DISCOGRAPHY

Solo Releases

ALMOST TRUTHS AND OPEN DECEPTIONS
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Wild Pitch performed by Real Quiet
Phantom Shakedown performed by Annie Gosfield
Almost Truths and Open Deceptions performed by Felix Fan, David Cossin, Blair McMillen, Tony Falanga and the Flux Quartet
Daughters of the Industrial Revolution performed by Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Alex Lipowski, and Ches Smith
Cranks and Cactus Needles performed by the Pearls Before Swine Experience

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"Gosfield's pieces, driven by strong instrumental protaganists, stake their claim to a unique world - she's a glorious provincial, the Carl Nielsen of
Second Avenue.
Russell Platt, The New Yorker, reviewing "Almost Truths and Open Deceptions"

Annie Gosfield, a New York composer and keyboardist, exuberantly exploits the inadvertent music of contemporary life: static, distortion, the clangor of industry and the siren song of space junk form part of her digital palette. Steve Smith, The New York Times, reviewing a CD release concert

LIGHTNING SLINGERS AND DEAD RINGERS
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PIANO MUSIC PERFORMED BY LISA MOORE
Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers
for piano and sampler
Brooklyn, October 5, 1941 for piano and baseballs

"The buzzsaw-noise keyboard samples that kick off Annie Gosfield's recent piece Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers, as performed on a new EP by pianist Lisa Moore, pack as thrilling a low-end grind as anything I heard in techno this year." - Seth Colter Walls, December 2011

LOST SIGNALS AND DRIFTING SATELLITES
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Lightheaded and Heavyhearted performed by the Flux Quartet
Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites performed by George Kentros
Mentryville performed by Annie Gosfield
The Harmony of the Body-Machine performed by Joan Jeanrenaud


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"Another fun trip into the imaginative world of Annie Gosfield. Her third CD for Tzadik is a nod toward tradition as she draws contemporary classical music into her own mysterious orbit. Four wild pieces incorporating satellite sounds, static, machine noise and microtonality with virtuosic fireworks from some of the best performers in America today, including world renown cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and the New York based Flux string quartet. From a duet piece for violin and satellites to a prepared piano piece about ghost towns and hardware stores, this new addition to the Tzadik Composer Series blurs the boundaries between music and noise and creates a new world of imaginative sounds, passion, wit and humor."
–John Zorn

"It's Annie Gosfield's third CD for Zorn's label and her music is unlike anything in the current European chamber spectrum, coupling zest and imaginative poetics with a warming textural glow underlying the spikiness."
–Rob Young, The Wire, February 2005
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Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
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EWA7 and Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
(works inspired by factory and machine sounds)
EWA7 performed by Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Ikue Mori, Jim Pugliese, & Sim Cain
Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery performed by the FLUX Quartet and Talujon Percussion Quartet


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"I find this a wonderful disc, beautifully performed and produced. Perhaps more than any other composer of her generation Gosfield has taken up the challenge of Edgard VarËse, writing music which addresses forthrightly the aesthetic challenge of mechanization, technology, and science. She makes "noise" sound as though it was always meant for the musical context in which she inserts it. And often, the result fun to dance to! A winner."
– Robert Carl, Fanfare, 2002

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Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
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Nickolaievski Soldat, Freud, The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory, Four Roses, Blue Serge, and Brawl performed by Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Ted Mook, Jim Pugliese, Christine Bard, and the Rova Saxophone Quartet, on the composer's first solo CD


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"Only two or three people use the sampler distinctively enough to be instantly recognizable, and Gosfield may be chief in that respect. Her brash sampled piano tones, precisely mistuned to sound like the very image of desuetude, are wholly original. An impressive debut disc."
– Kyle Gann, The Village Voice, 1999

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Other Recordings

Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds Back
performed on sampler by Annie Gosfield
“The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music”, Innova, 2010

Brooklyn, October 5, 1941
performed by pianist Jennifer Hymer
“Ceci n'est pas un piano”, Ambitus Musikproduktion, 2010


Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
performed by violinist Jennifer Choi
“Violectrica: Music for Violin And Electronics”, Classical Jam 101, 2009


Brooklyn, October 5, 1941
performed by pianist Blair McMillen
“Powerhouse Pianists”, American Modern Ensemble (AME) AMR, 2008

A Sideways Glance from an Electric Eye
performed on the virtual Rhythmicon by Annie Gosfield
"The Art of the Virtual Rhythmicon" a CD of works composed for an electronic version of Henry Cowell's Rhythmicon, Innova, 2006

Marked by a Hat
Performed by guitarist Marco Cappelli
Extreme Guitar Project Mode, 2006

There and Back Again
a short ambient recording included on a companion disk to Chris Cutler's
"Twice Around the Earth" ReR, 2006

Twice Around the Earth
a short ambient recording included on a compilation from Chris Cutler's
"Out of the Blue Radio" ReR, 2005


All is Encompassed in the Night
a new piece made from Art Bears multi–track masters
"Art Bears Revisited" (released separately by ReR in 2005)
and "Art Bears: The Art Box", ReR, 2004

Second Avenue Junkman
performed by Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, and Greg Cohen
"Irving Stone Memorial Concert" Tzadik, 2004

Five Will Get You Seven
performed by Zeitgeist
"If Tigers Were Clouds" Zeitgeist, Innova, 2003

Cranks and Cactus Needles
performed by The Pearls Before Swine Experience
"Swine Live!" Caprice Records (Sweden) 2003

The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory
performed by the Bang on a Can Allstars
"Bang on a Can Classic" Cantaloupe Records, 2002

Brooklyn, October 15, 1941 (one-minute version)
performed by pianist Guy Livingston
"Don't Panic: Sixty Seconds for Piano" Guy Livingston, Wergo (Germany) and Harmonia Mundi (USA) 2001

Manual Labor Pains
performed by Annie Gosfield
"State of the Union 2001" a compilation curated by Elliott Sharp, EMF, 2001

Cram Jin Quotient
performed by Annie Gosfield
on a CD of contemporary interpretations of Schubert
"An Alternative Schubertiade" Compilation, CRI, April, 1999

The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory
performed by Annie Gosfield
on a CD featuring compositions that received awards and honorable mention from the 1997 Prix Ars Electronica
"Prix Ars Electronica" Compilation, ORF, (÷sterreichischer Rundfunk/Austrian Radio) 1997

Blue Serge
performed by Annie Gosfield
on a CD created for an installation in Amsterdam
"Bring Your Own Walkman" Compilation, Staalplaat, 1997

The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory
performed by the Bang on a Can Allstars
"Cheating, Lying Stealing" Bang on a Can Allstars, Sony Classical, 1996

Don't Scrap Freedom
performed by Annie Gosfield
on a compilation curated by Elliott Sharp
"State of the Union" Compilation, Atavistic, 1996

 

Recordings as a Performer

Knuckleduster
Performed by Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier
on Roger Kleier's"The Night Has Many Hours" Innova, 2009

Cobra

composed by John Zorn
with John Zorn: prompter, Susie Ibarra, Cyro Baptista, Derek Bailey, Erik Friedlander, Mark Feldman, Jennifer Choi, Sylvie Courvoisier, Jamie Saft, Ikue Mori, Marcus Rojas, Josh Roseman, and Trevor Dunn
on John Zorn's "Cobra", Tzadik, 2002

Chambers Street and Woodside Meteor
composed and performed by Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier
on Roger Kleier's "Deep Night, Deep Autumn" Starkland, 2001

Put One in His Brain and Only the Dust Moans
composed and performed by Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier
on Roger Kleier's "Klangenbang" Rift Records, 1996

 

 
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