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NakedEye Ensemble: Storylines Crossing

Ether Music CD

“This young ensemble has shown a wonderful commitment to commissioning and championing new music, so I’m not surprised they’re releasing this ambitious, impressive album.”
– Lainie Fefferman

This debut recording of the NakedEye Ensemble helps refute the notion that contemporary classical music is isolated from the world we live in. Three works have a sociopolitical slant, and several pieces draw on the energy that rock offers.

The pieces are inspired by a wide variety of subjects, including: the Vietnam War; the infamous Attica Prison riots; the development of a “groovy” bass line; and the antics of catnip-fueled cats. Five of the six works receive their premiere recordings, and the sixth work presents a new music masterpiece in a new, unusual arrangement.

David Lee Myers: Ether Music

Ether Music CD

The “Darwin of electromagnetic lifeforms”
– Mark Dery

“Dreamier meditations"
The New York Times


– Steve Smith, The Log Journal

The music on this new “David Lee Myers: Ether Music” CD is distinctive and enticing. We hear an hallucinatory trip to a Martian jungle; irregularly accented bongos overlaid with frog-croaked arpeggios; a rapidly sputtering, helium inhaling synthesizer; a demented organ, gasping for life; all concluding with dorsal streaming, which presents a lovely, placid atmosphere, tinged with panpipe-like chuffing.

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TOD DOCKSTADER: From the Archives

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

"Best of the Year List"
– Steve Smith, National Sawdust

“Best of the Year List”
– George Grella, The Big City Blog

“Throughout this 65 minute spyhole into Dockstader’s final thoughts, the fluidity of his technique and poetic vision impresses deeply.”
The Wire

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.

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).


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
David Lee Myers
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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