On the Record rounds up details about new and pending recordings of interest to the new-music community: contemporary classical music and jazz, electronic and electroacoustic music, and idioms for which no clever genre name has been coined, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, digital-only formats… you name it.
This list of upcoming release dates is culled from press releases, Amazon and other online record stores, social-media posts, and similar resources. Dates cited correspond to U.S. release of physical recordings where applicable, and are subject to change. (Links to Amazon, where used, do not imply endorsement.)
These listings are not comprehensive—nor could they be! To submit a forthcoming recording for consideration, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Week
Ilia Belorukov & Vasco Trilla – Laniakea (Astral Spirits)
Colin Fisher Quartet – Living Midnight (Astral Spirits) Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio – Even Better (Intakt)
Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony Malaby – Zoning (Astral Spirits) Clemens Gadenstätter – Semantical Investigations – performances by Ernst Kovacic, Klangforum Wien/Etienne Siebens, Ensemble Modern/Sian Edwards, Ensemble Nikel, L’Instant Donné, Krassimir Sterev, Yaron Deutsch (Kairos)
Jan Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble – Remember me, my dear (ECM)
Guerilla Toss – What Would the Odd Do? (NNA Tapes; related article here)
Michael Harley – Come Closer – compositions by John Fitz Rogers, Stefan Freund, Carl Schimmel, Fang Man, Reginald Bain, Caleb Burhans, and Jesse Jones (New Focus)
Jim James, Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra – The Order of Nature (Decca Gold; related article here)
Per Störby Jutbring – The Thief Bunny Society (Hoob) Petros Klampanis – Irrationalities (enja-Yellowbird) Komeshi Trio – The Master Speaks Thrice (Astral Spirits) Cassandra Miller – Bel Canto; Traveller Song; Tracery: Hardanger; Tracery: Lazy, Rocking – Juliet Fraser, Plus-Minus Ensemble (all that dust) Tim Parkinson – piano music 2015-16 – Mark Knoop (all that dust) Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis (Constellation) Georgia Rodgers – A to B; Late lines – Serge Vuille, Séverine Ballon (all that dust) Saariselka – The Ground Our Sky (Temporary Residence) Howard Skempton – Man and Bat; Piano Concerto; The Moon Is Flashing; Eternity’s Sunrise – Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Tim Horton, Ensemble 360 (First Hand) Chris Speed Trio – Respect for Your Toughness (Intakt) Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontakte – George Barton, Siwan Rhys (all that dust) Kathleen Supové – Eye to Ivory – compositions by Mary Ellen Childs, Guy Barash, Nick Didkovsky, Randall Woolf, and Dafna Naphthali (Starkland) Martino Traversa – Hommage – performances by Hae-sun Kang, Livia Rado, Ciro Longobardi, and Ensemble Prometeo/Marco Angius (Kairos) Saadet Türköz/Elliott Sharp – Kumuska (Intakt) Stefan Węgłowski – From 1 to 7 – Yeyoung Sohn, Marcin Dylla (Kairos)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
Julian Anderson – Poetry Approaching Silence – Nash Ensemble/Martyn Brabbins (NMC Recordings) Joanna Bailie – Artificial Environments – Plus-Minus Ensemble (NMC Recordings) Ka Baird – Respires (RVNGIntl.) Jennie Oh Brown – Giantess – compositions by Shulamit Ran, Carter Pann, Valerie Coleman, Misook Kim, and Augusta Read Thomas (Innova)
Michael Byron – Bridges of Pearl and Dust – Ben Phelps (Cold Blue)
Robert Carl – Splectra – Alison Bjorkedal (Cold Blue)
Kit Downes – Dreamlife of Debris (ECM) David Dzubay – all water has a perfect memory – performances by Orion String Quartet, Voices of Change, Miranda Cuckson, Barkada Quartet, Zephyr, Emily Levin, Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Simin Ganatra, John Rommel, and David Dzubay (Innova) Ayman Fanous/Frances-Marie Uitti – Negoum (Mode) ☆ First Tone (Turk Dietrich and Duane Pitre) – Reactions (Spectrum Spools) ☆ Philip Glass – Annunciation – Paul Barnes, Brooklyn Rider (Orange Mountain Music) Mary Halvorson & John Dieterich – a tangle of stars (New Amsterdam) Ted Hearne – Hazy Heart Pump – performances by Miki-Sophia Cloud, Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet, Ashley Bathgate, Ron Wiltrout, Diana Wade, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, and Argus Quartet (New Focus) David Lang/Mark Dion – anatomy theater – Marc Kudisch, Robert Osbourne, Peabody Southwell, Timur, International Contemporary Ensemble/Christopher Rountree (Cantaloupe Music) Jenny Lin – The Études Project, Volume One: ICEBERG – compositions by Iceberg New Music and others (Sono Luminus) Maciej Obara Quartet – Three Crowns (ECM) Miles Okazaki – The Sky Below (Pi Recordings) Meara O’Reilly – Hockets for Two Voices (Cantaloupe Music) ☆ PAT (Jacolby Satterwhite and Nick Weiss) – Love Will Find a Way Home (Pioneer Works Press) Matthew Sargent – Separation Songs – Eclipse Quartet (Cold Blue) David Sawer – Rumpelstiltskin – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Martyn Brabbins (NMC Recordings) Conrad Tao – American Rage – compositions by Frederic Rzewski, Julia Wolfe, and Aaron Copland (Warner Classics)
Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour – Live at Firehouse 12 (Sunnyside) CUP – Spinning Creature (Northern Spy)
Dither – Potential Differences – compositions by Eve Beglarian, Gyan Riley, Paula Matthusen, Jascha Narveson, Joshua Lopes, James Moore, Ted Hearne, Taylor Levine, and James Tenney (New Focus) Nick Dunston – Atlantic Extraction (Out of Your Head) Julia Hülsmann Quartet – Not Far from Here (ECM) Keith Jarrett – Munich 1996 (ECM) Remy Le Boeuf – Assembly of Shadows (SoundSpore) Mareike Wiening – Metropolis Paradise (Greenleaf Music)
Akiyama/Field/Vidic – Interpersonal Subjectivities (Astral Spirits)
Zosha Di Castri – Tachitipo – performances by Ekmeles, Talea Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Julia Den Boer, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Yarn/Wire (New Focus)
exclusiveOr – MODULES – performances with Architeuthis Walks on Land and International Contemporary Ensemble (Carrier) ☆ Philip Glass – The Fall of the House of Usher – Jonas Hacker, Ben Edquist, Matthew Adam Fleisher, Nicholas Nestorak, Madison Leonard, Wolf Trap Opera, Inscape Chamber Orchestra/Joseph Li (Orange Mountain Music) ☆ Jacob Greenberg – Neo/Classic. – compositions by Elliott Carter, Phyllis Chen, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky (New Focus) ☆ Iceland Symphony Orchestra – Concurrence – compositions by Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, and Páll Ragnar Pálsson, conducted by Daníel Bjarnason (Sono Luminus) ☆ Daniel Lippel – Mirrored Spaces – compositions by Daniel Lippel, Karin Wetzel, Kyle Bartlett, Orianna Webb, Ryan Steber, Dalia Raudonikytė With, John Link, Sergio Kafejian, Sidney Corbett, Douglas Boyce, Ethan Wickman, and Christopher Bailey (New Focus) Mat Maneri Quartet – Dust (Sunnyside) Todd Marcus – Trio+ (Stricker Street) Dan Trueman – Songs That Are Hard to Sing – JACK Quartet, Sō Percussion (New Amsterdam) Eri Yamamoto Trio & Choral Chameleon – Goshu Ondo Suite (AUM Fidelity)
Robert Ashley– Automatic Writing (Lovely Music; vinyl reissue of 1979 release)
Robert Ashley – Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) – Varispeed with Amirtha Kidambi and Tom Hamilton (Lovely Music) Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski – Elective Affinities (Infrequent Seams) Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash & Tony Orrell – BleySchool (577 Records)
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