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New digital music label Strange Strings

Richard Barrett has launched a new digital music label on Bandcamp.

Richard Barrett (Swansea, 1959) is internationally active as composer and performer, and also teaches at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. His work encompasses a range from free improvisation to intricately-notated scores, and from acoustic chamber music to innovative uses of digital technology. Current projects include a major new cycle of works for the ELISION Ensemble, with whom Richard Barrett has been working regularly since 1990, and for the Chicago-based Fonema Consort. Ongoing performative collaborations include with Paul Obermayer (in FURT), Evan Parker, and several other improvising ensembles such as SKEIN (with Achim Kaufmann, Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert de Joode and others) and Colophony (with Jon Rose and Meinrad Kneer). Richard Barrett’s principal composition teacher was Peter Wiegold, and he currently resides in Belgrade. His work as composer and performer is documented on over forty CDs, including seven discs devoted to his compositions and nine by FURT.

In order to release new material he has started the bandcamp label Strange Strings. The digital albums Strange Lines and Distances and Mirage have been released on the Bandcamp platform so far. 

Bandcamp is a platform where you can discover new music en support the artists that make it. Bandcamp also offers tools for labels and artists to bring their music directly to the listeners.


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