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Erik Satie - Vexations - Alan Marks, piano (2005) {Salon Recordings LTMCD 2389 rec 1987}

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Erik Satie - Vexations - Alan Marks, piano (2005) {Salon Recordings LTMCD 2389 rec 1987}

Erik Satie - Vexations - Alan Marks, piano (2005) {Salon Recordings LTMCD 2389 rec 1987}
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© 1987, 2005 Salon Recordings / LTM Recordings | LTMCD 2389
Classical / Avant-Garde / Minimalism / Piano

Written by eccentric French composer Erik Satie in 1893, the extraordinary score for Vexations is just three lines long, yet a complete performance (840 repetitions) may last for anything between 14 and 28 hours. First performed under the supervision of John Cage in 1963, this radical yet enigmatic work is now recognized as a significant milestone in avant-garde music. This meditative 70 minute recording features 40 repetitions of the motif, performed by Alan Marks on piano.

Mikel Rouse - Swingers Castle (2019) {ExitMusic Recordings}

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Mikel Rouse - Swingers Castle (2019) {ExitMusic Recordings}

Mikel Rouse - Swingers Castle (2019) {ExitMusic Recordings}
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© 2019 ExitMusic Recordings | EXITMUSIC 1026
Pop / Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Minimalism / Totalism

Swingers Castle is the new album from Mikel Rouse, coming on September 6. It’s an outsiders homage to the City of Angels. Original piano tracks were recorded in a 1926 era Hollywood Hills mansion and tracks were completed and mixed in NYC.. The ghosts of LA make an appearance and William Holden is floating in the pool. Memories of early 90s West Coast hip hop weave through the drive time with a grateful nod to everyone from Arthur Russel to Father John Misty, from Tyler and Frank and Earl to Slick Rick. To the glory and good fortune of everyone who shares the world. This album includes a Digital Booklet.

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)

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Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)
works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Son Lux, and Philip Glass

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Contemporary Classical, Chamber, Minimalism | Label: Cedille | # CDR 90000 157 | 00:49:23

American new-music sextet eighth blackbird, which won Grammy Awards for each of its last three Cedille Records albums, continues to connect with genre-spanning, cutting-edge composers on FILAMENT, a CD of world-premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Son Lux, plus a Philip Glass classic. The ensemble’s album, FILAMENT, was produced by Dessner, a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and member of the Grammy-nominated, Billboard-charting indie rock band The National. Premieres include Dessner’s Murder Ballades and Muhly’s Doublespeak, both written for eighth blackbird, and Son Lux’s To Love and This is my Line, a remix created from the album’s other tracks. Dessner, on guitar, and Muhly, on organ, join eighth blackbird for a live-in-concert recording of Glass’s mesmerizing Two Pages at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The album’s title, FILAMENT, is a metaphor for the fiber of friendship, collaboration, and mutual influence connecting the composers and performers on the album.

The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011) [Re-Up]

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The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)
The London Steve Reich Ensemble; Kevin Griffiths, conductor; Vincent Corver, piano

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Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 0 87319 2 0 | 00:54:43

The hook for this terrific recording of three of Steve Reich's most attractive works is the use of alternate versions of the several pieces that differ from the original recordings on Nonesuch. This recording has Reich's imprimatur; he enthusiastically recommends the performances in a program note. The most radical departure from the original version is Piano Counterpoint, Vincent Corver's arrangement of Six Pianos for a single live pianist with the other five parts prerecorded. This allows the piece to fit nicely into Reich's "Counterpoint" series, which includes Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and New York Counterpoint for clarinets. Corver also speeds up the tempo so the piece has an even more propulsive aural energy, although in live performance it's hard to beat the visceral excitement of six pianists on-stage. The London Steve Reich Ensemble version of the Triple Quartet, unlike the Kronos Quartet's premiere recording, uses three live quartets, and is one of three performance options that Reich specified in the score, the third being an orchestral version with 36 players. This is the first commercial recording of this version.

Robert Dick - Ladder of Escape 5 (1991) {Attacca BABEL 9158-1}

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Robert Dick - Ladder of Escape 5 (1991) {Attacca BABEL 9158-1}

Robert Dick - Ladder of Escape 5 (1991) {Attacca BABEL 9158-1}
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© 1991 Attacca | BABEL 9158-1
Jazz / Classical / Post-Modern / Modern Composition / Avant-Garde / Flutes

Prince of the postmodern flute, Robert Dick has once again taken the listener on a journey where he or she thought they couldn't be taken. With his revolutionary techniques for extending the tonal possibilities of instruments – such as multiphonics and other technical modifications – Dick has presented his chosen instrument in an entirely new light as both a concert instrument and as an instrument to be composed for. While Dick has recorded other composer's works before – his infamous recording of Jimi Hendrix being a case in point – he has taken the works of 20th century composers here and juxtaposed them against his own, which stacks up even.

Various Artists - Electroacoustic & Veyond, Vol. 4 (2019)

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Various Artists - Electroacoustic & Veyond, Vol. 4 (2019)

Various Artists - Electroacoustic & Veyond, Vol. 4 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | Tracks: 10 | 59:43 min
Style: Classical, Avant-Garde, Electroacoustic | Label: RMN Classical

This album, the fourth of the series, features all the winners of the Call for Electroacoustic Works 2019, launched to discover composers that use technology to conceive, manipulate and create new imaginative and unexpected sounds, music and compositions.

Stuart Sanders Smith - Wind in the Channel (1997) {OODiscs OO31}

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Stuart Sanders Smith - Wind in the Channel (1997) {OODiscs OO31}

Stuart Sanders Smith - Wind in the Channel (1997) {OODiscs OO31}
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© 1997 OODiscs | OO31
Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garede / Experimental / Minimal

American composer Stuart Saunders Smith is an enigma among late-20th century composers in that he has forsaken the notion of interiority in his music. This gorgeous sampling of his work, which is finally becoming known throughout the United States and in Europe, reveals the same kind of centrality of the external as that of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Truthfully, there is no similarity to Williams other than the tenderness he imbues his compositions with. For example, in a solo for the oboist called "Hawk," the performer is made keenly aware of the shimmering glissandi, which float through the piece as if they were written as a gift to him.

Roberto Fabbriciani - Osvaldo Coluccino: Interni (2019)

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Roberto Fabbriciani - Osvaldo Coluccino: Interni (2019)

Roberto Fabbriciani - Osvaldo Coluccino: Interni (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 123 MB | Tracks: 6 | 48:20 min
Style: Classical | Label: Kairos

Roberto Fabbriciani presents Osvaldo Coluccino’s Interni, a cycle of six solo flute pieces for various versions of the instrument. From the beginning to the end of the work, every centimetre of the score (with a wealth of mathematically pinned details), each individual sound, although of a single instrument, is engaged to conduct, weakly, diversification, alterity, undecidability, multiplicity, difference … This is a journey to the most inner self of a composer through the human breath that aspires to be the alter ego of the instrument and vice versa. Original interpreter and versatile artist, Roberto Fabbriciani has innovated flute technique, multiplying through personal research the instrument’s sonorous possibilities.

Jacob Lekkerkerker - Ladder Of Escape 12 - Organ (2015) {Attacca ATT 2015143}

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Jacob Lekkerkerker - Ladder Of Escape 12 - Organ (2015) {Attacca ATT 2015143}

Jacob Lekkerkerker - Ladder Of Escape 12 - Organ (2015) {Attacca ATT 2015143}
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© 2015 Attacca | ATT 2015143
Jazz / Classical / Modern Classical / Organ / Electronic / Organ Improvisation

Live Tracks - Improvisations with Organ and Electronics. Jacob Lekkerkerker is one of the most innovative organists of his generation, performing internationally, organist and director of music at Oude Kerk Amsterdam. Composer, improviser and organist Jacob Lekkerkerker is a renowned pioneer, creating new musical experiences with organ, live electronics and in collaboration with musicians and artists. He explores the relationships between monumental architecture, the spatial sonority of organs and PA-systems, and musical behavior.

Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)

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Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)

Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)
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Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # omm0062 | 01:00:30

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’ A Madrigal Opera performed by Finland’s Ooppera Skaala. Glass’ second opera after the hallmark Einstein on the Beach in 1975, A Madrigal Opera contains no narrative or subject matter. It is a work composed for future writers and directors to create in and around Glass score. The work is composed as for a traditional madrigal, with six voices with violin and viola accompaniment. The clean and dynamic Glass score from 1979 represented a huge musical step for the composer as he moved toward a more expressive idiom which later produced works like Satyagraha and Koyaanisqatsi.

Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)

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Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)

Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)
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Avant-Garde Jazz, Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: ReR Megacorp

The new release from Italy's excellent electroacoustic experimental band Ossatura led by Elio Martusciello takes the band into new territory, detailed and more luminous, more acoustic, with vibes and clarinet (Michael Thieke) and even a lovely song surprising long-time fans.

Iannis Xenakis - Alpha & Omega (2011) {4CD Set Accord--Universal Music France, ACCORD 4804904}

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Iannis Xenakis - Alpha & Omega (2011) {4CD Set Accord--Universal Music France, ACCORD 4804904}

Iannis Xenakis - Alpha & Omega (2011) {4CD Set Accord–Universal Music France, ACCORD 4804904}
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© 2011 Universal Music France / Accord / Decca | ACCORD 4804904
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Experimental

Universal Music pays tribute to the composer with this keenly priced 4 CD set. Most of the recordings found here are making a comeback to the catalogue, some are first time onto CD. Ten years after his death, the innovativeness of his music has lost none of its force and clearly marks him out as an essential composer of our time. “this is an extraordinary collection of pieces; several of which are among the most ear-stretchingly dissonant, exciting and uncompromising you’ll ever hear…And however hard it is to pin down exactly why, Xenakis’s wildest outbursts always sound controlled, cunningly organised…None of this music is easy listening, but it’s impossible not to be impressed by such craggy, exhilarating physicality.”

Various Artists - Alwynne Pritchard: Rockaby & Other Works (2019)

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Various Artists - Alwynne Pritchard: Rockaby & Other Works (2019)

Various Artists - Alwynne Pritchard: Rockaby & Other Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 292 MB | Tracks: 7 | 75:57 min
Style: Classical | Label: Kairos

Alwynne Pritchard is a British composer, vocalist and performer whose work explores relationships between musical expression and the human voice and body. She has appeared as an actor, vocalist and physical performer in stage productions, as well as directing and developing choreography for her work. This recording combines seven works of different genres and styles to an eclectic portrait of Pritchard’s diverse outputs as a composer and performer. Performed by a collaboration of artists including: Klaus Steffes Holländer, The Norwegian Naval Forces’ Band, Bjarte Engeset, ensemble recherche, SWR Experimentalstudio, Alwynne Pritchard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, Christian Dierstein, Victoria Johnson, Thorolf Thuestad, Children from the Philippine High School for the Arts.

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 5 - Philharmonie de Paris (2017) {TZ 8357}

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John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 5 - Philharmonie de Paris (2017) {TZ 8357}

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 5 - Philharmonie de Paris (2017) {TZ 8357}
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© 2017 Tzadik | TZ 8357 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Improvisation / Organ

John Zorn returns to his original instrument with a new volume of organ improvisations recorded at his infamous Weekend in Paris in April 2017. The organ at the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez is one of the most powerful and versatile in France, and Zorn approaches it with great sensitivity and wild abandon. Includes both the full 40 minute concert recording, and over 30 additional minutes of Zorn alone at the manuals in rehearsal the same day.

John Zorn - Encomia (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8366}

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John Zorn - Encomia (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8366}

John Zorn - Encomia (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8366}
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© 2019 Tzadik | TZ 8366 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Solo Piano

Featuring the fabulous virtuoso pianist Stephen Gosling, "Encomia" is a collection of tributes to many of Zorn's musical heroes.The first "Book of Preludes" consists of three impressionistic pieces in the tradition of Debussy and Ravel that pay tribute to the legendary ballet dancer Nijinsky, the author Novalis creator of the prose poem, and the Hellenistic 3rd century poet Nossis. "Encomia" is a suite of tributes to five of Zorn’smusical heroes that run the gamut of styles from minimalism to maximalism. Violinist Chris Otto joins Stephen Gosling for the final piece, a new composition for violin and piano inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud. A remarkable program of some of the most beautiful music Zorn has ever written.