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Ernstalbrecht Stiebler : Unisouno Diviso

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler : Unisouno Diviso

  Ernstalbrecht Stiebler Unisouno Diviso label: World Edition ref: World Edition 0007 year: 2000 players: Various As a result from an early involvement in serial music this author developed a reactive if not altogether unrelated stance. Like waves, the various instruments constantly overlap one another. Emphasis is placed on continuity rather than change and various drone forms pervade the wh... Read More »

Where We Were : Shadows of Liverpool

Where We Were : Shadows of Liverpool

  Where We Were Shadows of Liverpool label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 407 year: 2004 players: Caroline Kraabel, Phil Hargreaves. A series of improvisations by two saxophones recorded in various acoustic locations in the city of Liverpool. Background noise is introduced as an element that interacts with their playing. Architectural spaces also provide a strong feedback, allowing the reeds to expl... Read More »

Maria de Alvear : World

Maria de Alvear : World

  Maria de Alvear World label: World Edition ref: MAWE 1999 year: 1999 players: Petr Kotik, Hildegard Kleeb, Joseph Kubera, Orchestra of the S.E.M Ensemble This composition for two pianos and orchestra is concerned with using open musical, repetitive structures by the interpreters as a means of communication and contemplation. The music also is an attempt to help the audience enter a ?world? ... Read More »

Vinny Golia : A gift for the unusual

Vinny Golia : A gift for the unusual

  Vinny Golia A gift for the unusual label: Nine Winds ref: NWCD0239 year: 2004 players: Vinny Golia, Michael Pierre Vlatkovitch, Bill Casale, Wayne Peet, Jessica Catron, Bill Barrett. A series of compositions centered round extreme low frequencies. The choice of instruments -tubax (a new version of contrabass saxophone), trombone, double-bass- serves to illustrate the concern announced in th... Read More »

Antonio Murga : III Repblica, vol. 2

  Antonio Murga III Repblica, vol. 2 label: Smellin? cat ref: Smellin? cat 2004 year: 2004 players: Antonio Murga Yet another release by this prolific musician, this time deeply immersed in an outcry about current political, local issues. The materials of this mini-Cd instance Murga?s favorite music box, low-fi pop music along with mass media collages and statements by well known local politi... Read More »

Various : Electroacoustic Miniatures International Contest

Various : Electroacoustic Miniatures International Contest

  Various Electroacoustic Miniatures International Contest label: Confluencias Festival ref: Confluencias 2003 year: 2003 players: Various A series of electroacoustic miniatures display various techniques and concerns: the use of human voice as a vehicle for text or endlessly transformed sound source; processing of acoustic instruments by means of sophisticated electronic processes; or purely... Read More »

Thembi Soddell : Intimacy

Thembi Soddell : Intimacy

  Thembi Soddell Intimacy label: Cajid Media ref: Cajid CD 001 year: 2004 players: Thembi Soddell Within a mysteriously empty envelope, the tracks of the album propose a threshold experience. Audible limits are explored by means of electronically processed environmental materials concerned with volume. Dense flows of layered, texturally oriented sound weave in and out of this barely discernib... Read More »

Adler/Chauncy/Lloyd/ Palmer/Wachsmann : Apparitions

Adler/Chauncy/Lloyd/ Palmer/Wachsmann : Apparitions

  Adler/Chauncy/Lloyd/ Palmer/Wachsmann Apparitions label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 408 year: 2004 players: Stan Adler, Paul Chauncy, Jon Lloyd, Rob Palmer, Philipp Wachsmann A meeting around an empty space. The interactive arena becomes a place for subtle, meager interplay. Musicians contribute in a contained, economical manner. And the result allows us to see through it: as ice-cubes in a gla... Read More »

Erbe/Mann/Polansky/ Repetto/Wolff : Trios

Erbe/Mann/Polansky/ Repetto/Wolff : Trios

  Erbe/Mann/Polansky/ Repetto/Wolff Trios label: Pogus productions ref: Pogus P21031-2 year: 1998 players: Tom Erbe, Chris Mann, Larry Polansky, Douglas Repetto, Christian Wolff. The process of recording, processing and editing becomes part of music making. Various levels run simultaneously: speech, acoustic or electric instruments, electronics, real time sound processing, recording and back ... Read More »

Less of five : Acrobati folli e innamorati

Less of five : Acrobati folli e innamorati

  Less of five Acrobati folli e innamorati label: Nine Winds ref: NWCD0244 year: 2002 players: Giorgio Occhipinti, Olivia Bignardi, Giuseppe Guarrella, Antonio Moncada. A streak discovered and followed. A beautiful compositional work for acoustic jazz quartet, explores the outskirts of language. Instruments are blended in a shared, group task, their playing slowly discovering ways of instanci... Read More »