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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 ...

Wandelweiser: Ockeghem Octets

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Between “dedekind duos" (2003) and “ihwe tunings for twenty" (2005), Wandelweiser co-founder Antoine Beuger wrote a series of pieces for groupings of all sizes from two members up to twenty, the scores being published by Wandelweiser. In each piece, the musicians softly play long, sustained notes designated in the score, with the ebbing and flowing tones ...

Morton Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

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"Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello" (often abbreviated to “PVVC") was Morton Feldman's final composition, receiving its premiere on July 4th 1987, less than two months before the composer's death from pancreatic cancer on September 3rd. This recording of the piece dates from January 2017 at Henry Wood Hall, where it was recorded by Simon Reynell. The quartet ...


Another Timbre’s Canadian Composers Series

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In 2015, Simon Reynell, Another Timbre's proprietor, realised he was talking independently to three Canadian composers about producing discs of their music; as a result, the idea of producing a Canadian series emerged. In mid-2016, as part of its “Violin + 1" series, the label released Dirt Road by one of the three, the New York-born, ...


Dante Boon / Jürg Frey: Clarinet (& Piano)

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Without doing an actual count of how many Another Timbre releases feature members of the Wandelweiser group, it is safe to say that they crop up regularly on the label both as composers and performers, with such names as Jürg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro, Johnny Chang and Eva Maria Houben peppering the label's credits--not just ...


John Tilbury, John Lely, Dirar Kalash, Christian Wolff: Seaside

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Bearing catalogue number at100, Seaside marks another important milestone for Another Timbre--the one hundredth release on the label's main imprint, some nine years after its first releases. To mark the event, Simon Reynell has issued music of which he is particularly proud, played by John Tilbury, John Lely on electronics and the Palestine-born, Hague resident Dirar ...

Cristián Alvear: Guitarist, Alone

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Leaving aside Jürg Frey's impressive contributions as a clarinetist, this two-CD set joins an already impressive list of Another Timbre releases featuring Frey as composer; these include Circles and Landscapes (2015), six solo piano pieces played by Philip Thomas, Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014 (2015), a double CD of Frey compositions played by his own Ensemble ...

Another Timbre’s Violin +1 Series

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In common with many other labels, Another Timbre is in the habit of releasing its CDs in batches, usually four at a time. Occasionally these batches have an overarching theme linking them, such as its “Silence and After" or “Berlin" Series. The label's latest batch is one such, bearing the title “Violin + 1," because the ...

Philip Thomas / Jürg Frey: Circles and Landscapes

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When the Swiss clarinetist and composer Jürg Frey was celebrated as Composer in Residence at the 2015 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, pianist Philip Thomas wrote of him, “Jürg Frey the composer is inseparable from Jürg Frey the composer. To understand his music is to know that underlying each event, each phrase, each rest, each relationship, is ...

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 ...