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New CD releases, May 2019
A collaboration between Austrian composer Klaus Lang and the ensemble Golden Fur (Samuel Dunscombe. Judith Hamann & James Rushford), using some music by Johann Conrad Beissel (1691 - 1768), a devout Baptist leader whose music has been described as an early precursor of serialism.
Music made by Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima and Alice Purton across two days in August 2018 at the church at Dethick, a tiny hamlet near Matlock, Derbyshire.
at137 Julius Eastman - ‘Femenine’
Apartment House perform Julius Eastman’s extraordinary ensemble piece from 1974. Selling out fast, so don’t delay.
at138 Magnus Granberg & Skogen
‘Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn’
A composition by Magnus Granberg from 2017 performed by Skogen:
Anna Lindal, Angharad Davies, Leo Svensson Sander, Erik Carlsson, John Eriksson, Henrik Olsson, Pettter Wästberg, d’incise & Magnus Granberg
at131x2 Viola Torros
Double CD featuring two pieces by
Viola Torros youtube extract
and ensemble works by
Catherine Lamb youtube extract
and Johnny Chang youtube extract
Recent CD releases
at133 Mark R Taylor
‘Aftermaths’ Ten works for solo piano
played by Teodora Stepančić
at132 Ferran Fages
‘Un lloc entre dos records’
Solo composition for guitar and sinewaves
at134 ‘lines and tracings’
Two beautiful pieces for ensemble by
Morgan Evans-Weiler youtube extract
and Michael Pisaro youtube extract
at143 Apartment House play Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quatuor pour la fin du temps’ and Linda Catlin Smith’s ‘Among the Tarnished Stars’
at139 James Weeks - ‘windfell’
A hauntingly beautiful, hour-long piece for violin and voice, composed by James Weeks for Another Timbre’s other favourite violinist, Mira Benjamin.
A live set from Cafe OTO in October 2018, when the Tse trio (Cyril Bondi, Christoph Schiller & Pierre-Yves Martel) played for the first time with violinist and Another Timbre favourite Angharad Davies.
at141 Federico Pozzer - ‘Breaths’
Three fresh and vital compositions by a young composer who uses the breathing patterns of the performers to structure his music.
at142 Catherine Lamb - ‘Point / Wave’
First work for solo guitar + electronics by one of the world’s most interesting composers. Wonderfully performed by Cristian Alvear
Feldman Piano box set
Coming in September
A 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s piano music played by Philip Thomas will be released in September. The box will also contain a 52-page booklet with a great text about Feldman’s music by Philip Thomas. We don’t usually do pre-orders, but there has been a lot of demand for this one already, so you can order the box now using the button below.
Pre-order £31 + £3 postage. For release on 12 September
The box set contains virtually all of Feldman’s music for solo piano, including three works that have never been released on disc before:
A short untitled piece from the 1940’s, and two works from 1954: Figure of Memory, and the music from a documentary film on the sculptor Seymour Lipton. The score for the latter is lost, but Philip Thomas transcribed the music from the soundtrack, and you can hear an extract here
And for details of the full programme go here
Philip Thomas has been performing Feldman for 25 years, and the box set is the culmination of a long and committed engagement with Feldman’s music. In the booklet accompanying the box he writes: “To think of Feldman’s music as being about quietness is to miss the point - this is merely the means by which the sound is foregrounded… The approach taken has been to try to capture the experience of the pianist as closely as possible…as if the listener is somehow snuggled inside the body of the instrument, ears almost touching the strings, feeling the vibrations as the hammer strikes.”
Recorded over the course of a year, the Morton Feldman Piano box set is the most exhaustive survey of Feldman’s piano music to date, and Philip Thomas’s touch and control are exquisite throughout. You can listen to a short extract from his version of For Bunita Marcus here
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 £6 per disc, £11 for a double CD, £25 for a boxed set.
Huge Price Reduction for Early Another Timbre CDs
We have substantially reduced the cost of the early Another Timbre CD and CDR releases. From now on releases from the first four years of the label’s existence are available for only £5 (CDs) and £4 (CDRs). This is all of the CDs that were released in plastic jewel cases, at01 to at46. The one exception is ‘Lost Daylight’ (at10), which was re-pressed as a card cover, and will still cost £9.
Some of the discs are close to selling out, but lots of bargains to be had.
For more details, go here
at128 Lance Austin Olsen ‘Dark Heart’
Sonic collaborations, using graphic scores, instruments, field recordings and found audio. With Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Mira Benjamin, John Lely and Anton Lukoszevieze
“The big new discovery in this set of discs”
at130 Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Wanderer’
Apartment House perform eight ensemble works by the Toronto-based composer. Described in The Guardian as “quietly unassuming and entrancingly beautiful Feldman-esque music”
at129 Cassandra Miller - ‘Just So’
Quatuor Bozzini play four string quartets by Cassandra Miller: ‘Just So’, ‘Warblework’, ‘Leaving’ and ‘About Bach’
“Sumptuous music….an excellent disc”,
Marc Medwin in Dusted
Feldman Piano launch concert
The first of several concerts launching the Morton Feldman Piano box set will be at 7.15 on Wednesday 2 October at the Upper Chapel in Sheffield, where Philip Thomas will play For Bunita Marcus, the Lipton Sculpture Pieces and Piano Piece to Philip Guston. Two archive arts documentaries for which Feldman wrote the music, one on Jackson Pollock and one on Willem De Kooning, will also be screened during the evening, which is part of the Sensoria Festival, and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Music In The Round.
Tickets and more details here
From the Canadian Composers Series
2018 saw the completion of Another Timbre’s highly-acclaimed Canadian Composers Series, with the release of a second batch of five exceptional CDs.
For more details on the series go here
at126 Cassandra Miller - ‘O Zomer!’
Two solo works, and two pieces for ensemble
‘O Zomer!’ Apartment House,
‘Philip the Wanderer’ Philip Thomas
‘For Mira’ Mira Benjamin
‘Duet for Cello and Orchestra’ Charles Curtis & BBCSSO
“Strange but profoundly haunting music”, The Guardian
at127 Alex Jang - ‘momentary encounters’
Four pieces, two solos and two for small ensemble:
‘momentary encounters 5’ Heather Roche
‘any three players’ & ‘distributed tourism’ Apartment House
‘a gray bent interior horizon’ Cristian Alvear
“A fantastic CD” Dirk Serries