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Four releases on Another Timbre from a "wonderfully fertile grey area"

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Just after he had launched his Another Timbre label, in late 2007, Simon Reynell said, “I've been a fan of contemporary music since my late teens. I first got into it through the classical end— Stockhausen, Nono, Berio, Cage—but soon discovered free improvisation. I was always more drawn to improvisation which, to my ears at least, connected more to contemporary classical music than free jazz. My interest in contemporary classical music has continued alongside my passion for improv, so I ...

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Apartment House: Joseph Kudirka: Beauty and Industry

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Joseph Kudirka is a Michigan-born composer who studied at Northwestern University--where he met Michael Pisaro who was teaching there at the time--before following Pisaro to California Institute of the Arts, and then crossing the Atlantic to study for his PhD at Huddersfield University. Prior to composing, Kudirka's own musical history was as a bassist in local youth orchestras and bands. This album consists of recordings of eight Kudirka compositions dating from the years 2005 to 2011. They are exquisitely played ...


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