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Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Brady, Tim: Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
Brady, Tim:
Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A chamber opera that tells the story of the life of the Canadian doctor and humanitarian Norman Bethune by interweaving extracts from Bethune's own letters with poetry of the 1930s.

Brady, Tim: Unison Rituals
Brady, Tim:
Unison Rituals

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Five original chamber works for saxophone and ensemble by composer and saxophonist Tim Brady for his second release on Ambiances Magnetiques.

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

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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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.

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang [2 CDs]
Kalashnikov:
Bang Bang [2 CDs]

(Veal -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Kodjabashia, Nikola: The Most Of Now
Kodjabashia, Nikola:
The Most Of Now

(Recommended Records -- USA )


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An exquisite and subtle new composition by Macedonian composer Nikola Kodjbashaia realised by an ensemble of exemplary instrumentalists in a unique musical landscape.

Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste: Ye - Yi - You - Ya
Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste:
Ye - Yi - You - Ya

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )


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Miguel, Sei: Esfingico - Suite for a Jazz Combo
Miguel, Sei:
Esfingico - Suite for a Jazz Combo

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A four part suite bridging compositional and improvisational music from Portugese pocket trumpeter Sei Miguel in a quintet including Rafael Toral on modulated electronics.

MusicWorks: #110 Summer 2011 [MAGAZINE + CD]
MusicWorks:
#110 Summer 2011 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Summer 2011 issue of Canada's premiere music magazine and CD, with articles and tracks from Gregory Oh, Grimes, Doldrums, The Vegetable Orchestra, Terri Hron, Miguel Azguime, Rachel Wadham, &c.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions
Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )


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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Quatuor Bozzini: Michel Gonneville: Hozhro
Quatuor Bozzini:
Michel Gonneville: Hozhro

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Michel Gonneville's dreamlike, shamanistic journey, "Hozhro", in a brilliantly executed reading by Montreal's Quatuori Bozzini with vocalist Marianne Lamber & saxophonist Mathieu Gualin.

Roger, Danielle Palardy: Bruiducoeur, prieres des infideles
Roger, Danielle Palardy:
Bruiducoeur, prieres des infideles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Composer Danielle Palardy Roger presents a work for a 13-voice mixed choir, two speakers, two soloists, and two percussionists in a satirical elegy that is an account of a man's last agonizing moments.

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

(Spool -- Canada )


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

Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro-Liu: 13 Thirteen [2 CDs]
Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro-Liu:
13 Thirteen [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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A collaboration between composer Michael Pisaro-Liu and AMM guitarist/improviser Keith Rowe, with each bringing scores which they improvised over, creating 13 discrete sections including samples from Shostakovich's 13th String Quartet, balancing activity, space and silence in patient ways that only two such experienced composer/improvisers could.

Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs]
Akama, Ryoko :
Places And Pages [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $16.80    




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Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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

Beuger, Antoine : Ockeghem Octets
Beuger, Antoine :
Ockeghem Octets

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Wandelweiser composer Antoine Beuger presents 25 of the 50 pages of his "Ockeghem Octets", each piece dedicated to one of Beuger's heroes, performed by an octet comprised of melodica, concertina, harmonium, e-bow zither, cello, flute, accordion and alto flute, each player provided notes and a playing methodology to create these gorgeous soundscape.

Skogen / Magnus Granberg: 'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long
Skogen / Magnus Granberg:
'Ist gefallen in den Schnee' (2010) and 'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' (2012) [double CD reissue]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Ist gefallen in den Schnee: A piece by Swedish composer-pianist Magnus Granberg, performed with Angharad Davies, Anna Lindal, Leo Svensson Sander, John Eriksson, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, Petter Wastberg and Toshimaru Nakamura; Despairs: A beautiful extended composition exquisitely played by an ensemble of fine musicians.

Denley, Jim: Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley
Denley, Jim:
Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley

(Splitrec -- Australia )


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Recorded live in an Australian National Park on a 15-day walk, saxophonist Jim Denley performs solo on the alto saxophone in response to and in conversation with the environment around him using the natural acoustics of this rugged and awe-inspiring region.

Derome, Jean: Canot-Camping: Expedition 4
Derome, Jean:
Canot-Camping: Expedition 4

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Excellent recording made while on a canoe and camping trip by 11 improvisers from the Montreal musique actuelle scene on their fourth expedition of the kind.

LEK: Giant World Knowlege Bliss Control
LEK:
Giant World Knowlege Bliss Control

(Fuzzworld Record -- USA )


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Martins, Luis Jose: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos
Martins, Luis Jose:
Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Luis Jose Martins uses classical guitar, prepared guitar, electronics, and percussion in a solo album of incredible detail and lyrical, beautiful playing of original compositions that blend his playing with modern techniques and electronics into melodic masterpieces, performed in the natural resonance of the church of the convent of S. Bento in Avis.

Pisaro, Michael: Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
Pisaro, Michael:
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


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Michael Pisaro-Liu & Greg Stuart collaborate on a work scored for bowed crotales and sine tones in 4 large pieces, a challenging work that provide hallucinatory overtones that shift with the listener's perspective.

Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu: Le mensonge et l'identite
Quatuor Bozzini - Jean Derome, Joane Hetu:
Le mensonge et l'identite

(Collection QB -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Bozzini Quartet commissioned this work from the duo Derome/Hetu, which tackles the subject of making differences cohabit, calling for the musicians to move & improvise in response to a soundtrack in 4 languages.

Roger, Danielle Palardy: Pinta, Nina & Maria
Roger, Danielle Palardy:
Pinta, Nina & Maria

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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3 live recordings from 3 ensembles - GGRIL, Ensemble SuperMusique and ECM+ - exploring relationsips between early music and contemporary creative music; with Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Bernard Falaise, &c. &c.

Various Artists: Sculpted Sound
Various Artists:
Sculpted Sound

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Performances and discussion about a series of twenty metal sculptures created by Derek Shiel to be performed on as a set of percussion instruments or to be exhibited as sculpture.

Vasallo, Nick: The Burning
Vasallo, Nick:
The Burning

(Ars Nova Classics -- USA )


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The 1st release on the Ars Nova Classics label presents 'Eclecticism' composer Nick Vasallo in genre–blurring avant and electro-acoustic works performed by several ensembles.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos
Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos [VINYL LP]
Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $22.95    




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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Saunders / Thomas /  Parkinson / Davies / Chase / Davies (Edges Ensemble): divisions that could be a
Saunders / Thomas / Parkinson / Davies / Chase / Davies (Edges Ensemble):
divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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6 works from a series of minimal compositions loosely based on the art & writings of Sol LeWitt, performed by the Edges Ensemble: Philip Thomas, James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Angharad Davies, Stephen Chase & Rhodri Davies.

Zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic: Serbian War Songs [VINYL]
Zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic:
Serbian War Songs [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )


Price: $19.95    




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Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer ensemble and special guests, vocalists Svetlana Spajic, Dragana Tomic, and diple / gusle player Obrad Milic, explore the possibilities found in traditional Serbian songs from and about World War I, including the classic epic "Assassination In Sarajevo", and songs chosen specifically by Spajic and Tomic.

Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp: Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL]
Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp:
Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )


Price: $19.95    




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Commissioned by Berlin's Maerzmusik Festival and premiered in 2014, Elliott Sharp's composition & soundscape is named after the Greek waking dream and inspired by John Cage, Sharp using a methodology to filter and process his musical manuscripts via Photoshop, which are interpreted through amplification of acoustic instruments by the Zeitkratzer ensemble.

Nitsch, Hermann: Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013
Nitsch, Hermann:
Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.23    




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Austrian avant-garde musician and multimedia artist Hermann Nitsch performed these powerful and mesmerizing solo organ drone works during the 2013 "Shut up and listen" festival in in the Jesuit church of Vienna, releasing the 4 recordings with an 8-page booklet of art and an essay from Nitsch himself, with mastering by Martin Siewert.

Binder, Claudia: Piano Solo II
Binder, Claudia:
Piano Solo II

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Pianist Claudia Binder presents 3 concepts for solo piano - the introspective "Room for a Sound" and it's dramatic inverse, "Sound for a Room"; "Polyphony" in 3 parts using piano preparation, one part playful, one part serious, one part peculiar; and an inexplicable "It Takes Two to Tango"--in performances revealing a curious mind and tremendous skill.

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]
Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $23.95    




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NY free jazz drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt brings his talents to the compositional world with this four movement suite performed by the Mivos Quartet of Olivia De Prato, Josh Modney, Victor Lowrie and Mariel Roberts, a creative composition blending melodic and textural approaches to the strings in a bold rendering of Eisenstandt's work.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: The Slow Creep Of Convenience
Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $17.95    




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Anthony Pateras performs on pipe organ alongside Erkki Veltheim on electric violin, presenting a single extended work joining both instruments as a unified timbral force, producing exquisite and hypnotic sensorial phenomena over 50 minutes, as the duo investigate spectral phenomena in sound; includes a 24 page illuminating booklet interviewing both artists.

176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras): Music In Eight Octaves
176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras):
Music In Eight Octaves

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $17.95    




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In 2005 Australian pianists Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Anthony Pateras multi-tracked 4 takes in each octave of the piano, superimposing them over each other to create a kaleidoscopic maelstrom of pianistic energy, layers of piano creating a hypnotic and dizzying set of textures and unexpected sonic intersections.

Good, Kevin : Listen
Good, Kevin :
Listen

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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

Criton, Pascale : Infra
Criton, Pascale :
Infra

(Potlatch -- France )


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Four fascinating compositions by Pascale Criton exploring microtonalities on instruments tuned in 1/16th tone (violin, viola, guitar) based on gestural processes developed in close collaboration with the musicians: one duo with Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker, one solo piece with Deborah Walker, and two pieces performed by Dedalus Ensemble.

Mincek, Alex : Torrent
Mincek, Alex :
Torrent

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


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NY Composer and Zs founder Alex Mincek's first release since 2011 also launches Sound American's Young Composer Portrait series, presenting 4 chamber works--"Pendulum VII"; selected movements from "Harmonielehre"; "Pneuma"; and "Torrent"--performed by Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, and Yarn/Wire, in a deluxe hardcover book package with interviews and notes.

Frey, Jurg : Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs]
Frey, Jurg :
Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A double CD with five beautiful pieces that engage with the work of the extraordinary French-Swiss poet Gustave Roud, with performers including Dante Boon, Stefan Thut, Andrew McIntosh and Jurg Frey himself, 10 compositions that Frey wrote in the manner that Roud would, roaming with a sketchbook and developing the pieces based on impressions of his surroundings.

Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato): Debris d'orgueil
Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato):
Debris d'orgueil

(Fou Records -- France )


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Two live recordings at Theatre au Clain, in Poitiers, France and at le Bistrot, in Bayonne, from the free improvising quartet of Christiane Bopp on trombone, Jean-Marc Foussat on synth & voice, Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet and sopranino sax, and Makoto Sato on drums, for submersive interchanges blending electronics and acoustics in remarkable ways.

Frey, Jurg: L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]
Frey, Jurg:
L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $46.95    




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A massive work from composer Jurg Frey focused on the dynamic relationship between sound and silence, and how it can affect our perception of the silence in a frame of space and time, using environmental sounds of field recordings and silence to create a massive work over six hours, modifying pitch, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and overtone, here properly released on 5 CDs.

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

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $36.95    




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

Gerdzewski, Nikolaus: Ordinary Music Volume 3
Gerdzewski, Nikolaus:
Ordinary Music Volume 3

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Violinist Gerszewski developed an individual form of notation to create his "ordinary music", a continuation of abstract visual thinking by means of sound.

Kuchen, Martin / Jon Rune Strom / Tollef Ostvang: Melted Snow [VINYL]
Kuchen, Martin / Jon Rune Strom / Tollef Ostvang:
Melted Snow [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $21.95    




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Martin Kuchen (Angles, Fire! Orchestra, All Included, &c) on tenor and soprano sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums for an album of muscular playing and intense interaction, including a breakdown of All Included's "Satan In Plain Clothes".

Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth: Intergalactic Beings
Mitchell's, Nicole Black Earth:
Intergalactic Beings

(For Practically -- USA )


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Nicole Mitchell explores the work of African-American writer Octavia Butler in a science fiction concept of intergalactic integration, achieved through 9 detailed pieces that balance improvisation, composition and song in unique and sophisticated ways.

Strycharski / Andriessen: Ghost
Strycharski / Andriessen:
Ghost

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Polish composer and recorder player Dominik Strycharski wrote these pieces in response to a work for the recorder by composer Louis Andriessen that he dedicated to Frans Bruggen: "Melodie"; Strycharski response is "Harmonie", performed in a duo with pianist Sebastian Zawadzki to demonstrate the impracticability of harmony in its purest forms.

Karski, Dominik : GLIMMER Flute o'clock
Karski, Dominik :
GLIMMER Flute o'clock

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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Australian / Polish composer Dominik Karski presents several works for flute performed with collaborators Ewa Liebchen on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, tam tam, Rafal Jedrzejewski on flute, alto flute, bass flute and tam tam, and Zofia Dowgiatto Zynch on harp, including the 4-part "Veiled Voice", "Glimmer", and two parts of "Streamforms".

Zemler, Hubert : Pupation of Dissonance
Zemler, Hubert :
Pupation of Dissonance

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Hubert Zemler is a classically educated percussionist who works with both symphony orchestras and improv, here performing 3 works, his own 4-part "Pupation of Dissonance", revealing an incredible knowledge and exultation in approaches to solo percussion, alongside Steve Reich's "Music for Pieces of Wood" and Per Norgard's study in drifting pulses and overlapping accents, "Waves".

Derome, Jean : Resistances
Derome, Jean :
Resistances

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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With many participants from Ensemble Musique and the Montreal Musique Actuelle scene, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jean Derome directs an ensemble into the exploration of electricity and "Resistances", blending electronics, turntable, 60 Hz hums and other electronics into an orchestra of improvisers executing his dynamic 16 movement composition.

Cordame: Satie Variations
Cordame:
Satie Variations

(Malasartes -- Canada )


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Montreal's six-piece Cordame and composer Jean Felix Mailloux arrange and interpret 18th century composer Erik Satie's work "17 Variations" in celebration of his 150th birthday, adding a lilting swing and beautiful features allowing the orchestration of piano, harp, violin, cello, double bass, and percussion to improvise over these enduring melodies.

Musicworks: #129 Winter 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#129 Winter 2017 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Canada's premiere creative and new music magazine in their 129th issue, Winter 2017/18, with Geronimo Inutiq on the cover, plus articles on University of Victoria's music department, reedist Karen Ng, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Kamancello, Quasar saxophone quartet, Biophilia, Spool, and an 11-track CD with music from those artists and more.

Bondi, Cyril  : Euhesma, 2017
Bondi, Cyril :
Euhesma, 2017

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Swiss composer and percussionist Cyril Bondi, recording with d'incise, renders his piece "euhesma" (a genus within the bee family in Australia), a work performed on indian harmonium, melodica, harmonica, pitch pipes, and electric organ that slowly introduces and overlaps tones, varying the pitch, harmony, and amplitude to create rich aural environments.

Meier, Hermann : Works For Piano 1949 - 1987 [2 CDs]
Meier, Hermann :
Works For Piano 1949 - 1987 [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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German pianist Dominik Blum presents his second album for the Wandelweiser label, performing a selection of compositions from Swiss composer Hermann Meier (1906-2002), whose forward-looking work with reduced scores, modern use of time and space, and graphics scores in compositions pre-dating Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, &c. that are only recently being rediscovered.

Houben, Eva-Maria / Rebecca Lane / Sam Dunscombe: Observing Objects
Houben, Eva-Maria / Rebecca Lane / Sam Dunscombe:
Observing Objects

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Eva-Maria Houben in a collaborative work with bass flutist Rebecca Lane and bass clarinetist Samuel Dunscomb, the composer performing on piano and orgran, for two renderings of "Observing Objects", a patient work of long notes and tones interspersed with silence, lower registers in the winds balanced by the piano or organ's upper register.

Winter, Michael : Approximating Omega
Winter, Michael :
Approximating Omega

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Michael Winter uses the "maximally complex, incomputable number" known as Chaitin's Constant, plus text adapted from Gregory Chaitin's 1994 book "The Limits Of Mathematics", samples from 36 creative musicians, the voice of Muirgen Eleonore Gourgues, plus cello from Judith Hamann and piano from Winters, to create this curious and compelling narrative work.

Houben, Eva-Maria: Voice With Piano
Houben, Eva-Maria:
Voice With Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Three compositions for voice and piano from German composer Eva-Maria Houben, also performing on piano with soprano vocalist Irene Kurka--"Adagio" in three pieces; "Lyri"; and "Lieder Fur Die Insel (Songs for the Island)--with texts from poet Felix Timmermans (adagio) and Hilde Domin (lyrik); beautiful, stark, haunting music that presents at its own pace.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Voice With Harp
Houben, Eva-Maria :
Voice With Harp

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Five works for harp and voice from composer Eva-Maria Houben and soprano Tatiana Kuzina, opening with a lovely "Aeolian Harp", and including two works from her "Voice and Piano" album recorded for harp--"Adagio" in 3 movements, and "Songs for the Island" in 5 movements--alongside "Hatid" and "Two Songs with Piano" in two movements.

Palmer, Juliet: Rivers
Palmer, Juliet:
Rivers

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer and vocalists Juliet Palmer leads an ensemble of vocalists through works that use layering of voices using lyrics from Emily Dickinson, Nicholas Power, Julie Salverson, Anna Cahtterton, and Christine Duncan, a fascinating mixture of haunting acappella interaction, solo voice, and one work with electronic backing and one over an ultrasound.

Zorn, John: The Urmuz Epigrams
Zorn, John:
The Urmuz Epigrams

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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With the collaboration of percussionist Ches Smith, John Zorn creates a magnificent and dreamlike series of parallel tracks, a "modern reconstruction" and a set of faux 78rpm albums purportedly from 1923, as an homage to pre-dada absurdist, Romanian writer Urmuz (Demetru Dem), using the studio and card-file composition to create a bizarre and astonishing set of 8 x 2 pieces.

Drape, Rohan / Anthony Pateras: Ellesmere
Drape, Rohan / Anthony Pateras:
Ellesmere

(Immediata -- Australia )


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A founder of the Slave Pianos collective and co-organizer of the Inland Concert Series, Australian computer and synth artist Rohan Drap joins keyboardist Anthony Pateras for an extended exploration of interlocking vintage electric organs, allowing their tones and timbres to interact in microtonal richness as they create tonal environments and gradually unfolding progressions.

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Reve Noir
O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Reve Noir

(Immediata -- Australia )


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Pianist Anthony Pateras and guitarist Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))) performed a concert in 2011 at Instants Chavires in 2011, which they took into the studio to deconstruct and recompose on 1/4 inch tape, creating a compelling landscape of fractured musique concrete, introspective meditations, electro-acoustic textures and heavy guitar; includes a 20 page interview with O'Malley.

Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda: Crosshatches [2 CDs]
Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda:
Crosshatches [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu teams up with Toshiya Tsunoda for an 85 minute work in 8 sections developed over 14 months, a profound saga of subtle lowercase interactions using electronics and field recordings.

Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso): Turbamulta
Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso):
Turbamulta

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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With orchestration of harp, daxophone, idiophones, piano, cello, guitar, percussion, sampling & electronics, the Portuguese quintet Turbamulta (roughly translates to "rowdy mob", though clearly a very sophisticated mob) was born from the band Powertrio of Eduardo Raon, Joana Sa and Luis Martins, expanded to blend compositional, EA and improv approaches into something unique and beautiful.

Quatuor Bozzini / Gyula Csapo: Deja? Koja?
Quatuor Bozzini / Gyula Csapo:
Deja? Koja?

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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The Canadian Council for the Arts commissioned this work by Hungarian composer Gyula Csapo, a student of Morton Feldman amd John Cage, realized by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini quartet, "Deja? Koja?" meaning "Already? Where to?" is a three-part work with two intermissions, an epic work that references the same basic materials in a variety of perspectives.

Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins): Blue Mood
Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins):
Blue Mood

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Hailing from Atlanta, GA, guitarist Tyler Higgins is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer who merges genres of moody, cinematic music based around folk, blues, jazz and twisted with unusual approaches, aided in his endeavors by drummer Paul Steven and wordless vocalist Ellen Higgins, producing a alluring set of musical narratives.

de Asis, Clara : Do Nothing
de Asis, Clara :
Do Nothing

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Spanish composer and guitarist based in France, Clara de Asis performs her own work "Do Nothing" in 6 sections, an electroacoustic, minimal studio composition for guitar and percussion, in 3 movements using space between distinct sound events to let each take its own life, offset by 3 movements of rotating or ringing percussive sound and punctuation.

Frey, Jurg / Magnus Granberg: Early to Late
Frey, Jurg / Magnus Granberg:
Early to Late

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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New ensemble pieces by Jurg Frey and Magnus Granberg played by Ensemble Grizzana, commissioned by Another Timbre with the request that both start from the same two fragments of early music, one by Johannes Ockeghem, the other by William Byrd, each composer producing fascinatingly different pieces that both contain echoes of the source material.

Sugimoto, Taku / Cristian Alvear: h
Sugimoto, Taku / Cristian Alvear:
h

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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An extended and beautiful composition for two guitars, exquisitely played by Taku Sugimoto and Cristian Alvear, captured in concert at Ftarri in Tokyo in 2017, and the first appearance on Another Timbre for this Japanese composer-guitarist Sugimoto, who is best known as an improviser, and who also features on the "Chamber and Field Works" album by Bruno Duplant.

Nauseef, Mark: All In All In all
Nauseef, Mark:
All In All In all

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Influenced by rock, jazz, Javanese and Balinese gamelan, NY drummer Mark Nauseef's career has embraced an inclusive blending of styles, heard in this fantastic new album embracing compositional and ea styles, recorded with previous collaborators including Tony Oxley, Bill Laswell, Walter Quintus, along with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Thomas, Miroslav Tadic, & Arthur Jarvinen.

Pisaro, Michael : Etant Donnes
Pisaro, Michael :
Etant Donnes

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


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An unusual album for American composer Michael Pisaro-Liu: six works based almost entirely on samples, punctuating more characteristic work in keeping with his Wandelweiser and EMW work with rhythmic and popular forms, albeit with Pisaro's characteristic inclusions, surprising the listener in an illusionary approach yielding serious electroacoustic compositions.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
Shades of Eternal Night

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


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Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro-Liu in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.

Wolff, Christian / Antoine Beuger: Where Are We Going, Today
Wolff, Christian / Antoine Beuger:
Where Are We Going, Today

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Using piano, objects, charango, flute, voice, whistles, and a copy of the Editions Wandelweiser recording of Christian Wolff's "Stones", improvisers and composer Christian Wolff and Antoine Beuger present the two part "Where Are You Going Today", a series of events punctuated by silence and Beuger's brief recitations, creating great tension and mystery.

Musicworks: #130 Spring 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#130 Spring 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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In it's 40th year, the Canadian music journal Musicworks, with a reflection on their journey, alongside articles about guitarist Sam Shalabi, composer Sarah Hennies, the music series SONICBernheim in Louisville, Kentucky, electronic-music producer Vanese "VJ" Smith (Pursuit Grooves), and a 13-track CD with music from the those artists and more.

Ullmann, Jakob: Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]
Ullmann, Jakob:
Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Between 2014-16 Jakob Ullmann composed the orchestral work "steine, feuer, sterne" (stones, fire, stars) based on a modular structure, such that individual sections can be played outside of a complete performance, solo or in predetermined combinations; this album presents one section for solo bassoon titled "Muntzers stern" performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval.

Weston, Matt: This Is Your Rosemont Horizon  [VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
This Is Your Rosemont Horizon [VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


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Two electroacoustic orchestral compositions with machine analogies from composer, percussionist and electronic artist Matt Weston, mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs; unusual works that use abstract components against melodic snippets, electronic washes, glitch, altered voices, abrupt shifts and genre-defying resolutions; curious and unorthodox music.

PYN (Yoshida / Pittard / Nasuno): Songs for children who don't want to sleep
PYN (Yoshida / Pittard / Nasuno):
Songs for children who don't want to sleep

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


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P (Yann Pittard on oud and guitar & vocals), Y (Tatsuya Yoshida on drums & vocals) and N (Mitsuru Nasuno on bass & vocals) performing Arabian Progressive Pop Improvisation, an unusual melding and orchestration of arabic progressions and melodic prog rock.

Various Artists: Meta Magic Music:  Some Quiet Stars
Various Artists:
Meta Magic Music: Some Quiet Stars

(Meta Records -- Germany )


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Granberg, Magnus : Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide
Granberg, Magnus :
Es Schwindelt Mir, Es Brennt Mein Eingweide

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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An hour-long work for an ensemble of six musicians by Swedish composer Magnus Granberg performed by Anna Lindal on baroque violin, d incise on vibraphonen electronics, Cyril Bondi on percussion, Anna Kaisa Meklin on viola da gamba, Christoph Schiller on spinet, and Magnus Granberg himself on prepared piano, transforming material from a song by Franz Schubert.

Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet: Flow Vertical
Jovicevic, Jasna Sextet:
Flow Vertical

(FMR -- UK )


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Hungarian composer, improviser and multi-reedist Jasna Jovicevic in an album researching sound vibrations and their direct impact on our body, energy, and creativity, performed with her contemporary chamber jazz sextet of bassoon, percussion, viola, violin and violincello, lyrical and joyful music "divided according to psychic centers in the human body".

Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music: Sapporo
Ichiyanagi, Toshi with Eye Music:
Sapporo

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Written in 1963 for up to 15 peformers plus a conductor who may also make sound, Japanese composer and Fluxus artist Toshi Ichiyanagi's score has 16 pages marked with combinations of lines, dots and letters indicating duration, number of events, and moments of restraint, each player using a different page, with certain options of switching pages with another player during performance.

Schuppe, Marianne: Nosongs
Schuppe, Marianne:
Nosongs

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Marianne Schuppe continues to reimagine songs and their relation to tone and melody, here in a series of 11 songs realized with voice, lute, and uber bows, creating delicate accompaniment to her lucid movements between pure sound and words, singing and speaking her lyrics of succinct phrases rich in subtle intimation and evocative imagery; beautiful.



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