Releases from New World Records

Just out on New World Records:

The Stroke That Kills
Composer(s): Eve Beglarian, Alvin Curran, Michael Fiday, David Dramm, Gustavo Matamoros, Tom Johnson
Seth Josel, electric guitar, electric bass
Over the past twenty-plus years, Seth Josel has established himself as a leader in helping to shape the electric guitar’s burgeoning future as a “classical” instrument. This album is a statement not only of his artistry as a performer, but also as a curator of new music for the guitar. The six pieces on this recording demonstrate a variety of means and approaches spanning the reified electric flamenco of David Dramm to the sou…

Musica Elettronica Viva – MEV40
Composer(s): Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzewski, Ivan Vandor, Karl Berger, Garrett List, Gregory Reeve, Richard Teitelbaum, Steve Lacy, George Lewis
Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) was begun one evening in the spring of 1966 by Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzweski, Richard Teitelbaum and Ivan Vandor in a room in Rome overlooking the Pantheon. MEV’s music right from the start was also totally open, allowing all and everything to come in and seeking in every way to get out beyond the heartless conventions of contempora… more

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