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Thursday, 29 January

LUIGI NONO - 20 Jahre Inventionen V, EDITION RZ
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LUIGI NONO

20 Jahre Inventionen V

EDITION RZ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ4006

**Haunting works of spectral vocals and electronically disguised bass flute and cello, including the breathtaking 37 minutes of 'Quando Stanno Morendo (Diario Polacco No. 2)', written in support of his Polish comrades, plus the dynamic electro-acoustic spatalizations of 'Omaggio A Emilio Vedova'** "Audio CD with three compositions by Luigi Nono, recorded at the Berlin festival "Inventionen". The live electronics that Nono worked with for the first time in the early 1980's at the Freiburg Experimental Studio also serves the musical displacement: the music moves away from clear spatial… Read more
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LUIGI NONO - 20 Jahre Inventionen V, EDITION RZ
HARLEY GABER - The Winds Rise In The North, EDITION RZ
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HARLEY GABER

The Winds Rise In The North

EDITION RZ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ4008-9

**2CD gatefold slipcase with 12-page booklet of liner notes in German and English** 'The Winds Rise in the North' is a colossal, trance-inducing, yet largely overlooked pillar of 20th century American minimalism. Regarded no less than a "holy grail" by Keith Fullerton Whitman, it spans 100 minutes of atonal, amorphous string composition scored in four parts for a quintet, here performed by Linda Cummiskey (Violin), Malcolm Goldstein (Violin), Kathy Seplow (Violin), Stephen Reynolds (Viola), David Gibson (Violoncello). By all accounts Harley Gaber was a colourful fella, a compl… Read more
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HARLEY GABER - The Winds Rise In The North, EDITION RZ

Monday, 26 January

EMIKA - Klavirni, Emika Records
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EMIKA

Klavirni

Emika Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EMKLP01

'Klavírní' is the 2nd solo piano suite by Berlin-based composer, producer, singer, DJ Ema Jolly aka Emika. Her 'Dva' album included a download of Dilo Parts 1-3, and this LP presents parts 4-16, played on a Karl Müller piano in Milton Keynes with a Zoom H4n portable recorder positioned directly behind the artist "so the listener gets the most intimate sound possible."
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ANDUIN - Last Days of Montrose House , Infinite Greyscale
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ANDUIN

Last Days of Montrose House

Infinite Greyscale

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: IGR06

'Last Days of Montrose House' is an enveloping collage piece sweeping from diaphanous field recording textures to treacherous drones and semi-organic modular scree. It's a welcome return from Anduin, whose series of LPs for SMTG Limited between 2009-2012 have aged beautifully. Check also for the rumbling, Gas-like ambient techno of Tag Cloud's mix, and Radere's deeply abstracted version.
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Thursday, 22 January

EMIKA - Klavirni, Emika Records
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EMIKA

Klavirni

Emika Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EMKCD01

'Klavírní' is the 2nd solo piano suite by Berlin-based composer, producer, singer, DJ Ema Jolly aka Emika. Her 'Dva' album included a download of Dilo Parts 1-3, and this LP presents parts 4-16, played on a Karl Müller piano in Milton Keynes with a Zoom H4n portable recorder positioned directly behind the artist "so the listener gets the most intimate sound possible."
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EMIKA - Klavirni, Emika Records
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EMIKA

Klavirni

Emika Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EMKLP01

'Klavírní' is the 2nd solo piano suite by Berlin-based composer, producer, singer, DJ Ema Jolly aka Emika. Her 'Dva' album included a download of Dilo Parts 1-3, and this LP presents parts 4-16, played on a Karl Müller piano in Milton Keynes with a Zoom H4n portable recorder positioned directly behind the artist "so the listener gets the most intimate sound possible."
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PAUL H WILLIAMS - Aeroforms, THE TAPEWORM
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PAUL H WILLIAMS

Aeroforms

THE TAPEWORM

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TTW76

*Limited edition of 150* "Paul H Williams writes: “Aeroforms 1 and 2 were made around 1984/85 using a BBC Microcomputer with a Music 500 outboard synthesiser and Ample music software. This release has been mastered from that original cassette recording. I developed a generative music programme that created sound pieces within a set of boundaries. Tones were produced within a range of sound qualities, frequencies, periods and start times. Once the parameters were selected randomisation was used so that the programme “chose” which tones to play, how to play them, when and for how long. T… Read more
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PAUL H WILLIAMS - Aeroforms, THE TAPEWORM
HORATIU RADULESCU - 20 Jahre Inventionen II: Streichquartett Nr. 4 Opus 33, EDITION RZ
**Arditti quartet: Irvine Arditti, Graeme Jennings, Garth Knox, Rohan de Saram perform the ambitious, time-stretching 'String Quartet No.4, opus 33' (1976-87) by Romanian spectral music composer, Horatiu Radelescu** ""infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite" for nine string quartets or one string quartet surrounded by an imaginary Viola da Gamba with 128 strings."
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Monday, 19 January

SEAN MCCANN - Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings, Root Strata
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SEAN MCCANN

Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings

Root Strata

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RS97

Sean McCann completes his transition from ambient to classical & avant-garde musics with these ten breathtaking pieces realised over a four year period. Recorded throughout 2010 and 2011, assembled in 2012 and later committed to vinyl, they can be taken to document his maturation from shepherd of slow moving ambient clouds to an architect of steepled composition who graduated with 2013's 'Music for Private Ensemble', released on his Recital imprint. All but the stoniest hearts will be melted by McCann's tempered grandiosity and feel for weightless space in moments s… Read more
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SEAN MCCANN - Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings, Root Strata
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, ILLUHA & TAYLOR DEUPREE - Perpetual, 12K
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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, ILLUHA & TAYLOR DEUPREE

Perpetual

12K

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 12K1082

"In the wet heat of a Japanese summer, legendary musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was joined on stage by Taylor Deupree and the duo of Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date, known as Illuha. The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media hosted the event as part of their 10 year anniversary which also included a captivating installation by Sakamoto called Forest Symphony. The days surrounding the concert brought the artists together for food, talk and exploration. Informal but meaningful moods that prepared them for performing together. The performance, an improvised set for piano, … Read more
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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, ILLUHA & TAYLOR DEUPREE - Perpetual, 12K
AGING - Troubles? I Got A Bartender, TOMBED VISIONS
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AGING

Troubles? I Got A Bartender

TOMBED VISIONS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV13

**RIYL Zelionople, Labradford, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Mark Hollis** "David McLean’s Aging project returns to the label with a suite of noirish balladry and bar room dirges, painting a murky, multi-instrumental portrait of man under the influence. Although the main focus of these recordings is largely McLean’s guitar, the spaciousness and atmosphere that characterised his solo piano debut ‘I Swear I Saw Her Halo’ is still very much intact. Pairing with drummer Andrew Cheetham for three of the five cuts, McLean’s sunken and dungeoned melodies act as a perfect foil for this e… Read more
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AGING - Troubles? I Got A Bartender, TOMBED VISIONS
THE DUKE OF ZUKE - Apnoeic, TOMBED VISIONS
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THE DUKE OF ZUKE

Apnoeic

TOMBED VISIONS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV15

**Gentle, loop-based works coaxed from guitar, effects pedals into cinematic scenarios. RIYL Hood, Labradford, Loren Connors** "Apnoeic is the second EP from London-based composer and cineaste Clint Trofa. Whereas Trofa’s previous work had focused much more on a diverse pollination of sounds and instrumentation, ‘Apnoeic’ see a vast reduction in compositional tools; strictly using the electric guitar and a handful of effects pedals to create an eerie, cinematic tapestry of mood and atmosphere that is far more mature, direct and clear in its songwriting and characterised by a bruise-blue… Read more
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THE DUKE OF ZUKE - Apnoeic, TOMBED VISIONS
EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD - Two Commissions For Cassette Tape, TOMBED VISIONS
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EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD

Two Commissions For Cassette Tape

TOMBED VISIONS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV14

"Two Commissions for Cassette Tape is Ex-Easter Island Head's first release for the Manchester-based Tombed Visions label and their first release ever on the format. Encompassing two fifteen minute pieces, Two Commissions explores new territory for the group, following on from their recent works for trio and massed electric guitars and drums (Mallet Guitars Three, Large Electric Ensemble) to present a pair of intimate, personal works using the sonic and mechanical qualities of the cassette medium as a compositional element alongside the groups' ever expand… Read more
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EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD - Two Commissions For Cassette Tape, TOMBED VISIONS

Thursday, 15 January

THE DUKE OF ZUKE - Apnoeic, TOMBED VISIONS
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THE DUKE OF ZUKE

Apnoeic

TOMBED VISIONS

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV15

**Gentle, loop-based works coaxed from guitar, effects pedals into cinematic scenarios. Edition of 50. Same programme plays on both sides. RIYL Hood, Labradford, Loren Connors** "Apnoeic is the second EP from London-based composer and cineaste Clint Trofa. Whereas Trofa’s previous work had focused much more on a diverse pollination of sounds and instrumentation, ‘Apnoeic’ see a vast reduction in compositional tools; strictly using the electric guitar and a handful of effects pedals to create an eerie, cinematic tapestry of mood and atmosphere that is far more mature, direct and clear i… Read more
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THE DUKE OF ZUKE - Apnoeic, TOMBED VISIONS
TAYLOR DEUPREE - Lost & Compiled, 12K
**Edition of 500** Quietly issued on his 2014 tour of Japan, Taylor Deupree's 'Lost + Compiled' finally reaches these shores. It contains six alternate mixes and early versions of tracks released over the last seven years, plus two formerly unreleased sketches hashed out between 2012-2013. They're all typically hushed and lovely if you're familiar with Deupree's stuff, which is who this collection is probably intended for, giving ghostly impressions of what would be, and dusty glimpses of works-in-progress which never quite surfaced.
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Monday, 12 January

N - N(35) - Saarn, Denovali Records

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N(35) - Saarn

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DEN217

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N - N(36) - Heven, Denovali Records

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N(36) - Heven

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DEN218

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Thursday, 08 January

CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Box Set), Alga Marghen
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN

Cello Anthology (Box Set)

Alga Marghen

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 27NMN064

**Stunning boxset (10"x10") - Includes 4 CD's, a 154 page book with original documents, full colour photos and scores; a set of 16 full colour inserts reproducing the original posters and programs of the Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York. Limited to 500 copies** "It is certainly surprising that until now an exhaustive recognition of the work of Charlotte Moorman has not been undertaken. The cellist can be numbered among the most charismatic and influential protagonists to have appeared on the avant-garde or experimental music scenes since the early '60s. A documentatio… Read more
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Box Set), Alga Marghen
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Four Manifestations On Six Elements, Alga Marghen
*New edition limited to 130 numbered copies in silkscreened gatefold sleeve* "One of Charlemagne Palestine's best-known works, "Four Manifestations On Six Elements" is presented here as 2LP record edition limited to 130 numbered copies, the first publication of Algamars, the new sonic art division of alga marghen. "Two Perfect Fifths, A Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre, sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundament… Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Four Manifestations On Six Elements, Alga Marghen
LUBOMYR MELNYK - EVERTINA, ERASED TAPES
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LUBOMYR MELNYK

EVERTINA

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP064

**The continuous music maestro plucks three unusually stripped-down and relatively miniature beauties from his archive for Erased Tapes. Includes download code** Lubomyr Melnyk: "Evertina and Awaiting were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friend's home in New York, just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. This year of 2012 marked the start of my ears beginning to notice the remarkable depth of tonal clouds, which upright pianos have ben trained to destroy. The upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colours, while the grand piano is a ferocious hunting hound t… Read more
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LUBOMYR MELNYK - EVERTINA, ERASED TAPES
LUBOMYR MELNYK - EVERTINA, ERASED TAPES
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LUBOMYR MELNYK

EVERTINA

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP064CD

**The continuous music maestro plucks three unusually stripped-down and relatively miniature beauties from his archive for Erased Tapes. Includes download code** Lubomyr Melnyk: "Evertina and Awaiting were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friend's home in New York, just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. This year of 2012 marked the start of my ears beginning to notice the remarkable depth of tonal clouds, which upright pianos have ben trained to destroy. The upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colours, while the grand piano is a ferocious hunting hound tha… Read more
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LUBOMYR MELNYK - EVERTINA, ERASED TAPES
VOLKER HEYN - Sirènes, EDITION RZ
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VOLKER HEYN

Sirènes

EDITION RZ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ1025

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HARLEY GEBER - Indra's Net, EDITION RZ
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HARLEY GEBER

Indra's Net

EDITION RZ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ1022

**Features two long-form tonal compositions, Sovereign of the Center (1972-1974) and the engrossingly slow movement of The Realm of Indra‘s Net (1974), running to 60 minutes total. Housed in gatefold slipcase with 20-page booklet of notes in German and English** "Both works on this CD form, in a manner of speaking, bookends for another piece of mine, The Winds Rise in the North. The first of the two, Sovereign of the Centre, was my initial attempt at putting a new musical way of thinking into an ensemble rather than solo form. The second, The Realm of Indra's Net, builds on musical "discoveri… Read more
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HARLEY GEBER - Indra's Net, EDITION RZ
JOHN MCGUIRE - Works For Instruments, EDITION RZ
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JOHN MCGUIRE

Works For Instruments

EDITION RZ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ20003-4

**Trifold slipcase with 12-page booklet of notes in German and English, plus graphic scores** "Instrumental compositions by "post-minimalist" John McGuire who took classes with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gottfried Michael Koenig, among others. Each of the compositions of American composer John McGuire describes, in its own way, a multi-dimensional sonic space which the listener can take in from various vantage points and, in so doing, experience the very same sound in different guises. Disc 1 - 1. Cadence Music for 21 instruments (1982-85, Ensemble Modern, Director: Ernest Bour) 2. E… Read more
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JOHN MCGUIRE - Works For Instruments, EDITION RZ
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 4), Alga Marghen
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN

Cello Anthology (Vol. 4)

Alga Marghen

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 27NMN064.4

"This CD restores three documents from the Charlotte Moorman canon. One happy example is a choral work performed on the 3rd of September 1964, during the second New York Avant Garde Festival, a performance of Jackson Mac Low's composition "The Long Hot Summer." This very relevant concert, distinguished by a marked ethico-political intonation and valence, sees in an exceptional reunion the names of Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, Philip Corner, and Malcolm Goldstein, as well as Mac Low himself. The voice of Charlotte Moorman, characterized by her unmistakab… Read more
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 4), Alga Marghen
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 1), Alga Marghen
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN

Cello Anthology (Vol. 1)

Alga Marghen

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 27NMN064.1

The first of four discs split from the stunning 'Cello Anthology' boxset, this volume highlights an exceptional performance recorded by WBAI radio in New York, September 12th, 1964. While scarcely documented on most formats, Charlotte Moorman's cello performances, often in duo with Nam June Paik, were pivotal to the recognition and development of avant-garde art and music during her lifetime, 1933-1991, from setting up the Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York, to her work intersecting the fluxus movement, sexual politics and experimental music. This disc features six present… Read more
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 1), Alga Marghen
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 2), Alga Marghen
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN

Cello Anthology (Vol. 2)

Alga Marghen

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 27NMN064.2

"This CD presents a concert from July 25th, 1966 in the Theatersaal in Aachen, Germany. In addition to the New York concert on September 12th, 1964, the recordings of this European concert well represent the kind of performances that Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik presented in Europe in the second stage of their historical "duo" exhibitions. This Aachen event, in fact, is testimony to the progressive and always more pronounced emergence of meta-musical elements deliberately turned toward the demystification of "ritualistic" meanings of a concert, even while consciously acc… Read more
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 2), Alga Marghen
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 3), Alga Marghen
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN

Cello Anthology (Vol. 3)

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 27NMN064.3

"Of the famous "TV Cello," conceived by Nam June Paik for Charlotte Moorman as a "living sculpture," this CD offers an in-situ recording released on one of the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, on the 11th, 12th and 14th of September in 1982. This version contains, respectively, the "TV Cello Duets" with Paul Garrin and the "Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes," largely improvised, "including a tape collage by Ornette Coleman prepared for Charlotte, also talking with the audience." Charlotte Moorman world music theater… Read more
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CHARLOTTE MOORMAN - Cello Anthology (Vol. 3), Alga Marghen

Monday, 05 January

JOE HOUPERT / NATHAN MCLAUGHLIN / CODY YANTIS / JOSH MASON - Line Drawings, DESIRE PATH RECORDINGS
"Line Drawings is rooted in the shared intentions and working methods of Cody Yantis, Nathan McLaughlin, Josh Mason and Joe Houpert. What started as a set of exercises under the banner of A Line in the Sand now encompasses seven releases on varying media and features the work of a range of musicians and artists. Released in 2014 by Digitalis Limited, Alice Sketches is a 54-minute cassette of conversations in which Houpert, Mason, McLaughlin, and Yantis consider and respond to challenges and questions posed by one another. The Line Drawings LP then t… Read more
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JOE HOUPERT / NATHAN MCLAUGHLIN / CODY YANTIS / JOSH MASON - Line Drawings, DESIRE PATH RECORDINGS
NICHOLAS SZCZEPANIK - Not Knowing, DESIRE PATH RECORDINGS

NICHOLAS SZCZEPANIK

Not Knowing

DESIRE PATH RECORDINGS

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TANGENT001

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