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Badland : Axis of Cavity

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Agusti Fernandez/William Parker : 2nd Set

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Antonio Murga : Tatix

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Various : Sound Drifting

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Lauren Newton, Patrick Scheyder : The lightness of hearing

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Bert Turetzky/Mike Wofford  : Transition & Transformation

Bert Turetzky/Mike Wofford : Transition & Transformation

. Transition & Transformation Bert Turetzky/Mike Wofford label: 9 Winds ref: NWCD 0242 year: 2002   players: Bertran Turetzky, Mike Wofford, George Lewis, Glen Campbell, Mary Campbell, Mary Lindblom, Lorie Kirkell, Kristin Korb. Paradigmatic revision by means of blending various approaches … the augmentation of perspectives is carried out through the coexistence of diverse musical b... Read More »

Xenia ensemble  : Eastern Approaches

Xenia ensemble : Eastern Approaches

. Eastern Approaches Xenia ensemble label: Felmay ref: fy 7022 year: 2002   players: Eilis Cranitch, Christine Anderson, Michele Minne, Elizabeth Wilson, Mario Bertodo Various pieces by conteporary Eastern composers for string quartet. Compositional concerns akin to the realm of conteporary music are distilled through listening both in the case of the performers of the project and on that of ... Read More »

Musique Amoureuse : Herve Provini

Musique Amoureuse : Herve Provini

. Musique Amoureuse Herve Provini label: Unit Records ref: UTR 4137 year: 2002   players: Herve Provini Current physics and mathematic concerns applied to composition. An itinerary of varying complexity instances considerations about degrees of transformation, form construction and recognition. A difficult balance -acknoledged by the author- takes place as selfsame gestures underpins instrume... Read More »

Lewis Porter Quintet : Second Voyage

Lewis Porter Quintet : Second Voyage

. Second Voyage Lewis Porter Quintet label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 120 year: 2000   players: Dan Faulk, Ken Wessel, Lewis Porter, Hervie S., Markus Baylor, Dave Liebman Jazz record crafted in the purest tradition, encompasing some linguistic developments in recent episodes such as distoted guitar, rock-influenced grooves, symmetric interval harmonic constructions which are nevertheless crafted ac... Read More »

Grillo, Labarriere, Petit, Wodrascka : L’amour

Grillo, Labarriere, Petit, Wodrascka : L’amour

. Grillo, Labarriere, Petit, Wodrascka L’amour label: la nuit transfiguree ref: LNT 340109 year: 2001   players: Alex Grillo, Helene Labarriere, Didier Petit, Christine Wodrascka The work of a group of actors planned around a central theme and contemplated from different if static perspectives. Frontality and disinhibition of a proposal which gives away its theatrical conception. The wa... Read More »

Ground Zero : Plays Standard

Ground Zero : Plays Standard

. Ground Zero Plays Standards label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR GZ3 year: 1997/2002   players: Otomo Yoshihide, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Matsubara Sachiko, Kikuchi Naruyoshi, Tanaka Yumiko, Nasuno Mitsuru, Uemura Masahiro, Yoshigaki Yasuhiro Reflection on memories, gestural connection between the materials sampled and the music performed. This task is carried out within the realm of tv culture, which i... Read More »

Looking Outside : By Spiel Project

Looking Outside : By Spiel Project

. Looking Outside By Spiel Project label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 117 year: 2001   players: Andreas Fulgosi, Jol Musy, Bill Holden, Philippe Bollenrcher, Albert Magelsdorff Themes constructed by means of core cells -rhythmic phrases allowing a concentric development with an emphasis in asymmetric time signatures-. Atmospheric landscapes of blurred guitars and winds, translucent fabrics that reveal... Read More »

Global Citizen : World of Tomorrow

Global Citizen : World of Tomorrow

. Global Citizen World of Tomorrow label: Sweetstuff Media ref: Sweet 011 year: 2002   players: Scott Prato, Chris Morrow, Cliff Ferdon, Bonnie Kane, Tim Byrnes Collective project encompasing instrumental free-jazz, 50’s science- fiction electronic tehereminesque sound-tracks, tapes of concrete materials, progressive hard-rock and instrument processing in real time. A calleidoscopic ble... Read More »

Anthony Braxton Ninetet (Yoshi’s) 1997 : Composition N.207/C

Anthony Braxton Ninetet (Yoshi’s) 1997 : Composition N.207/C

. Composition N.207/Composition N.208 Anthony Braxton Ninetet (Yoshi’s) 1997 label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 343/344 year: 2002   players: Anthony Braxton, Brandon Evans, James Fei, Jackson Moore, Andre Vida, J.D. Parran, Kevin O’ Neill, Joe Fonda, Kevin Norton. Faithful to cellular symetric atonal developments this CD presents a larger line-up. The absolute logic of the constructio... Read More »

Ivo Perelman/Louis Sclavis : The Ventriloquist

Ivo Perelman/Louis Sclavis : The Ventriloquist

. The Ventriloquist Ivo Perelman/Louis Sclavis label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 345 year:2002   players: Ivo Perelman, Louis Sclavis, Paul Rogers, Ramon Lopz, Christine Wodrascka Game of linguistic definition among players, faders movig along continuums in which abstract noise dialogates with idiomatic instances. Space is nevertheless distributed according to stage front-back conventions if blur... Read More »

John Wolf Brennan : Flgel

John Wolf Brennan : Flgel

. John Wolf Brennan Flgel label: Creative Works Records ref: CW 1037 year: 2002   players: John Wolf Brennan The intimacy of a diary, domestic, quotidian, illustrates considerations upon themes in which retrieval is a foremost feature. The instrumental approach is interrupted from time to time to include recorded sounds which contribute to enliven the materials. Extended techniques illustrati... Read More »

Jakob Draminsky Hojmark : For the Birds

Jakob Draminsky Hojmark : For the Birds

. Jakob Draminsky Hojmark For the Birds label: Multisounds ref: MSCD05 year: 2002   players: Jacob Draminsky, Pascal Comelade, Mark Cunningham, Nuno Rebelo, Eduard Altaba, Quico Samso… Timbre characterizes the various atmospheres recreated. Ethnic influences of various extraction and assorted tunes featured in a series of compositions spreading over a decade. Interest in acoustic approa... Read More »

Alessandro Bosetti, Gunter Christmann : Parla

Alessandro Bosetti, Gunter Christmann : Parla

Alessandro Bosetti, Gunter Christmann Parla label: Nat Nat ref: Nat Nat 03 year:2002   players: Alessandro Bosetti, Gunter Christmann Free improvisation duo. Varying linguistic instances ilustrate a shared itinerary: mimetic stances -encompassing a common realm in which timbric affinity may lead to identification- progressively give way to a game of contraries -the electronic influence reveal... Read More »

Fred Frith : Gravity

Fred Frith : Gravity

Fred Frith Gravity label: RerR Megacorp ref: ReR/FRO 01 year: 1980/2002   players: Fred Frith, Lars Hollmer, Eino Haapala, Marc Hollander, Hans Bruniusson, Dave Newhouse, Paul Sears, Billy Swann Document illustrating an aesthetic change between the 70s and 80s. Developmental progressive constructions, linear counterpoint, concern with additive rhythmic patterns, blends of electric and acousti... Read More »

Agusti Fernandez : 1 is not 1

Agusti Fernandez : 1 is not 1

Agusti Fernandez 1 is not 1 label: New Contemporary Music ref: NCM 8 year: 1998   players: Agusti Fernandez Identity between content and expression, outward construction from a central idea. Piano preparation and extended techniques. Percussive approach to the instrument where intervals -rhythmic, melodic- are carefully crafted. Real time orientation biased towards the visceral rather than re... Read More »

A. Bosetti, C. Calcagnile, F. Puglisi : 19/11/2000

A. Bosetti, C. Calcagnile, F. Puglisi : 19/11/2000

. A. Bosetti, C. Calcagnile, F. Puglisi 19/11/2000 label: Bassesferec ref: BS 007 year: 2002   players: Alessandro Bosetti, Cristian Calcagnile, Fabrizio Puglisi Acoustic trio improvisation situated in the crossroads between various ways: wide variety of resources, from freejazz to contemporary through hardcore or concrete (in the listening). The transcendence of instrumental outlook clearly ... Read More »

Roger Reynolds : All known all white

Roger Reynolds : All known all white

. Roger Reynolds All known all white label: Pogus ref: P 21025-2 year: 2002   players: Roger Reynolds, Karen Reynolds, Paul Chihara, Alan Johnson, Lin Barron, Edwin Harkins, Cecil Litle, Daryl Pratt, Yuji Takahashi The reissuing of compositions -mix of improvisation, multimedia and tape- concentrated in researching interaction between tape materials and real time brings forward consideration ... Read More »

Alain Basso : Ab irato

Alain Basso : Ab irato

. Alain Basso Ab irato label: Collectif & Cie ref: C&C mg 01 year: 2002   players: Alain Basso Compositions based both in concrete field recordings and acoustic experimental approaches of a more abstract kind -chaotic patterns generated by means of oscillators are displayed in persistent stances which relentlessly unfold without change once the pattern is started- whereas some of the ... Read More »

Victor Nubla : Hammerhead: The secret journey…

Victor Nubla : Hammerhead: The secret journey…

Victor Nubla Hammerhead: The secret journey… label: Testing Ground ref: TEST006 year: 2001   players: Victor Nubla Composition created through materials of diverse extraction: instrumental performances and fragments of recordings embeded within an aesthetics in which literal identification of means and result occurs, resulting in a static effect achieved through the means employed. Comp... Read More »

Arthur : Man

Arthur : Man

Arthur Man label: Les Disques du Soleil ref: DSA 54074 year: 2001   players: Franois Biyikli, Charles-eric Charrier Various resources -from field recordings to instrumental renderings or ruidist passages- displayed in song-form tracks interpreted from a concern with instrumental performance. Striking contrast in the choice of materials. Diversos recursos -desde grabaciones de campo hasta ejec... Read More »

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