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Starkland's Thomas Steenland achieves
40-year milestone releasing
new and experimental music

Thomas Steenland

With over four decades in the record business, Thomas Steenland is the "one-man army" behind Starkland. He has released dozens of albums, presenting world premiere recordings of over 160 works by more than 80 composers. Steenland was also the first to present new music on surround sound DVD-Audio recordings, commissioning works by 13 composers for Starkland DVD-A releases.

Steenland has released recordings of music from John Luther Adams to John Zorn, and dozens in between. Critics at The New York Times, Gramophone Magazine, NPR and many other outlets have praised these recordings...
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TOD DOCKSTADER: From the Archives

Guy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy CD from Starkland

Premiering 15 electronic music works from Tod Dockstader, this unexpected CD "sounds radical and new, as fresh as if it was made today" (Geeta Dayal).

Carefully selected from over 4,200 sound files left behind by this electroacoustic master, who died in 2015, these were the last pieces composed by Dockstader, before dementia stopped his studio work.

The CD completes a long arc starting from Starkland’s initial release of the first two Dockstader CDs: Tod Dockstader: Quatermass and Tod Dockstader: Apocalypse.

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On the Nature of Thingness

ICE On the Nature of Thingness CD from Starkland

"Album of the Week."

"Winner: Best Contemporary Classical Album"
- Independent Music Awards

"Nominee: Best Contemporary Music Album"
- International Classical Music Awards

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), deemed “the new gold standard for new music” by The New Yorker, performs seven works by two exceptionally talented emerging composers, Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, on this CD. The innovative, modular ICE has been called “extraordinary” (New York Times), “bracing, illuminating, reassuring” (Financial Times), and “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross).

Teetering on the
Verge of Normalcy

Guy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy CD from Starkland

“A wonderful new CD”
- Brooklyn Rail

“A collection of tunes that feel timeless”
- The New York City Jazz Record

“Nicely accessible but nonetheless extraordinary”
- Gapplegate Music Review

The latest CD from master accordionist Guy Klucevsek abounds in sweetly gorgeous melodies, infectious rhythms, piquant harmonies, and superb musicianship. “Compared to his previous work, this heartfelt album has an especially elegiac quality, informed by the loss of comrades and colleagues,” writes Sarah Cahill in the CD's notes. Performers included violinist Todd Reynolds, soprano Kamala Sankaram, and pianist Alan Bern.


Heard on Starkland

Charles Amirkhanian
Ashley Bathgate
Phillip Bimstein
Martin Bresnick
California EAR Unit
Jay Cloidt
Tod Dockstader
Paul Dolden
Paul Dresher
William Duckworth
Robert Een
Ethel Quartet
Fred Frith
Ellen Fullman
David Garland
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
JACK Quartet
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
Aaron Jay Kernis
John King
Roger Kleier
Phil Kline
Guy Klucevsek
Kronos Quartet
Lukas Ligeti
Jenny Lin
Keeril Makan
Ingram Marshall
Meredith Monk
Lisa Moore
Pauline Oliveros
Bobby Previte
Todd Reynolds
Somei Satoh
Elliott Sharp
Carl Stone
Lois V Vierk
Pamela Z
John Zorn
and more






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