• Catalog #: RR8058

    Release Date: November 19, 2021

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electronic
    Large Ensemble

    A COLLECTION OF WORKS from composer Jean-Paul Perrotte and Ravello Records encapsulates forces of nature with modern musical composition, interpreting the power of water, landscapes, and the human mind. With original works written between 2007 and 2021, this electroacoustic concoction blends traditional instrumentation with computer generated sounds in deep soundscapes, capturing the mysterious essence of dream states and the strength of flowing water and unifying classical and electronic music under one compositional canopy.

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  • Catalog #: RR8054

    Release Date: August 27, 2021

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electronic
    Guitar
    Piano

    Peeling back the complex layers of Bill Whitley's ethereal ABSENT LIGHT, one is astounded to see how this music could at once be so serene, yet technically intricate.

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  • Catalog #: RR7972

    Release Date: August 11, 2017

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electronic

    Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD is an enveloping musical work that soothingly twists time into a languid river of sound. Along these lines, BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD unfolds as one massive work that, though it may be marked in seven constituent sections, flows with very little delineation from one movement to another. This is not to say, however, that BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD is static or overly repetitive. Rather, Bielmeier’s creation simply exists on an atypically large scale, which demands the kind of gradual, almost furtive, evolution of musical ideas that characterizes this work.

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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 #: RR7817

    Release Date: August 30, 2011

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electronic

    CLUSTERS features the computer synthesis-based compositions of New York-based Hubert Howe. Howe, who was one of the first researchers in computer music, uses his vast knowledge of the subject and his studies in sound to create sprawling, atmospheric works that help expose the world of inharmonic partials and nonconventional instruments. Each of his compositions uses the properties of sound in unique ways, leading to carefully crafted and planned soundscapes. Howe’s expertise is reinforced by his accompanying text, which offers detailed explanations of the composition and implementation of each piece.

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  • Catalog #: RR8021

    Release Date: October 11, 2019

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Chamber
    Electronic
    Piano
    Violin

    Welcoming the new day in the world of composer Maija Hynninen is not soft like early morning rays. In DAWN BREAKS, Hynninen does away with the cliches of warmth and comfort in the morning. Performing all of the electronics on this album, Hynninen characterizes everything in her world, presenting soundscapes that are truly unique.

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  • Catalog #: RR7888

    Release Date: June 10, 2014

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Vocal Music
    Electronic
    Piano
    Voice

    Addressing the man who greatly contributed to the theory of our evolutionary ascent, DEAR DARWIN, the second release on Ravello Records by composer Scott Brickman, explores several themes relating to Charles Darwin's studies and interests including birds, love, world travel, and human boundaries. The song-cycle Dear Darwin is set to 26 poems by Kathleen Ellis and arranged as an abecedarium. Many of Ellis' poems discuss observations of nature and human behavior, some proposing questions and others suggesting answers, while Brickman's compositions consider different relationships between the piano and the soprano voice: he places the piano in three different roles in respect to the soprano - as an imitation, as a supplement, and as harmonic support.

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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 #: RR7851

    Release Date: August 7, 2012

    20th Century
    Avant-Garde
    Clarinet
    Electroacoustic

    ELECTRIC CLARINET was originally released in 1991, and features clarinetists F. Gerard Errante and Burton Beerman performing the works of Jane Brockman, Beerman, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Errante, and Thea Musgrave.

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  • Catalog #: RR8031

    Release Date: March 13, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electronic
    Orchestra

    Ravello Records is proud to announce the release of FIRST LIGHT, featuring performances of two innovative works by composer Jackson Greenberg. In FIRST LIGHT, human inspiration and the machine mind come together to produce music of startling richness and beauty.

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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 #: RR8032

    Release Date: April 24, 2020

    20th Century
    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Electronic

    GENETIC DRIFT, a 17-piece collection from electronic music composer Joel Gressel, is among the latest releases from Ravello Records. The various tracks featured on the album were composed over the course of 20 years, each using the same set of sophisticated compositional rules to produce their unique sounds.

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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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: RR8036

    Release Date: July 10, 2020

    21st Century
    Avant-Garde
    Solo Instrumental
    Electronic
    Piano

    Work metamorphosis through various media — INTROSPECTION’s subtitle says it best. The Zagreb Academy of Music returns to Ravello Records with their characteristic forward thinking. Music professors from the Academy come together to not only release piano pieces from the Academy, but to use these pieces as the source material for new electronic compositions. The result is INTROSPECTION.

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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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