• Catalog #: RR8068

    Release Date: June 10, 2022

    20th Century
    Avant-Garde
    Guitar
    Percussion
    Voice

    Born in Finland, educated internationally, and now living in Norway, Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi knows a thing or two about blending eclectic ideas. On her new Ravello Records release SOUNDTRACK OF AN IMAGINARY OPERA, she toys with established perceptions of music and philosophy, reconciling artificial language and acoustic explorations with deconstructionist ideas.

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  • Catalog #: RR8042

    Release Date: August 21, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Percussion
    Piano
    Saxophone

    "I had inquired with a few friends a few months earlier to attempt to take advantage of the stop by setting up a performance opportunity for myself. I learned that there was a great house-concert situation at "Tom's Place" in Berkeley, and was able to secure a date. I was also very lucky to be able to contact and enlist the wonderful keyboardist Eric Glick Rieman, who works often with prepared keyboards. I had some familiarity with his work through my years of hosting the weekly radio program of "creative instrumental music" called The New Edge, on WMBR in Cambridge, MA. A few musicians were suggested to round out the trio, and we were fortunate to end up with fantastically creative percussionist and gong player Karen Stackpole."

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  • Catalog #: RR8009

    Release Date: March 8, 2019

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electronic
    Percussion
    Piano

    DEVIANT RESONANCES carries the concept of “creative listening" into new dimensions. In addition to the unconventional ways in which the everyday listener is called on to interpret the music, composer David Rosenboom literally uses the action of “listening” as an instrument.

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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 #: 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 #: RR7983

    Release Date: March 9, 2018

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Percussion
    Trumpet

    With THE BROKEN VESSEL, Andreas Barth, Geir Hjorthol and Magnar Åm take the concept of “industrial music” to a whole new level. The recording took place in an abandoned Norwegian factory, “The Propeller Hall,” utilizing everything from the acoustics in the building to the muffled sounds of traffic outside its walls. In this way the building became a partner in a concrete as well as a metaphorical way in creating the music of this ten-track album.

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  • Catalog #: RR7860

    Release Date: September 4, 2012

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Vocal Music
    Electronic
    Percussion
    Voice

    GODS, DEMONS, AND THE EARTH was originally released in 1995 was lauded as "awesome" (ClassicalNet) and "surreal" (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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