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Antoine Beuger: 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 ...

Cristián Alvear, Seijiro Murayama: Karoujite

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Before coming together in this duo, the Chilean acoustic guitarist Cristián Alvear and the Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama were both well-established Potlatch artists. Alvear has built a reputation as a performer of compositions by Wandelweiser members such as Jürg Frey and Antoine Beuger, as exemplified by his fine album of Michael Pisaro pieces Melody, Silence (Potlatch, ...

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Another Timbre’s Berlin Series goes from strength to strength

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Another Timbre's Berlin Series began slowly and gathered momentum gradually. The first issue in the series appeared in spring 2013 and set a pattern for the series by being split between two of the city's fine duos--Michael Thieke/Olivier Toulemonde and Lucio Capece/Jamie Drouin. Despite that volume garnering considerable praise, the second one did not appear until ...

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INSUB Records Arrives

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Since 2006, the Geneva-based Insubordinations label has issued over sixty albums dedicated to experimental, improvised, electroacoustic and composed music, all of which remain freely downloadable under creative commons license. Now the label has launched an innovative new imprint, INSUB records, with two impressive releases. Strangely, the concept of the new venture is at odds with the ...

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Three New Another Timbre Releases

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As it approaches its sixth birthday, the Another Timbre label is into an exciting period of consolidation and development, building on the foundations laid down in its first five years. The label's latest releases are evidence of this, as all three of them feature musicians who have already made significant contributions to the Another Timbre catalogue. ...

Antoine Beuger, Jurg Frey: Dedalus

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Dutch flautist Antoine Beuger and Swiss clarinetist Jürg Frey are two of the leading lights of the highly influential Wandelweiser group, whose music (according to another key member, Radu Malfatti) is about “the evaluation and integration of silence(s) rather than an ongoing carpet of never-ending sounds." Dedalus features two compositions by Beuger and one by Frey, ...


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