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New CD releases August 2020





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Price Reductions on 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 applies to all of the CDs that were released in jewelcase covers, at01 to at46. The only exception is ‘Lost Daylight’ (at10), which was re-pressed as a card cover, and will still cost £9. For more details, go here

Stiebler Fur Biliana Granberg - Let Pass d'Angiolini - Antifona

Philip Thomas has been performing Feldman for 25 years, and the box set contains a 52-page booklet in which Philip writes about playing Feldman’s music. You can read the booklet here.

Releases May 2020


Morton Feldman Piano box set

The Morton Feldman Piano 5-CD box set, released in September 2019, is our best-selling release and is already well into its second pressing. It has had a string of superlative reviews.


“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









Downloads at Bandcamp

Downloads of all Another Timbre CDs are available from Bandcamp here

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at154 ‘unfurling’

Angharad Davies  Klaus Lang  Anton Lukoszevieze


A stunning new piece jointly composed and played by the three musicians in March 2020.


“Incredibly beautiful”  BBC Radio 3


Youtube extract

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at155  Ernstalbrecht Stiebler - ‘Fűr Biliana’


4 chamber works for strings, performed by Biliana Voutchkova, with Michael Rauter and Nurit Stark.


“Exquisitely shifting harmonic shadows…..Superb.”

Peter Margasak


Youtube extract 1

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at156   Magnus Granberg & Skogen

         ‘Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost’


Another exquisite piece by Skogen, recorded in November 2019


Youtube extract


“Its beauty is not to be missed.” John Eyles


Fine, fine work….a marvelous piece.”  Brian Olewnick

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at157   Giuliano d’Angiolini  ‘Antifona’


Four new chamber works, performed by Apartment House, Manuel Zurria, Mark Knoop and the composer.


“D’Angiolini’s music sings…resonant waves in an acquatic transparency and soft voluptuousness”  Michele Tosi


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at158  ‘hyazo’

Cyril Bondi  Pierre-Yves Martel  Christoph Schiller


Three compositions for spinet, harmonium and viola da gamba by the trio behind the CD’s ‘Tse’ & ‘awïre’


“Overlapping tones, shifting in gentle but irregular ways, always generating patterns of interest” Brian Olewnick


Youtube extract

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Last Copies of CDs…..

Some of our CDs are selling out, and won’t be re-pressed. Lance Austin Olsen’s ‘Dark Heart’, (at128), Martin Arnold’s ‘Spit Veleta’ (at106), Cage’s ‘Four4’ (at34), and ‘Outwash’ (at51) all sold out recently, and we are running low of these: Sebastian lexer’s ‘Blasen’, Antoine Beuger’s ‘tschirtner tunings for twelve’, Giuliano d’Angiolini’s ‘Cantilena’ and Isaiah Ceccarelli’s ‘Bow’.  You can buy downloads of CDs that have sold out on Bandcamp page here

d'Angiolini blasen

at14  ‘Blasen’             at102  ‘Cantilena’     at77 Antoine Beuger   at107   ‘Bow’        at111   ‘Ressac’

Lexer & Wright          Giuliano d’Angiolini      ‘tschirtner tunings’   Isaiah Ceccarelli    Melaine Dalibert  

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£33 + £3 post

   worldwide

Listen to extracts:  

Triadic Memories

Intermission 5       

Extensions 3       

Music for the Lipton film

at150   Luiz Yudo - Chamber Works


Apartment House play 5 works, transcriptions into sound of artworks by, among others, Donald Judd and Chris Beekman.


“A really beautiful recording…very enjoyable”

Brian Olewnick


Youtube extract 1        Youtube extract 2



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at151   Emmanuel Holterbach & Blutwurst

                 ‘Ricercar nell’ombra’

“An incredible 46-minute expanse of resonance, detail and shifting tone, drawing the ear towards immersive and endlessly surprising depths”  Fabio Carbone


Youtube extract

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at152x2        ‘Chordioid’

   JPA Falzone & Morgan Evans-Weiler

A double CD, with one disc of compositions by each musician, played by both.


“Excellent release….subtly performed - wonderful work”  Brian Olewnick


Youtube extract 1 - Falzone

Youtube extract 2 - Evans-Weiler

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at153     ‘unconscious collections’

    Tomás Cabado & Christoph Schiller


A unique collaboration between Buenos Aires based Cabado and Basel-based Schiller.


“Excellent, played with great sensitivity, perception and grace”  Brian Olewnick


Youtube extract

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At149    Frank Denyer

‘The Fish that became the Sun’


Frank Denyer’s extraordinary hour-long piece for 40 musicians, playing a vast array of instruments.


“An immense achievement….immediately rewarding at each moment.”    Ben Harper


Youtube extract

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at148  Frank Denyer ‘Boundaries of Intimacy’

More Denyer, but completely different in feel from ‘The Fish…’  Seven delicate chamber works from 1974 to 2018, with pieces for koto, voices, flute and electronics, string quartet and Denyer’s self-built bowed ‘sneh’. A stunning release.


Youtube extract 1 - koto   Youtube extract 2 - sneh

Youtube extract 3 - string quartet

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at147  Adrián Demoč   ‘Žiadba’


Apartment House play five chamber pieces by the Slovak composer Adrián Demoč. “Finely poised pieces…consistently striking in its details and unanticipated relationships”   The Wire


Youtube extract 1 - canon from Kvarteto

Youtube extract 2 - Modré Kvety



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at146   Ryoko Akama - ‘Dial 45-21-95’


Apartment House play a series of works by Ryoko Akama, composed while she was studying at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Archive in Poland.


“Beautifully realised…each melodic fragment steeped in mystery and provoking rumination”


Youtube extract 1

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Other Recent Releases

•  C-19 playlists  we have also created two coronavirus playlists, which can be streamed on our Bandcamp page  The first playlist contains 5 hours of music from recent Another Timbre CDs. Streaming is free, or you can buy individual tracks for a small fee, which is paid on to the musicians concerned. So far we have paid over £900 to musicians in this way.




•  The second playlist was made to support Cafe Oto, London’s prime venue for experimental music, which has had to close its doors until further notice. We supplied two lots of CDs to an auction they ran, and raised £200 for them.



ClaraDeAsisMaraWinter

at159   Clara de Asís & Mara Winter

          ‘Repetition of the same dream’


Five pieces developed collaboratively during lockdown in Basel by composer-instrumentalist Clara de Asís and flautist Mara Winter. The first of our quarantine commissions.


“Music of extremely reduced means, but of astonishing power”

Marcus O’Reilly


Youtube extracts

Kraig Grady

at160   Kraig Grady   ‘MONUMENT OF DIAMONDS’


Epic full-length piece for trumpets, saxophones, trombones and organ by Australian-based composer Kraig Grady, using an unusual 17-tone scale developed by Erv Wilson.


“Ethereal harmonies rub together like raw silk”  Greg Burk


Youtube extract



OliverLeith

at161 Oliver Leith  ‘good day good day bad day bad day’


Talking of unusual, Oliver Leith’s extraordinary 45-minute piece for piano, keyboards and percussion. Totally compelling music, excellently played by Siwan Rhys and George Barton.


“New music does not get more lovable….it’s a piece you want to hug. A sweet-hearted hypnagogic gem.”   Igor Toronyi-Lalic


Youtube extracts

Iteration

at162  ‘Iteration’  

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker


Two improvised sets from a 2019 concert by two of the most interesting Berlin-based improvisers. For double bass & bass clarinet, slide saxophone & room acoustics


“Wonderfully controlled soundwork by two masters of the experimental music”  Marcus O’Reilly


Youtube extract

EventlessPlot

at163     Eventless Plot   -   ‘Parallel Words’


Eventless Plot are a trio of musicians who met as students in Thessaloniki 20 years ago and have developed pieces collectively ever since. The CD contains three of their recent chamber works.


“A mercurial intelligence that is both human yet beyond individual subjectivity, quietly confounding expectations as each turn creates a new hybrid of sound.”      Ben Harper


Youtube extract

Melaine Dalibert

Coronavirus and Another Timbre

Covid-19 has created chaos and axiety in the world of experimental music, as in so many areas. The lives of many of the musicians who release music on Another Timbre have been made massively more difficult. We have been involved in several initiatives to try to assist musicians in this difficult time.














•    Podcast with Music We’d Like To Hear

A concert scheduled for April celebrating 25 years of Apartment House and 150 CD releases on Another Timbre had to be postponed, like so much else. However, the organisers - Music We’d Like To Hear - have produced a podcast featuring lots of music, interviews with Anton Lukoszevieze of Apartment House and Simon Reynell of Another Timbre, and several previously unpublished recordings of Apartment House playing music by Ryoko Akama, Luiz

Henrique Yudo, Mauricio Kagel, Christopher Fox and others. Stream it here or you buy downloads on a ‘pay-as-you-can’ basis. All income goes to the musicians who would have performed at the April concert. Please listen and support.  

Music We’d Like To Hear

           Podcast

•  Sale Cuts: We have distributed over £3,000 from sales during the pandemic to many musicians whose work we have released.

•   Quarantine commissions  We’ve also paid four musicians to create new works while in lockdown.  Clara de Asís has produced a new CD with flautist Mara Winter, and cellist Judith Hamann has produced a solo disc which will be released in November.  And we have commissioned both Ferran Fages and Adrián Demoč to compose new works for Apartment House, which we hope to record soon.

Coronavirus Playlist #1

Covid-19 is bringng terrible hardship and difficulties to music generally. But it can’t stop creativity, and can’t stop us producing great new CDs. Five new releases, including the first of our ‘quarantine commissions’, and some names that will probably be new to you. From baroque flute to music for a 17-tone scale, from compositions you’ll ‘want to hug’ to wonderfully controlled improvisation. And the 5 new CD’s can be bought together at a deal price of £39 including postage worldwide.

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5 new CDs for the cost of 4  (£39 including postage)

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