Another Timbre TimHarrisonbre
New CD releases November 2020
Recent releases, August 2020
Downloads at Bandcamp
Downloads of all Another Timbre CDs are available from Bandcamp here
The end of Trump, the hope of a vaccine for Covid-19, and five new Another Timbre CDs. November is proving to be much much better than the rest of this awful year. Three new discs by Apartment House - each one very different, but totally engaging in its own way. Plus two discs by Australian musicians now working in Europe: a beautiful portrait album of works by Newton Armstrong, plus the second of our quarantine commissions produced in lockdown by the brilliant cellist Judith Hamann. The 5 new CD’s can be bought together at a deal price of £39 including postage worldwide. Don’t wait, celebrate.
5 new CDs for the cost of 4 (£39 including postage)
Last Copies of CDs…..
Some of our CDs are selling out, and won’t be re-pressed, including two of Antoine Beuger’s past releases. ‘Midhopestones’, Giuliano d’Angiolini’s ‘Cantilena’ and Antoine Beugers ‘tschirtner tunings’ have all sold recently, and we have less than 20 copies of the discs below. If you want a CD copy, please order quickly. You can buy downloads of CDs that have sold out on our Bandcamp page here
at62x2 Antoine Beuger at107 ‘Bow’ at18 ‘Decentred’ at54r Catherine Lamb
‘Cantor Quartets’ Isaiah Ceccarelli Angharad Davies, Ben ‘three bodies (moving)’
Jurg Frey, Dom Lash, Ben Drew, Tom Chant
Radu Malfatti & & John Edwards play
Sarah Hughes Michael Pisaro + Cage
at25 Magda Mayas at111 ‘Ressac’ ‘Heartland’ Melaine Dalibert
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
at164 Maya Verlaak
‘All English Music is Greensleeves’
Three ensemble works by the young Belgian composer, performed by Apartment House, plus two solo works played by Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop
at165 Judith Hamann ‘days collapse’
The second of Another Timbre’s quarantine commissions, hauntingly beautiful music produced in lockdown on an island in Finland by Judith Hamann - for cello, electronics & voice
at166 Martin Arnold - ‘Stain Ballads’
Four totally individual chamber works by the Canadian composer, played by Apartment House. “Lyrical, endlessly meandering melodies….all the music I write is in some sense dance music”
Coronavirus sales day - Friday 6th November
Thanks to everyone who bought CDs or downloads from us on 6th November. All income from sales that day was passed on to the musicians concerned, many of whom are struggling because of the effects of Covid-19. We raised over £1,250. Thank you very much.
Earlier this year we paid four musicians to produce ‘quarantine commissions’ - new works written or produced during lockdown. The first of these was ‘Repetition of the same dream’, the recent release by Clara de Asís and Mara Winter. The second was ‘days collapse’ by Judith Hamann, which will be released in November. Then ‘Hlaholika’, Adrián Demoč’s new quintet for Apartment House, will be released in January 2021, followed by a new composition, also for Apartment House by Catalan composer Ferran Fages.
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
£35 + £3 post
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.
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
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”
at151 Emmanuel Holterbach & Blutwurst
“An incredible 46-minute expanse of resonance, detail and shifting tone, drawing the ear towards immersive and endlessly surprising depths” Fabio Carbone
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
at153 ‘unconscious collections’
Tomás Cabado & Christoph Schiller
Unique collaboration between Buenos Aires based Cabado and Basel-based Schiller.
“Excellent, played with great sensitivity, perception and grace” Brian Olewnick
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
at167 Newton Armstrong
‘The way to go out’
Three shimmering, mesmerising pieces by the UK-based Australian composer, performed by Plus Minus Ensemble & Séverine Ballon.
A wonderful, rich and elusive soundworld.
at168 Antoine Beuger
Apartment House’s magnificient realisation of Beuger’s 2004 composition for six musicians.
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
at161 Oliver Leith ‘good day good day bad day bad day’
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
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
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”