Tom Arthurs and Simon Vincent

Real-time Sound Sculpture Vol. 1 (Vision of Sound, 2016)

Friends and collaborators since 1999, and focusing on extreme detail and attention to the dynamics of sound, Tom Arthurs and Simon Vincent present this album of stunning real-time sound sculptures, recorded in the Paul Gerhardt Church in Schöneberg Berlin.

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Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov

Vaucanson’s Muse (Not Applicable, LP, 2016)

Limited Edition LP of improvised electroacoustic music by Tom and electronic musician Isambard Khroustaliov (aka Sam Britton). Includes a wonderful essay by musician and writer David Toop (Into the Maelstrom, The Wire) as well as specially commissioned artwork by esteemed architect Will Alsop. Release: October 21st. Pre-order now.

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Marc Schmolling

Ticho (Unit, 2015)

Fine and beautiful chamber music by Marc Schmolling (piano) interspersed with improvisations. With Almut Kühne (voice). If Thelonius Monk had met Morton Feldman at an Azimuth concert.

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Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann

A Clear Midnight (ECM, 2015)

The second cd of German pianist Julia Hülsmann's Quartet adds NY-based vocal virtuoso Theo Bleckmann - reimagining lesser known works by Kurt Weill along with three Hülsmann settings of Walt Whitman. With Marc Muellbauer (bass) and Heinrich Köbberling (drums).

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Obara International

Live in Mińsk Mazowiecki (For Tune, CD/DVD, 2015)

Rising star of the Polish saxophone Maciej Obara's powerful and uncompromising quartet, live in Poland, with Tom as guest. With Dominik Wania (piano), Ole Morten Vågan (bass), Gard Nilssen (drums). The session also includes a version of Tom's composition 'Magret'.

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GLUE

Chats with the Real McCoy (Creative Sources, 2014)

'Deep listening, measured, a complex dance of seduction' (Monsieur Delire). Filigraine, textural improvised music from Berlin, with Miles Perkin (bass) and Yorgos Dimitriadis (drums and percussion).

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Ingrid Laubrock

Zürich Concert (Intakt, 2014)

Commissioned by SWR in 2011, this recording documents NY-based saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's complex and intriguing octet music in full flow. With an American-British all-star band including Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ted Reichman (accordion), Ben Davis (cello), Liam Noble (piano), Drew Gress (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums).

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Julia Hülsmann Quartet

In Full View (2013, ECM)

German pianist Julia Hülsmann's quartet, including a range of compositions from all band members - from the modal swing of 'In Full View', through Tom's 'Forgotten Poetry' to a poignant version of Manuel de Falla's 'Nana'. With Marc Muellbauer (bass) and Heinrich Köbberling (drums).

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Three Days of British Improvised Music in Berlin

Just Not Cricket! (Ni Vu Ni Connu, LP, 2013)

A luxury box set of 4 heavyweight 180g LPs documenting a three-day festival with a unique line-up of 16 musicians from different generations of British Improvisors. Tom performs with Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Eddie Prévost, Shabaka Hutchings and Matthew Bourne among others.

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Eric Schaefer

Who’s Afraid of Richard W.? (ACT, 2013)

Eric Schaefer's post-many-things 21st Century reinterpretation of Wagner. With Eric (drums and electronics), Volker Meitz (keys) and John Eckhardt (bass).

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Miles Perkin

Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear (self-released, 2012)

Limited edition recording of Berlin-resident Canadian bassist Miles Perkin's quartet. Delicate, colourful and ruminative compositions by Miles, explored with prepared piano from France's Benoît Delbecq and Montreal's most subtle percussionist, Thom Gossage.

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Tom Arthurs and Richard Fairhurst

Postcards from Pushkin (Babel, 2012)

Commissioned by the City of London Festival while Tom was a BBC New Generation Artist, this recording of intimate chamber music, half-composed half-improvised, was recorded in one day in St. Giles Cripplegate Church, London. With Richard Fairhurst (piano).

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