Release Date: September 27, 2019
“In reimagining the Bach Chaconne and Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias, I searched for meaning and connection to the greater, mysterious universe. My collaborator Spencer Topel, and I created an expansive sonic experience. It is as close to stopping time as I can imagine.”
Release Date: February 2, 2018
Nonesuch releases Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet on February 2, 2018; the album is also available on vinyl LP on March 30. Pulse (2015) is performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)—an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced—and Quartet (2013) is played by the Colin Currie Group, an ensemble led by percussionist Colin Currie that specializes in the music of Steve Reich; these are also the ensembles that gave the world premiere performances of the respective works.
Release Date: January 25, 2018
Electro-acoustic pieces composed during 2013 – 2017 represent rich variety of sound palettes and emotional worlds. They range from acousmatic music through mixed forms towards text-sound performance.
Release Date: January 27, 2017
“I Said No Doctors!” double-LP is a compilation of the most groundbreaking artists of current and past decades who have redefined sound by creating and destroying musical instruments to fit a specific sonic character and method of music-making. Throughout this audio journey we hear Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe combining bench oscillators, sound filters, telegraph keys and radio parts into one of the first electronic instruments, David Grubb’s (Gastr-del Sol, Bastro, Squirrel Bait, The Red Krayola) playing an alligator-clip prepared guitar, Markus Popp’s Oval Process software, Indonesian noise band Senyawa playing a modified Javanese farm plough, Dan Deacon using MIDI to generate an atonal barrage of pin-point notes from an acoustic grand piano, Jad Fair’s custom guitar with the neck is attached to the body with a system of rubber bands allowing dramatic bends, Bismuth featuring Yuri Landman, who has built guitars for Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth as well as Ciat Lonbarde’s Peter B playing the Deerhorn synthesizer. The compilation is curated by Dymaxion Groove founder Tom Tolleson who plays a modified Fender Jazzmaster with a ¾ ratio of separate playable strings over two pickups on the album as well.
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier recorded and produced String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) in his closet and the results couldn’t be more wondrous! This beautiful homemade lathe cut 7″ record includes four new arrangements by Eric Lyon of The Germs, Minutemen, Brahms and Deerhoof (featuring Greg on percussion). Cover artwork is by none other than Jad Fair. String Noise, New York’s most daring violin duo has built a reputation as relentless contemporary music advocates with a propensity for the most intense and advanced classical music of today. As performers they have championed the work of extreme contemporary composers such as Bernhard Lang, Eric Lyon, and John Zorn. Their first feature album “The Book of Strange Positions” was released on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS in November 2015. Tiny Mix Tapes describes this collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag as a “mix of classic punk covers and ZERO APOLOGIES.”
Release Date: December 16, 2016
New York City's classical, noise-rock violin duo String Noise performs "Double Helix," a maelstrom of dizzzying noise for two violins and electronic processing by composer John King.
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, the husband/wife violin duo comprising String Noise, have built a reputation as relentless contemporary music advocates with a propensity for the most intense and advanced classical music of today. As performers they have championed the work of extreme contemporary composers such as Bernhard Lang, Eric Lyon, and John Zorn.
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Release Date: March 2014
Four of Zorn’s compositions for large ensembles performed by Arcana, a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of Maestro David Fulmer. Including “Orchestra Variations,” the monumental masterwork “Suppots et Suppliciations,” a definitive performance of Zorn’s violin concerto “Contes de Fées” brilliantly performed by Chris Otto, and the lush string orchestra version of Zorn’s soulful “Kol Nidre” this is dramatic and colorful orchestral music passionately performed by 83 dedicated new music masters—a special release indeed!
Release Date: February 2014
Zorn’s string quartets are some of the most important modern contributions to the canon and a new Zorn quartet is truly a cause for celebration. His sixth quartet is inspired by the hermetic Angelic actions of John Dee and is replete with the procedures of distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation as well numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity and the ghost of a familiar fugue. Also included is Zorn’s mystical response to the ancient Newgrange sacred site in Ireland, a beautiful and evocative setting of Amergin, one of the oldest Celtic sacred texts, written for three female voices.
Release Date: June 30, 2013
Index 0 is the first release on the new label Indexical, a composer-run label dedicated to experimental music. The album includes new works for violin duo, string quartet, and solo piano.
Release Date: February 23, 2013
Zorn’s virtuosic string music is legendary and this CD focuses on his compositions for violin. Two major new works for solo violin—Passagen (based on the legendary B-A-C-H motif) and Ceremonial Magic (which appeared on Rimbaud in a duo realization with drums but here is presented as a virtuoso solo piece); and an enigmatic suite of 12 miniatures for 2 violins entitled Apophthegms. Featuring three incredible young virtuosos: Pauline Kim, David Fulmer and Chris Otto, Lemma is a CD of wildly imaginative string music performed with passion and fiery intensity.
Release Date: 2012