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Recent and upcoming releases from Mode. Watch for more detailed individual pages on each release in the near future.

mode 227 Giacinto SCELSI: The Piano Works 4 - Hispania “Triptyque pour piano” (1939); Suite No. 5 “Il Circo” (1935); Suite No. 6 “I Capricci di Ty” (1939) – Stephen Clarke, piano 96/24-bit

mode 226 Howard SKEMPTON: bolt from the blue - (Music for piano & voices) – Daniel Becker, piano. EXAUDI, James Weeks, conductor.

mode 225 Stefano SCODANIBBIO: Oltracuidansa - for contrabass and 8-channel tape – Stefano SCODANIBBIO, contrabass.

mode 224 Aldo CLEMENTI: Works with Flutes - Roberto FABRICIANI, flutes; Alvise Vitoline, electronics.

mode 222/23 John CAGE, Vol. 42: A Cage of Saxophones Vols. 3 & 4 - Indeterminancy; Party Pieces (composed with Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, and Virgil Thomson); Four6; Cartridge Music; Eleven Instruments; Fontana Mix; One7; 4'33"; Sculptures Musicales. (Specially priced 2-CD set.)

Avant 09/12 Anthony BRAXTON & Gerry HEMINGWAY: Old Dogs (2007): Braxton, saxes, Hemingway, drums, percussion, electronics. 4-CD boxed set.

mode 221 Margaret Leng Tan: She Herself Alone – The Art of the Toy Piano 2 - works for toy piano and other instruments by Cage, Crumb, Twining, Griswold, Kitzke, Liben and Bolleter. DVD   96/24-bit

mode 220 Pauline OLIVEROS & IONE: NJINGA: The Queen King - A Play with Music and Pageantry, written and directed by IONE, Music and Sound by Pauline Oliveros. DVD

mode 219 Chaya CZERNOWIN: MAIM - Rico Gubler, saxophone, tubax (recorded & live); Peter Veale, oboe, musette, french horn; John Mark Harris, piano & harpsicord; Seth Josel, electric & steel guitars; Mary Oliver, viola; Live Electronics by the Experimentalstudio des SWR; Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Johannes Kalitzke, conductor.

mode 218 Iannis XENAKIS, Vol. 12: Charisma X - (Greece, 2008, directed by Efi Xirou) Featuring rare footage of Xenakis plus commentary by composers George Aperghis, Francois-Bernard Mache, Gerard Pape, Curtis Roads, George Koumentakis; plus Francois Xenakis, Makis Solomos, Sharon Kanach & Makhi Xenakis. Musical performances by Sylvio Gualda, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Benny Sluchin, Frances-Marie Uitti, Lori Freeman, Christophe Roy, Spiros Sakkas. DVD

mode 217 Iannis XENAKIS, Vol. 11: Works with Piano - Aki Takahashi, piano. Eonta, Morsima-Amorsima, (The Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor). Paille in the Wind (Rohan de Saram, cello). Akea (the JACK Quartet).
96/24-bit   DVDDTS

mode 216 Morton FELDMAN, Vol. 10: Trio - Aki Takahashi, piano. Marc Sabat, violin. Rohan de Saram, cello. 2-CDs specially priced $19.99, or complete on one surround-sound DVD with full video. DVD also includes video talk on Feldman and the â��Trioâ�� by Walter Zimmermann. 96/24-bit   DVDDTS

mode 214/15 Orkest de Volharding - �The Minimalists�: Terry RILEY: In C; Steve REICH: City Life (arr. for wind orchestra by Anthony Fiumara); Louis ANDRIESSEN: Workers� Union; Kyle GANN: Sunken City (piano concerto with Geoffrey Douglas Madge); David LANG: Street; John ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (arr. for wind orchestra by Anthony Fiumara). 2-CDs 48/24

mode 212/13 Roger REYNOLDS: Epigram and Evolution: Complete Works with Piano - imAge/piano (2007); Fantasy for Pianist (1964) - Yuji Takahashi, piano. Variation (1988); imagE/piano (2007), Epigram and Evolution (1961) - Eric Huebner, piano. Traces (Yuji Takahashi, piano, Karen Reynolds, flute. Lin Barron, cello, Alan Johnson, electronics); Less Than Two (SONOR Ensemble); The Angel of Death (Mariyln Nonken, piano. Slee Sinfonietta/Magnus Martensson). 2-CDs, specially priced $19.99

mode 211 Heather O'Donnell (piano): Reflections on Ives Charles IVES: London Bridge Is Fallen Down! (1st RECORDING); Study No. 21: Some Southpaw Pitching!; Set of Five Take-Offs; From Four Transcriptions from “Emerson” ii. Moderato; iii. Largo; Study No. 9: The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830's and 1840's; Walter ZIMMERMANN: the missing nail at the river for piano & toy piano; Michael FINNISSY: Song of Myself; James TENNEY: Essay (after a sonata) for inside-piano; Sidney CORBETT: The Celestial Potato Fields; Oliver SCHNELLER: "And tomorrow..." for piano and electronics. DSD recording.

mode 210 Lei LIANG: Brush-Stroke - Serashi Fragment (Arditti Quartet); Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo for solo harpsichord (Takae Ohnishi); In Praise of Shadows for solo flute (Paula Robison); My Windows for solo piano (Aleck Karis); Memories of Xiaoxiang for saxophone & tape (Chien-Kwan Lin); Trio for cello, piano & percussion; Brush-Stroke for chamber orchestra - Callithumpian Consort/Stephen Drury.

mode 209 Iannis XENAKIS: Complete String Quartets - Tetras, Tetora, ST-4/1,080262, Ergma. Performed by the JACK Quartet.
DVD  48/24  DTS

mode 206 Peter ABLINGER: 33-127 - Seth Josel, electric guitar. First recording.

mode 200 John CAGE: Cage Performs Cage - works performed by John Cage himself, released for the first time. Empty Words with Music for Piano, perfomred with Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; One7.

mode 205 Cornelius CARDEW: Treatise - For any number of musicians with any instruments, may be performed whole or in part. The QUaX Ensemble, directed by Petr Kotik, recorded live from Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1967. Specially priced 2-CD set for $19.99.

mode 204 John CAGE: 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs - A complete video realization by Don Gillespie, Roberta Friedman and Gene Caprioglio.  DVD

mode 203 Iannis XENAKIS: Volume 9: Electronic Works 2 - Hibiki Hana Ma - world premiere recording; Polytope de Cluny; NEG-ALE (DVD only) - first commercial release. This volume collects two of Xenakis� multi-channel works from the 1970s, along with a long-lost film soundtrack (on the DVD only). Restored from the best quality source materials.
  DVD    DTS

mode 202 Hans Werner HENZE: Musica da Camera - Ein kleines Potpourri aus der Oper â��Boulevard Solitudeâ��; Sonatina aus dem Märchen für Musik â��Pollicinoâ��; Carillon, Récitatif, Masque; Toccata Mistica; Drei Tentos; Sonatina; Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge. Ensemble Dissonanzen.

mode 201 Chris NEWMAN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 4, 6, 10 - Michael Finnissy, piano.

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