.

Cundy, Chris: Mountains
Cundy, Chris:
Mountains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


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Bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, uses the studio as a performance tool for accompaniment along with pre-recorded tapes, as he contrasts two different composers--Cornelius Cardew & Ton de Leeuw and their compositions titled "Mountains", alongside a Cardew graphic score piece, and 2 work for 5 bass clarinets, from Thanos Chrysakis and John Cage, the latter from his Numbers series.

Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds: D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]
Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds:
D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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The culmination of 15 years of work is this ambitious installment of Bryan Eubanks with Joe Foster, Dan Brown, and Dan Reynolds' sound project, in a CD of diverse compositions merging concrete, acousmatic sources and field recordings, with an accompanying 391 page book of letters, notes, aphorisms, scores, images, and commentary from the artists & contributors.

Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle
Tippett, Keith:
The Monk Watches The Eagle

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $10.80    




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As though an elegy for the departed pianist and composer, Keith Tippett does not perform on this work, which was commissioned for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, but conducts an ensemble that includes Julie Tippetts on voice, a saxophone octet that includes long-time collaborator Paul Dunmall, and the polyphonic choir of the BBC Singers; an exquisite and stirring work.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God
Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk):
To Have Done With the Judgment of God

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )


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Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann): Triadic Memories [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann):
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Zurria, Manuel  : Again & Again [2 CDs]
Zurria, Manuel :
Again & Again [2 CDs]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $19.95    




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Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.

Opening Performance Orchestra: Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)
Opening Performance Orchestra:
Radio Music Extended (Based on John Cage's Radio Music)

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $10.59    




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Taking their lead from John Cage's 1956 Radio Music, the Opening Performance Orchestra in collaboration with the radio & a/v device archive at the Tesla Museum in Trest, present this 72-minute piece from a private live performance in July 2018, the 7 members of the Orchestra plus 2 guest operating 13 historical radio sets, dating from between 1935 and 1961.

Wolpe, Stefan: Enactments <i>[Used Item]</i>
Wolpe, Stefan:
Enactments [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $14.50    




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Weber, Christian: 3 Suits and A Violin <i>[Used Item]</i>
Weber, Christian:
3 Suits and A Violin [Used Item]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $14.50    




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Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane : Cabaret Per Nulla
Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane :
Cabaret Per Nulla

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


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Pianist Marco Dalpane and soprano Sabina Meyer create a virtual cabaret of songs using the music of Erik Satie and John Cage, interlacing pieces by each in a delicate set of songs that draw the two composers together through a surprising commonality, the lyrics provided from texts written by J. Peladan, C. Mendes, H. Pacory, J.P. Contamine de Latour, &c.; lovely.

Corner, Philip: Gamelan Coming & Going
Corner, Philip:
Gamelan Coming & Going

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


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Gamelan Son of Lion partners Philip Corner and Evan Schwartzman perform this Fluxus composition where two pianists play piano notes on the chromatic scale in relationship to numbers counted out loud from 1 to 88, forward and backward, creating an unusual texture and counterpoint that when taken as a whole becomes hypnotic and obsessively absorbing; inexplicably interesting.

Dharmoo, Gabriel : Quelques fictions
Dharmoo, Gabriel :
Quelques fictions

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Stunningly unusual vocal music from composer, music researcher and vocalist based in Montreal, Gabriel Dharmoo, collecting works from 2012 to 2019, performed with small and large ensembles using almost completely wordless voice, utterance, guttural sound, swoops and, melodic flights, augmented with physical percussion like stamping and clamping; brilliant and enthralling.

Denyer, Frank: The Boundaries of Intimacy
Denyer, Frank:
The Boundaries of Intimacy

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A set of varied compositions from Frank Denyer, most of them of a delicate acoustic intimacy, with works for female singers & flute, two works for koto, a string quartet, one for flute and electronics and the two-part "Frog" for a bowed stringed instrument of Denyer design, the "sneh"; uncategorizable music of sublime imagination and unusual approaches.

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.

Dunston, Nick: Atlantic Extraction
Dunston, Nick:
Atlantic Extraction

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and writer Nick Dunston in his debut album, blending jazz, contemporary, chamber and avant forms, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Louna Dekker on Vargas on flutes & piccolo, Ledah Finck on violin & viola, Tal Yahalom on guitar, and Stephen Boegehold on drums, in a sophisticated album of concisely fascinating compositions.

Feldman, Morton (Philip Thomas): Piano [5 CD BOX SET]
Feldman, Morton (Philip Thomas):
Piano [5 CD BOX SET]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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Containing the majority of minimalist composer Morton Feldman's compositions for solo piano, 3 CDs of short works and 2 for the magnificent "For Bunita Marcus" and "Triadic Memories", performed by one of the foremost interpreters of Feldman's work, Philip Thomas, and presented in a sturdy 5-CD box set with a 52 page booklet of notes from the performer and artwork.

London Experimental Ensemble: Child Ballads
London Experimental Ensemble:
Child Ballads

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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Drawn from 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland alongside their American variants, anthologised by Francis James Child during the second half of the nineteenth century, are here sung by Ed Pettersen in the fascinating intersection of traditional lyrics and experimental interpretations of melodies, performed by the 11-piece London Experimental Ensemble.

Ullmann, Jakob : Femde Zeit Addendum 5
Ullmann, Jakob :
Femde Zeit Addendum 5

(Edition Rz -- Austria )


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Jakob Ullman's 5th solo work for piano is atypical for a piano performance, using electronic playback and requiring three assistants sustaining a soundscape to realize a concept of "gravity" that Ullman applies as laws in a conceptual soundscape modified by a series of abstract images, resulting in unexpected sonic environments, tones, timbres and momentum.

Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme): Socrate
Satie, Erik (Aleman / Vandromme):
Socrate

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A beautiful rendering of French composer Eric Satie's 1918 masterwork "Socrate", originally for four sopranos and chamber orchestra, here stripped to its essence as a duo with Olalla Aleman on soprano and Guy Vandromme on piano, maintaining Satie's characterist reserve and refinement in the 3 parts: "portrait of socrates"; "banks of the ilissus"; and "death of socrates".

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.

Cage, John / Guy Vandromme: Number Pieces (Piano)
Cage, John / Guy Vandromme:
Number Pieces (Piano)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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John Cage wrote his "Number Pieces" in the last years of his life, using his time bracket technique of short fragments allowing the performer flexibility in interpretation; each piece is titled for the number of performers and its ordinal position in the series, and most pieces are dedicated to a musician; here pianist Guy Vandromme performs three of the "One", or solo, series.

Frey, Jurg : 120 Pieces of Sound
Frey, Jurg :
120 Pieces of Sound

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Two distinct works by Swiss composer and bass clarinetist Jurg Frey: the 1st, recorded in Connecticut, a quintet composition from 2009 for bass clarinet, cello, violin, keyboard and electric guitar, Frey's harmonies creating an open instrumentation for the clarinet and cello; the second a 1997 composition for multitimbral field recordings and bass clarinet.

Feldman, Morton (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt): Atlantis
Feldman, Morton (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt):
Atlantis

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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A much-needed reissue of this 2000 CD of three orchestral works from late composer Morton Feldman--"String Quartet and Orchestra" (1973), "Oboe and Orchestra" (1976), and "Atlantis" (1959)--demonstrating the evolution of his incredible control in working with tone, mood and instrumental combinations, from his earliest large-scale work to later mature works.

Baars, Ab: Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads
Baars, Ab:
Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads

(Wig -- Netherlands )


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Internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed, Dutch multi-wind player Ab Baars presents a studio album of solo playing on the clarinet, saxophone, and shakuhachi, inspired by and focusing on the traditions of ballads from great saxophonists, with improvisations colored by songs like "Naima", "Body and Soul", "Solitude", &c.

Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble: Treatise
Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble:
Treatise

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.

Duplant, Bruno : Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs]
Duplant, Bruno :
Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A double CD of delicate music from the French composer Bruno Duplant, the first disc containing three chamber pieces exquisitely played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, the second disc a long piece for solo guitar, performed by Taku Sugimoto in a public park in Tokyo, incorporating an extraordinary variety of environmental sounds.

Johnson, Scott: Mind Out of Matter
Johnson, Scott:
Mind Out of Matter

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Five years in the making, composer Scott Johnson transcribed the speech of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) into this extended, 8-movement suite, using a rich, detailed set of musical landscapes blending musical genres that run in parity with the voice of Dennett, as Johnson emphasizes and highlight his insightful thinking.

Cage, John : Winter Music
Cage, John :
Winter Music

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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John Cage's 1957 composition in a visceral realisation for four pianos, played by John Tilbury, Philip Thomas, Mark Knoop and Catherine Laws, using chance procedures to assign each of the pianist's five of the twenty pages of the score, the pianists agreeing on an overall duration of 40 minutes and preparing their parts independently, performed without rehearsal.

DK & The Perfectly Ordinary: CAR DEW TREAT US
DK & The Perfectly Ordinary:
CAR DEW TREAT US

(Spool -- Canada )


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A diverse set of artist interpret a random page from Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise", using the score alone with each artist unable to hear what the other participants were playing, which Spool label-leader Daniel Kernohan assembled into these 10 incredible audio tracks, each roughly 4:35 long, in a great interpretation of Cardew's (in)famous work.

Feldman, Morton : Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
Feldman, Morton :
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Morton Feldman's final composition, originally premiered in 1987, here performed by pianist Mark Knoop, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, violist Bridget Carey, and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, recording a year after their successful performance at London's Cafe Oto, maintaining focus and concentration on this large, unhurried work of micro-variations.

Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Spinet & Violin
Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Spinet & Violin

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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An extended improvisation between spinet player Christoph Schiller and Boston-based composer/violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, recorded in Schiller's workshop in Basel during Evans-Weiler's tour of Europe, a slowly moving exploration of pitch, timbre and texture executed with intensive concentration and utterly impressive control.

Cage, John: Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]
Cage, John:
Klang der Wandlungen [3 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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An impressive triple-CD box with recordings of some late works by John Cage, including "Seventy-Four for Orchestra, 1992", "103 for Orchestra, 1991, part 1 & 2", In a Landscape fur Harfe", "Postcard From Heaven fur Eine Bis Zwanzig Harfen", and some of "The Harmony of Maine"; including a 32 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Jakob Ullmann.

Silence Ensemble led by Peter Urpeth: John Cage: Speech
Silence Ensemble led by Peter Urpeth:
John Cage: Speech

(FMR -- UK )


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These recordings of pieces by John Cage were made at a performance called Silence & Transmission led by Peter Upreth conducting an ensemble of four performers using radios and voice, held at An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides on 20th September 2012, as part of the celebrations for Cage's centenary.

Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At
Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion :
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

(Immediata -- Australia )


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Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.

Various Artists (Reichel / Williams / Smith / Ellis / Plimley / Rothenberg / &c): Dix Improvisations
Various Artists (Reichel / Williams / Smith / Ellis / Plimley / Rothenberg / &c):
Dix Improvisations - Victoriaville 1989

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"To document the 1989 edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, the label Disques Victo released a compilation album -- a one-time project. Dix Improvisations Victoriaville 1989 culls short to medium-len...

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.

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

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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 . 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".

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince
Parrini, Emanuele:
The Blessed Prince

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.

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".

 

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