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Verlaak, Maya: All English Music is Greensleeves
Verlaak, Maya:
All English Music is Greensleeves

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Five fascinating works by the Belgian composer Maya Verlaak, realized by Apartment House and soloists Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop, experimental compositions including a work of personal reflection based on "Alouette"; a conceptual game piece; a composition layering pre-recorded segments of "Greensleaves"; and two interactive acoustic & computer pieces.

Waeckerle, Emmanuelle : Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]
Waeckerle, Emmanuelle :
Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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London-based composer Emmanuelle Waeckerle in a project of spoken word, flute and melodica with contributors including Antoine Beuger, using minimal and multiple narrations in texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores, presented as 2 Scores for voice(s) and instrument(s) based upon Pauline Reage's "Story of O".

Weston, Matt: Sparky 1 [CASSETTE]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 1 [CASSETTE]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) initiates a series of limited cassette releases with this solo album, seven works of percussion using traditional and idiosyncratic percussive sources with a pensive pace and somewhat irascible attitude, each piece fully notated and executed live in the studio, using a similar aesthetic to link each work.

Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy: Occam XXV
Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy:
Occam XXV

(Organ Reframed -- UK )


Price: $20.95    




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Commissioned by Organ Reframed, the organ-only experimental music festival curated by Scottish composer/performer and London's Union Chapel organ music director Claire M Singer, this piece of deep overtones ascending through octaves was developed with organist Frédéric Blondy at the Église Saint Merry in Paris, this specially packaged release captured at the Union Chapel festival concert in 2020.

Niblock, Phill: Ghosts And Others
Niblock, Phill:
Ghosts And Others

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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An engrossing set of compositions through field recordings captured around the globe, transitioning by passages of trains, trucks and cars and accompanied by unusual percussive elements and strange melodies, as Niblock invites us to a funeral procession, a collective farm, and untold other exotic and fascinating streets and unexpected environments.

Talp, Linnea: Arch Of Motion [VINYL]
Talp, Linnea:
Arch Of Motion [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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Performed with Stockholm musicians including pianist Alexander Zethson, wind player Martin Küchen and trombonist Mats Äleklint, organist Linnéa Talp explores the areas of sound that emulate breathing, push/pull or back & forth motion, in eight beautifully paced recordings led by the organ's rich and microtonal vibrations & timbre and imbued by the contributor's subtle additions.

Musicworks: #142 Summer 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#142 Summer 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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The Summer 2022 issue of Canada's essential music magazine exploring improvised, compositional, experimental and other musical hybrids, this issue with composer Gayle Young on the cover, articles on violist Ig Henneman, composer Du Yun, Mark Ellestad, plus reviews, interviews and a 10-track CD with music from artists covered in the magazine.

Johnston, Darren: Edge Of The Forest
Johnston, Darren:
Edge Of The Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Bay area trumpeter and bandleader Johntson in a set of original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Devin Hoff and Smith Dobson.

Takeda, Risa : The Sorcerer's Castle
Takeda, Risa :
The Sorcerer's Castle

(Cbzm Records -- Japan )


Price: $11.55    




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An epic story in symphonic rock style from pianist, drummer and composer Risa Takeda, telling the fantastic tale of a dramatic confrontation between an Emperor and a Sorcerer, through eleven compositions of a contemporary classical and theatrical nature, using modern synthetic sources in active and complex orchestration as the plot advances.

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $5.50    




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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Tolimieri, Quentin: Monochromes [3 CDs]
Tolimieri, Quentin:
Monochromes [3 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $28.95    




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Berlin-based composer & pianist Quentin Tolimieri's goal for the 15 compositions of "Monochrome" was to hear the acoustic piano differently, removing traditional structures of European harmony, each piece focused on a single or "monochromatic" theme that unfolds over an extended period of time, whether languorous or intensely active, each piece unique and self-contained.

van Houdt, Reinier : Drift Nowhere Past / The Adventure Of Sleep [2 CDs]
van Houdt, Reinier :
Drift Nowhere Past / The Adventure Of Sleep [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Interested in compositional work involving sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise & environment, Dutch composer Reinier van Houdt shares six works developed for erstwhile record's festival AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine, each piece focused on a specific day of the month; and a complementary set of four compositions about everyday recurring situations.

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Jason Alder: Milieu Interieur
Chrysakis, Thanos / Jason Alder:
Milieu Interieur

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


Price: $17.95    




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Employing multiphonics, circular breathing and unusual sonic phenomena of immense control over the lowest of clarinets--the bass clarinet and contra bass clarinet--UK-based multi-reedist Jason Alder performs the two-part "Milieu Interiuer" composition by Greek composer Thanos Chrysakis, along with three other Chrysakis compositions for solo and layered clarinets.

Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge: Musique Logique
Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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25 pieces for solo saxophone in a tribute to and following the logical number games of minimalist composer Tom Johnson, composed by clarinetist and ensemble Dedalus member Farbrice Villard under the inspiration of Johnson's collection Rational Melodies, and performed by the extraordinary French clarinetist Pierre-Stephane Meuge (Counterpoise).

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late
Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos: Tehran Dust
Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos:
Tehran Dust

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Three chamber works by Klaus Lang of a beautifully fragile and dark nature and a meticulous inner structure, alongside arrangements of early music pieces by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue, performed by Klaus Lang himself on organ with the Trio Amos of Sylvie Lacroix on flute, Krassimir Sterev on accordion and Michael Moser on cello.

Chang, Johnny / Keir GoGwilt / Celeste Oram: Hope Lies Fallow
Chang, Johnny / Keir GoGwilt / Celeste Oram:
Hope Lies Fallow

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Six pieces developed by violinists Johnny Chang and Keir GoGwilt, with vocalist Celeste Oram joining on three, starting with early music works by Hildegard van Bingen and Orlando de Lassus in a hybrid of musical archaeology informed by modern concepts of repetition, variations of timbre, improvisation, &c, as they seek hidden sound worlds in older notation.

Clark, Katelyn / Isaiah Ceccarelli: Landmarks
Clark, Katelyn / Isaiah Ceccarelli:
Landmarks

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Eight powerful and often cinematic pieces for organ and percussion, jointly composed and performed by long-time collaborators, Montreal composers and improvisers Katelyn Clark and Isaiah Ceccarelli, these 8 compositions developed around improvisations on the historic instruments continuo & portative organs, with percussion including a 40" bass drum, bell plates, and almglocken.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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

Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson: Two Skies
Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson:
Two Skies

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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The first recording of an ongoing collaboration between violinist Maya Bennardo, bass clarinetist Erik Blennow Calälv, and kacapi (similar to a Japanese koto) musician Kristofer Svensson, presenting two restrained and lovely compositions bringing together contemporary classical, free improvisation and Sundanese music in a unique chamber format.

Zorn, John (Bill Frisell / Julian Lage / Gyan Riley): A Garden of Forking Paths
Zorn, John (Bill Frisell / Julian Lage / Gyan Riley):
A Garden of Forking Paths

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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The fifth set of compositions from John Zorn for the guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, these works inspired by the short stories of Argentine philosopher and writer Jorge Luis Borges, each of the nine pieces drawing on elements of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more, rendered impeccably by the masterful skills of all three guitarists.

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

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


Price: $26.95    




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

Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence
Shepard, Craig:
Broken Silence

(Music For Contemplation, Inc. -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.

Tsunoda, Toshiya: Landscape And Voice [VINYL]
Tsunoda, Toshiya:
Landscape And Voice [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Austria )


Price: $31.95    




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A truly unique set of compositions juxtaposing lush field recording with disruptive vocal repetitions, vowel sounds from six different speakers, creating disorienting moments that lull the listener into complacency and then startles them with unexpected interference, as the composer explores how he can establish a subjective relationship with natural environments.

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

(Umlaut Records -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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

Smith, Wadada Leo: String Quartets Nos. 1-12  [7-CD BOXSET]
Smith, Wadada Leo:
String Quartets Nos. 1-12 [7-CD BOXSET]

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $119.95    




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Since 1965 Wadada Leo Smith has developed string quartets influenced by a diverse set of composers including Ornette Coleman, Claude Debussy, Howlin' Wolf, Scott Joplin, Olly Wilson, &c. heard here in 12 Quartets from 3 major periods of his work, compositions exploring the African-American experience, with scores that leave room for interpretation and expression from his players.

Niblock, Phill: Working Touch [USB CARD]
Niblock, Phill:
Working Touch [USB CARD]

(Touch -- UK )


Price: $36.95    




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A massive archive of drone & ambient composer Phill Niblock's films and music, from recordings made between 2013 and 2016 in festivals and studios around the world, orchestrated with primarily acoustic instruments using rich and closely related harmonics, paired with moving images of people from around the world engaged in work; hypnotic and engrossing.

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

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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

LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble: The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise
LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble:
The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A truly fascinating and seamless hybrid of improvised and composed music, alongside an exploration of feedback and "its acoustic double, a harmonic noise", from the merging of two projects--LAMIEE and Dròlo Ensemble--plus Italian poli-instrumentalists Nicholas Remondino and Andrea Giordano (OTONN), yielding wonderfully complex and enveloping sound worlds.

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

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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

Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase
Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter:
Phase To Phase

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs]
Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )


Price: $17.95    




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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

Houben, Eva-Maria : 4 For Four
Houben, Eva-Maria :
4 For Four

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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A work for percussion in thirty-four succinct movements from German composer Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble of Markus Behn, David Gutfleisch, Simon Gutfleisch, Gunnar Kötke and Jonathan Szegedi, each section using broad and patient spacing to highlight a fascinating mix of traditional and unusual percussive devices.

Wittenburg, Florian: 1- Bis 4-Stimmig
Wittenburg, Florian:
1- Bis 4-Stimmig

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Starting with a systematic variation of polyphony in each of the three movements of "Bis 4-Stimmung", German composer and pianist Florian Wittenburg deviates from strict structures through a component of randomly generated core notes which he then makes coherent through harmony and melody, each part punctuated with layers of Wittenburg reciting Dutch poet Cees Noteboom.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis : Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3
Philippakopoulos, Anastassis :
Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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An album of concentrated expression for solo piano in three works from French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos and meticulously performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic, exploring intervals through minimalistic progressions, titled "Piano 1", "Piano 2" & "Piano 3", each in two or three parts as they build to explosive moments in the final movement.

Franek, John: About The Color Of The Moon
Franek, John:
About The Color Of The Moon

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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An album of evocative electronic and acousmatic soundscapes from German composer, electronic artist and keyboardist John Franek, who performs the four pieces on this album on organ and electronics, interweaving rich harmonics with stark tones, melding his sounds in slowly evolving interaction, like beams of light piercing peaceful atmospheres.

Harlow, Sage J : Variations Without A Theme (Drones Ongs)
Harlow, Sage J :
Variations Without A Theme (Drones Ongs)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Australian sound poet and vocalist Sage J Harlow aka Sage Pbbbt, whose innovative vocal work takes inspiration from Tuvan and Mongolian overtone singing and Inuit throat singing, created this mysterious set of electroacoustic compositions on the unceeded lands of the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, developing four works of spellbinding spectral ambience.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia
Pisaro-Liu, Michael :
Two Scrolls From Western Australia

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.

Kahn, Jason: Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Exploring Kyoto through a series of 37 compositions organized from field recordings of everyday sound in the city made during Jason Kahn's 3 month stay in 2012, creating unique audio memories evoking and commenting on the structure of Kyoto's social spaces.

Rose, Jon: State of Play [2 CDs]
Rose, Jon:
State of Play [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Australia )


Price: $15.18    




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An expansive double album from Australian violinist and mad genius Jon Rose, in solo, duo and odd orchestral settings, including tracks with Jim Denley, Clayton Thomas, Robbie Avenaim, &c.; a project with a 32-string automaton violin + string ensemble; a work for a casino-music driven player-piano; a dueling banjo and interactively bowed violin, &c. &c.; masterfully inexplicable!

Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash): Fields And Refrains
Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash):
Fields And Refrains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


Price: $17.95    




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A collection of three modified solo pieces and one collective performance with a minimalist aesthetic through compositions by David Ryan, performed by William Crosby on guitar, Luca Innocenti on church organ & Hammond organ and Dominic Lash on contrabass, each score allowing for interpretation and improvisation, particularly the final collaborative piece.

Reeder, Kory  / Apartment House: Codex Vivere
Reeder, Kory / Apartment House:
Codex Vivere

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A beautifully unfolding story in connected works forming a codex from Texas composer and Wandelweiser artist Kory Reeder, a long form work performed by the UK Apartment House Ensemble in a septet of strings, winds and piano, each section creating a loose narrative ark through several notational strategies envisioned with characters, scenes, diversions, and digressions.

Cameron, Allison / Apartment House: Somatic Refrain
Cameron, Allison / Apartment House:
Somatic Refrain

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A diverse set of compositions from Canadian composer Allison Cameron showing the breadth of her interests across experimental and compositional forms, including a solo multiphonic work for bass clarinet; a guitar trio with the Allison Cameron band of Cameron, Eric Chenaux & Stephen Parkinson; and Apartment House performing quintet and sextet compositions.

Parkinson, Tim / Apartment House: An Album
Parkinson, Tim / Apartment House:
An Album

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Collecting five chamber works from prolific London-based composer Tim Parkinson, written between 1998 and 2017 and performed by the Apartment House ensemble: one piece for solo violin performed by Mira Benjamin, two duos for violin & piano (by Benjamin & Siwan Rhys), a quintet for winds and strings and a septet, both featuring flute and bass clarinet.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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

Lely, John / Apartment House: Meander Selection
Lely, John / Apartment House:
Meander Selection

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A diverse set of compositions by London composer, performer and improviser John Lely performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, demonstrating the spectrum of Lely's work across string quartets, solo piano works, a solo electronic piece, and a work for violin, two violas & cello; works of cohesive direction across a variety of approaches and interests.

Granberg, Magnus: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]
Granberg, Magnus:
Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $19.95    




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The 6 piece Tya Ensemble of string, piano, percussion and vibraphone performs Swedish composer Magnus Granberg's beautifully delicate and dusky work, conceived from historic and recent song structures and written so that individual parts also may be performed as solo pieces, as heard in an extended ensemble version and four solo and one duo configuration.

McCowen, John: Models of Duration [VINYL]
McCowen, John:
Models of Duration [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $18.95    




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A co-release with Dinzu Artefacts, clarinetist John McCowen continues his investigation into the physical possibilites of the clarinet family, here on contrabass clarinet for four fully acoustic recordings of continuous tones and unexpected aural phenomena through circular breathing while generating intense harmonics and multiphonics of earth-shaking ferocity.

Wolfarth, Christian: 39 / Part I - III
Wolfarth, Christian:
39 / Part I - III

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )


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39 tracks make up this compelling 3-part solo percussion work from Swiss improviser and composer Christian Wolfarth, using a game approach where some sequences are determined by the roll of a dice for note values, rest and tempo, Wolfarth performing on dead wood, a drum or 39 pine cones, augmented with recordings of stones, water, footsteps, church bells, &c.

Zethson, Alex: Residy
Zethson, Alex:
Residy

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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The Residy, or remains of a unique variation on JS Bach's Goldberg Variation no. 21, performed live by pianist Alex Zethson who maintains the structure, rhythmic movement and note order of Bach's composition, while dispersing the notes and intervals into two synths and an E-bowed grand piano to evoke these meditative and expansive interpretations.

Green, Jaki Shelton: I Want to Undie You [CD EP]
Green, Jaki Shelton:
I Want to Undie You [CD EP]

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


Price: $6.95    




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A CD EP from North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, the first African American and third woman to receive the appointment, persenting her work "I Want to Undie You" expressing her sorrow at the unexpected death of her daughter Imani and a celebration of her life, with audio arrangements by Alec Ferrel, plus versions of the text and music only.

Orcutt, Bill: Music for Four Guitars [VINYL]
Orcutt, Bill:
Music for Four Guitars [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




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Using four guitars tracks, each assigned to a specific melody in counterpoint, Bill Orcutt presents an assertive set of fourteen compositions in a minimalist form--think Steve Reich--each part organized through controlled freneticism that tames the wild nature inherent in each piece; a downloadable 80 page score illustrates the complex madness of the guitarist's mind.

Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech
Ammann, Dieter:
The Freedom of Speech

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The Ensemble fur Neue Musik Zurich plays seven pieces by Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, each made through a very slow creative process that contrasts the very lively and gestural music.

Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon: The Way To Go Out
Armstrong, Newton: Plus Minus Ensemble; Severine Ballon:
The Way To Go Out

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Three minimal works for small ensemble incorporating electronics by Australian-born, UK-resident composer Newton Armstrong: 2 performed by the London-based Plus-Minus Ensemble directed by Mark Knoop as an acoustic quartet configuration and one as an electroacoustic quartet; and a solo work for multiple cello layers and resonance performed by Séverine Ballon.

Arnold, Martin: Stain Ballads
Arnold, Martin:
Stain Ballads

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The UK Apartment House ensemble perform four chamber works or lyrical ballads of slowly meandering melody, referenced as slow dances, by Toronto composer Martin Arnold: "Lutra" for solo cello & humming; "Stain Ballad" for a sextet of strings, piano, reed organ & percussion; "Trousers" for violin & cello; and "Slip" for cello, violin, bass clarinet & piano.

Barlow, Clarence: Musica Derivata
Barlow, Clarence:
Musica Derivata

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Composer Clarence Barlow, like Beethoven, builds his own labyrinths, brick by brick, and then searches for an escape by creating conceptual forms to get around the traps of time, tonality, and style.

Braxton, Anthony (+Duke Ellington): Concept of Freedom
Braxton, Anthony (+Duke Ellington):
Concept of Freedom

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller: Unconscious Collections
Cabado, Tomas / Christoph Schiller:
Unconscious Collections

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Swiss prepared spinet player Christoph Schiller and Argentine guitarist-composer Tomás Cabado, whose work is found on the Wandelweiser label, met in Schiller's studio in Basel to perform compositions from both and to improvise, recording this wonderfully relaxed but compelling music that exists in the fertile grey area between composition and improvisation.

Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti: Changes
Cage, John / Domencio Scarlatti:
Changes

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Pianist Pi-Hsien Chen performs both the playful and quirky sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti juxtaposed to John Cage's I Ching developed compositions, "Music of Changes", which complement each other in unexpected and sublime ways.

Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe): Counterpoise
Counterpoise (Carisi / Sauter / Wolff / Wolfpe):
Counterpoise

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Four composers - John Carisi, Eddie Sauter, Christian Wolff, and Stefan Wolpe - create a program of works with a measured balance in the interrelated and contrasting material.

Dalibert, Melaine: Night Blossoms
Dalibert, Melaine:
Night Blossoms

(elsewhere -- USA )


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French composer & pianist Melaine Dalibert's 6th solo album, works developed using an algorithmic approach to composing, such as retrograde sequences or cellular automaton, generating beautifully delicate patterns that he performs on instruments chosen for their tonal qualities, David Sylvian adding electronic coloring to the pieces "Yin" and "Yang".

de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter: Repetition Of The Same Dream
de Asis, Clara / Mara Winter:
Repetition Of The Same Dream

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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During pandemic lockdowns, flutist Mara Winter and experimentalist Clara de Asís explored locations of natural resonance to capture this mix of composition and improvisation, delicate and detailed recordings of diverse intent, using harmonically rich tones and textures that resonate in mysterious and haunting ways of beautiful dream-like secrets and reveries.

Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas): Parallel Worlds
Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas):
Parallel Worlds

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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With 20 years of performance history, the "Eventless Plot" trio of Thessaloniki, Greece — Vasilis Liolios (Psaltery, percussion, electronics), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (electronics) and Arias Gatas (piano, percussion, electronics) — present three chamber works, performed with other other Greek instrumentalists; extraordinary works of embracing creativity and depth.

Fox, Chistopher: Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano
Fox, Chistopher:
Works For Piano, Philip Thomas piano

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Four large and distinctive works by composer Christopher Fox performed by pianist Philip Thomas, who also writes the liner notes about the works, revealing and explaining the compositional elements, piano preparations, and physical requirements placed on the performer.

Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama: Linking
Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama:
Linking

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )


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US sound artists Heather Frasch and UK Ryoko Akama, who together run the mumei journal exploring the relationship between text and sound, in works commissioned by Bruno Duplant based on written texts, each interpreted, recorded and edited by the other using objects, field recordings, electronics, cello & voice, with one piece from Frasch and two versions from Akama.

Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut): Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot
Frey, Jurg (Davies / Correa / Chang / Thut):
Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )


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Two solo installation works from Wandelweiser composer Jürg Frey--"Paysage d'échos" in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2009; and "Equilibre fragile" in in Aarau in 2014--plus Frey's "Streichtrio" performed by Angharad Davies (violin), Johnny Chang (viola) and Stefan Thut (cello); and a solo piano work, "Eyot", performed by Antonio Correa.

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]
Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka:
Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

(Libra -- Japan )


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A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.

Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal): Early Morning Star
Gluck, Bob (Wolper / Azmeh / Filiano / Tabbal):
Early Morning Star

(FMR -- UK )


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NY pianist & composer Bob Gluck's band with Gluck on piano, Andrea Wolper on voice, Kinan Azmeh on clarinet, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums, blends passionate songs of social justice with captivating improvisational interplay, balancing a love of beautiful melody and sonic innovation, powerful rhythms, and exhilarating interactions between players.

Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward : arb
Good, Zachary / Ben Roidl-Ward :
arb

(Carrier Records -- USA )


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Focusing on the harmonic interaction, delicate nuances and harmonic functionality of closely related tones, Chicago instrumentalists Zachary Good on clarinet and Ben Roidl-Ward on bassoon recorded these six works of acoustical and phenomenological events using the interplay between coinciding clarinet and bassoon notes, creating illusory and haunting tonal works.

Grady, Kraig: Monument Of Diamonds
Grady, Kraig:
Monument Of Diamonds

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Microtonal composer Kraig Grady in a work for specially adapted brass instruments (Kris Tiner, trumpets; Subhraag Singh-saxophones; Emmett Kim Narushima-trombones) and organ (Terumi Narushima) using a the Meta-Slendro tuning, an obscure 17-tone scale, to create an expansive and organic work assembled from recordings of each musician playing meditations on single notes.

Gregorio, Guillermo: Faktura
Gregorio, Guillermo:
Faktura

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Guillermo Gregorio produces a series of compositions that reinterprets the structural concepts of Constructivism, Concretism, and Madi, focusing on the physicality of sound.

Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall: Upward Fall
Hall, Rob / Chick Lyall:
Upward Fall

(FMR -- UK )


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A set of lyrical, thoughtful and sometimes whimsical works from the Scottish-based duo of Rob Hall & Chick Lyall (Green Room Trio), who have been developing their musical language since 2003, drawing from a wide range of genres from Baroque chamber music to free jazz and folk idioms, their lack of boundaries lending itself to a uniquely diverse and embraceable music.

Hetu, Joane: Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles
Hetu, Joane:
Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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The Montreal-based Chorale Joker ensemble directed and conducted by Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy, and Jean Derome, who are also participants, is one of the most unusual and fascinating improvising vocal ensembles active, heard here in a concert coordinated with Productions SuperMusique at Le Vivier, Amphiteatre du Gesu, Montreal in early 2020; indescribably fascinating!

Ives, Charles: A Songbook
Ives, Charles:
A Songbook

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Sebastian Gottschick's adaptations of Ives' songs and short instrumental pieces pay homage to the composer and develop his work further, as conducted by Gottschick with the ensemble fur neue musik zurich.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?
Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Kasemets, Udo: Pythagoras Tree
Kasemets, Udo:
Pythagoras Tree

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Pianist Stephen Clarke plays seven works for solo piano by Estonian-born, Canadian-naturalized composer Udo Kasemets that focus on specific designs of micro-detail.

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

(Greyfade -- USA )


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

Lee, Yoon-Ji : Padong
Lee, Yoon-Ji :
Padong

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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Five compositions from Yoon-Ji Lee, whose work employs unconventional and nonlinear structures that focus on quick transformations of language, noise, texture, and tonal color, here with five works, one performed by JACK Quartet & Mivos Quaret, a work for solo Saenghwang, a solo piano work, a string quartet, and a mixed chamber ensemble.

Legmann, Shira: Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu
Legmann, Shira:
Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No.9 / Quattro illustrazioni / Un Adieu

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Three piano works by Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi: 'Suite No.9 "Ttai"' (1953); 'Quattro illustrazioni' (1953); and 'Un Adieu' (1978/1988); performed live in Tel Aviv by Israeli pianist Shira Legmann, who found these pieces particularly fascinating as she studied Scelsi's oeuvre, impressed by his compositional method of notating improvisations to create finished pieces.

Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys : Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day
Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys :
Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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UK composer Oliver Leith presents a work in 8 movements for piano, keys and percussion performed by Siwan Rhys (keys) and George Barton, an invocation of everyday life through a personal and often idiosyncratic orchestration reflective of personal ritual & habits; our good and our irrational, often contradictory impetus, portrayed through quirky and embraceable episodes.

Myburgh, Josten: Sculthorpe Studies
Myburgh, Josten:
Sculthorpe Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A large work by the Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh, using harmonies taken from the music of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe blended with environmental field recordings, performed by Josten Myburgh on sax & electronics, Jet Kye Chong on percussion, Jameson Feakes on guitar, Djuna Lee on bass, Stuart James on piano & electronics, and Kirsten Smith on flutes.

Pateras, Anthony: Pseudacusis
Pateras, Anthony:
Pseudacusis

(Bocian -- Poland )


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The title referring to a condition of aural hallucinations, Anthony Pateras' composition is a work of tense motion, dissonance and resolution, commissioned by the Musica Sanae project and performed at the 17th Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, 2019, using a recording improvised and assembled in Australia with his tape septet that underpins the performances in concert with his live septet.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey: Wind And Light
Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey:
Wind And Light

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Wandelweiser composer and pianist Anastassis Philippakopoulos presents four solo clarinet pieces performed by fellow Wandelweiser member, Swiss composer and clarinetist Jürg Frey, and three solo piano pieces performed by himself, in a beautiful album of delicately minimal and fragile music inspired by and reflecting the natural landscape of Greece.

Quatuor Bozzini: Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories
Quatuor Bozzini:
Ana Sokolovic: Short Stories

(Collection QB -- Canada )


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Long-time collaborators the Quatuor Bozzini string quartet of Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Stephanie Bozzini and Isabelle Bozzini join with Slavic composer living in Montreal Ana Sokolovic, to present a series of 14 short works -- "Ghost 1" & "Ghost 2"; "Commedia dell'arte" in 10 movements; "Blanc dominant"; and "Troisieme page apres le soleil".



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