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Compositional Forms

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Bernstein, Sarah: Exolinger Bernstein, Sarah:
Exolinger

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded in the studio as an urgent response to the latent unease in the time of pandemic and political dissent, NY poet, violinist, composer and improviser Sarah Bernstein uses washes of distorted violin, ecstatic vocalizations, and poetic spoken word, an expression of immediacy and tension between extremes, a personal and articulate set of observational expressions.

Ashley, Robert: Foreign Experiences Ashley, Robert:
Foreign Experiences

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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Part of the opera tetralogy Now Eleanor's Idea that Ashley wrote in the early 1990s and performed by his ensemble, the "band" who interpreted his work for 20 years, from 1992 through 2012; this recording is from a live performance in Hebbel Theater, Berlin in 1995, the opera following the life of his characters in parallel to universal issues we all face.

Ablinger, Peter: Augmented Study (2012) Ablinger, Peter:
Augmented Study (2012)

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )

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Austrian composer Peter Ablinger wrote this study, which is not intended for live performance, using a violin performing a slow glissando over one octave, here performed by violinist Johnny Chang, the recording then composed in the studio as a proportion canon, virtually layering 16 violins in a study displaying the harmonic interactions of that single glissando.

Lafkas, Andrew: Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance Lafkas, Andrew:
Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )

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Composer Andrew Lafkas' large ensemble piece with performers including C. Spencer Yah, Ron Stabinsky, Barry Weisblat, Sean Meehan, Ben Owen, &c. is a meditative work intended for live performance, this album the 2nd of 3 performances, a brooding and resonant rendering of rich and subtle detail that evolves over 70 minutes, carrying its listeners in a profound revery.

Sabat, Marc / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Gioseffo Zarlino (2015/2019) Sabat, Marc / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Gioseffo Zarlino (2015/2019)

(Sacred Realism -- USA )

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The third in a series of pieces inspired by ideas in the history of music theory, from composer Marc Sabat and inspired by Renaissance Italian Composer/Theorist Gioseffo Zarlino, performed in a 9-piece ensemble that cycles through voices, strings, harp, and flute, with instruments entering cycles at midpoints of prior loops to create weaving and graceful intersections.

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

(Sacred Realism -- USA )

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Two hauntingly beautiful works in microtonal composer and violist Catherine Lamb's "Prisma Interius" series, the first a duo with violinist Johnny Change and Xavier Lopez on the "secondary rainbow synthesizer", which channels the sound outside of the performance space as a generator of ambient sound; then a sextet of strings and winds with two secondary rainbow synthesizers.

Kubisch, Christina: Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984) Kubisch, Christina:
Italienische Stucke/Italian Pieces (1974-1984)

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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A conceptual performance piece from Christina Kubisch, composed and recorded between 1974-84 while in Italy, including a NY performance recorded by Phill Niblock, realized with Arturo Morfino on drums, guitar & objects and Fabrizio Plessi gargling water; an unusual, engrossing and excursive work integrating electronics, field recordings, wind instruments and voice.

Goncalves, Andre: Instrumentals Goncalves, Andre:
Instrumentals

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A compilation of compositions for conventional, acoustic, musical instruments, performed through synthetics and computer processing as an album of electronic music, composed by Lisbon based sound and media artist André Gonçalves, each of 9 parts simply titled "Instrumental", and each a fascinating microcosm of kinetic, synthetic-acoustic potential.

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues : Case Study: Sertao [SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Since 2014 the collective [SNDNG STTNS] has explored theatrical situations between musictheatre, staging and composition with live music, instruments, recordings, samples, speach and live editing, this work featuring cellist Guilherme Rodrigues bridges the art of the brazilian "violeros" with contemporary music, acoustic and electronic composition and improvisation.

Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser): Prismo Armaroli, Sergio (w/ Fritz Hauser):
Prismo

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

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The quartet of Sergio Armaroli (vibraphone), Martina Brodbeck (cello), Francesca Gemmo (piano), and Fritz Hauser (drums & percussion), also heard in free improvisational duos and trios, perform Armaroli's "Structuring the Silence", aiming to extend the performers' improvisational freedom using time and space through broad compositional instructions.

Laubrock, Ingrid: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Music For Chamber Orchestra And Small Ensemble) [2 CDs Laubrock, Ingrid:
Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Music For Chamber Orchestra And Small Ensemble) [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The 2nd orchestral album from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, two very different but complementary sets of compositions using electronics in mostly acoustic settings: the 1st with the larger EOS Chamber Orchestra and guests including Cory Smythe, Tom Rainey, & Sam Pluta; the 2nd a smaller group of Laubrock, Smythe & Pluta + guests Adam Motlock, Josh Modney, and Zeena Parkins.

Friedl, Reinhold: Krafft Friedl, Reinhold:
Krafft

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Composed using the computer program TTM (Textural Transformation Machine) and developed by Friedl to sculpt multiple random processes where all instruments play in rhythmic unison throughout, KRAFFT was composed in 2016 as a commission of the French State, referencing "power" or "force" as regards the sense of unknown rules controlling the world around us.

Friedl, Reinhold: Krafft <i>[Used Item]</i> Friedl, Reinhold:
Krafft [Used Item]

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Composed using the computer program TTM (Textural Transformation Machine) and developed by the Friedl to sculpture multiple random processes where all instruments play in rhythmic unison throughout, KRAFFT was composed in 2016 as a commission of the French State, referencing "power" or "force" as regards the sense of unknown rules controlling the world around us.

Dalibert, Melaine: Infinite Ascent Dalibert, Melaine:
Infinite Ascent

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Eight melodically structured song pieces from French composer and pianist Melaine Dalibert, his fifth album, presenting an embraceable and heartfelt set of compositions quite different from his typical algorithmic approach to writing, conceived by David Sylvian and recorded with outstanding fidelity on a Steinway at the chapel of the Rennes Conservatory.

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.

Frey, Jurg: l'air, l'instant - deux pianos Frey, Jurg:
l'air, l'instant - deux pianos

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two compositions for two pianos by Jürg Frey and performed Reinier van Houdt abd Dante Boon: "Entre les deux l"instant" (2017/2018) where pianist interchange playing "Melody" and note(s) from a "List of Sounds" with flexibility in performance; and "toucher l"air" (2019) where two pianists play each part at the same time with subtle similarities but in different tempos.

Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech <i>[Used Item]</i> Ammann, Dieter:
The Freedom of Speech [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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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.

Lubman, Brad: Insomniac <i>[Used Item]</i> Lubman, Brad:
Insomniac [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Michael C. Maguire: Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy <i>[Used Item]</i> Michael C. Maguire:
Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy [Used Item]

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Prokofiev, Sergei & Dmitri Shostakovich: Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule <i>[Used Item]</i> Prokofiev, Sergei & Dmitri Shostakovich:
Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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Two works for piano composed under Stalinist rule by Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev, recorded in 2009 by pianists Ufuk & Bahar Dorduncu.

Quasar (quatuor de saxophones): Du souffle <i>[Used Item]</i> Quasar (quatuor de saxophones):
Du souffle [Used Item]

(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.

Kang, Eyvind: Ajaeng Ajaeng [VINYL 2  + DOWNLOAD CODE] Kang, Eyvind:
Ajaeng Ajaeng [VINYL 2 + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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Performing on Tanpura & tuba, composer Eyvind Kang explores a wealth of Asian instruments in a series of beautiful pieces investigating and elucidating the properties of each, culminating in the Korean instrument Ajaeng, used historically as a court instrument, here used in a more introspective and meditative role through well developed and recorded compositions.

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 )

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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 )

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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.

Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House: Jankelevitch Sextets Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House:
Jankelevitch Sextets

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The 4th album on Another Timbre from a series of pieces by composer Antoine Beuger, each acknowledging a cultural or intellectual figure, here titled for philosopher, musicologist, educator and one-time member of the French Resistance, Vladimir Jankélévitch, represented by Beuger in a large dramatic work performed by the Apartment House sextet.

Hamann, Judith: Days Collapse Hamann, Judith:
Days Collapse

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Part of Another Timbre's Quarantine Commissions, Australian composer and artist in residence with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Program) composed these beautifully contemplative and brooding works for cellos, electronics & voice during the 2020 pandemic, including a reworked version of her pieces on the erstwhile AMPLIFY 2020: Quarantine Festival.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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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.

Cundy, Chris: Mountains Cundy, Chris:
Mountains

(Aural Terrains -- E.U. )

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Bass clarinetist Chris Cundy, uses the studio as a performance tool for accompaniment along with pre-recorded tapes, as he contrasts two different composers--Cornelius Cardew & Ton de Leeuw and their compositions titled "Mountains", alongside a Cardew graphic score piece, and 2 work for 5 bass clarinets, from Thanos Chrysakis and John Cage, the latter from his Numbers series.

Zorn, John (Stephen Gosling): The Turner Etudes Zorn, John (Stephen Gosling):
The Turner Etudes

(Tzadik -- USA )

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A suite of short pieces for solo piano subtitled "Images and Impressions for Piano", composed by John Zorn and performed by frequent Zorn interpreter Stephen Gosling, the works inspired by the sketches of English painter J.M.W. Turner, embracing influences including Ligeti, Scriabin, Bach, Glass, Debussy, Bartok, Berio, Feldman, Xenakis, Schoenberg &c.

Zorn, John: Azoth Zorn, John:
Azoth

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Two compositions by John Zorn for solo cello and two works for cello and rhythm section, performed by cellists Jay Campbell (JACK Quartet) and Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)), with drummer Ches Smith and bassist Jorge Roeder taking the rhythm chairs; exciting and innovative compositions in virtuoso performances.



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