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Sale prices for older CDs
Now that we have released over 200 discs, we have reorganised our back catalogue, so that most CDs from at01 to at100 are on sale at half price. This applies to all our earlier releases except those which have been re-pressed.
We have divided our ‘catalogue’ pages into two halves:
The older discs (at01 to at100) are listed here
And newer CDs (at101 to at210) are here
at178x4 John Cage ‘Number Pieces’
In its second pressing, the 4-CD box set of Apartment House playing Cage’s number pieces was top of The Wire’s year list for modern composition, and also #4 in The Guardian’s best classical releases for 2021.
“Apartment House’s performances are wonderfully committed. Every note is there, you sense, for a reason, revealing the strange beauty in these works. The whole set is a revelation”. (The Guardian)
Morton Feldman Piano box set
at144x5 Morton Feldman Piano
Our best-selling release remains the 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s music for solo piano, wonderfully played by Philip Thomas. Philip’s interpretations of Feldman’s exquisite music received an overwhelming critical response.
£35 + £3 postage worldwide
John Cage Number Pieces Box Set
New Releases February 2024
Four new composer portrait CDs, all very beautiful, and all played by Apartment House. Three composers new to the label, and a sumptuous second release by Marco Baldini, whose 2023 album ’Vesperi’ surprised everyone by selling out in weeks.
There is a 5-for-the-price-of-4 offer for anyone buying all the new releases, and substantial reductions on almost all of Apartment House’s previous CD releases - see below for both offers.
at210 Laurence Crane ‘Natural World’
Prize-winning work for voice, piano & electronics, performed by Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop. “A three-part reflection on the fragility of the world around us that never becomes preachy....It is wonderfully direct and touchingly beautiful.” (The Guardian)
at209 Magnus Granberg
‘Evening Star, Vesper Bell’
Apartment House working with Magnus Granberg for the first time to produce a gorgeously sensual performance of a 50-minute work written specially for them.
Just great music.
at219 Paul Newland
‘things that happen again’
Five very varied chamber works by the highly-regarded UK composer, performed by Apartment House.
at224 Paul Paccione
Five pieces by the veteran US composer, all written around 40 years ago, but sounding utterly contemporary. Wonderful music.
at223 Marco Baldini ‘Maniera’
Exquisite second album from the young Italian composer, following his sold out CD ‘Vesperi’. Seven chamber pieces for strings superbly played by Apartment House.
at222 Nomi Epstein
Three superb, filigree works by the Boston-based composer, two performed by Apartment House, and one by an ensemble of fine Berlin-based musicians.
Recent CD Releases
at218 Translucent Harmonies
The excellent violin / viola duo andPlay play two very different approaches to Just Intonation:
Catherine Lamb - ‘Prisma Interius VIII’ & Kristofer Svensson - ‘Vid stenmuren blir tanken blomma’
Performed by Explore Ensemble, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble & Lotte Betts-Dean
at217 Jürg Frey ‘String Trio’
Apartment House with the first recording of Jürg Frey’s astonishingly beautiful String Trio.
at216 Seamus Cater
‘A History of Musical Pitch’
Three pieces by Amsterdam-based composer Seamus Cater, a subtle and loving ‘re-sounding’ of the work of the Victorian polymath Alexander J. Ellis, inventor of the musical cent and tireless measurer of the precise pitches of musical instruments.
at215 Catherine Lamb ‘parallaxis forma’
3 works by the Berlin-based US composer:
‘parallaxis forma’ for voice and ensemble
‘pulse/shade’ version for multi-tracked voice
‘color residua’ for voices and ensemble
Performed by Explore Ensemble, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble & Lotte Betts-Dean
at208 Adrián Demoč ‘Neha’
Highly acclaimed CD with two orchestral works by the Slovak composer.
‘Neha’ (Tenderness) is a wonderfully restrained work for large orchestra, while ‘Popínavá hudba’ is an intimate piece following an ever-shifting melodic line.
at207 Pauline Oliveros ‘Sound Pieces’
Apartment House realise six works by the pioneering US experimentalist. Five text scores for open instrumentation, followed by ‘Peace/Tree’, an extended trio for piano, violin and cello.
Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to our appeal for medical aid to Gaza. We have so far been able to send £4,000 to the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians, who are working on the ground in Gaza to alleviate the terrible suffering.
All sales income from the last Bandcamp Friday was donated to the appeal, and you can also buy downloads of a selection of tracks from the label’s back catalogue by 15 composers on Bandcamp here
The deadline for the appeal has been extended till 8th March. Thanks to all the musicians and to everyone who has donated.
Other Recent Releases
at206 Eden Lonsdale
‘Clear and Hazy Moons’
Debut CD from a phenomenally talented young composer Three pieces played by Apartment House, and one by Rothko Ensemble.
at205 Marco Baldini ‘Vesperi’
Seven compositions by Italian composer Marco Baldini; slow, compelling music for low strings and marimba. Three of the pieces are based on works by sixteenth century composers, while the others are original compositions which share a beautiful and foreboding aesthetic.
CD copies sold out, but downloads here
at204 ‘Slow poem for Stiebler’
Biliana Voutchkova & Sarah Davachi
A duo for violin and reed organ extending a series of short gestures from Ernstalbrecht Stiebler’s composition ‘Für Biliana’ into slowly expanding harmonic suspensions, highlighting the simple beauty and fragility of the intervals and chords.
at203x2 Frank Denyer ‘Melodies’
In the 1970’s Frank Denyer’s ethno-musicological studies forced him to go back to basics and ask ‘what is a melody?’ and ‘what is a note?’ He answered these questions by composing 25 pieces, starting from single-note melodies, through 2, 3 or 4 note melodies, and ending with pieces with 14- and 15-notes.
With a 24-page booklet containing an essay by Frank about the project.
Sales to EU countries
Changes to customs regulations within the EU are being enforced with varying degrees of severity. Unfortunately this means that some CD orders from the UK to the EU are incurring extra charges. The majority of our packets are getting through ok without extra customs costs, but this isn’t guaranteed.
If you live in the European Union and are worried about possible customs charges, you can avoid them by ordering our CDs from our European distributor Soundohm, who stock all our discs.
You can order our CDs from Soundohm’s website here
Buy the four new CDs & get any single CD from the back catalogue for free. Email us at info(at)anothertimbre(dot)com to let us know what extra disc you want.
Offers open till the end of March.
Sale of previous Apartment House CDs
The following CDs are available at reduced prices. Click on the titles for more details:
You can read a short text by Anton Lukoszevieze about Apartment House here
at211 Sarah-Jane Summers
Nine solo pieces for Hardanger fiddle, composed and wonderfully performed by the Norway-based Scottish musician.
at212x2 Morton Feldman
‘Violin and String Quartet’
Sublime two-hour chamber work, beautifully played by Apartment House. Double CD with artworks by Anton Lukoszevieze.
at213 Michiko Ogawa & Lucy Railton
‘fragments of reincarnation’
Michiko Ogawa and Lucy Railton’s disc sold
out quickly, but has now been re-pressed.
A single movement work for shō, organ and cello, it has been extremely well-received.
at214 Anthony Pateras
‘A Dread of Voids’ and
Two very fine recent compositions for different quintets by the Australian composer.
at221 Martin Arnold ‘Flax’
A few months before he became unwell, Philip Thomas commissioned his favourite composer, Canadian Martin Arnold, to write a CD-length work for piano. ‘Flax’ is the result. Sadly, Philip is unable to play it, but iKerry Yong took on the project, which was premiered at the 2023 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. “Utterly addictive....wonderful and unique music.” (Philip Cark)
at220 Frank Denyer ‘Screens’
Five typically beguiling works from Frank Denyer, with composition dates stretching from 1973 and 2021. Using a bewildering array of conventional and unconventional instruments, all beautifully played by Octandre Ensemble.
The CD comes with a 10-page booklet by Christian Mason. “Frank Denyer’s music is full of questions, but never pretends to easy answers....”