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New CD releases
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Special offer: buy all 5 Canadian CDs and save £12
+ receive the series book for free special offer price £40
The final five CDs in the Canadian Composers Series are planned for release in summer 2018, and will consist of Apartment House playing ensemble works by Linda Catlin Smith, discs by Lance Austin Olsen and Alex Jang, and two CDs by Cassandra Miller - one of her string quartets played by Quatuor Bozzini, and the other featuring solo and ensemble pieces played by Apartment House.
Canadian Composers Series
Highly acclaimed series focusing on experimental music in Canada. The first five CDs in the series were released in February 2017, along with a 120-page book containing interviews with all the composers featured in the series and an introductory essay by Nick Storring.
Five more CDs will be released early in 2018 to complete the series.
“Another Timbre really has outdone itself with this outstandingly impressive collection of discs.” 5:4
“The release of this Canadian series will undoubtedly come to be viewed as a landmark event.” John Eyles
The Canadian Series CDs
at105x2 Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Drifter’
A double CD of chamber music played by Quatuor Bozzini and Apartment House. Ten pieces running a balance between outsider toughness and otherworldly beauty.
“Drifter is impossible to fault; impeccable from first note to last.” John Eyles, All About Jazz
at106 Martin Arnold ‘The Spit Veleta’
Solos and a duo for violin and piano, by the Toronto-based composer who says that his work aspires to sound like “slow-motion dance music recorded underwater in a methadone clinic”.
“The inscrutable beauty is a genuine wonder to behold” Simon Cummings, 5:4
at107 Isaiah Ceccarelli ‘Bow’
Seven chamber works offering a mixture of textural, semi-improvised duos and 3 luminous compositions for string trio or quartet.
“A great discovery” Adrian Demoč
Youtube extract 2 percussion & organetto
at108 Chiyoko Szlavnics ‘During a Lifetime’
Three works by the Berlin-based composer who uses drawings as the basis for her compositions: a saxophone quartet with sinewaves, a string trio, and a piece for eight instrumentalists + sinewaves.
Played by Konus Quartett and Apartment House.
“Ravishingly beautiful.” Simon Cummings, 5:4
at109 Marc Sabat ‘Harmony’
Two string quartets and a violin/cello duo, all exploring the soundworld of Just Intonation with a combination of rigour and lyricism. Played by the Jack Quartet.
“A landscape of subtly or starkly different microtonal gradations” Paul Griffiths, disgwylfa
at119 Clara de Asís - ‘Do Nothing’
Six solo works for guitar and percussion performed and played by Clara de Asís.
“do nothing could refer to the moments where, between two actions, I stay quiet and let the sound live. It’s about what happens in between…”
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.
The first appearance on Another Timbre for the great composer-guitarist Sugimoto, who also features on the album by Bruno Duplant below.
A work of extraordinary beauty.
at121 Early to Late
Jürg Frey ‘Late Silence’
Magnus Granberg ‘How Vain Are All Our Frail Delights’
Ensemble Grizzana play new works commissioned by Another Timbre, and premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2017.
“So subtly restrained and beautiful” John Eyles
“Truly a spellbinding work” Roger Batty
at120x2 Bruno Duplant
‘Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017’
Disc One: Three ensemble works played with great delicacy by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble
Disc Two: Taku Sugimoto plays ‘lEttEr to tAku’, a piece for solo guitar, recorded in a park in Tokyo with an extraordinary variety of environmental sounds
at115x2 Jürg Frey - ‘Collection Gustave Roud’
A double CD of pieces based on the work of the Swiss poet Gustave Roud.
“Long, slow walks through musical landscapes in which familiar objects take on wholly new identities.” The Guardian
at116 Olivia Block
new solo work for piano and organ
“Marvellous recording from Olivia Block - spare, resonant, crystalline, beautifully constructed. My favourite solo work from her” Brian Olewnick
at117 Insub Meta Orchestra
The Swiss-based thirty-two piece experimental ensemble perform two works by d’incise and Cyril Bondi.
“Utterly compelling” The Wire
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
at10 re-issue Lost Daylight
First released to great acclaim in 2009, Lost Daylight features the complete piano music of Terry Jennings played by John Tilbury, plus a towering realisation of Cage’s ‘Electronic Music for Piano’ by Tilbury and Sebastian Lexer.
There are only 6 copies of the first edition of 1,000 left, so it is being re-issued in a new card cover featuring a painting by John Crabtree.
at4771 Magnus Granberg & Skogen
Limited edition double CD re-pressing of the first two Skogen discs, which have both sold out.
‘Ist gefallen in den Schnee’ (2010) and
‘Despairs Had Governed Me Too Long’ (2012) were both exceptionally well-received and won wide recognition for composer and ensemble leader Magnus Granberg.
Feldman piano music
In 2019 we are planning to release new recordings of a lot of Morton Feldman’s piano music. To get in the mood, try our Anonymous Zone Feldman challenge.
Listen to six pianists play the same extract from ‘For Bunita Marcus’ and see which version you prefer. Then, if you want, try to match the pianist with the extract.
Releases in May 2018
Three new CDs are planned for May:
- a double CD of John Cage’s woefully under-appreciated Two2 for two pianos
played by Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop. This recording re-interprets the work,
stretching it to nearly twice the length of previous recorded versions.
- more from Magnus Granberg, a 60-minute piece from 2017 called
‘Es schwindelt mir, es brennt mein Eingeweide’
- ‘tse’, improvisations with a difference by Christoph Schiller (spinet),
Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba) and Cyril Bondi (harmonium)
More details soon