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Downloads at Bandcamp
Downloads of all Another Timbre CDs are available from Bandcamp here
Releases, February 2022
Sales to EU countries
New customs regulations are being enforced in some EU countries, meanng that some CD orders from the UK are incurring extra charges. The majority of our packets are getting through ok without extra customs charges, but this isn’t guaranteed. If you live in the European Union and are worried about possible customs charges, you can avoid them by ordering our CDs from our European distributor Soundohm, who stock most of our discs.
You can order our CDs from Soundohm’s website here
at185 Mark Ellestad ‘Discreet Angel’
3 pieces by the Canadian composer Mark Ellestad, a contemporary of Martin Arnold and Linda Catlin Smith, but who stopped composing in the mid-90’s. His unique and beautiful music is now being rediscovered, with new interpretations by Apartment House and guitarist Cristian Alvear.
at184 Kunsu Shim ‘LUFT.INNERES’
Kunsu Shim is a Korean composer living in Germany. His soft, whispering music has quietly built up a devoted following. ‘LUFT.INNERES’ contains four chamber works for strings, wonderfully played by the Luna Quartet, along with 6 short pieces written for Kunsu by composer friends.
at187 Eva-Maria Houben ‘together on the way’
Eva-Maria Houben joins forces with the much-praised GBSR duo (Siwan Rhys and George Barton) to produce a brooding and compelling 67-minute piece for pipe organ, piano and percussion. Recorded at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2021.
at188 Magnus Granberg & Skogen
‘How Lonely Sits the City?’
Magnus Granberg and his group Skogen continue to produce distinctive, haunting music of the highest quality. ‘How Lonely Sits the City?’ was recorded during the Covid pandemic, and its mood of fragile, anxious melancholy is a fitting reflection that strange and disconcerting year.
at186 Gabriel Paiuk ‘Adjacent Sound’
An Argentine composer, now living in Europe, Gabriel Paiuk writes music that creates its own uncanny soundworld. The title of the first piece, ‘The Construction of an Imaginary Acoustic Space’, speaks to the concerns of all 4 works on the CD.
A distinctive, individual voice in today’s new music.
Discs which are selling out
We are running low on CD copies of several of our releases. There are ten or less copies of the following two (click on the covers for more information):
‘good day bad day’
And less than 30 copies remaining of the CDs below:
Capece / Dafeldecker ‘Iteration’
Magnus Granberg ‘How Deep…?’
Adrian Demoç ‘Ziadba’
Recent Press Profiles of Another Timbre
A nice profile of the label was recently published on Bandcamp Daily. Thanks to Hugh Morris for the article: The Meticulous Curation of Another Timbre
A year or so ago there was also a good piece about the label in the music journal Tempo, which you can read here
John Cage Number Pieces Box Set
at178x4 John Cage ‘Number Pieces’
Already in its second pressing, the 4-CD box set of Apartment House playing Cage’s number pieces was top of The Wire’s year list for modern composition, and also #4 in The Guardian’s best classical releases for 2021.
“Apartment House’s performances are wonderfully committed - every note is there, you sense, for a reason - and reveal the strange beauty in these works….The whole set is a revelation”. (The Guardian)
£32 + £3 postage worldwide
Morton Feldman Piano box set
£33 + £3 postage worldwide
at144x5 Morton Feldman Piano
Our best-selling release ever, the beautiful 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s music for solo piano.
Pianist Philip Thomas creates wonderful interpretations that have received an overwhelming critical response.
Youtube extracts: Triadic Memories
at183 Andrew McIntosh
‘A moonbeam is just a filtered sunbeam’
Great, haunting extended solo piece by the California-based composer / instrumentalist Andrew McIntosh, featurng field recordings with violin, viola, piano and other sounds.
at182 Morton Feldman
‘Piano and String Quartet’
Apartment House once more, here with their exceptional interpretation of Feldman’s celebrated late work. 80 minutes of extraordinary beauty.
at181 Georgia Rodgers - ‘September’
Apartment House, again playing chamber works by the acclaimed UK-based composer Georgia Rodgers, plus a brand new piece for piano and electronics played by Zubin Kanga.
at180 Ryoko Akama - songs for a shed
A series of six pieces for piano and instruments, commissioned by Philip Thomas and Another Timbre, and composed for Apartment House, whose realisations are typically exquisite. With Siwan Rhys on piano.
at179 Martin Iddon - ‘Sapindales’
Four clarinet-based works, beautifully played by Heather Roche, with contributions from Juliet Fraser, Anton Lukoszevieze and James Opstad. Intricate music with delicate interweaving lines. The title piece combines field recordings made by the composer with multi-tracked clarinets.
at177 Barbara Monk Feldman
Five beautiful chamber works by Barbara Monk Feldman, played by the GBSR Duo and Mira Benjamin
at176 Linda Catlin Smith
Two pieces for cello and piano by Linda Catlin Smith, played by Kerry Yong and Anton Lukoszevieze of Apartment House
at175 Oliver Leith ‘Me Hollywood’
Five chamber works by the UK-based composer Oliver Leith. Performed by Explore Ensemble on their debut CD.
at174 James Weeks ‘Summer’
Explore Ensemble again, performing five beautiful chamber pieces by Durham-based composer James Weeks
Coming soon, May 2022
at189 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler
& Tilman Kanitz
‘The Pankow-Park Sessions’
What happens when a composer starts improvising in his mid-80’s…..
Duos from Berlin for cello and piano.
at190 Klaus Lang - ‘Tehran Dust’
Three chamber pieces by the Austrian composer Klaus Lang, plus two arrangements by Klaus of early music by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue.
Played by Trio Amos with Klaus Lang
at191 Johnny Chang & Keir GoGwilt
‘hope lies fallow’ - six pieces developed by Johnny and Keir from music by Hildegard van Bingen and Orlando de Lassus.
Three violin duets, + three tracks for violins and the voice of Celeste Oram.
at192 Katelyn Clark & Isaiah Ceccarelli
‘Landmarks’, eight collaborative compositions for organ and percussion by the longstanding Canadian duo, who also appeared on Isaiah’s previous, and now sold out, CD ‘Bow’.
at193 John Tilbury plays Terry Riley
Archive recordings from 30+ years ago of John Tilbury playing Terry Riley’s two ‘Keyboard Studies’ and ‘Dorian Reeds’