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Ella Finer - Silent Whale Letters - A Long-Distance Correspondence, on All Frequencies
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
forthcoming
A long-distance correspondence reflecting on the infravoice of a blue whale and other so-called “silent” subjects.
Thibault Walter - Audio Trouble - Étude sur les pratiques aurales d\'une école d\'art
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
forthcoming
A singular book resulting from an investigation on the arts of sharing sound in an art school based on experiments with Scott Arford, Mario de Vega, Kevin Drumm, Christina Kubisch, Randy H.Y. Yau, art students and Jason Kahn who offers here a text on his listening to the place.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (2 vinyl LP)
2023
Tochnit Aleph
forthcoming
85 minutes collection of previously unpublished recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Performed by Otto Muehl and members of the commune. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Beatriz Ferreyra - Senderos de luz y sombras (vinyl LP)
2023
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
A 16-channel piece composed between 2016 and 2020, inspired by astrophysics, the mystery of the pre-Big Bang era and some of the uncanny motions of the unconscious mind, where strangeness meets the ordinary, in memoriam Bernard Baschet, Bernard Parmegiani and Carlos Pellegrino.
Ákos Rózmann - Mass / Mässa (7 CD box set)
2023
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
The complete version of electro-acoustic composer Ákos Rózmann's epic masterpiece 12 Stations presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set.
Ákos Rózmann - Mass / Mässa (7 CD box set)
2023
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
Ákos Rózmann's Mass consists of twelve electroacoustic compositions created between 1989 and 2004 in the composer's studio and at EMS in Stockholm. Like most of Rózmann's compositions, Mass is a long-form work with a duration of around seven hours. 
Daniel Teruggi - Sphæra (vinyl LP)
2023
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
An electroacoustic piece composed between 1984 and 1989, inspired by the ancient theory of the four elements and exploring the notions of matter and its transformation.
Holger Trülzsch - Body of Work - Behind the Appearances
2023
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
Emilie Roby - T A L O S
2023
texts in English and French
Le laps
forthcoming
A semi-digital audio publication by performance artist and musician from Northwestern Quebec Emilie Roby.
 Charlemagne Palestine - Aa Sschmmettrroossppecctivve
2023
English edition
MER. B&L
forthcoming
1000 pictures and documents from the work and life of Charlemagne Palestine explode from the pages of the book, superimposed in "strumming" layers, weaving the historical and present (new expanded edition).
 Langham Research Centre - Six Hands at an Open Door (CD)
2023
Persistence of Sound
forthcoming
The concrete, electronic sounds of the Langham Research Centre (here Iain Chambers and Robert Worby) combine with the acoustic qualities of John Butcher's saxophone in an extended improvisation session.
Richard Orton - Hemlock Stone (CD)
2023
Persistence of Sound
forthcoming
Persistence of Sound celebrates the British composer Richard Orton (1940-2013) with a selection of electroacoustic and computer music from across his career.
Méandre(s) - An experience in spontaneous, collective creating (book + CD + DVD)
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Le Chant du Moineau / Casta - Books
forthcoming
A sound and music experience along the Dordogne river, with Le Chant du Moineau and the Ensemble UN orchestra (Pascal Battus, Benjamin Bondonneau, Michel Doneda, Jérôme Noetinger, Mathieu Werchowski...), and a group of invited researchers (with a composition by Lionel Marchetti on CD and a film by Camille Auburtin on DVD).
Nicolas Ballet - Shock Factory - Culture visuelle des musiques industrielles (1969-1995)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A vast study of the visual culture of industrial music during its development in Europe, the United States and Japan, from the 1970s to the 1990s, a global culture that goes beyond sound experimentation to cross different media (graphics, film, performance, video), in a close dialogue with the heritage of modernity and under the growing influence of technologies.
 Lilly Joel - Lilly Joel Plays The Organ - Sibyl Of The Rhine (CD)
2023
Sub Rosa
forthcoming
Lynn Cassiers and Jozef Dumoulin pay a luminous tribute to the music of the twelfth-century composer, abbess, mystic and poetess Hildegard von Bingen, in a setup of voice with electronics accompanied by pipe organ.
 Sote - Majestic Noise Made in Beautiful Rotten Iran (vinyl LP)
2023
Sub Rosa
forthcoming
Limited green vinyl version of the latest album by Iranian-American electronic music producer Sote is an all electronic affair, harmonically maximalist, predominantly symphonic-synthetic, requiring active listening.
Andrey Tarkovsky - Solaris - Sound and Vision (book + vinyl LP + CD)
2023
English edition
Song Cycle Records
forthcoming
Collector's edition box set including the soundtrack realised by the great Russian composer Edward Artemiev for the Andrey Tarkovsky's masterpiece film Solaris (1972). The box comes with the remastered soundtrack in the vinyl and CD formats, and an exclusive luxurious photo book with unreleased images of the movie set and essays about music and cinema of the duo Artemiev/Tarkovsky.
 Groupshow - Greatest Hits (vinyl P)
2023
Faitiche
forthcoming
Faitiche presents Groupshow's Greatest Hits: The ten tracks on this first vinyl album by Groupshow (Hanno Leichtmann, Andrew Pekler, Jan Jelinek), recorded between 2005 and 2018, document concert recordings and studio improvisations by the trio.
 Omnimal - Fielding (vinyl LP)
2023
Matière Mémoire
forthcoming
Christian Wolff - A Complete Anthology of Solo and Duo Violin Pieces (CD)
2023
Black Truffle
forthcoming
The complete anthology of solo and duo violin pieces by legendary American experimental composer Christian Wolff, performed by the New York violin duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris).
Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic (CD)
2023
Superior Viaduct
forthcoming
1st time on vinyl for the Eno-produced ambient classic "The Sinking of the Titanic", Gavin Bryars' first major composition written between 1969 and 1972, inspired by the tragic event of the British passenger liner's cross-Atlantic maiden voyage.
Kali Malone - Velocity of Sleep (vinyl LP)
2023
XKatedral
forthcoming
A somnambulant modern masterwork, Kali Malone's 2017 debut full length album is made available again on vinyl some four years since its limited private press of just 100 copies co-released by XKatedral and Bleak Environment.
Phill Niblock - Nurturing Exhibitions (book + 2 CD)
2023
English edition
Matière Mémoire
forthcoming
An exhibitions book including 2 CDs with new pieces by Phill Niblock performed By Stephen O'Malley, Deborah Walker, Kasper Toeplitz, Franck Vigroux, David Maranha and many others.
Charlie Morrow - New York 1982 (vinyl LP)
2023
Recital
forthcoming
An album of lost Derek Bailey sessions recorded with his friend and collaborator Charlie Morrow, that testifies to his art of collective experimentation.
Revue & Corrigée
2023
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Interviews with Valérie Vivancos, Alexis Degrenier, Lao Dan and Li Jianhong; what modes of travel for experimental music? by Heddy Boubaker; the French collective Muzzix, by Gérard Rouy; Antoine Freychet by Grégoire Bressac; focus on Fou Records; about sixty reviews of records and books...
The Listening Biennial Reader - Vol. 1:  Waves of Listening
2023
English edition
Errant Bodies
Listening as a creative and critical force, relational capacity, philosophical, political and ecological proposition, and research method.
Jeph Jerman - Listen - Jeph Jerman in conversation with Aram Yardumian
2023
English edition
Errant Bodies
A sketch history of the 1980s American home-taping and electronic music scene through the career of sound artist, field recordist, percussionist, and visual artist Jeph Jerman.
Matthieu Saladin - Evaporation (vinyl LP)
2023
Frac Franche-Comté - Sound Houses Series
Recording of the evaporation of 785 grammes of water, namely the average quantity of water that a body loses during an office working day, according to Carrier thermal balance statistics.
 Untitled Noise - Rozzo (vinyl 45\
2023
Tonini Editore
Live performance of the artists Jacopo Benassi (voice, guitar, dildo and japanese axe), Michele Lombardelli and Luca Scarabelli (guitar and analog devices) at the RetroStudio, Fiorenzuola d'Arda, 11 July 2022. Including a 16-page booklet of photos by Jacopo Benassi.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène (book + mini CD)
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
An essay by Guillaume Belhomme on the singularly modern work of the painter Eugène Carrière (1849-1906), accompanied by a piece by Japanese saxophonist Harutaka Mochizuki, inspired by the master's paintings.
 Nurse With Wound - La Mandragore (book + CD)
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
The most accomplished tale of Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), decadent dandy, ardent erotomaniac and corrosive pen, accompanied by a new piece by Nurse With Wound.
Going Out - Walking, Listening, Soundmaking
2022
English edition
Q-O2
An anthology that traces the long legacy of interdisciplinary experimentations at the intersection of walking, listening, and soundmaking.
Jerry Hunt - Irida Records - Hybrid Musics from Texas and Beyond, 1979–1986  (7LP Box + Book)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
The astounding reedition of seven albums exploring the electro-acoustic experiments of Texan composer-performer Jerry Hunt and others affiliated with his Irida label.
Akio Suzuki - New Sense of Hearing (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
Available for the first time since its original 1980 release on ALM-Uranoia, New Sense of Hearing documents a collaboration between Takehisa Kosugi and Akio Suzuki, two luminaries of Japanese experimental music in the lineage of Fluxus.
Akio Suzuki - New Sense of Hearing (CD)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
Available for the first time since its original 1980 release on ALM-Uranoia, New Sense of Hearing documents a collaboration between Takehisa Kosugi and Akio Suzuki, two luminaries of Japanese experimental music in the lineage of Fluxus.
Roscoe Mitchell - Sound American - The Roscoe Mitchell Issue
2022
English edition
Sound American
Sound American
Sound American #29 celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago founder and American iconoclast, Roscoe Mitchell.
Mads Emil Nielsen - Black Box 3 (vinyl LP)
2022
Arbitrary
Black Box 3, which showcases a more sample- and grid-based side of the Danish musician/composer’s work, is part of a sequence of publications with music and audio originally made for theatre, radio soundtracks and more.
Mads Emil Nielsen - Black Box 3 (CD)
2022
Arbitrary
Black Box 3, which showcases a more sample- and grid-based side of the Danish musician/composer’s work, is part of a sequence of publications with music and audio originally made for theatre, radio soundtracks and more.
 The Wild Classical Music Ensemble - Hell Gate (vinyl LP)
2022
La Belle Brute
A wild improvisation session by the Belgian experimental rock band born from the meeting of five artists with mental disabilities, with the guitarist and co-founder of Sonic Youth.
 The Wild Classical Music Ensemble - Hell Gate (CD)
2022
La Belle Brute
A wild improvisation session by the Belgian experimental rock band born from the meeting of five artists with mental disabilities, with the guitarist and co-founder of Sonic Youth.
Dieter Schnebel - Son et corps
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – ArTeC
A collection of theoretical texts by the German composer: a valuable testimony of his research on the musical link between sound and body.
Jason Kahn - Soundings (book + CD)
2022
English edition
various
A collection of 77 texts by Jason Kahn, each text written in response to a field recording made by the sound artist in Zurich in February-March 2020 (CD with the 77 sound recordings included): a poetic and sonic cartography that reflects the constitution of the place by the way it "sounds".
Pierre-Yves Macé - L\'Effet Rebond (Version Silicium / Version Iridium) (2 CD)
2022
Sub Rosa
A double-creation with four hands, surprising, intelligent and sensitive, between minimal experimentations, avant-garde pop and dissonance.
 Oiseaux-Tempête - What On Earth (Que Diable) (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
With their sixth studio album, Oiseaux-Tempête unveils a new facet of its mythology through a dense work that carries darkness towards the light of day, that rumbles, calms down and warms up again. Like the silhouette of a lighthouse that reveals itself as its torch rises and shines, the powerful beauty of What On Earth (Que Diable) radiates into an expanding musical cosmos.
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