Playlist.

A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the selections listed, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.


Frank ZappaThe Yellow Shark – Ensemble Modern/Peter Rundel (1993/2012; Barking Pumpkin/Zappa Family Trust)


Roman Grygoriv & Illia RazumeikoIYOV – Maryana Golovko, Anna Marych, Oleksandra Mailliet, Andrey Koshman, Ruslan Kirsh, Anton Lytvynov, Elizaveta Kurbanmagometova, Janna Marchynskaya, Andrey Nadolskiy, Roman Grygoriv, Illia Razumeiko (YouTube; 2015)


Mike ShifletTetracosa, Volume One (self-released; 2018)


Johann Sebastian Bach – Sonata and Partitas for unaccompanied violin – Johnny Gandelsman (In a Circle; 2018)

CelerAbove Polynesia (self-released; 2017. Bandcamp subscriber exclusive)


PinkcourtesyphoneOssification Palisades (self-released; 2017)


Marcus FischerLoss (12k; 2017)


llama/lamaeuler ≈ ayler (Belts & Whistles; 2017)


SUNN O)))Solstitium Fulminate (Southern Lord; 2013)


Michael Pisarohinwandeln (zwischen himmel und erd) – Rhodri Davies, Michael Duch, John Tilbury (Never Come Ashore; 2017)


Gareth HardwickExperiment.3 (Low Point; 2017)


Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No. 3 – Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta/David Zinman (Nonesuch; 1992)


Arash AkbariThe Rest Is Silence (Unknown Tone; 2017)


Simon CummingsSimulated Music (Interrobang; 2011)


Kevin DrummAnother Set of Days Now Over (self-released; 2017)

CelerMerita (self-released; 2017. Bandcamp private release)


Arvo PärtTabula Rasa (ECM New Series; 1984)
> Fratres – Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten – Staatsorchester Stuttgart/Dennis Russell Davies; Fratres – The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic; Tabula Rasa – Gidon Kremer, Tatiana Grindenko, Alfred Schnittke, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/Saulius Sendeckis


John TavenerThe Protecting Veil – Steven Isserlis (Virgin; 1992)
> John TavenerThe Protecting Veil – London Symphony Orchestra/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky; Benjamin Britten – Third Suite for Cello; John TavenerThrinos

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