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Hwang Byung-ki - Kayagum Masterpieces Vol 2 (The Silk Road)
Korea's foremost composer and kayagum (6-string zither) master performing new works on this ancient instrument that crosses centuries, cultures and traditions. '...lyrical, picturesque, meditative and brief.... authoritatively produced and performed.' FANFARE Magazine (Korean Import)

Hwang Byung-ki - Kayagum Masterpieces Vol 3 (The Labyrinth)
Korea's foremost composer and kayagum (6-string zither) master performing new works on this ancient instrument that crosses centuries, cultures and traditions. ...lyrical, picturesque, meditative and brief authoritatively produced and performed. FANFARE Magazine (Korean Import)

Hwang Byung-ki - Kayagum Masterpieces Vol 1
Korea's foremost composer and kayagum (6-string zither) master performing new works on this ancient instrument that crosses centuries, cultures and traditions. ...lyrical, picturesque, meditative and brief authoritatively produced and performed. FANFARE Magazine (Korean Import)

Jerry Hunt - Ground
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Neil Rolnick - Electricity
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The Maya Beiser/Steven Schick Project - Caught By The Sky With Wire
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twisted tutu - Play Nice
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Jocy DeOliveira - Illud Tempus
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Blue Gene Tyranny - Go, Blue
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Orlando Jacinto Garcia - The Beauty Of Silence
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Annea Lockwood - The Glass World
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Teiji Ito - Meshes
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Elizabeth Panzer - Dancing In Place
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Exquisite Corpses - Exquisite Corpses From Ps 122
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Peter Garland - Border Music
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First Avenue Ensemble - Shreds Of Evidence
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Arthur Jarvinen - Erase The Fake
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Malcolm Goldstein - Sounding The New Violin
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Eleanor Hovda - Ariadne Music
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Electroacoustic Arists from Latin America - From The Other Side
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Tom Guralnick - Broken Dances
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Orlando Jacinto Garcia - Celestial Voices
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Annea Lockwood - Thousand Year Dreaming
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Celli and Kim - No World (Trio) Improvisations
Features the music of composer/double reed virtuoso Joseph Celli and Korean-American composer/performer Jin Hi Kim, in collaboration with five brilliant new music/world music improvisers, resulting in five uniquely individualistic trio improvisations. The music crosses the borders of new, experimental, and world musics, with each work developing a distinct musical statement. This is the second No World Improvisations release by the Celli and Kim duo, who are joined by adventurous improvisers Adam Plack, didgeridoo; Mor Thiam, African percussion; Shelley Hirsch, voice; Malcolm Goldstein, violin; and Alvin Curran, electronics. All of the pieces reflect the strong individuality of the musicians creating them, ranging in sound from a meditative trance state to hyper downtown improv

Stephen Mosko - Indigenous Music
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Jerry Hunt - Haramand Plane
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Steve Peters - Emanations
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Eve Beglarian - Overstepping
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Stuart Saunders Smith - Wind In The Channel
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Fred Ho and the Afro Asian Music Ensemble - Turn Pain Into Power
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Eleanor Hovda - Coastal Traces
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Arthur Jarvinen - Edible Black Ink
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Tom Hamilton - Off-Hour Wait State
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Ken Field - Subterranea
This was recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico. Ken Field, a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, has composed eleven tracks ranging from overdubbed saxophones, sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase, and lots of percussion. The music is improvised music, but not in the traditional jazz sense of solos over chord changes. Field has stated, 'Each track is a spontaneous response to the previously recorded tracks with no preconception at the outset of the final outcome.'

Jin Hi Kim - Living Tones
A rare mix of traditional Korean music with a modern American sensibility that includes Robert Dick on flutes; Thomas Buckner, baritone; National Living Treasure Chung Jae-Guk, Park Jong-Sol and Yang Myung-Sok on piri; as well as Joseph Celli playing the oboe and English horn. With this new release, Jin Hi Kim champions the cause of cross-cultural communication through four unique compositions that skirt, weave and dart across and between Asian-American microtonal sound chambers. The results are at once spiritual, artistic and illuminating--decidedly Korean, and subtly American. Jin Hi Kim's LivingTones ushers in a new era of East-West aesthetic understanding through the creation of a new place where subcultural investigations are allowed occur and grow freely.

David First - The Good Book's
First calls it 'North American Teahouse Music.' But there is nothing polite or quiet about it. In his passionate liner notes, First states, 'The creation of a deeply joyous, ecstatic, environment that people could fall into, and revel in, has always been most important to me.' First invites us into the home of glissando, vibrato, tremolo, timbral modulation, trilling and panning. The room is set spinning, careening and flying into a whirling dervish of tone and vibrational resonance. Sound swoops into the very fiber of the listener's being, and soars up the spine, directly into the cerebral cortex.

Joseph Celli - Video Ears-Music Eyes
Post-Minimal Music for Video: featuring 74 minutes of Joseph Celli's music for video, with written commentary by Tony Conrad, and poster art created by artist/designer, Robert Appleton. The performances include Jin Hi Kim, komungo; Brian Johnson, percussion; Grupo de Musica Folklorica del Peru; Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, and Malcolm Goldstein, violin. It strips away instruments to their most minimal form. We hear the violin bow in a constant 360 degree rotation, Peruvian musicians playing through their instruments, the endless glissandi of mallets, and new innovations on the ancient komungo. This system of organizing sound is part of Celli's long-standing investigation into generating sound that relates solely to the instrument that is being played, rather than to pre-established notions of Western, Asian or African scales.

Chris Mann - Chris Mann and The Impediments
Play it, shuffle it and rearrange it. This 'interactive sound game' was made especially for the intellectually adventurous listener who is ready to take part in the creative process. Chris Mann, internationally reputed master of deconstructionalist sound poetry, has brought post-modern language, manipulated voices and mind-bending acoustics altogether on one huge shuffle board CD. Eighty tracks lend this disc to a new kind of sound-surfing, sitting back with the remote control and riding the waves of such heady concerns as the meaning of existence, what is language, is there such a thing as reality? By switching from track to track, the listener becomes part of the artistic journey, jumping into the textural sounds, forever making up new sound/word combinations that change and evolve according to the listener's whim. Chris Mann has created the ultimate interactive sound game, where there is no limit to what is heard and understood and ultimately created.

Bailey and Bendian - Banter
Pioneering guitarist Derek Bailey and percussionist Gregg Bendian in a lively game of musical ping pong. It startles and plays with sound images that are so alive they walk into the room and announce themselves. They don't take off their hats. They don't bother to sit down. They just appear--with an attitude.

Jin Hi Kim and Joseph Celli - No World Improvisations
Korean-American composer/performer Jin Hi Kim and composer/double reed virtuoso Joseph Celli in five works that seem to cross the borders between new, experimental and world music.

Machine for Making Sense - Machine For Making Sense
A cooperative venture between five of Australia's most interesting sound artists, creating a powerful interactive organic machine that explores the parameters of sense. The machine's synthesis of polemic and chaos has found the group acclaim in Europe, the USA and Australia as one of the most original developments in contemporary performance. Dispersing at the intersection of music and speech, text and improvisation, function and use, Machine for Making Sense explores distinctions between language, sound and music, as well as code, sign and meaning.

Thomas Buckner, Tom Hamilton, Ratzo Harris, Bruce Arnold - Act Of Finding
The experimental New York-based improvising quartet creates sophisticated and compelling musical relationships on its debut recording. The quartet is comprised of veteran new music pioneer Thomas Buckner (voice); America's foremost performing composer of analog electronics, Tom Hamilton; innovative jazz bassist Ratzo Harris; and processed guitar wizard Bruce Arnold.

Frederic Rzewski - The Piano Music
includes the composer's dramatization of Oscar Wilde's years in prison for homosexuality, as well as four ballads concerning the working conditions in textile mills in North Carolina in the 1930's. Rzewski never backs down, never compromises. He is dangerously political, with a vision that is at once steadfast, honest and courageously innocent.

Robert Black - State Of The Bass
The contemporary bass master performs on the traditional doublebass, the electric bass guitar, the electronic upright bass and the MIDI base. Black strums, picks, slaps, hugs and plucks music out of these instruments with both a wild emotional abandon, as well as an intellectual control. The recording includes the compositions Two in the Hand by Robert Zvonar, Composed Improvisation for Steinberger Bass Guitar and Snare Drum by John Cage, Radio Sonata by James Sellars, Piece #1 for Doublebass and Tape by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Big and Cheap by Amy Knoles, Mirrors by Paul Dresher and Trio by Richard Zvonar and Robert Black.

First Avenue Ensemble - Hocus Opus
An electro-acoustic music ensemble formed in 1982 by classically-trained musicians dedicated to expanding their art through improvisation, theater, extended techniques, performance art and the integration of advanced technologies with acoustic instruments.

Dick and Gorn - Steel and Bamboo
Ethno-techno' Interface of World Music and Revolutionary Flute Sounds. - Robert Dick and Steve Gorn are both virtuosi flautists and the duo name, Steel and Bamboo, reflects their choice of instruments. Dick performs on the world's only stainless steel flute and Gorn plays bamboo flutes from India and the Orient.

Stuart Saunders Smith - Crux
Explores the insights and sonic discoveries of new music composer, Stuart Saunders Smith. Pieces range from Smith's early composition, Here and There using short-wave radio, flute and piano interior, to the opening tour de force Tunnels for musician/actor. oodiscs #11, Crux, features some of America's most noted new music performers including the redoubtable bassist Burt Turetzky, piano virtuosi Paul Hoffmann and Thomas Moore and singer/actor/percussionist Thomas Goldstein.

Song and Turner - Love and Fear
Vocals and kayagum performances from Jeff Song, and celli performances by Matt Turner. The CD was taped live in a recording studio with each piece a complete improvisatory effort.

Joseph Celli - Organic Oboe
features the music of composer/double reed virtuoso Joseph Celli and was originally released in 1978 on vinyl as a small, independent edition. The impact of the recording in 1978 was significant with DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE writing, ...boldly experimentalstartling... and composer Anthony Braxton claiming, I was shocked to first hear this music, very advanced, ...a surprising use of instrumental techniques.

various - Radius #4 - transmissions from broadcast artists
Radius series was inaugurated to present experimental works made for radio broadcast. Works by Hildegard Westerkamp, Darren Copeland, Algojo and Robert Normandeau.

various - Radius #3 - transmissions from broadcast artists
Radius series was inaugurated to present experimental works made for radio broadcast. Works by Kathy Kennedy, Christol Migone, Chantal Dumas, Dan Lander

various - Radius #2 - transmissions from broadcast artists
Radius series was inaugurated to present experimental works made for radio broadcast. Curated by Helen Thorington. Features works by L.A. performance artist Jacki Apple, Voices in the Dark - a look at the cosmos as repository of information broadcast from the earth - (with vocalists Anna Homler and David Moss); Donald Swearingen, Salvation at 1 AM - cannibalizing late night television; and Gregory Whitehead, Pressures of the Unspeakable - an investigation into the nervous system of the city of Sydney, Australia.

various - Radius #1 - transmissions from broadcast artists
Radius series was inaugurated to present experimental works made for radio broadcast. Curated by Helen Thorington, director of the New American Radio series. Includes works by Sheila Davies, What is the Matter in Amy Glennon? - a witty, fast-paced and well-written merger of science, mythology and philosophy in relation to the Self; Helen Thorington, Partial Perceptions - an exploration of relationships between nature, machine and woman made possible by recent technologies - (with vocalist Shelley Hirsch and musician Joseph Celli); Terry Allen, Bleeder, - a fictional biography about an enigmatic Texas gambler, faith healer, gangster and hemophiliac (with performance artist/actress Jo Harvey Allen - of David Byrne's True Stories film - as the storyteller.)

various - The Aerial #3 - a journal in sound
The Aerial is published periodically and each issue includes an informative color booklet in which the artists discuss their work and/or present other ideas suitable to the printed page. In this edition: Ellen Fullman, Marc Barreca, Nicolas Collins, Peter Cusack, Tom Guralnick, Johanna M. Beyer, Zae Munn, Myra Melford and Marion Brandis, William Hooker and Leslie Dalaba.

various - The Aerial #1 - a journal in sound
The Aerial is published periodically and each issue includes an informative color booklet in which the artists discuss their work and/or present other ideas suitable to the printed page. Artists in this volume: David Moss, Christine Baczewska, Richard Kostelanetz, Rich Jensen, Loren Mazzacane and Suzanne Langille, Malcolm Goldstein, Lost Souls, Floating Concrete Octopus, Jerry Hunt, Stuart Sherman and Bern Porter.

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