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Frith, Fred: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera.

Frith, Fred: Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter.

Frith, Fred: Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] Frith, Fred:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The third of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Technology of Tears, Propaganda, Allies, Accidental, The Previous Evening, Happy End Problem, Nowhere, Sideshow, Field Days; Inimitable (previously unreleased).

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".

Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley) Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley)

(Ideologic Organ -- France )

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In 2012 the trio of composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram, both performing on computers, and Stephen O'Malley on electric guitar, entered the GRM Paris studios to develop this work, depicting in sound The Veil Nebula--the results of a massive supernova--heard in this working session including verbal conduction as the three developed the piece.

Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House: Ballad Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House:
Ballad

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Two works from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith and performed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Kerry Yong: "Through the Low Hills" a piece for constrained variations like an object viewed from different angles as it is turned over; and "Ballad" a major work intended for performance that unfolds slowly, allowing for delicate melodic interaction.

Feldman, Barbara Monk : Verses Feldman, Barbara Monk :
Verses

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Known for her chamber and piano works, Canadian composer and widow of Morton Feldman presents five beautiful chamber works performed by the trio of George Barton on percussion, Siwan Rhys on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, introspective and contemplative pieces of rich color & reflection that reveal the gravity between sound and silence.

Leith, Oliver: Me Hollywood Leith, Oliver:
Me Hollywood

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five chamber works written by composer UK Oliver Leith, the debut CD release from the creative music group Explore Ensemble including a piece they commissioned--Me Hollywood--, the compositions spanning four years of work and reflecting a sort of portrait of the composer as he experiments with unusual arrangements, sampling sounds, and new instruments.

Weeks, James : Summer Weeks, James :
Summer

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Five chamber works from UK composer James Week performed by Explore Ensemble, developing works extending the poetic idea of a piece as an imaginary or remembered space by exploring combinations of instruments such as the mixed instrumental duos, the use of slow-moving or static background harmonics, and intimate instrumental idioms based on long, breath-length sounds.

Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock: Four Walls Full Of Sound Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock:
Four Walls Full Of Sound

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Opening Performance Orchestra, the Czech avant noise music group from perform an electronic interpretation of composer Phill Niblocks's work "Four Walls Full of Sound", recorded in the studio the day after a live performance at the 2017 Ostrava Days Festival of New and Experimental Music.

Marchetti, Lionel: La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat Marchetti, Lionel:
La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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A fascination for clouds may have influenced French electroacoustic composer Lionel Marchetti in the composition of his incredible "Micro-Climat", a journey through concrete and acousmatic sound with a sense of open environments, perfectly paired on this LP with the epic journey presented to the listeners in his expansive and impressionist work "La Grande Valée".

Bokanowski, Michele: Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL] Bokanowski, Michele:
Rhapsodia / Battements Solaires [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two works from Paris-based electroacoustic composer Michèle Bokanowski (b. 1943 and who studied with Pierre Schaeffer) recorded by the artist in 2008 and 2018, "Rhapsodia" an hypnotic work of looping structures and rich strains of muted melody, while "Battements Solaires" is the edgy soundtrack to the award-winning film of the same name by her husband Patrick Bokanowski.

Curran, Alvin: The Works [VINYL] Curran, Alvin:
The Works [VINYL]

(Our Swimmer -- Germany )

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Alvin Curran's famous 1980 composition combines piano, voice, a Serge modular synthesizer, and tape recordings, particularly of his 14 year old dachshund Caspar "singing", recorded after meeting a female dog in heat earlier in the day, a peculiar love song based around a 5-note motive played on the piano, increasingly frenzied and affected by the Serge synth.

Papenheim, Torsten: Hellerau Papenheim, Torsten:
Hellerau

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A percussive "Natchtprogramm" and a tonal "Syntax" from composer Torsten Papenheim, recorded in the studio in Cologne and Berlin, the former performed with trombonist Matthias Much, double bassist Achim Tang and pianist Philip Zoubek; the latter with Johannest Trondle (violincello) & Axel Haller (electric bass), then with Elena Kakaliagou (french horn) & Evi Filippou (percussion).

Baysse, Jeremy: In C Baysse, Jeremy:
In C

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in live conditions and multitrack, French guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Baysse performs a version of Terry Riley's classical minimalist composition "In C" using electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve string guitar, effects, banjo, bass, glockenspiel, maracas, cymbal, mandolin, synthesizer, percussion, and drum machine.

Riley, Gyan: Silver Lining Riley, Gyan:
Silver Lining

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Virtuoso guitarist and composer Gyan Riley, son of composer Terry Riley, in his second solo album on the Tzadik label, a brilliant collection of classical guitar works expanded with influences from minimalism, flamenco, bossa nova, and folk, nine pieces recorded during the pandemic lockdown for an album of intricate detail and reflective perseverance.

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.

Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Novik, Aaron:
Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.

Pederneschi, Alberto: Microcosmo Pederneschi, Alberto:
Microcosmo

(FMR -- UK )

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Using prepared drums drums, objects, voice, and Kalimba, Italian drummer Alberto Pederneschi presents eight solo works recorded in the studio, an unhurried but authoritative set of pieces that merge composed and improvised sections, drawing and evoking a narrative sense in coherent arrangements and intimate story telling.

Plan Kruutntoone: Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Plan Kruutntoone:
Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The fifth album from Amsterdam avant rock band Plan Kruutntoone led by Hans Visser on guitar, banjo & voice, and drummer/percussionist Chris Mźller, is a diverse set of recording that bring a sense of isolation and introspection, including spoken word pieces with Samuel Beckett text fragments, and a string quartet composed by Hans Visser; unique and singular.

Nutters, Koen: Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs] Nutters, Koen:
Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Three versions of composer Koen Nutters piece "Intervals, time and space between," performed in Berlin, Switzerland and The Netherlands in 2019 by Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble with special guests Stefan Thut, Luke Martin, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn, the work open to interpretation as a construction kit for each player to build their own version.

Musicworks: #139 Spring/Summer 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#139 Spring/Summer 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring/Summer issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, including an 11-track CD of music from the artists covered in each issue, with articles: Sobey Art Award wubber Lou Shppard; a 30-page section exploring climate emergency through nine sound and music artists; Brooklyn-based composer and violist Tanya Kalmanovitch; Ashley Au; James Goddard; David Psutka; &c. &c!

Eastman, Julius : Femenine Eastman, Julius :
Femenine

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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ensemble 0: Variable geometry performs this essential work from composer Julius Eastman, written in 1974 for a chamber ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments, merging a backbone of hypnotic minimalism with forms of improvisation and points of flexibility for the performers, a great example of Eastman's work and relationship to other contemporary composers.

Power, Ian: Diligence Power, Ian:
Diligence

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two works for solo instrumentalists by Baltimore composer Ian Power, both written in 1984: "mahrem bir eser | a private work" using microtonal harmonics and electronic noise, performed by cellist Mariel Robers and recorded in 2016 at Brandeis Univeristy; and "swathe" using overtone and microtone performed by clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich and recorded in NYC in 2019.

Sugimoto, Taku: Guitars Sugimoto, Taku:
Guitars

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Three concisely plain compositions for guitar, two solo and one trio, are played only with open strings or natural harmonics, where all the tunings are respectively irregular, written by Tokyo-based guitarist and composer Taku Sugimoto and performed and recorded in St. Petersburg, Russia by guitarists Andrey Popovsky, Denis Sorokin and Alexander Markvart.

Strieff, Peter: Chronos-Kairos Strieff, Peter:
Chronos-Kairos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Exploring the difference between the two Greek concepts of time--chronos (measurable) and kairos (qualitative moments)--Bern composer Urs Peter Schneider's 1973 composition uses synthesizers to measure, divide, experience, forget, free from, and embody time; plus a 1968 composition with Ensemble Nueue Horizon Bern, and two recent works with Ensemble Montaigne.

Grisey, Gerard / Iancu Dumitrescu / Niels Christian Rasmussen / Thanos Chrysakis / Salvatore Sciarri Grisey, Gerard / Iancu Dumitrescu / Niels Christian Rasmussen / Thanos Chrysakis / Salvatore Sciarrino / Lori Freedman / Tim Hodgkinson:
Music for Violas, Bass Clarinets & Flutes

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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Compositions for violas, bass clarinets and flutes performed by Vincent Royer, Jill Valentine, Jason Alder, Chris Cundy, Tim Hodgkinson, Yoni Silver, Lori Freedman, Carla Rees, Karin de Fleyt, Thanos Chrysakis, Katrina Lauder, with compositions from Gerard Grisey, Iancu Dumitrescu, Thanos Chrysakis, Niels Rasmussen, Salvatore Sciarrino, Lori Freedman, and Tim Hodgkinson.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Five Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Five

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The final of five volumes from this series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Harvey Valdes, Antonio Guillen, Boris Belica, Sandy Ewen, Denis Sorokin, Arvind Ganga, Pengboon Don, Josue Amador, Todd Clouser, and Mohammed Ashraf.

Granberg, Magnus w/ Miki Maruta, Ko Ishikawa, Toshimaru Nakamura: Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dw Granberg, Magnus w/ Miki Maruta, Ko Ishikawa, Toshimaru Nakamura:
Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Stockholm composer Magnus Granberg's first visit to Japan was to perform at the 2019 Ftarri Festival, adapting his extended and subtle work "Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth", originally composed for the Boston ensemble Ordinary Affects, here reworked for sho, koto, prepared piano and electronics performed by Ko Ishikawa, Miki Maruta and Toshimaru Nakamura.

Good, Kevin: Slow, Silent, Singing Good, Kevin:
Slow, Silent, Singing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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The centerpiece of composer Kevin Good's "Slow" series is this evening-length glockenspiel solo, performed by San Diego based glockenspiel player Michael Jones, the composition of slow, melodic fragments that are increasingly permeated by swathes of silence of increasing length, exploring how the expressivity of the melodies are perceived and framed by these silences.

Gerard, Pierre: Imprevu Visible Inverse Gerard, Pierre:
Imprevu Visible Inverse

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Using guitars, violin, electronics, field recordings, abstract voice, and a "sound knife in the sand", Pierre Gerard recorded this set of 13 works in Liege, Belgium, and Wimereux, France, in 2019, using intuitive approaches to his minimalist electroacoustic compositions as he assembles his elements to convey human gesture and architectural form in sound.

Bober, Max: Somos Bober, Max:
Somos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Four works by Argentinian composer Max Bober living in Warsaw, Poland, performed in solo, duo and trio configurations by pianist Alejandro Peña Gutiérrez, flutists Francisco Rojas and Clara Peláez Hidalgo, and soprano Natalia Jarosiewicz; fragile works of depth and beauty that unfold gracefully.

Barco, Sergio Cote: Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers Barco, Sergio Cote:
Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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"An invitation into our perceptual periphery, where noise(s) — and perhaps we — can be somewhat disobedient" read the liner notes to Colombian composer Sergio Cote Barco's sound work, three compositions from extreme minimalism and silence to rich sound, each varying the topography and envelopes of sound, ostensibly performed by "electronic music".

Shea, David: The Thousand Buddha Caves Shea, David:
The Thousand Buddha Caves

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Composer, keyboardist and conceptualist David Shea continues his musical journeys through the world's ancient trading routes that began with his albums Hsi-Yu Chi, The Tower of Mirrors, Satyricon and Rituals, here in ten encompassing compositions exploring the trading route from ancient Xian to Rome, through music, stories, history and Buddhist influences.

Nordheim / Schmidt / Weinheimer: Das Gekochte Nordheim / Schmidt / Weinheimer:
Das Gekochte

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Sharing compositional credits with the title translating to "the cooked", the trio of Andreas Nordheim on cornet, Ole Schmidt on clarinets, and Chris Weinheimer on flutes, with pianist Jan Gerdes guesting on one piece, present 16 recordings of minimalist harmonic and tonal development, mysterious and haunting works are taxonomically named by their location.

Guedon, Yannick: L'insistance Des Possibles Guedon, Yannick:
L'insistance Des Possibles

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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French voice artist and composer Yannick GuŽdon living in Brussels composed this extended work, the title translating to "insistence on possibilities", realized with cellist Deborah Walker and violist Cyprien Busolini, Guédon merging extended utterance into long string drones, contrasted with silence, as the piece moves through very specific placement.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Four Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Four

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The fourth of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Janet Feder, Martin Vishnick, Ikbal Lubys, Edward J. Gibbs, Joshua Weitzel, Guram Machavari, Eric Wong, Garth Erasmus, and Bill Horist.

Tenney, James (Ensemble Open Music Gera): Acoustic Phenomena / Hymnic Sounds Tenney, James (Ensemble Open Music Gera):
Acoustic Phenomena / Hymnic Sounds

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Recording in Altes Wannenbad Gera, in Gera, Germany, an ensemble of performers associated with Ensemble Open Music Gera and Ensemble Zeitkratzer perform James Tenney's work exploring concepts of tuning systems, sound/noise, consonance/dissonance, sound/silence, and organisation of time, in three pieces that use a climax-oriented form Tenney refers to as "swell pieces".

Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage): Teresa de Avila Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage):
Teresa de Avila

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The third and final CD in composer John Zorn's trilogy inspired by historic figures of Christian mysticism, following works for Francesco d'Assisi and Julian of Norwich, these 10 pieces are conducted by Zorn and written specifically for the acoustic guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley; an album of breathtaking character and inspired playing.

Niblock, Phill [CLEAR VINYL]: MMXX-12: Browned Niblock, Phill [CLEAR VINYL]:
MMXX-12: Browned

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )

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Recording in Cologne, Germany, the quartet of Arne Deforce on cello, Deborah Walker on cello, Erik Drescher on flute, and Dafne Vicent Sandoval on bassoon realize NY composer Phill Niblock's work of acoustic drone, using long sustained notes to create a seething combination of harmonic interactions with an ominous tone, ending somewhat abruptly to reveal its layers.

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

(7272music -- USA )

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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.

Quatuor Bozzini: Alvin Lucier: Navigations Quatuor Bozzini:
Alvin Lucier: Navigations

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Performing four of avant composer Alvin Lucier's works composed between 1991 and 2004, the Montreal-based Quatuor Bozzini (Clemens Merkel on violin, Alissa Cheung on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello) focus on Lucier's works of sonic exploration, including the intensely harmonic interactions of the album's title work.

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.

Winter, Michael / Liminar: Single Track Winter, Michael / Liminar:
Single Track

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Working with Liminar, one of the premier new music ensembles in Mexico, German/US composer Michael Winter wrote this dynamic and extended work pursuing a method of enumerating all ways of articulating a 6-note chord with 7 instruments bound by certain constraints, using the computer science concept of "Gray Code" switches to create shifts within the piece's progressions.

Democ, Adrian / Apartment House: Hlaholika Democ, Adrian / Apartment House:
Hlaholika

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Commissioned by Another Timbre for the quarantine commissions series, Hlaholika was developed by composer Adrián Demoč for the Apartment House ensemble as a quintet of violin, double bass, clarinet, viola & piano, using the configurations for 3 other works performed here by Apartment House; plus a piece for an ensemble from the Janacek School of Music in the Czech Republic.

Musicworks: #138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of 2020 is is dedicated to the art of conversation in music and about music during the age of pandemic; with Debby Friday on the cover, plus articles about Victoria-based composer Anna Höstman, Tehran-born Araz Salek, Tkarón:to-based saxophonist and composer Olivia Shortt, with a CD including tracks from those artists, plus reviews, articles, &c.

Nitsch, Hermann: Musik der 155. Aktion [2 CDs] Nitsch, Hermann:
Musik der 155. Aktion [2 CDs]

(Tochnit Aleph -- Germany )

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Recording of the premiere performance of Hermann Nitsch's large-scale symphony for full orchestra, brass ensemble and choir, in five movement, composed for the 155th Action of the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater, and performed in 2018 as the first action to be staged in the Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, coinciding with the occasion of Nitsch's 80th birthday.

Lamb, Catherine : Muto Infinitas Lamb, Catherine :
Muto Infinitas

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A 50-minute minimalist composition for quartertone bass flute and double bass in just intonation from composer Catherine Lamb, who refers to the tuning structure as "rational" intonation, the piece unmetered as the melody emerges almost imperceptibly; recorded in Andreaskirche, Berlin in 2019 and performed by Rebecca Lane (flute) and Jon Heilbron (bass).

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Three Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Three

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The third of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Sergio Sorrentino, Christian Vasseur, CharbelHaber, Misha Marks, Henry Kaiser, Nick Ashwood, Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen, Sharif Sehnaoui, Colin Robinson, Martin Huba

Chase, Claire: Density 2036 [4 CDs] Chase, Claire:
Density 2036 [4 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Part of flutist Claire Chase's project to commission a modern body of work for the instrument, this 4-CD set features 17 works by 15 composers, including the multi-part album-long composition "Pan" by Brazilian-born Marcos Balter, with works for the entire flute family from piccolo to contrabass flute; participants include Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Pauline Oliveros, &c.

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 )

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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.

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.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander: Walk My Way, Volume Two Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander:
Walk My Way, Volume Two

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The second of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from David Stackenas, Jessica Ackerley, Jorge Espinal, Usui Yasuhiro, Scott Fields, Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson, Sam Shalabi, Shinobu Nemoto and Nyctalllz.

Durand, Werner: Schwingende Luftsaulen 3 Durand, Werner:
Schwingende Luftsaulen 3

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of wind music, especially on the Pan-Ney, an instrument developed by Berlin composer Werner Durand, along with electronics and a piece using the talking drum as performed by Marika Falk, presenting early works from the 1990s that bridge both improvisation and composition with an embraceable sound that reveals underlying complexity.

Rosenfeld, Marina: Deathstar [VINYL 2 LPs] Rosenfeld, Marina:
Deathstar [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Shelter Press -- France )

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Each side of these 2 LPs is take from one of four installations by Marina Rosendfeld in Frankfurt, Donaueschingen, and NYC, presenting the installation Deathstar; a piano performance within the Deathstar; a re-notation in the form of a concerto for piano and chamber orchestra; and the orchestration's reduction to something like chamber music.

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.

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.

Cundy, Chris: Mountains Cundy, Chris:
Mountains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Eichler, Hendrick: Dimensions Eichler, Hendrick:
Dimensions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Active in the modern creative music scene around Germany and The Netherlands, drummer/percussionist Hendrik Eichler explores a variety of "Dimensions" and "Transcendence" in solo percussive playing, using traditional and extended techniques, from highly active to deeply introspective moods, assisted at time through digital technology.

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.

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.

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.

Hennies, Sarah: Spectral Malsconcities Hennies, Sarah:
Spectral Malsconcities

(New World Records -- USA )

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Two works of tension, timing and dramatic presentation, one performed by the Bearthoven trio of piano, bass and percussion, repeating polyrhythmic contrapuntal figures; and one performed by the Bent Duo of David Friend and Bill Solomon using vibraphones and piano, drawing on harmonic dissonance to create sonic interference that draws attention to Hennie's composition.

Tippett, Keith: The Monk Watches The Eagle Tippett, Keith:
The Monk Watches The Eagle

(Discus -- UK )

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As though an elegy for the departed pianist and composer, Keith Tippett does not perform on this work, which was commissioned for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, but conducts an ensemble that includes Julie Tippetts on voice, a saxophone octet that includes long-time collaborator Paul Dunmall, and the polyphonic choir of the BBC Singers; an exquisite and stirring work.

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.

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

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )

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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.

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 -- Germany )

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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.

[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.

 

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