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From the first releases on the label, a core element of New Focus' mission has been to feature composers, particularly American composers who were deeply invested in building on a lineage of contemporary composition in our community. Several exciting recent releases continue this committment. Mikel …

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14
Dec
2016
ICE releases three recordings on TUNDRA imprint

Composer portraits of George Lewis and Marcos Balter, and a program of new saxophone music played by Ryan Muncy

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) recently released two wonderful recordings on its TUNDRA imprint of New Focus, Ryan Muncy's survey of contemporary saxophone music, "ism", featuring his wonderful recording of James Tenney's classic work, "Saxony", and a portrait CD of longtime …

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03
Dec
2016

Kathy Supove's recent release of newly commissioned piano music, #TheDebussyEffect, was featured on Seattle's Second Inversion, a division of KINGFM, as well as in a review by Peter Margasak on Bandcamp Daily. Second Inversion writes: "In fact, the whole album glistens. Supové brings personality, …

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