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Franui - Ennui
Melissa Galosi - Games
David Six - Karkosh
Hélène Pereira - Azoth
Knoedel - Still
Coastline Paradox - Welf & Eiger
Simon Zöchbauer - Achad
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Franui: Ennui

This album about boredom takes the Musicbanda Franui, accompanied by actor Peter Simonischek, away from their daily routine, back to the days of their childhood, and straight on to the graveyard. By ennui they don’t mean dull, though. Rather, it refers to a state of existential boredom, which - following Danish philosopher Kierkegaard - could never be suspended by work but only by amusement. In musical terms, amusement means divertimento. From brilliant examples of this genre, Franui have woven a memorable musical tale with themes by Mozart, Satie, Schumann, and others.
All there is left to say is: amuse yourselves!
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New Release

Edition III

Our latest releases this time are rather special: they premiere our 3rd and final edition! In line with its name, “III”, it proudly sports a tripartite artwork and opens up the 3rd dimension of col legno’s very own universe. Its main characteristics are reduction, minimalism and total artistic freedom and thereby reflects the digital within the analog so to say ... and for this very special occasion we have selected three very special artists from Italy, Austria and France as our premiere guests, all of whom pursue a very own approach in their three very different programmes, by totally matching and representing the idea and the spirit of "III". 
New Release

Knoedel: Still

Knoedel are back! With a very special mix between contemporary and traditional, they return after a 17 year abstinence. Absolutely worth listening!
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New Release

Coastline Paradox: Welf & Eiger

On Welf & Eiger, the quintet Coastline Paradox - following their name - are active in exactly that space between ocean waves and landmass, between sea spray and scree, movement and rigidity, fluid and fixed. This area is all one experimental field. Translated into the music this means, in the words of Richard Köster, the ensemble’s founder, trumpeter and composer: ”The more closely you examine it, the more nuances you can discover.”
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New Release

Christian Winther Christensen: Almost in G

A distinctive language, an original tone, a unique voice – all these phenomena are rarely experienced as convincingly as in Christian Winther Christensen’s music. Earlier periods may flicker up once in a while, yet this music is fundamentally and radically of the 21st century. Yes, these are classical instruments. And yes, this is New Music. But the familiar elements are assembled and rearranged in ways that make you want to listen to this music again and again, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing ... and regarding SCENATET we're delighted to welcome one of the most innovative ensembles in Europe with us at col legno! Find the album right here.
New Release

Simon Zöchbauer: Achad

Achad – such a lovely title for a touching musical search for meaning and self, accompanied by the famous Koehne Quartett as well as producer and electronics technician Sixtus Preiss. The great questions of our origin, current condition and the greater whole are posed to us all as listeners. Find the album right here.
New Release

Annette Bik: Double Bach

On her first solo album, Annette Bik (violinist with the Klangforum Wien) presents a fascinating experiment: she asked leading contemporary composers to write a double of each movement of Bach’s famous “Partita in h-Moll” - so we as listeners are in the unique situation of being able to experience a Bach double double, a stroke of genius in the mirror of our times, a fascinating auditory document where the greatest virtuosity and immediate impact come together in a rare coalescence. Find the album right here.
New Release

Martin Ptak: River Tales

Film music and improvisation, childhood memories and farewells, surface and depth effect, trombone choir, tapestry of strings and piano patterns. [...] Trombonist, pianist and composer Martin Ptak finally presents his new longplayer called River Tales: a long lingering soundtrack from the source of the river to its opening in the sea – and for all the way in between! Find the album right here.
Recommendations
Sferraina

Monkeyfish

Sferraina create an enchanting sound space, where music from past eras continually overlaps and interacts with the present. Highly recommended! 
Trio Catch

Sanh

“Trio Catch are like a fresh new brand for the old lady New Music.” (www.vanmagazin.com) — Could there be a catchier way of phrasing it? 
Niccolò Castiglioni

Quilisma

“The succinctness of his work will first become fully apparent when it becomes possible to view the second half of the twentieth century from something more like a bird’s-eye view.” (Alessandro Solbiati) 
Visuals
Coastline Paradox 5: Teaser
SCENATET: Nice Guys Win Twice
Martin Ptak: River Tales (Live)
Federspiel: Da wo's beginnt
Lukas Lauermann: wir sind abgründe (ein brunnen der in den himmelschaut)
Franui & Florian Boesch: ALL WAS WELL AGAIN

Alma: Oeo (Teaser)
iris electrum: of tigers and owls (no future, no past)
Alma: Morocco
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. 
York Höller

Meister und Margarita

All hell is loose! York Höller managed to transfer Mikhail Bulgakov’s satire The Master and Margarita to the opera stage. 
Alban Berg

Songs from the Youth

Even before he became Arnold Schönberg’s student, Alban Berg wrote some 40 Jugendlieder, ’early lieder’: Romantic poetry as mirrored by the Fin de Siècle. 
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Steven Stucky
Listening to Contemporary Music
A timeless keynote about finding a relationship to music of our times. 
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