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Canadian Composer Series #2 August 2018
Earlier this year, to mark the start of a recording project of Feldman’s piano music, we set up an Anonymous Zone challenge.
You can listen to six pianists playing the same extract from ‘For Bunita Marcus’ and see which version you prefer.
We have revealed which version is played by which pianist. To find out, go here
The second batch of five CDs in the acclaimed Canadian Composers Series is here. This batch features two portrait CDs by Cassandra Miller, and one each by Alex Jang, Linda Catlin Smith, and Lance Austin Olsen.
There have already been several great reviews of the new discs:
Andrew Clements in The Guardian here
Brian Olewnick’s at Just Outside here
Marc Medwin at Dusted here
Plus there are major reviews forthcoming in Tempo and The Gramophone
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, or £11 for a double CD.
at124x2 John Cage - Two2
Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop’s realisation stretches this piece for two pianos to over two hours in length, finding new and unexpected resonances.
“An amazing, revelatory performance…..
A major achievement.” Brian Olewnick
at125 Magnus Granberg
‘Es schwindelt mir, es brennt mein Eingeweide’
An exquisite hour-long ensemble piece played by Magnus Granberg (piano)
Anna Lindal (baroque violin)
d’incise (vibraphone & electronics)
Cyril Bondi (percussion)
Anna-Kaisa Meklin (viola da gamba)
& Christoph Schiller (spinet)
at118 John Cage - ‘Winter Music’
Version for four pianos, played by John Tilbury, Philip Thomas, Catherine Laws and Mark Knoop
“Resonance that glows while bringing tension and suspense to each pause” The Wire
at119 Clara de Asís - ‘Do Nothing’
Six solo works for guitar and percussion performed and played by Clara de Asís.
“Transparent, often languid and occasionally
harrowing music” Marc Medwin
“A delight” Brian Olewnick
at120x2 Bruno Duplant
‘Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017’
Disc One: Three ensemble works played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble
Disc Two: Taku Sugimoto plays ‘lEttEr to tAku’ for solo guitar, recorded in a Tokyo park
at121 Early to Late Jürg Frey ‘Late Silence’
Magnus Granberg ‘How Vain….’
Ensemble Grizzana play new works premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2017.
“So subtly restrained and beautiful” John Eyles
“Truly a spellbinding work” Roger Batty
at122 Taku Sugimoto - ‘h’
An extended composition for two guitars, exquisitely played by Taku Sugimoto & Cristián Alvear, captured in concert at Ftarri in Tokyo in November 2017.
A work of extraordinary beauty.
“Very special” Brian Olewnick
1 - buy all 5 new Canadian CD’s for just £35
2 - buy all 10 Canadian Series CD’s for only £66
The Canadian Composers Series booklet is free for anyone buying any two or more of the Canadian Series CD’s. Many people who bought some of the first batch of CD’s will already have it. But if you don’t have it, please email us at info(at)anothertimbre(dot)com and we’ll include a copy in your packet.
A reminder of the first batch of Canadian Series CD’s
The first five Canadian Series CD’s included a double CD by Linda Catlin Smith, and single discs by Martin Arnold, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Chiyoko Szlavnics and Marc Sabat.
Click on the covers for more details
Linda Catlin Smith Martin Arnold Isaiah Ceccarelli
‘Drifter’ ‘The Spit Veleta’ ‘Bow’
Chiyoko Szlavnics Marc Sabat
‘During a Lifetime’ ‘Harmony’
Several concerts coming up in the next months:
Tse trio + Angharad Davies
Christoph Schiller, Pierre-Yves Martel and Cyril Bondi follow up their great CD ‘Tse’ by bringing their unique instrumentation of spinet, viola da gamba and harmonium to the UK for the first time .
and a concert at Cafe Oto on Monday 29th October, where they will be joined by one of the label’s favourite improvisers Angharad Davies.
For more details, click on the links above
Another Timbre is also supporting a concert at Cafe Oto on Saturday 27th October where Dirk Serries presents his excellent ensemble Tonus, featuring among others Martina Verhoeven, Kristoffer Lo, Graham Dunning, Benedict Taylor, Cath Roberts, Tom Ward and Otto Willberg
For tickets and more information, go here
Finally on Friday 7th December there will be a Music We’d Like To Hear special where Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang will perform their own compositions alongside the exquisite music of Viola Torros, which will be presented in the UK for the first time.
This concert will launch a new double CD on Another Timbre. More details below.
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Cyril Bondi (harmonium),
Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba)
& Christoph Schiller (spinet)
Improvised, but on the basis of a pre-agreed sequence of pitches, allowing the musicians to explore melody in a way that is rare within improvisation.
Some comments from critics:
“Wondrous to experience….yet another fine entrant in this series.”
“Strange but profoundly haunting…totally beguiling.”
“A tremendously eerie effect, pardoxially becoming more atmospheric as the silence intrudes more and more..”
“One of my favourite pieces of music heard over the past several years…Just a phenomenal recording.”
Four new CD releases planned for early November
at131x2 Viola Torros at132 Ferran Fages
Double CD featuring two pieces by ‘Un lloc entre dos records’
Viola Torros youtube extract Solo work for guitar and sinewaves
and ensemble works by youtube extract
Catherine Lamb youtube extract
and Johnny Chang youtube extract
at133 Mark R Taylor at134 ‘lines and tracings’
‘Aftermaths’ Works for solo piano Works for ensemble by
played by Teodora Stepančić Morgan Evans-Weiler youtube extract
The new Canadian CDs
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
& BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
“Strange but profoundly haunting music”,
Andrew Clements in The Guardian
at127 Alex Jang - ‘momentary encounters’
Four pieces, two solos and two for small ensemble, played by Apartment House
‘momentary encounters 5’ Heather Roche
‘any three players’
‘a gray bent interior horizon’ Cristian Alvear
“A fantastic CD” Dirk Serries
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”
at129 Cassandra Miller - ‘Just So’
Quatuor Bozzini play four string quartets by Cassandra Miller:
‘Just So’, ‘Warblework’, ‘Leaving’ and the amazing ‘About Bach’
“Sumptuous music….an excellent disc”, Marc Medwin in Dusted
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”