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Toca Loca . SHED

Toca Loca . SHED

This piece was written for Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, a happily married piano duo. The composer was inspired by their sharing – a piano, a life. “I wanted those four hands to be as close as possible…holding the keys silently so that when the other notes are played, suddenly those silent keys start ringing…if another duo wanted to play this piece, they wouldn’t necessarily need to be ... Read More »

Lasse Marhaug & Lezet : The Shape Of Rock To Come Revisited

Lasse Marhaug & Lezet : The Shape Of Rock To Come Revisited

Armed with enthusiasm and patience MrMarhaug relentlessly performed and recorded honing his skills and becoming a unique voice in contemporary music.He keeps an open mind to its heights and celebrates its genuine side.According to him, speaking in noise is not speaking in tongues, but “a celebration”. Having heard the stunning “The Shape of Rock to Come” album for the first... Read More »

strøm : shunt

strøm : shunt

strøm are Gaudenz Badrutt, pianist and electronic musician (*1972) and Christian Müller (*1971), clarinettist and electronic musician. Under the name of strøm the two artists from Biel mix since 2001 various ingredients: free improvisation with conceptual music, contemporary music ideas with free jazz explosions, down to earth, drifty energy with spherical sound. The duo mixes electro-acoustic ... Read More »

essl.burger : live!

essl.burger : live!

As a netlabel, we’ve always been worried about bringing music with an ascending quality to people, although some our releases seem a bit controversial, since we try to get as much diversity as possible. This month, we can say that we are extremely proud to release Karlheinz Essl’s and Klaus Burger’s duo ESSL.BURGER. Not only because Karlheinz Essl is one of the most relevant figu... Read More »

Pirx: Deleted Scenes

Pirx: Deleted Scenes

” […] The music that Marion Wörle and Maciej Sledziecki make under the name PIRX makes bold steps into the unknown and moves within this area so naturally and assuredly that it is hardly possible to trace them in words. Whether there are even clearly defined criteria for what makes good music is probably the wrong question. Yet if one landmark of good music is that has to listen to it... Read More »

Ellen Burr : Duos

Ellen Burr : Duos

  Ellen Burr Duos label: PfMentum ref: PFMCD 034 year: 2006 players: Ellen Burr: Flutes, Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon, Jeanette Kangas: Percussion, Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Steuart Liebig: Contrabass Guitar Suite of chamber pieces for acoustic/prepared instrumens featuring an approach to improvisation and interaction through graphic scores woven around contemporary music concerns and phrased in a s... Read More »