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Wooley, Nate: Moths
Wooley, Nate:
Moths

(Editions Verde -- USA )


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Nate Wooley's exquisite improvised composition begins with a musical gesture and four parameters of change from each player--harmonic motion, articulation, extension, & physicality--which directs their "flight" in its slowly evolving pace, creating a varying mosaic of sound, as beautifully rendered by Laura Cocks (flute), Madison Greenstone (clarinet) and Eric Wubbels (keys & voice).

Arnold, Martin: Flax
Arnold, Martin:
Flax

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Commissioned in 2020 by pianist Philip Thomas, whose health prevented him from performing the work, Canadian composer Martin Arnold's 79-minute hypnotic solo work for piano emphasizes the keyboard's upper register in slow moving textural melodies influenced by innovative 50's & 60's bop pianists, performed in 2022 at the University of Huddersfield by pianist Kerry Yong.

Denyer, Frank / Octandre Ensemble: Screens
Denyer, Frank / Octandre Ensemble:
Screens

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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An exceptional collection of works by composer Frank Denyer written between 1973 and 2021, especially the monumental 5-part "Five Views of the Path", performed by the UK Octandre Ensemble led by composer Christian Mason and conductor Jon Hargreaves, which focuses on modern composers with an emphasis on works of timbre and ritual, Denyer's work being an ideal match.

Cicala, Leo : Punto Di Accumulazione  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cicala, Leo :
Punto Di Accumulazione [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Cahen, Robert: La nef des fous [VINYL]
Cahen, Robert:
La nef des fous [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- USA )


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Electroacoustic composer Robert Cahen studied at ORTF and CNSM in Paris under Pierre Shaeffer, turning to video work in the 1970s and applying musique concrete concepts to moving image, these compositions recorded at the GRM studios between 1971 and 1974 show his mastery over sound and his expressive ability to morph transitions through rich sonic detail.

Vaggione, Horacio: Schall / Rechant [VINYL]
Vaggione, Horacio:
Schall / Rechant [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- France )


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Specializing in micromontage, granular synthesis, and microsound, Argentinian-born and Paris-based electroacoustic composer Horacio Vaggione recorded these four compositions at at INA GRM in Paris between 1994 and 2002, each a fascinatingly detailed work illustrating his research into sound and compositions, with a stunning aesthetic for dramatically unfolding concepts.

Smith, Ches: Laugh Ash
Smith, Ches:
Laugh Ash

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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A stunning album that effortlessly blends styles from jazz, electronics, minimalism and contemporary forms, rendered by an eclectic group of primarily NY artists including Nate Wooley, Jennifer Choi, James Brandin Lews, Oscar Noriega, Anna Webber, Shahzad Ismaily and Smith himself, in an exhilarating and well-balanced set of Smith compositions that inform and groove spectacularly!

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.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

Elliott Sharp: SysOrk: Occam's Machete
Elliott Sharp:
SysOrk: Occam's Machete

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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Assembling a world-class ensemble of 24 string players drawing from the Quartets JACK, Sirius, Flux, and Bergamot, here performing as SysOrk, Elliott Sharp's large-scale algorithmic composition provides simple instructions to the participants, creating a seething sonic tapestry of shifting, swirling tones and acoustic drones, exceptionally immersive and detailed.

Quatuor Bozzini: Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4
Quatuor Bozzini:
Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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The third string quartet that Swiss composer Jürg Frey has written for the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, a beautiful work in five movements of illusory motion, slowly evolving through furtive and seemingly feigned momentum.

Ogura, Miharu: Ogura Plays Ogura
Ogura, Miharu:
Ogura Plays Ogura

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Following her 2022 album Ogura Plays Stockhausen, Japanese born, Frankfurt-based pianist Miharu Ogura turns her attention to her own compositions, presenting five uniquely creative works unfolding in pacing that surprises the listener, balancing silence and clusters of layered patterns that move at differing speeds and rhythms, from simple clarity to labyrinthine entanglement.

Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon: post-chance
Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon:
post-chance

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Mailing unspooled 1/4" tape to each other along with a magnet to randomly erase part of each tape, Marc Baron & Mark Vernon captured these fragments and placed them into sequence based on the minute past the hour each was originally recorded, contrasting the degraded recordings with the original; an exacting but fascinating method of creating something unexpected and uniquely engaging.

Derome, Jean: La Chaleur De La Pensee
Derome, Jean:
La Chaleur De La Pensee

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Concepts of community, dialog, sharing and transmission, or "recontre", are the linking ideas between these four works commissioned of Montreal composer and wind player Jean Derome, developed for four Quebec ensembles, these pieces combine contemporary and improvisational forms, the scores shaped by constraints from the combinatorial mathematics of Marin Mersenne.

Gerszewski, Nikolaus: 3 Works For Strings, Giusto Chamber Orchestra
Gerszewski, Nikolaus:
3 Works For Strings, Giusto Chamber Orchestra

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


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Giusto Chamber Orchestra performs three works for twelve strings by German composer and visual artist Nikolaus Gerszewski, whose music of shifting pitches, vibrations and volumes--compared with experimental sound & noise work--is influenced by composers Radulescu and Dumitrescu's spectral music, James Tenney's "swell form" and Cornelius Cardew's graphic scores.

Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini: Colliding Bubbles
Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini:
Colliding Bubbles

(Important Records -- USA )


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Copenhagen composer Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard's long form work refers to units of compositional structure in systems of instruments, each a "bubble" that interacts and collides creating fluctuations, ruptures and tension release in an hypnotic sonic tapestry, performed by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini on violins, viola, cellos and harmonica; mesmerizing.

Musicworks: #147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Winter 2024 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Saxophonist Andrew MacKelvie on the cover; plus features on Indonesia's Music Subculture; Sonny-Ray Day Ride; Solidaridad Tango; A History of the Canadian Electronic Ensemble; plus album reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from artists covered in the magazine.

Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique: Demantibule&bull;es
Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique:
Demantibule•es

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Merging members of Ensemble SuperMusique with a subset of the ensemble Chorale Joker, Joane Hétu presents four premieres that explore our experiences during the pandemic, SuperMusique focused on electronics and synthetic instruments and offset by a wind quintet, the music and vocal interactions often explosive, reflecting on our mental states during an overwhelming cultural malady.

Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor: Grund
Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor:
Grund

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Since 2021 Swiss composer Felix Profos and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor have performed as the duo Grund, Profos performing on harmonium and on the 1973 Italian organ Bontempi Pop3, Zumthor on bass drum, gong, bells & snare, their extended work on this self-titled album a tranquil and meditative work of slow transitions with moments of terse activity, receding with grace and serenity.

Donofrio, Anthony: These Calm Words
Donofrio, Anthony:
These Calm Words

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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An exquisite recording of composer Anthony Donofrio 1972 work for solo vibraphone captured at the University of Nebraska where Donofrio teaches and directs their new music ensemble, this extended work for solo vibraphone performed by Donofrio himself, living up to its title in a delicate advancement from clear playing to unusual vibraphone timbres and technique.

Pilchen, Danya : Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya
Pilchen, Danya :
Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two "songs" from a series of works by Netherlands composer and pianist Danya Pilchen, exploring the possibilities of making and experiencing time through attentive listening, these works focused on creating a dialogue between two measures of time, performed with Anne La Berge on flute, Germaine Sijstermans on clarinet, Seamus Cater on harmonica and Koen Nutters on double bass.

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.

Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki: The Gift
Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki:
The Gift

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Thirteen realizations of sound artist Rubén Turba and violist Minami Saeki's concept for two musicians or more, where each performer chooses five sounds as a "gift" to one of the others, played up to three times during the realization before moving to the next sound; these recordings were made independently in Tokyo & Madrid and then combined without editing.

Wittenburg, Florian: Regenprasseln
Wittenburg, Florian:
Regenprasseln

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Translating to "rain pattering", German-born international sound artist Florian Wittenburg uses a MetaSynth and the Kyma visual programming language for sound design to emulate the sounds of rain pattering from aperiodic to periodic in two parts, along with heating noises in two parts, and a clock ticking; compellingly structured accompaniment to your personal ambiance.

Newland, Paul: Things That Happen Again
Newland, Paul:
Things That Happen Again

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A portrait of UK interdisciplinary composer Paul Newland's music through five pieces dating from 2009 to 2023 performed by members of London's Apartment House ensemble, including a string quartet, two different trio combinations, a short work for solo piano, and a score for open instrumentation, realised in this recording by a septet.

Epstein, Nomi: Shades
Epstein, Nomi:
Shades

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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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".

Baldini, Marco: Maniera
Baldini, Marco:
Maniera

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Seven works from Italian composer Marco Baldini, a follow-up to his well-received 2023 album Vesperi, this album introducing a variety of recent chamber works for strings from trios to quintets, performed by members of London's Apartment House ensemble, with the pieces "Selva", "Plutone" and "Otto" written specifically for Apartment House.

Banabila, Michel: The Unreal Realm
Banabila, Michel:
The Unreal Realm

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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A collection of works from Netherlands composer Michel Banabila, including a piece developed with saxophonist Dave Liebman and previously released only digitally; a work with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek); a work with Pierre Bastien; and excerpts from scores for Yin Yue's choreography in two works: "Somewhere" for New York Live Arts and "Timeless Tide" for BalletMet.

Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa: Interspace <i>[Used Item]</i>
Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa:
Interspace [Used Item]

(Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions -- Canada )


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After performing together in Canada beginning in 2019, bass clarinetist & electronic artist Philippe Lauzier and NY percussionist Carl Costa remained in contact during the pandemic by exchanging compositional concepts, the 4-part "Sincronica Vaga" and "Soft Routine" the results, the former based on dovetailing motives, the latter on harmonic counterpoint interaction.

Zethson, Alex: Terje <i>[Used Item]</i>
Zethson, Alex:
Terje [Used Item]

(Supertraditional -- Sweden )


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Two movements from a live score for the classic silent film Terje Vigen by Sjöström composed and produced by Swedish pianist & keyboardist Alex Zethson (Angles 9, VÖ, Fire! Orchestra), two long-form tracks of dark and sombre, pulsating folk-drone featuring Norwegian vocal ensemble EMBLA plus appearances by, i.e., Christer Bothén, Kristin Amparo Sundberg and Goran Kajfeš.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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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.

Denyer, Frank / Octandre Ensemble: Screens <i>[Used Item]</i>
Denyer, Frank / Octandre Ensemble:
Screens [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.00    




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An exceptional collection of works by composer Frank Denyer written between 1973 and 2021, especially the monumental 5-part "Five Views of the Path", performed by the UK Octandre Ensemble led by composer Christian Mason and conductor Jon Hargreaves, which focuses on modern composers with an emphasis on works of timbre and ritual, Denyer's work being an ideal match.

Inoue, Satoko / Jo Kondo: Presents Jo Kondo's Works for Piano, 2015-2020 <i>[Used Item]</i>
Inoue, Satoko / Jo Kondo:
Presents Jo Kondo's Works for Piano, 2015-2020 [Used Item]

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


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The third album of piano works from Japanese composer Jo Kondo performed by pianist Satoko Inoue, known for her interpretations of Morton Feldman, John Cage, Luc Ferrari, &c., here performing Kondo works written between 2013 and 2020 that apply different methods and approaches to form and interpretation, including works that incorporate improvisation and choices left to the performer.

Rotem Geffen: The Night Is The Night
Rotem Geffen:
The Night Is The Night

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Singer, songwriter and pianist Nelly Klayman-Cohen, aka Rotem Geffen, explores the fringes of dreamy pop music with lyrics in German, English and Hebrew that explore themes of memory, love, grief, loss, and the night as a vibrating room, with collaborators including Alexander Zethson on keyboards, Isak Hedtjar on clarinets and winds, Vilhelm Bromander on double bass, &c.

Rotem Geffen: The Night Is The Night [VINYL]
Rotem Geffen:
The Night Is The Night [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Singer, songwriter and pianist Nelly Klayman-Cohen, aka Rotem Geffen, explores the fringes of dreamy pop music with lyrics in German, English and Hebrew that explore themes of memory, love, grief, loss, and the night as a vibrating room, with collaborators including Alexander Zethson on keyboards, Isak Hedtjar on clarinets and winds, Vilhelm Bromander on double bass, &c.

Almeida, Goncalo / Rutger Zuydervelt: Eventual
Almeida, Goncalo / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Eventual

(gusstaff records -- Poland )


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The first full-length collaboration between Portuguese double bassist Gonçalo Almeida and Netherlands sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, born from the soundtrack to Lex Reitsma's documentary about photographer Koos Breukel, including additional recordings to create this beautiful long-form drone merging rich electronics with Gonçalo's powerfully textured harmonics.

Banabila, Michel: The Unreal Realm <i>[Used Item]</i>
Banabila, Michel:
The Unreal Realm [Used Item]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $7.00    




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A collection of works from Netherlands composer Michel Banabila, including a piece developed with saxophonist Dave Liebman and previously released only digitally; a work with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek); a work with Pierre Bastien; and excerpts from scores for Yin Yue's choreography in two works: "Somewhere" for New York Live Arts and "Timeless Tide" for BalletMet.

Derome, Jean: La Chaleur De La Pensee <i>[Used Item]</i>
Derome, Jean:
La Chaleur De La Pensee [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $10.00    




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Concepts of community, dialog, sharing and transmission, or "recontre", are the linking ideas between these four works commissioned of Montreal composer and wind player Jean Derome, developed for four Quebec ensembles, these pieces combine contemporary and improvisational forms, the scores shaped by constraints from the combinatorial mathematics of Marin Mersenne.

Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura): Come Down To Earth Where Sorro
Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura):
Come Down To Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth -- Revised Version For Sho, Koto, Prepared Piano And Electronic

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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"November 9, 2019 was first day of Ftarri Festival 2019 Week One, held at Sonorium, Tokyo. The closing group that day was a quartet headed by Magnus Granberg (who had come to Japan for the first time). The other members were Toshimaru N...

Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda): His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Ei
Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda):
His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Eines Fahrenden Waldhornisten / Lose Verbunden

(Ftarri Clasical -- Japan )


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One of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting two Houben works for solo horn performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo, and one solo piano piece performed by Kuroda on upright piano.

Houben, Eva-Maria (Takahiro Kuroda / Kei Kondo): Echo Fantasy II
Houben, Eva-Maria (Takahiro Kuroda / Kei Kondo):
Echo Fantasy II

(Ftarri Clasical -- Japan )


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The second of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer & pianist Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting a 2018 Houben composition for horn and piano titled "Echo Fantasy II", performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo and Takahiro Kuroda on upright piano.

Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) : "Mercy Is Cal
Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) :
"Mercy Is Called Down By Mercy To The Last" Live

(Meenna -- Japan )


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A multinational quartet based in Germany led by Egyptian artist Rasha Ragab who chose and recites the texts — poems from Persian mystic al-Hallaj (858-922 AD) — in this extended piece of sound-oriented instrumental compostions from Lucio Capece, who also performs on bass clarinet, in a quartet with Werner Dafeldecker on double bass and Christoph Niolaus on stone harp.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


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Music for a solo dance piece performed by Roshanak Morrowatian and composed by Netherland electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, the subject of the dance reflecting on the experience of young asylum seekers forced from their native countries to grow up somewhere unfamiliar, the music in seven parts weaving fragments of Iranian popular music into Zuydervelt's abstract electronics.

Gregg, J. J. / David Van Auken: Lunar Prairie [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]
Gregg, J. J. / David Van Auken:
Lunar Prairie [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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After meeting through mutual esteem of their individual SoundCloud presences, these Oregon string players met to develop their compellingly engaging work in rehearsal, David Van Auken's guitar arrangements the perfect canvas for the sitar melodies of J.J. Gregg; after touring together they went into the studio for this album's 8 tracks, plus two live recordings.

Griffure: Paratonnerre
Griffure:
Paratonnerre

(Umlaut Records -- France )


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The French duo Griffure of cellist & vocalist Leonore Grollemund and violinist & vocalist Amaryllis Billet are transformed into a string quintet enhanced by electroacoustic instrumentation, with violinist Chloe Julian, violist Alix Gauthier and double bassist Lea Yeche, all three providing vocals, in 15 evocative works that shift between composition, improv and text.

Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson: I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka
Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson:
I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka

(OUTERDISK -- Sweden )


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Inspired by August Strindberg's short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan, and using composer Rosanna Gunnarson's underwater recordings including a piano being lowered into water, Swedish pianist Karin Johansson performs Gunnarson's graphic score and compositions on a prepared grand piano.

Polwechsel: Embrace [4 LP BOX SET]
Polwechsel:
Embrace [4 LP BOX SET]

(NI-VU-NI-CONNU -- Luxembourg )


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BACK IN STOCK! The current Polwechsel quartet of Werner Dafeldecker, Michael Moser, Martin Brandlmayr and Burkhard Beins — merging improvisation and contemporary forms for outstandingly paced and conceptualized performance — are joined by luminaries John Butcher, Klaus Lang, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neumann and Peter Ablinger, released in a deluxe 4-LP box set with a 32-page booklet.

Braxton, Anthony: GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]
Braxton, Anthony:
GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $129.95    




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A 12-hour collection over 12 CDs of composer Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music (GTM), a compositional system he developed with his superlative Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble, GTM allowing the ensemble to generate a performance in real time in a mix of sung, spoken, and non-verbal utterances, with unpredictable and surprising results that reveal fascinating layers with each listen.

Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley: The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence
Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley:
The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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A collage of styles and experimentation developed over several years by bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Strauss, using long-form graphically notated conceptual compositions based on bird calls along with thematic material from Ursula K. Le Guin, expanded with narration and poetry from Daniel Carter and titled from an excerpt by Virginia Woolf.

Golub, Phillip: Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Golub, Phillip:
Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Greyfade -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Approaching the concept of endless repetition, New York composer and pianist Phillip Golub (Tropos, Sarafand Ensemble, Cecil McBee) presents his debut solo piano album, a contemplative set of system-based looping phrases that open up to improvisational variety in live performance, here in four renderings that defy the categorization of a "loop".

Kahn, Jason: Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.

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

(Greyfade -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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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.

Palestine, Charlemagne: MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO [CLEAR VINYL]
Palestine, Charlemagne:
MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO [CLEAR VINYL]

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


Price: $26.95    




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The expansive mind of composer and experimenter Charlemagne Palestine presents an extended drone work performed on organ, building from a peaceful single note to a harmonically rich combination of tones with a haunting vocal quality, subtly shifting and building in momentum then slowly fading out to the 20 minute mark; an epic journey in polyphonic transition.

Dunston, Nick: Colla Voce
Dunston, Nick:
Colla Voce

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


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A wild "Afro-Surrealist Anti-Opera" from composer & bassist Nick Dunston, performed with an ensemble of string players (including JACK Quartet) and vocalists, in a gripping hybrid of acoustic and electronic music, using the studio for post-processing to create Dunston's self-described "warped narrative", an understatement for this incredibly passionate, surreal and absolutely impressive work.

Bertel, Maria: Monophonic
Bertel, Maria:
Monophonic

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Taking the trombone into unusual territory, Danish composer and trombonist Maria Bertel, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Jooklo Danish Group, uses amplification to emphasize unusual and sometimes aberrant aspects of the bone, each of ten solo pieces focusing on various aspects of sound, noise, alien utterance and drone that she coaxes out of the instrument.

Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu): Pulse Tide
Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu):
Pulse Tide

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


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Canadian clarinetist Liam Hockley, a dedicated advocate for new and experimental music, performs compositions on a relatively obscure member of the clarinet family, the basset horn, alone and in layers of up to seven horns, in pieces from Romanian spectral composers Ana Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, and Horatiu Radulescu, along with a contemporary work by Thanos Chrysakis.

Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramo
Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramos / Thieke):
Ritual Mechanics

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The 2nd release from Magda Mayas' Filamental octet of Mayas, Zeena Parkins, Michel Thieke, Christine Abdelnour, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Aimée Theriot and Anthea Caddy, is a fascinating studio composition developed from individual recordings provided by each musician, assembled into two detailed and cohesive works of impressive contours and almost ceremonial beauty.

Modney (Modney / Wooley / Gentile / Roberts / Pluta /   Symthe / ...): Ascending Primes [2 CDs]
Modney (Modney / Wooley / Gentile / Roberts / Pluta / Symthe / ...):
Ascending Primes [2 CDs]

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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Exploring tuning systems and the extremes of harmonicity and dissonance through compositions that employ prime numbers of players in solo, trio, quintet, septet, and undectet (11) configurations, violinist Modney takes listeners into transcendent and turbulent spaces spanning improvisation and composition, detailed in a 24-page booklet with collages from Ellsworth Kelly.

Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo: Les Signes Passagers <i>[Used Item]</i>
Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo:
Les Signes Passagers [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Written by Jurg Frey in 2021 and commissioned by Amsterdam-based pianist Keiko Shichijo, this solo work using the unique audio characteristics of the fortepiano was premiered by Shichijo in 2022 at the Concertgebouw Brugge during the SLOW Festival and performed again at November Music 2022, this recording captured at Concertgebouw Brugge in the presence of the composer.

Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu): Pulse Tide <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hockley, Liam (Avram / Chrysakis / Dumitrescu / Radulescu):
Pulse Tide [Used Item]

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


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Canadian clarinetist Liam Hockley, a dedicated advocate for new and experimental music, performs compositions on a relatively obscure member of the clarinet family, the basset horn, alone and in layers of up to seven horns, in pieces from Romanian spectral composers Ana Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, and Horatiu Radulescu, along with a contemporary work by Thanos Chrysakis.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room
Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida):
A Room Outdoors [2 CDs] [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).

Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa: Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being
Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa:
Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being Perfectly Voluntary And With Its Own Dignity [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Italian percussionist, sound artist, improviser and composer Nicholas Remondino expresses the sentiment of the 18 recordings on this solo album of prepared drum improvisations through a single sentence, each piece flowing into the next through unusual punctuation, gestures and intersections, as the listener is carried along curious landscapes of extraordinary technique.

Vukosavljevic, Ivan: Slow Roads <i>[Used Item]</i>
Vukosavljevic, Ivan:
Slow Roads [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Eight compositions for solo 1/4 comma meantone organ by Serbian composer Ivan Vukosavljevic and performed by organists Tineke Steenbrink, Francesca Ajossa, Jan Hage, Lise Morrison, recorded in 2022 on five different historic organs, dating from the early 16th to mid-17th centuries, captured in medieval churches located in the countryside of northern Netherlands.

Zuckerman, Adam: STARPERMEABLE <i>[Used Item]</i>
Zuckerman, Adam:
STARPERMEABLE [Used Item]

(Nueni -- Portugal )


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A composition for at least three musicians and processed field recordings from Adam Zuckerman, here configured as a quintet eliciting a poem by Paul Celan, organizing the lines of the poem into multiple movements, exquisitely performed by Kanoa Ichiyanagi (viola), Zaq Kenefick (harmonica), Juan Marroquin (flute), Dylan Marx (guitar) and Kristyna Svihalova (percussion).

Pavone, Jessica: Reverse Bloom
Pavone, Jessica:
Reverse Bloom

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Four fascinating works of string intersection from New York composer and violist Jessica Pavone, recording in the studio with the trio of violinists Aimre Niemann (Du.0 (do-point-oh)) and Abby Swidler (Xanthoria Quartet), Pavone's compositions creating wonderful psychoacoustic intertwining of texture and tone that slowly and beautifully blossom.

Democ, Adrian: Piano
Democ, Adrian:
Piano

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Three meditative pieces by Eastern European composer Adrian Demoč, recorded at Czech Radio Ostrava and performed by Miroslav Beinhauer: 'Ma fin est mon commencement' and 'Gebrechlichkeit' which both provide flexibility to the performer; 'A Luca Marenzio ll', a reinterpretation of a previous trio work pivoting around the cello, uniquely interpreted here by Beinhauer.

Reinhard, Samuel : For Piano and Sho
Reinhard, Samuel :
For Piano and Sho

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Two studies in the elongation of piano decay complemented by the harmonics and texture of the shō (a Japanese free reed instrument) using stillness and repetition in a two part extended work by NY-based Swiss comoposer Samuel Reinhard, performed by Copenhagen pianist Paul Jacob Fossum and Japanese Gagaku musician Haruna Higashida; an album of beautifully meditative pools of sound.

Euro Herc: Segnali [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Euro Herc:
Segnali [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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"Turning discarded sounds into a form of stumbling poetry", Christian Schiefner (aka Chemiefaserwerk) and Michal Fundowicz (aka Turmeric Acid) use cassette tapes, objects and field recordings (eg. a kitchen timer, a kalimba pattern, a Polish instructional tape, Croatian field recording) to create fascinating transformations of sonic environments in two engaging aural journeys.

Ristic, Manja / Joana Guerra / Veronica Cerrotta: Slani pejzazi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Ristic, Manja / Joana Guerra / Veronica Cerrotta:
Slani pejzazi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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TSSS Tapes brought together these three performers -- Belgrade violinist and sound artist Manja Ristić; Lisbon exploratory improviser and cellist Joana Guerra; and Argentine pianist and sound artist living in Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Cerrotta -- developing these two intensely detailed compositions of acoustic performance, field recordings and acousmatic sound.

Pavone, Jessica: Reverse Bloom [VINYL]
Pavone, Jessica:
Reverse Bloom [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Four fascinating works of string intersection from New York composer and violist Jessica Pavone, recording in the studio with the trio of violinists Aimre Niemann (Du.0 (do-point-oh)) and Abby Swidler (Xanthoria Quartet), Pavone's compositions creating wonderful psychoacoustic intertwining of texture and tone that slowly and beautifully blossom.

Frey, Jurg: Outermost Melodie [2 CDs]
Frey, Jurg:
Outermost Melodie [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Contemporary percussionist Ian Antonio (Wet Ink, Talujon Percussion Ensemble, Zs, Yarn/Wire) performs seven works for percussion by composer Jürg Frey written between 1994 and 2022, joined by members of the Talujon for one piece, though mostly a solo and very personal album for the percussionist, who has been influenced by Frey's approach to stillness and harmony.

Granberg, Magnus / Nattens Inbrott / Skogen: Holde Traume, Kehret Wieder!  [2 CDs]
Granberg, Magnus / Nattens Inbrott / Skogen:
Holde Traume, Kehret Wieder! [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Two different version of Magnus Granberg's 2021 composition "Holde Traume, kehret wieder!" (Sweet dreams, come back!), first as a quartet performed by the Nattens Inbrott Quartet for which the piece was originally written, and then a second version performed with Granberg's group Skogen as a septet, adding additional parts to the original composition.

Lamb, Catherine: Curva Triangulus
Lamb, Catherine:
Curva Triangulus

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Inspired by the geometric and illusory work of artist Bridget Riley, Catherine Lamb's "Curva Triangulus" borrows from Renaissance music that she "warps" by interjecting geometric musical figures, performed by the Proton Ensemble of Bern using traditional, new and historic instruments, all underpinned by the 16th century microtonal Vicentino arciorgano organ.

Niblock, Phill: Boston Tenor Index
Niblock, Phill:
Boston Tenor Index

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )


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Three previously unreleased works by composer Phil Niblock--Index" (1969); "Tenor" (1972); "Boston III" (1972)--plus an earlier version, "Boston I", all rich works of microtones, overtones, and drones that point to the direction of his subsequent work; "Boston III" was recorded with Rhys Chatham (flute, voice), Martin Bough (tenor saxophone), and Gregory Reeve (viola, voice).

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID III
Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID III

(Noton -- Austria )


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The third part of the HYbr:ID series from electronic composer Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, investigating new approaches to composition through unique systems of musical notation and graphic scores, rendered in beautifully paced multi-spacial sound, this part influenced by the movement and subtle gestures of the traditional Japanese theater form, Noh.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID III [VINYL 2 LPs]
Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID III [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Noton -- Austria )


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The third part of the HYbr:ID series from electronic composer Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, investigating new approaches to composition through unique systems of musical notation and graphic scores, rendered in beautifully paced multi-spacial sound, this part influenced by the movement and subtle gestures of the traditional Japanese theater form, Noh.

Parker, William / Ellen Christi: Cereal Music
Parker, William / Ellen Christi:
Cereal Music

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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William Parker's first spoken word album, and the continuing collaboration between Parker and composer, vocalist and sound designer Ellen Christi, who developed the underlying tracks, sung vocals and overall sound architecture for Parker's insightful, observational and revealing words and recitation, Parker also providing bass and flute that complement his life-affirming texts.

Chrysakis, Thanos : Music For Trumpets, Bass Clarinets And Saxophones
Chrysakis, Thanos :
Music For Trumpets, Bass Clarinets And Saxophones

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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In configurations of solo to an 11-piece ensemble, Aural Terrain assembles great players including Tim Hodgkinson, Jason Alder, Yoni Silver, Chris Cundy, &c to perform works by composers John Cage, Gerard Grisley, Giacinto Scelsi, Thanos Chrysakis, Jule Kjaer and Tim Hodgkinson; seven acoustic compositions written between 1978 and 2022 that prominently feature horns as trumpets, clarinets and saxophones.

Niblock, Phill: Boston Tenor Index <i>[Used Item]</i>
Niblock, Phill:
Boston Tenor Index [Used Item]

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )


Price: $14.00    




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Three previously unreleased works by composer Phil Niblock--Index" (1969); "Tenor" (1972); "Boston III" (1972)--plus an earlier version, "Boston I", all rich works of microtones, overtones, and drones that point to the direction of his subsequent work; "Boston III" was recorded with Rhys Chatham (flute, voice), Martin Bough (tenor saxophone), and Gregory Reeve (viola, voice).

Staiano, Moe: Away Towards the Light [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Staiano, Moe:
Away Towards the Light [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Edgetone -- USA )


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An exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms from nine electric guitars, bass, and drums by West Coast percussionist and composer Moe! Staiano (formerly of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), a work in three movements that features assertive rhythmic structures and intertwining string structures, balanced by beautifully ringing moments of introspection.

Zorn, John (Riley / Lage): Her Melodious Lay
Zorn, John (Riley / Lage):
Her Melodious Lay

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Featuring some of composer John Zorn's most lyrical work, the duo of guitarists Gyan Riley and Julian Lage continue their collaboration in the series that started in 2015 with The Bagatelles and continues through Midsummer Moons (2017), Book Beri'ah (2019), and Quatrain (2023), as they render Zorn's beautiful merging of eclectic forms inspired by William Shakespeare.



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