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New Releases May 2021
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Four new CDs featuring great music by composers from Canada and the UK, performed by Apartment House, Explore Ensemble and the GBSR Duo with Mira Benjamin.
We have an offer where you can buy all 4 new CDs + any other single CD from the back catalogue for £39 including postage to anywhere in the world.
We are also offering 2 previous CDs by James Weeks and Linda Catlin Smith for just £6 each (see below)
at169 Adrián Demoč ‘Hlaholika’
Chamber works by the Slovak composer Adrián Demoč, whose previous CD ‘Ziadba’ was extremely well-received. Apartment House again on three of the tracks, with one piece played by a Czech ensemble. The title track is the third of Another Timbre’s quarantine commissions. Stunningly beautiful music.
at172 Jim O’Rourke
‘Best that you do this for me’
A 50-minute composition for string trio by the Japan-based musicial pioneer and experimentalist. Commissioned by Anton Lukoszevieze of Apartment House, who perform it beautifully.
at173 Catherine Lamb - Muto Infinitas
An extended duo for double bass and quartertone bass flute by Catherine Lamb, another US-born composer now resident in Berlin, whose previous discs include ‘Point-Wave’ and the Viola Torros double CD with Johnny Chang.
Exquisitely played by Rebecca Lane and Jon Heilbron.
at171 Josten Myburgh ‘Sculthorpe Studies’
Wonderful engaged and engaging music by the young Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh. ‘Sculthorpe Studies’ combines harmonies taken from the work of fellow Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe with field recordings in which birds become an additional instrument.
at170 Michael Winter ‘single track’
An extraordinary 7-part canon, which starts fast and gradually slows down across its 45 minute duration. Composed by the Berlin-based US composer Michael Winter, and performed by the leading Mexican new music ensemble Liminar.
Special offer: the 4 new CDs + any other single CD for free.
Email your choice of extra CD to info(at)anothertimbre(dot)com
at164 Maya Verlaak
‘All English Music is Greensleeves’
Three ensemble works performed by
Apartment House, plus two solo works
played by Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop
at166 Martin Arnold - ‘Stain Ballads’
Four totally individual chamber works played by
Apartment House. “Lyrical, endlessly meandering melodies….all the music I write is in some sense
Other Recent Releases
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
“Its beauty is not to be missed.” John Eyles
“Fine work….a marvelous piece.” Brian Olewnick
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at177 Barbara Monk Feldman - ‘Verses’
Five beautiful chamber works by Barbara Monk Feldman, played by the GBSR Duo and Mira Benjamin
at176 Linda Catlin Smith ‘Ballad’
A new CD from Linda Catlin Smith, with two wonderful works for cello and piano, played by Anton Lukoszevieze and Kerry Yong from Apartment House
at175 Oliver Leith ‘Me Hollywood’
Following the success of his recent CD ‘good day good day bad day bad day’, more music from Oliver Leith. This time five chamber works, played by Explore Ensemble on their debut CD release
at174 James Weeks ‘Summer’
Explore Ensemble again, performing five beautiful chamber pieces by Durham-based composer James Weeks
at163 Eventless Plot - ‘Parallel Words’
Three chamber pieces by the Thessaloniki-based ensemble.
“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
at168 Antoine Beuger
Apartment House’s magnificient realisation of Beuger’s 2004 composition for six musicians. Simply exquisite.
at165 Judith Hamann ‘days collapse’
Hauntingly beautiful music produced in
lockdown on an island in Finland for cello, electronics & voice
Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker
Two improvisations by two of the most respected Berlin-based musicians.
at161 Oliver Leith
‘good day good day bad day bad day’
“New music does not get more lovable….it’s a piece you want to hug. A sweet-hearted hypnagogic gem.” Igor Toronyi-Lalic
at160 Kraig Grady ‘Monumnt of Diamonds’
Epic microtonal work for trumpets, saxophones,
trombones and organ by Australian-based
composer Kraig Grady.
“Ethereal harmonies rub together like raw silk” Greg Burk
at159 Clara de Asís & Mara Winter
‘Repetition of the same dream’
Five pieces developed during lockdown in Basel,
the first of our quarantine commissions.
“Music of extremely reduced means, but of
astonishing power” Marcus O’Reilly
CDs by James Weeks & Linda Catlin Smith for £6 each
at139 James Weeks - ‘windfell’
Superb extended piece for solo violin and voice, written for and performed by Mira Benjamin.
“It came from an image I had of the violin surrounded by space and air: on top of a hill, high up and remote, played only by the wind.”
at130 Linda Catlin Smith ‘Wanderer’
Highly-acclaimed CD featuring eight chamber works by Linda Catlin Smith, performed by Apartment House.
“The idea of wilderness affects my compositional approach - a move into new territory, trying new things, not really knowing what the material is, a step out into the wilderness of one’s own imagination.”
at167 Newton Armstrong
‘The way to go out’
Three mesmerising pieces performed by
Plus Minus Ensemble & Séverine Ballon.
A wonderful, rich and elusive soundworld.
Morton Feldman Piano box set
The Morton Feldman Piano 5-CD box set, released in September 2019, is still available - 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
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.
Coming Next: Cage Number Pieces Box Set
Coming in August, a 4-CD box set with Apartment House playing John Cage’s Number Pieces for mid-size ensembles -
from Five to Fourteen. An essential release
of great music, most of which hasn’t been recorded for over 15 years. Many of these new recordings by Apartment House reveal aspects of the works which have been obscure until now. Due to the freedoms Cage gives to the interpreters, every realisation of a number piece is unique,
and these are real gems. More soon.