Jürg Frey and Magnus Granberg are two of the musicians who feature most frequently in the Another Timbre catalogue. So, when the label commissioned two new works in 2015, it was no surprise that they were the chosen composers. Performed by Ensemble Grizzana, including a stellar line-up of AT regulars alongside Frey and Granberg themselves, the resulting pieces were premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival at the end of November 2017, receiving a prolonged ovation and rave reviews.
Double album featuring two long compositions by Magnus Granberg, peformed by Skogen.
A double CD of music for violin + piano and vibraphone, composed and played by two young American composers and members of the ensemble Ordinary Affects, who have recorded music by the Jürg Frey, Magnus Granberg, Nomi Epstein, Michael Pisaro, Eva Maria Houben and others. The second disc contains an exquisite new work by Morgan Evans-Weiler, while the first presents for the first time the beautiful music of JPA Falzone, who acknowledges a connection with Feldman. “Feldman’s approach to writing asymmetrical patterns has long fascinated me. His work represents a kind of considered haphazardness in defiance of formalised systems.” (JPA Falzone)
Magnus Öström is finally back with the first album as a leader of his career. After more than two years of silence Magnus went back to his favorite studio, the Atlantis Studio in Stockholm. He joined up with his old friend, sound engineer Janne Hansson, to record some brand new compositions that he had written during the period following Esbjörn Svensson´s untimely passing and the dissolution of e.s.t..
Magnus Lindberg burst onto the contemporary music scene in the 1980s with his early work Kraft (as in "power", and not the American food conglomerate and inventor of Velveeta cheese by-product substance), an avant-garde spectacular that took the "sound mass" procedures of Berio or Xenakis and wedded them to an explosive rhythmic energy. He's broadened his style since then, taking in tonal elements and even the occasional tune, but the rhythmic vitality remains, and his coloristic gifts, his ear for ever new and remarkable instrumental sound combinations, have only increased. Aura is a four-movement symphony as indescribable as it is a joy to hear. Dedicated to the memory of Lutoslawski, the piece shows its composer similarly possessed of a vibrant, communicative personal musical language. Although it plays continuously for about 37 minutes, newcomers to Lindberg's sound creations should start with the finale, a sort of dance that begins with simple tunefulness before finding itself in a sort of riotous minimalist hell. It's hugely fun, as is the entire work.