Very happy to announce another upcoming CD release on elsewhere for the spring of 2023.
Jürg Frey: Continuité, fragilité, résonance (Quatuor Bozzini / Konus Quartett) (elsewhere 026)
'Continuité, fragilité, résonance' is a 51-minute piece written by Jürg Frey in 2020-2021 for octet of string and saxophone quartets. The Montréal-based Quatuor Bozzini and the Bern-based Konus Quartett premiered the piece in September 2021, and later recorded it for this album with the presence of the composer, during a three-day recording session in August 2022 at the Auditorium of Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.
Clemens Merkel - violin
Alissa Cheung - violin
Stéphanie Bozzini - viola
Isabelle Bozzini - cello
Fabio Oehrli (soprano saxophone)
Jonas Tschanz (alto saxophone)
Christian Kobi (tenor saxophone)
Stefan Rolli (baritone saxophone)
recorded by Urs Haller and Fabio Oehrli, postproduction by Fabio Oehrli (tonlabor)
(CD preorders will start around early March)
In order to help finance our upcoming release projects (we have three new titles coming this April) and clear some storage space, we are offering 20% off everything on elsewhere for all of February, ending at the end of the month, both physical CDs and digital files.
coupon code: 2023
a reminder of the best ways to order from us these days:
US customers: here or on our Bandcamp, whichever you prefer. If you want to add Erstwhile or Gravity Wave (both 20% off) or ErstDist items, you can order both via Erstwhile site, or please order directly to save your shipping fee, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International customers: taxes and customs charges and shipping charges have made it very hard in recent years, as you probably know. If you order digital files here on this site or directly by email, you will save money on VAT (while Bandcamp will charge tax), and if your order is bigger than a few CDs, send it to us via e-mail (email@example.com) and we will get you the proper shipping charges, and we are happy to give you Bandcamp codes also after payment.
If you want to order just 1-2 CDs, here or Bandcamp should be fine, but if you want more, please e-mail us before ordering and we'll get you the proper shipping charges.
We appreciate your very kind support of our labels, past and future, and hope you will be able to take advantage of this sale.
Thanks for looking and hopefully participating!
Happy to announce another upcoming CD release on elsewhere for the spring of 2023.
Germaine Sijstermans / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt - Circles, Reeds, and Memories (elsewhere 025)
Three Dutch composers/performers, Reinier van Houdt, Germaine Sijstermans, and Koen Nutters, have each released their own work on elsewhere music in recent years. The three had a concert last December at the Savelberg Chapel, a small church in Heerlen, Limburg (NL), where they played three trio pieces, one written by each: 'Linden' (Sijstermans), 'A Piece with Memories' (Nutters), and 'Harmonic Circles' (van Houdt).
Using various instruments including clarinets, indian harmonium, harmona organ, voices, field recordings, sine tones, objects, and tapes, the trio played in perfect synch, giving the three pieces rich, complex layers of sound and profundity, enveloping the audience in a vibrant yet contemplative space.
1. Linden (2020) (Germaine Sijstermans)
2. A Piece with Memories (2017) (Koen Nutters)
3. Harmonic Circles (2022) (Reinier van Houdt)
Recorded live at the Savelberg Chapel in Heerlen, Limburg (NL)
*CD preorders will start in early March 2023
Happy to announce an upcoming CD release on elsewhere for the spring of 2023.
Giovanni Di Domenico / Silvia Tarozzi / Emmanuel Holterbach - L’Occhio Del Vedere (elsewhere 024)
L’Occhio Del Vedere is a one-hour piece by the trio of Giovanni Di Domenico (piano), Silvia Tarozzi (violin, 1/16th of a tone tuned violin), and Emmanuel Holterbach (large frame drum). In July 2022, while Di Domenico was working on an artistic residency at GMEA in Albi, France, he and Tarozzi and Holterbach made a trio recording, which was later completed by Di Domenico as a one-hour piece.
Within a ‘triptych’ structure framework, sparse melodies discreetly and repeatedly emerge from the three instruments, each time with slightly different textures. The delicate sounds created by the three musicians intersect, sometimes in harmony, sometimes distantly, and beautifully delineate a multidimensional expanse of space with a wide dynamic range and a mysterious atmosphere.
recorded by Benjamin Maumus, edited and mixed by Giovanni Di Domenico, and mastered by Taku Unami.
*CD preorders will start in early March 2023.
A combined interview of Jon Abbey and myself (Yuko Zama) on The Needle Drop about our two labels Erstwhile and elsewhere music, in which I talked about my label's orientation and so on. If you are interested in our labels, please check it out.
For Europe: all the elsewhere CDs are now available at Soundohm, including the latest Jürg Frey: lieues d'ombres (Reinier van Houdt) (elsewhere 020-3).
Happy to reveal the final cover design of Jürg Frey: lieues d'ombres (piano by Reinier van Houdt) (elsewhere 020-3) to be released as a triple CD in late October. Cover drawings by Jürg Frey.
'lieues d'ombres' contains seven of Frey’s solo piano works, including one previously unreleased work. CD preorders and digital purchase of the album are available on here and on Bandcamp.
In order to help finance our upcoming release projects for this summer and fall, we are going to offer the following special sale deals until August 28. The sale starts today, so please check them out!
The deals include:
1) Bandcamp: 20 percent off everything (Erstwhile, elsewhere, Gravity Wave), coupon code for each is 'summer22', but if you want to bundle orders, you need to contact us directly (erstrecs(at)gmail.com).
(*please note that this applies to everything except this year's new and upcoming releases: elsewhere 021-1&2, 022-3, 023-2, Erstwhile 093, ErstSolo 008-2. The prices for these new 2022 CD/digital have been raised temporarily, so please make sure to apply the 20% off coupon to get them at the normal prices.)
2) Our labels' websites: 20 percent off everything (Erstwhile, elsewhere, Gravity Wave), coupon code for each is 'summer22'.
For elsewhere titles only:
For combined order for Erstwhile, elsewhere, Gravity Wave:
3) Buy all 3 new/upcoming elsewhere titles and get one single CD for free
If you buy all three new 2022 elsewhere titles (elsewhere 021-1&2, 022-3, 023-2), we will offer $5 off from the total $70 (thus $65), plus one single CD from the elsewhere catalog for free. if you're interested in this offer, please e-mail directly to: elsewheremusicnet(at)gmail.com
4) ErstDist/Erstwhile/elsewhere/Gravity Wave sale: buy 5, get 2 free
The way this will work is that you select 7 items, and you pay for 5, with the cheapest two of your choices being free, so for every 5 you pay for, you get two free ones. This applies to everything that we stock, including Erstwhile/elsewhere/Gravity Wave releases. Erstwhile/elsewhere/Gravity Wave single CDs are $14, double CDs are $21, triple CDs are $28. everything we have at ErstDist currently is listed here:
We appreciate your very kind support of our labels, past and future, and hope you will be able to take advantage of one of these discount deals.
Thanks for looking and hopefully participating!