listening to


Hiroshi Yoshimura – Music for Nine Post Cards
Kenny Barron with Dave Holland – Without Deception
Per Nørgård and Rolf Hind Piano and Violin works
Roger Eno and Brian Eno – Mixing Colours
Edgewood Saxophone Trio – Snake Nation
Jeff Crompton – Shooter
Erling Møldrup – Early Morn: Danish Music for Guitar
Chris Thile – JS Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1
Charles Curtis – Performances & Recordings 1998-2018
Marc Copland – Crosstalk
Daniel Schlappi & Marc Copland – Alice’s Wonderland
Corinna Simon – L’Album des Six – Music by French Avant-Garde Composers of Early 20th Century
Pascal Roge & Ami Roge – Les Six & Satie
Anatoly Vedernikov – Paul Hindemith: the Four Temperaments
PRISM Quartet – Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1
Sam Rivers – Emanation – June 1971, Jazz Workshop, Boston
Roscoe Mitchell & Muhal Richard Abrams – Duets and Solos
Roscoe Mitchell – Nonaah
The Residents – Commercial Album
Manuel Barrueco, Jose Staneck, OSESP Ensemble, Sao Paulo SO, Giancarlo Guerrero – Villa-Lobos – Works
Goldberg-Variationen (Hansjorg Albrecht, organ)
Hansjörg Albrecht – Francis Poulenc: Concertos for keyboard instruments
Ensemble Modern – Paul Hindemith: The Chamber Concertos

Charles Wuorinen: The River of Light (1996)

Felix_The_Cat_Pulls_Through_0203Univers Zéro – Ceux Du Dehors
David Moss – My Favorite Things
Fennesz – Agora
Henri Dutilleux – Chamber Music
Solistes du Concert Spirituel – Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: 6 Concertos for 5 Flutes, Op. 15
Pat Metheny – From This Place
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil  – The Fantastic Mrs. 10
Les Vents Francais with Eric Le Sage – Winds & Piano
Fred Frith & Ferdinand Richard – Dropera
Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Qt. – Elliott Carter: Chamber Music
Earl Brown – Tracer
Mario Pavone – Blue Dialect
Albert Roussel – Complete Chamber Music
Karen Geoghegan – Fantasies for Bassoon
Karen Geoghegan – Bassoon Concertos
Prism Quartet – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Lindsay Cooper – Rarities
Henry Cow ‎– A Cow Cabinet Of Curiosities
News From Babel – Sirens & Silences/Work Resumed On The Tower/Letters Home
Bohuslav Martinů – Nonnet, Musique de Chambre No.1, Les Rondes, Fantaisie
Bohuslav Martinů – Chamber Music with Flute
Fred Frith ‎– Eye To Ear
Cosa Brava ‎– Ragged Atlas


John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain ‎- Is That So
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit – Stravinsky · Chamber Works & Rarities
Tashi – Messiaen: Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Tashi Plays Stravinsky
Stravinsky Conducts Favorite Short Pieces
Stravinsky Conducts Music For Chamber And Jazz Ensembles
Jennifer Higdon – Concerto for Orchestra and City Scape
Sabine Liebner – Cowell, Cage: Amiable Conversation
Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra – Hommage À Pierre Boulez
Rosamunde Quartett – Mansurian: String Quartets
Richard Stoltzman – Takemitsu: Cantos
Roger Woodward – Toru Takemitsu: Complete Piano Works
Jim O’Rourke – Toru Takemitsu: Corona – Tokyo Realization
Toru Takemitsu – A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
Toru Takemitsu – Between Tides and Other Chamber Music
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet – Hindemith, Barber, Larsson, Janáček: 20th Century Wind Quintets
Les Vents Français – Moderniste: Milhaud, Jolivet, Magnard, Hersant, Nielsen, Escaich
Ensemble Wien-Berlin – 20th Century Wind Quintets
Danish National Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet ‎– French Music For Wind Quintet
Henry Cow – Legend, Unrest, Western Culture, Concerts
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 8 Bremen
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 9 Late
Fred Frith, Skeleton Crew – Learn to Talk/The Country of Blinds
Fred Frith – Speechless
Fred Frith – Quartets
Fred Frith & Keep the Dog – That House We Lived In
Anthony Braxton ‎– Nine Compositions (Hill) 2000
Univers Zéro – Univers Zéro
Univers Zéro – La Corne Du Bois Des Pendus
Lindsay Cooper – Rags
Sun Ra Plays Gershwin
Oliver Nelson ‎– Sound Pieces

20200110_090754Henry Cowell – Mosaic
Siegfried Mauser: Paul Hindemith: Das Klavierwerk I-V
The Windansea Symphony Orchestra – Frey & Babbitt Orchestral Works
Beatrice Rana – Ravel, Stravinsky
Bergen Woodwind Quintet – Maslanka: Wind Quintets
Alexander Melnikov, Teunis van der Zwart – Hindemith – Sonatas
Riccardo Chailly Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Hindemith: Kammermusik
Ned Rothenberg – Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
North Texas Wind Symphony – Luminaries
Stefano Scodanibbio – Reinventions
Livia Mazzanti – Schoenberg, Messiaen, Hindemith, Scelsi – Visioni del Novecento
Ethan Iverson Quartet – Common Practice (Live At The Village Vanguard 2017)
Evan Parker & Kinetics – Chiasm
Anna Webber – Clockwise
Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, Lucian Ban – Sounding Tears
Tomeka Reid Quartet – Old New
Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi – Hear In Now
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Four. Memphis
Louis Andriessen – Melodie & Symfonie voor losse snaren
Gérard Grisey – Solo pour deux
Gérard Grisey – Les espaces acoustiques
Leo Smith – Budding Rose
Burkhard Schlothauer – Harmonies And Structures
Sarah Hennies – Reservoir 1.. Preservation
Rova – A Short History
Rova Plays Lacy – Favorite Street
Kevin Volans – violin:piano
JACK Quartet: Filigree – Music of Hannah Lash

Anthony Braxton – Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983
Anthony Braxton Quartet – Birmingham (1985)
Anthony Braxton ‎– Sextet (Piacenza) 2007
Anthony Braxton – Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC)
Dan McCarthy – Epoch
Maryanne Amacher – Sound Characters
Fred Frith & Arte Quartett – The Big Picture
Loscil – Lifelike
Philip Glass – Annunciation
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 9 Late
David Chaim Smith, Bill Laswell, John Zorn – The Dream Membrane
John Zorn ‎– Transmigration Of The Magus
Rajna Swaminathan – Of Agency and Abstraction (Miles Okazaki, gtr)
Kali Malone – Spectacle of Ritual
Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code
Ensemble Ambrosius – The Zappa Album
Evan Parker/ Phil Wachsmann/ Teppo Hauta-Aho – the Needles
Jon Gibson – Relative Calm
Keith Jarrett/Lou Harrison – Symphony No. 2
We’re Running Out of West – A Narrominded Compilation
Frank Zappa – The Hot Rats Sessions
Michael Formanek – Am I Bothering You
Michael Formanek – Mirage
Derek Bailey – Improvisation
Matthew Shipp Trio + Nicole Mitchell – All Things Are
Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light (Live at Tufts University)


20180901_173220_20191211205341446I probably listened to more new *classical* music this year than in the past few years…no particular order.

also: things I listened to in 2019

New Music

Anthony Burr & Charles Curtis – Chamber Music_ Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
Catherine Lamb – Atmospheres Transparent/Opaque
James Tenney – Changes – 64 Studies for 6 Harps
Michael Jon Fink – Celesta
R. Andrew Lee & Bryan Christian – Each flows into the other
John Luther Adams – Become Desert
Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet – Orange
Echo Collective – Jóhann Jóhannsson: 12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann
Terry Riley, Amelia Cuni – Lion’s Throne
Kronos Quartet / Terry Riley – Sun Rings
Peter Thoegersen – Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality
Frank Zappa – Orchestral Favorites (40th Anv Edition)
Loscil – Equivalents


Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell – The Adornment of Time
Matt Mitchell – Phalanx Ambassadors
Kris Davis – Diatom Ribbons
John Abercrombie & Don Thompson – Yesterdays
Harvey Valdes – Solitude Intones Its Echo
Pasquale Grasso – Four Blue Note EPs!


Tangerine Dream – In Search Of Hades- The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979

20190130_064848 cropPandit Pran Nath ‎– Ragas Of Morning & Night
Charles Curtis, Anthony Burr – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
Catherine Lamb, Ensemble Dedalus – Atmospheres Transparent / Opaque
Jürg Frey – String Quartet No. 3, Unhörbare Zeit
Michael Pisaro ‎– The Punishment Of The Tribe By Its Elders
Kris Davis – Diatom Ribbons
Julia Hulsmann – Not Far From Here
Bill Frisell – Harmony
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aequa
Ha-Yang Kim – Ama
Jason Eckardt – Subject
John Zorn – The Interpretation of Dreams
Bill Evans – Evans in England
Keith Jarrett – Munich 2016
Tony Williams – The Joy Of Flying
Kris Davis – Aeriol Piano
Ingrid Laubrock – Contemporary Chaos Practices
Anthony Braxton with Anthony Davis, Mark Helias, Ed Blackwell – Six Compositions: Quartet
Anthony Braxton – 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006
Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell – The Adornment of Time
William Hooker Trio – Remembering
Fred Frith & Hans Koch – You Are Here
Ashley Bathgate – Ash
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