New Music on the Cutting Edge

From the Argento Music Library


Tristan Murail : Winter Fragments

“…not merely approachable but positively delectable…”

— Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

The Winter Fragments CD was born after Aeon founder Damien Pousset heard Argento perform in New York at the 2003 Sounds French Festival in New York. Three of the tracks, Winter Fragments, Feuilles à travers les cloches, and Ethers, were recorded at a state-of-the-art recording studio at Istanbul Technical University. Le Lac was recorded in New York in 2004, after Argento gave the U.S. premiere in performance. All five works on the CD were edited, mixed, and mastered at Tristan Murail’s home in upstate New York by the composer himself, Argento artistic director and composer Michel Galante, and Argento electronics specialist and composer Michael Klingbeil. Created by top-ranking artists in the field of contemporary music, this recording explores the relationship of sound to natural environments, the idea of tonal and musical color, and the evolution of sound over time.

New York Times review

Winner of the Record Geijutsu 2010 Record Academy Award

Available on the Aeon Label in the US: Arkivmusic, Amazon, Barnes and Noble; Europe: outhere music

“…not merely approachable but positively delectable…”
            — Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Philip Hurel : Quartre variations

Argento's recording of Philippe Hurel's Quartre variations featuring percussionist Matt Ward on the Harmonia Mundi label (2009).

Available on Amazon.

David Fulmer : On Night

On Night for soprano saxophone and chamber ensemble by prizewinning composer David Fulmer.

Filled with brilliant colors and a striking virtuosity, On Night is exciting new music from a sonic explorer who is reaching beyond spectralism and the new complexity to dramatic uncharted regions.

Available on the Tzadik label in fall 2013.

Fred Lerdahl : Fred Lerdahl Vol. 4

Argento performs Imbrications in Volume 4 of Bridge Record's Fred Lerdahl series (2013).

Available on Amazon.

Alexandre Lunsqui : Um teatro de ações

Argento joins an international cast of contemporary musicians in Alexandre Lunsqui's 2008 debut album.

Available on the Gravina Música label.


Interviews: Messiaen 100 Celebration Concert
Grisey, Murail, Boulez, Gaussin

Performance: …à measure by Philippe Hurel

Interviews: American Composers Showcase at Miller Theatre

Performance: Dawn at Christian Boltanski's installation No Man's Land at the Park Avenue Armory

Performance: P-Orbital by Alexandre Lunsqui

Performance: Excerpt from the world premiere of Xenos II by Beat Furrer