New Releases From All That Dust

Source: all that dust.

ATD13 Evan Johnson ‘lists, little stars: piano music 2003-2020’, performed by Ben Smith
Evan Johnson consistently characterises his music as ‘absolutely private’; secretive, even. As a result, the listening experience can feel almost voyeuristic, as if looking over the pianist’s shoulder, catching the piano in an otherwise imperceptible whisper.

ATD14 Angharad Davies ‘gwneud a gwneud eto / do and do again’, performed by Angharad Davies
In gwneud a gwneud eto / do and do again, Angharad Davies allows us to hear the violin almost from within, revealing the granular detail of what she describes as the instrument’s ‘endless wealth of possibilities’.

ATD15 Aldo Clementi ‘Canoni Circolari’, performed by Kathryn Williams (flutes), Joe Richards (percussion), Mira Benjamin (violin) and Mark Knoop (piano/celeste)
Mechanical puzzles such as canons were not dry exercises for Aldo Clementi but spurred his creative interest in movement, time and space. In these four works he creates intricate counterpoint from twelve flutes; four pairs of waltzing violins; a mixed quartet; and an ensemble of tuned percussion, which summons a bustling cityscape in the heat of summer. The binaural format heightens the sense of music that moves in space as well as time.