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Canadian Composer Series #2 August 2018
Earlier this year, to mark the start of a recording project of Feldman’s piano music, we set up an Anonymous Zone challenge.
You can listen to six pianists playing the same extract from ‘For Bunita Marcus’ and see which version you prefer.
We have now revealed which version is played by which pianist. To find out, go here
Finally the second batch of CDs in the highly-acclaimed Canadian Composers Series is here. This batch features two portrait CDs by Cassandra Miller, and one each by Alex Jang, Linda Catlin Smith, and Lance Austin Olsen.
“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
For more information on the series and the 120 page booklet that accompanies it, go here
at126 Cassandra Miller - ‘O Zomer!’
Two solo works, and two pieces for ensemble
‘O Zomer!’ Apartment House
‘Philip the Wanderer’ Philip Thomas
‘For Mira’ Mira Benjamin
‘Duet for Cello and Orchestra’ Charles Curtis
& BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
at127 Alex Jang
Four pieces, two solos and two for small ensemble, played by Apartment House
‘momentary encounters 5’ Heather Roche
‘any three players’
‘a gray bent interior horizon’ Cristian Alvear
at128 Lance Austin Olsen ‘Dark Heart’
Sonic collaborations, using graphic scores, instruments, field recordings and found audio. With a range of musicians including Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Mira Benjamin, John Lely and Anton Lukoszevieze
‘Theseus’ Breath’ (2 realisations)
‘A Meditation on the History of Painting’
at129 Cassandra Miller - ‘Just So’
Quatuor Bozzini play four string quartets by Cassandra Miller:
‘Just So’, ‘Warblework’, ‘Leaving’ and the amazing ‘About Bach’
at130 Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Wanderer’
Apartment House perform 8 exquisite ensemble works: ‘Wanderer’, ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Stare at the River’, ‘Light and Water’, ‘Knotted Silk’, ’Music for John Cage’, ‘Sarabande’ and ‘Velvet’
We offer downloads of all our CDs as either lossless flac, or mp3-320 files.
If you want downloads, please email info(at)anothertimbre.com and we will send you the music.
Files cost £6 per disc, or £11 for a double CD.
Recent CD Releases
at124x2 John Cage - Two2
Philip Thomas and Mark Knoop’s realisation stretches this piece for two pianos to over two hours in length, finding new and unexpected resonances.
“An amazing, revelatory performance…..
A major achievement.” Brian Olewnick
at125 Magnus Granberg
‘Es schwindelt mir, es brennt mein Eingeweide’
An exquisite hour-long ensemble piece played by Magnus Granberg (piano)
Anna Lindal (baroque violin)
d’incise (vibraphone & electronics)
Cyril Bondi (percussion)
Anna-Kaisa Meklin (viola da gamba)
& Christoph Schiller (spinet)
Cyril Bondi (harmonium),
Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba)
& Christoph Schiller (spinet)
Improvised, but on the basis of a pre-agreed sequence of pitches, allowing the musicians to explore melody in a way that is rare within improvisation.
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
at119 Clara de Asís - ‘Do Nothing’
Six solo works for guitar and percussion performed and played by Clara de Asís.
“Transparent, often languid and occasionally
harrowing music” Marc Medwin
“A delight” Brian Olewnick
at120x2 Bruno Duplant
‘Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017’
Disc One: Three ensemble works played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble
Disc Two: Taku Sugimoto plays ‘lEttEr to tAku’ for solo guitar, recorded in a Tokyo park
at121 Early to Late Jürg Frey ‘Late Silence’
Magnus Granberg ‘How Vain….’
Ensemble Grizzana play new works premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2017.
“So subtly restrained and beautiful” John Eyles
“Truly a spellbinding work” Roger Batty
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.
A work of extraordinary beauty.
“Very special” Brian Olewnick
1 - buy all 5 new Canadian CD’s for just £35
2 - buy all 10 Canadian Series CD’s for only £66
The Canadian Composers Series booklet is free for anyone buying any two or more of the Canadian Series CD’s. Many people who bought some of the first batch of CD’s will already have it. But if you don’t have it, please email us at info(at)anothertimbre(dot)com and we’ll include a copy in your packet.
A reminder of the first batch of Canadian Series CD’s
The first five Canadian Series CD’s included a double CD by Linda Catlin Smith, and single discs by Martin Arnold, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Chiyoko Szlavnics and Marc Sabat.
Click on the covers for more details
Linda Catlin Smith Martin Arnold Isaiah Ceccarelli
‘Drifter’ ‘The Spit Veleta’ ‘Bow’
Chiyoko Szlavnics Marc Sabat
‘During a Lifetime’ ‘Harmony’
The Canadian Composers Concert at Cafe Oto on 13th August was great. Apartment House played pieces by Cassandra Miller, Alex Jang, Linda Catlin Smith and Lance Austin Olsen, and they played them brilliantly. The programme featured world premieres of works by Linda and Lance, and several European premieres.
Thanks to all the musicians involved, and to everyone who came - there was a large and enthusiastic audience.
The photo below is by Michele Palozzo,