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Catalog

Starkland
ST-201
Tod Dockstader: Quatermass
The Washington Post describes Tod Dockstader as "one of the giants in the field" of electronic music.
Starkland
ST-202
Tod Dockstader: Apocalypse
"The obsessive care with which Starkland have compiled these extraordinary recordings should ensure that Dockstader will be remembered as the innovative, visionary figure he undoubtedly was." - The Wire

Starkland
ST-203

From A to Z
A specially priced sampler with ten electroacoustic works. "Full of fresh, inventive sonorities and often a genuine sense of fun." - Stereo Review
Starkland
ST-204
Paul Dresher: Casa Vecchia
"One of the best and most original of post-minimalist composers." - Stereo Review
Starkland
ST-205
Phillip Bimstein: Garland Hirschi's Cows
"Outstanding in his field...[Bimstein] has used digital sampling technology to tell wry and moving stories, and to elevate the mundane to the level of high art... brilliantly original." - Stereophile
Starkland
ST-206
Charles Amirkhanian: Walking Tune
Amirkhanian is a leading practitioner of electroacoustic music and text-sound composition.
"Descriptive, specific, lush, and oddly exotic." - Laurie Anderson
Starkland
ST-207
Guy Klucevsek: Transylvanian Softwear
Works by William Duckworth, Fred Frith, Klucevsek, and John Zorn.
"Recording of Special Merit" - Stereo Review
Starkland
ST-208
Jay Cloidt: Kole Kat Krush
"Cloidt's music is a kind of cross between P.D.Q. Bach and Jimi Hendrix, with a little Charles Ives thrown in. It's irresistible."
- San Francisco Chronicle
Starkland
ST-209
Guy Klucevsek: Free Range Accordion
"A rebel with an accordion...Klucevsek combines poker-faced wit and imagination with command of his instrument, forcing you to re-think the accordion's limitations."
- Downbeat
Works by Burt Bacharach, Lars Hollmer, Aaron Jay Kernis, Jerome Kitzke, Klucevsek, Stephen Montague, Somei Satoh, and Lois V Vierk.
Starkland
S-2010
IMMERSION
Starkland commissioned thirteen surround sound pieces exclusively for this DVD-Audio/Video release. It's the first such recording in history. Works by Paul Dolden, Paul Dresher, Ellen Fullman, Phil Kline, Lukas Ligeti, Ingram Marshall, Merzbow, Meredith Monk, Bruce Odland, Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Carl Stone, and Pamela Z.
"Not only a fascinating array of musical innovation but a persuasive exploration of the possibilities of surround sound."
- Sound & Vision

Starkland
ST-211

Roger Kleier: Deep Night, Deep Autumn
Kleier seduces listeners by mutating, sampling, layering, mangling, and digitally processing his guitar, creating moods from relentless tension to lyrical calm.
Starkland
ST-212
Robert Een: Mystery Dances
The infectious "suavely post-minimalist music" (Village Voice) from this award-winning composer, singer, and cellist provides "an exhilarating listening experience" (Meredith Monk).
Starkland
ST-213
Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better
This is the first CD devoted exclusively to works by this "funny, inventive, and talented" (Village Voice) composer/performer.
"Sheer genius from the most gifted and enterprising vocalist/composer/audio artist in the US since the heyday of Joan La Barbara and Meredith Monk... The effects are stunning... Essential."
- The Wire
Starkland
ST-214
Phillip Bimstein: Larkin Gifford's Harmonica
Containing five engrossing musical portraits of western people and places, this release is a worthy followup to Bimsteins previous Starkland CD Garland Hirschi's Cows. Introduced by John Adams.
"An engaging introduction to... his quirky electro-acoustic compositions... The irresistible charm of Mr. Bimstein's music has less to do with technology than with his uncanny knack for finding the music of everday life."
- New York Times
Starkland
S-2015

Phil Kline: Around the World in a Daze This "landmark" 65-minute studio composition was commissioned by Starkland to premiere on this high-res surround sound DVD.
"A special-project disk in which Kline created, out of extravagant electronic means... an audio-visual feast that balances hipster zen with the seriousness of Bach and Wagner."
- The New Yorker

Starkland
R-3016

Vincent Persichetti: Piano Sonatas 10 & 11
The only recordings of these substantial works personally approved by the composer . "An important reissue: Ellen Burmeister's performances are authoritative, and Starkland's remastering serves them well" (Audiophile Audition).

Starkland
ST-217

Keeril Makan: Target
"A sound world in which music emerges unexpectedly out of violent textures, gestures and cries" (Gramophone). Premiere recordings of four works by Keeril Makan, described as "an arrestingly gifted young American composer" by The New Yorker.

Starkland
ST-218

Guy Klucevsek: Polka From The Fringe
A major project from leading new music accordionist Guy Klucevsek has been re-released in its most comprehensive edition yet. The distinguished group of 28 composers includes: Mary Ellen Childs, Anthony Coleman, Dick Connette, William Duckworth, Carl Finch (of Brave Combo), Fred Frith, David Garland, Peter Garland, Phillip Johnston, Aaron Jay Kernis, John King, Mary Jane Leach, Bobby Previte, Elliott Sharp, Carl Stone, Lois V Vierk, William Obrecht, more.

Starkland
S-2019

Ingram Marshall: Alcatraz
Composer Ingram Marshall and photographer Jim Bengston jointly created Alcatraz and Eberbach, multimedia works presented on this DVD for the first time with their hypnotic videos and immersive surround sound.

Starkland
ST-220

Paul Dolden: Who Has the Biggest Sound?
The first recording in over 9 years from Paul Dolden, a “leading figure in sound art.” This electroacoustic master spent 7,800 hours in the studio, painstakingly layering hundreds of tracks to create the CD's 2 works: Who Has the Biggest Sound? and The Un-Tempered Orchestra.
Release Date: July 29, 2014

 

MinMax
MM-010
arrow Paul Dresher: Slow Fire
In Paul Dresher's "electric opera" Slow Fire with Rinde Eckert, two of America's most dynamic forces in contemporary performance create "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle).

MinmaX
MM-011

arrow Steve Mackey: Ravenshead
Declared the "Best New Opera of the Year" by USA Today in 1998, Ravenshead combines Steve Mackey's multi-faceted score, the dazzling Rinde Eckert, and the superb Paul Dresher Ensemble.
MinmaX
MM-012
Erling Wold A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil
This "unique, breathtaking, and thoroughly unflawed" (Progression Magazine) chamber opera is based on a Max Ernst 1930s surrealist novel, which explores the world of religious ecstasy and erotic desire.
MinmaX
MM-015
arrow Jay Cloidt: Spectral Evidence
Two ambitious and diverse works from Jay Cloidt, "one of new music's brightest lights" (All-Music Guide).
MinmaX
MM-016
arrow Jay Cloidt: D'Arc: woman on fire
Jay Cloidt's music theatre piece depicts a present-day intercession by Saint Joan of Arc into the life of a contemporary mother. Performers include singer Amanda Moody and ex-Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud.
MinmaX
MM-017
arrow Amy X Neuburg: The Secret Language of Subways
"Neuburg's new song cycle teeters beguilingly on the boundary between pop and avant-garde performance art" (San Francisco Chronicle).
MinmaX
MM-018
arrow Erling Wold: Mordake
Erling Wold has been hailed as "the Eric Satie of Berkeley surrealist/minimalist electro-art rock" by the Village Voice. In this chamber opera, the title role is sung by John Duykers, an internationally acclaimed tenor, whose most celebrated role was Mao Zedong in the world-premiere of John Adams’ Nixon in China.

 

Owl Recording
OWL-34
arrow The Prism Orchestra
"Quite remarkable...three fine performances of three excellent works...the technical aspect of the recording is excellent as is the accompanying program booklet."
- Composer/USA.

Owl Recording
OWL-35

arrow Sharon Mabry
Sharon Mabry's sensitive and moving performances of contemporary songs have won enthusiastic praise for this mezzo-soprano's "healthy, versatile and expressive voice" (The New York Times).

 

 

  

 

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