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Franui - Tanz! (Franz)
Trio Catch - Sanh
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Alma: Oeo

Guess who’s back: Alma are happy to show around again presenting their brand new and highly anticipated 3rd Longplayer Oeo! »... somewhere between the native soil and a dark universe.« Find the album right here.
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iris electrum

Pop music of stunning grandeur, and of moving simplicity. Eleven songs brimming over with ideas, sounds, shapes, defying any stylistic categorization, nimbly commuting between different genres, celebrating diversity and curiosity. Find the album right here.

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Les Espaces Électroacoustiques

Is a musical performance “historically informed”? Does it do justice to the “original sound”? Is it even possible to truly experience the “original idea” behind a composition when it is performed with “modern instruments”? We are familiar with questions such as these in connection with the interpretation of so-called early music. On this double album they are rigorously applied to so-called new music. Find the album right here.
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Federspiel: Smaragd

"The music they make is an acoustic gingerbread, lustily oral, closely linked to eating, drinking, kissing, breathing, living." (...) "It is brass instrument music with its origins in the depths of the country, but which then always branches o in surprising ways, not meeting the usual expectations but instead surprising with something new." (Franzobel) Find the album right here.
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Sferraina: Monkeyfish

Sferraina, a young and uprising ensemble dedicated to "performing old music in a contemporary way and contrasting it with a modern horizon“ finally presenting their debut Monkeyfish. Find the album right here.
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Trio Catch: Sanh

“Trio Catch are like a fresh new brand for the old lady New Music.” (www.van-magazin.com) — Could there be a catchier way of phrasing it? In 2016 the rising trio finally present s its 2nd Longplayer Sanh with compositions from Bertrand, Brahms and Lang. Find the album right here.
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Franui: Tanz! (Franz)

Dance music from high-alpine regions and from the low plains, music located somewhere between Schubert, Bartok and a Young Farmers’Ball in East Tyrol ... and they call them Franui!
Find the album right here!
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Arvo Pärt: Babel

For the very first time one can experience Arvo Pärt’s wonderful vocalmusic performed by Wilten Boys’ Choir: Our birthday present for the estonian composer legend who’s turning 80 this year. Congratulations Mr. Pärt! Find the album right here!
Recommendations
John Cage

Melodies & Harmonies

"Six Melodies" (1950) and "Thirteen Harmonies" (1985): Annelie Gahl (violin), Klaus Lang (Fender Rhodes) and col legno present an excitingly accessible John Cage. 
Galina Ustvolskaya

Piano Sonatas

Markus Hinterhäuser shows us a terrific interpretation of the piano sonatas from the russian composer. Massive music! 
Trio Catch

In Between

Of transgressions and abysses, dangers and beauty: Trio Catch! 
Videos
Alma: Morocco
iris electrum: of tigers and owls (no future, no past)
CPSS: Bold
Classics
Morton Feldman

Triadic Memories

The sound as the center of being: grown from silence, Feldman reaches the bounds of comprehensibility in Triadic Memories. 
John Cage

Sonatas and Interludes

The master of the prepared piano tackles small musical forms with his accustomed originality in his Sonatas and Interludes. 
Marino Formenti

Nothing is real

A desert island CD! Or a bathtub CD, at any rate: Nothing is real, compiled and exceptionally performed by Marino Formenti. 
Vinko Globokar

Eisenberg

Archaic sounds, songs as psychodramas, plowing through the depths and shallows of the orchestra: experience Globokar’s cosmos of original, intense music. 
Morton Feldman

Crippled Symmetry

Music and carpets? Well, the latter’s slightly irregular patterns certainly inspired Morton Feldman to write his Crippled Symmetry (1983). 
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Listening to Contemporary Music
A timeless keynote about finding a relationship to music of our times. 
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