Subcategories

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Posted By: Designol
Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.

John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anthrax (1971) [Remastered 2008]

Posted By: Andi_Deris
John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anthrax (1971) [Remastered 2008]

John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anthrax (1971) [Remastered 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 82 Mb | Scans | Time: 33:35
Wounded Bird Records | WOU 131
Rock, Art Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental

Church of Anthrax is a collaborative studio album by musicians John Cale and Terry Riley. It was released in February 1971 by record label Columbia, nearly a year after the material was recorded; in fact, it was recorded prior to Cale's solo debut Vintage Violence. This album marks a cross-pollination. Cale may have been returning to his Minimalist roots, but he still had the sound of VU’s white noise ringing in his ears and as a consequence managed to produce a brilliantly messy, repetitious rock record.

John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}

Posted By: ruskaval
John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}

John Zorn - Commedia Dell’Arte (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8347}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 178 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 525 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8347 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Jazz / Modern Classical / Modern Jazz / Improvisation

A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell’arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouch, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn’s finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over 20 of New York’s greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

Posted By: ruskaval
John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}

John Zorn & Eric Friedlander - Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 (2007) {Tzadik TZ 7363}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Tzadik | TZ 7363 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Modern Classical / Cello

Volume 8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here and in Europe with his own bands Topaz, Broken Arm and Grains of Paradise. Stepping out in a special solo project, Erik shows off his remarkable technique in ten compositions from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. This is Erik at his best. Rich, romantic, gripping music to both challenge and soothe the savage beast.

Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Posted By: Designol
Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)
Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; Michael Riesman, keyboards

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0073 | Time: 01:04:35

30 years after Philip Glass’ debut record the new music ensemble Signal asked Philip Glass Ensemble music director Michael Riesman to arrange the classic album “Glassworks” for live performance. The concert took place at the New York venue, Poisson Lubman in April 2010. This CD features a new recording of the entire score, paired with a riveting performance of “Music in Similar Motion”.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Naxos | # 8.559773 | Time: 01:02:50

This first volume of John Cage’s complete works for flute spans a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935—deft studies in chromatic writing—to the 1984 Ryoanji, which involves the use of pre-recorded flutes and percussion with resultant diverse and intricate textures. Two is the first of Cage’s important ‘number’ series and is edgily ruminative, while Music for Two, written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental ‘parts without scores’ provided by the composer, is heard in an arrangement described by Katrin Zenz as a ‘new piece for flute and piano’.

Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CDs

Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 541 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 01:42:05
Soundtracks, Modern Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental | Label: Ipecac | # IPC66

This two-disc anthology assembled by Mike Patton is, after the spaghetti Western soundtracks and themes, essential Morricone. Never has his music from the strange films he scored in the 1960s and '70s been showcased in such an original and powerful way. Patton has looked closely into the experimental nature of the maestro and found plenty here to offer as well as to crow about. Many of the scores he chose from would be known only to cineastes of minor and obscure Italian films. Yet, Patton understood that Morricone loved his own process and treated crime and exploitation flicks like L'Anticristo and Forza G with the same delightful sense of adventure that he approached The Godfather and The Mission with. Here, all manner of strangeness is on offer: from psychedelic guitars and tripped-out wordless vocals to sitars, layers and layers of percussion, acid-drenched strings, an Echoplexed celeste, toy pianos, psychotic operatic voices in chorus, and more.

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)

Posted By: Designol
Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)
Arvo Pärt - Andrei Volkonsky - Vitaly Godziatsky - Kuldar Sink
Valentin Silvestrov - Tigran Mansurian - Edison Denisov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Solyd | # SLR 0333 | Time: 01:08:51

"This compact disc presents all the studio recordings that remain from a time when, as a twenty-five year old champion of the avant-garde, I had to seek for every possible occasion of playing the new works of our composers. In those days, they were hounded and ripped apart by ideological critics; now they are recognized as the masters of new music. Audiences today need to realize with how much excitement and trust people discovered and took over the new currents seeping in from Europe through the Iron Curtain. These works represent and symbolize a marvelous epoch of friendship, a time when we came to know new horizons and discovered ourselves in the Soviet Union's huge, heterogeneous spaces." (Alexei Lubimov. May 2003)

VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)
Gregor Schwellenbach; Erol Sarp; Daniel Brandt; Paul Frick
John Kameel Farah; Hauschka; Lukas Vogel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Film Recordings | # CD002 | Time: 00:42:04

"After the widely noticed performance at the „Acht Brücken Festival 2016” at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of „Grandbrothers“), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (both of "Brandt Brauer Frick") and John Kameel Farah will be releasing their interpretation of Steve Reich’s "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich’s composition but still far more than just that – it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy b-side opposed to Reich’s composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbach’s assumption: "Especially Terry Riley’s and Steve Reich’s music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience".

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)

Posted By: Designol
S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: frozen reeds | # fr6 | Time: 01:12:35

This is the première release of Julius Eastman’s Femenine, for chamber ensemble. It is also the work’s only known recording, documenting a 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble (with the composer on piano) which has lain unheard for decades. The music of Julius Eastman (1940-1990) is enjoying an on-going period of rediscovery. Known best in the past for his work with figures like Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Russell and Meredith Monk, today his own formidable compositions draw increasing admiration. Joyous, insistent, and immersive, Femenine bathes the listener in surges of tonal colour from intertwining winds, piano, violin, pitched percussion, synthesizer and – uniquely – the composer’s own invention of mechanised sleigh bells, which provide the 72-minute piece with its characteristic pulse. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach, who is co-editor of Gay Guerrilla, the recently released collection of essays on Eastman’s life and music.

Best Internet Links

Posted By: Alex

John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}

Posted By: ruskaval
John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}

John Zorn - Kristallnacht (1995) {Tzadik TZ 7301}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Tzadik | TZ 7301 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Klezmer / Noise / Modern Composition

Recorded in 1993, Kristallnacht is Zorn's most powerful and unforgettable composition. This premiere work of Radical Jewish Culture features a virtuoso ensemble of creative Jewish musicians. Seven movements tell the story of the Jewish experience, survival through the Holocaust, the building of a Jewish state, diaspora Jewry and its attraction and resistance to assimilation, the rise of Jewish nationalism and the ultimate problems of fanatical religious fundamentalism. Seemlessly combining 12 tone classical composition, improvisation, noise and klezmer, this is a work not to be missed by anyone interested in new trends in modern music.

Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}

Posted By: ruskaval
Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}

Arvo Part - Passacaglia - The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project (2015) {Naive V 5425}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 315 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Naive | V 5425
Classical / Choral / Concerto / Post Modern / Contemporary Classical

This fourth volume in the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project series is a tribute to his close friend and countryman composer Arvo Pärt, one of the most emblematic figures in contemporary music, to mark the celebration of his 80th birthday. Constantly inspired by pioneering, thrilling and exhilarating ideas, American-Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi has gathered works spanning 40 years of Pärt’s compositions, as a culmination of of years of collaboration, musical exploration and spiritual connection.

Tomasz Sikorski, Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)

Posted By: Designol
Tomasz Sikorski, Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)

Tomasz Sikorski | Julius Eastman - Unchained (2014)
pianos: Lutosławski Piano Duo, Joanna Duda, Mischa Kozłowski

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Piano, Minimalism | Label: Bôłt | # BR 1026 | Time: 01:07:17

Unchained unites the work of two, at-first, seemingly disparate composers, Polands Tomasz Sikorski and the African-American Julius Eastman. However, both died age 49, Sikorski in 1988, Eastman in 1990, both led troubled lives that spiraled out of control, both are experiencing posthumous rediscovery and, most importantly, musically both can placed, albeit with different methodologies, in the minimalist camp. The titling of the works in Eastmans case are confronting, the music less so. Played by the Lutosawski Piano Duo (Emilia Sitarz and Bartek Wasik), Joanna Duda and Mischa Kozlowski.

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Posted By: Designol
Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Electra Nonesuch | # 7559-79253-2 | 00:21:26

During the rehearsals for the string quartet version of "White Man Sleeps," a strong artistic bond developed between the work's performers, the renowned Kronos Quartet, and its composer, Kevin Volans. This led Kronos to commission a second-string quartet from Volans, especially written for the musicians. Like "White Man Sleeps," it is a stunning piece of music, recommended to every world music lover who wants to cross the bridge to contemporary, modern music. The work comes in three movements, each one with a different character. Most remarkably are the Ethiopian influences in the beginning bars of the first movement (compare this motive with the vocal style of the distinguished Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke) and the joyous Southern African dance-like motive featuring after the more contemplative opening of the second movement. The slightly melancholic song-like structure of the short third movement draws the work to a close.