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Radi d'Or

at65r  Ferran Fages ‘Radi d’Or’

A composed work combining instruments and live electronics by the Barcelona-based musician, realised by Ferran’s own ensemble:

Olga Ábalos flute and alto saxophone    Lali Barrière sinewaves

Tom Chant tenor and soprano saxes      Ferran Fages acoustic guitar

Pilar Subirá percussion

“Very strong…subtly unique.”   Brian Olewnick

                                    £7 CDR      Youtube extract

Logical Harmonies

at66  Richard Glover ‘Logical Harmonies’

Seven compositions of process music by the UK-based composer Richard Glover. Performers include Dominic Lash, Philip Thomas, musikFabrik, Bob Gilmore, Ensemble Portmanto and Seth Woods.

“Stunningly great work”  Brian Olewnick

                                                        Youtube extract

                           £8 CD


Variable Formations

at67  ‘Variable Formations’

A semi-improvised piece recorded live at Cafe Oto in February 2013

Johnny Chang viola                    Angharad Davies violin

Jamie Drouin electronics              Phil Durrant electronics

Lee Patterson amplified objects    John Tilbury piano

“The greatest sextet since Verklärte Nacht”  Ian Parsons

                              £8 CD              Youtube extract

at68r Ingrid Lee - ‘Mouth to Mouth’

Four compositions by the Los Angeles-based composer Ingrid Lee, dealing with concepts of contagious movement. ‘Of Monsters’, ‘Cells’, ‘Bead, Spit’ and ‘Another’.  

Read an excellent review by Gil Sanson here

                                                        Youtube extract

                           £7 CDR


at69  Bryn Harrison - ‘Vessels’

An extraordinary labyrinthine 75-minute work for piano solo, performed by Philip Thomas, ‘Vessels’ featured as one of the Wire’s top 15 CDs of composed music for 2013.

“A very beautiful and fundamentally odd experience.”  Nick Storring

                                                        Youtube extract

                           £8 CD

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New Releases                  click on covers for more information

London premiere of Bryn Harrison’s monumental 75-minute ‘Vessels’ for solo piano played by Philip Thomas

+ UK premiere of ‘Sine Tempore 3’, a composition for 256 spatially distributed oscillators by Austria’s Tim Blechmann

Youtube extract ‘Vessels’

Soundcloud extract ‘Sine Tempore 3’

More information here   


Anonymous Zone Werder 2005(1)

The Anonymous Zone       Werder 2005/1 project            Max Eastley - Clocks of the Midnight Hours

LL Partial Noe Cuellar & Joseph Clayton Mills Skogen Magnus Granberg  'Despairs had Governed Me Too Long' Martin Iddon  'pneuma' Christian Kesten, Mark Trayle duo   Annette Krebs  Berlin series no.2

at70   ‘LL’ by Partial (Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Clayton Mills)

Strange and compelling music from a Chicago-based duo, composed using items found in the basement of a local thrift store.

“A beautiful, superlatively musical document”  Brian Olewnick

Youtube extract

at71  Skogen - ‘Despairs Had Governed Me Too Long’

Exquisite extended composition by Magnus Granberg for an ensemble of ten extraordinary musicians.

“Creates a singular atmosphere of drama and mystery, with an ethos that’s totally involving.”  The Wire

Youtube extract

at72  Martin Iddon - ‘pneuma’

Five works by a little-known composer whose music “gives voice to the secrets hidden within sounds”.

Youtube extract 1 (pneuma.sarx)

Youtube extract 2 (pneuma.kharis)

at73   Berlin series no.2     split CD

Christian Kesten & Mark Trayle  - Field with Figures no.1-4

Youtube extract

Annette Krebs - rush!

Youtube extract

Coming next  April 2014                      

Recent Releases

at74x2        Laurence Crane - Chamber Works

A double CD with over two hours music played by Apartment House, including ‘Sparling’, ‘John White in Berlin’, ‘Estonia’, ‘Four Miniatures’, ‘Raimondas Rumsas’, ‘Riis’, ‘Ethiopian Distance Runners’ and other works.

soundcloud extract (‘Sparling’)

youtube extract (piece #4 from ‘Seven Short Pieces’)

soundcloud extract (piece #6 from ‘Seven Short Pieces’)

Pre-orders £15

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New Online project: Sarah Hughes graphic score

‘Architectural Model Making’

Sarah Hughes Architectural Model Making

We sent a copy of ‘Architectural Model Making’, a graphic score by Sarah Hughes, to 14 musicians and asked them to send in their realisations of the piece. The first eight realisations are now up online, and you can listen to them and read an interview with Sarah about her work here

The realisations already online are by:

Ryoko Akama

Lali Barrière / Eduard Màrquez

Seth Cooke

Bruno Duplant   new

Choi Joonyong

Phil Julian

Alfredo Costa Monteiro

Olivier Toulemonde

Realisations by the other musicians will be added as they are ready.

To see a larger image of the score click here

sarah hughes

other online projects

In addition to the new project with Sarah Hughes, there are two other new online projects that will be ready soon.

Variations 2 develops the structure used on Christoph Schiller’s recent CD ‘Variations’ to create new musical chains featuring a wide variety of musicians.

And the Mobiles Project will present three original collaborative works co-ordinated by Johnny Chang, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga and Samuel Rodgers, each involving a range of other musicians.

website redesign

The Another Timbre website is currently being completely redesigned, and when it is relaunched it will not only look different, but be much easier to read on tablets, mobile phones etc. At that point we will also start offering pay-for downloads of the whole catalogue.

Thanks to Richard Pinnell for making these changes possible.

Cafe Oto concert - Monday 5 May 2014

Bryn Harrison’s ‘Vessels’ + Tim Blechmann’s ‘Sine Tempore 3’

8pm, Monday 5 May 2014

Cafe Oto,

18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston,             Book single ticket                              £6

London E8 3DL

Tickets £8 on door, or £6 in advance         Book double ticket                         £12

Map for venue

Reservations here          

There’s a particularly good, perceptive review  of Vessels by Nick Storring in the new edition of the Canadian music magazine Musicworks:

“This recording represents the intersection of three of England’s most interesting forces in new music – pianist Philip Thomas, composer Bryn Harrison, and Sheffield-based label Another Timbre. Huddersfield resident Thomas has been a leading advocate for experimental music. Earlier in 2013, he brought the shorter version of Vessels on tour with him in Canada alongside other English and Canadian pieces.  Here in its full duration, Harrison’s piece is at once hypnotic and demanding of the listener. Thomas’ deft touch and keen ear bring the work’s beauty and unsettling peculiarity to life.

Vessels’ suspended, quiet relentlessness might recall Feldman’s late work, but Harrison’s piece is considerably more minimalist and quite without the stylized contours and breaths for which the older composer is known. This economy of material and flatness of perspective, however, are precisely what make Vessels so captivating, as they focus the ear toward the cryptic flow of the piece rather than the singular beauty of each moment.

Its surface is very inviting, yet once listeners enter the world of the piece, they’re confronted with an intangible, mysterious process which unfolds for the work’s full duration. It’s the inverse of, say, one of Steve Reich’s process pieces, for whatever is changing throughout the course of Vessels is not readily available, eliciting a disorienting temporal friction between apparent stasis and subtle, constant transformation.

Where the trajectories of some minimal works provide lulling stability, Vessels seems to seep in many simultaneous directions, engendering, instead, a heightened awareness of one’s own bewilderment.”

For other reviews and an interview with Bryn Harrison, go here

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