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Sanna, Claudio: Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs] Sanna, Claudio:
Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs]

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

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An astonishingly diverse album of solo piano works performed by pianist and composer Claudio Sanna, performing works from eight Sardinian composers including his own, weaving improvisation, acousmatic & musique concrete elements, turntablism, electronics, inside piano playing, chalk-board writing and more into lyrical and experimental pieces that flow together exquisitely.

Wong, Theresa: Practicing Sands Wong, Theresa:
Practicing Sands

(fo'c'sle -- USA )

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A series of instrumental pieces and songs from Chinese-American composer, cellist, and vocalist Theresa Wong, inspired by the sounds of the natural world and a personal sense of "sonic genetic memory", her works merging composition and improvisation, the album recorded by Wong herself using specific microphone placement to bring out the warmth of her instrument and voice.

Golub, Phillip: Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Golub, Phillip:
Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Greyfade -- USA )

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Approaching the concept of endless repetition, New York composer and pianist Phillip Golub (Tropos, Sarafand Ensemble, Cecil McBee) presents his debut solo piano album, a contemplative set of system-based looping phrases that open up to improvisational variety in live performance, here in four renderings that defy the categorization of a "loop".

Musicworks: #143 Fall 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#143 Fall 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2022 issue of Canada's most fascinating and diverse music magazine; Montreal Violinist And Composer Jessica Moss; Musical Repatriation and Reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous Peoples; sound artist Tona Walt Ohama; Interdisciplinary Artist Chloe Alexandra Thompson; electronic artist Mariana Vieira; Jordan Dykstra; Sabarah Pilon; The London Contemporary Music Festival, &c. &c.

Granberg, Magnus: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs] Granberg, Magnus:
Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The 6 piece Tya Ensemble of string, piano, percussion and vibraphone performs Swedish composer Magnus Granberg's beautifully delicate and dusky work, conceived from historic and recent song structures and written so that individual parts also may be performed as solo pieces, as heard in an extended ensemble version and four solo and one duo configuration.

Zethson, Alex: Residy Zethson, Alex:
Residy

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The Residy, or remains of a unique variation on JS Bach's Goldberg Variation no. 21, performed live by pianist Alex Zethson who maintains the structure, rhythmic movement and note order of Bach's composition, while dispersing the notes and intervals into two synths and an E-bowed grand piano to evoke these meditative and expansive interpretations.

Wolfarth, Christian: 39 / Part I - III Wolfarth, Christian:
39 / Part I - III

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )

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39 tracks make up this compelling 3-part solo percussion work from Swiss improviser and composer Christian Wolfarth, using a game approach where some sequences are determined by the roll of a dice for note values, rest and tempo, Wolfarth performing on dead wood, a drum or 39 pine cones, augmented with recordings of stones, water, footsteps, church bells, &c.

Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash): Fields And Refrains Ryan, David (Crosby / Innocenti / Lash):
Fields And Refrains

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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A collection of three modified solo pieces and one collective performance with a minimalist aesthetic through compositions by David Ryan, performed by William Crosby on guitar, Luca Innocenti on church organ & Hammond organ and Dominic Lash on contrabass, each score allowing for interpretation and improvisation, particularly the final collaborative piece.

Orcutt, Bill: Music for Four Guitars [VINYL] Orcutt, Bill:
Music for Four Guitars [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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Using four guitars tracks, each assigned to a specific melody in counterpoint, Bill Orcutt presents an assertive set of fourteen compositions in a minimalist form--think Steve Reich--each part organized through controlled freneticism that tames the wild nature inherent in each piece; a downloadable 80 page score illustrates the complex madness of the guitarist's mind.

McCowen, John: Models of Duration [VINYL] McCowen, John:
Models of Duration [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A co-release with Dinzu Artefacts, clarinetist John McCowen continues his investigation into the physical possibilites of the clarinet family, here on contrabass clarinet for four fully acoustic recordings of continuous tones and unexpected aural phenomena through circular breathing while generating intense harmonics and multiphonics of earth-shaking ferocity.

Parkinson, Tim / Apartment House: An Album Parkinson, Tim / Apartment House:
An Album

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Collecting five chamber works from prolific London-based composer Tim Parkinson, written between 1998 and 2017 and performed by the Apartment House ensemble: one piece for solo violin performed by Mira Benjamin, two duos for violin & piano (by Benjamin & Siwan Rhys), a quintet for winds and strings and a septet, both featuring flute and bass clarinet.

Cameron, Allison / Apartment House: Somatic Refrain Cameron, Allison / Apartment House:
Somatic Refrain

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A diverse set of compositions from Canadian composer Allison Cameron showing the breadth of her interests across experimental and compositional forms, including a solo multiphonic work for bass clarinet; a guitar trio with the Allison Cameron band of Cameron, Eric Chenaux & Stephen Parkinson; and Apartment House performing quintet and sextet compositions.

Reeder, Kory  / Apartment House: Codex Vivere Reeder, Kory / Apartment House:
Codex Vivere

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A beautifully unfolding story in connected works forming a codex from Texas composer and Wandelweiser artist Kory Reeder, a long form work performed by the UK Apartment House Ensemble in a septet of strings, winds and piano, each section creating a loose narrative ark through several notational strategies envisioned with characters, scenes, diversions, and digressions.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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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.

Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson: Two Skies Bennardo, Maya / Erik Blennow Calaly / Kristofer Svensson:
Two Skies

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The first recording of an ongoing collaboration between violinist Maya Bennardo, bass clarinetist Erik Blennow Calälv, and kacapi (similar to a Japanese koto) musician Kristofer Svensson, presenting two restrained and lovely compositions bringing together contemporary classical, free improvisation and Sundanese music in a unique chamber format.

Lely, John / Apartment House: Meander Selection Lely, John / Apartment House:
Meander Selection

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A diverse set of compositions by London composer, performer and improviser John Lely performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, demonstrating the spectrum of Lely's work across string quartets, solo piano works, a solo electronic piece, and a work for violin, two violas & cello; works of cohesive direction across a variety of approaches and interests.

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased Lasserre, Didier:
Silence Was Pleased

(Ayler -- France )

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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.

Franek, John: About The Color Of The Moon Franek, John:
About The Color Of The Moon

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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An album of evocative electronic and acousmatic soundscapes from German composer, electronic artist and keyboardist John Franek, who performs the four pieces on this album on organ and electronics, interweaving rich harmonics with stark tones, melding his sounds in slowly evolving interaction, like beams of light piercing peaceful atmospheres.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis : Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3 Philippakopoulos, Anastassis :
Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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An album of concentrated expression for solo piano in three works from French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos and meticulously performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic, exploring intervals through minimalistic progressions, titled "Piano 1", "Piano 2" & "Piano 3", each in two or three parts as they build to explosive moments in the final movement.

Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge: Musique Logique Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

(nunc. -- France )

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25 pieces for solo saxophone in a tribute to and following the logical number games of minimalist composer Tom Johnson, composed by clarinetist and ensemble Dedalus member Farbrice Villard under the inspiration of Johnson's collection Rational Melodies, and performed by the extraordinary French clarinetist Pierre-Stephane Meuge (Counterpoise).

Rose, Jon: State of Play [2 CDs] Rose, Jon:
State of Play [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Australia )

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An expansive double album from Australian violinist and mad genius Jon Rose, in solo, duo and odd orchestral settings, including tracks with Jim Denley, Clayton Thomas, Robbie Avenaim, &c.; a project with a 32-string automaton violin + string ensemble; a work for a casino-music driven player-piano; a dueling banjo and interactively bowed violin, &c. &c.; masterfully inexplicable!

Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman): Calques Quatuor Umlaut (Karl Naegelen / Morton Feldman):
Calques

(Umlaut Records -- France )

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Founded by violinists Amaryllis Billet and Anna Jalving, with Fanny Paccoud on viola and Sarah Ledoux on cello, Quatuor Umlaut presents their first recordings, joined by clarinetist Joris Ruhl for two pieces: "Calques" by composer Karl Naegelen using effects of transparency and fusion of tones; and Morton Feldman's highly textured "Clarinet and String Quartet".

Wittenburg, Florian: 1- Bis 4-Stimmig Wittenburg, Florian:
1- Bis 4-Stimmig

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Starting with a systematic variation of polyphony in each of the three movements of "Bis 4-Stimmung", German composer and pianist Florian Wittenburg deviates from strict structures through a component of randomly generated core notes which he then makes coherent through harmony and melody, each part punctuated with layers of Wittenburg reciting Dutch poet Cees Noteboom.

Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith): Suite for Piano Zorn, John (Marsella / Roeder / Smith):
Suite for Piano

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Blurring the lines between composed and improvised music, John Zorn's ten-part composition in his "Suite for Piano" was inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg's solo piano music, set in the classic piano trio format and performed by extraordinary New York musicians and improvisers, Brian Marsella on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ches Smith on drums.

Thut, Stefan: Among Thut, Stefan:
Among

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Creating complex intervals that the players must "notice among each other" as a model for coexistence, cellist Stefan Thut's score for three string players and sine waves, here configured for double bass (Félicie Bazelaire), acoustic guitar (Fredrik Rasten) and cello (Thut) with Léo Dupleix on sine waves tuned to multiples of prime numbers and attached to the wooden boxes that serve as transducers.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia Pisaro-Liu, Michael :
Two Scrolls From Western Australia

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.

Houben, Eva-Maria : 4 For Four Houben, Eva-Maria :
4 For Four

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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A work for percussion in thirty-four succinct movements from German composer Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble of Markus Behn, David Gutfleisch, Simon Gutfleisch, Gunnar Kötke and Jonathan Szegedi, each section using broad and patient spacing to highlight a fascinating mix of traditional and unusual percussive devices.

Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence Shepard, Craig:
Broken Silence

(Music For Contemplation, Inc. -- Austria )

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The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.

Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter:
Phase To Phase

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.

Nitsch, Hermann: Weinviertel Sinfonie Nitsch, Hermann:
Weinviertel Sinfonie

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Titled for the landscape and vineyards of his native Lower Austrian countryside, "Landschaft in Niederösterreich", this recording of composer Hermann Nitsch's serene and evocative Weinviertel Sinfonie for 27 string players in six parts was recorded in 2021 at the Nitsch Museum in Mistelbach by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna conducted by Michael Mautner.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs] Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble: The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise LAMIEE . / Drolo Ensemble:
The Deafening Moment Of The Whistle After The Noise

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A truly fascinating and seamless hybrid of improvised and composed music, alongside an exploration of feedback and "its acoustic double, a harmonic noise", from the merging of two projects--LAMIEE and Dròlo Ensemble--plus Italian poli-instrumentalists Nicholas Remondino and Andrea Giordano (OTONN), yielding wonderfully complex and enveloping sound worlds.

Smith, Wadada Leo: String Quartets Nos. 1-12  [7-CD BOXSET] Smith, Wadada Leo:
String Quartets Nos. 1-12 [7-CD BOXSET]

(Tum -- Finland )

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Since 1965 Wadada Leo Smith has developed string quartets influenced by a diverse set of composers including Ornette Coleman, Claude Debussy, Howlin' Wolf, Scott Joplin, Olly Wilson, &c. heard here in 12 Quartets from 3 major periods of his work, compositions exploring the African-American experience, with scores that leave room for interpretation and expression from his players.

Niblock, Phill: Working Touch [USB CARD] Niblock, Phill:
Working Touch [USB CARD]

(Touch -- UK )

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A massive archive of drone & ambient composer Phill Niblock's films and music, from recordings made between 2013 and 2016 in festivals and studios around the world, orchestrated with primarily acoustic instruments using rich and closely related harmonics, paired with moving images of people from around the world engaged in work; hypnotic and engrossing.

Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury: Keyboard Studies Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury:
Keyboard Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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There is uncertainty of when pianist John Tilbury recorded these three solo keyboard works by his associate and friend, legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley, performing "Keyboard Study #1" and #2, along with "Dorian Reeds" using piano, electric organ, harpsichord & celesta, captured with excellent quality in superb performances from Tilbury at the height of his powers.

Clark, Katelyn / Isaiah Ceccarelli: Landmarks Clark, Katelyn / Isaiah Ceccarelli:
Landmarks

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Eight powerful and often cinematic pieces for organ and percussion, jointly composed and performed by long-time collaborators, Montreal composers and improvisers Katelyn Clark and Isaiah Ceccarelli, these 8 compositions developed around improvisations on the historic instruments continuo & portative organs, with percussion including a 40" bass drum, bell plates, and almglocken.

Chang, Johnny / Keir GoGwilt / Celeste Oram: Hope Lies Fallow Chang, Johnny / Keir GoGwilt / Celeste Oram:
Hope Lies Fallow

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Six pieces developed by violinists Johnny Chang and Keir GoGwilt, with vocalist Celeste Oram joining on three, starting with early music works by Hildegard van Bingen and Orlando de Lassus in a hybrid of musical archaeology informed by modern concepts of repetition, variations of timbre, improvisation, &c, as they seek hidden sound worlds in older notation.

Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos: Tehran Dust Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos:
Tehran Dust

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three chamber works by Klaus Lang of a beautifully fragile and dark nature and a meticulous inner structure, alongside arrangements of early music pieces by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue, performed by Klaus Lang himself on organ with the Trio Amos of Sylvie Lacroix on flute, Krassimir Sterev on accordion and Michael Moser on cello.

Scholz, Kristine: Plays Otte And Cage Scholz, Kristine:
Plays Otte And Cage

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )

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The 2nd solo album from Sweden-based pianist and Merce Cunningham-collaborator Kristine Scholz, performing on a 1921 Steinway & Sons Model A piano, recording four movements from composer Hans Otte's seminal work "Das Buch der Klänge" (1979-82), and an interpretation of John Cage's "Music for Piano 4-19", compatible pieces from two contemporary and visionary composers.

Fages, Ferran: From Grey To Blue Fages, Ferran:
From Grey To Blue

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Written by Catalan composer Ferran Fages for pianist Lluïsa Espigolé following a quote by Catalan author Carles Camps Mundó — "Barely anything: deformities of silence" — this delicate work of resonance, space and suspense slowly unfolds, the score giving Espigolé choices for timing and placement as each meaningful note or combination subsides.

Zorn, John (Bill Frisell / Julian Lage / Gyan Riley): A Garden of Forking Paths Zorn, John (Bill Frisell / Julian Lage / Gyan Riley):
A Garden of Forking Paths

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The fifth set of compositions from John Zorn for the guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, these works inspired by the short stories of Argentine philosopher and writer Jorge Luis Borges, each of the nine pieces drawing on elements of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more, rendered impeccably by the masterful skills of all three guitarists.

Tolimieri, Quentin: Monochromes [3 CDs] Tolimieri, Quentin:
Monochromes [3 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Berlin-based composer & pianist Quentin Tolimieri's goal for the 15 compositions of "Monochrome" was to hear the acoustic piano differently, removing traditional structures of European harmony, each piece focused on a single or "monochromatic" theme that unfolds over an extended period of time, whether languorous or intensely active, each piece unique and self-contained.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Jason Alder: Milieu Interieur Chrysakis, Thanos / Jason Alder:
Milieu Interieur

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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Employing multiphonics, circular breathing and unusual sonic phenomena of immense control over the lowest of clarinets--the bass clarinet and contra bass clarinet--UK-based multi-reedist Jason Alder performs the two-part "Milieu Interiuer" composition by Greek composer Thanos Chrysakis, along with three other Chrysakis compositions for solo and layered clarinets.

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Musicworks: #142 Summer 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#142 Summer 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The Summer 2022 issue of Canada's essential music magazine exploring improvised, compositional, experimental and other musical hybrids, this issue with composer Gayle Young on the cover, articles on violist Ig Henneman, composer Du Yun, Mark Ellestad, plus reviews, interviews and a 10-track CD with music from artists covered in the magazine.

Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy: Occam XXV Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy:
Occam XXV

(Organ Reframed -- UK )

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Commissioned by Organ Reframed, the organ-only experimental music festival curated by Scottish composer/performer and London's Union Chapel organ music director Claire M Singer, this piece of deep overtones ascending through octaves was developed with organist Frédéric Blondy at the Église Saint Merry in Paris, this specially packaged release captured at the Union Chapel festival concert in 2020.

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.

Waeckerle, Emmanuelle : Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs] Waeckerle, Emmanuelle :
Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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London-based composer Emmanuelle Waeckerle in a project of spoken word, flute and melodica with contributors including Antoine Beuger, using minimal and multiple narrations in texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores, presented as 2 Scores for voice(s) and instrument(s) based upon Pauline Reage's "Story of O".

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

[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.

Rosenthal, Dean: Stones/Water/Time/Breath Rosenthal, Dean:
Stones/Water/Time/Breath

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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American composer Dean Rosenthal's influential performance piece written in 2012 and performed more than 40 times throughout the world, a site-specific piece for any outside body of water with any number of performers, using stones to create percussive sounds in the water, here in five live performances from Newfoundland to New York to Wilbraham, MA (the composer's hometown).

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.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

Musicworks: #136 Spring 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#136 Spring 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Spring 2020 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine covering improvised, composed and experimental music, with reviews of recordings and live events and extensive articles, this issue featuring Anthony Pateras, Xuan Ye, sound artist April Aliermo and composer Lieke van der Voort; with a 15 track CD of work from those and other featured artists.

Musicworks: #134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#134 Fall 2019 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2019 issue of Canada's premier music magazine covering contemporary, improvisation and experimental music, plus reviews of recordings, books, and events; this issue has articles on Ana Sokolovic, Charlie Morrow, Nadah El Shazly, Laraaji, Amy Brandon, William Kuo, Sami Blanco, Silla and Rise, Mystery & Wonder Records, including a CD with tracks from the same.

Musicworks: #132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#132 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of the premier Canadian new music magazine Musicworks' 40th anniversary year, with Darcy Spidle on the cover, plus articles on Luke Nickel, Lina Allemano, Andre Cormier, Joseph Shabason, Thanya Iyer, the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, plus a 9 track CD with music from Darcy Spidle, Shabason, Iyer, Luke Nickel & Heather Roche, &c. &c.

Mina, Asi: Bialo Mina, Asi:
Bialo

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Sound interpretations of Miron Bialoszewski's poetry, whose work focuses on the mundane aspects of the everyday life, usually from an autobiographical perspective and using an overtly colloquial language, interpreted by vocalist Mina Asi, aka Asia Bronisławska, speaking and singing over understated keyboard work.

Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane : Cabaret Per Nulla Meyer, Sabina / Marco Dalpane :
Cabaret Per Nulla

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Pianist Marco Dalpane and soprano Sabina Meyer create a virtual cabaret of songs using the music of Erik Satie and John Cage, interlacing pieces by each in a delicate set of songs that draw the two composers together through a surprising commonality, the lyrics provided from texts written by J. Peladan, C. Mendes, H. Pacory, J.P. Contamine de Latour, &c.; lovely.

Martin, Luke: So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless Martin, Luke:
So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Luke Martin began this work with a field recording at Mentryville Park in Southern California, which was transcribed by himself and Amy Golden, Ben Levinson, Davy Sumner, and Ryan Gaston using Martin's system of notating silence, then combined into the final score for this recording.

Kurka, Irene : Chants Kurka, Irene :
Chants

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Soprano vocalist Irene Kurka performs two works works by Antoine Beuger, and one each by Christopher Fox, Eva-Maria Houben, and Thomas Stiegler, accompanied by Antoine Beuger on flute for his composition "Chants de Passage"; 5 beautiful, unhurried works that bring the delicate beauty of each compositions, and of Kurka's refined voice, to a resonant foreground.

Krausbauer, John: Beats Krausbauer, John:
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(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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John Krausbauer's composition employs 3 West Coast accordionists (Krausbauer, Kate Short and Aaron Oppenheim) in an extended compositional framework allowing for improvisation, of hallucinatory, shimmering sound that accentuates the intersections of tone and harmonics; minimalist and entrancing in the mode of Pauline Oliveros, Wada, Palestine, Radigue, &c.

Korn, Christoph : Ich Spreche Diesen Text Korn, Christoph :
Ich Spreche Diesen Text

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two conceptual compositions from Christoph Korn: the first, "Ich Spreche Diesen" (I appeal to this) where spoken word is placed in a loop and then slowly erased by custom software using aleatory procedures; then "Stille" (Silent), a Cage inspired work.

Hughes, Sarah: I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE] Hughes, Sarah:
I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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A contemplative solo work of subtle nuance and laden atmospheres, slowly drifting through a virtual landscape of dampened details, from London composer and improviser Sarah Hughes, performing on zither, piano, Hammond organ, sine tones, white noise, electric harpsichord, and objects, using an eBow to draw sustained tones over which delicate progressions advance.

Hannesson, Mark: Undeclared Hannesson, Mark:
Undeclared

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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"Undeclared" refers to a 2006 drone attack in Pakistan that struck a school, killing more than 80 civilians including 70 children, which took place on a day that was intended for a peace agreement; Hanneson pays homage to the victims by finding a sound for each of them, rendering the piece 3 times by himself via electronics, by Rene Holtkamp on guitar, and by Antoine Beuger on children's glockenspiel.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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.

Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni: Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni:
Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles

(Fou Records -- France )

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Raymond Boni performs on guitar and harmonica, using a fascinating set of approaches, for poems from Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, chosen from Lorca's "Romancero Gitano" (Gypsy Ballads), and read with substantial depth by actress Violeta Ferrer.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT] Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro.

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.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael / Primoz Sukic : Mind Is Moving (IX) Pisaro-Liu, Michael / Primoz Sukic :
Mind Is Moving (IX)

(Edition FriForma -- Slovenia )

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The 9th piece in composer Michael Pisaro's "Mind Is Moving" series, which initiated on the Wandelweiser label with Pisaro himself performing on guitar, here with Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič (ICTUS Ensemble, The Third Guy) rendering this subtle work of slow-moving tones, harmonics and silence, electric guitar, radio & stones, a work of thoughtful space and intersected playing, slowly unfolding where each gesture and note carries significance to the composition.

 

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