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'Book of Horizons' - works by Julius Eastman, Gene Tyranny, Stuart Saunders Smith, Michael Byron / Joseph Kubera, piano
'Book of Horizons' - works by Julius Eastman, Gene Tyranny, Stuart Saunders Smith, Michael Byron / Joseph Kubera, piano

1 CD / New World / 2014-03-11

Works: Julius Eastman: Piano 2, for piano; "Blue" Gene Tyranny: The Drifter, for piano solo; Stuart Saunders Smith: Fences, In Three Tragedies, for piano; Michael Byron: Book of Horizons, for piano
Performers: Kubera, Joseph

It's high time that we celebrate Joseph Kubera's thirty-plus years of contributions to contemporary American music. This modest man from upstate New York is one...continue...
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Arthur Levering (b.1953): Parallel Universe / Krista River, mz; Donald Berman & John McDonald, pianos
Arthur Levering (b.1953): Parallel Universe / Krista River, mz; Donald Berman & John McDonald, pianos

1 CD / New World / 2014-02-11

Works: Arthur Levering: Furies, for chamber ensemble; Il Mare Dentro, for orchestra; Drinking Songs, for voice, 2 harps & 2 pianos; Partite sopra Ciaccona, for 2 pianos; Parallel Universe, for orchestra
Performers: Berman, Donald; Huhn, Franziska; McDonald, John [Composer]; River, Krista; Romano, Amanda [Harp]
Conductors: ; Rose, Gil; Wheeler, Scott
Ensemble: ; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Sequitur

Arthur Levering (b. 1953) is a musical mosaicist, creating patterns within patterns whose meanings change with the perspective of the listener. Moments of piquant color...continue...
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Daniel Goode (b.1936): Annbling; Clarinet Sonata; Landler Land; Circular Thoughts / Daniel Goode, clarinet; Douglas Martin, piano
Daniel Goode (b.1936): Annbling; Clarinet Sonata; Landler Land; Circular Thoughts / Daniel Goode, clarinet; Douglas Martin, piano

1 CD / New World / 2014-01-14

Works: Daniel Goode: Annbling, for orchestra; Circular Thoughts, for orchestra; Sonata for clarinet & piano; Ländler Land, for 3 cellos & 2 pianos
Performers: Cahill, Sarah [Piano]; Finckel, Michael; Goode, Daniel; Kubera, Joseph; Mackenzie, Alexandra; Martin, Douglas [Piano]; Shin, Pitnarry
Conductors: Simoncic, Tara
Ensemble: The Flexible Orchestra

Daniel Goode (b. 1936) is a fan of (in his own words) "minimalist thinking and process thinking," the "long form," and "the trance effect that...continue...
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Richard Teilelbaum (b.1939): Piano Plus / Rzewski, Oppens, Takahashi, pianos; Teitelbaum, computer
Richard Teilelbaum (b.1939): Piano Plus / Rzewski, Oppens, Takahashi, pianos; Teitelbaum, computer

1 CD / New World / 2013-11-12

Works: Richard Teitelbaum: Intersections, for piano; Seq transit parammers, for piano & computer; Dal niente, for piano & computer; In the Accumulate Mode, for 3 computer-assisted pianos; Interlude in Pelog...
Performers: Oppens, Ursula [Piano]; Rzewski, Frederic [Composer]; Takahashi, Aki; Teitelbaum, Richard

Piano Plus is a collection of six piano pieces written by Richard Teitelbaum (b. 1939), a pioneer of interactive electronic and computer music, between 1963...continue...
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Alvin Lucier: Orchestral Works: Diamonds for 1, 2 or 3 Orchestras; Slices / Charles Curtis, cello
Alvin Lucier: Orchestral Works: Diamonds for 1, 2 or 3 Orchestras; Slices / Charles Curtis, cello

1 CD / New World / 2013-10-08

Works: Alvin Lucier: Diamonds, for 1, 2, or 3 orchestras; Slices, for cello & orchestra; Exploration of the House, for orchestra
Performers: Burr, Anthony; Che, Chen; Covington, Kyle; Curtis, Charles; Jaber, Benjamin; Martchev, Valentin [Bassoon]; McGill, Demarre; Overturf, Andrea [Oboe]; Piper, Jonathan; Thayer, Jeff; Wilds, John; Yang, ...
Conductors: Nagy, Zsolt; Arming, Christian; Kotik, Petr
Ensemble: Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

For nearly 50 years the work of Alvin Lucier (b. 1931) has marked off a space unlike any other in American music. By now a...continue...
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Shih-Hui Chen (b.1962): Returning Souls - chamber works and songs / various artists
Shih-Hui Chen (b.1962): Returning Souls - chamber works and songs / various artists

1 CD / New World / 2013-08-13

Works: Shih-Hui Chen: Returning Souls; Returnings, for flute, cello & percussion; Sweet Rice Pie; Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom, for string quartet; Our Names, for narrator, violin, cello, flute, cl...
Performers: Bell, Brandon; Buyse, Leone; Cho-Liang, Lin; Fischer, Jeanne Kierman [Piano]; Fischer, Norman; Itzkoff, Coleman [Cello]; Jones, Timothy; McClung, Matthew; Odhner, Ben [Violin]; Peters, Timothy [Violi...
Conductors: Noe, Kevin; Cho, David

The five compositions by Shih-Hui Chen (b. 1962) on this recording can be considered variations of an "ethnic style": they reflect her experiences of being...continue...
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Eric Moe (b.1954): Meanwhile Back at the Ranch / various artists incl. Sarah Brady, flute; Sara Bob, piano; David Russell, cello
Eric Moe (b.1954): Meanwhile Back at the Ranch / various artists incl. Sarah Brady, flute; Sara Bob, piano; David Russell, cello

1 CD / New World / 2013-06-11

Works: Eric Moe: Frozen Hours Melt Melodiously into the Past, for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello & piano; riprap, for flute, cello, percussion & piano; Preamble and Dreamsong from the 4-5 a.m. REM St...
Performers: Diaz, Gabriela [Violin]; Moe, Eric [Composer]; Russell, David [Cello]
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Ensemble: Firebird Ensemble (Classical)

The five works on this disc tap into a wide and deep current of sources and ideas, a microcosm of Eric Moe's (b. 1954) fascinations,...continue...
Recording information: Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College (03/2012)....continue...
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Eclipse Quartet plays Zenna Parkins, Frederic Rzewski & James Tenney / William Winant, percussion
Eclipse Quartet plays Zenna Parkins, Frederic Rzewski & James Tenney / William Winant, percussion

1 CD / New World / 2013-06-11

Works: Frederic Rzewski: Whimwhams, for marimba & string quartet; James Tenney: Cognate Canons, for string quartet & percussion; Zeena Parkins: s
Performers: Dorvillier, D. D. [Vocals]; Kravas, Heather [Vocals]; Pina, Amanda [Vocals]; Ward, Elizabeth; Winant, William [Percussion]
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Ensemble: Eclipse Quartet

This CD features the virtually unprecedented combination of string quartet and percussion. It contains three works by prominent American experimentalist composers from several generations exploring...continue...
Recording information: Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, (2012-07-06_2012-07-07&2012-)....continue...
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David Rosenboom: In the Beginning
David Rosenboom: In the Beginning

2 CD / New World / 2012-11-13

Works: David Rosenboom: In the Beginning, for soloists, chamber ensemble, orchestra & electronics
Performers: Rosenboom, David

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer/performer known as a pioneer in American experimental music. This series of eight works, created between 1978 and 1981...continue...
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Mathew Rosenblum: Circadian Rhythms - Yonah's Dream; Two Harmonies; Under the Rainbow / Calmus Ensemble
Mathew Rosenblum: Circadian Rhythms - Yonah's Dream; Two Harmonies; Under the Rainbow / Calmus Ensemble

1 CD / New World / 2012-09-11

Works: Mathew Rosenblum: Yonah's Dream, for flute & microtonal instruments; Circadian Rhythms, for cello, percussion & piano; Harmonies (2), for viola, piano & percussion; Under the Rainbow, for flute/bass ...
Performers: Feeney, Timothy; Goodman, Lindsey; Richman, Wendy; Yoo, Shirley
Conductors: Drummond, Dean;
Ensemble: Calmus Ensemble; Deoro; Newband; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

Mathew Rosenblum's music is a synthesis of diverse musical elements derived from classical, jazz, rock, and world music traditions, exploring how seemingly independent musical voices...continue...
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Music of Robert Carl: From Japan / Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi; Katie Kennedy, cello; Bill Solomon, vibraphone; Sayun Chang, percussion
Music of Robert Carl: From Japan / Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi; Katie Kennedy, cello; Bill Solomon, vibraphone; Sayun Chang, percussion

1 CD / New World / 2012-07-10

Works: Robert Carl: A Clean Sweep, for shakuhachi & fixed media; Bullet Cycle, for 2 soloists, percussion & fixed media; Brown Velvet, for bassoon & electronics; Collapsible Mandala, electronics
Performers: Brown, Elizabeth [Flute]; Carl, Robert; Chang, Sayun; Hare, Ryan; Kennedy, Katie; Solomon, Bill; Sternfeld-Dunn, Aleksander

Robert Carl (b. 1954) has long been interested in Japanese music and culture, and in the spring of 2007 he received a grant from the...continue...
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Annea Lockwood: In Our Name / David Behrman, John King, William Winant, Thomas Buckner, Theodore Mook
Annea Lockwood: In Our Name / David Behrman, John King, William Winant, Thomas Buckner, Theodore Mook

1 CD / New World / 2012-06-12

Works: Annea Lockwood: Jitterbug, for ensemble; In Our Name, for voice, cello & tape; Thirst, for narrator, voice & tape
Performers: Behrman, David; Buckner, Thomas [Baritone Vocals]; King, John [Guitar]; Mook, Theodore; Norderval, Kristin; Winant, William [Percussion]

Annea Lockwood (b. 1939) distinguishes herself with works ingeniously combining recorded found and processed sounds, live-performance and visual components, and exhibiting her acute sense of...continue...
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Earl Howard: Granular Modality
Earl Howard: Granular Modality

1 CD / New World / 2012-03-13

Works: Earl Howard: Bird 3, for synthesizer; Crupper, for koto, synthesizer & electronics; 2455, for alto saxophone; Strasser 60, for synthesizer
Performers: Howard, Earl; Masaoka, Miya

In many respects Earl Howard's (b. 1951) music is an anomaly that resists categorization and the seductiveness of genre. He is an important force in...continue...
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John Bischoff: Audio Combine
John Bischoff: Audio Combine

1 CD / New World / 2012-02-14

Works: John Bischoff: Audio Combine, for electronics; Sidewalk Chatter, for electronics; Local Color, for electronics; Decay Trace, for electronics; Surface Effect, for electronics
Performers: Bischoff, John

John Bischoff (b. 1949) is an early pioneer of live computer music. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers (1978),...continue...
Recording information: Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland Califo (01/05/2010/05/02/2011)....continue...
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Modern American Bass / Robert Black, Joseph Iadone, Halsey Stevens, Quincy Porter, Jerome Moross
Modern American Bass / Robert Black, Joseph Iadone, Halsey Stevens, Quincy Porter, Jerome Moross

2 CD / New World / 2011-11-08

Works: Joseph Iadone: Sonata for double bass & piano; Halsey Stevens: Arioso & Etude, for double bass & piano; Quincy Porter: Lyric Piece, for contrabass & piano; Jerome Moross: Sonatina for double bass & p...
Performers: McDonald, John

In the twentieth century, a series of instruments and ensembles have found their repertoire expanding exponentially, and their place on the classical stage suddenly front...continue...
Recording information: Rogers City Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, Nor (08/24/2006-08/25/2006)....continue...
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Peter Garland: Waves Breaking on Rocks / Aki Takahashi, Santa Fe New Music, John Kennedy and John Duykers
Peter Garland: Waves Breaking on Rocks / Aki Takahashi, Santa Fe New Music, John Kennedy and John Duykers

1 CD / New World / 2011-10-11

Works: Peter Garland: Waves Breaking on Rocks (Elegy for All of Us), for violin & piano; The Roque Dalton Songs, for voice
Performers: Duykers, John; Takahashi, Aki
Conductors: Kennedy, John
Ensemble: Santa Fe New Music

Peter Garland (b. 1952) studied with Harold Budd and James Tenney at Cal Arts and had long student-mentor friendships with Lou Harrison, Conlon Nancarrow, Paul...continue...
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Richard Carrick: Flow Cycle For Strings / Schultz, violin; Scheindlin,viola
Richard Carrick: Flow Cycle For Strings / Schultz, violin; Scheindlin,viola

1 CD / New World / 2011-08-09

Works: Richard Carrick: in flow, for violin; Shadow Flow, for viola; Moroccan Flow (unfolding from unity), for cello; Duo Flow, for violin & cello; Flow Trio, for violin, viola & cello ("à cause du s...
Performers: Bartlett, Eric; Lu, Kuan Cheng; Scheindlin, Dov; Schultz, Andrea; Waterman, Alex
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Ensemble: Either Or (Ensemble)

Richard Carrick's (b. 1971) music draws inspiration from his French, North African, and British background, his studies in mathematics and philosophy, interest in psychology, and...continue...
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Donald Crockett: Night Scenes / Firebird Ensemble, Jeffrey Means
Donald Crockett: Night Scenes / Firebird Ensemble, Jeffrey Means

1 CD / New World / 2011-07-12

Works: Donald Crockett: Night Scenes, for violin, cello & piano; To airy thinness beat, for ensemble; Wet Ink, for violin & piano; Scree, for cello, piano & percussion
Performers: Diaz, Gabriela [Violin]; Means, Jeffrey; Russell, David [Cello]; Smythe, Corey
Conductors: Means, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Firebird Ensemble (Classical)

Donald Crockett's works are notable, first of all, for their clarity and their immediate impact on the listener. The music could be described as elemental,...continue...
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Speak
Speak

1 CD / New World / 2011-05-10

Works: Anne La Berge: Drive, for voices & electronics; Brokenheart, for flute, piano, voice & electronics; ur-DU, for voices & electronics; away, for flute, voice & electronics; 800 speakers, for flute, voi...
Performers: Buttrich, Stephie; Fuhler, Cor; Geffin, Josh; La Berge, Anne [Composer]; Myers, Misha; Ozzard-Low, Patrick; Walker, Amy [Vocals]

Anne La Berge's (b. 1955) career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her performances bring together a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penc...continue...
Recording information: Studio 150, Amsterdam, NL (06/2009-07/2009).

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The Wire (p.50) - "As a performer using quartertone flute, amplified and processed, La Berge transforms the s...continue...
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Lei Liang / Chamber works
Lei Liang / Chamber works "Milou"

1 CD / New World / 2011-04-12

Works: Lei Liang: Ascension, for brass quintet & percussion; Winged Creatures, cadenza for harpsichord, 2 violins & cello; A Journey into Desire, for guitar; Yuan, for 4 saxophones; Lake, for 2 flutes; Harp...
Performers: Chien, Chia-Ling; Fonville, John; Gomez, Pablo [Guitar]; Han, June; Hatmaker, Kate; Ohnishi, Takae; Rigler, Jane; Zehngut, Jeffrey
Conductors: ; Milarsky, Jeffrey; Brooks, Tamara
Ensemble: ; Meridian Arts Ensemble; Radnofsky Saxophone Quartet

Lei Liang (b. 1972) is a Chinese-born American composer whose work can be situated within the lineage of the new wave of Chinese composers (such...continue...
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James Newton: Sacred Works
James Newton: Sacred Works

1 CD / New World / 2011-03-08

Works: James Newton: Mass, for vocal soloists & ensemble; Between the Cherubim, for piano; In a Moment, in the Twinkling of an Eye, for voice, clarinet, bassoon & piano
Performers: Bovyer, Gary; Chaney, Daniel; Cheng, Gloria; Feves, Julie; Gonzalez, Abdiel; Johnston, Elissa; Menzies, Mark; Morrison, Ralph III; Pitelka, Kazi; Ray, Vicki; Tsan, Cecilia; Van Fleet, Tracy; Vartan, ...
Conductors: Gershon, Grant

This is the first recording devoted to James Newton’s (b. 1953) sacred works. Among his influences, Newton cites Bach and Stravinsky’s masses and cantatas, as...continue...
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Alvin Curran: Solo Works - The 70s
Alvin Curran: Solo Works - The 70s

3 CD / New World / 2010-10-12

Works: Alvin Curran: Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden; Light Flowers Dark Flowers; Canti Illuminati 1, for voice, tape & synthesizer; Canti Illuminati 2, for vocal ensemble, piano, tape & synthesize...
Performers: Bernardini, Nicola; Bordes-Page, Elisabeth; Bruno, Alessandro; Carandini, Sista; Caruano, Giorgio; Castellano, Pierluigi; Cesareni, Antonio; Curran, Alvin; Garroni, Manuela; Miti, Luca; Talamonti, An...

This historic collection gathers together the four seminal solo albums recorded by Alvin Curran (b. 1938) in the 1970s. Two, Fiori Chiari Fiori Oscuri and...continue...
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The Wire (p.58) - "Appearing on vinyl between 1974 and 1982, this music sounded mysterious and unique. It still does..."...continue...
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Larry Polansky: The World's Longest Melody
Larry Polansky: The World's Longest Melody

1 CD / New World / 2010-07-13

Works: Larry Polansky: Ensembles of Note, for 2 ensembles & electronics; tooaytood; For Jim, Ben and Lou, for guitar, harp & percussion; Getting Rid of the Glue, for guitar; Ivtoo, for guitar; The World's L...
Performers: Callier, Toon; Polansky, Larry; Prins, Stefan; Stevens, Jeroen; Troch, Jutta
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Ensemble: Sic; Zwerm

The World's Longest Melody is a collection of experimental music written for the guitar by composer/guitarist Larry Polansky (b. 1954). These works explore new techniques...continue...
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David Mahler: Only Music Can Save Me Now
David Mahler: Only Music Can Save Me Now

1 CD / New World / 2010-06-08

Works: David Mahler: An alder. A catfish, for voice & piano; After Morton Feldman, for piano; Deep Water, for voice & piano; Day Creek Piano Works and The Teams Are Waiting in the Field, song cycle for voic...
Performers: Hanify, Julie; Mahler, David; Tilles, Nurit

"This collection presents a wide panoramic view on Mahler's talents, articulated through different kinds of score masterfully executed on piano by Nirit Tilles (who shares...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City (11/19/2009-11/20/2009)....continue...
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Charles Dodge: A Retrospective (1977-2009)
Charles Dodge: A Retrospective (1977-2009)

1 CD / New World / 2010-06-08

Works: Charles Dodge: Cascando; Fades, Dissolves, Fizzles, for electronics; Violin Variations, for violin & electronics
Performers: Dodge, Baird; Dodge, Charles
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Paul Paccione: Our Beauties Are Not Ours
Paul Paccione: Our Beauties Are Not Ours

1 CD / New World / 2010-02-09

Works: Paul Paccione: Rhapsody, for clarinet & piano; Stations - To Morton Feldman, for piano; Inscape; A Page for Will, for piano; Arabesques, motets (3) for 4 pre-recorded clarinets; Songs (5) from Christ...
Performers: Campbell, Michael [Piano]; Chasteen, Terry [Tenor Vocal]; Molina, Andrea; Nolina, Moises [Cello]; Paccione, Molly; Perron, Jenny; Tilles, Nurit
Conductors: Stegall, James

Paul Paccione's music is noted for its lyricism, intimacy, distinctive orchestration, contrapuntal refinement, and metaphoric complexity. His teachers have included Harley Gaber, Kenneth Gaburo, Willi...continue...
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Ingram Marshall: September Canons
Ingram Marshall: September Canons

1 CD / New World / 2009-12-08

Works: Ingram Marshall: September Canons; Peaceable Kingdom; Woodstone; The Fragility Cycles ("Gambuh")
Performers: Reynolds, Todd [Violin]
Conductors: Pellicano, Julian;
Ensemble: ; Berkeley Gamelan Ensemble

The pieces on this compact disk span almost three decades and represent the principal threads that have run through Ingram Marshall's work: his remarkable skill...continue...
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James Tenney: Spectrum Pieces / Barton Workshop
James Tenney: Spectrum Pieces / Barton Workshop

2 CD / New World / 2009-10-13

Works: James Tenney: Spectrum 1, for violin, trumpet, bass clarinet, 2 percussion, piano, bass; Spectrum 2, for flute, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, horn; Spectrum 3, for chamber orchestra; Spectrum 4, fo...
Performers: Geus, Anne Magda de; Mulder, Nora; Zwaanenburg, Jos
Conductors:
Ensemble: Barton Workshop

James Tenney was one of the most versatile figures in contemporary American music. This CD set offers complete recordings of one of the most important...continue...
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Links Series of Vibraphone Essays - Smith, Kunimoto, Sehman, Sallak, Schick
Links Series of Vibraphone Essays - Smith, Kunimoto, Sehman, Sallak, Schick

2 CD / New World / 2009-09-08

Works: Stuart Saunders Smith: Links no 1 for Vibraphone and Piano; Links no 2 for Vibraphone and Piano; Links no 3 for Vibraphone and Piano; Links no 4 for Vibraphone and Piano "Monk"; Links no 5 for Vibrap...
Performers: Apanius, Matthew; Bill Sallak; Chris Leonard; Dale Speicher; DeHart, Justin; Fabio Fonseca De Oliveira; Huang, Aiyun; Jude Traxler; Justin DeHart; Katalin Lukács; Kataoka, Ayano; Kunimoto, Mas...

The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays is scored for vibraphone in various settings, from unaccompanied solos to duos with flute, piano and off-stage orchestra bells....continue...
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Byrne: White Bone Country, etc / Gosling, Shively
Byrne: White Bone Country, etc / Gosling, Shively

1 CD / New World / 2009-08-11

Works: Andrew Byrne: White Bone Country, musical landscapes (9), for piano & percussion; Tracks, for piano; Fata Morgana
Performers: Gosling, Stephen; Shively, David

Andrew Byrne has lived and worked mostly in New York since the early 1990s. This tripartite CD has a mobile-like character, working entirely with a...continue...
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Music for Flute - Beyer, Vierk, Tenney, Polansky, La Barbara / Margaret Lancaster
Music for Flute - Beyer, Vierk, Tenney, Polansky, La Barbara / Margaret Lancaster

1 CD / New World / 2009-06-09

Works: Johanna Beyer: Have Faith!, for voice & flute; Lois V. Vierk: Io, for flute, electric guitar & marimba; Joan La Barbara: Atmos; James Tenney: Seegersong no 2; Larry Polansky: Piker
Performers: Gold, Matthew; Griffith, Beth; Lancaster, Margaret; Polansky, Larry

This gathering of music by five composers spanning more than 70 years demonstrates the richness and possibility of the stylistic freedom that is sometimes called...continue...
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Rosenboom: How much better if Plymouth Rock had landed on the pilgrims / Golia, et al
Rosenboom: How much better if Plymouth Rock had landed on the pilgrims / Golia, et al

2 CD / New World / 2009-05-12

Works: David Rosenboom: How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims
Performers: Buchla, Don; Chaudhuri, Swapan; DiGennaro, Tony; Dolister, Caleb; Golia, Vinny; Khan, Ashish; McFaul, Thomas G.; Minaie, Sam; Newton, Lynn David; Noice, Alex; Rosenboom, Daniel; Rosenboom, David; Sha...

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) has been widely acclaimed as an innovator in American experimental music since the 1960s. Although much of his work has been...continue...
Personnel: David Rosenboom (piano, prepared piano, organ, dumbek, electronics, computer); Aashish Khan (sarod); Vinny Golia (flute, shakuhachi, piccolo, clarinet, saxophone); Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet...continue...
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Sound Of The Five
Sound Of The Five

1 CD / New World / 2009-03-10

Works: Chen Yi: Sound of the Five, for solo cello & string quartet; Yangko, for violin & 2 percussionists; Sprout, for string quartet; Burning, for string quartet; Tibetian Tunes, for violin, cello & piano;...
Performers: Blessinger, Ron; Cheifetz, Hamilton; DePonte, Niel; Rencher, Gordon; Smith, Susan
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Ensemble: Third Angle New Music Ensemble

Chen Yi (b. 1953) is part of a distinguished cohort of Chinese composers who have immigrated to the United States over the past several decades....continue...
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The Theory of Impossible Melody - Polansky: B'rey'sheet [In the beginning], Psaltery, Simple Actions&Rules of Compossibility, etc
The Theory of Impossible Melody - Polansky: B'rey'sheet [In the beginning], Psaltery, Simple Actions&Rules of Compossibility, etc

1 CD / New World / 2009-01-13

Works: Larry Polansky: B'rey'sheet (In the Beginning), for voice & live electronics (Cantillation Study no 1); Four-Voice Canon no 3 ("Computer"); Four Voice Canon no 21 ("Epitaph"), for electric guitars; F...
Performers: Burk, Phil; Diamond, Jody; Ellis, Dan; Hayward, Robin; Mann, Chris; Polansky, Larry; Repetto, Douglas; Rosenboom, David

Amongst the lineages of knowledge that Larry Polansky (b. 1954) has woven together in his creative work, as both a composer and theorist, have been...continue...
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Dramm: The stroke that kills;  Beglarian, Curran, Friday, Matamoros, etc / Seth Josel
Dramm: The stroke that kills; Beglarian, Curran, Friday, Matamoros, etc / Seth Josel

1 CD / New World / 2008-12-09

Works: Eve Beglarian: Until it blazes; Alvin Curran: Strum City; Michael Friday: Slapback; David Dramm: The stroke that kills; Gustavo Matamoros: Stoned guitar/TIG welder; Tom Johnson: Canon for 6 Guitars
Performers: Josel, Seth

Over the past twenty-plus years, Seth Josel has established himself as a leader in helping to shape the electric guitar's burgeoning future as a "classical"...continue...
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Davis: Amistad / Davies, Young, Doss, West, Quivar, Baker, et al
Davis: Amistad / Davies, Young, Doss, West, Quivar, Baker, et al

2 CD / New World / 2008-11-11

Works: Anthony Davis: Amistad, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Anders, Kenne; Baker, Mark; Blackwell, Patrick; Blevins, Timothy; Brewer, David; Burns, Gerald; Cadet, E. Mani; Campbell, LeVon; Cresswell, Brad; Daniecki, John; Doss, Mark S.; Drake, Tony; Funk, And...
Conductors: Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

Anthony Davis (b. 1951) has always straddled the worlds of classical music and jazz and his music has consistently sought to integrate the two in...continue...
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Byron: Dreamers of Pearl / Joseph Kubera
Byron: Dreamers of Pearl / Joseph Kubera

1 CD / New World / 2008-09-09

Works: Michael Byron: Dreamers of Pearl, for piano
Performers: Kubera, Joseph

Michael Byron (b. 1953) has often been described as an "early minimalist." However, his work in that direction was relatively short-lived. In fact, by 1973,...continue...
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Gordon Mumma: Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001 / Daan Vanderwalle
Gordon Mumma: Music for Solo Piano 1960-2001 / Daan Vanderwalle

2 CD / New World / 2008-09-09

Works: Gordon Mumma: Jardin (for Michelle Fillion), for piano; Songs Without Words (9), for piano; Suite for Piano; Graftings (for Daan Vandewalle), for piano; Four Pack Ponies (for the Taylor Cousins), for...
Performers: Vandewalle, Daan

Gordon Mumma (b. 1935) is best known for his pioneering role in the development and evolution of electronic and live-electronic music. The piano has played...continue...
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Karen Tanaka: Invisible Curve, etc;  Chen Yi / Azure Ensemble
Karen Tanaka: Invisible Curve, etc; Chen Yi / Azure Ensemble

1 CD / New World / 2008-06-10

Works: Chen Yi: Wu Yu, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello & percussion; Night Thoughts, for flute, cello & piano; ...as like a raging fire..., for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Karen Tana...
Performers: Glaser, Susan; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Shin, Pitnarry
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn]; Steichen, Gerald
Ensemble: The Azure Ensemble

"The lively and discordant opening of Chen's "...as like a raging fire..." might well jolt the listener right out of his/her seat, given the somnolent...continue...
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Joe Hill: 16 Actions For Orchestra, Voices, And Soloist
Joe Hill: 16 Actions For Orchestra, Voices, And Soloist

1 CD / New World / 2008-04-01

Works: Wayne Horvitz: Action 1
Performers: Barnes, Danny; Eckert, Rinde; Frisell, Bill; Holcomb, Robin; Horovitz, Wayne
Conductors: Knapp, Christian

"The orchestral part is significant; far from being just an accompaniment to the singers, it provides a strong, colorful commentary on the dramatic situations. It...continue...
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Arthur Levering: Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Arthur Levering: Still Raining, Still Dreaming

1 CD / New World / 2008-03-01

Works: Arthur Levering: Still Raining, Still Dreaming, for ensemble; Echoi, for violin & piano; Sppooo, for vibraphone & celeste; Tesserae, for viola & piano; Catena, for piano & chamber orchestra
Performers: Berman, Donald; Kitchen, Nicholas; McDonald, John; Nunoya, Fumito; Woolweaver, Scott
Conductors: Wheeler, Scott
Ensemble: Dinosaur Annex Ensemble; Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble

"It's never trivial, but it's fun music, and it's fun to listen to... Any listener jaded by the grayness that can characterize late twentieth century...continue...
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Malcolm Goldstein: Sounding of Sources / Goldstein, et al
Malcolm Goldstein: Sounding of Sources / Goldstein, et al

1 CD / New World / 2008-03-01

Works: Malcolm Goldstein: Configurations in Darkness, improvisation for unspecified instrumental ensemble; Ishi/timechangingspaces, radio work (recording of Yahi songs); Ishi/"man waxati" Soundings, improvi...
Performers: Goldstein, Malcolm

Malcolm Goldstein has been labeled as an "improviser" and a "composer-violinist" (or merely a violinist). What this CD once and for all shows is that...continue...
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All the Noises - Music of Hyo-Shin Na
All the Noises - Music of Hyo-Shin Na

1 CD / New World / 2008-01-01

Works: Hyo-Shin Na: Ocean/Shore 2, for clarinet, violin, viola & cello; All the Noises in the World, for taegum, piri, haegeum, kayageum, komungo & changgu; Walking, Walking, for piano; Ten thousand ugly in...
Performers: Anderson, John; Hitz, Nina; Keser, Marieke; Schultz, Thomas; Visser, Manuel
Conductors:
Ensemble: JeongGaAkHoe

"I am no longer trying to write Korean music; nor am I trying not to write Korean music." - Hyo-shin Na. After studying piano and...continue...
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Lebaron: Pope Joan, Transfiguration/ Menzies, Steiger, et al
Lebaron: Pope Joan, Transfiguration/ Menzies, Steiger, et al

2 CD / New World / 2007-11-01

Works: Anne LeBaron: Pope Joan, for voice & chamber ensemble; Transfiguration, for voice, flute, harp & percussion
Performers: Clark, Eric [Violin]; Duke-Kirkpatrick, Erika; Eder, Lorna; Han, June; McIntosh, Andrew; Norderval, Kristin; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Stone, Dorothy; Sullivan, Big Jim; Terry, Nicholas; Trigg, ...
Conductors: Menzies, Mark; Steiger, Rand

Anne LeBaron (b.1953) is one of the most vital composers of the post-war generation. Her overall aesthetic is steeped in the sound world of the...continue...
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David Rosenboom: Future Travel / David Rosenboom, et al
David Rosenboom: Future Travel / David Rosenboom, et al

1 CD / New World / 2007-10-01

Works: David Rosenboom: Future Travel, for variable instrumentation; And Out Come the Night Ears, for piano & electric music box
Performers: Rosenboom, David

"Future Travel (1981) is a journey in sonic imagery. It is set sometime in the future and its starting point is earth. The traveler, whose...continue...
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John Luther Adams: For Lou Harrison / Stephen Drury, et al
John Luther Adams: For Lou Harrison / Stephen Drury, et al

1 CD / New World / 2007-09-01

Works: John Luther Adams: for Lou Harrison, for string quartet, string orchestra & 2 pianos
Performers: Kirchoff, Keith
Conductors: Drury, Stephen
Ensemble: Callithumpian Consort

John Luther Adams writes: "Composed in 2003-2004, For Lou Harrison completes a trilogy of large-scale memorial works that also includes Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of...continue...
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Eric Richards: The Bells Themselves, etc / Zimmerman, et al
Eric Richards: The Bells Themselves, etc / Zimmerman, et al

1 CD / New World / 2007-09-01

Works: Eric Richards: Finalbells, for 16 chromatic cowbells; Time's Racing (but measured by what we do), for 2 metal gyils, 2 vibraphones, and 2 Tibetan tingsha; My Great-Aunt Julia, for bass-baritone solo;...
Performers: Atler, Adam; Keck, David; Marquardt, Paul; Paccione, Molly; Purnhagen, Gregory; Richards, Eric; Schiavo, Paul; Stonefelt, Kay; Zimmerman, Alan

Though he has been composing for more than forty years, the works included on this recording span the latter half of Eric Richard's career (1983-2003)....continue...
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David Dunn: Autonomous and Dynamic Systems
David Dunn: Autonomous and Dynamic Systems

1 CD / New World / 2007-05-01

Works: David Dunn: Lorenz; Autonomous Systems; Nine Strange Attractors; Gradients
Performers: Dunn, David

A relentless explorer, composer, performer and theorist, David Dunn uses electro-acoustic resources, voice, non-human living systems, as well as traditional instruments. A creator of textsound...continue...
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Philip Corner: Extreme Positions / The Barton Workshop
Philip Corner: Extreme Positions / The Barton Workshop

2 CD / New World / 2007-03-01

Works: Philip Corner: For 2 Trombones no 2; Calling! OM, for 2 trombones & piano; Attempting whitenesses, for 2 trombones; Round Sound, mulitmedia work for instruments & tape; One Note More Than Once (A), m...
Performers: Corner, Philip; Fulkerson, James; Jeffery, Hilary; Liebezeit, Tobias; Oei, Dante
Conductors: ; Susam, Taylan
Ensemble: Barton Workshop

Philip Corner (b. 1933) studied composition with Henry Cowell and Otto Luening and musical analysis with Oliver Messiaen. During the 1960s and 70s he was...continue...
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New Music for Electronic & Recorded Media - Oliveros, et al
New Music for Electronic & Recorded Media - Oliveros, et al

1 CD / New World / 2006-11-01

Works: Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres, for electronic instruments & triangle; Annea Lockwood: World Rhythms; Pauline Oliveros: Bye bye butterfly; Laurie Spiegel: Appalachian Grove 1, for electronics; M...
Performers: Anderson, Laurie [Performance Artist]; Anderson, Ruth; Beyer, Johanna; Johnson, Scott [Guitar/Composer]; Loarie, Phil; Lockwood, Annea; Novak, William; Oliveros, Pauline [Composer]; Sofer, Danny; Spi...
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Ensemble: Electric Weasel Ensemble
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