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Federico Pozzer: Breaths

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The Italian-born pianist and composer Federico Pozzer previously recorded as a member of the groups Sitting Bull and Falga, composing pieces for the latter. Breaths is the first release to spotlight his compositions. Having learned piano from the age of 8, getting into improvised music at 15, Pozzer moved to Holland in 2013, got into the ...

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Catherine Lamb: Point / Wave

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An indication of Catherine Lamb's versatility is that her last Another Timbre appearance was on Viola Torros (2018) in the company of fellow violist Johnny Chang, the two playing music by and for the eponymous enigmatic female musician who was born sometime in the late Vedic period, somewhere in the Indus valley region. In contrast, Lamb's ...

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Cyril Bondi, Pierre-Yves Martel, Christoph Schiller, Angharad Davies: Awirë

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In 2017, Switzerland's Cyril Bondi, German Christoph Schiller and Montreal-based Pierre-Yves Martel came together as the trio Tse (which means “here" in a Swiss mountain dialect) with Bondi playing harmonium and pitch pipes, Schiller spinet, and Martel on viola da gamba. Despite the early musical instruments, extemporization plays its part, as all three players are experienced ...

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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, ...

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Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang: Viola Torros

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The title of this two-CD set, Viola Torros, refers to an enigmatic female musician from the late Vedic period who was born somewhere in the Indus valley region, before roaming far and wide. (Those keen to know more about her are best directed here.) Johnny Chang and Catherine Lamb have researched and collected fragments of Torros' ...

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Two major releases from Ferran Fages

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The Barcelona-born guitarist, turntablist, electronicist, improviser and composer Ferran Fages has been releasing albums since the turn of the millennium. If his profile has not been as high as it might have been that may be because many of those albums have not been credited to him but to ensembles of which he is a member ...

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Another Timbre completes its Canadian Composers Series

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In the spring of 2017, Another Timbre released the first five recordings of a ten-disc series dedicated to Canadian composers. The discs were accompanied by a booklet that contained interviews with each of the eight composers (eight not ten, because two of the composers have two discs each in the series). It demonstrated that the eight ...

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Magnus Granberg: Es schwindelt mir, es brennt mein Eingeweide

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In recent years Magnus Granberg has become so prevalent that it is surprising to note his first CD did not come out until 2008, a limited-edition release with the ensemble Skogen. After a stuttering start, recordings came regularly after his first Another Timbre recording, Ist Gefallen in Den Schnee (2012), attracted glowing reviews. Now, Es schwindelt ...

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Jurg Frey & Magnus Granberg: Early to Late

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Jürg Frey and Magnus Granberg are two of the musicians who feature most frequently in the Another Timbre catalogue. So, when the label commissioned two new works in 2015, it was no surprise that they were the chosen composers. Performed by Ensemble Grizzana, including a stellar line-up of AT regulars alongside Frey and Granberg themselves, the ...

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Another Timbre Celebrates Its First Decade

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Another Timbre's autumn 2017 batch of albums is highly significant for the label and its proprietor, Simon Reynell. The four recordings came out almost exactly a decade after the label's first release in November 2007. These new releases take the label's tally of released discs past 150, a formidable ten-year total that would be the envy ...