• Catalog #: RR8078

    Release Date: November 4, 2022

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    Cultural pessimists might argue that we've never lived in an age as isolated and atomized as this one, and a certain recent pandemic certainly didn't help. Cultural optimists on the other hand might quote German poet Hölderlin: "But where the danger is, also grows the saving power." Whatever the truth may be, the collective minds behind THE QUARANTINE AT THE CORE OF OUR HEARTS elegantly disregarded rumination, and instead chose to act.

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  • Catalog #: RR8072

    Release Date: September 9, 2022

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    NOWS from David Rosenboom and Sarah Belle Reid is a captivating expression of the radical challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The music examines the notion of “co-presence,” or togetherness, when experienced in isolation. This seemingly self-contradictory concept became an everyday occurrence as in-person gatherings became video conferences. Performer-composers Reid and Rosenboom spent this time passing fragmented musical ideas back and forth. In this organic way, a collection of “sound correspondences” accumulated between the two artists, made with instruments ranging from strings and horns to modular synthesizers, analog signal processors, urban and desert soundscapes, and much more. The resulting album, NOWS, is a post-genre masterpiece that speaks to our unique moment in history.

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  • Catalog #: RR8070

    Release Date: July 22, 2022

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Clarinet
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    Lauded by critics as “interesting and captivating” (Cinemusical), the MIND & MACHINE series from Ravello Records returns in its fourth installment with a fresh roster of today's electro-acoustic composers. From the depths of the sea to the wildlife that populates our atmosphere and the breaths that form within us, a myriad of mystifying soundscapes await discovery. Innovatively-captured sound samples intertwine with contemporary social issues in this album, commenting on climate change, justice and inequality, and more. Our fragility and recovery are revealed in Gasp, human influence on the environment manifests in green line 2065 and Water Birds, and resilient voices respond in the face of oppression in Hanggang sa Takipsilim.

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  • Catalog #: RR8066

    Release Date: June 10, 2022

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic

    If glaciers could speak, what would they tell us? On ICEFIELD, veteran composer Matthew Burtner answers that very question with an eclectic series of works that explore the intersection between the environment and controlled sound. Combining specialized field recordings of glaciers and Arctic storms, electroacoustics, and traditional instruments, Burtner creates surreal soundscapes that blur the line between audio and physical experience—from the opera Auksalaq to the audio synthesization of data on Sonification of an Arctic Lagoon, each piece on the album channels the whip-crack chill of the air, the blinding snow, and the awe-inspiring sight of glacial fields breaking apart and bringing sea levels higher and higher.

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  • Catalog #: RR8043

    Release Date: December 11, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    MIND & MACHINE VOL THREE offers a new look into the Ravello Records series of electro-acoustic and electronic music lauded by critics as “interesting and captivating” (Cinemusical). This latest edition features an array of composers and sound-artists who offer his or her own striking exploration into the means by which technology can be used to alter time and form to create entirely new musical experiences.

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  • Catalog #: RR8041

    Release Date: September 11, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Clarinet
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Saxophone

    Jeff Morris presents his fourth Ravello Records release, this one focusing on woodwinds and employing his characteristic live sampling and electronics. CLOSE REEDING is the latest since HEARING VOICES, an album which set its sights on the most fundamentally-human musical instrument: the human voice. Now, Morris turns his attention to woodwind instruments, which he terms the “next most human” family of instruments. By way of digital manipulation and live improvisation, Morris gives this thesis a convincing exposition.

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  • Catalog #: RR8033

    Release Date: May 8, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Vocal Music
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Voice

    In HEARING VOICES, his third album of electronic music with Ravello Records, Jeff Morris captivates the psyche with music that is equal parts space age and primeval. With Morris’s characteristic sensitivity, the collection harnesses the expressive power of digital glitches, sonic manipulation, and underneath it all, the human voice.

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  • Catalog #: RR8005

    Release Date: February 8, 2019

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Cello
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Violin

    Jeff Morris's second album, WITH STRINGS, explores the possibilities of 21st-century counterpoint. He builds up rich musical textures by sampling violin and cello live and folding them back into the mix, influencing the performers in turn.

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  • Catalog #: RR8001

    Release Date: January 25, 2019

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Percussion

    Matthew Burtner returns to Ravello Records with the haunting beauty of GLACIER MUSIC, an electroacoustic collection featuring the Alaskan natural landscape as the central instrument. Most of the natural sounds were recorded on Alaskan glaciers, featuring the sounds of snow, trickling streams, and the cracks, pops, and thundering as glaciers break apart and fall. Burtner, who was born in Alaska and grew up among the glaciers, also sculpts scientific measurements of glacial melt into the music through a technique known as sonification.

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  • Catalog #: RR8002

    Release Date: November 9, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Guitar

    Using the sounds of handmade paper, electronics, and surf guitar among others, Ted Coffey composes a sometimes fragile, sometimes brutal order that swings from texturalism to song. Written for dance, both fixed media and live computer-mediated performance, Coffey’s music feels spontaneous without sacrificing finely calculated craft.

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  • Catalog #: RR7998

    Release Date: October 12, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Percussion
    Piano

    INTERFACES explores the different ways a computer can fit in a modern jazz ensemble and still be true to itself. Technology performer Jeff Morris is joined by free jazz icon Karl Berger on vibes and piano as well as innovative New York percussionist Joe Hertenstein. Morris takes sounds from his partners live in the moment and transforms them into his own musical voice with the DNA of acoustic sounds and the fingerprints of digital processing. This live sampling improvisation results in expressively shifting quasi-loops and glitchy melodic gestures, drawn from music that just happened and influencing what the performers will do next.

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  • Catalog #: RR7997

    Release Date: September 14, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    MIND & MACHINE VOL. 2 is the second electro-acoustic compilation to be released on Ravello Records. Each of the seven composers featured on MIND & MACHINE VOL. 2 offers his or her own striking exploration into the means by which technology can be used to alter time and form to create entirely new musical experiences. This diverse assortment of composers have all taken different paths to reach that goal. The sounds of nature are manipulated or integrated into pieces such as Tom Prescott’s The Singing Forest and Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz’s Les Crapauds de la Fontaine, while Joshua Tomlinson’s Convergences utilizes the natural elements of metal and wood.

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  • Catalog #: RR7994

    Release Date: August 10, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    MIND & MACHINE is the first of two electro-acoustic compilations to be released on RAVELLO RECORDS. Featuring the work of seven composers on six tracks, MIND & MACHINE explores the incredible range of works that can be categorized as electro-acoustic, a music in which styles are dictated by the technology that is at the heart of its performance. As far-ranging as are the works themselves are the composers of these pieces.

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  • Catalog #: RR7981

    Release Date: February 9, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic

    Ravello Records is proud to present RIPPLING, a new album by composer Robert Morris. Morris recorded the album live at a “Summer at Eastman Concert” in Hatch Recital Hall, in Rochester, NY. Consisting of only two tracks, “Mountain Streams” and “Mysterious Landscape,” these dramatic compositions turn ordinary sounds of nature in extraordinary pursuits of sonic ambience. Like a drop in a pond, both tracks start small and simple only to evolve into an all-encompassing, full sound that excites curiosity while evoking relaxation.

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  • Catalog #: RR7875

    Release Date: June 4, 2013

    20th Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Piano

    SIDEWALK MUSIC was originally released in 2002 and represents the composer’s quest “to write electronically-made music that communicates any number of different ideas or emotions.” The music on this release is an enticing exploration into the endless possibilities of expression through the manipulation of pre-recorded and electronic sounds.

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  • Catalog #: RR7861

    Release Date: October 30, 2012

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Flute
    Piano

    The works of Andrew May nearly defy classification, seamlessly blending the personal expressiveness of traditional classical performance with the alien landscape of ambient computer music. On IMAGINARY FRIENDS, his debut release, May invites the listener to experience the drama of people and machines making intimate chamber music together, blurring the lines between human and inhuman, and traditional and experimental.

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  • Catalog #: RR7846

    Release Date: October 30, 2012

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Voice

    FROM MOOG TO MAC is a collection of Deutsch's compositions for and performances on the Moog synthesizer spanning the last 30 years, from works written using the original "portable electronic music studio" to those written on the modern variations. This historic release features developmental tracks tracking the genesis and improvements on the synthesizers, in which Deutsch frequently pushes the boundaries of both musical content and technological innovation.

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  • Catalog #: RR7858

    Release Date: September 4, 2012

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Saxophone

    THE ELECTRIC PERFORMER was originally released in 1997 was lauded as "awesome" "at times Cageian and Crumbian" (ClassicalNet).

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  • Catalog #: RR7841

    Release Date: September 4, 2012

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Electronic
    Voice

    THE MCLEAN MIX: RAINFOREST IMAGES was originally released in 1993 was lauded as "awesome" (ClassicalNet) and "one of the more convincing Fast-West syntheses since Philip Glass's music for Kundun" (Twentieth Century Music).

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  • Catalog #: RR7852

    Release Date: August 7, 2012

    20th Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electroacoustic
    Flute
    Percussion

    SHADOWS OF ANCIENT DREAMS was originally released in 1997, and features clarinetist F. Gerard Errante performing the works of Charles Bestor, Robert Scott Thompson, Todd Winkler, Douglas Quin, and Michael Lowenstern.

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