Playlist.

A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the listed selections that follow, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.


Olivia BlockDissolution (Glistening Examples; 2016)

Jennifer HigdonColor Through – Trio Solisti (Vimeo; 2017)


David Maslanka – Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble; Symphony No. 8 – Stephen Parsons, Adriana La Rosa Ransom, Illinois State University Wind Symphony/Stephen K. Steele (Albany)


Quatuor BozziniÀ Chacun Sa Miniature (Edition QB; 2011)
Michael BergerPromnesopoeia No. 1; Eric KM ClarkMicroquartet No. 1; André CormierPetit quatuor; Benton RoarkRefractions 1; Cléo Palacio-QuintinArchipel imaginaire II; Sally Norris40:24:20:10; Jeff MortonFree Tango Lessons Wednesday; Anna HöstmanSlanted Birds; Simon MartinMiniature pour quatuor à cordes; Marie-Pierre Brasset – Dyea; Sabrina SchroederSlip Trains; Guillaume PrimardGE 40 W 28398; Pierre-Olivier RoyGlitching Gumboots; Eldritch PriestKalliphobia; Christopher Reiche, The Length of this Piece is not Arbitrary — Painting a Portrait of Glass; Cassandra MillerSwainson’s Thrush; Taylor BrookFlorescences; Andrea YoungUne âme turquoise; Mirko SablichLittle Hidden Time Trail; Daryl Jamieson – Monkish Fire; Darren MillerWaveforms for String Quartet; Alex EddingtonTalking with Strangers; Margareta JericCon fuoco; Kimberly CodnerSomething Happy that Breathes Freedom; Ghislain LecroulantMoving Pictures; Michal NovotnyTrois à quatre en quatre quatre; David LitkeAs Ink Bleeds; Heber Schünemann – QB; Emilie Cecilia LeBelTincture; Daniel BrandesThe Rooms are Furnished in a Most Peculiar Manner; Olivier GirouardSur un fil


Oren AmbarchiHubris (Editions Mego; 2016)

Olivia Block – untitled (Another Timbre; due Sept. 2017)


Insub Meta Orchestra13 & 27 (Another Timbre; due Sept. 2017)
> Cyril Bondi & d’incise13 unissons; 27 times

John CageWinter Music – Mark Knoop, Catherine Laws, Philip Thomas, John Tilbury (Another Timbre; due Sept. 2017)


Third Coast PercussionThe Book of Keyboards (New Focus; 2017)
> Philippe Manoury – Le Livre des Claviers; Métal


David Kirkland GarnerDark Holler – American Contemporary Music Ensemble (New Focus; 2017)


Wolf EyesNo Hate (self-released; 2017)


Impetuous RitualBlight Upon Martyred Sentience (Profound Lore; 2017)


DisentombMisery (New Standard Elite; 2014)


Marti EpsteinHypnagogia – Ludovico Ensemble (Ludovico Ensemble; 2015)
> Hothouse; Grand Island; A Little Celestial Tenderness; Hypnagogia


Claire M. SingerLive at Union Chapel (Spitfire Audio; 2017)


Ruven NunezAltar of Sun (Sounds of the Dawn; 2017)


Günter SchlienzBook of Dreams (Cosmic Winnetou/Zoharum; 2015/2017)


Kate CarrThe Story Surrounds Us (Helen Scarsdale; 2017)


Mulatu AstatkeSketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village; 2013)

King CrimsonWeeley Festival, Clacton, England, Aug. 28, 1971 (DGMLive; 2012)


Tyshawn SoreyVerisimilitude (Pi Recordings; 2017)


Lili BoulangerPsalm 130 “Du fond de l’abîme”Psalm 24 “La terre appartient à l’Éternel”Psalm 129 “Ils m’ont assez opprimé dès ma jeunesse”Vieille prière bouddhiquePie Jesu – Alain Fauqueur, Oralia Dominguez, Raymond Amade, Michel Sénéchal, Pierre Mollet, Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur, Orchestre Lamoreux/Igor Markvitch (Everest; 1960)


High Aura’dNo River Long Enough Doesn’t Contain a Bend (Debacle; due Oct. 27, 2017)


Ex EyeEx Eye (Relapse; 2017)


Steve RoachCore (Timeroom Editions; 2001/2017)


W-2Fanatics (Astral Spirits; 2017)


Art Ensemble of ChicagoNice Guys (ECM; 1979)

Billy Hart QuartetOne Is the Other (ECM; 2014)


Michael Pisarofields have ears – Philip Thomas (Another Timbre; 2010)
> fields have ears 1; fade; fields have ears 4 – Philip Thomas, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, members of edges ensemble


Annea LockwoodTiger Balm/Amazonia Dreaming/Immersion (Black Truffle; 2017)


Steven WilsonTo the Bone (Caroline; 2017)


EmperorAnthems to the Welkin at Dusk (Candlelight; 1997)

Áine O’DwyerGallarais (MIE Music; due Sept. 15, 2017)


Long Distance PoisonRheomodes (Oxtail Recordings; 2017)

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