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This is the only compilation work based on our collection. It was published in 2000 and was at that time a kind of manifesto.

Unclassical substance - This disc presents the unclassical aspect of our catalogue - that is, music of today, performed for the most part with traditional acoustic instruments (piano, violin, cello...). Musicians, composers, pieces... liberated of all dogma - far from coteries or the more practical application of theories... What we present here is a collection of the highspots in contemporary music - many unpublished pieces for piano, violin, voices or ensemble by Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio, Luigi Dallapiccola, Giacinto Scelsi, Hanns Eisler, Stefan Wolpe... even a rare piece by the American writer Paul Bowles; it ends the record in a way of homage...

Young composers - We took our first breaths with Feldman but here are some young people too: David Shea, who links up various connections (with commissioned works for Ictus and the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle, he was a student of Morton Feldman in New York before becoming John Zorn's protégé in the alternative downtown scene); Brett Dean, viola player at the Berliner, and an Australian member of Frame-Cut-Frame, was, with David Shea, among the first to succeed in his conclusive works based on sampling. Two other young composers with a vision: Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Renaud De Putter.

Documents and archives - For this compilation we also published an unreleased version of Musical Erratum by Marcel Duchamp, two pieces recorded in Italy by the Russolo brothers, a murmur recorded in the beginning of the 20's as a first step towards a noise, electronic or concrete music, a 1911 recording performed by Claude Debussy himself in another pre-première performance, an extract from a piece composed by Henri Pousseur for the foundation of Paris' contemporary art center Beaubourg in 1977: the premises of a profound investigation pursued by the founders of the electronic music of the 50's and 60's throughout the world.

Artwork by Dominique Goblet

FEATURES

MARCEL DUCHAMP
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
MORTON FELDMAN
STEFAN WOLPE
HANNS EISLER
GIACINTO SCELSI
ANTONIO RUSSOLO
LUIGI DELLAPICCOLA
LUCIANO BERIO
BRETT DEAN
RENAUD DE PUTTER
PAULO CHAGAS
JEAN-LUC FAFCHAMPS
DAVID SHEA
PAUL BOWLES

TRACKLISTING CD - 16 TRACKS

1 Marcel Duchamp - Erratum Musical 'Inachevé' 1:09
Performer - Stephane Ginsburgh
2 Renaud De Putter - En Rythmes Irrationnels (Chorée) 2:41
Performer - Stephane Ginsburgh
3 Luigi Dallapiccola - Simbolo (Quaderno Musicale Di Annalibera) 2:44
Performer - Jean-Luc Fafchamps
4 Brett Dean - Turning Points 5:14
Performer - Brett Dean , Frame-Cut-Frame*
5 Paulo Chagas - Découverte Du Corps 2:45
Performer - Lucy Grauman , Marianne Pousseur , Rolande Van Der Paal
6 Claude Debussy - D'un Cahier d'Esquisses 4:24
Performer - Claude Debussy
7 Antonio Russolo - Corale - Serenade 4:44
8 Henri Pousseur - Liège À Paris (extract) 2:01
9 Giacinto Scelsi - Duo For Violin & Cello - Part One 4:22
Performer - Georg-Alexander Van Dam* , Jean-Paul Dessy
10 Hanns Eisler - Der Pflaumenbaum 1:40
Lyrics By Bertolt Brecht
Performer - Kaat De Windt , Marianne Pousseur
11 Stefan Wolpe - Erst Haben Sie Ihn Die Welt Gesetzt 2:43
Performer - Johan Bossers , Vincent Bouchot
12 Morton Feldman - Four Hands 11:08
Performer - Jean-Luc Fafchamps , Jean-Luc Plouvier , Kaat De Windt , Laurence Cornez
13 Jean-Luc Fafchamps - Attrition - Octuor À Cordes 17:16
Performer - Balanescu Quartet+ Quatuor Quadro
14 Luciano Berio - Wasserklavier (6 Encore Pour Clavier) 1:41
Performer - Jean-Luc Fafchamps
15 David Shea - Duo/Solo For Trumpet And Sampler 3:59
Performer - Dave Douglas , David Shea
16 Paul Bowles - Six Preludes For Piano - Part One 1:34
Performer - Jean-Luc Fafchamps