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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: Looking Around
Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro:
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 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'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 )


Price: $29.95    




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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'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.

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.

Quatuor Bozzini: Christopher Butterfield: Trip
Quatuor Bozzini:
Christopher Butterfield: Trip

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini string quartet worked with composer Christopher Butterfield, who wrote two of these pieces ("Trip" and "Fall") specifically for QB, alongside three other works from 20 years of composing that use unusual instructions and scores for the performers.

Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes
Juxtavoices:
Warning: May Contain Notes

(Discus -- UK )


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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

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

(RogueArt -- France )


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

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

(RogueArt -- France )


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

Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio: Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30
Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio:
Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Ensemble InterContemporain is viola player Garth Knox's string and percussion performance group, here called upon by John Zorn to present new interpretations of his "Book of Angels" Masada compositions, in nine magnificent recordings of great depth and intimacy.

Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires
Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Pisaro, Michael  (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin): Resting in a Fold of the Fog
Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin):
Resting in a Fold of the Fog

(Potlatch -- France )


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Two rich sound works: "Grounded Cloud" which gathers fragments of noise and tone into a continuous fabric; and "Hearing Metal (4)", an investigation into metallic resonance, performed by Pisaro with Dedalus members Stephane Garin (percussion) and Didier Aschour (guitar).

Sirom: I
Sirom:
I

(Amorfon -- Japan )


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Silom is a Slovenian creative music trio using a variety of string, percussive, and melodic percussive instruments, focused on the acoustic aspects of complex evolving works that combine composed and improvised aspects to create rich music with ancient ethnic overtones.

Zorn, John: The Garden Of Earthly Delights
Zorn, John:
The Garden Of Earthly Delights

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Composer John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble of Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Sara Serpa (voice) in their 6th album of heavy improv, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the passing of painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert): Gle
Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert):
Gledalec [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Draksler's interest in poetry drives this 2-CD release, with a chamber octet of improvisers and orchestra players, with 2 vocalists, two reedists (inc. Ab Baars), violin, piano, double bass, drums & orchestral percussion, performing Draksler's compositions for the words of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou.

Zeitkratzer: Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2"
Zeitkratzer:
Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2"

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )


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The 20th anniversary of director Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer ensemble, who have reinterpreted in surprising ways the music of a far-ranging and eclectic set of composers and performers, as they take on the innovative electronic rock band Kraftwerk in six interpretations from their first two albums.

Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter: Felicity's Ultimatum
Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter:
Felicity's Ultimatum

(Discus -- UK )


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The 2nd release in a new series of small groups drawn from members of the Discus Music family, where the group meets, writes, rehearses and records in one single session, here developing ten compositions from all four players edited into a continuous sequence of structure and improvisation, embracing melody, texture and pure abstraction.

Sabat, Marc : Harmony
Sabat, Marc :
Harmony

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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The fifth CD in the Canadian Composers Series is also the debut appearance on Another Timbre by the Jack Quartet, performing works by composer Marc Sabat--two string quartets and a violin/cello duo--all combining an exploration of the soundworld of Just Intonation with a strong underlying lyricism.

Smith, Linda Catlin : Drifter [2 CDs]
Smith, Linda Catlin :
Drifter [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Ten pieces dating from 1995 to 2015 from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, performed by Quatuor Bozzini and Apartment House, the first in Another Timbre's Canadian Composer series, a 2-CD release focusing on Smith's "equal and simultaneous drive toward abstraction and lyricism" in slowly developing, lush and sophisticated compositions.

Szlavnics, Chiyoko : During a Lifetime
Szlavnics, Chiyoko :
During a Lifetime

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Three works from Canadian composer Chiyoko Szlavnics, two electroacoustic compositions incorporating sinewaves, one with a saxophone quartet and the other with two accordions, two flutes and two percussionists; and a string trio of long sustained tones and slow glissandi.

Wooley, Nate: The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
Wooley, Nate:
The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


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Composer, improviser, and trumpet player Nate Wooley continues to cement his place as an American iconoclast by releasing the complete recordings of his revolutionary solo [Syllables] compositions as a deluxe 4 CD set consisting of two reissues of out-of-print early works: 8 [Syllables] (2013) and 9 [Syllables] (2014) as well as the premiere recording of his 150 minute epic For Kenneth Gaburo.

Hubsch, Carl Ludwig: Rowetor 04 | Rowetor 03
Hubsch, Carl Ludwig:
Rowetor 04 | Rowetor 03

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Ensemble leader and tuba player Carl Ludwig Hubsch created this musical concept inspired by the guitar player Keith Rowe, exploring one static sound in the ensemble, maintaining it and in the same time interacting with utmost care and openness for any necessary change, in a 22-piece ensemble of exceptional players.

Musicworks: #127 Spring 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#127 Spring 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Spring 2016 issue of Canada's premier music magazine, including a 10-track CD of musicians featured in this issue's magazine. Contents include: articles on Craig Aalders' el8dEra 3m; , Eighty-five scores celebrate Pauline Oliveros; Toronto label All-Set! Editions; Thin Edge New Music Collective; electronic composer John Mills-Cockell; and much more!

Kovac, Boris: East Off Europe - Closing the Circle
Kovac, Boris:
East Off Europe - Closing the Circle

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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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.

Pateras, Anthony: Blood Stretched Out
Pateras, Anthony:
Blood Stretched Out

(Immediata -- Australia )


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A dramatic work for solo piano, exploring sound phenomena in fast repetitions that generate whirlpools of overtones, "Blood Stretched Out" is the primary track on composer & pianist Anthony Pateras' first solo album in 10 years, paired with "Chronochromatics", recorded live at The Loft in Cologne as part of the Plush Music Festival in 2013.

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.

de Alvear, Maria /  Antoine Beuger: Besando El Tiempo  [2 CDs]
de Alvear, Maria / Antoine Beuger:
Besando El Tiempo [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Antoine Beuger performs composer Maria De Alvear's 1995 contemplative work "Besando El Tiempo" (Kissing The Time) written using an automatic script and originally composed for the flautist Caren Levine; after hearing Beuger's interpretation she requested that he record it, the result this rendition that takes the composition on an introspective journey.

Frey, Jurg: Ephemeral Constructions
Frey, Jurg:
Ephemeral Constructions

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Three works, two for large ensembles of performers on sax, guitar, clarinet, voice, percussion, horn, flute, vibes, and objects that belie the size of the group in its fragile presences, with a shorter trio of Frey, Greg Stuart and Erik Carlson transitioning the large pieces; compositions conceived as both short presences within abundant orchestration.

Guney, Cem: A Hint Of An Emotion
Guney, Cem:
A Hint Of An Emotion

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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The duo of Beat Keller and Philipp Bowee on electric guitars perform 6 subtle compositions from Turkish-born sound artists and composer Cem Guney's, including 'a bas relief of a talisman' dedicated to Charles Ives and 'soft kill incubator' dedicated to Sylvia Alexandra Schimag.

Houben, Eva Maria: Organ Sonatinas And Drones [2 CDs]
Houben, Eva Maria:
Organ Sonatinas And Drones [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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American organist and composer Carson Cooman performs three sontatinas, each in three movements, and the 2014 work "drones", by German contemporary composer Eva Maria Houben, a member of the Wandelweiser group, all slowly evolving works of tone and subtle harmonics.

Pisaro, Michael: Sometimes
Pisaro, Michael:
Sometimes

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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The MaDam Electroacoustic Improvisation Collective based in Spain performs the first in Pisaro's 34 piece Harmony Series, which attempts to create the conditions for a harmonic situation without giving any actual notes, just numbers, durations of tones, and pauses; this work is based on "swell piece (for alison knowles)" (1967) by James Tenney.

Schlothauer, Burkhard: More Chamber Events [2CDs]
Schlothauer, Burkhard:
More Chamber Events [2CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Burkhard Schlothauer, co-founder of Editions Wandelweiser and a member of Zeitkratzer and the Wandwelweiser Composers Ensemble, in a five part work conceived as a single part, combining previous works into various possible versions as "events", working with spatial distribution, slow beats, noise, and pulse, superimposed from their origins.



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