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CD Releases February 2023  

A double CD from Frank Denyer, plus 3 single discs that will brighten your days.  

There’s a special offer of all 4 new albums for just £38 including postage, and special offers below on all Frank Denyer’s previous CDs.  

John Cage Number Pieces Box Set

Cage Number Pieces

£32 + £3 postage worldwide

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Youtube extracts:     Seven2    Eight    Thirteen

at178x4   John Cage  ‘Number Pieces’

In its second pressing, the 4-CD box set of Apartment House playing Cage’s number pieces was top of The Wire’s year list for modern composition, and also #4 in The Guardian’s best classical releases for 2021.

“Apartment House’s performances are wonderfully committed. Every note is there, you sense, for a reason, revealing the strange beauty in these works. The whole set is a revelation”.  (The Guardian)


Morton Feldman Piano box set

Morton Feldman Piano

at144x5    Morton Feldman Piano

Our best-selling release remains the 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s music for solo piano, wonderfully played by Philip Thomas. Philip’s interpretations of Feldman’s exquisite music received an overwhelming critical response.

Youtube extracts: Triadic Memories    Intermission 5                     Extensions 3     Music for the Lipton film

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Voutchkova Davachi Baldini Vesperi lonsdale

at204  ‘Slow poem for Stiebler’

Biliana Voutchkova & Sarah Davachi

First appearance on Another Timbre for Sarah Davachi, working together with Biliana Voutchkova to produce a duo for violin and reed organ, which extends a series of short gestures from Ernstalbrecht Stiebler’s composition ‘Für Biliana’ into slowly expanding harmonic suspensions, highlighting the simple beauty and fragility of the intervals and chords.

at205  Marco Baldini  ‘Vesperi’

Seven compositions by another excellent young composer who you may not have heard of, but whose music is well worth your time. Marco Baldini writes slow, compelling music for low strings and marimba. Three of the pieces are based on works by sixteenth century composers, while the others are original compositions which share a beautiful and foreboding aesthetic.

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at206  Eden Lonsdale  ‘Clear and Hazy Moons’

Debut CD from an exciting and phenomenally talented young composer. If you don’t believe us, just listen to the extracts below.

Three pieces played by Apartment House, and one by Rothko Ensemble.

Youtube extract 1 (Billowing)

Youtube extract 2 (Clear and Hazy Moons)

at203x2    Frank Denyer ‘Melodies’

An extraordinary double CD which arose from Frank Denyer’s ethno-musicological studies in the 1970’s, which forced him to go back to basics and ask himself ‘what is a melody?’ and ‘what is a note?’   Frank answered these questions by composing a series of 25 pieces starting from single-note melodies, through melodies with 2, 3 or 4 notes, ending with more complex pieces with 14- and 15-note melodies. A wonderful double CD, with a 24-page booklet containing an essay by Frank describing the project.

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Reduced price offer on previous CDs by Frank Denyer

Frank Denyer Fish Denyer Boundaries Denyer Whispers frank denyer shakuhachi music

‘Melodies’ is the fifth CD of Frank Denyer’s music to be released on Another Timbre. In fact Denyer is an ever-present on the label, as his first CD ‘Music for Shakuhachi’ was one of the very first batch of discs we released some 15 years ago.  If you don’t already know his music, we would highly recommend the excellent film ‘Some Sounds are Gates’, by Suhail Merchant. Made in 2019, this is a beautiful bit of film-making in which Denyer reflects on his long engagement with music and ethno-musicology. Happily you can watch it for free here, and it’s well worth your time.

at149  ‘The Fish that became the Sun’

Epic, prize-winning work from the 1990’s, sub-titled ‘Songs of the Dispossessed’, for a large & unique ensemble including instruments built from detritus,

sitar, harmonium, bowed glasses, eunuch flutes etc.

Truly a one-off artwork.

Youtube extract

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at03  ‘Music for Shakuhachi’

Three works for solo shakuhachi, and one for shakuhachi with percussion, all played by the brilliant Yoshikazu Iwamoto. Including the 45-minute epic ‘Unnamed’ from 1997.

“The rare beauty of these pieces means that this CD is truly significant”  Boris Wlassoff

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at82  ‘Whispers’

Five delicate chamber pieces from the early 2000’s.

“There is a fine, complex understanding of the subtleties of music at work here, of the material of sound, the acting of performing and the relationship of musician to listener.”  Ben Harper

Youtube extracts

at148  ‘Boundaries of Intimacy’

Seven solo and chamber works, dating from 1974 to 2018, including Denyer’s only string quartet, and typically individual works for voices, flute, koto and sneh, a string instrument built by Denyer himself in his ngoing quest for unique sounds.

Superbly intimate music.      youtube extract 1

youtube extract 2                   youtube extract 3    

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Sales to EU countries

New customs regulations are being enforced in some EU countries, meaning that some CD orders from the UK are incurring extra charges.  The majority of our packets are getting through ok without extra customs charges, but this isn’t guaranteed. If you live in the European Union and are worried about possible customs charges, you can avoid them by ordering our CDs from our European distributor Soundohm, who stock most of our discs.

You can order our CDs from Soundohm’s website here

Recent Releases

Morton Feldman concert with Apartment House, March 18

Apartment House will give the UK premiere of Morton Feldman’s gorgeous ‘Violin and String Quartet’ at a concert in Sheffield on Saturday 18th March. Typically outsize, and typically beautiful, ‘Violin and String Quartet’ lasts one hundred and thirty minutes, and will be a unique experience for anyone within a couple of hundred miles of Sheffield.  More details and tickets here

Later this year we will be releasing a great recording of the piece on a double CD, and there will be a few pre-release copies on sale at the concert.

Evan Johnson Frey Borderland Melodies Kory Reeder Bryn Harrison_Coiled Form Iddon Naiads John Lely Meander Allison Cameron Tim Parkinson Cage Hymnkus Terry Riley Chang GoGwilt Klaus Lang Tehran Dust Clark Ceccarelli Landmarks Stiebler Kanitz Granberg How Lonely

at188   Magnus Granberg

     ‘How Lonely Sits the City?’

Another superlative, haunting work by Magnus  Granberg and his group Skogen. Recorded during the Covid pandemic, its mood of strange, fragile melancholy fittingly reflects that disconcerting year.

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at189  ‘The Pankow-Park Sessions’ Ernstalbrecht Stiebler & Tilman Kanitz

In his mid-80’s veteran composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler started improvising, with fellow-Berliner Tilman Kanitz.  The results are totally unexpected. Six duos for piano & cello.

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at192  Katelyn Clark & Isaiah Ceccarelli

Eight collaborative tracks for organ and percussion by the Canadian duo, who have worked together for over a decade, and here produce a unique music that could be described as quietly monumental.

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at190   Klaus Lang - ‘Tehran Dust’

Three chamber pieces by Austrian composer Klaus Lang, plus two arrangements by Klaus of early music by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue.

Beautifully played by Trio Amos & Klaus Lang

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at191  Johnny Chang & Keir GoGwilt

‘hope lies fallow’ contains six pieces developed by Johnny and Keir from music by Hildegard van Bingen and Orlando de Lassus. Stunningly beautiful.   

Three violin duets, + three tracks for violins and the voice of Celeste Oram.

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at193  John Tilbury plays Terry Riley

Archive recordings from 30+ years ago of John Tilbury playing Terry Riley’s two ‘Keyboard Studies’ and ‘Dorian Reeds’. Essential.

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at198    John Cage ‘Hymkus’

Three relatively late works: ‘Two’, the first of the number pieces, for flute and piano

‘Thoreau Drawings’, from the 70’s for

ensemble and field recording

‘Hymnkus’, from the year before Cage

embarked on the number pieces.

Youtube extract 1  (Hymnkus)

Youtube extract 2  (Two)

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at197    Tim Parkinson  ‘an album’

Long overdue release of chamber music by experimental composer Tim Parkinson. One piece for solo violin, two duos for violin & piano, a quintet and a septet.

Youtube extract 1  (violin & piano)

Youtube extract 2  (solo violin)

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at196  Allison Cameron ‘Somatic Refrain’

Another of Canada’s determinedly individual composers. Four varied and unusual chamber works, three played by Apartment House and one by the Allison Cameron Band.

Youtube extract 1 (Apartment House)

Youtube extract 2 (Allison Cameron Band)

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at195   John Lely   ‘Meander Selection’

Recent chamber works by John Lely, whose music Apartment House have been playing for twenty years.  Four string quartets, two solo piano works, and one miniature for electronics played by the composer.

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at194   Kory Reeder   ‘Codex Vivere’

A beautiful 72-minute piece, specially written for Apartment House by the young and highly-regarded Texas-based composer. Just listen to the extract.

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at199  Evan Johnson - L’art de toucher

Five works from Evan Johnson’s unique, whispering soundworld. Three pieces in the ‘L’art de toucher le clavecin’ series, with ‘thaes ofereode’ for cello and voice, and ‘Plan and section of the same reservoir’ played by Trio Accanto.        Youtube extract

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at200  Jürg Frey  ‘Borderland Melodies’

Three wonderful recent compositions by acclaimed Swiss composer Jürg Frey - ‘Movement, Ground, Fragility’, ‘L’état de simplicité’ and ‘Borderland Melodies’. All beautifully played by Apartment House

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at201  Bryn Harrison ‘A Coiled Form’

Highly-acclaimed and  extraordinary 50-minute piece for solo violin by Bryn Harrison, played with tireless virtuosity by Sarah Saviet

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at202   Martin Iddon  ‘Naiads’

Apartment House perform a set of five subte, enigmatic chamber pieces by Martin Iddon. “The music seems to hover above the listener as though on the edge of silence”  Roz Milner

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