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""String Quartet No.5 "before the universe was born", op. 89" (1990-95). "'Piano Sonata No.5 "settle your dust, this is the primal identity", op. 106" (2003) "Piano Sonata No.2 "being and non-being create each other", op.82" (1991) The first volume in a projected series ...
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audio dvd 5.1 surround sound"The first recording of his 32-minute grand cantata 'La Nascita del Verbo.' Steeped in chromaticism, with hints of Scriabin and a sea of percussion, 'Nascita' boasts a vast double fugue and a forty-seven voice canon in twelve keys. One of ...
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""Carbon Copies" (1989) for recordings "of any indoor or outdoor environment" and instrument. "Risonanza" (1982) for resonant objects and optional electronics. "Music for Pure Waves, Bass Drums and Acoustic Pendulums" (1980). "Broken Line" (2006) for flute, piano & ...
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"Luciano Berio greatly enriched the repertoire for solo instruments and voice with his series of sixteen Sequenzas and works such as 'Psy,' 'Gesti,' 'Rounds' and 'Fa-Si.' Written between 1958 and 2002 and spanning almost five decades of Berio's creative career, these ...
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"'Ici-bas' (2009) for ensemble & electronic sound. Hyperion Ensemble with members of Talea and the Bergersen Quartet. Tim Hodgkinson, conductor. 'Ulaaraar' (2005) for bass clarinet & strings. Tim Hodgkinson, bass clarinet and conductor. Ioan Marius Lacraru, Cornelia ...
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"The Works for Percussion 3. D'Arcy Philip Gray, percussion & bass guitar. 'Composed Improvisation' (1990) for bass guitar, snare drum & one-sided drum, 'Child of Tree' (1975) for amplified plant materials. 'One4' (1990) for solo drummer. Composed Improvisation' (1990) ...
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"Stockhausen's early percussion music is among the most visionary of the percussion repertoire. This unique collection features some works which are almost impossible to find elsewhere. 'Zyklus' (1959) was not only a novel composition in terms of its treatment of time ...
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"In 1984, I returned to Brazil, deciding to travel the coast, closest to the ocean, from Salvador, Bahia, to as far north as I could get in the time I had. That turned out to be Natal, 1000km away. I was the sole film crew, carrying the camera bag and tripod, loading ...
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"Ulrich Krieger follows up his successful A Cage of Saxophones 1 volume with the second installment of Cage works for saxophone(s), spanning a period of over 50 years. For this volume, Krieger combines works specifically composed for saxophone with works of no specified ...
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"Gran Torso" (1972), "Reigen seliger Geister" (1989), "Grido" (2000-01). "The JACK Quartet follow up their acclaimed, best selling release of Iannis Xenakis' complete string quartets (mode 209) with a disc devoted to another iconoclastic European composer, Helmut ...
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"This disc collects all of Wolff's large body of works for the bass, including a piece for solo electric bass guitar. Two of the works were written specifically for Robert Black, who prepared these pieces with Wolff. The composer attended all of the recordings sessions. ...
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""Third Construction" (1941) for percussion quartet. "Second Construction" (1940) for percussion quartet. "First Construction [in Metal]" (1939) for percussion sextet, with assistant. "Trio" (1936). "Quartet" (1935), "Living Room Music" (1940) for percussion & speech ...
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repress w/ printed cd-r "Sounds electronically derived from the resonant characteristics of physical materials. First version (1968), a sound-score for Merce Cunningham's dance work of the same name, established a means of sound transformations without the use of ...
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"FIRST RECORDINGS to use the actual 1930s Test Tone records and variable-speed turntables as specified in the score. "Credo In US" (1942) [1st version - Shostakovich], "Imaginary Landscape No. 1" (1939). "Imaginary Landscape No. 2" (1941). "Imaginary Landscape No. 3" ...
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"The expansive length of FELDMAN's trio (1980) (105 min. 22 sec) requires a new approach to listening, which takes scale, the physical experience of sound, and novel uses of musical memory into consideration. With his delicate manipulation of musical materials, FELDMAN ...
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PLAYS XENAKIS 'PSAPPHA', MORTON FELDMAN 'THE KING OF DENMARK', JOHN CAGE 'MUSIC FOR FOUR', NILS VIGELAND 'PROGRESS', PER NORGARD 'WAVES' & HENRY MANCINI 'THEME FROM PETER GUNN'
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"'Treatise' (1963-67). For any number of musicians with any instruments, may be performed whole or in part. The QUaX Ensemble, directed by Petr Kotik. Live recording from Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1967. This performance of Cardew's monumental 193-page graphic score ...
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"According to Xenakis' program notes, the title also referred to the 'current youth movements' -- 1968 was a significant year in modern social history -- and to his utopian vision of the upcoming 'biological struggle between generations unfurling all over the planet, ...
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Voxnova performs Native American songs and works influenced by that music by Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN: In the Sky I am Walking; Pascal DUSAPIN: Red Rock.
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Performed by the percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, directed by Steven Schick. "The first complete set of Xenakis' percussion ensemble, percussion duos, and solo percussion works. As Steven Schick states in his comprehensive essay accompanying this set, Xenakis was ...
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Performed by Stephen Clarke, piano. "Mode's Scelsi Edition continues with the second volume devoted to his piano works, consisting of two works from different periods in Scelsi's oeuvre. 'The Suite No. 2' is one of the earliest of Scelsi's published piano works. A ...
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MODE143 | MODE

"Volume 2 in Mode's Scelsi Edition presents three of his rarely heard and recorded orchestral works, vividly captured in outstanding sound. Hymnos (1963) for large orchestra, Hurqualia (1960) for large orchestra, Konx-Om-Pax (1968) for large orchestra & choir, Canti del ...
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"French composer Alain Bancquart (b.l 934) is one of the leading composers of microtonal music in Europe. Labyrinthe du Minotaur explores the myth of the Minotaur and the labyrinth. This large scale piece constantly delves into microtonal and harmonic relationships ...
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