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Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)

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Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)

Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | 01:14:12
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: All That Dust

Feldman’s 75-minute work dedicated to his friend John Cage was written in 1982. In this new version, Aisha Orazbayeva (violin) and Mark Knoop (piano) set out to draw the listener into the charged space between the performers.

Arditti Quartet, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephan Heuberger - Musica viva, Vol. 37: Mark Andre (Live) (2021)

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Arditti Quartet, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephan Heuberger - Musica viva, Vol. 37: Mark Andre (Live) (2021)

Arditti Quartet, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephan Heuberger & Matthias Pintscher - Musica viva, Vol. 37: Mark Andre (Live) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:51
Classical | Label: BR Klassik

The German-French composer Mark Andre (b.1964) is one of the most important representatives of New Music. His twelve "Miniatures" for string quartet were composed in 2014/17 as a commission from the Arditti Quartet, Bavarian Radio's "musica viva", the Festival d'Automne à Paris and the ProQuartet-CEMC, funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. Andre created his organ work "Himmelfahrt" (Ascension), funded by the Siemens Music Foundation, in 2018 on behalf of the Evangelical Church in Germany. The orchestral work woher…wohin was written between 2015 and 2017 as a composition commission by BR's "musica viva" in conjunction with the Happy New Ears prize for composition from the Hans and Gertrud Zender Foundation. The live recordings of all three works are now being released in the CD edition of Bavarian Radio's "musica viva" concert series on BR-KLASSIK.

IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

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IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)
IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Kairos | # 0012712KAI | Time: 01:09:15

Luca Francesconi is one of the most prominent Italian composer of his generation with a substantial and varied output to his credit. The release under review provides a good idea of his output although all the works recorded here are already some ten or twenty years old. Da Capo (1986) for small ensemble is the earliest work here and is probably one of Francesconi’s best-known and most popular. It is not difficult to understand why. It is a brilliantly scored, colourful piece full of nice instrumental touches and lively rhythms, although it opens and ends in a rather subdued manner. The other works were all composed at about the same time: between 1994 and 1995. They, too, display a considerable variety of means and moods. Etymo is the most substantial both in length and in content. The title, Etymo (as in etymology) is about the search for the origin and development of language. It sets texts from various poems from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal for soprano, large ensemble and electronics. The final words are drawn from Baudelaire’s Carnets intimes.

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Scans included | Time: 07:47:36
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # omm0104

Orange Mountain Music presents this new limited edition 11 disc boxed set - The Symphonies by Philip Glass. This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. This collection is the fruit of a 20 year collaboration between Glass and Davies and showcases a wide variety within this surprising body of work by Glass.

Fred Frith & John Zorn - John Zorn 50th Birthday Celebration, Volume 5 (2004) [Re-Up]

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Fred Frith & John Zorn - John Zorn 50th Birthday Celebration, Volume 5 (2004) [Re-Up]

Fred Frith / John Zorn ‎- 50⁵ (2004)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Tzadik | # TZ 5005 | Time: 00:54:17

Working together since 1978, the partnership of Zorn and Frith is one of the most enduring musical partnerships in the downtown scene. Their periodic duo concerts have always been special events in themselves, but when it happens in celebration of Zorn's 50th Birthday, it takes on even greater meaning. Two masters of improvisation meet head to head in the redhot crucible of Tonic for an hour of telepathic communication and exploration, and you are there.

Jocy de Oliveira - Illud Tempus (2000) {OODiscs oo65 rec 1995}

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Jocy de Oliveira - Illud Tempus (2000) {OODiscs oo65 rec 1995}

Jocy de Oliveira - Illud Tempus (2000) {OODiscs oo65 rec 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 182 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995, 2000 OODiscs / Jocy de Oliveira | oo65
Classical / Modern Classical / Experimental / Avant-Garde

Recorded live during performances at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in March 1995. "The electroacoustic part, like a collage, builds a dreamy sound landscape…through processed sampled sounds of citations from Yanomami chants to improvisations by myself and Joseph Celli…" (liner notes). Packaged in a standard jewel case with 5-panel insert of liner notes. A renowned pianist in avant-garde classical music in the '70s and '80s, Jocy de Oliveira Carvalho was the child of a mixed French and Portuguese family living in South America. She began studying piano in São Paulo with Joachim Klias, and then had an opportunity to continue her work in Paris with Marguerite Long, the brilliant avant-garde scene of the city exerting a profound effect on her.

Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

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Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 159 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2149 | Time: 00:44:53

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely with composers such as George Crumb, Hans Werner Henze, György Kurtág and Iannis Xenakis. His relationship with John Cage soon developed into what he in his liner notes to the disc calls ‘a love affair’. The composer Sylvano Bussotti has remarked that ‘since the passing of Cathy Berberian, Nicholas Isherwood is the singer who best understands the spirit of the music of John Cage’. On ARIA, Isherwood presents most of Cage’s music for solo voice that is not included in the composer’s Song Books, and most pieces are here recorded for the first time by a male singer. The programme covers 43 years, from A Chant with Claps from the early 1940s to Ryoanji and Sonnekus2 of the 1980s, and includes the celebrated Aria, here performed with a new multi-channel tape realization of Cage’s Fontana Mix, by the Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri.

John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD [Re-Up]

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John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD [Re-Up]

John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 606 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 341 Mb | Scans included
Label: EM/Edition Omega Point | # EM1104CD-EM1106CD, OP-0008~0010 | 02:01:54
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental

In October 1962, John Cage and David Tudor went to Japan to present a series of historic concerts. Sensation. These are invaluable recordings, since they aren’t of a selected repertoire reconsidered in tranquility but capture the atmosphere of a time when all this was new and highly radical. And it’s a fine programme, played by the best exponents.

Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983) Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set

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Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983) Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set

Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983)
Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 949 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 552 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1062/1064 | Time: 03:59:13

A work with a name like this can only be unusual. The opus in question is a three-part solo piano epic, lasting a shade under four hours and of a complexity to match. Combine an all-night raga sequence with Bach's Art of Fugue and you're getting close. Is it worth the listen? Yes, if you want to give your heart and mind–not just your brain–a real workout. For all his outsize demands, Sorabji was a front-rank pianist, who understood technique as a physical end to spiritual means. There are stretches of manic complexity here, but also passages of real poetry: try the lengthy "Interludium primum" which opens Part 2, or many of the 81(!) variations which follow the magisterial "Passacaglia" in Part 3. It's music which cries out for transcendental virtuosity, and Geoffrey Douglas Madge gives it just that. He gave four performances over six years and this Chicago one from 1983 assumed mythic status among those who heard it. Remastered for CD release, it is awe-inspiring in its grasp of what's gone into this music: the audience clearly living it with the pianist every step of the way. Hear it for yourself, then why not run the marathon or climb Everest for relaxation?

Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}

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Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}

Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 20 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 17 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Edition Wandelweiser Records | EWR 1606
Classical / Modern Classical / Post Modern / Avant-Garde

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. The file sizes are not a mistake, as ridiculous as they may seem. Track 1 has many stretches of silence and track 2 is basically pure digital silence the whole way through. FLAC is not constant bit rate encoding so these files sizes are possible with very quiet / silent tracks that are still quite long.

The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}

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The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}

The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 296 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 OODiscs | oo67
Classical / Modern Classical / Sound Art / Chamber Music / Cello / Percussion

This talented multi-instrumentalist duo play originally commissioned works influenced by several world music styles. Gada Vina African is a charming and melodious piece for marimba, shaker, a plucked string, and a violin. Nick Didkovsky's suite, Caught by the Sky with Wire, opens with The Dance, featuring angular rhythms and an emotive violin solo with sighs and shakes. Hugging Himself for Days and Never Getting An Answer is a mournful, low string solo played rubato. Those With the Longest Shadows is a brief interlude for a gamelan instrument.

Meredith Monk with Robert Een - Facing North (1992) {ECM New Series}

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Meredith Monk with Robert Een - Facing North (1992) {ECM New Series}

Meredith Monk with Robert Een - Facing North (1992) {ECM New Series}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 246 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Genre: post-modern, contemporary classical, avant-garde

Facing North is a 1992 collaborative album between Meredith Monk and Robert Een. This was released on the ECM label as part of their ECM New Series.

Orlando Jacinto Garcia - La Belleza Del Silencio (1991) {OODiscs #6}

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Orlando Jacinto Garcia - La Belleza Del Silencio (1991) {OODiscs #6}

Orlando Jacinto Garcia - La Belleza Del Silencio (1991) {OODiscs #6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 OODiscs | #6
Classical / Contemporary Glassical / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Beautiful groups of sounds, soft sharp sustained dissonances in constantly varying permutations characterize the music by this Cuban-born, Miami-based composer, who studied with Morton Feldman. Perfect performances by Joan LaBarbara, voice, The Gregg Smith Singers, Jan Williams, percussion and other musicians. The Beauty of Silence was Orlando Jacinto Garcia's first solo CD. This critically acclaimed CD includes several of Garcia's earliest post Feldman works.

Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelstrom (2002)

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Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelstrom (2002)

Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelström (2002)
The Philip Glass Ensemble; Michael Riesman, musical director

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Minimalism, Modern Ballet | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM 0005 | 01:05:09

In 1986 Mr. Glass was commissioned to create and bring a piece to the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Adelaide, Australia. He chose to write a piece based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story "A Descent into the Maelström" and invited collaborators dancer/choreographer Molissa Fenley, set designer Eamon D’Arcy and theatre director Mathew McGuire to participate. They transformed Edgar Allan Poe's vertiginous short story of being swept into a huge and terrible whirlpool by a raging hurricane that "the oldest seaman in Norway never experienced" into a Musical/Dance/Theatre extravganza. This compelling, propulsive piece of music premiered in March, 1986 at the Adelaide Festival of Arts and was only performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble during the week of the festival in Australia. Consequently, it has had very little exposure to Philip Glass' audience. This little known recording of this powerful piece of classic Glass music was made when the Philip Glass Ensemble was at one of its peaks. It was also done in possibly one of the best settings for Philip Glass and his musicians– musical theatre.

Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage - Blues Alif Lam Mim (2021) {Blank Forms Editions}

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Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage - Blues Alif Lam Mim (2021) {Blank Forms Editions}

Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage - Blues Alif Lam Mim (2021) {Blank Forms Editions}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 477 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 191 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2021 Important Records / Blank Forms Editions
Experimental / Modern Classical / Raga / Electronic / Avant-Garde

Fathoms deep, kaleidoscopic devotional drone that channels Catherine Christer Hennix's passion for Arabic poetry and her studies alongside Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath. Originally released in 2016, "Blues Alif Lam Mim" is the recording of a 2014 performance of Swedish composer Catherine Christer Hennix's just-intonation ensemble, featuring brass, electronics and voices.