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New CD releases, May 2019

Beissel Dethick Femenine Skogen, Nun

at135      ‘Beissel’  

A collaboration between Austrian composer Klaus Lang and the ensemble Golden Fur (Samuel Dunscombe. Judith Hamann & James Rushford), using some music by Johann Conrad Beissel (1691 - 1768), a devout Baptist leader whose music has been described as an early precursor of serialism.

Youtube extract

at136      ‘Dethick’

Music made by Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima and Alice Purton across two days in August 2018 at the church at Dethick, a tiny hamlet near Matlock, Derbyshire.

Youtube extract

at137   Julius Eastman - ‘Femenine’

Apartment House perform Julius Eastman’s extraordinary ensemble piece from 1974. Selling out fast, so don’t delay.

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at138    Magnus Granberg & Skogen

‘Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn’

A composition by Magnus Granberg from 2017 performed by Skogen:

Anna Lindal, Angharad Davies, Leo Svensson Sander, Erik Carlsson, John Eriksson, Henrik Olsson, Pettter Wästberg, d’incise & Magnus Granberg

Youtube extract

at131x2  Viola Torros    

Double CD featuring two pieces by           

Viola Torros                  youtube extract      

and ensemble works by                            

Catherine Lamb           youtube extract

and Johnny Chang      youtube extract              

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Recent CD releases

at133  Mark R Taylor    

‘Aftermaths’  Ten works for solo piano      

played by Teodora Stepančić                           

Youtube extract                                               


at132   Ferran Fages

‘Un lloc entre dos records’

Solo composition for guitar and sinewaves

youtube extract


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at134  ‘lines and tracings’

Two beautiful pieces for ensemble by

Morgan Evans-Weiler   youtube extract

and Michael Pisaro     youtube extract


Messiaen Catlin Smith Lamb PointWave Pozzer awire windfell

at143   Apartment House play Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quatuor pour la fin du temps’  and Linda Catlin Smith’s ‘Among the Tarnished Stars’

Youtube extract (Messiaen)

Youtube extract (Linda Catlin Smith)

at139   James Weeks - ‘windfell’

A hauntingly beautiful, hour-long piece for violin and voice, composed by James Weeks for Another Timbre’s other favourite violinist, Mira Benjamin.

Youtube extract

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at140   ‘awirë’

A live set from Cafe OTO in October 2018, when the Tse trio (Cyril Bondi, Christoph Schiller & Pierre-Yves Martel) played for the first time with violinist and Another Timbre favourite Angharad Davies.

Youtube extract

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at141   Federico Pozzer - ‘Breaths’

Three fresh and vital compositions by a young composer who uses the breathing patterns of the performers to structure his music.

Youtube extract

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at142  Catherine Lamb - ‘Point / Wave’

First work for solo guitar + electronics by one of the world’s most interesting composers. Wonderfully performed by Cristian Alvear

Youtube extract

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Feldman Piano box set

Coming in September

A 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s piano music played by Philip Thomas will be released in September. The box will also contain a 52-page booklet with a great text about Feldman’s music by Philip Thomas. We don’t usually do pre-orders, but there has been a lot of demand for this one already, so you can order the box now using the button below.

Morton Feldman Piano

Pre-order £31 + £3 postage. For release on 12 September

The box set contains virtually all of Feldman’s music for solo piano, including three works that have never been released on disc before:

A short untitled piece from the 1940’s, and two works from 1954: Figure of Memory, and the music from a documentary film on the sculptor Seymour Lipton. The score for the latter is lost, but Philip Thomas transcribed the music from the soundtrack, and you can hear an extract here

And for details of the full programme go here

Philip Thomas has been performing Feldman for 25 years, and the box set is the culmination of a long and committed engagement with Feldman’s music. In the booklet accompanying the box he writes: “To think of Feldman’s music as being about quietness is to miss the point - this is merely the means by which the sound is foregrounded… The approach taken has been to try to capture the experience of the pianist as closely as possible…as if the listener is somehow snuggled inside the body of the instrument, ears almost touching the strings, feeling the vibrations as the hammer strikes.”

Recorded over the course of a year, the Morton Feldman Piano box set is the most exhaustive survey of Feldman’s piano music to date, and Philip Thomas’s touch and control are exquisite throughout. You can listen to a short extract from his version of For Bunita Marcus here


We offer downloads of all our CDs as either lossless flac, or mp3-320 files.

If you want downloads, please email info(at) and we will send you the music. Files cost £6 per disc, £11 for a double CD, £25 for a boxed set.

Huge Price Reduction for 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 is all of the CDs that were released in plastic jewel cases, at01 to at46. The one exception is ‘Lost Daylight’ (at10), which was re-pressed as a card cover, and will still cost £9.

Some of the discs are close to selling out, but lots of bargains to be had.

For more details, go here

electricals the contest of pleasures horsky park for hugh davies midhopestones heartland nella basilica a life saved by a spider and two doves A.D. saunders divisions cage four4 frank denyer shakuhachi music endspace droplets and we disappear grape skin Lance Austin Olsen

at128 Lance Austin Olsen ‘Dark Heart’

Sonic collaborations, using graphic scores, instruments, field recordings and found audio. With Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Mira Benjamin, John Lely and Anton Lukoszevieze

“The big new discovery in this set of discs”

Ben Harper

Extract (‘A Meditation on the History of Painting’)

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at130  Linda Catlin Smith - ‘Wanderer’

Apartment House perform eight ensemble works by the Toronto-based composer. Described in The Guardian as “quietly unassuming and entrancingly beautiful Feldman-esque music”

Extract 1 (‘Light and Water’)

Extract 2 (‘Stare at the River’)

at129  Cassandra Miller - ‘Just So’

Quatuor Bozzini play four string quartets by Cassandra Miller: ‘Just So’, ‘Warblework’, ‘Leaving’ and ‘About Bach’

“Sumptuous music….an excellent disc”,

Marc Medwin in Dusted

Extract  (About Bach)

Feldman Piano launch concert

The first of several concerts launching the Morton Feldman Piano box set will be at 7.15 on Wednesday 2 October at the Upper Chapel in Sheffield, where Philip Thomas will play For Bunita Marcus, the Lipton Sculpture Pieces and Piano Piece to Philip Guston. Two archive arts documentaries for which Feldman wrote the music, one on Jackson Pollock and one on Willem De Kooning, will also be screened during the evening, which is part of the Sensoria Festival, and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Music In The Round.

Tickets and more details here

From the Canadian Composers Series

2018 saw the completion of Another Timbre’s highly-acclaimed Canadian Composers Series, with the release of a second batch of five exceptional CDs.

For more details on the series go here

O Zomer

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 & BBCSSO

“Strange but profoundly haunting music”, The Guardian

Extract (Duet for Cello and Orchestra)

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at127 Alex Jang -  ‘momentary encounters’

Four pieces, two solos and two for small ensemble:

momentary encounters 5’  Heather Roche

‘any three players’ & ‘distributed tourism’ Apartment House

‘a gray bent interior horizon’  Cristian Alvear

“A fantastic CD” Dirk Serries

Youtube extract (distributed tourism)

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