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Downloads at Bandcamp
Downloads of all Another Timbre CDs are available from Bandcamp here
Final copies of discs which are selling out
We are running low on CD copies of the following releases:
at165 Judith Hamann ‘days collapse’
Hauntingly beautiful music produced in
lockdown on an island in Finland for cello, electronics & voice
at111 Melaine Dalibert ‘Ressac’
Beautiful breakthrough album by French pianist/composer Melaine Dalibert, featuring two distinctive solo works for piano
Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker
Two improvisations by two of the most respected Berlin-based musicians. “Wonderfully controlled soundwork by two masters of the experimental music” Marcus O’Reilly
Fewer than 20 copies left
“Its beauty is not to be missed.” John Eyles
at25 Magda Mayas - ‘Heartland’
Powerful solo piano pieces by the Berlin-based Lebanese composer / instrumentalist. A stunning new piece jointly composed and played
Angharad Davies, Ben Drew, Tom Chant & John Edwards playing improvisations and realisations of open scores by Michael Pisaro and John Cage
at161 Oliver Leith
‘good day good day bad day bad day’
“New music does not get more lovable….it’s a piece you want to hug. A sweet-hearted hypnagogic gem.” Igor Toronyi-Lalic
at103 d’incise ‘Appalachian Anatolia’
Excellent extended composition for solo guitar, magnificently played by Cristian Alvear
at177 Barbara Monk Feldman - ‘Verses’
Five beautiful chamber works by Barbara Monk Feldman, played by the GBSR Duo and Mira Benjamin
at176 Linda Catlin Smith ‘Ballad’
A new CD from Linda Catlin Smith, with two wonderful works for cello and piano, played by Kerry Yong and Anton Lukoszevieze from Apartment House
at175 Oliver Leith ‘Me Hollywood’
Following the success of his recent CD ‘good day good day bad day bad day’, more music from Oliver Leith. This time five chamber works, played by Explore Ensemble on their debut CD release
at174 James Weeks ‘Summer’
Explore Ensemble again, performing five beautiful chamber pieces by Durham-based composer James Weeks
John Cage Number Pieces Box Set
New CD Releases, November 2021
Five new CDs for the winter months. Beautiful music, wonderfully played.
Special offers: You can buy all 5 of the new releases for the price of 4. And see below for details of the launch concert, and special offers on previous discs by Ryoko Akama and Martin Iddon.
The John Cage Number Pieces box set, with Apartment House playing all of the number pieces for mid-size ensemble from Five to Fourteen, has been extremely well-received and is already close to selling out.
“Apartment House’s performances are wonderfully committed - every note is there, you sense, for a reason - and reveal the strange beauty in these works….The whole set is a revelation”.
There’s also been a great in-depth review at Point of Departure here: “Monumental…the box sheds renewed light on this oft overlooked series. Through their dedication and peerless production values, they have created a singular lens into these pieces”,
“The musicians participating here are outstanding not only on account of their technical refinement, but also their capacity to tune in to the inner life of Cage’s scores and to pick up the vibrations of possibility they transmit….An exciting and important release of music too seldom heard”
£32 + £3 postage worldwide
Morton Feldman Piano box set
Aside from the Cage Number Pieces box set, our previous box set of Morton Feldman’s piano music played by Philip Thomas remains our best-selling release. It is now in its third pressing, and had a string of great reviews, with just two examples below.
“Everything about this six-hour, five-disc box set radiates the care, attention-to-detail and , yes, love that has been invested in producing it….absolutely essential. Forget about albums-of-the-week, end of year lists and so forth; Morton Feldman Piano seems destined to be played, discussed and cherished for many years to come. A historic five-star release.” John Eyles
“Throughout you’re aware of how thoroughly Thomas grasps the architecture of the music, and how deeply this sensitivity is grounded inside an intimate communion with the resonant swells and overtones of Feldman. Again and again I was reminded of Bach playing of the highest order as Thomas’s crystalline clear orientation around line makes the motility between contrapuntal lines dance internally.” Philip Clark, The Wire
Sales to EU countries
New EU customs regulations are creating problems for people in some European countries buying CDs from the UK. The new rules are being enforced with different degrees of strictness, but in the most severe cases (Belgium and Portugal) people are being charged extra charges even on small packets from the UK. But in other countries, eg France and Sweden, almost all packets are getting through without extra costs.
We are very sorry about this situation, but if you live in one of the stricter countries, you may be better off buying our CDs from our European distributor Soundohm, who stock most of our discs.
You can order our CDs from Soundohm’s website here
All 5 new CDs for the price of 4: £36 + £3 postage worldwide
Special offer: Previous releases by Ryoko Akama and Martin Iddon
at93 Lucio Capece ‘Awareness About’
Highly-acclaimed CD by the Berlin-based Argentine composer / instrumentalist Lucio Capece, featuring four works for saxophones, microphones & speakers mounted on balloons, and so on.
Fewer than 20 copies left
at123 John Cage ‘Two2’
There’s been a rush on this one since the release of the Number Pieces box set, and it’s brilliant: two hours of music for two pianos, played by Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop
Fewer than 20 copies left
CD launch concert at Iklectik, London, Wednesday 1st December
at72 Martin Iddon ‘Pneuma’
Five chamber works which “create a window through which we hear another world. This other world is the essential secret of pneuma—one which can only be perceived in listening, and one which is always at the very threshold of recognition.” Ian Power
If you’re anywhere near London on Wednesday 1st December, please come to the concert at Iklectik, where the new Ryoko Akama and Martin Iddon CDs will be launched.
Heather Roche (clarinets), Siwan Rhys (piano) and Simon Limbrick (percussion) will play pieces from the CDs, together with the first public performance of Linda Catlin Smith’s ‘Clouds’ for solo vibraphone.
Tickets from the Iklectik website here
7.30 doors open, 8.00 start
Wednesday 1st December
at Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard,
20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG
at110x2 Ryoko Akama ‘places & pages’
Fantastically creative double CD in which Ryoko and a group of Geneva-based musicians interpret her brief text scores.
“Maintains an amazing level of variety and imagination, endlessly surprising and enthralling.” Brian Olewnick
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at146 Ryoko Akama ‘Dial 45-21-95’
A series of works in which Ryoko Akama works with pitched material, and with Apartment House, for the first time:
“I was scared of the recording sessions…The scores were transformed into music more beautifully than I’d ever expected. There was even a moment where I wanted to cry with joy. I was experiencing a power of music through simple melodies.” Ryoko Akama
at79 ‘next to nothing’ Akama / Duplant / Lash
Three minimal trio pieces, one composed by each musician.
“Next to Nothing is both soothing and challenging. It invites the listener to slow down, relax, and patiently accept subtle, simple, musical ideas, which for most of us are in dramatic contrast to our usual fast-paced lives.” Christopher Mandel
at179 Martin Iddon - ‘Sapindales’
Four clarinet-based works, beautifully played by Heather Roche, with contributions from Juliet Fraser, Anton Lukoszevieze and James Opstad. Intricate music with delicate interweaving lines. The title piece combines field recordings made by the composer with wonderful multi-tracked clarinets.
at183 Andrew McIntosh
‘A moonbeam is just a filtered sunbeam’
Wonderful and haunting extended solo piece by the California-based composer and instrumentalist Andrew McIntosh, combining field recordings with violin, viola, piano and other sounds.
at182 Morton Feldman
‘Piano and String Quartet’
Apartment House once more, here with their exceptional interpretation of Feldman’s celebrated late work. 80 minutes of extraordinary beauty.
at181 Georgia Rodgers - ‘September’
More from Apartment House, playing chamber works by the young UK-based composer Georgia Rodgers, plus a brand new piece for piano and electronics played by Zubin Kanga.
at180 Ryoko Akama - songs for a shed
A series of six pieces for piano and instruments, commissioned by Philip Thomas and Another Timbre, and composed for Apartment House, whose realisations are typically exquisite. With Siwan Rhys on piano.
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at57 John Cage ‘Cartridge Music’
A realisation of Cage’s famous piece from 1960 for record player cartridges, recorded live at the Audiograft Festival in 2012