Happy to announce three of the upcoming releases to be out in autumn 2021.
Michael Pisaro-Liu - Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang and Muzzix - Peter Orins, Raphaël Godeau, Maryline Pruvost, Yoann Bellefont, Ivann Cruz, Christian Pruvost) (elsewhere 017)
Tombstones is a collection of twenty songs composed by American composer Michael Pisaro-Liu between 2006 and 2010, journeying into experimental-pop with pieces that are "experimental or indeterminate but still a song". Eleven of the songs were previously released on vinyl from Human Ear Music in 2012 (and on CD in 2013), with an ensemble of nine musicians including Julia Holter, Lisa Tolentino, Laura Steenberge, Tashi Wada and Cassia Streb.
This disc features the same eleven songs under the artistic direction of the Lille-based pianist Barbara Dang. Dang and six members of the Muzzix collective (Yoann Bellefont, Ivann Cruz, Raphaël Godeau, Peter Orins, Maryline Pruvost, Christian Pruvost) recorded the pieces in June 2020, with Maryline Pruvost as the primary vocalist.
Jordan Dykstra / Koen Nutters - In Better Shape Than You Found Me (elsewhere 018)
In Better Shape Than You Found Me is a one-hour-long piece co-composed by American composer/violist Jordan Dykstra and Dutch composer/musician Koen Nutters in 2020, performed and recorded by themselves (Dykstra on viola, pitch pipe, crotales, piano EBow, electronic programming, field recordings, and Nutters on piano programming, field recordings), and edited by Dykstra.
Bruno Duplant - l'infini des possibles (12 études pour piano) (piano by Guy Vandromme) (elsewhere 019-2)
l'infini des possibles is a set of twelve studies for solo piano written by French composer Bruno Duplant in 2019. The score consists of lowercase letters (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) and spaces in between, which leaves the pianist an openness for interpretation and artistic determinations. The Belgian pianist/conductor Guy Vandromme had earnestly studied these 12 pieces via in-depth discussions with Duplant over two years, and realized them into this recording for a double CD in the spring of 2021, on a Steinway & Son C-Grand from 1896 at his home studio.