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 email@example.com.
New This Week
David Cieri – La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (original film score) (Ropeadope)
Civitas Ensemble – Jin Yin – compositions by Yao Chen, Vivian Fung, Lu Pei, Zhou Long, and Chen Yi (Çedille)
Charles Curtis – Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 – compositions by Charles Curtis, Éliane Radigue, Terry Jennings, Morton Feldman, Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, Alison Knowles, Richard Maxfield, and others (Saltern) Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey – Invisible Ritual (New Focus) Clara de Asís – Sans Nom Ni Forme (Pilgrim Talk) David Felder – Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux – Laura Aikin, Ethan Herschenfeld, Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose (BMOP/sound) Robert Haigh – Black Sarabande (Unseen Worlds) Colin Stetson – The Color Out of Space (original film score) (Milan)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
☆ Christina Courtin with the Knights – Situation Station (In a Circle)
Alex Dowling – Reality Rounds (Carrier)
Ross Goldstein – Timoka (self-released) Alex Hills – OutsideIn – performances by Aisha Orazbayeva, 12 Ensemble/James Weeks, EXAUDI/James Weeks, Jacob Brown, and 4|12 Collective/Adam Hickox (Carrier) Jason McMahon – Odd West (Shinkoyo; see related Log article here.) Pauline Oliveros/Stuart Dempster/Panaiotis – Deep Listening (Important; vinyl reissue of 1989 New Albion release, with bonus material) Dan Rosenboom – Absurd in the Anthropocene (Gearbox/Orenda)
Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman – Whoadie (577 Records) Fonema Consort – Vistas Furtivas—The Music of Juan Campoverde (New Focus) David Lang – the loser – Rod Gilfry, Conrad Tao, Bang on a Can Opera Ensemble/Lesley Leighton (Cantaloupe Music)
Fred Lerdahl – Music of Fred Lerdahl, Vol. 6 – performances by Tom Kraines, Daedalus Quartet, Elizabeth Fischborn, Edwin Barker, Movses Pogossian, David Starobin, Toke Møldrup, and Odense Symphony Orchestra/Andreas Delfs (Bridge)
Wolff Parkinson White – Favours (self-released)
Anastassis Philippakopoulos – piano works – Melaine Dalibert (Elsewhere)
Ben Verdery – Scenes from Ellis Island (New Focus) yMusic – Ecstatic Science – compositions by Gabriella Smith, Missy Mazzoli, Paul Wiancko, and Caroline Shaw (New Amsterdam)
CP Unit – One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown (Ramp Local; see related Log article here) ☆ Jan St. Werner – Molocular Meditation (Editions Mego) Dave Sewelson – More Music for a Free World (Makahala Music)
LEYA – Flood Dream (NNA Tapes) Bent Sørensen – Concertos – performances by Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Fröst, Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Da Capo) Various artists – APNM: Chamber Music, Vol. 1, and Computer + Electronic Music, Vol. 2 (New Focus)
☆ Brooklyn Rider – Healing Modes – compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Du Yun, Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Caroline Shaw (In a Circle)
Cenk Ergün – Sonare & Celare – JACK Quartet (New Focus) ☆ Horse Lords – The Common Task (Northern Spy)
Hasco Duo (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen) – The Same Old Wonder – compositions by Hasco Duo, Ravi Kittappa, Morgan Krauss, Luis Fernando Amaya, and Jonathan Sokol (New Focus)
☆ Webber/Morris Big Band – Both Are True (Greenleaf Music)
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