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Jocelyn Dueck: Durey Rediscovered

New Focus Recordings: fcr184

Pianist and Louis Durey scholar Jocelyn Dueck’s recent art song recording, a collaboration with critically acclaimed vocalists Jesse Blumberg (baritone), William Burden (tenor), Sidney Outlaw …

Mariel Roberts: Cartography

New Focus Recordings: fcr185

Cellist Mariel Roberts releases her second solo recording with bold premiere performances of works written for her by George Lewis, Eric Wubbels, David Brynjar Franzson, and a collaborative work she …

LucyJohn Glover, composer & Kelley Rourke, librettist

New Focus Recordings: fcr183

Composer John Glover and librettist Kelley Rourke's opera Lucy takes as its subject the fascinating and thought provoking story of a chimpanzee raised by a human family in Oklahoma in the 1960’s …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS, Vol. 1

SEAMUS Records: EAM-1992

SEAMUS' series of new and archival recordings of electro-acoustic music by its members continues, with this re-release of Volume 1 of its series, from …

Matt Holman: The Tenth Muse

Panoramic Recordings: pan07

Trumpeter and composer Matt Holman releases a recording of his large scale composition The Tenth Muse, written for his ensemble (trumpet, vibraphone, piano, woodwinds) of the same name. …

Fernando Benadon: delight/delirium

New Focus Recordings: fcr179

Composer Fernando Benadon’s background as an improviser manifests itself in fascinating ways on his new release delight/delirium. In varying ways, Benadon explores and attempts to replicate the …

Johann Rosenmüller in ExileACRONYM & Jesse Blumberg

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr909

This recording presents music from the time of Rosenmüller's exile in Italy, and alternates large-ensemble chamber sonatas published in Venice in 1670 with the first recordings of unpublished bass …

Karr-Yang Duo: Felix Mendelssohn: Sonatas from Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr910

Fresh interpretation and technical brilliance imbue “Mendelssohn: Sonatas from Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood,” the first period instrument recording of this repertoire. This debut …

Jeff Herriott: The Stone Tapestry

New Focus Recordings: fcr175

Jeff Herriott's "The Stone Tapestry" is a collection of interwoven myths, about origins, lifecycles, and the pace and significance of change. The ritualistic approach to the performance of many …

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: Hushers

New Focus Recordings: fcr177

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's second recording, Hushers, posits a new paradigm for a capella vocal music, in which text setting and linear structure exists side by side with works that use the …

Movses Pogossian: J.S. Bach: Six Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin

New Focus Recordings: fcr178

Virtuoso violinist Movses Pogossian releases his soulful performance of Bach’s iconic Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. The recording represents a wonderful balance between historically …

Roadshow: Music of Carl Schimmel

New Focus Recordings: fcr167

Iowa and Illinois based composer Carl Schimmel's music has been praised by The New York Times as “vivid and dramatic." He often employs humor in works that are dense with literary and …

Vivaldi: Seven Cello ConcertosGuy Fishman, cello & Members of Handel and Haydn Society

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr907

Guy Fishman, principal cellist of the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra, presents a brilliant and energized period-instrument performance of seven miraculous and seminal concertos by the Red …

Giovanni Valentini: Secondo libro de madrigaliACRONYM & Les Canards Chantants

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr908

This recording pairs the “brilliant and moving” vocal ensemble Les Canards Chantants with the “groundbreaking, gutsy” (Early Music America Magazine) string band ACRONYM, and consists of the …

janus: Book of Memory

New Focus Recordings: fcr176

This recording documents two works written for the intrepid janus trio (Nuiko Wadden, harp; Amanda Baker, flute; Beth Meyers, viola). Paul Lansky’s large scale work Book of Memory and Jason …

The Will To AdornInternational Contemporary Ensemble & George Lewis

Tundra: tun005

George Lewis is a modern musical polymath, in the truest sense of the word. The Will To Adorn chronicles his fruitful relationship with the International Contemporary Ensemble, with works written for …

Trio Kavak: Heirlooms: New Music Inspired by Young Children

New Focus Recordings: fcr174

A group of distiniguished Yale composer alumni (Carl Schimmel, Orianna Webb, Armando Bayolo, Adam B. Silverman and Daniel Kellogg) undertook a charming and ambitious project to write a series of …

Mikel Kuehn: Object/Shadow

New Focus Recordings: fcr160

Composer Mikel Kuehn, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, writes music that is deftly structured, exquisitely orchestrated, and imbued with an ideal balance between deep pathos and intellectual rigor. Heard …

Aesopica: Music of Marcos BalterMarcos Balter & International Contemporary Ensemble

Tundra: tun004

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) releases a recording documenting its close and longstanding relationship with Brazilian born composer Marcos Balter on its own in-house recording label, …

Kathleen Supové: The Debussy Effect

New Focus Recordings: fcr170

Pianist Kathleen Supové is well known in contemporary music circles and beyond for her committed performances and inexhaustible programming and project creativity. On this double CD set, she …

David Smooke: Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

New Focus Recordings: fcr173

Composer David Smooke (Peabody Conservatory of Music faculty member) is a sonic tour guide, taking the listener on a journey that explores, in his own words, “alien topographies” and “unreal …

ImaginistLe Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet

Panoramic Recordings: pan06

“imaginist” is a unique concept album collaboration between genre bending jazz artists, the LeBoeuf Brothers, and the virtuoso contemporary music string quartet, the JACK Quartet. The album’s …

Traceur: American Music for Clarinet and PianoMichael Norsworthy & David Gompper

New Focus Recordings: fcr172

Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy (Boston Conservatory) and pianist and composer David Gompper (U. of Iowa) join forces to release “Traceur,” a survey of premieres and new transcriptions for …

Ryan Muncy: ism

Tundra: tun003

ism is the second solo album by saxophonist Ryan Muncy, and the third on the International Contemporary Ensemble’s New Focus imprint, TUNDRA. The recording resurrects one of the instrument’s …

Ecstatic Music: TAK Ensemble plays Taylor Brook

New Focus Recordings: fcr169

Ecstatic Music: TAK Ensemble plays Taylor Brook is the product of years of collaboration between Brook and TAK, and captures the range of Brook’s compositional voice, as well as TAK’s …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music From SEAMUS Volume 25

SEAMUS Records: EAM2016

SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) has been promoting electro-acoustic composition, performance, and recording since its founding in 1984. This new imprint devoted to …

NY Licorice Ensemble: Warabe-Uta Remix

Furious Artisans: facd6817

Furious Artisans presents the 3rd release from NY Licorice Ensemble, featuring all new works composed for the group as part of a composers competition in which the candidates were asked to arrange …

Dai Fujikura: my letter to the world

Minabel: min105

[A MINABEL RELEASE] Dai Fujikura’s latest release documents his close relationship with two remarkable institutions, New York based new music ensemble ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), and …

Frederic Hand: Odyssey

Panoramic Recordings: pan05

Longtime Metropolitan Opera guitarist and lutenist, versatile and award winning composer, and mentor and teacher to generations of guitarists, Frederic Hand has enjoyed an impressive and impactful …

Francesca Anderegg: Wild Cities

New Focus Recordings: fcr168

Violinist Francesca Anderegg has gathered an exciting collection of new works for violin and piano from young composers influenced by the minimalist heritage of John Adams. Inspired by Ginsberg’s …

Mivos String Quartet: Garden of Diverging Paths

New Focus Recordings: fcr171

The Mivos Quartet's newest release features three recent works for string quartet by US-based composers Taylor Brook, Andrew Greenwald, and Kate Soper. Literary elements inspired each work on this …

ACRONYM: Wunderkammer

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr906

[AN OLDE FOCUS RELEASE] In seventeenth-century Germany, a Wunderkammer (typically translated as “Cabinet of Curiosities”) was a type of private museum collection in the home of an aristocrat. …

January: Songs & Chamber Music of Mark Rimple

Furious Artisans: facd6814

Mark Rimple has always taken a Janus-like position toward music of the past and of the future, performing ancient and modern works side by side while composing in a hybridized, contemporary style for …

American Romantics: Premiere Recordings of Turn of the Century Works for String OrchestraReuben Blundell & Gowanus Arts Ensemble

New Focus Recordings: fcr166

“American Romantics” is a project initiated by conductor Reuben Blundell after he discovered several scores for string orchestra through the Fleischer Collection. These scores were all composed …

Three Free Radicals: Diary of a Left-Handed Sleepwalker

Panoramic Recordings: pan04

Minneapolis based composer and live electronics performer Scott Miller teams up with Estonian guitarist Mart Soo as "Three Free Radicals" for this collection of free improvisations. The …

Daniel Lippel: Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint

New Focus Recordings: fcr165

Guitarist Daniel Lippel releases a new version of Steve Reich’s iconic Electric Counterpoint. In collaboration with South African born ethnomusicologist Martin Scherzinger, Lippel approached the …

WAMMichael Finnissy & Michael Norsworthy

New Focus Recordings: fcr157

On “WAM”, British composer Michael Finnissy plays with various elements of “musical culture” - rearranging and recontextualizing old “classics”, writing chamber music without traditional …

Christopher Bailey: Glimmering Webs

New Focus Recordings: fcr164

“Glimmering Webs” is a comprehensive collection of Christopher Bailey’s solo piano music, displaying his uncommonly broad palette. Featuring pianists Shiau-uen Ding, Augustus Arnone, and Jacob …

loadbang: Lungpowered

New Focus Recordings: fcr163

Loadbang, a unique New York based ensemble of bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice, has been energetically expanding the repertoire for their instrumentation since their formation in …

LeStrange Viols: William Cranford Consort Music for 4, 5 and 6 Viols

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr905

[AN OLDE FOCUS RELEASE] LeStrange Viols’ modern premier recording of the chamber music of William Cranford on the Olde Focus Recordings division is the first major single-composer release by an …

Reiko Füting: names, erased

New Focus Recordings: fcr152

Reiko Fueting’s "names, erased" features works of exquisitely crafted chamber music performed by members of New York City’s most celebrated contemporary ensembles, including Either/Or Ensemble, …

Dai Fujikura: Mina

Minabel: min104

Dai Fujikura’s newest recording is named after his daughter Mina, who was born just before he began composing the title piece on the recording, written for five soloists from the International …

Red Light New Music: Barbary Coast

New Focus Recordings: fcr162

Barbary Coast, the debut album from New York-based ensemble Red Light New Music, features works by the group's founding composers: Christopher Cerrone, Ted Hearne, Vincent Raikhel, Liam Robinson, and …

RighteousGIRLS: gathering blue

Panoramic Recordings: pan03

RighteousGIRLS (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi) present their debut recording, "gathering blue" featuring works written for them that draw from the worlds of contemporary classical music, …

Greg Chudzik: Solo Works, Vol. 1

Panoramic Recordings: pan02

Bassist Greg Chudzik, frequent performer with new music groups Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, and Wet Ink Ensemble, as well as the eclectic band Empyrean Atlas, releases this solo digital only EP …

Steven Ricks: Young American Inventions

New Focus Recordings: fcr158

Composer Steven Ricks's music reflects a sophisticated and complex relationship to modernism, vernacular language, musique concrete, and conceptualism, creating works that mashup these different …

NY Licorice Ensemble: Licorice Rhapsody

Furious Artisans: facd6816

The NY Licorice Ensemble’s first recording distributed in the US, Licorice Rhapsody features the unique clarinet ensemble is heard here in arrangements of iconic music by Gershwin, Bernstein, …

Scott Miller: Tipping Point

New Focus Recordings: fcr161

SCOTT MILLER and ZEITGEIST celebrate the first decade of their work together with the release of Tipping Point, a CD featuring Miller's deft works for instrument and electronics alongside his only …

Eric Huebner Plays Schumann, Carter And StravinskyEric Huebner, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr159

New Focus Recordings expands its representation of iconic works from the solo piano repertoire with this recital release of works by Carter, Stravinsky, and Schumann, performed with grace and …

Nicholas Phillips: American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr144

Pianist Nicholas Phillips, called "an able and persuasive advocate" of new music (New York Times), releases a recording documenting his ambitious commissioning project, American Vernacular, featuring …

Ryan Streber: Concentric

New Focus Recordings: fcr155

Composer and Owner/Engineer of Oktaven Audio, Ryan Streber, releases a compendium of his recent chamber works, featuring performances by counter(induction, Line C3 Percussion Quartet, Daniel Lippel, …

JACK Quartet: JACK Quartet plays áltaVoz composers

New Focus Recordings: fcr150

New music powerhouse JACK Quartet performs works by four Latin American emigré composers whose works transcend boundaries of nation and …

Andrew Violette: Sonata for GuitarDaniel Lippel & Andrew Violette

New Focus Recordings: fcr148

Andrew Violette's hour long Sonata for Guitar, here performed by Daniel Lippel, is one of three recent solo unaccompanied string works, all of which share a neo-Baroque emphasis on counterpoint and …

a.pe.ri.od.ic: Jürg Frey: more or less

New Focus Recordings: fcr151

a.pe.ri.od.ic’s inaugural release “more or less” is a CD of three recent works by the Swiss composer, Jürg Frey. The 10-member mixed ensemble brings out the unique and unusual blend of beauty, …

Neil Thornock: Between the Lines

New Focus Recordings: fcr156

Neil Thornock's release Between the Lines features his music for percussion, especially those struck instruments that ring, and includes his own performance on carrillon in the large ensemble …

R WE WHO R WE

New Focus Recordings: fcr128

Subversive duo R WE WHO R WE, featuring composer/performers Ted Hearne (vocals) and Philip White (mixer feedback), reimagines, dissects, and radically reconstructs the cover …

Dai Fujikura: Mirrors

Minabel: min102

Dai Fujikura's third release presents four stunning orchestral works in a vital document of the composer's sonic …

Importango: Tango for Import

Panoramic Recordings: pan01

Importango’s debut release, Tango for Import, is also the first release on Panoramic Recordings, a new division of New Focus Recordings dedicated to a wide continuum of stylistic diversity. The New …

ManachayanaDai Fujikura & Shin Sasakubo

Minabel: min103

The polystylistic recording, "Manayachana", was co-composed by Dai Fujikura and guitarist Shin Sasakubo with an ocean dividing …

Haruka Fujii: Ingredients

New Focus Recordings: fcr139

Percussionist Haruka Fujii releases her first full-length solo recording Ingredients, exploring the colorful components of virtuoso repertoire for mixed …

DUO Stephanie and Saar: Beethoven Dialogues

New Focus Recordings: fcr147

Duo Stephanie and Saar’s Beethoven Dialogues, the second New Focus release following their critically acclaimed Bach Crossings, recasts three of Beethoven’s iconic op. 18 set of string quartets …

Richard Beaudoin: Microtimings

New Focus Recordings: fcr125

The inaugural recordings of Richard Beaudoin’s music based on microtiming: a refined methodology for translating micro-temporal properties of a recorded …

Martin Scherzinger: African Math

New Focus Recordings: fcr153

Martin Scherzinger is a South African-born composer and media theorist, who works on and engages with the music of Africa. African Math is a recording of piano trio music that "africanizes" these …

Lee Weisert: Wild Arc

New Focus Recordings: fcr143

Composer Lee Weisert, faculty member at University of Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, writes acoustic and electro-acoustic music that seeks to find, through experimentation, tinkering, and unconventional …

Joshua Rubin: There Never is No Light

Tundra: tun002

ICE Clarinetist and Program Director Joshua Rubin releases his debut album with several works for clarinet and electronics, including premieres by Mario Davidovsky, Olly Wilson, and Mario Diaz de …

Kivie Cahn-Lipman: J.S. Bach, Six Suites for Solo Violoncello Without Bass

New Focus Recordings: fcr142

Cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman releases his unique approach to Bach's seminal cello suites, informed by his work as an early music performer and balanced with his sensibility as a performer of modern …

Omri Shimron: "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" {36 Variations on "¡EI Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!"}

New Focus Recordings: fcr134

Pianist Omri Shimron releases an incisive and personal account of Frederic Rzewski's iconic variations set on a Chilean Marxist anthem, "The People United Will Never be Defeated." Shimron's version …

Richard Carrick: Stone Guitars

New Focus Recordings: fcr149

Composer and guitarist Richard Carrick's Stone Guitars is a collection of pieces comprised of independently improvised electric guitar tracks layered in the studio, marrying the beauty of the …

ACRONYM: Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr901

ACRONYM is pleased to present the first recordings here of six sonatas by Antonio Bertali, and the first recordings in their present orchestrations of several …

DUO Stephanie and Saar: Bach Crossings

New Focus Recordings: fcr124

Bach Crossings, a first release for DUO Stephanie and Saar on New Focus, features Gyorgy Kurtag's inspired transcriptions of works by Bach for four hands …

David Funck: Stricturæ Viola-di Gambicæ

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr902

ICE founding cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman releases this first recording of the complete consort music of little known 17th century composer David Funck, as part of a launch of a new early music division …

Alan Tormey: Theories of Place

New Focus Recordings: fcr136

Composer Alan Tormey's Theories of Place is a new and provocative full-length digital release of ‘industrial chamber music’ that integrates classical, electronic, and environmental sounds into a …

Song Cycle: Schubert Lieder TranscriptionsTony Arnold & Daniel Lippel

New Focus Recordings: fcr127

Song Cycle features soprano Tony Arnold and guitarist Daniel Lippel, colleagues in ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), in a collection of transcriptions of Schubert lieder for voice and guitar …

Suzanne Farrin: Corpo di Terra

New Focus Recordings: fcr119

Suzanne Farrin's Corpo di Terra is a collection of "songs without words" that composer Suzanne Farrin has created based on sonnets by the Italian poet, Petrarch. These solos and duos explore a …

Nameless: Works by Matthew GreenbaumCygnus Ensemble/Momenta String Quartet/Miranda Cuckson

Furious Artisans: facd6812

Furious Artisans is pleased to release the first album recording of works devoted to composer Matthew Greenbaum, featuring an all-star cast of performers including 4 renown sopranos (Ben-Ze’ev, …

Robert Honstein: RE: You

New Focus Recordings: fcr146

The pieces on Robert Honstein's Re:You are inspired by an experience which is a window into a uniquely 21st century phenomenon – an errant string of messages written by an internet dating site …

Claire Chase: Terrestre

New Focus Recordings: fcr122

Virtuoso flutist Claire Chase offers stunning performances of some of the towering works of the modern flute repertoire by luminaries Boulez, Saariaho, Carter, Donatoni, and close collaborator …

Nathan Douds Ensemble

New Focus Recordings: fcr129

The Nathan Douds Ensemble's instrumentation suggests modern jazz as its foundation, but a deeper look reveals elements of electronic, world, contemporary and free improvisation operating within …

NatarajaConor Nelson, flute & Thomas Rosenkranz, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr154

Several of the works on this collection of fascinating music by flutist Conor Nelson and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz (colleagues at Bowling Green State University) are oriented around dance, but a …

CROSSINGS New Music for CelloKate Dillingham, cello & Amir Khosrowpour, piano

Furious Artisans: facd6815

CROSSINGS: New Music for Cello, performed by Kate Dillingham, cellist, and Amir Khosrowpour, pianist, is a collection of contemporary compositions for solo cello and cello and …

Inflorescence: Music From soundSCAPETony Arnold, soprano/Aiyun Huang, percussion/Thomas Rosenkranz, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr140

This recording, by three members of the faculty at the soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy, features works commissioned by the festival in 2012 by Oberlin Conservatory faculty composer Josh …

The Bright and Hollow SkyNathan Davis & International Contemporary Ensemble

New Focus Recordings: fcr120

Inspired by natural processes and acoustic phenomena, composer and percussionist Nathan Davis makes music that elucidates essential characters of instruments and the fragile athletics of playing …

Dai Fujikura: Flare

Minabel: min100

London based composer Dai Fujikura launches his own imprint for recordings of his work, Minabel Records, with this first release, Flare, featuring performances from such acclaimed ensembles as the …

Beyond Romance - Songs By Ben Bierman

New Focus Recordings: fcr141

Trumpeter/composer Ben Bierman releases his cabaret/art song cycle exploring mid life romance, Beyond Romance, featuring pianist Jeb Patton (Heath Brothers), vocalists Hilary Gardner and Matthew …

Pasos en otra calleFonema Consort/Pablo Santiago Chin/Mauricio Pauly

New Focus Recordings: fcr145

Chicago based ensemble Fonema Consort performs works by Costa Rican composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Mauricio Pauly that stretch vocal chamber music into new and highly expressive territory, lending …

Olivier Messiaen - HarawiTony Arnold, soprano & Jacob Greenberg, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr131

Longtime collaborators Tony Arnold (soprano) and Jacob Greenberg (piano) release a poignant recording of Olivier Messiaen’s evocative song cycle Harawi: Song of Love and Death. The solar chaos of …

Simple SongsDoug Perkins, percussion

New Focus Recordings: fcr126

Doug Perkins’s “Simple Songs” is a  document of the dynamism that exists in the constantly growing percussion repertoire, from Michael Gordon's athletic, virtuosic XY to Nathan Davis' …

Intersecting LinesJason Kush & Billy Test

New Focus Recordings: fcr138

Saxophonist Jason Kush and pianist Billy Test team up for a recording capturing the mix of spontaneity and trust that develops between two improvisers who have truly entered into a musical …

Rebekah Heller: 100 Names

Tundra: tun001

Rebekah Heller releases her debut recording and launches Tundra, the new imprint for recordings by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) with several boundary pushing works for bassoon and …

Dai Fujikura: Ampere

Minabel: min101

[A MINABEL RELEASE] Dai Fujikura presents three large ensemble works, conducted by Pierre Boulez, Thierry Fischer, and Michael Lewanski, alongside three solo pieces. The ecstatic character of …

Yegor Shevtsov: ...avec un frisson: Late Piano Works of Debussy and Boulez

New Focus Recordings: fcr132

Pianist Yegor Shevtsov focuses on late works of two of the towering figures in French composition on this recording, Pierre Boulez and Claude …

Du Yun: Shark in You

New Focus Recordings: fcr118

Du Yun, critically acclaimed as a composer of concert music, releases her first album as her pop diva alter-ego, …

Schumann and BusoniJacob Greenberg, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr121

Pianist Jacob Greenberg releases his second album on New Focus Recordings, featuring two towering works by Robert Schumann and Ferruccio …

Phyllis Chen: Little Things

New Focus Recordings: fcr133

Composer and toy pianist Phyllis Chen's third solo recording, Little Things, is a compilation of works written for her which expand the boundaries of this idiosyncatic …

Duo Figer-Khanina: Unearthing

New Focus Recordings: fcr123

Unearthing is the debut recording by Duo Figer Khanina, a violin and piano duo that focuses on promoting unsung repertoire, and includes seldom heard works by Grazyna Baciewicz, Rodrigo, and Malcolm …

Claire Chase: Density

New Focus Recordings: fcr135

Density takes the seminal flute solo Density 21.5 by Edgard Varèse as an endpoint and works backwards through an exploration of the concept of "density" as a springboard for sonic explorations of …

ACRONYM: Oddities and Trifles: The Very Peculiar Instrumental Music of Giovanni Valentini

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr904

ACRONYM's third release, this time featuring the harmonic and rhythmic surprises of the music of Giovanni …

Ryan Muncy: Hot

New Focus Recordings: fcr130

Saxophonist Ryan Muncy releases a recording that features works that highlight the shifting and increasingly prominent role that his instrument plays in the avant …

ACRONYM: Johann Christoph Pezel: Opus Musicum Sonatarum: the “Alphabet Sonatas”

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr903

[AN OLDE FOCUS RELEASE] Period music ensemble ACRONYM features the quirky and unique "Alphabet" Sonatas by Polish born Johann Christoph Pezel, a composer who occupied a position of prominence in …

Third Coast Percussion: Resounding Earth

New Focus Recordings: fcr137

Augusta Read Thomas’ “Resounding Earth” is a work for written for the intrepid Third Coast Percussion ensemble, exploring the meditative and profound sound world of …

Rotational TemplatesTravis Reuter & Travis Reuter Quintet

New Focus Recordings: fcr117

Guitarist and composer Travis Reuter's debut, Rotational Templates, exists at the margins of avant garde jazz and contemporary composition, weaving searing improvisations around strains of …

Stress PositionDrew Baker & Marilyn Nonken, piano

New Focus Recordings: fcr116

Stress Position is a collection of Drew Baker's piano music, focusing on works that take a politically charged stance through their presentation, and performed with virtuosity and conviction by …

Van Stiefel: Solaris

New Focus Recordings: fcr115

Van Stiefel's Solaris explores the fragile and delicate world of electric guitar played with a classical technique. Featuring performances by guitarists Daniel Lippel, David Nadal, and the composer …

David Laganella: The Calls of Gravity

New Focus Recordings: fcr114

David Laganella's music is intensely focused and rhythmic, often swirling around around a central pitch, as objects swirling around their gravitational center. Featuring performances by the Prism …

Edgar Guzmán: Différance

New Focus Recordings: fcr113

This collection of electronic and electro-acoustic pieces by one of Mexico's most prolific young composers explores a pallette of sonic materials derived from the technological and online …

Antares: Antares plays works by Peter Lieberson and Roger Reynolds

New Focus Recordings: fcr112

Antares, an ensemble formed to perform Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, releases this recording of two major works written for one of the group's predecessors, the Tashi Quartet, by Peter …

Breaking TrainingConor Nelson & Ayano Kataoka

New Focus Recordings: fcr111

In their debut release, the Conor and Ayano Duo explores repertoire for flute and percussion that takes its inspiration from various folkloric, world music, and vernacular …

Jacob Greenberg: Solitary

New Focus Recordings: fcr110

Solitary is a collection of solo piano works written during periods of extreme isolation and creative austerity in the respective composers’ lives. The recording, Jacob Greenberg’s debut full …

Claire Chase: Aliento

New Focus Recordings: fcr109

Aliento carves out a vast range of expressivity within a dramatically new context of sound on the flute. The recording features several works written for Claire Chase by Nathan Davis, Du Yun, Marcelo …

Auricolae Children's Troupe: Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Fables

New Focus Recordings: fcr108

Led by artistic director, narrator, and violist David Yang, Philadelphia based Auricolae Children's Troupe has performed for thousands of students in the Delaware Valley, introducing young people to …

Adam Silverman: Sturm

New Focus Recordings: fcr107

The compositions of Adam Silverman reflect his adventurous curiosity—he’s written music in many styles, from tonal to microtonal, from minimal to maximal, but the music is always direct, …

Peter Gilbert: The Bold Arch of Undreamt Bridges

New Focus Recordings: fcr106

Composer Peter Gilbert's debut full length recording features his ethereal compositions for live instruments and live electronics, and includes performances by flutist Mario Caroli, saxophonist …

Flexible Music: FM

New Focus Recordings: fcr105

This debut full length recording from NYC based new music quartet Flexible Music features Louis Andriessen's iconic "Hout", and five commissioned works that, in responding to it, defined the group's …

Abandoned TimeInternational Contemporary Ensemble/Tony Arnold, soprano/Daniel Lippel, guitar

New Focus Recordings: fcr104

Abandoned Time was the International Contemporary Ensemble's second full length cd, and the first entirely programmed and curated by members of the group. It features several pieces that have become …

Daniel Lippel: Sustenance

New Focus Recordings: fcr103

Sustenance is a concept album of premieres on which several chamber pieces are linked together by electronic "passages" by composer Peter Gilbert. Includes performances by several of New York's most …

Daniel Lippel: J.S. Bach BWV 998, 1003, 1010

New Focus Recordings: fcr102

This collection of three works in transcription for guitar by J.S. Bach was the product of an interest in capturing a snapshot of one performer's relationship to these pieces in a point in time, and …

Daniel Lippel: Resonance

New Focus Recordings: fcr101

Resonance is an exploration of several contemporary works for classical guitar that grapple with the instrument's greatest weakness, its small voice and quick decay, which is the flip side of its …