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Ben Hjertmann – Bhyxe

Ben Hjertmann - Bhyxe

  Ben Hjertmann: Bhyxe (2009) [audio:http://www.hjertmann.com/wp-content/uploads/bhyxe.mp3] From a dark concentration of sound, there slowly forms a melodic figure. The live instruments extend from the pulsing core as tendrils, liberated, yet deeply entrenched in the original energy. Bhyxe is scored for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Fixed Media and was recorded by the Callithumpian Consort and was […]

Lee Weisert – Tethyis

Lee Weisert - Tethyis

  Lee Weisert: Tethyis (2010) [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/tethyis_full.mp3] The conceptual basis for Tethyis was inspired by an idea from the book Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? by Barry Blesser and Linda Ruth-Salter. The authors make a distinction between so-called “primary (independent) sonic events” and “secondary (slave) sonic events.” In normal listening we are mostly attuned to primary […]

Iannis Xenakis: Works With Piano

Iannis Xenakis: Works With Piano

Iannis Xenakis: Works with Piano Aki Takahashi, piano   Eonta (1963) for piano, 2 trumpets & 3 trombones (22:20) Morsima/Amorsima (1962) for piano, violin, cello & contrabass (10:55) with the Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor Akea (1986) for piano & string quartet (13:53) with the JACK Quartet Paille in the Wind (1992) for piano & cello […]

Lei Liang: Brush Stroke

Lei Liang: Brush Stroke

Lei Liang: Brush Stroke 1. Serashi Fragments (2005) 7:06 The Arditti Quartet 2. Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo (2001) for harpsichord solo 9:49 Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord 3. Memories of Xiaoxiang (2003) for alto saxophone & tape 8:05 Chien-Kwan Lin, alto saxophone 4. Trio (2002) for cello, piano & percussion 8:50 The Callithumpian […]

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (DVD)

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (DVD)

Xenakis Edition Volume 8 – Kraanerg Kraanerg (1968-69) for 23 instruments and 4-channel tape Mode Records Callithumpian Consort Stephen Drury, conductor First recording with restored analog tape “It is a wonderful piece of music, enthralling, and one that grips the mind and the heart…(it) is one of the major ballet scores of the century” – Clive […]

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs (1974-79/2006) songbirdsongs (1974-79/2006) Wood Thrush 4:35 Morningfieldsong 3:54 Meadowdance 3:47 August Voices 4:34 Mourning Dove 5:50 Apple Blossom Round 1:55 Notquitespringdawn 3:43 Joyful Noise 3:02 Evensong 7:02 Callithumpian Consort Stephen Drury, director Strange Birds Passing (1983/2003) 6:43 New England Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble John Heiss, director   Songbirdsongs is among John Luther Adams’ seminal works. […]

Fred Frith: Back to Life

Fred Frith: Back to Life

Tzadik Records 1. Seven Circles 2. Save As 3. Seven Circles 2 4. Bridge is Bridge 5. Seven Circles 3 6. Seven Circles 4 7. Back To Life 8. Seven Circles 5 9. Seven Circles 6 10. Elegy For Elias 11. Seven Circles 7 [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/Back-To-Life.mp3] Callithumpian Consort Daan Vandewalle – Stephen Drury, piano – Joan […]

John Luther Adams: for Lou Harrison

John Luther Adams: for Lou Harrison

for Lou Harrison John Luther Adams (b. 1953) New World Records 2007 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. 1. for Lou Harrison The Callithumpian Consort Stephen Drury, conductor   Composed in 2003-2004, “for Lou Harrison” completes a trilogy of large-scale memorial works that also includes Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing (1991-95) and In the White […]

John Cage: The Orchestral Works 2

John Cage: The Orchestral Works 2

The Orchestral Works 2 Cage Edition, Volume 21 New England Conservatory Orchestras Stephen Drury, director ETCETRA (1973) 20:44 for chamber orchestra with 3 conductors  Callithumpian Consort of New England Conservatory Tamara Brooks, Stephen Drury, Charles Peltz, conductors ETCETERA 2/4 ORCHESTRAS (1986) 30:08 for large orchestra divided into 4 smaller ensembles with their own conductors  New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra […]

Lee Hyla: Riff and Transfiguration

Lee Hyla: Riff and Transfiguration

Riff and Transfiguration 1. Third Party 2. Basic Training 3. Amnesia Variance 4. Riff and Transfiguration It is truly an honor for Tzadik to release on its Composer Series a CD of music by Lee Hyla, one of America’s most important composers of concert music. Concentrating on his dynamic music for piano, this exciting CD […]

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