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Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson: Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]
Common Objects: Butcher / Davies / Davies / Patterson:
Whitewashed with Lines [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $24.95    




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A double CD featuring two extended live performances by the electroacoustic quartet of John Butcher (sax), Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harps) & Lee Patterson (amplifed devices), one an improv from Durham in 2013, the other a graphic score from Newcastle, 2014.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Cundy, Chris: Mountains
Cundy, Chris:
Mountains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


Price: $20.95    




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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.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Les porteuses d'O
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Les porteuses d'O

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Montreal's superb ensemble of improvisers explore the integration of composed music with improvisation, here in 3 graphic scores from from Danielle Palardy Roger, Joane Hetu, and Lisa Cay Miller, allowing individual performers extensive freedom within fixed compositional frameworks leading to extraordinary and unexpected results, captured lived at Amphitheatre du Gesu in 2017.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker): Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CD
Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (feat. Marilyn Crispell / Evan Parker):
Parallel Moments Unbroken [2CDS]

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $18.95    




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Scottland's large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians, merging backgrounds in free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art, in a 2-CD release of a piece commissioned by the BBC and featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophist Evan Parker, written using graphic scores, through composition, photographs and artwork.

O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House: Best That You Do This For Me
O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House:
Best That You Do This For Me

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The UK ensemble Apartment House commissioned this work from composer & experimenter Jim O'Rourke based on their performance of other O'Rourke works, here interpreting a new graphic score designed like a sonic mobile, creating a minimal yet episodic piece of flexible interpretation as the performers whistle, hum and quietly sing in combination with bowed harmonics.

Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao): Pinkdraft 2010
Pinkdraft (Torees / Jacinto / Travassos / Morao):
Pinkdraft 2010

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A polyphonic approach to noise using open improv and graphic scores from this Portugese quartet performing on sax, cello, percussion, amplified objects, circuit bending and analog electronics.

Rusling, Terry : The Machine Is Broken
Rusling, Terry :
The Machine Is Broken

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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Retrospective of Terry Rusling, a Canadian composer of electronic music working for the CBC in the 60's, who was introduced to the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the title of Research Associate, receiving a Canada Council Grant to travel and work in Belgium, Utrecht, Paris, &c.; 2 of his graphic scores are part of John Cage's "Notations" project.

Taylor, Trevor: Oscillations 12 Tone Music For Jazz Quintet
Taylor, Trevor:
Oscillations 12 Tone Music For Jazz Quintet

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Exploring the jazz tradition through 12 tone serial tone row scales, along with graphic scores & other variations, from UK composer Trevor Taylor, also on drums & vibraphones, in a quintet with Shanti Paul Jayashina on trumpet, Josh Ison on saxophones, Dan Banks on piano, and Jose Canha on Double Bass, in a set of tunes that beautifully balance freedom and lyricism.

Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman: In And Out Of Focus
Chabala, Barry / Ann Coman:
In And Out Of Focus

(Roeba -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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This album of improvised music was born out of mutual appreciation and admiration for the respective art forms of Ann Coman and experimental sound artist Barry Chabala, who performed original guitar improvisations while Coman intuitively created visual artworks from those performances, then reversing the process where Chabala interpreted Coman's art as visual scores.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef
Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty:
Pacifica Koral Reef

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Interpreting trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ankhrasmation graphic score--the term joining the Egyptian symbol for life, the Ethiopian word for leader and the universal term for mother--Smith and guitarists Alex Varty & Henry Kaiser use the rich combination of visual cues and musical notation to record this rapturous and unduplicable album of profound and engaging improvisation.

Akama, Ryoko: Songs For A Shed
Akama, Ryoko:
Songs For A Shed

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Six beautiful, fragile and mysterious works for piano in combinations with other orchestral arrangements and solo, including pitch-based compositions and a graphic work directed by photographs, performed by members of Apartment House in duos, quintets & sextets; works initially commissioned by Another Timbre and Philip Thomas and here performed on piano by Siwan Rhys.

Wittenburg, Florian : Kranenburg Tree
Wittenburg, Florian :
Kranenburg Tree

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Using a metasynth, a software instrument that allows the user to draw or paint music, and a photograph of a small tree observed at a former train station in the German town of Kranenbur, composer Florian Wittenburg generates complex sound structures from the simple structures of the tree's branches used as a template for four rich sonic sketches.

Eisenberg, Wendy: Bloodletting [2 CDs]
Eisenberg, Wendy:
Bloodletting [2 CDs]

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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In a study of memory and the way we alter or prioritize what we remember, NY guitarist Wendy Eisenberg composed this intimately personal long form text score in four movements to be memorized and then performed using the nonlinear randomness of recollection, recorded in two performances at Firehouse 12 in 2019, once on acoustic guitar and once on banjo.

Mayas, Magda / Tina Douglas: Objects Of Interest [CD + BOOK]
Mayas, Magda / Tina Douglas:
Objects Of Interest [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $26.95    




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Following the visual scores of multi-disciplinary artist Tina Douglas, pianist Magda Mayas uses objects and preparations on piano, clavinet & rhodes keyboards to expand on Douglas' sculptural and tactile scores, exposing the fragility or imperfections in each, allowing one melody, chord or noise to become the focus of Maya's aural rendering and interpretations.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Commutation
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Commutation

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Ensemble Supermusique, Montreal's premiere open-minded improvising ensemble, here led by saxophonist & vocalist Joane Hetu and conducted by percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger, present a live concert of graphic scores dating back to 1920, with works from Fred Frith (Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire), Luigi Russolo, Maxime Daigneault, Emilie Girard-Charest & Anestis Logothetis.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Sonne l'image
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Sonne l'image

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The collective ensemble Supermusique featuring key performers from Montréal's musique actuelle scene, including Jean Derome, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy, &c. perform "Sounding the Image", three animated scores composed through the creation of moving images and rendered live in a remarkable concert at Amphiteatre de Gesu, in Montreal in 2019.

Greenlief, Phillip : Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
Greenlief, Phillip :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Four trios perform selections from composer and reedist Phillip Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE - 37 Graphic Scores For Trio, featuring John Bischoff, Kyle Bruckmann, Mark Clifford, Evelyn Davis, Tim Decillis, Gabby Fluke Mogul, Jane Rigler, and Tim Perkis, each composition a unique sonic sculpture, creating a diverse set of unique recordings realized by consummate performers.

PEK Solo: The Strange Theory of Light & Matter
PEK Solo:
The Strange Theory of Light & Matter

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Four times David Peck, as the Boston reedist and multi-instrumentalist leverages concepts from his graphic scores for the Leap of Faith Orchestra designed to limit the excesses of large ensemble in improvisation, following his score of symbols and written instructions through four recorded iterations, listening to and reacting to the previous layers in a virtual quartet of PEKs.

Weston, Matt: Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $5.36    




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Percussionist and electronics artist Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) in a 7" release showcasing his playing skills over his own notation systems employing additional dimensions of pre-and post-gestural strategies, using written standard notation and visual cues based on multiple and simultaneous, graphic scores.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(4 Men With Beards -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 3rd installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic): The Funambulists
Funambulists, The (Tibor Takacs Faki / Laslo Lenkes / Goran Grubisic):
The Funambulists

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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An energetic trio of Serbian free improvisers from Tibor Takacs Faki on reeds, Laslo Lenkes on guitar and Goran Grubisic on drums, Tibor Takacs Faki and Goran Grubisic both part of the rock band Wooden Ambulance, that energy translating into their indefatigable approach to collective improvisation, just keeping a lid on their rambunctious interaction.

Fully Celebrated Orchestra: Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones
Fully Celebrated Orchestra:
Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Jim Hobbs, Timo Shanko and Django Carranza in a studio release of original upbeat and amazing riff based compositions, along with a nifty skate video.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 4th installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

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.

Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun: Out Of The Beast Came Honey
Taubenfeld's, Ziv Full Sun:
Out Of The Beast Came Honey

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld's sextet perform the leader's innovative compositions that include a tribute to alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, and a graphic composition for Sunny Murray, in a band with Michael Moore (sax & clarinet), Joost Buis (trombone), Nico Chientaroli (piano), Omer Govreen (double bass) and Onno Govaert (drums & percussion).

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Rosenfeld, Marina: roygbiv&b [BOOK]
Rosenfeld, Marina:
roygbiv&b [BOOK]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




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A handsome spiral-bound book to accompany experimental sound artist and turntablist Marin Rosenfeld's roygbiv&b project riffing on the title through performance memory exercises, with text including a "User's Manual", a foreward by musicologist Benjamin Piekut, color & b/w images from the performance & exhibition, and four fold-out pages with scores.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Room of the the Present
Gregorio, Guillermo / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
Room of the the Present

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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Two performances of Chicago reedist and composer Guillermo Gregorio's graphic score "Moholy 2", inspired by the artwork of László Moholy-Nagy, recorded in two conductions at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2007 & 2008 by the trio of Gregorio on clarinets & alto sax, Damon Smith on double bass, and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, cymbals and drums.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con
Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Orchestra Entropy: Rituals
Orchestra Entropy:
Rituals

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 5 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 5 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 5th installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 6 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 6 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 6th and final installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

Olsen, Lance Austin : Dark Heart
Olsen, Lance Austin :
Dark Heart

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Four fascinating and detailed compositions from Canadian composer and painter Lance Austin Olsen, each work giving the performers space to collaborate on the results, using graphic scores and Cage-like elements from recordings; performers include Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Patrick Farmer and Apartment House.

Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love): Clusterfuck
Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love):
Clusterfuck

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here improvising over a work of graphic notation where the composed structures are balanced with blocks of improvisation, allowing for quick dynamic shifts in direction.

Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love): New Map
Large Unit (Paal Nilssen-Love):
New Map

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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One of a pair of albums--New Map and Clusterfuck--recorded in the studio in Oslo, Norway by percussionist and composer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, a 15-piece, incredibly flexible and open-minded ensemble, here performing a work where the improvisers are provided with a series of open-form "cells"--concrete ideas, notes and directions--to which they must respond.

Soldier, Dave / William Hooker: Lewitt Etudes
Soldier, Dave / William Hooker:
Lewitt Etudes

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Inspired by the graphic wall drawings of American artist and sculptor Sol Lewitt, designed as graphic scores for flexibility in improvisation, violinist Dave Soldier and drummer William Hooker assembled this impressive ensemble to present 9 etudes, performed with Rebecca Cherry, Kirk Knuffke, Ayumi Ishito, Hans Tammen, Alex Greene, Luke Stewart, and Ken Filiano.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal [Used Item]

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $7.20    




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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.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle <i>[Used Item]</i>
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $8.10    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle <i>[Used Item]</i>
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.50    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Orchestra Entropy: Rituals <i>[Used Item]</i>
Orchestra Entropy:
Rituals [Used Item]

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $8.00    




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An extended work for 10 improvisers using a composite composition of graphic scores, open notations, and two trio sub-pieces titled "skelf" (electric guitar, double bass and drums) and "antiphon" (violin, viola and double bass), all directed by UK saxophonist Matt London in an ensemble with reeds, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar, and Mark Sanders on drums.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle <i>[Used Item]</i>
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $12.00    




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

PEK Solo: The Strange Theory of Light & Matter <i>[Used Item]</i>
PEK Solo:
The Strange Theory of Light & Matter [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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PROMO COPY WITH CUT CORNER

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla'
Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Dykstra, Jordan: Stressings
Dykstra, Jordan:
Stressings

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Exploring diverse landscapes and moments of extreme behavior changes through a single acoustic viola, composed and performed by Jordan Dykstra, in four pieces that vary his approach to the instrument through overlapping tones, drones, extended techniques and rolling cycles, performed in California at the California Institute of the Arts and at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences
Evans-Weiler, Morgan:
Correspondences

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences <i>[Used Item]</i>
Evans-Weiler, Morgan:
Correspondences [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $7.00    




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The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.

Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble: Treatise
Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble:
Treatise

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.

Roebke, Jason: Four Spheres
Roebke, Jason:
Four Spheres

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Brilliantly unusual approaches to jazz scores from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke in a quartet with legendary saxophonist and clarinetist Edward Wilkerson Jr., pianist Mabel Kwan and drummer Marcus Evans, all four also performing on metronome, and Roebke providing low-fi cassette interruptions, a fascinating merging of jazz forms and methods of making the music stop.

Mohanna, Nickolas: Double Pendulum [VINYL]
Mohanna, Nickolas:
Double Pendulum [VINYL]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Improvisations from graphic scores that influence the structural framework for these five pieces from New York-based artist & composer Nickolas Mohanna, who uses a varied palette of percussive devices alongside electric guitar and computer, including hammered notes and brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes that emerge and submerge in each floating work.

Weston, Matt: This Is Broken [VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
This Is Broken [VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Two extended works for percussion & electronics from Matt Weston, a curious coupling of resonant interactions that is likely a mysterious mixture of preparation, improvisation and composition, augmented with electronics and modified in the mix through studio manipulation, making for fascinating journeys through enigmatic punctuation and sound.

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Jon Irabagon / Zeena Parkins / Tom Rainey): Monochromes
Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Jon Irabagon / Zeena Parkins / Tom Rainey):
Monochromes

(Intakt -- Austria )


Price: $18.95    




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Saxophonist & composer Ingrid Laubrock's quartet with Jon Irabagon on sopranino sax, Zeena Parkins on electric harp and Tom Rainey on drums, in a work of conventional and graphic notation with text instructions, accompanied by fixed media tape pieces (monochromes), from Nate Wooley, Adam Matlock, Tom Rainey, and by JD Allen, David Breskin & Ingrid Laubrock manipulating Harry Bertoia sculptures.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Le fil d'Ariane
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Le fil d'Ariane

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Featuring works premiered at the ESM concert "Zigzague and Colore" in November 2022 in Montreal at Escape Orange - Edifice Wilder - Espace Danse, this exceptional concert of Montreal's premiere improvising Ensemble SuperMusique presents the works of three female composers--Elizabeth Millar, Laura Kavanaugh, and Danielle Palardy Roger--through a variety of graphic scores.

Butcher, John + 13: Fluid Fixations
Butcher, John + 13:
Fluid Fixations

(Weight of Wax -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Commissioned for the 2021 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, John Butcher's fantastic work for 14 improvisers of unique approach employs what Butcher refers to as "psychological orchestration"--imagining how each performer might respond to particular ideas & their sonic company--the score, which includes photographic imagery, directing specific solos, duos & small groupings.

Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson: I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka
Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson:
I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka

(OUTERDISK -- Sweden )


Price: $13.95    




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Inspired by August Strindberg's short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan, and using composer Rosanna Gunnarson's underwater recordings including a piano being lowered into water, Swedish pianist Karin Johansson performs Gunnarson's graphic score and compositions on a prepared grand piano.

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 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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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.

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

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID III
Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID III

(Noton -- Austria )


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The third part of the HYbr:ID series from electronic composer Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, investigating new approaches to composition through unique systems of musical notation and graphic scores, rendered in beautifully paced multi-spacial sound, this part influenced by the movement and subtle gestures of the traditional Japanese theater form, Noh.

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID III [VINYL 2 LPs]
Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID III [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Noton -- Austria )


Price: $41.95    




In Stock

The third part of the HYbr:ID series from electronic composer Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, investigating new approaches to composition through unique systems of musical notation and graphic scores, rendered in beautifully paced multi-spacial sound, this part influenced by the movement and subtle gestures of the traditional Japanese theater form, Noh.



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