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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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Insub Meta Orchestra: Choices and Melodies

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Switzerland's Insub Meta Orchestra (IMO) opted to release their fourth album, 13 and 27, on the UK-based Another Timbre label instead of the INSUB label that had issued their first three recordings. Now, with their fifth, Choices and Melodies, they have reverted to INSUB. The music on 13 and 27 consisted of two compositions ...

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Magnus Granberg: Nattens Skogar – version for four players

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Before this release, Magnus Granberg's music had only been issued on Another Timbre, a total of five albums mainly featuring the large ensemble Skogen in which the composer plays piano or clarinet. On the most recent of those albums, 2015's How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?, a tentet playing baroque instruments included ...

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Two contrasting releases from Stefan Thut

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Swiss composer and cellist Stefan Thut was born in 1968. Trained at the Lucerne Conservatory then at Boston University School of Music, he is now based in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. After experiences in new and experimental music, improvisation and noise he started composing, writing scores.

A member of the Wandelweiser group, as ...

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Christophe Berthet - Vinz Vonlanthen - Cyril Bondi: Silo

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Un altro interessante nome si aggiunge al nutrito roster di musicisti avant della Leo Records. Il chitarrista svizzero Vinz Vonlanthen è uno di quei personaggi che estrae dalla sua sei corde suoni di tutti i tipi utilizzando un ampio repertorio di tecniche estese pur mantenendo un chiaro codice di riferimento per l'ascoltatore, ricco di atmosfere e ...

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Plaistow: The Crow

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I Plaistow costituiscono un trio visionario la cui musica sfugge alle classiche griglie interpretative del jazz. Il loro è un esperimento di notevole spessore, volto a fare interagire le tre distinte anime dei musicisti. Ne scaturisce una musica estremamente flessibile che si sviluppa attraverso l'incontro/scontro tra pulsazione jazzistica e drive rockettaro proiettati in una spazialità aspra ed acida rinvigorita ...