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Large Ensembles


 
AIMToronto Orchestra: Year of the Boar AIMToronto Orchestra:
Year of the Boar

(Barnyard -- Canada )

Price: $13.95    

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AIMTorotono Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Brenders was formed in 2007 to perform the music of Anthony Braxton, here in their first studio album of original compositions for their own sophisticated repertoire.

Andel, Laura: Somnambulist Andel, Laura:
Somnambulist

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Angles 9: In Our Midst [VINYL] Angles 9:
In Our Midst [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $19.95    

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Clean Feed's 2nd LP is their 4th Angles release, expanding saxophonist Martin Kuchen's band to 9 pieces with Mattias Stahl, Johan Berthling, Alexander Zethson, Mats Aleklint, Eirik Hegdal, Goran Kajfes, and Magnus Broo in an album of rare expressiveness and power.

Angles 9: Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs] Angles 9:
Injuries [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $35.95    

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Now a nine-piece, Martin Kuchen leads the magnificently powerful Angles band through 7 demanding compositions, with trumpeter Magnus Broo back in the band alongside Alexander Zethson, Mattias Stahl, Jonan Berthling, Andreas Werlin, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Aleklint & Goran Kajfes.

Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs] Helary, Sylvaine :
Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )

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A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.

Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble: Urban Furrow Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble:
Urban Furrow

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's large ensemble drawn from 5 nations in an excellent set of compositions that employ a diverse set of approaches, slyly drawing the listener into unique and encompassing sound worlds of remarkable elements and superb improvisation.

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs] Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach:
Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

Von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble: Frost Von Wyl, Luzia Ensemble:
Frost

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Swiss pianist/composer Luzia von Wyl and her Ensemble of jazz and classical performers presents von Wyl's compositions that borrow from modern and early jazz, chamber music and world sources, in works that draw on her experiences traveling and performing through the world.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Midnight Doctors: Through A Screen And Into A Hole Midnight Doctors:
Through A Screen And Into A Hole

(Ourodisc -- Great Britain )

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A long-term studio project/mutant big band merging collage, scored pieces, structured improvisations, cut-up jams, hi- and lo-fi textures, electroacoustic work, and location recording into large and wonderfully unpredictable compositions with few boundaries.

Thymolphthalein : Mad Among The Mad Thymolphthalein :
Mad Among The Mad

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Six rich and varied electro-acoustic instrumental works from an amazing quintet of brilliant improvisers: Anthony Pateras (keys); Will Guthrie (drums & percussion); Natasha Anders (bass & computer); Clayton Thomas (double bass) and Jerome Noetinger (tapes & electronics).

Rutherford, Paul: The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie Rutherford, Paul:
The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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A reissue of Emanem 3305 (3403) with extra material from the same sessions from free improvising trombonist Paul Rutherford recorded in 1974, presenting a then-rare example of the instrument and approaches that were avant, humorous, technical, and amazingly inventive.

Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick: Obscure Directions Anastasoff / Morgan / Ali / Stewart-Robertson / Henkel / Wick:
Obscure Directions

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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NY bassist Jason Anastasoff composes map-based works using graphic & traditional notation, plus interpreted spoken work, peformed with Sean Ali (bass), Brad Henkel (trumpet), Nathaniel Morgan (sax), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar) and Jacob Wick (trumpet).

Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c): Bathysphere Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c):
Bathysphere

(Driff Records -- USA )

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A 15-member ensemble of Boston area improvisers plus guests Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby and Taylor Ho Bynum, taking their name from the deep-sea submersibles used for exploring, as this band survey's large form improvisation that blends free and melodic jazz in adventurous ways.

Wolff, Christian: Exercise 15 Wolff, Christian:
Exercise 15

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba); Ole Schmidt (bass clarinet); Chris Weinheimer (bass flute); Robert Schleisiek (piano); and Tom Lorenz (vibraphone) interpret Christian Wolff's composition based on "Union Maid", a song from the 1920's, transforming the work through temporal expansion.

Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble: Sixteen: Drummers Suite Weiss, Dan Large Ensemble:
Sixteen: Drummers Suite

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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The follow-up to drummer/composer Dan Weiss's release "Fourteen" presents a larger ensemble taking on jazz, world music, prog rock, contemporary classical music and more in compositions named for drummers, with a diverse orchestration of acoustic and unconventional instruments.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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

Elyakim, Dganit : Failing Better Elyakim, Dganit :
Failing Better

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Using electronics and voice, composer & sound artist Gtanit Elyakim presents a diverse set of compositions in collaboration with other acoustic, voice and electronic artists, a superb debut for an artist interested in aspects of the human and the digital paradigm.

GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Geste GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee):
Geste

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Eric Normand's Quebec based 12-piece GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation) in an album of 5 improvisations and a piece by percussionist Danielle P. Roger; wonderfully creative music with eclectic instrumentation that's simultaneously challenging and fun.

IKB: Chelonoidis Nigra IKB:
Chelonoidis Nigra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Ernesto Rodrigues leads a 16 piece orchestra of strings, reeds, winds, voice, brass, accordion, electric guitar, electronics and percussion through the elaborately restrained work "Chelodnis Nigra", rewarding the careful listener with fascinating layers of sound.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Quasar Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Quasar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A 46-member orchestra of electroacoustic improvisers performing live at St. George's Church in Lisbon in 2015, for an extended and dynamic tapestry of sound conducted by leader Ernesto Rodrigues, with an impressive list of artists familiar to those following the CS label.

Braxton, Anthony: Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray] Braxton, Anthony:
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]

(New Braxton House -- USA )

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Newly Distributed in 2021: A multimedia box set of Anthony Braxton's opera work "Trillium J", containing live performance video on Blu-ray disc of a 2014 performance at Roulette in NY, and studio recording on 4-CD set, with 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists and a full orchestra.

Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteir Lume (Barroso / Chochofel / Gaspar / Reis / Silva / Toscano / Menezes / Coelho / Charrinho / Monteiro / Marques / Cunha / Lala / Vicente / Amado / Machado):
Xabregas 10

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (LUME) is an 11-piece ensemble led by pianist Marco Barroso, here captured live at the 2014 festival Jazz em Agosto for an unusual concert that blends free jazz, noise, rock, musical quotes and much, much more in exhiliarating ways.

Cage, John : Branches Cage, John :
Branches

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The Ensemble Daswirdas performs John Cage's "Branches" composition, which is based on a previous work, "Child of Tree", but here each performer plays an 8 minute variation of that work, which is performed on amplified pods, cacti, and other plant materials.

Leandre, Joelle 10: Can You Hear Me? Leandre, Joelle 10:
Can You Hear Me?

(Ayler Records -- France )

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Known mostly as a masterful improviser, this 2015 live performance of her 2009 work for a tenet crosses compositional and improvisation boundaries, reflecting on her 40 year career while bringing out new subtleties from its original release, here with a superb set of performers.

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

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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

Rummel, Simon Ensemble: Nichts Fur Alle (Nothing For All) Rummel, Simon Ensemble:
Nichts Fur Alle (Nothing For All)

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Cologne pianist and composer Simon Russell wrote these compositions, melding jazz, classical, electronic, even tango music into lyrical and joyfully quirky works, performed by his ensemble with Goerg Wissel, Matthias Muche, Udo Moll, Carl Ludwig Hubsch, &c.

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

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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

Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Orchestra:
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $22.95    

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An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.

Hocevar, Dre (Hocevar / Pluta / Tevis  / Qu / Rasmussen / Corren / Clarke / St. Louis / Fraser): Tra Hocevar, Dre (Hocevar / Pluta / Tevis / Qu / Rasmussen / Corren / Clarke / St. Louis / Fraser):
Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An expansive album blending acoustic and electronic instruments in unique ways, creating a tapestry of sound as a framework for creative improvisation, composed by drummer Dre Hocevar & performed in an ensemble that includes some of New York's finest young improvisers.

Kosi: I Know Who I Am Kosi:
I Know Who I Am

(Self Released -- USA )

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NY jazz vocalist Kosi (Akosua Gyebi) in her 4th solo album which she describes as a "concept album telling the story of guilt, absolution, love and self-actualization through original jazz and negro spirituals." through original songs and covers including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

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

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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

Rosenberger, Katharina : SHIFT Rosenberger, Katharina :
SHIFT

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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First recordings of composer Katharnia Rosenberger's SHIFT and other dynamic and exciting works incorporating spatialization, by an electroacoustic orchestra including Rage Thrombones, captured in 2016 at the University of California, in San Diego, California.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Jeux De Pistes Ensemble SuperMusique:
Jeux De Pistes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Ensemble SuperMusique devotes itself to Montreal's "Musique Actuelle" and free improv community in assemblages of some of their finest players, here in a live concert in 2016 at Amphitheater du Gesu in Montreal with a stunning set of performers presenting the work of 4 composer.

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.

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

(Discus -- UK )

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

Tippett, Keith Octet: The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon Tippett, Keith Octet:
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

(Discus -- UK )

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Superlative large group jazz from UK pianist/composer Keith Tippett, presenting a series of lyrical and accessible compositions inspired by themes from Irish folk music, in a new Octet with alumni of the Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme and long-time Tippett collaborators.

Sirom: I Sirom:
I

(Amorfon -- Japan )

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

Cage, John : Cartridge Music Cage, John :
Cartridge Music

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A 2003 recording from The Ensemble Daswirdas performing John Cage's 1960 composition "Cartridge Music", described as: "For amplified small sounds; also amplified piano or cymbal; any number of players and loudspeakers; parts to be prepared from score by performers."

Tononi, Tiziano And Southbound: Trouble No More... All Men Are Brothers Tononi, Tiziano And Southbound:
Trouble No More... All Men Are Brothers

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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Italian drummer and percussionist Tiziano Tononi leads a large ensemble performing the music of American Rock Band The Allman Brothers, who Tononi cites as a major influence in his life for both their style, and for incorporating jazz, blues, southern rock and New Orleans cross-rhythms.

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere: 02 Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere:
02

(Discus -- UK )

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An absolutely impressive album blending advanced/progressive rock forms with improvisation, starting from collective improvisation and layering in the studio to create a sophisticated psychedelic music, the second album from this ensemble that is headed by Martin Archer (reeds & keys), Chris Bywater (keys & synth), and Steve Dinsdale (drums & percussion).

Chessex, Antoine / Apartment House / Jerome Noetinger: "Plastic Concrete" / "Accumulation" Chessex, Antoine / Apartment House / Jerome Noetinger:
"Plastic Concrete" / "Accumulation"

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Two long-form compositions combining acoustic and electronic orchestration by Antoine Chessex, convoluted works that take unusual twists and turns from spirited interaction to beautiful sonic passages, performed at London's Cafe Oto by an ensemble including Dominic Lash, Andrew Sparling, Jerome Noetinger, &c.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE: Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko) Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE:
Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko)

(Libra -- Japan )

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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo + the band Kaze, bringing guests trumpeter Cristian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins alongside trumpeter Natsuki Tamura into a spectacular big band of great power but also subtle meditation, in four works that include a tribute to the late guitarist and Fujii collaborator Kelly Churko.

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

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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

Silence Ensemble led by Peter Urpeth: John Cage: Speech Silence Ensemble led by Peter Urpeth:
John Cage: Speech

(FMR -- UK )

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These recordings of pieces by John Cage were made at a performance called Silence & Transmission led by Peter Upreth conducting an ensemble of four performers using radios and voice, held at An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides on 20th September 2012, as part of the celebrations for Cage's centenary.

Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL] Angles 9:
Disappeared Behind the Sun [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Saxophonist Martin Kuchen's amazing 9-piece Angles ensemble returns for an album titled for the grief of those who disappear due to war, crime and oppression, music that celebrates the tense balance in the challenge to confront and lead away from darkness and tyranny.

Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion :
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.

IKB : Dracaena Draco [2 CDs] IKB :
Dracaena Draco [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two CDs representing two extended improvisations of the IKB Ensemble with slightly different personnel, with each ensemble slowly unfolding an amazingly textured work of acoustics and electronics with strong intent and incredible technique, balanced by close listening and attention to detail; an excellent 21st century improvisation orchestra captured live.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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

Pisaro, Michael: Sometimes Pisaro, Michael:
Sometimes

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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

Lunar Error: Selene Lunar Error:
Selene

(BeCoq -- France )

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A rich and building improvisation from this French 10 piece ensemble, using 4 reeds, piano, zither, gangsa gantung, Indian harmonium, harmonium, mixing desk, contact microphones, banjo, objects, electric & acoustic guitars, effects, gong and drums to create a expansive audio universe that owes its sound to free improvisation and Ligeti.

Meurs! + Apolune: Meurs! + Apolune Meurs! + Apolune:
Meurs! + Apolune

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A co-production between BeCoq Records and Creative Sources, the quartet of saxophonist Mathhiew Lebrun with 3 guitarists--Leo Rathier, Paul Menard, and Thomas Coquelet--use preparations, feedbacks, glass, cymbals, microswitches, and unusual sax techniques to create unusual sonic environments that ebb and flow in introspective and disquieting ways.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere

(Discus -- UK )

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The debut release of the UK improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, co-led by Martin Archer & Chris Bywater, in a double CD blending kosmische musik, space rock, and contemporary classical, an improbable meeting between Ligeti, Klaus Schulze, & Quarkspace, supplemented at times by a string quartet, a sax quintet, and a 25-piece mixed choir.

Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger): Dogs Do Dream Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger):
Dogs Do Dream

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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Presented at the Vancouver International Improvisation Festival and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, guitarist Ron Samworth's conceptual work explores the life and dreams of a dog, with narration from Barbara Adler and an incredible ensemble including cellist Peggy, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, etc.

Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page): Sick Boss Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page):
Sick Boss

(Drip Audio -- Canada )

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A richly refined and sophisticated album drawing on improvisation, experimenation and rock elements from the collaborative Vancouver ensemble Sick Boss of core members guitarist Cole Schmidt, bassist James Meger and drummer Daniel Gaucher, with guests including guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee, trumpeter JP Carter, synth player Tyson Naylor, &c. &c.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: 03 Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
03

(Discus -- UK )

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The improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, led by Martin Archer, Chris Bywater, and Steve Dinsdale, in their 3rd album of innovative improvisation, haunting hypnotic grooves and blasts of sheer exuberance, with the band augmented by strings and trombone to give them a larger and more intense sound.

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.

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.

Rummel, Simon Ensemble: IM MEER Rummel, Simon Ensemble:
IM MEER

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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German composer and improviser Simon Rummel presents the 2nd release from his 11-piece Simon Rummel Ensemble, blending his interest in acoustic phenomena and improvisational harmonics in an extended work that shifts from beautiful tonal work to disruptive cacophony and back to melodic music, blending jazz and 20th century approaches; a great achievement.

IKB Ensemble: Ornithorhynchus Anatinus IKB Ensemble:
Ornithorhynchus Anatinus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's IKB Ensemble is an electracoustic improvising ensemble with a strong string and wind section, balanced with electric guitar, electronics, and percussion, each album focusing on an object--an art work, Dracaena Draco (Dragon Tree), Chelonoidis Nigra (Giant Tortoise)--and here taking on the Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, or platypus, in 3 fascinating movements.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: GIO poetics Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra:
GIO poetics

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Glasgow's Improvisers Orchestra from the CCA Glasgow performing three free improvisations and a discretely structured piece by Raymond MacDonald.

String Theory [PORTUGAL]: Gravity String Theory [PORTUGAL]:
Gravity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A sense of both lightness and weight drawn from Portuguese viola player's Ernesto Rodrigues' 18-piece String Theory, in a large and detailed improvisation using an incredible array of string sources, including viola, harp, violin, cello, viola da gamba, double bass, classical, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, zither, harpsichord, and piano.

Mitchell, Roscoe: Discussions Mitchell, Roscoe:
Discussions

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Four original improvisations, taken from legendary AACM composer, improviser and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell's "Conversations" album transcribed and performed by a twenty piece Bay Area orchestra, along with two orchestral improvisations and two duets with Roscoe Mitchell and flutist Wilfredo Terrazas.

Gerszewski, Nikolaus: Ordinary Music Vol. 35: Textures Gerszewski, Nikolaus:
Ordinary Music Vol. 35: Textures

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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German composer working in Budapest Nikolaus Gerszewski does not consider the score for this piece a composition, but rather a basis for a process, which is executed live at Fabrica Braco de Prata with Gerszewski himself plus improvisers Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Pedro Roxo, Nuno Torres, Armando Pereira, Carlos Santos, Pedro Castello Lopes & Andre Mota.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Possible Universes Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Possible Universes

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Started in 1995 as an interdisciplinary unit of improvisational artists led by Boston area reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck and cellist Glynis Lomon, exploring multi-phonics, glissando, microtones, graphic & descriptive scores, and extended techniques, expanding the ensemble with like-minded musicians, here in this 2017 recording of full 24-piece orchestra.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Lulu Auf Dem Berg Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Lulu Auf Dem Berg

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The opening moments of "Stream of Consciousness"are disorienting. Awash in reverb, as in an empty warehouse or a bounded public square, Maria Radich's vocals mingle with those of an audience of unknown size. Camera shutters click, men ...

Leap of Faith Orchestra: Supernovae Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Supernovae

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Boston area composer and multi-instrumentalist David Peck developed a unique approach to scoring for this large and idiosyncratic ensemble, referred to as Frame Notation, giving descriptions of sonority, time scale, events, playing occurrences, &c, leaving a great deal of freedom for these extraordinary musicians, as borne out in their incredible and extended performance.

Leap of Faith Orchestra: The Expanding Universe Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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The Leap of Faith Orchestra is a large improvisation ensemble comprised of 5 ub-units--Leap of Faith, Metal Chaos Ensemble, String Theory, Turbulence, and the New Language Collaborative--all assembled here for a massive and far-ranging experience, scored with time indices and English language descriptions by leader David Peck; dense and spectacular.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Maat Mons Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Maat Mons

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"As always, the geometry is of the n-dimensional sort. The number of dimensions that vary is impressive: membership, instrumentation, location, duration, and so on. Certainly, the overall shape of each VGO performance is highly variable...

Suspensao: Theatron Suspensao:
Theatron

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"In Gerald Murnane's Barley Patch, he writes of a character who, listening to music in an old timber building, would hope to find "the crowd of dust-motes that he sometimes saw swirling or drifting in a shaft of sunlight." As he listene...

HumaNoise: Tutti HumaNoise:
Tutti

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"HumaNoise Tutti is an opportunity to hear Rodrigues in a large group that's not of his own devising-though there is often such complex and varied activity here, it would be misleading to evaluate it in the context of any one individual...

Ensemble MIA : Live 2016 Ensemble MIA :
Live 2016

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Ensemble MIA unites over 60 improvisers and experimental musicians from all over the world, who participated in MIA 2016 - 7th Encontro de Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia (Improvised Music Encounter) festival. The event ...

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.

Isotope Ensemble: Yttrium Isotope Ensemble:
Yttrium

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An incredible example of Creative Sources/Ernesto Rodrigues' large electroacoustic ensembles, blending acoustic and electronic sources in slow moving and subtle improvised works of a large scale, here with 12 musicians layering string, brass, keys, percussion, synth and computer into a mysterious harmonic and hallucinatory convergence of powerful intention.

L'Ensemble Instable : L'Ennui L'Ensemble Instable :
L'Ennui

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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