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A PDF ECM Records Catalogue 2013 for download

Posted on 06 May 2013 by admin

Founded by producer Manfred Eicher in 1969, ECM has to date issued more than 1200 albums spanning many idioms. The quality of ECM albums at all levels has been widely recognised and the label has collected many awards. Now ECM’s new illustrated 2013 catalogue is at last available! Its 172 pages detail all ECM and ECM New Series titles currently available as CD, LP, or download, as well as a number of titles in preparation. Plus albums issued by ECM associated labels (WATT, XtraWATT, JCOA and Carmo), and books and DVDs. A PDF of the catalogue may be viewed here.

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Avant-garde but classical Iva Bittova, new release on Ecm Records

Posted on 26 March 2013 by admin

Avant-garde but classical Iva Bittova, new release on Ecm Records

Avant-garde but classical Iva Bittova, new release on Ecm Records

Iva Bittová (born 22 July 1958) is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer and composer. Her music is a blend of rock and East European music which she describes as “my own personal folk music”.  Her violin playing mixes different techniques, including playing the strings with various objects and plucking them like a banjo, Iva Bittová has said: “The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination. I believe there are fundamentals to my performance, such as the music’s vibration and resonance between violin and my voice.” Her vocal utterances range from traditional singing to chirping, cackling and deep throat noises…That relationship is beautifully explored on this album – recorded at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano, and produced by Manfred Eicher– which expresses the essence of Bittova’s unique and extraordinary solo work. The pieces here, modestly-titled ‘Fragments I-XII’ resist definition. An idiosyncratic ‘folk’ music, contemporary composition, improvisation, any and all of these may apply from moment to moment. Bittová’s music is a living, changing thing: “Deciding on a name for my style of music is far from over yet”. Iva Bittová was previously showcased in 2007 on the widely-acclaimed ECM album “Mater” by composer Vladimír Godár. This eponymously-titled disc now marks her solo debut for the label.

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