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Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut
Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire:
Quaturo Machaut

(Ayler -- France )


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Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.

Frey, Jurg: Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas
Frey, Jurg:
Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Five new or recent pieces from composer Jurg Frey, alongside his 1993 work "In Memoriam Cornelius Cardew", all performed by pianist Philip Thomas, presenting slowly unfolding compositions emphasizing the physical space and time within which sounds are situated.

Brady, Tim: Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks
Brady, Tim:
Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Making extensive use of sampling and computer electronics, composer and guitarist Tim Brady combines a major work for 20 guitars on his debut record for Ambiances Magnetiques.

Robert, Jocelyn: Pandore
Robert, Jocelyn:
Pandore

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Jocelyn Robert's first release on Ambiances Magnetiques in a four-disc set that shows off his solo work and highlights the contributions from other artists who have worked with him through the years.

Klezmerson: Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24
Klezmerson:
Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Tzadik's series reinterpreting John Zorn's Masada compositions releases the 24th "Book of Angels", performed by Klezmerson, a Mexico-based ensemble led by violist & composer Benjamin Shwartz, who founded the group in 2003 to integrate music from a Mexican standpoint.

Roebke, Jason: Every Sunday
Roebke, Jason:
Every Sunday

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The music of bassist Jason Roebke and his trio of guitarist Matthew Schneider and drummer Marcus Evan is rooted in the leader's solid bass work and the tasteful and informed lyrical freedom of his sidemen, as heard in this live performace Chicago's Hungry Brain.

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

(5049 Records -- USA )


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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.

Martusciello, Elio: Unoccupied areas
Martusciello, Elio:
Unoccupied areas

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder): figuren
Quatre Tetes (Wehrli / Walss / Friedli / Binder):
figuren

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An excellent quartet of 4 female improvisers creating mysterious landscapes, bizarre spaces and surprising topography using dual pianos, flute, melodica, trombone & alphorn.

Emde, Gabriele : Die Natur der Klange: Neue Musik fur Harfe
Emde, Gabriele :
Die Natur der Klange: Neue Musik fur Harfe

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Harpist Gabriele Emde began performing contemporary music by exceptional 20th century artists in the early 80s; in this collection recorded from 1985 to 1987 she presents one of Cage's "Landscape" pieces, a major work by Hans Otte, and several short pieces by Lou Harrison.

Iannotta, Clara    : A Failed Entertainment.  Works 2009-2014
Iannotta, Clara :
A Failed Entertainment. Works 2009-2014

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Works from Italian composer Clare Iannotta recorded from 2012 - 2014, including a work for string quartet composed for the DAAD artist-in-Berlin program titled "A Failed Entertainment" commissioned by Quaturo Diotima; plus 6 works for contemporary ensembles.

Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari: My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]
Brady, Tim / Bradyworks, Quatuor Molinari:
My 20th Century (CD + DVD) [DVD]

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


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Tim Brady with Bradyworks and Quatuor Molinari in a CD/DVD release of four synchronized musical, video & theater works, ambitious and fascinating compositional pieces.

Klaxon Gueule: Cote, Falaise, St-Onge: Grain
Klaxon Gueule: Cote, Falaise, St-Onge:
Grain

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Michel F Cote, Bernard Falaise, Alexandre St-Onge, Christof Migone, and Sam Shalabi, all members of the excellent group Klaxon Gueule, in a minimalist release of improv.

Quartetski Does Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps
Quartetski Does Stravinsky:
Le Sacre du printemps

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Quartetski Does Stravinsky with drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli, guitarist Bernard Falaise, reedist Phillipe Lauzier, viole de gamaba player Pierre-Yves Martel and violinist Joshua Zubot reinterpret Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in honor of its 100th anniversary.

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

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


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

Various Artists: ReR Quarterly Volume 4 Number 2
Various Artists:
ReR Quarterly Volume 4 Number 2

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Walk With the Penguin: Steal a Spoon for You
Walk With the Penguin:
Steal a Spoon for You

(Amorfon -- Japan )


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Steelpan and electronics player and Amorfon label leader Yoshio Machida met the Serbian CINC band for these sophisticated and lovely post-rock pieces recorded in Belgrade, 2006.

Zorn, John: Madrigals
Zorn, John:
Madrigals

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Composer John Zorn presents two books of "Madrigals" scored for six acappella female voices, rich and seductive compositions intertwining voices in beautiful, electrifying and riveting ways through 10 works inspired by the 19th century British poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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

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.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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

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).

Beuger, Antoine : Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann) [2 CDs]
Beuger, Antoine :
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann) [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Jurg Frey on clarinet and Irene Kurka on soprano vocals perform Wandelweiser composer Antoine Beuger's extended composition "Two"; then the duo of Rhodri Davies on harp and Ko Ishikawa on sho are layered on the first recording, creating a refreshingly new take on the piece.

Frey, Beuger / Duo Contour  : Duos
Frey, Beuger / Duo Contour :
Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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The duo Contour of Stephen Altoff (trumpet) & Lee Forrest Ferguson (percussion) perform Antoine Beuger's "dedekind duos" dedicated to mathematician Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind; and Jurg Frey's "22 Sachelchen" or "small things", 22 focused miniature compositions.

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.

Frey, Jurg: String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
Frey, Jurg:
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two works from composer Frey performed by Montreal's string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini: "String Quartet No. 3", a minimal work of colors, sensations, shadows, durations; and "Unhorbare Zeit" exploring durations without sound, or empty volumes, to achieve lucidity and transparency.

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.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Earnest Rubbish
Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
Earnest Rubbish

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Three extended compositions using field recordings and electronic processing from Vanessa Rossetto and Matthew Revert, using obscure references in song titles to mask subtle dovetailing and transitioning of concrete sound and mysterious tones.

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 )


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Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer: La Paloma
Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer:
La Paloma

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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The second release on Intakt pairing pianist Ulrich Gumpert and percussionist Gunter Baby Sommer in an album that borrows from blues, boogie-woogie, hard bop, German folk songs, and free jazz.

Irabagon, Jon With Special Guest Barry Altschul: Foxy
Irabagon, Jon With Special Guest Barry Altschul:
Foxy

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )


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Drummer Barry Altschul joins saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Peter Brendler in an incredible trio of free improvisation and hard playing that's not afraid to put a little cheesecake on the cover.

Martusciello, Elio: To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
Martusciello, Elio:
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Beautifully packaged PAL DVD of 6 films by Elio Martusciello (Taxonomy) including two original texts by Tim Hodgkinson & Sebastiano Giacobello & visual works by Ester Curcio & Ale Sordi.

No-Neck Blues Band, The: Nine For Victor
No-Neck Blues Band, The:
Nine For Victor

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender
Scarcity Of Tanks:
Vulgar Defender

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )


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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Musicworks: #124 Spring 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#124 Spring 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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The Spring 2016 issue of Canada's best creative music magazine covering composed, improvised and experimental music. Articles include: Juan Camilo Vasquez' Caliope (canto de las abejas); First-Place Winner, Musicworks' 2015 Electronic M...

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX]
Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX]

(Immediata -- Australia )


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Electroacoustic composer and performer Anthony Pateras in a beautiful 5-CD box set documenting a broad variety of works from ensembles to solo work, an excellent overview of one of Australia's most vital composers and performers.

Szuszkiewicz, Kamil: Robot Czarek
Szuszkiewicz, Kamil:
Robot Czarek

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Using saxophone and electronics in unexpected ways, Warszawa composer Kamil Szuszkiewicz's 9 movement "Robot Czarek" is described as a "sound cartoon", using odd punctuation of voice and effected interactive instrumental interjections to tell his libretto's strange tale.

Tilbury, John / Zygmunt Krauze: Grand Tour
Tilbury, John / Zygmunt Krauze:
Grand Tour

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Polish conceptual composer Zygmunt Krauze meets pianist John Tilbury, who studied in Warsaw in the 1960s, and returned in 2015 for a residency; this delicate and beautiful work was recorded at the Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw with 4 pianos and a percussionist.

Frey, Jurg  (performed by Cristian Alvear): Guitarist, Alone
Frey, Jurg (performed by Cristian Alvear):
Guitarist, Alone

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A double CD featuring all of Wandelweiser composer Jurg Frey's music for solo acoustic guitar, beautifully interpreted by the Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear, including a new piece written specially for Cristian Alvear; beautifully unfolding, concentrative music.

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader
Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Davies, Angharad / Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / Lina Lapelyte / John Lely & John Tilbury: Goldsmit
Davies, Angharad / Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / Lina Lapelyte / John Lely & John Tilbury:
Goldsmiths

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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An extended group improvisation and compositions by Lely, Sarah Hughes, and Jurg Frey, subtle and beautiful performances by Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (electric harp), Michael Duch (bass), Lina Lapelyte (violin), John Lely (objects & electronics) & John Tilbury (piano).

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.

resAUnance : Migration
resAUnance :
Migration

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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The debut album by the chamber-jazz quartet resAUnance of Jonathan Golove on electric cello, Michael McNeill on piano, John Bacon on vibraphone and percussion, and Esin Gunduz on voice, blending compositional, improvisation, & Turkish folk music into passionate and beautiful works.

Carter, Kent: Oratorios and Songs (2010)
Carter, Kent:
Oratorios and Songs (2010)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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The Riviere Ensemble led by bassist Kent Carter with Christiane Bopp (trombone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) and Laura Tejeda Martin (mezzo soprano) recording original works in historic churches in France, blending classical, jazz, free improv & traditional musics.

Musicworks: #125 Summer 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#125 Summer 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Canada's premier new music magazine in their 125th issue, articles include Ayo Leilani; Ocean Bug and Bird Songs; Gabriel Dharmoo; crys cole; Thin Edge New Music Collective; plus a CD with tracks from Witch Prophet; Gabriel Dharmoo; Tim Brady; crys cole; Marc Saba; &c. &c.

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.

Merkel, Clemens : Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler
Merkel, Clemens :
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Violinist Clemens Merkel interprets compositions by Wolfgang von Schweinitz's "Sonata for Violine Solo"; Antonie Beuger's "Unwritten Page"; Bruno Madema's "Piece Pour Ivry"; and Thomas Stiegler's cycle "Kammerkomplex" ("quasi una fantasia", "gran partita" and "sonata facile").

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".

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.

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.

Ratkje, Maja S. K. : Crepuscular Hour [CD+DVD]
Ratkje, Maja S. K. :
Crepuscular Hour [CD+DVD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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An epic, hypnotic work for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians, and church organ, to be performed in a cathedral or similar location with musicians surrounding the audience, here from a live performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012.

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.

Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain): Hommage a Leduc, Borduas
Martin, Simon (w/ Quasar, Bozzini Quartet, Trio de guitares contemporain):
Hommage a Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Composer Simon Martin pays hommage to Quebec painters Ozias Leduc, Paul-Emile Borduas, and Jean-Paul Riopelle in contemplative works for each artist, performed by the ensembles Quatuor Bozzini, Quasar quatuor de saxophons, and Trio de guitares contemporain.

Paccione, Paul: Our Beauties Are Not Ours - Works for Voices and Instruments
Paccione, Paul:
Our Beauties Are Not Ours - Works for Voices and Instruments

(New World Records -- USA )


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Paul Paccione's compositions balance a love of "abstract" sound combinations with a vivid sense of lyricism, here in 6 works from 1993 to 2007.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle
Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Montreal saxophone quartet Quasar (Jean-Marc Bouchard, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, & Andre Leroux) in their 3rd incredible album of contemporary saxophone compositions, presenting 14 rich and varied compositions, including commissioned and premier works.

Quatuor Bozzini: A Chacun Sa Miniature
Quatuor Bozzini:
A Chacun Sa Miniature

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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The Quatuor Bozzini string quartet dedicate this double CD to emerging artists in a collection of miniatures written in 2011 by emerging composers for the QB's annual Composer's Kitchen event.

Zorn, John: Sacred Visions
Zorn, John:
Sacred Visions

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Two Zorn compositions touching upon the mediaeval world: "The Holy Visions", a Mystery Play in 11 strophes for voice concerning mystic Hildegard von Bingen; "The Remedy of Fortune" is a string quartet inspired by the 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut.

Harrison, Bryn : Receiving the Approaching Memory
Harrison, Bryn :
Receiving the Approaching Memory

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Bryn Harrison's highly acclaimed, labyrinthine composition for violin & piano from 2014, expertly realised by violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and pianist Mark Knoop, for whom this 5-part work of beautiful repetitions reflecting tapestries of sound was written.

Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski): Volume
Illogical Harmonies (Chang / Majkowski):
Volume

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A joint composition for violin and double bass, developed over six months in 2015 by violinist and Wandelweiser composer Johnny Chang with bassist Mike Majkowski, a fragile and beautifully revealing work in 5 parts that moves slowly through subtle harmonic changes.

Smith, Linda Catlin : Dirt Road
Smith, Linda Catlin :
Dirt Road

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith's extended composition for violin and percussion in 15 parts, performed by percussionist Simon Limbrick and violinist Mira Benjamin, a unique orchestration that reveals a journey of steady pace, tension and beauty.

MacLean, Steve: Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions
MacLean, Steve:
Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Using a diverse set of instruments and percussive devices, from tennis balls to Jupiter 80 keyboards, electronics artist and performer Steve MacLean presents an exotic set of compositions using microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures in unusual and captivating music.

Ensemble Hodos: Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)
Ensemble Hodos:
Lifework : A Unity - Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner (Vol. 1)

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


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Saxophonist Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and double bassist Sebastien Beliah formed Ensemble Hodos in 2008 to perform the music of composers who wrote scores that include freedom and/or improvisation for the players, here performing the music of Philip Corner.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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erstwhile records releases their first CD on their ErstClass imprint, issuing and collecting historically important work, here with composer Michael Pisaro-Liu's piano works from 1994-2016, 11 compositions performed by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Musicworks: #126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#126 Fall 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Canada's premiere music magazine, with articles on The Sound Future of Virtual Reality; Roarke Menzies; Heidi Chan; Erin Gee; Eric Normand; Carmen Braden; Nick Dourado; plus a CD with recordings from Eric Normand, Carmen Braden, Erin Gee, Nick Dourado, Heidi Chan, and Plumes Ensemble.

Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey: clarinet (and piano)
Boon, Dante / Jurg Frey:
clarinet (and piano)

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Three beautifully delicate works for Jurg Frey's clarinet, composed by the Amsterdam-based Wandelweiser composer/pianist Dante Boon, who has collaborated with Frey for several years and who accompanies Jurg on two of the pieces.

Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba: Resonators
Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba:
Resonators

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Acoustic instruments and feedback devices in old stone spaces, rich multi-layered music recorded during a residency in the Czech Republic by the trio of George Cremaschi (double bass and electronics), Irene Kepl (violin and electronics) and Petr Vrba (trumpet, clarinet and electronics).

Kahn, Jason and Asher: Planes
Kahn, Jason and Asher:
Planes

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


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Sonic explorer Jason Kahn & Asher Thal-Nir in a 2008 concert at Boston's Axiom Gallery for a performance that creates inspired sound worlds by layering Kahn's planes of sound with Asher's environmental processing.

Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Block, Olivia :
Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Glistening Examples -- USA )


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Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.

P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]: Ikebana
P.O.P. [Psychology Of Perception]:
Ikebana

(FMR -- UK )


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Fascinating sound and drone music from this interesting German ensemble led by Reinhold Friedl, "ikebana" takes its name from the tradition of Japanese flower arranging which dates back to the 7th century, with 8 tracks named as such: Shoka, Rikka, Nigeria and Morimono.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus: Distances Ouies Dites
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus:
Distances Ouies Dites

(Potlatch -- France )


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Composer Jean-Luc Guionnet wrote "Distances ouies Dites" ("Distances: Hearsay") for the 7-piece Dedalus Ensemble, who are positioned in separate rooms at Le Consortium, each having to use the features of the room and distance from each other to confer liked musical ideas.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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

Lindvall, Johan: Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]
Lindvall, Johan:
Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Swedish composer and pianist Johan Lindvall in a series of 27 works performed solo or in an ensemble with Vilde Sandve Alnaes (violin), Kristine Tjogersen(clarinet), Jan Martin Gismervik(percussion), Henrik Munkeby Norstebo(trombone), Ina Sagstuen(voice), & Fredrik Rasten(guitar).

Schiller, Christoph : Spinet, 2016
Schiller, Christoph :
Spinet, 2016

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Christoph Schiller performs on the spinet, often improvising with electronics and objects; here he uses the spinet alone in patiently developing compositions that emphasize the individual tones and harmonics of the instrument played on the keys and inside the instrument.

Hannesson, Mark: Angels
Hannesson, Mark:
Angels

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Pianist Roger Admiral performs Canadian composer Mark Hannesson's "The Angel's Game", and "Memory Sustained", both minimal works for solo piano, the second using a set of instructions giving the performer advice and discretion over pacing and approach.

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.

Girard-Charest, Emilie: Emilie Prefere Le Chant
Girard-Charest, Emilie:
Emilie Prefere Le Chant

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Emilie Girard-Charest is a Montreal cellist, composer and improviser, here presenting 5 works, one of her own and 4 from Fredrik Gran, Sergio Castrillon, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Joane Hetu, using extreme techniques and electroacoustic accompaniment in both joyful and terrifying ways.



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