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VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

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VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)
Gregor Schwellenbach; Erol Sarp; Daniel Brandt; Paul Frick
John Kameel Farah; Hauschka; Lukas Vogel

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Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Film Recordings | # CD002 | Time: 00:42:04

"After the widely noticed performance at the „Acht Brücken Festival 2016” at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of „Grandbrothers“), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (both of "Brandt Brauer Frick") and John Kameel Farah will be releasing their interpretation of Steve Reich’s "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich’s composition but still far more than just that – it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy b-side opposed to Reich’s composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbach’s assumption: "Especially Terry Riley’s and Steve Reich’s music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience".

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)

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S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)
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Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: frozen reeds | # fr6 | Time: 01:12:35

This is the première release of Julius Eastman’s Femenine, for chamber ensemble. It is also the work’s only known recording, documenting a 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble (with the composer on piano) which has lain unheard for decades. The music of Julius Eastman (1940-1990) is enjoying an on-going period of rediscovery. Known best in the past for his work with figures like Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Russell and Meredith Monk, today his own formidable compositions draw increasing admiration. Joyous, insistent, and immersive, Femenine bathes the listener in surges of tonal colour from intertwining winds, piano, violin, pitched percussion, synthesizer and – uniquely – the composer’s own invention of mechanised sleigh bells, which provide the 72-minute piece with its characteristic pulse. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach, who is co-editor of Gay Guerrilla, the recently released collection of essays on Eastman’s life and music.

John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}

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John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}

John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}
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© 2005 Tzadik | TZ 7301 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Klezmer / Noise / Modern Composition

Recorded in 1993, Kristallnacht is Zorn's most powerful and unforgettable composition. This premiere work of Radical Jewish Culture features a virtuoso ensemble of creative Jewish musicians. Seven movements tell the story of the Jewish experience, survival through the Holocaust, the building of a Jewish state, diaspora Jewry and its attraction and resistance to assimilation, the rise of Jewish nationalism and the ultimate problems of fanatical religious fundamentalism. Seemlessly combining 12 tone classical composition, improvisation, noise and klezmer, this is a work not to be missed by anyone interested in new trends in modern music.

Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}

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Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}

Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}
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© 2015 Naive | V 5425
Classical / Choral / Concerto / Post Modern / Contemporary Classical

This fourth volume in the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project series is a tribute to his close friend and countryman composer Arvo Pärt, one of the most emblematic figures in contemporary music, to mark the celebration of his 80th birthday. Constantly inspired by pioneering, thrilling and exhilarating ideas, American-Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi has gathered works spanning 40 years of Pärt’s compositions, as a culmination of of years of collaboration, musical exploration and spiritual connection.

Tomasz Sikorski, Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)

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Tomasz Sikorski, Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)

Tomasz Sikorski | Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)
pianos: Lutosławski Piano Duo, Joanna Duda, Mischa Kozłowski

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Contemporary Classical, Piano, Minimalism | Label: Bôłt | # BR 1026 | Time: 01:07:17

Unchained unites the work of two, at-first, seemingly disparate composers, Polands Tomasz Sikorski and the African-American Julius Eastman. However, both died age 49, Sikorski in 1988, Eastman in 1990, both led troubled lives that spiraled out of control, both are experiencing posthumous rediscovery and, most importantly, musically both can placed, albeit with different methodologies, in the minimalist camp. The titling of the works in Eastmans case are confronting, the music less so. Played by the Lutosawski Piano Duo (Emilia Sitarz and Bartek Wasik), Joanna Duda and Mischa Kozlowski.

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

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Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)
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Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Electra Nonesuch | # 7559-79253-2 | 00:21:26

During the rehearsals for the string quartet version of "White Man Sleeps," a strong artistic bond developed between the work's performers, the renowned Kronos Quartet, and its composer, Kevin Volans. This led Kronos to commission a second-string quartet from Volans, especially written for the musicians. Like "White Man Sleeps," it is a stunning piece of music, recommended to every world music lover who wants to cross the bridge to contemporary, modern music. The work comes in three movements, each one with a different character. Most remarkably are the Ethiopian influences in the beginning bars of the first movement (compare this motive with the vocal style of the distinguished Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke) and the joyous Southern African dance-like motive featuring after the more contemplative opening of the second movement. The slightly melancholic song-like structure of the short third movement draws the work to a close.

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

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

Fred Frith / John Zorn ‎- 50⁵ (2004)
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Genre: 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.

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)

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Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)
David Lang - Julia Wolfe - Annie Gosfield - Michael Gordon
Evan Ziporyn - Lois V Vierk - Nick Didkovsky

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Contemporary Classic, Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock | Cantaloupe Music | # CA21010 | 01:11:39

The Bang on a Can All-Stars emerged from the scruffy environs of downtown New York playing a new kind of music, with a new kind of energy, for a new kind of audience.

Gavin Bryars - Hommages (1981) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Gavin Bryars - Hommages (1981) Expanded Remastered 2007

Gavin Bryars - Hommages (1981) Expanded Remastered 2007
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Modern Classical, Minimalism, Experimental | Label: LTM | # LTMCD 2503 | Time: 01:01:52

LTM is proud to present a newly remastered CD edition of the lost yet influential album Hommages by acclaimed modern British composer Gavin Bryars. Originally released in November 1981 on Les Disques du Crepuscule, Hommages was recorded in Leicester in February 1981 and produced by noted Belgian new music composer Wim Mertens. The album was conceived as a series of diverse homages to other composers, which include Bill Evans (My First Homage), Ferruccio Busoni and Gustav Holst (The English Mail-Coach and the Vespertine Park) and Percy Grainger (Hi-Tremolo). Featured musicians included Andrew Bilham, Ronald Reah, Andrew Renshaw, Nigel Shipway, Dave Smith, John White and Marie Wilson, as well as Gavin Bryars himself on piano and vibraphone. The album is the only one which documents the important period between Bryars' early experimental music and later works from Medea onwards, as well as his enthusiasm for small composer/performer ensembles.

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The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)

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The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)

The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)
Classical, Minimalism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,51 Gb | Scans 83 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | Release Year: 1999

Having earned his composing stripes after the 1960s, John Adams had the pioneering work of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley close at hand as he ventured into his trade. And, while minimalism's historical continuum helps place Adams, he used Reich, Glass, and Riley (among others) only as a starting point. And here's proof: a 10-CD retrospective of nearly all Adams's recorded compositions on Nonesuch Records, the label that also issued Steve Reich 1965-1995 and Kronos Quartet: 25 Years. Adams's Harmonium, a choral work of startling energy and effervescence, appears here in a new recording, as do distillations of both The Death of Klinghoffer and Nixon in China, two path-clearing operas.

Elliott Sharp - Port Bou (2016)

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Elliott Sharp - Port Bou (2016)

Elliott Sharp - Port Bou
Avant-Garde, Jazz, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:44 min | 112 MB
Label: Infrequent Seams Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

The opera PORT BOU by Elliott Sharp presents the last moments in the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin at Port-Bou in 1940 as he was fleeing Nazi-occupied France. PORT BOU features the astounding bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood with virtuoso Jenny Lin on piano and William Schimmel on accordion as well as electro-acoustic backing tracks by Sharp.

John Zorn - Malphas: Book Of Angels, Volume 3 (2006) {Tzadik TZ 7354} (Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier)

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John Zorn - Malphas: Book Of Angels, Volume 3 (2006) {Tzadik TZ 7354} (Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier)

John Zorn - Malphas: Book Of Angels, Volume 3 (2006) {Tzadik TZ 7354} (Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier)
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© 2006 Tzadik | TZ 7354 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Modern Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Piano / Violin

A spectacular presentation of eleven new compositions from Zorn’s Book of Angels by two passionate virtuosos whose work together is never less than perfection itself. Contextualizing the music into a classical recital for violin and piano, this is the chamber music of the future. Exciting and breathtaking, Mark and Sylvie have put together a program filled with imagination, lyricism and an intense energy. New Jewish music by one of the greatest violin/piano pairings ever. This is a whole new all-encompassing direction for classical music.

Wayne Horvitz - This New Generation (1987)

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Wayne Horvitz - This New Generation (1987)

Wayne Horvitz - This New Generation (1987)
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Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Elektra Musician | # 9 60759-2 | 00:50:54

Mid-'80s release that established Horovitz among the prime composers and players on the contemporary improvising scene. He's not among either the traditionalists or the fusion/light jazz crowd, but is part of the New York "downtown" school that utilizes everything from hard bop to rock to contemporary classical. Guitarist Bill Frisell was also an important contributor to the date.

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

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Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway

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Soundtrack, Score, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Venture | # DBEBN 55(4) | Time: 00:40:24

For this, his seventh soundtrack for director Peter Greenaway, Nyman deftly orchestrates a mix of strings, horns, and voices to produce another of his fetching and romantic minimalist backdrops. The opening "Memorial" is the highlight of the lot and drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard (Leonard would be featured on a large part of the Prospero's Books soundtrack). The piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revives the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Nyman contrasts the piece's climatic quality with two relatively sedate yet brooding numbers.

Kent Carter String Trio - The Willisau Suites (1993)

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Kent Carter String Trio - The Willisau Suites (1993)

Kent Carter String Trio - The Willisau Suites (1993)
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Avant-Garde, Free Improvisation, Chamber Jazz | Label: ITM Pacific | # ITMP 970077 | Time: 01:01:29

To hear bassist Kent Carter on this '84 recording is to hear the bassist in an entirely different context than anything his work with Steve Lacy and Paul Bley would belie. Always an artist with a penchant for strengthening an ensemble and its collective voice, Carter has comprised his ostensibly "solo" work of exercises and experiments documenting his search for a unified string conception in a group context. The use of overdubbed parts on everything from Ligeti-esque soundmasses to Eastern European folk explorations on his '74 Emanem recording, Beauvais Cathedral, point directly to Carter as something more than a sideman. Of late featuring Albrecht Maurer and Emmanuelle Roch on violin and viola, respectively, the Trio in this early incarnation consists of Carter, Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro (who has since become a mainstay of the Lisbon free music scene), and French violist Francois Dreno. One of the most noticeable things about this string configuration is the replacement of the usual cello with the bass (and Carter is an accomplished cellist as well).