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New CD’s June 2016 - ‘Violin+1’ series
A themed batch of new discs for the summer, and one of which we’re particularly proud. Four CDs with music for violin + one other instrument, each disc very different from the others, but heard together they offer an excellent representation of the current range and focus of the label as it approaches its one hundredth release.
In that context it is fitting that one of the new discs, at99, harks right back to the first batch of Another Timbre CDs. In November 2007 we released Endspace by the then little-known duo of Angharad Davies and Tisha Mukarji. Now we are releasing another disc by the same duo - Ffansïon | Fancies, providing a fascinating contrast with their earlier CD. John Eyles, who has already reviewed all four discs here, writes: “This album is as good as anything the two have done together or separately. An album to return to time after time, year after year.”
Until the end of June you can buy Endspace at sale price (see below), as well as earlier discs by Bryn Harrison and Johnny Chang/Mike Majkowski, who have produced beautiful new pieces as part of the Violin+1 series.
The other CD in the series looks forward to future releases. The Canadian composer, Linda Catlin Smith, appears on Another Timbre for the first time with her extraordinary 68-minute work for violin and percussion, Dirt Road. John Eyles writes: “unreservedly recommended…(and) the good news is that Another Timbre is already planning another release featuring Linda Catlin Smith.” In late 2016 and early 2017 we will present a big series of discs by Canadian composers, all of whom are producing excellent, individual music, but none of whom are widely known. It seems that Canada is one of experimental music’s best kept secrets, but we hope the Canadian Composers series will change that. More details soon, but in the mean time there’s plenty of good music to enjoy in the ‘Violin + 1’ series.
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We offer downloads of all our CDs as either lossless flac, or mp3-320 files.
If you want downloads, please email info(at)anothertimbre.com and we will send you the music. Files cost £5 per disc, or £10 for a double CD.
at99 Angharad Davies & Tisha Mukarji -
‘ffansïon | fancies’
A varied set of pieces by two of our favourite improvisers: Angharad Davies on violin and Tisha Mukarji on piano.
Wonderfully inventive music, at once raw and tender.
at96 Bryn Harrison
‘Receiving the Approaching Memory’
Bryn Harrison’s extraordinary, mesmerising composition for violin and piano was highly acclaimed when it was premiered in 2014. Aisha Orazbayeva (violin) and Mark Knoop (piano) find their way through the labyrinthine score with amazing virtuosity.
at97 Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Dirt Road’
A fantastic and innovative work from 2006 for violin and percussion by Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith. The piece lasts over an hour and is in 15 movements which can be played in any order. Realised by Mira Benjamin (violin) and Simon Limbrick (percussion).
at98 ‘Volume’ by illogical harmonies -
Johnny Chang & Mike Majkowski
An extended work, jointly composed over a long period of experimentation by two of Berlin’s leading musicians, both members of Konzert Minimal. Restrained lyrical beauty.
Four compositions by Berlin-based instrumentalist Lucio Capece, exploring sound through a focus on the processes of listening. Two are solo works, one an ensemble piece played by Konzert Minimal, and the last is the live recording of a concert in France when Lucio used loudspeakers hanging from helium balloons moving around the performance space.
An extended group improvisation and compositions by Sarah Hughes, John Lely and Jurg Frey, played by:
Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (electric harp),
Michael Duch (double bass), Lina Lapelyte (violin),
John Lely (objects & electronics) & John Tilbury (piano)
Special offers, June 2016:
at05 Angharad Davies & Tisha Mukarji
The first release by the duo from 2007, described by Richard Pinnell as “quite stunningly gorgeous”.
at69 Bryn Harrison - Vessels
Bryn Harrison’s epic solo piano work from 2013,
played by Philip Thomas
“Where the trajectories of some minimal works provide lulling stability, Vessels seems to seep in many simultaneous directions, engendering, instead, a heightened awareness of one’s own bewilderment.” Nick Storring, Musicworks
Offer price £5
Offer price £5
Offer price £5
at91 Jürg Frey - Circles and Landscapes
Six pieces for solo piano, beautifully played by Philip Thomas.
“The mercurial pacing of sound and silence is fully entrancing” Michael Rosenstein, Point of Departure
at90 Klaus Filip & Leonel Kaplan
Two extended improvisations for trumpet and sinewaves.
“As with all great improvised music, tocando fondo is a conversation rather than a duel” Joseph Burnett, Dusted
at89 Joseph Kudirka - Beauty and Industry
Chamber works played by Apartment House
“Another Timbre has shone the spotlight on a remarkable composer, one who will be worthy of attention for decades” John Eyles, All About Jazz