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Argento's recording of Philippe Hurel's Quartre variations, featuring percussionist Matt Ward, has been released on the Harmonia Mundi label and is available through Amazon.










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Winner of the Record Geijutsu 2010 Record Academy Award


We're pleased to announce that our debut CD release featuring works by Tristan Murail is now available for sale!

U.S.: Arkivmusic, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Europe: outhere music

Or contact us directly for availability.

“…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


Listen to Excerpts

Le Lac

for 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2percussion, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, and bass

Ethers

for solo flute, violin, viola, cello, bass, trombone, maracas, and live electronics

Winter Fragments

for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and live electronics

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Night After Night
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