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

Ensemble MusikfabrikScherben (Wergo; 2015)
> Jonathan Harvey – Sringāra Chaconne – Peter Rundel; Enno PoppeScherben – Stefan Asbury; Kaija SaariahoNotes on Light –Dirk Wietheger, Emilio Pomàrico; Emmanuel NunesChessed I – Sian Edwards

Ensemble MusikfabrikSterben (Wergo; 2016)
> Francesco Filidei – Finito ogni gesto – Marcus Creed; Michael Beil – Black Jack –Otto Tausk; Mauricio Kagel – In der Matratzengruft – Markus Brutscher, Emilio Pomàrico

Ensemble MusikfabrikSchlamm (Wergo; 2016)
> Brian FerneyhoughFinis Terrae – Emilio Pomàrico; Klaus LangThe Ocean of Yes and No – Jean Deroyer; Carola Bauckholt – Schlammflocke – Enno Poppe; Jorge E. López – Gonzales the Earth Eater – Marcus Creed

Erkki-Sven Tüür – Symphony No. 9 – Estonian Festival Orchestra/Paavo Järvi (; 2018)

Michael GordonClouded Yellow – Kronos Quartet (Cantaloupe Music; due May 2018)
> Clouded Yellow; Potassium; The Sad Park; Exalted – Young People’s Chorus of New York City/Francisco J. Núñez

Peter GarlandMoon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1) – William Winant (Cold Blue; 2018)

John Luther AdamsEverything That Rises – JACK Quartet (Cold Blue; 2018)

Beatriz FerreyraGRM Works (Recollection GRM; 2015)

Ensemble Musikfabrikvom himmel zur hölle (Wergo; 2010)
> Martin SmolkaRush (Hour in Celestial Streets) – Peter Rundel; Mauricio KagelOrchestrion-Straat – Reinbert de Leeuw; Louis AndriessenRacconto dall’Inferno – Cristina Zavalloni, Reinbert de Leeuw

Ensemble Musikfabrikkrönung (Wergo; 2010)
Vykintas Baltakas(co)ro(na) – Etienne Siebens; Rebecca Saunders – cinnabar – Juditha Haeberlin, Marco Blaauw, Peter Rundel; Magnus Lindberg – Joy – Stefan Asbury; Iannis Xenakis – Thallein – Diego Masson

Ensemble Musikfabrikunerwartet (Wergo; 2010)
David Lang – Are you experienced? – Christian Brückner, Melvyn Poore, Stefan Asbury; Philippe Boesmans – Sextuor à clavier – Etienne Siebens; Richard Barrett – interference – Carl Rosman; Luca Francesconi – Unexpected End of Formula – Dirk Wietheger, Christian Eggen

RoyallenFound Tape (Permanent Nostalgia; 2018)

Machete USA & SonMachete USA & Son (Permanent Nostalgia; 2018)

BluesharpGreen Burial (Permanent Nostalgia; 2018)

Odd Person/Cool PersonOdd World/Cool World (Permanent Nostalgia; 2018)

Jason LescalleetThis Is What I Do, Vol. 19 (Glistening Examples; 2018)

Thomas TillyCodex Amphibia (Glistening Examples; 2018)

Ensemble Musikfabriksprechgesänge (Wergo; 2010)
> Jonathan HarveySprechgesang – Peter Veale, Peter Rundel; Beat FurrerRecitativo – Beat Furrer; George AperghisBabil – Carl Rosman, Sian Edwards; Unsuk ChinCantatrix Sopranica – Anu Komsi, Piia Komsi, David Cordier, Stefan Asbury

Anthony BraxtonSextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House; due March 2, 2018)

Jason Moran and the Bandwagon with Theaster Gates, Katie Ernst, Ken Vandermark, and Kenwood Academy Jazz BandLooks of a Lot (Yes Records; 2018)

Laurence CraneSound of Horse – asamisimasa (Hubro; 2016)
> John White in Berlin; Old Life Was Rubbish; Riis; Events; Sound of Horse

Michael ParsonsPatterns of Connection – Philip Thomas, Apartment House (Huddersfield Contemporary Records; 2017)

John Cage – Concert for Piano and Orchestra; Christian WolffResistance – Philip Thomas, Apartment House (Huddersfield Contemporary Records; 2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 – New York Philharmonic/Jaap van Zweden (Decca Gold; 2018)

Florence Price – Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Ryan CockerhamBefore, It Was Golden – Er-Gene Khang, Janacek Philharmonic/Ryan Cockerham (Albany; 2018)

Richard WagnerLohengrin – Prelude to Act 1; Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Andris Nelsons (Deutsche Grammphon; 2018)

Claire ChaseDensity (New Focus; 2013)
Steve ReichVermont Counterpoint; Marcos BalterPessoa; Alvin LucierAlmost New York; Philip GlassPiece in the Shape of a Square; Mario Diaz de LeonLuciform; Edgard Varèse  Density 21.5

King CrimsonUnidentified Show #2 (from Sailors’ Tales) (DGM; c. 1972/2017)

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