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Lingens, Hannes: Music For Strings Lingens, Hannes:
Music For Strings

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Four compositions for strings from German composer Hannes Lingens, including the three-part "Triptych" work performed by the Ensemble CoÔ, a septet directed by bassist Félicie Bazelair that emphasizes bowed strings; and two solo works performed by Bazelair: "Methods and Materials" & "Solo for String Instruments" employing advanced approaches to the double bass.

Sharp, Elliott SysOrk: ReGenerate Sharp, Elliott SysOrk:
ReGenerate

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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As part of NY composer, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Elliott Sharp's 70th birthday observation he performed a series of concerts under the moniker "E#@70", initiating the series with this remarkable concert at Roulette, premiering 4 new works performed by his SysOrk ensemble, dedicated to performing Sharp's algorithmic scores, graphic notation and conductions.

Houben, Eva-Maria : 3 Trios Houben, Eva-Maria :
3 Trios

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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"Trios" refers to the relationship of two keyboards and the pedals of an organ, as performed by accomplished American composer Carson Cooman as he patiently unfolds Eva-Maria Houben's three minimal compositions exploring the relationships between three melodic lines or three-tone chords, presented on the Organ Probsteikirche St. Ludgerus, in Billerbeck, Germany.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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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.

Breylin, Aaron Foster / Luke Martin: Recursive Retent Breylin, Aaron Foster / Luke Martin:
Recursive Retent

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Excerpting part of an eight-hour performance recorded over an amplified live environment of a text score for two pianists using one piano, each positioned at the opposite registers of the piano, one player creating a block of note phrases using intervals of a 2nd or 3rd with each note allowed to decay before the next, repeated by the other player following a set of rules.

McIntosh, Andrew: A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam McIntosh, Andrew:
A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Intended to be played continuously without a break, composer and violinist Andrew McIntosh's long-form composition features field recordings of pine woods in his home state of California in performance with violin, viola, piano, wine glasses, slate and electronics, an ethereal work combining improvisation, open tunings, just intonation and sympathetic resonance.

Beuger, Antoine: Laments [2 CDs] Beuger, Antoine:
Laments [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Wandelweiser composer and performer Antoine Beuger reflects, or more correctly, laments, in nine solo vocal works of profound emotional depth, utterances first on the dearth of time and the vicissitudes and intersections we face; then on mourning and grief, a requiem that extolls the listener to use our voice to confront sadness that we may gain strength from it.

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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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.

Iddon, Martin: Sapindales Iddon, Martin:
Sapindales

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four clarinet-based works in trio, duo and solo from UK composer and musicologist Martin Iddon, performed by Heather Roche on bass and contrabass clarinets, Juliet Fraser on voice for "Muses", Anton Lukoszevieze on cello and James Opstad on double bass; music with intricate, interweaving lines, the title piece a mesmerising work for multi-tracked clarinets and field recordings.

Arnold, Martin : The Spit Veleta Arnold, Martin :
The Spit Veleta

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Canadian composer Martin Arnold is based in Toronto, writing melodic works that contain a meandering, psychedelic quality, as heard in these three compositions performed by Philip Thomas on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, the first two pieces solos from each respectively, and the last a duo with both musicians.

Paivinen, Pepa: Personal Breath Paivinen, Pepa:
Personal Breath

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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Bringing to life the story of an event that changed the course of Finland's 1918 civil war, taking listeners on a narrative journey of haunting beauty and power presented through a layering of chamber composition and improvisation, from the duo of Pepa Paivinen performing on flutes, woodwinds & Seagull Merlin dulcimer and drummer/percussionist Jussi Miettola.

Vandromme, Guy / Bruno Duplant: l'infini des possibles (12 etudes pour piano) [2 CDs] Vandromme, Guy / Bruno Duplant:
l'infini des possibles (12 etudes pour piano) [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Twelve etudes for solo piano by French composer Bruno Duplant and interpreted by pianist Guy Vandromme, each etude consisting of eight lines of lowercase letters a-g representing white keys, with accents, uppercase shifts, apostrophes, &c. affecting those letters, the performer given an "infinity of possibilities" through choices of combinations and repetions of the score.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang & Muzzix) Pisaro-Liu, Michael:
Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang & Muzzix)

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Applying techniques that Michael Pisaro uses in his audio compositions to song formats, this album presents 11 new versions of songs from his 2013 Human Ear Music album, here reworked for clarity and recorded under the artistic direction of the Lille-based pianist Barbara Dang and six members of the Muzzix collective (Bellefont, Cruz, Orins, Pruvost & Pruvost).

Rodgers, Georgia / Apartment House: September Rodgers, Georgia / Apartment House:
September

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Eight chamber works of interestingly structured and exquisitely restrained character, composed between 2016 and 2021 by UK composer Georgia Rodgers, performed by the Apartment House ensemble in configurations of acoustic duos, trios & quartets, one solo piece for piano & electronics, one solo work for electronics and the title piece in 3 parts by a quintet.

Golden, Barbara: Not Dead Yet [CD] Golden, Barbara:
Not Dead Yet [CD]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

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Bay Area experimental music scene legend and multi-disciplinary artist Barabara Golden celebrates her 80th birthday presents works created between 1980-2020, including performances by Robert Ashley, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, WIGband with Johanna Poethig, George Lewis, William Winant, Mary Oliver and texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan.

Golden, Barbara: Not Dead Yet [CD+ 10 Postcards] Golden, Barbara:
Not Dead Yet [CD+ 10 Postcards]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

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[Bonus Edition] Bay Area experimental music scene legend and multi-disciplinary artist Barabara Golden celebrates her 80th birthday presents works created between 1980-2020, including performances by Robert Ashley, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, WIGband with Johanna Poethig, George Lewis, William Winant, Mary Oliver and texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan.

Wong, Theresa: Venice Is a Fish Wong, Theresa:
Venice Is a Fish

(Euphorbia Records -- USA )

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Five pieces composed as a diary manifest in song from Bay Area cellist and singer Theresa Wong, reflecting on her time in Venice through labyrinthine melodic and rhythmic pathways, adding piano and the Japanese 5-string tonkori instrument to add exotic flavor to each eclectic song, blurring genres as Wong's impressions and expression lets each song lead where it must.

Bosshard, Patricia: Onceim-CoO Bosshard, Patricia:
Onceim-CoO

(Potlatch -- France )

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Two major works of evolving acoustic soundscape from Swiss violinist & composer Patricia Bosshard realized by the 27-member Orchestra des Nouvelles Creations, which includes Bosshard, Stephane Rives, Bertrand Denzler, &c.; "Sillon" employs a percussive pulse over 27 independently transforming grooves; "Reflets" a harmonic composition for bowed strings, including three double basses.

Various Artists: CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1 Various Artists:
CICP Collaborative Recordings vol. 1

(Habitable Records -- Portugal )

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An introduction to Habitable Records, initiated by members of the Composers and Improvisers Community Project led by Argentinian guitarist Javier Subatin, their work crossing composed and improvised boundaries, here in 18 duos and trios including work by Zé Alemeida, Pedro Melo Alves, Killick!, Federico Calcagno, Luis Figueiredo, Samuel Gapp, Javier Subatin, &c.

Musicworks: #140 Fall 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#140 Fall 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Canada's leading avant music magazine in their Fall 2021 issue, with articles on Understory (Nicole Rampersaud, Parmela Attariwala, and Germaine Liu), Frank Denyer, Taylor Brook, record & live reviews, plus a 14 track CD with pieces from Rocío Cano Valiño, Understory Show One: Gabriel Dharmoo/SlowPitchSound/Lan Tung, Frank Denyer, Nick Storring, &c.

Zethson, Alex Ensemble: Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared Zethson, Alex Ensemble:
Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Exploring how a composition can provide a sense of weightlessness, and influenced by the music of gamelan, krautrock, Tony Conrad & Arnold Dreyblatt, composer Alex Zethson structured these works to influence the 13 performers in his ensemble into a state of intense focus and listening as they strike, bow and pluck their instruments, creating an ecstatic sense of infinite motion.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann / Andreas Kunz): For John Cage [2 CDs] Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann / Andreas Kunz):
For John Cage [2 CDs]

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

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First performed in 1982, Morton Feldmans' monumental composition for piano and violin dedicated to peer John Cage creates a distinctive environment of instrumental interaction where patterns are subtly varied in a virtual suspension of time as the music drifts and reflects, beautifully rendered in this 2021 recording by pianist Judith Wegmann and violinist Andreas Kunz.

Ashley, Robert: eL / Aficionado (2021) Ashley, Robert:
eL / Aficionado (2021)

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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A group of scenes from the life of an "agent" in composer Robert Ashley's 1987 work, revived in 2021 with this new studio recording featuring mezzo soprano Kayleigh Butcher taking over the role of The Agent formerly inhabited by baritone Thomas Buckner, plus Brian McCorkle as Interrogator No. 1, Bonnie Lander as Interrogator No. 2 and Paul Pinto as Interrogator No. 3.

Le GGRIL: Sommes [3 CDs] Le GGRIL:
Sommes [3 CDs]

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )

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A magnificent triple-CD set from the Quebec creative ensemble GGRIL performing the works of Frederic Blondy, Robert Marcel Lepage, Lisa Cay Miller, Malcolm Goldstein, Caroline Kraabel, Allison Cameron, Martin Arnold, Lori Freedman, Michel F. Cote, Jean Derome and Gus Garside, a significant and beautifully packaged release from one of Canada's most important new music groups.

Niblock, Phill: NuDaf Niblock, Phill:
NuDaf

(XI Records -- USA )

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An extended electroacoustic composition from composer Phil Niblock based on recordings captured at Marcus Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Koln of bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, layering her playing and using multiphonics to create beautifully rich textures that slowly evolve, shifting in hypnotic ways as the pieces arches and descends through harmonic interaction.

Duplant, Bruno: Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits) Duplant, Bruno:
Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Two beautifully subtle works for an ensemble of strings and electric piano from French composer Bruno Duplant, realized by the Boston-based Ordinary Affects ensemble or Jordan Dykstra, Morgan Evans-Weiler, JPA Falzone, Luke Martin and Ashley Frith, the first a quintet and the second a string quartet, creating illusory affects of motion and space through abstraction.

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

(zOaR Records -- USA )

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

Zethson, Alexander: Pole Of Inaccessibility [2 CDs] Zethson, Alexander:
Pole Of Inaccessibility [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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Darkly meditative and somber compositions for the lower registers of the grand piano accompanied by synthesizer, in two extended pieces by Je Suis! and Angles 9 pianist Alexander Zethson, using the interactions between the deep piano keys and synth more as a sound source than as a distinct instrument, each reshaping the other to create a cloud of sound.

Cage, John / Apartment House: Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET] Cage, John / Apartment House:
Number Pieces [4-CD BOX SET]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A 4-disc box-set with a 44-page booklet of extensive notes, presenting John Cage's Number Pieces which he wrote in the last five years of his life, adapted for mid-size ensembles and performed by the London-based ensemble Apartment House, compositions 'Five' to 'Fourteen' along with alternative versions of three of the pieces; significant and essential.

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

(Greyfade -- USA )

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

Eastman, Julius: Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [2 CDs] Eastman, Julius:
Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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Three works for four pianists presented on two CDs from late New York School and radical outsider, composer Julius Eastman--"Evil Nigger", "Gay Guerilla" and "Crazy Nigger"--performed by internationally renowned pianists Nicolas Horvath, Melaine Dalibert, Stephane Ginsburgh and Wilhem Latchoumia, recorded live in 2019 at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, France.

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

(elsewhere -- USA )

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

Various Artists: State of the Union 2.001 [3 CD BOX SET] Various Artists:
State of the Union 2.001 [3 CD BOX SET]

(Electronic Music Foundation -- USA )

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Originally released in 2001, Elliott Sharp's production of this 3-CD set collects 171 1-minute pieces from international artists over a vast field of musical approaches, with contributors including Christian Marclay, Eric Mingus, Fred Frith, Harry Smith, Henry Kaiser, Ikue Mori, Jack Womack, Jad Fair, Joey Baron, Marc Ribot, Merzbow, Phill Niblock, Zeena Parkins, &c. &c.

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 [VINYL] Marchetti, Lionel:
La Grande Vallee / Micro-climat [VINYL]

(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.

 

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