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New Arrivals

Works for Violin and for Viola
** In process of stocking ** Giacinto Scelsi (La Spezia, 1905 – Rome, 1988) is one of the most original Italian composers of the twentieth century. Musician and poet of aristocratic descent, Scelsi spent his childhood in his family’s castle, in Valva, where he received “un’educazione medievale” in which he recalls “scherma, scacchi, latino”, 1  and developed an early attraction towards improvisation on the piano. “De l’age de trois ans et demi, j’ai commencé à improvisers au piano. [...] je ne s…
CD | €16.00
Parametrical Counterpoint
** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Parametrical Counterpoint by José Luis Hurtado. Composer José Luis Hurtado’s music has been performed across continents by ensembles and soloists such as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, JACK Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, CEPROMUSIC Ensemble, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Quatuor Molinari, Émile Girard -Charest, Lora Kmieliauskaite, Tony Arnold, Garth Knox, Claire Chase, Le Nouvel En…
CD | €16.00
Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus
** In process of stocking ** “The mystery of incarnation is the most beautiful aspect of divinity – and it is the reason why I am a Christian. I do not consider the differences between Orthodox, Protestant or Catholic: a Christian is someone who understands that God has come.” This was taken from an interview with Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) where he talked about Christmas being the one festival in the Christian calendar most important to him. In his music about the incarnation of God, Messiaen…
2CD | €20.00
Und Du... et al
** In process of stocking ** Und du… was composed in 1963, commissioned by the Austrian Broadcasting Co. It was supposed to be played “radiophonically,” i.e. on tape and with loudspeakers only, to reach and involve a group of listeners corresponding to the medium’s effective radius. My own involvement with the nuclear situation – the dangerousness of which against the background of Hiroshima was clear, but not nearly to the extent it is today among the broad public – prompted me to take the equa…
CD | €16.00
Kurtág's Ghosts
** In process of stocking ** György Kurtág's and Marino Formenti's thinking about the course, state and future path of music history runs along similar lines. Formenti's 'Kurtág's Ghosts' enriches the experience from early polyphony to the present. Perhaps György Kurtág will one day be remembered as one of the greatest composers of our time. Discovered late, the Hungarian has only been considered an essential representative of New Music since the 1980s. Only Luigi Nono, however, wrote such convi…
CD | €16.00
Confluence / Divergence
** In process of stocking ** Double meanings, allusions and strange mirrors appear throughout the music of the Finnish composer Sebastian Hilli. The titles of several of his pieces take the form of puns, such as Kohta (2013) for chamber ensemble (the Finnish word ‘kohta’ means both soon, and place, section or point); Delta (2012) for string quartet and percussion (referring to the Greek letter and the river feature); and Snap Music (2017 – 18) for orchestra, winner of the 2019 Teosto Prize (the …
CD | €16.00
** In process of stocking ** If music’s relationship with reality is to be more than just a theoretical presumption, it cannot be limited merely to work titles, comments, dedications or quotations, but must also extend to permeate all musical dimensions: material, structure, form and content. And from the very beginning, Helmut Lachenmann has propagated the idea of a work that is based on the integral cohesiveness of all levels. For Lachenmann, thinking here in the tradition of Theodor W. Adorno…
CD | €16.00
Bählamms Fest (2CD)
** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Bählamms Fest by Olga Neuwirth. May the musical drama I am currently working on become something similar to Joseph Conrad’s writing, which was at risk just as his travels by sea. I hope that it will trigger some kind of “fernweh” or longing for faraway places among listeners and thus an intensified need to observe and consider the environment and fellow humans more carefully. In all my permanent attempts to counter the absurdities of everyday life usi…
2CD | €20.00
Solar Session (10")
** Beautifully packaged 120g 10" vinyl. Flip-back sleeve. Strictly limited pressing run of 500 copies worldwide. Extensive liner notes Sid Smith **Recorded live in-studio, London, on the 26th October 1970. All tracks previously unreleased. Ian Carr, Harold Beckett - trumpet/flugelhorn Brian Smith - tenor/soprano sax Tony Roberts - tenor sax/bass clarinet Karl Jenkins - electric piano/oboe Chris Spedding - guitar Ron Matthewson - bass guitar Jeff Clyne - bass John Marshall - drums Chris Karan - c…
10" | €19.90
Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (LP)
** Beautifully packaged 180g vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes by Duncan Heining. Strictly limited pressing run of 500 copies worldwide. ** Jazz In Britain presents Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes by Mike Gibbs, entirely recorded in two sessions, back in 1970. Brit-jazz composer and arranger Michael Gibbs was born in 1937 in Zimbabwe. Starting in 1959, he studied in Boston at the Berklee College of Music, the Boston Conservatory , Tanglewood and the Lenox School of Musi…
LP | €26.90
Mandala (LP)
** Strictly limited to 500 copies ** Jazz In Britain presents Mandala by The Mike Taylor Quartet with extensive liner notes by Duncan Heining. Recorded live by Jon Hiiseman on Friday, 8th January 1965 at the Studio Club, Westcliff-On-Sea, Southend. Previously unheard. These are the only known live recordings of the The Mike Taylor Quartet. Mike Taylor – pianoDave Tomlin – soprano saxTony Reeves – bassJon Hiseman – drums
LP | €26.90
Original Soundtrack to "Goodnight Mommy"
** In process of stocking ** Written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala in 2014, Goodnight Mommy (original title: Ich seh Ich seh) received outstandingly wide and positive international reviews. Even the two-minute trailer to this movie is dominated by Olga Neuwirth’s sounds, and the online journal when reviewing the cinema premiere particularly noted that Goodnight Mommy was “accompanied with mesmerizing music by Olga Neuwirth.” The fact that this is only partially tr…
CD | €16.00
** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Kaleidoscope by Eunho Chang. Born 1983 in Daegu, Republic of Korea, Eunho Chang began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He studied composition at the Keimyung University, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and obtained his PhD in musical composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under the supervision of professor Marcin Błażewicz. He has been selected for various workshops and masterclasses, such as Impuls Acade…
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Dr. Futurity
** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Dr. Futurity by Bernd Richard Deutsch. Dr. Futurity for 16 instruments is the last and most complex of three works that were written in immediate succession (the other two works are Mad Dog and the 2nd String Quartet) and— to conceptual, musical and dramaturgical similarities—could be united to form a triptych. The new piece is divided into three movements: I. ...trip – from Mars to here II. Chimaera III. Red Alert! Although the character of the score…
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Orchestral works
** In process of stocking ** José M. Sánchez-Verdú was no more than 35 years old when Spain, his homeland, awarded him its national prize. That is certainly the highest distinction he has received thus far, but is by no means the only one. Three years earlier the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation awarded him a composition prize and he has also received numerous other prizes in Spain, Germany, Japan and Latin America. His catalogue raisonné includes more than 120 works, he teaches composition at…
CD | €16.00
Bunny Games
** In process of stocking ** Bunny Games is not only semantically loaded by the solo passages in the foreground in which the instruments constantly seek to draw attention to themselves, but also through references to the music of Domenico Scarlatti and Edgar Varèse as well as the Madonna numbers “Nothing really matters and Hangup”, the latter a cover version of the ABBA song “Give me a man after midnight.” The relation to popular music, which - between the lines - was always present with Bernhar…
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Iridescent Notation
** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Iridescent Notation by Samuel Andreyev. Recording Date: 22-27 Sep 2018. One of the most compelling voices to have emerged from the Canadian new music scene in the last decade is that of Samuel Andreyev. His music is equally communicative. The new disc offers half a dozen pieces which span his entire career. Luigi Gaggero conducts various combinations of the Ukranian Ukho Ensemble and provides an interesting booklet note which wavers between helpful ex…
CD | €16.00
Fine And Mellow
** 2021 Stock. In process of stocking ** Craftman Records presents Fine and Mellow by Shigeko Toya. Recorded May 17, 18, and 24, 1973. Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Masayuki Takayanagi, Alto Saxophone – Akitoshi Igarashi, Art Direction – Ben Nishizawa, Bass – Takashi Mizuhashi, Drums – Tetsujiro Obara, Engineer [Recording] – Yoshihiko Kannari, Piano – Masaru Imada, Producer – Takeshi Fujii, Vocals, Piano – Shigeko Toya.
CD | €18.90
2nd Album
** 2021 Stock. In process of stocking ** Craftman Records presents 2nd Album by Kosuke Mine Quintet. Recorded November 29 and December 2, 1970. Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Kosuke Mine, Art Direction – Ben Nishizawa, Bass – Yoshio Suzuki, Drums – Hiroshi Murakami, Engineer [Assistant] – Kenji Kurota, Engineer [Recording] – Yoshihiko Kannari, Guitar – Yoshiaki Masuo, Liner Notes – Shoichi Yui, Producer – Takeshi "Tee" Fujii, Producer [Associate] – Kazumitsu Saga, Trombone – Takashi Imai.
CD | €18.90
Anthology of Experimental Music from Peru
* Edition of 200 * Once overlooked as a source of great music, producing everything from psychedelia to punk, and ethereal bliss to powerful riffs, Peru is rapidly advancing to the forefront and a well-deserved spot the history of musical evolution. Being that experimentation has always been a common denominator in everything Peru has delivered to the world, Unexplained Sounds Group is proud to release this compilation detailing how these experimental and risk-taking tendencies have been develop…
CD | €13.00