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Jürg Frey - Ephemeral Constructions (EWR 1709)

I have been listening to Jürg Frey’s music intensively in the last few months. I first became aware of Frey’s works in 2010, around the time when I discovered Wandelweiser composers’ works and became deeply immersed in - first Michael Pisa…

Jürg Frey - Collection Gustave Roud (at115x2)    

'Collection Gustave Roud' is a double CD of Jürg Frey's recent works from 2007 to 2016. All five pieces of this album are closely connected with the works of the French-Swiss poet Gustave Roud, who has been a profound influence on Frey’s c…

My new essay on Jürg Frey's L'ame est sans retenue composition series

“It’s about how ‘normal’, ‘regular’ things are transformed - by the work of composing, by decisions, by intuition, by the ear - to an art work.” - Jürg Frey (8/16/2017) My new essay on Jürg Frey's L'ame est sans retenue composition series …

Jürg Frey - L'ame est sans retenue I (ErstClass 002-5)

Jürg Frey - L'ame est sans retenue I (ErstClass 002-5) Jürg Frey's L'ame est sans retenue I (ErstClass 002-5) is officially released from Erstwhile Records today (10/6). This is so far my favorite package I have ever designed. The cover ar…

My Year-End List of 2016

Top 10 Releases of 2016 (classical + experimental genres) 1. Keith Rowe - The Room Extended (ErstSolo) 1. Michael Pisaro/Reinier Van Houdt - the earth and the sky (ErstClass) 3. Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major / Pi…

Jürg Frey's music

Composer of micro symphony born in the gray area between sound and silence, impressionism and minimalism Jürg Frey’s compositional approach keeps him at the keen edge of contemporary music while simultaneously maintaining a faint touch of …

Jürg Frey - Piano Music (piano by R. Andrew Lee) - review in Japanese

ユルク・フレイによる2つの作曲作品を収録したCD「Piano Music」が、米国のピアニスト、アンドリュー・リーによる演奏で、「Irritable Hedgehog」から昨年末にリリースされた。「Irritable Hedgehog」は現代音楽の新しいレーベルのようで、ピアニスト名もレ…

Top 10 Releases of 2012

Top 10 Releases of 20121. Jürg Frey - Piano Music (piano by R. Andrew Lee) (Irritable Hedgehog) 2. Radu Malfatti - darenootodesuka (b-boim) 3. Manfred Werder (Jason Kahn) - 2005¹ (Winds Measure/8CDr) 4. Jakob Ullmann - fremde zeit/addendum…

Best 10 Releases of 2011

1) Michael Pisaro - Hearing Metal 3 (gw 006)1) Jürg Frey / Nick Hennies - Metal, Stone, Skin, Foliage, Air (L’innomable, 2011)3) Michael Pisaro - Hearing Metal 2 (gw 005)4) Michael Pisaro - asleep, street, pipes, tones (gw 004)5) Michael P…

My favorite releases/concerts in 2010

For my 2010 CD top ten list, I was considering ranking Jürg Frey's 'Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit' and Antoine Beuger's 'Keine Fernen Mehr' near the top, but in the end, I decided that my greatest discovery this year was Michael Pisaro's capabil…

The music that is performed, and the music our brains are experiencing

Since I started listening to the music of Wandelweiser composers intensively in the last year, I realized that I have been experiencing some interesting changes in my way of listening to music. Since I started to listen to music actively r…

Jürg Frey / Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit: Räume 1-8 (B-Boim Records) (CDR)

Jürg Frey's 320 minute long epic piece 'Weites Land, Tiefe Zeit' (2001-2002) was just released as a series of 8 CDRs from Radu Malfatti's label B-Boim Records. This is electronic music that was composed of extended looped sound materials i…

Radu Malfatti / Keith Rowe Recording sessions at Amann Studios in Vienna (11/8-10)

ウィーンのアマン・スタジオでのラドゥ・マルファッティとキース・ロウの3日間録音セッション、本日無事終了しました。音楽観のかけ離れた2人の初顔合わせ、果たしてうまくいくのかどうか不安もありましたが、結果は意外なほどに素晴らしいセッションとな…