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John Tilbury Dirar Kalash John Lely Christian Wolff 'Seaside'

CD Releases: Canadian Composers Series, February 2017

at101   Dante Boon - ‘clarinet (and piano)’

Jürg Frey plays three clarinet works by Dante Boon, who accompanies Jürg on piano on two of the pieces. Wonderful delicate music from the Amsterdam-based Wandelweiser composer.

“Music of absorbing, languourous beauty” Julien Heraud

Youtube extract - from ‘3x’ (2011)

Youtube extract 2 - from ‘O’Hare’ (2014)

at102   Giuliano d’Angiolini - ‘Cantilena’

Six whispering chamber works by the Paris-based composer Giuliano d’Angiolini. A review in The Guardian described it as “sublime, poised music, full of open spaces”.

Youtube extract 1 - from ‘Aria del flauto eolico’

Youtube extract 2 - from ‘Finale’

at103   d’incise - ‘Appalachian Anatolia’

A beautiful 40-minute work for solo modified guitar by the young Swiss composer d’incise, exquisitely played by Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear, whose double CD of the guitar music of Jürg Frey has been one of the highlights of the label’s recent output.

“A compelling work of astringent beauty”  Nathan Thomas

Youtube extract

at104   Resonators

Atmospheric music from the Czech Republic by the trio of Irene Kepl, George Cremaschi and Petr Vrba, documenting their 2015 project exploring highly resonant architectural spaces using acoustic instruments and feedback mechanisms.

Youtube extract - Affective Labor by George Cremaschi

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Files cost £5 per disc, or £10 for a double CD.

Coming Soon

Canadian Concerts at Cafe Oto

Three evenings of music at Cafe Oto

with a strong Canadian flavour.

Wednesday 3rd May, 8pm

Linda Catlin Smith ‘Dirt Road’

played by Mira Benjamin & Simon Limbrick

+ Isaiah Ceccarelli & Katelyn Clark

Thursday 4th May, 8pm

Chiyoko Szlavnics ‘During a Lifetime’

+ Jürg Frey ‘Mémoire, Horizon’

played by Konus Quartett

+ solo piano works by Jürg Frey, Cassandra Miller,

Linda Catlin Smith and Marc Sabat

played by Philip Thomas

Friday 5th May, 8pm

Mira Benjamin, Bridget Carey and Anton Lukoszevieze

play string trios, duos and solos by

Marc Sabat, Martin Arnold & Linda Catlin Smith

including the world premiere of a new work by

Martin Arnold

More details and advance tickets here

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at105x2 Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Drifter’

A double CD of chamber music played by Quatuor Bozzini and Apartment House. Ten pieces running a delicate balance between outsider toughness and otherworldly beauty.

“For the longest time with each work, I am unsure of what I am doing. But for me, when I don't know what I'm doing, I feel I am on the right track.”  

Youtube extract 1 - Drifter   guitar & piano

Youtube extract 2 - Folkestone   string quartet

Martin Arnold The Spit Veleta

Variations 2b

The Variations 2b online project is complete. Using an elegant chain-like structure devised by Christoph Schiller, eleven musicians have contributed to the project: Dafne Vicente Sandoval, d’incise, Magnus Granberg, Jonas Kocher, Andrea Neumann, Erik Carlsson, Katt Hernandez, Sebastien Branche, Michael Vorfeld, Eric Ruffing and Christoph Schiller.

To listen to the piece and for some more information about the project go here

variations 2

Postage costs and Paypal

Postage is charged at a flat rate of £3 per order however many discs you buy. However, due to a change in the way Paypal operates, when you are compiling an order for more than one disc, it looks as if Paypal is adding £3 postage per disc. In fact when you finally place the order, it will only charge you £3 for postage, as it should be.

We apologise for this annoying change, and are trying to get Paypal to go back to the original system, but rest assured that in the end you will only be charged £3 postage.

If you are uncertain, please email us at info(at) letting us know which discs you want, and we can arrange for a direct payment.

Apologies for these problems which we are trying to resolve. This only seems to affect some people and we haven’t worked out why…..

Another Timbre Canadian Composers Series Isaiah Ceccarelli Bow Chiyoko Szlavnics During a Lifetime Dante Boon - clarinet (and piano) Jurg Frey giuliano d'angiolini  cantilena d'incise  appalachian anatolia  cristian alvear Resonators - Irene Kepl, Petr Vrba, George Cremaschi

at100   ‘Seaside’  John Tilbury | John Lely | Dirar Kalash

John Tilbury playing compositions by Christian Wolff (two of his ‘Tilbury’ pieces) and John Lely, plus improvising with Dirar Kalash on oud, and John Lely on electronics.

“Impeccable….Seaside is a great success”  John Eyles

Youtube extract 1 - ‘Line with Accompaniment’ by John Lely

Youtube extract 2 - Biyar ‘Adas  (trio improvisation)

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Five CDs from five experimental composers with strongly individual voices, all of whom were born, or are living in, Canada. The discs are published together with a 120-page book with new interviews with all the composers and an essay on experimental music in Canada by Nick Storring. Click on the cover for more details.

These five discs will be followed at the end of the year by a second batch of five Canadian CDs.

£4, but free if you order 2 or more CDs in the Canadian series

at109 Marc Sabat ‘Harmony’

Two string quartets and a duo for violin and cello, all exploring the soundworld of Just Intonation with a particular combination of rigour and lyricism.

Played by the Jack Quartet.

“I’d like my music to focus on the material, as clearly and purely and lyrically as I can manage. I’d like the complexity to dissolve in beauty.”

Youtube extract 1 - Jean-Philippe Rameau

Youtube extract 2 - Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery

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.

“It's mostly about clear thinking, the courage to try crazy or unique things, and a commitment to one's work.”

Youtube extract  

at107 Isaiah Ceccarelli  ‘Bow’

Seven chamber works by the Montreal-based composer, offering a mixture of textural, semi-improvised duos and three luminous compositions for string trio or quartet.

“I’m not worried about a process, about how I write music, or any kind of system; I just want the work  to be inherently musical.”

Youtube extract 1 - Dunstable    string trio

Youtube extract 2 - Sainte-Ursule   percussion & organetto

at106 Martin Arnold  ‘The Spit Veleta’

Three linked pieces, solos for violin and piano, plus a duo for the same instruments, by the maverick Toronto-based composer who says that his work aspires to sound like “slow-motion dance music recorded underwater in a methadone clinic”.

Played by Philip Thomas and Mira Benjamin.

Youtube extract   

Special offer till 21st March: buy all 5 Canadian CDs and get £12 off

+ receive the series book for free      special offer price £40

Linda catlin Smith Drifter Sabat Harmony


Variations 2b

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