releasing an AGP installment, I scour the internet for any evidence of
a commercially available release of the recordings or compositions.
Through these efforts, I have come across a number of sites offering
avant garde music that is not distributed through the major outlets.
first stop is typically Amazon.com. Their advanced
search page enables one to search specifically by composer,
composition, etc. The German,
Amazon sites often list recordings by composers from those
countries that are not available at Amazon.com. CD
Universe and JPC
are other good places to check for commercially available CDs, some of
which are not available through Amazon.
addition, votaries of the avant garde with a little extra money in
their pocket will find much of interest at the following sites:
Electrocd.com in Montreal carries
a wide range of electroacoustic works, including the indispensible
Mimaroglu Music Sales
is a one-man shop in Massachusetts, stocking many works that would
otherwise be available to North Americans only from European outlets
with correspondingly high shipping costs. Their catalog also includes
Pone series of unofficial CD-R releases of out-of-print recordings.
Forced Exposure is another
North American distributor for a wide range of avant-garde music.
an impressive collection of burned-to-order CD-R reissues of classical
music recordings, including a bunch of 20th century classical.
CDeMUSIC is a music distributor
operated by the Electronic Music Foundation in New York City. Their web
site offers a wide variety of electroacoustic and avant garde music.
Schott Music Shop
has a large catalog of excellent avant garde music CDs, including many
recordings from the Wergo catalog.
New World Records has
published many recordings of avant-garde music. They are also now
distributing the entire CD catalog of CRI records.
Unfortunately, many CRI recordings that originally appeared on LP are
still out of print.
BVHAAST is a dutch
label that carries a number of avant-garde CDs. Particularly
interesting is the Acousmatrix series of electroacoustic works. Check
out the 2CD collection of works by Gottfried Michael Koenig (Forced
Exposure has this, if you are in North America).
Edition RZ is a remarkable
publisher that specializes in CDs and LPs of avant-garde music. Some of
my most prized LPs were published by them. They also have packaged
reissues of select historical recordings of avant-garde works.
Suecia has an online
shop that includes recordings of avant-garde works by Swedish
Sinfonietta markets recordings through its web site, including many
recordings of modern music. The Ensemble
Intercontemporain does not market its own recordings, but its site
hosts a discography with links to amazon.fr.
is available through his own web page. Other composers' pages I have
across include Francois Bayle's
and Jean-Claude Eloy's.
The latter has links to other Eloy-related sites. And The Living Composers Project is
rich resource for information on, well, living composers.
Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono, is the official parable of the
Avant Garde Project.
a complete waste of time, be sure to visit www.hapaxlegomenon.com.
If you know of any resources I have missed, please let me know so I can include them on this page.
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