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Sferraina - Monkeyfish
Franui - Tanz! (Franz)
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Arvo Pärt: Anima

Arvo Pärt, by virtue of his distinctive, soulful music, enthuses his audience like no other contemporary classical composer. This album is the first-ever compilation of all compositions by Pärt that have been transcribed for saxophone quartet – revealing them, so to speak, without words, “only” through breath, through oscillating columns of air. The Italian Alea Saxophone Quartet master this task brilliantly. Find the album right here.
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Lukas Lauermann: How I Remember Now I Remember How

He plays the cello with celebrated indie bands, writes music for theatre and lm productions, realizes sound improvisations: now Lukas Lauermann presents his solo debut, and invites us to listen into “the great spaces all around” – spaces of memory, chambers of sensation, places of yearning. “Barrier-free modern classical music.” Find the album right here.
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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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Even Hector Berlioz praised the sound of the, then newly invented, saxophone, likening it to the “mysterious vibrations of a bell, long a er it has been struck.” 
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Alma: Oeo (Teaser)
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Classics
Helmut Lachenmann

Allegro Sostenuto

Resonance and motion take center stage in Allegro Sostenuto. Lachenmann’s “idea of a musique concrète” bears remarkable fruit in Pression and Dal niente
John Cage

Prepared Piano

A virtue out of necessity: under Cage’s hands the preparation of the piano developed from a flash of inspiration into a distinctive mode of expression. 
Morton Feldman

For Bunita Marcus

"This work, which I have dedicated to Bunita Marcus, [...] deals with the death of my mother, and with the notion of a slow death." 
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Listening to Contemporary Music
A timeless keynote about finding a relationship to music of our times. 
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