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Transient Canvas: Right now, in a second

New Focus Recordings: fcr267

Boston based Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet; Matt Sharrock, percussion) releases their newest recording documenting their extensive work commissioning new works for their …

Brendon Randall-Myers: dynamics of vanishing bodies

New Focus Recordings: fcr264

Composer/guitarist Brendon Randall-Myers, in collaboration with electric guitar quartet Dither, releases "dynamics of vanishing bodies," a 37-minute piece deploying a full gamut of techniques. …

Richard Carrick: lanterne

New Focus Recordings: fcr273

Composer Richard Carrick releases a timely compendium of music for compact spaces which serves as an evocative and varied reminder of the way one can create sonic resonance with even the most sparing …

Georgina Isabel Rossi: Mobili: Music for Viola and Piano from Chile

New Focus Recordings: fcr268

Violist Georgina Isabel Rossi and pianist Silvie Cheng release Mobili, an overview of Chilean repertoire featuring viola. Compiling six works by five composers, including five world-premiere …

Eric Huebner: Désordre

New Focus Recordings: fcr269

Critically acclaimed pianist Eric Huebner releases his performance of György Ligeti's famous Études alongside his iconic Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano with colleagues Yuki Numata Resnick and …

Green Mountain Project: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr918

TENET Vocal Artists, NYC’s pre-eminent early music ensemble, releases a CD of the final performance of its Green Mountain Project. For the past ten years, the Green Mountain Project has been made …

Cat Toren: Scintillating Beauty

Panoramic Recordings: pan18

Pianist/composer Cat Toren conjures music as healing force and hope for the future on the second album by her exploratory quintet HUMAN KIND. "Scintillating Beauty" evokes 60s spiritual jazz, sound …

De l’espace trouver la fin et le milieu: Dan Barrett plays Dominique Lemaître

New Focus Recordings: fcr276

Cellist Dan Barrett releases a collection of premiere recordings of solo and duo works by French composer Dominique Lemaître. Lemaître's music is characterized by sensuality, melodic contour, and …

Christopher Cerrone: Liminal Highway

New Focus Recordings: fcr275

Composer Christopher Cerrone and Grammy Award-winning flutist Tim Munro release Liminal Highway, a hypnotic work for flute and electronics. Liminal Highway evokes the moment of limbo between …

Spektral Quartet: Experiments in Living

New Focus Recordings: fcr270

Grammy nominated Spektral Quartet releases Experiments in Living, a modular journey through canonic and contemporary works that is designed to be reordered each time a listener experiences the …

Tomás Gueglio: Duermevela

New Focus Recordings: fcr252

Composer Tomás Gueglio releases "Duermevela," a collection of solo and ensemble works that reflect his interest in microtonality, extended technique, and blending musical lineages and styles. …

Bonnie Whiting: Perishable Structures

New Focus Recordings: fcr259

Percussionist and composer Bonnie Whiting's Perishable Structures places works for speaking percussionist within a context of storytelling. Through works by Rzewski, Globokar, Parenti, Logan-Greene, …

Beauty Crying Forth: Flute Music by Women Across TimeSarah Frisof & Daniel Pesca

Furious Artisans: facd6826

On "Beauty Crying Forth," flutist Sarah Frisof and pianist Daniel Pesca present repertoire spanning one and half centuries for flute by female composers. Including music by Clara Schumann, Lili …

Anthony Gatto: The Making of Americans

New Focus Recordings: fcr265

Composer Anthony Gatto releases his radio opera setting of Gertrude Stein's "The Making of Americans," a reworking of his original opera premiered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2008. …

Edward Smaldone: Once and Again

New Focus Recordings: fcr258

Composer Edward Smaldone releases "Once and Again," a collection of chamber music including song cycles and instrumental works that encapsulate his openness to diverse sources of inspiration. …

ACRONYM: Cantica Obsoleta

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr917

ACRONYM presents forgotten works from the Düben Collection. The Düben archive consists of approximately 2300 music manuscripts, assembled by and named after a family of composers who served in …

Anthony Gatto: Wise Blood

New Focus Recordings: fcr266

Composer Anthony Gatto releases "Wise Blood," his operatic setting of Flannery O'Connor's wild, Southern Gothic novel about a crisis of faith in a young war veteran. The pace and syntax of …

Collage Project: Off Brand

Panoramic Recordings: pan19

Collage Project was born out of stylistically ambiguous collaborations from the late 1990s and early 2000s in Cleveland, Ohio between bassist Aidan Plank, and guitarists Dan Bruce, and Dan Lippel. …

Alexander Sigman: VURT Cycle

New Focus Recordings: fcr257

Composer Alexander Sigman releases "VURT Cycle," featuring performances by violinist Hajnal Pivnick, flutist Matteo Cesari, Ensemble Phorminx, Ensemble Modelo62, and Discord Workshop. Inspired by a …

Nomi Epstein: sounds

New Focus Recordings: fcr260

Composer and artistic director of Chicago based experimental ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic, Nomi Epstein releases "sounds," a compilation of her own works for ensemble and solo piano. Epstein's sensitive …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS, vol. 29

SEAMUS Records: EAM2020

SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) releases its newest recording in an ongoing series featuring works by the organization's member composers, under the curation of …

Patchwork

New Focus Recordings: fcr255

Patchwork (Noa Even, saxophones and Stephen Klunk, drum set) releases its dynamic debut album featuring works written for them by Erin Rogers, Eric Wubbels, Dan Tramte, Osnat Netzer, and Hong-Da …

scapegoat: The Threshing Floor/Plastic Disorder

New Focus Recordings: fcr254

Experimental saxophone and percussion duo scapegoat (Noam Bierstone, percussion; Joshua Hyde, saxophone) releases The Threshing Floor/Plastic Disorder, a recording featuring two path breaking works …

Dai Fujikura: Turtle Totem

Minabel: min109

Dai Fujikura’s latest release on his Minabel label covers a wide range of instrumentation from solo works for double bass, Japanese sho and electronics, and clarinet; a chamber piece for electric …

Michael Hersch: I hope we get a chance to visit soon

New Focus Recordings: fcr251

New Focus releases Michael Hersch's I hope we get a chance to visit soon, the long-awaited companion piece to his critically acclaimed monodrama, On the Threshold of Winter. Scored for two …

Emilio Teubal: Tides

Panoramic Recordings: pan17

Brooklyn based Argentinian pianist and composer Emilio Teubal releases "Tides," an album that showcases his poly-stylistic solo piano compositions. Teubal's work juggles contemporary tango, jazz, and …

Andy Kozar: A Few Kites

New Focus Recordings: fcr262

American trumpet soloist Andy Kozar releases “A Few Kites,” his premiere solo record, featuring extraordinary new works for trumpet and electronics from many of the country's leading composers.  …

Belinda Reynolds: Secret

Panoramic Recordings: pan13

San Francisco based composer Belinda Reynolds releases a single, Secret, in collaboration with vocalist Holly Nadal and electric guitarist David Nadal. On Secret, Reynolds sets a collage of four …

Ning Yu: Of Being

New Focus Recordings: fcr242

Pianist Ning Yu (Yarn/Wire, counter)induction) releases "Of Being," a compilation of three pathbreaking works by composers Wang Lu, Misato Mochizuki, and Emily Praetorius. Combining traditional …

Hypercube: Brain on Fire

New Focus Recordings: fcr250

New York based ensemble Hypercube (Erin Rogers, saxophones; Jay Sorce, guitars; Andrea Lodge, piano & accordion; Chris Graham, percussion) releases "Brain on Fire," including works written for …

HeartEndangered Quartet/Roy Nathanson/Curtis Fowlkes/Jesse Mills/Tim Kiah

Panoramic Recordings: pan15

Endangered Quartet (Roy Nathanson, saxophones; Curtis Fowlkes, trombone/vocals; Jesse Mills, violin/vocals; Tim Kiah, bass/vocals) releases their debut recording, "Heart," a collection that …

John Aylward: Angelus

New Focus Recordings: fcr261

Composer John Aylward releases Angelus, his monodrama for voice and ensemble inspired in equal measure by his mother's experience as a refugee fleeing Europe during World War II, Paul Klee's …

Scott L. Miller: Ghost Layers

New Focus Recordings: fcr253

Composer Scott Miller releases "Ghost Layers" in collaboration with the critically acclaimed TAK Ensemble. The album features recent chamber works, all but one of which include an electronic element. …

Ali Can Puskulcu: Gibberish Shreds

New Focus Recordings: fcr256

Turkish-American composer and violinist Ali Can Puskulcu releases his debut album "Gibberish Shreds," a series of compositions for violin, voice, and processed electronics using a midi pedal …

Richard Valitutto: nocturnes & lullabies

New Focus Recordings: fcr243

Pianist Richard Valitutto releases "nocturnes & lullabies", a collection of works organized around themes of transitional states between light, dark, consciousness, and unconsciousness. Featuring …

Hasco Duo: The Same Old Wonder

New Focus Recordings: fcr247

Hasco Duo (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano, and Jesse Langen, guitars) releases their debut recording of innovative music for voice and guitar. Exploring textures incorporating electric guitars, …

Cenk Ergün: Sonare & Celare

New Focus Recordings: fcr238

The JACK Quartet performs two works by Turkish-American experimental composer Cenk Ergün on this EP release. Ergün's immersion in the worlds of electronic music and improvisation shape material …

Luis Ianes: instrucciones de uso

Panoramic Recordings: pan16

Argentinean/Uruguayan guitarist, composer, and improvisor Luis Ianes releases, "instrucciones de uso”, a set of music both through composed and improvised on solo acoustic guitar. In the creation …

Barbora Kolářová: Imp in Impulse

Furious Artisans: facd6822

Virtuoso Czech violinist Barbora Kolářová releases her debut recording of solo violin works, including the premiere recording of Pascal Le Boeuf's title track, alongside rarely heard works by Jean …

Fonema Consort: Vistas Furtivas — The Music of Juan Campoverde

New Focus Recordings: fcr246

Chicago based ensemble Fonema Consort releases this beguiling recording of music by the Ecuadorian composer Juan Campoverde. This collection of music highlights his innovative compositional …

Music from the Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM), vol. 1 & 2

New Focus Recordings: fcr248

The Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) was founded in 1975 by Jacques-Louis Monod as a community of American composers with shared aesthetic values. This double album release features …

Ben Verdery: Scenes from Ellis Island

Panoramic Recordings: pan14

Guitarist and composer Ben Verdery's "Scenes from Ellis Island" contains selections of his eclectic solo and ensemble music. Verdery's broad sources of inspiration include world music traditions, …

Invisible RitualJennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey

Tundra: tun014

Violinist/composer Jennifer Curtis and multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey have been performing as a duo for several years, as an outgrowth of a collaboration that initiated from their work …

String Orchestra of Brooklyn: afterimage

Furious Artisans: facd6823

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn releases "afterimage," an album featuring two works written for the ensemble by Christopher Cerrone and Jacob Cooper that respond to older works by Paganini and …

Ekmeles: A Howl, That Was Also A Prayer

New Focus Recordings: fcr245

New York based contemporary vocal ensemble Ekmeles releases their debut album, "A Howl, That Was Also a Prayer," a collection of premieres by Erin Gee, Christopher Trapani, and Taylor Brook that …

Dither: Potential Differences

New Focus Recordings: fcr235

The New York based electric guitar quartet Dither has established itself as one of the premiere ensembles of its kind, cementing their reputation as keen champions of inventive composers and deft …

Colin Hinton: Simulacra

Panoramic Recordings: pan12

Composer and drummer Colin Hinton's Simulacra exists at the intersecting edge of experimental improvised music and contemporary composition. Bringing together a band of crack colleagues from the …

Makaris: Wisps in the Dell

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr916

In the late-classical era, composers including Beethoven, Weber, and Haydn were commissioned to orchestrate traditional Scottish folk songs in their original English. A lush sampling of these songs …

Movses Pogossian: Modulation Necklace: New Music from Armenia

New Focus Recordings: fcr244

On "Modulation Necklace," violinist Movses Pogossian has curated a recording chronicling a vibrant repertoire of contemporary Armenian music. Featuring performances by the Dilijan Chamber Music …

Music in the Barns: Bolton - Godin - Oesterle

New Focus Recordings: fcr226

Music in the Barns is a Canadian ensemble directed by violist Carol Gimbel highlighting the new chamber music community in Canada. Their debut album includes works by Rose Bolton, Scott Godin, and …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS, vol. 28

SEAMUS Records: EAM2019

SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) continues with its commendable series of releasing recordings of works by its member composers. This volume is the most recent, the …

a.pe.ri.od.ic: for a•pe•ri•od•ic

New Focus Recordings: fcr249

Chicago based a•pe•ri•od•ic performs music grounded in post-Cagean experimental traditions. "for a•pe•ri•od•ic" features music written for the ensemble by ensemble members Nomi …

Ted Hearne: Hazy Heart Pump

New Focus Recordings: fcr241

Composer Ted Hearne releases "Hazy Heart Pump," a portrait album of chamber works that radically combine and layer various sources of inspiration to create music that pulls both emotionally and …

ACRONYM: The Battle, the Bethel, & the Ball

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr913

ACRONYM's exploration of the wild music written by and attributed to H.I.F. von Biber includes several pieces recorded here for the first time. Works include programmatic battle music, Latin church …

Michael Hersch: Carrion-Miles to Purgatory

New Focus Recordings: fcr229

Michael Hersch's newest release, "Carrion-Miles to Purgatory", features three intensely introspective duos performed by close collaborators of his, virtuoso violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and …

William Kentner Anderson: Der Weg Ins Freie

Furious Artisans: facd6819

Guitarist/composer William Kentner Anderson releases a collection of works ... music is not like anything else, often engaging with simple musical materials-pop songs, folksongs and folk lyrics. He …

Dai Fujikura: Zawazawa

Minabel: min108

Dai Fujikura’s latest release on his Minabel label covers a wide range of instrumentation, from solo works for soprano, clarinet, violin and double bass to a Tuba concerto, an ensemble piece for …

Musicians from soundSCAPE: After the End

New Focus Recordings: fcr230

The soundSCAPE summer festival in Italy was founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Nathanael May, and each summer hosts composers, faculty, and student performers for two weeks of lectures, …

JACK Quartet: Filigree: Music of Hannah Lash

New Focus Recordings: fcr228

Composer Hannah Lash writes music that is informed in equal measure by historical precedents, such as the Baroque inspired "Suite: Remembered and Imagined," as it is by a modernist examination of …

loadbang: old fires catch old buildings

New Focus Recordings: fcr201

Unique ensemble loadbang (baritone Jeff Gavett, trumpeter Andy Kozar, trombonist Will Lang, clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro) releases their second full length recording on New Focus, continuing to …

Michael Hersch: Images from a Closed Ward

New Focus Recordings: fcr199

Composer Michael Hersch's string quartet Images from a Closed Ward, performed here with absolute commitment by the New York based FLUX Quartet, is inextricably connected to his friendship with the …

Robert Honstein: An Economy of Means

New Focus Recordings: fcr202

Composer Robert Honstein revels in illuminating subtle corners of textures woven out of limited materials. "An Economy of Means" highlights that quality in two extended fantasies for solo …

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Le Memorie Dolorose

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr914

Early-music ensembles TENET Vocal Artists and ACRONYM have joined forces to make the first commercial recording of a sumptuous work by composer Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623-1680), a sepolcro set …

Suzanne Farrin: Dolce la Morte

Tundra: tun012

Dolce La Morte, Suzanne Farrin's monodrama for countertenor and ensemble, is based on Michelangelo's love poetry inspired by the young Roman nobleman Tommaso de Cavalieri. Farrin's sensual …

Richard Cameron-Wolfe: An Inventory of Damaged Goods

Furious Artisans: facd6818

The music of Richard Cameron-Wolfe is not intrinsically abstract, instead residing in various realms of non-abstraction - each composition’s seed-ideas emanating from an extra-musical impulse. Here …

Longleash: Passage

New Focus Recordings: fcr180

Critically acclaimed piano trio Longleash releases a debut album featuring first commercial recordings of innovative works, written by an international group of composers launching remarkable …

The Bowers Fader Duo: Between Us All: New American Art Songs for Voice & Guitar

New Focus Recordings: fcr223

Since their formation in 2009, The Bowers Fader Duo (Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano, and Oren Fader, guitar) has commissioned over 20 new works from American composers representing a wide range of …

Christopher Trapani: Waterlines

New Focus Recordings: fcr200

Rome Prize winner and New Orleans native Christopher Trapani's first portrait recording is in part inspired by Hurricane Katrina's devastation of his home town. Trapani found himself reaching towards …

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 …

Olivia De Prato: STREYA

New Focus Recordings: fcr193

Violinist Olivia De Prato (Mivos Quartet) releases this wide ranging release of music for solo violin and violin and electronics. Included are works by a broad cross section of some of the most …

Wendy Richman: vox/viola

Tundra: tun008

Violist Wendy Richman, a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, releases her debut full length recording of music she commissioned for voice and viola for one performer. …

Michael Hersch: end stages, Violin Concerto

New Focus Recordings: fcr208

Virtuoso violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, for whom Michael Hersch's Violin Concerto was composed, wrote recently of the piece that it "is an open wound, there is no other way to say it." She …

New Thread Quartet: Plastic Facts

New Focus Recordings: fcr221

"Plastic Facts" is the debut album of New Thread Quartet, a NYC-based saxophone quartet hailed as “adventurous, rule-breaking” (NewMusicBox). The album serves as a showcase of modern compositions …

Dai Fujikura: Diamond Dust

Minabel: min107

Dai Fujikura’s latest release on his Minabel label covers a wide range of instrumentation, from solo works for horn, Japanese shakuhachi, violin and trombone to two concertos: a piano concerto and …

Greg Chudzik: Solo Works, Vol. 2

Panoramic Recordings: pan11

Bassist and composer Greg Chudzik releases his follow up volume 2 to his 2015 "Solo Works, Vol 1" on the Panoramic imprint. Expansive, layered compositions incorporate a wide range of extended bass …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS Volume 27

SEAMUS Records: EAM2018

SEAMUS continues its series of releasing new compilations of works by its electroacoustic composer members alongside back catalogue recording. Volume 27 features works by Carter Rice, Brian Sears, …

David Liptak: Dove Songs

New Focus Recordings: fcr224

Composer David Liptak releases a collection of chamber works, featuring the cycle, "Dove Songs," written for soprano Tony Arnold with pianist Alison D'Amato. Liptak, longtime composition professor at …

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 …

“...through which the past shines…”Nils Vigeland/Reiko Füting/Daniel Lippel/John Popham

New Focus Recordings: fcr204

"…through which the past shines…" is a collection of the current complete works for guitar, both solo and in ensemble, by composers Nils Vigeland and Reiko Füting. The music is emblematic of …

Louis Karchin: Dark Mountains/Distant Lights

New Focus Recordings: fcr225

Composer Louis Karchin releases a collection of chamber works, featuring violinist Miranda Cuckson, pianist Steven Beck, and oboist Jacqueline Leclair. Partially inspired by the iconic romance of …

Anthony Cheung: Cycles and Arrows

New Focus Recordings: fcr215

Composer Anthony Cheung releases a inventive, beautifully crafted collection of chamber works featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, and Atlas Ensemble, as well as …

Capricornus: Jubilus BernhardiACRONYM/Donald Meineke/The Bach Choir of Holy Trinity

New Focus Recordings: fcr911

Baroque string band ACRONYM teams up with Donald Meineke and the Bach Choir of Holy Trinity—an ensemble known for a half-century of riveting early-music performances in New York City—for the …

Mathew Rosenblum: Lament/Witches' Sabbath

New Focus Recordings: fcr219

"Lament/Witches’ Sabbath", composer Mathew Rosenblum’s new CD on New Focus Recordings, features David Krakauer, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, FLUX Quartet, Mantra Percussion, the …

Dmitri Tymoczko: Fools & Angels

Panoramic Recordings: pan10

Dmitri Tymoczko’s “Fools and Angels” includes four works for voices and ensemble that demonstrate a wide range of approaches to vocal writing and genre. With nods to 70s progressive rock, Early …

Three BurialsPablo Santiago Chin & Dalia Chin

New Focus Recordings: fcr195

Costa Rican born composer Pablo Santiago Chin revels in bracing timbral experimentation and an expressivity ranging from ethereal to strident. As the artistic director of Chicago based Fonema …

Zosha Di Castri: Tachitipo

New Focus Recordings: fcr227

Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri releases this stellar collection of music for various instrumentations, featuring the JACK Quartet, pianist Julia Den Boer, Yarn/Wire, the International Contemporary …

Andrew Conklin: Field Reports

New Focus Recordings: fcr232

On "Field Reports," Composer Andrew Conklin engages with the rich legacy left behind by early 20th century composer Sidney Robertson Cowell's Northern California Folk Song Project, an archival …

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 …

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 …

Mabel Kwan: Georg Friedrich Haas: Trois Hommages

New Focus Recordings: fcr214

Chicago based pianist Mabel Kwan (Ensemble Dal Niente) releases the premiere recording of Georg Friedrich Haas' Trois Hommages, a beguiling work for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart and played …

Marianne Gythfeldt: Only Human

New Focus Recordings: fcr220

Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt’s “Only Human” is a collection of recordings of works with electronics written for her by colleague composers John Link, Mikel Kuehn, David Taddie, Elizabeth …

Duo Noire: Night Triptych

New Focus Recordings: fcr210

In this wonderful collection of works for two guitars by a group of composers hailing from many spots on the globe, Duo Noire provides a compelling snapshot of the range of expression in contemporary …

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 …

Ben Melsky: Ben Melsky / Ensemble Dal Niente

New Focus Recordings: fcr236

Harpist Ben Melsky, of Ensemble Dal Niente, a staple on the Chicago new music scene, releases a recording of innovative chamber works with his colleagues by a wonderful collection of composers …

Du Yun: Dinosaur Scar

Tundra: tun011

Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun's collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble traces back to the group's formation at Oberlin Conservatory. This new release on ICE's Tundra imprint …

DUO Stephanie and Saar: Bach: The Art of Fugue

New Focus Recordings: fcr181

DUO Stephanie & Saar’s third release on New Focus Recordings, The Art of Fugue, is the first ever complete piano duo recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s enigmatic final …

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 …

MotherlandQuince Ensemble

New Focus Recordings: fcr203

Quince Ensemble releases their second recording on New Focus, "Motherland", featuring socially engaged works by Gilda Lyons, Laura Steenberge, Cara Haxo, and Jennifer Jolley. The contemporary vocal …

Michael Harley: Come Closer

New Focus Recordings: fcr240

Bassoonist Mike Harley releases an album of premieres demonstrating the range of aesthetics present in the growing repertoire for the instrument. Including works by Carl Schimmel, John Fitz Rogers, …

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 …

Third Coast Percussion: The Book of Keyboards

New Focus Recordings: fcr187

Grammy winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion releases a recording of two landmark works by French composer Philippe Manoury, Le Livre des Claviers and Metal. The otherworldly sonic landscapes …

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 …

Unraveling BeethovenNicholas DiEugenio & Mimi Solomon

New Focus Recordings: fcr217

Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon release their second recording on New Focus, this one a chronicle of their commissioning project, Unraveling Beethoven. The duo approached …

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 …

Ken Thomson: Sextet

Panoramic Recordings: pan09

Saxophonist/Clarinetist/Composer Ken Thomson has been an active member of the New York freelance scene for nearly two decades, as a performing member of the Bang on a Can All Stars and Asphalt …

ToyNakedEye Ensemble & Ju-Ping Song

New Focus Recordings: fcr234

Toy pianist and artistic director Ju-Ping Song joins her Lancaster, PA based group NakedEye Ensemble for an album of new solos and ensemble works for toy piano by several composer colleagues of hers. …

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 …

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. …

Douglas Boyce: Some Consequences of Four Incapacities

New Focus Recordings: fcr205

Composer Douglas Boyce, composer-in-residence of acclaimed new music ensemble counter)induction, releases his debut portrait CD, featuring three of his kinetic chamber works in riveting performances …

Ogni Suono: SaxoVoce

New Focus Recordings: fcr213

This ambitious release by Cleveland based saxophone duo Ogni Suono (Noa Even and Phil Pierick) explores new works, all written for the group, that extend the range of their instruments to include …

Wang Lu: Urban Inventory

New Focus Recordings: fcr197

Composer Wang Lu brings a wide range of influences to her work, ranging from her background growing up and studying in China to the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic …

Nathan Davis: Hagoromo

Tundra: tun009

Composer Nathan Davis's dance opera Hagoromo sets a 500-year-old Noh drama about a fisherman who covets an earthbound angel's magic garment. The work's premiere performances featured dancers …

Jacob Greenberg: Neo/Classic.

Furious Artisans: facd6820

Pianist Jacob Greenberg curates recordings that possess deep insight into the repertoire, casting familiar works in a new context and presenting new works within a larger trajectory. His newest …

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 …

Reiko Füting: Distant Song

New Focus Recordings: fcr216

Reiko Füting's second release on New Focus documents his unique approach to exploring the relationship between temporality and material in his composition. In this collection of works for ensemble …

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 …

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 …

andPlay: playlist

New Focus Recordings: fcr233

Violin and viola duo andPlay (Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola) release their debut recording featuring music by Ashkan Behzadi, Clara Iannotta, and David Bird. The duo's fluency …

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 …

Jacob Greenberg: Hanging Gardens

New Focus Recordings: fcr192

Pianist Jacob Greenberg connects two post-Wagnerian compositional lineages on this beautifully curated release: Debussy's visceral harmonic world and the Second Viennese School's rigorous approach to …

David Bowlin: Bird as Prophet

New Focus Recordings: fcr237

Violinist David Bowlin releases a program of works for solo violin, with and without electronics, alongside select chamber works. Featuring works by close colleagues Du Yun, Alexandra …

Dalia Raudonikytė With: Solitarius

New Focus Recordings: fcr186

Dalia R. With’s expressive palette is driven by an internal muse, informed by her interest in literary sources, philosophy, and multi-media disciplines. At her disposal is a strong command over …

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 …

Alexander Sigman: fcremap

New Focus Recordings: fcr194

The foundation of composer Alexander Sigman’s fcremap project is a collaborative piece with Korean visual artist and animator Eunjung Hwang called Future Creatures. The generative seed of Future …

CPE Bach: Cello ConcertiGuy Fishman & Members of Handel and Haydn Society

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr915

Cellist Guy Fishman releases a follow up to his critically acclaimed Vivaldi Concertos on Olde Focus with this recording of the concerti of C.P.E. Bach. Along with his colleagues from the Handel and …

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 …

LeStrange Viols: Æternum - Music of the Elizabethan Avant Garde from Add. MS 31390

Olde Focus Recordings: fcr912

LeStrange Viols presents a second disc for Olde Focus Recordings: an exploration of a "Booke of In Nomines and Other Solfainge Songs," known by its shelfmark in the British Library as Add. MS 31390. …

David Kirkland Garner: Dark Holler

New Focus Recordings: fcr191

Composer David Kirkland Garner draws inspiration from archival recordings capturing the musical heritage of the American south. His ebullient work for large chamber ensemble Dark Holler puts some of …

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, …

Movses Pogossian: Inspired By Bach

New Focus Recordings: fcr206

Movses Pogossian's follow up release to his Bach Sonatas and Partitas recording on New Focus explores three works for solo violin that are inspired by those iconic pieces. Featuring solo music by …

Into the SilenceNicholas DiEugenio & Mimi Solomon

New Focus Recordings: fcr188

Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon release a recording representing three generations of composers, linked through the eminent Steven Stucky, whose recent passing in 2016 left the …

janus trio: 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 …

Transient Canvas: sift

New Focus Recordings: fcr190

On their bold debut full length recording, the excellent Boston based bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet & Matt Sharrock, marimba) present repertoire that …

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti: in manus tuas

New Focus Recordings: fcr231

Violist Anne Lanzilotti releases her debut solo album, focusing on the art of transcription, with repertoire by Caroline Shaw, Andrew Norman, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Lanzilotti herself. Featuring …

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 …

Transient Canvas: Wired

New Focus Recordings: fcr218

Transient Canvas releases their second recording on New Focus, "Wired", continuing to document their work commissioning music for bass clarinet and marimba, this time featuring works including …

Daniel Lippel: Mirrored Spaces

New Focus Recordings: fcr239

Guitarist Daniel Lippel releases a double CD set of premieres for solo classical and electric guitar and with electronics by several composer colleagues: Ryan Streber,  Orianna Webb, John Link, Kyle …

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 …

New Morse Code: Simplicity Itself

New Focus Recordings: fcr189

As their name suggests, contemporary music duo New Morse Code (cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello) prioritize communication in their performances. Their new recording, …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS, volume 2

SEAMUS Records: EAM1993

The release of the back catalog from the Music from SEAMUS series continues with Volume 2, originally released in 1993. Electro-acoustic works by composers Scott Wyatt, Jeffrey Haas, Barry Schrader, …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS Volume 26

SEAMUS Records: EAM2017

SEAMUS Records continues its series celebrating the electro-acoustic and electronic works by its member composers. This release, Volume 26, features works by Scott A. Wyatt, Eli Fieldsteel, Keith …

Rand Steiger: Coalescence Cycle, Volume 1

Tundra: tun013

Composer Rand Steiger releases the first volume chronicling his collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Coalescence Cycle. Volume 1 highlights works Steiger wrote for soloists in …

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 …

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 …

Scott L. Miller: Raba

New Focus Recordings: fcr198

Minneapolis based composer Scott L. Miller's "Raba" reflects his increasing interest over the last two decades in ambient music inspired by sounds of the environment. Miller is a pioneer in the field …

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 …

Scott Wollschleger: Soft Aberration

New Focus Recordings: fcr182

Described as “evocative” and “kaleidoscopic” (The New York Times), composer Scott Wollschleger’s music is at times deconstructive, disembodied, and dystopic, anchored by his penchant for …

Dai Fujikura: Chance Monsoon

Minabel: min106

Dai Fujikura’s newest release on his Minabel imprint occupies a wide range of instrumentations, from solo works for guitar, Japanese shamisen, and piano to a work for voice and string quartet, a …

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 …

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 …

Rebekah Heller: Metafagote

Tundra: tun006

METAFAGOTE, bassoon virtuoso Rebekah Heller’s second release on the International Contemporary Ensemble’s (ICE) in-house imprint TUNDRA, is an album that explores and inverts the raw sound of the …

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States: Music from SEAMUS Volume 24

SEAMUS Records: EAM2015

SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) releases the next in its series of back catalogue and new compilations by its composer members. Volume 24 includes music by Scott L. …

Josh Modney: Engage

New Focus Recordings: fcr211

Multifaceted violinist Josh Modney (Wet Ink Ensemble, ICE, formerly of Mivos Quartet) releases an ambitious 3 CD set highlighting his various arenas of virtuosity, from premiere recordings of works …

Splinter Reeds: Hypothetical Islands

New Focus Recordings: fcr222

Ambitious reed quintet Splinter Reeds presents a bracing program of new works written for the group by composers Sky Macklay, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cara Haxo, Eric Wubbels, Theresa Wong, and Yannis …

Gregory Oakes: Aesthetic Apparatus: Clarinet Chamber Music of Helmut Lachenmann

New Focus Recordings: fcr196

Clarinetist Gregory Oakes releases a recording of the complete chamber works for clarinet by eminent German composer Helmut Lachenmann, the first including all three pieces together on the same …

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 …

Eric Moe: Uncanny Affable Machines

New Focus Recordings: fcr212

Pittsburgh based composer Eric Moe releases a new compilation of several of his works for solo instrument with and without electronics, all of which engage with the concept of mechanization, whether …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FMFlexible Music/Daniel Lippel/Tim Ruedeman/Eric Huebner/Haruka Fujii

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

American Romantics IIReuben Blundell & Gowanus Arts Ensemble

New Focus Recordings: fcr166b

“American Romantics II” is the second volume in a project initiated by conductor Reuben Blundell after he discovered several scores for string orchestra through the Fleisher Collection. These …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ManachayanaDai Fujikura & Shin Sasakubo

Minabel: min103

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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' …

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 …

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 …

Scott L. 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Reuben Blundell and the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra: American Romantics III

New Focus Recordings: fcr166c

“American Romantics III” is the third volume in a project initiated by conductor Reuben Blundell after discovering several scores of previously unrecorded works by 19th century American …

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, …

Frederic Hand: Samatureya

Panoramic Recordings: pan08

Samatureya is composer/guitarist Frederic Hand's second release on Panoramic Recordings, an imprint of New Focus Recordings. The longtime Metropolitan Opera guitarist, Mannes School of Music faculty …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Dai Fujikura: Mirrors

Minabel: min102

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …