2001

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Jan

4

  • Les Brown (88) dies in Los Angeles of lung cancer

7

  • James Carr (58) dies in Memphis of lung cancer

10

  • Bryan Gregory (46) dies in Anaheim, CA following a heart attack
  • Kurt Schwertsik’s Zeit-Wind/Stern-Zeit [Time-Wind/Star-Time] op.83 for orchestra premiered in Vienna

12

  • Luiz Bonfá (78) dies in Rio de Janeiro of prostate cancer

17

  • Jason Newsted leaves Metallica

20

  • György Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto for solo horn and chamber orchestra with four obbligato natural horns premiered in Hamburg

23

  • Brother Jack McDuff (74) dies in Minneapolis of heart failure

25

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Dove, Star-Folded for violin, viola, cello and orchestra premiered in London

30

  • Jean-Pierre Aumont (90) dies in Gassin, France following a heart attack
  • David Heneker (94) dies in Cardigan, Wales

releases

  • Outkast – Ms Jackson (LaFace)
  • Ryoji Ikeda – Matrix (Touch)
  • Information – Successor (Beatservice)
  • Kings of Convenience – Quiet Is the New Loud (Source)
  • Monolake – Gravity (Imbalance)
Kings of Convenience - Quiet Is the New Loud ()

Kings of Convenience – Quiet Is the New Loud (Source)

Feb

2

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung [Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning], lib. Jörg W. Gronius after Grabbe, premiered in Halle

3

  • Iannis Xenakis (78) dies in Paris

4

  • JJ Johnson (77) commits suicide in Indianapolis by shooting himself whilst suffering from terminal prostate cancer

8

  • Kalevi Aho’s opera Ennen kuin me kaikki olemme hukkuneet [Before We All Have Drowned] premiered in Helsinki

10

  • Dido has the UK number one album for the first of seven weeks over two runs with No Angel

14

  • Julian Anderson’s ballet The Bird Sings with its Fingers premiered in High Wycombe

17

  • The Manic Street Preachers become the first western rock band to play in Cuba
  • Outkast have the Billboard number one single for one week with Ms Jackson

19

  • Charles Trenet (87) dies in Créteil, France following a stroke

21

  • Ronnie Hilton (75) dies in Hailsham, Sussex following a stroke
  • Arvo Pärt’s Littlemore Tractus for choir and organ premiered in Oxford
  • The 43rd Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. U2 win record of the year with Beautiful Day and Steely Dan win album of the year with Two Against Nature. Other winners include Radiohead, Shakira, Macy Gray, Sting, D’Angelo, Eminem, Foo Fighters and Paul Simon

22

  • John Fahey (61) dies in Salem, OR  from complications from heart surgery
  • Leonid Bashmakov’s Symphony No. 7 premiered in Lahti, Finland

releases

  • Dido – Here With Me (BMG)
  • PJ Harvey – A Place Called Home (Island)
  • William Basinski – Water Music (2062)
  • Vladislav Delay – Anima (Mille Plateaux)
  • The Knife (Rabid)
  • Labradford – Fixed Context (Kranky)
  • Stephen Malkmus (Matador)
  • Pan Sonic – Aaltopiiri (Blast First)
  • T Power – Long Time Dead (Botchit & Scarper)
  • Tortoise – Standards (Thrill Jockey)
Dido Armstrong b.1971

Dido Armstrong b.1971

Mar

4

  • Johnny Preston (71) dies in Beaumont, TX of heart failure

7

  • Frankie Carle (97) dies in Mesa, AZ

8

  • Ninette de Valois (102) dies in London

9

  • Unsuk Chin’s Kalá for soprano and bass soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra premiered in Gothenburg

10

  • Michael Nyman’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra premiered in Sondershausen, Germany

12

  • David Lang’s Stick Figure for clarinet, cello, piano and percussion premiered in Milan
  • James MacMillan’s The Prophecy for soprano and ensemble premiered in Milan

14

  • Richard Danielpour’s Cello concerto no.2 premiered in New York
  • David Matthews’s Aubade op.83 for chamber orchestra premiered in London

17

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Stücke des Sängers for harp and ensemble premiered in Paris

18

  • John Phillips (65) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure

22

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s The Axe Manual for piano and percussion premiered in Chicago

25

  • Tan Dun’s music for Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon wins the best original score Oscar at the 73rd Academy Awards

27

  • David Matthews’s String Quartet No.10 op.84 premiered in London

28

  • Moe Koffman (72) dies in Orangeville, Ontario of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Elliott Carter’s Rhapsodic Musings for violin premiered in New York

29

  • John Lewis (80) dies in New York

releases

  • Avalanches – Since I Left You (XL)
  • Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Virgin)
  • Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Parlophone)
  • Angels Of Light – How I Loved You (Young God)
  • Arab Strap – The Red Thread (Chemikal Underground)
  • India.Arie – Acoustic Soul (Motown)
  • Broken Social Scene – Feel Good Lost (Noise Factory)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – The Little Match Girl (Road Cone)
  • Daft Punk – Discovery (Virgin)
  • Gorillaz (Parlophone)
  • Kristin Hersh – Sunny Border Blue (4AD)
  • Juno Reactor – Shango (Electric Melt)
  • Matmos – A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (Matador)
  • Opeth – Blackwater Park (Music for Nations)
  • Orb – Cydonia (Island)
  • Pilote – Do It Now Man (Certificate 18)
  • PSI Performer – Art Is a Division of Pain (Kanzleramt)
  • Rae & Christian – Sleepwalking (Grand Central)
  • Rothko – In the Pulse of An Artery (Bella Union)
  • 16 Horsepower – Hoarse (Glitterhouse)
Opeth

Opeth

Apr

1

  • Per Nørgård’s Terrains Vagues for orchestra premiered in London

3

  • Patrick Nunn’s Hextych for small ensemble premiered in Cardiff

4

  • Thea Musgrave’s Echoes of Time Past for English horn, trumpet and string orchestra premiered in Philadelphia

7

  • Arvo Pärt’s Ein Walfahrtslied for violin premiered in Tallinn

11

  • Sandy Bull (60) dies near Nashville of lung cancer
  • Graciela Naranjo (84) dies in Caracas
  • Harry Secombe (79) dies in Guildford, Surrey of prostate cancer

15

  • Joey Ramone (49) dies in New York of lymphoma

16

  • Peter Maag (81) dies in Verona

18

  • Billy Mitchell (74) dies in Rockville Center, NY

19

  • Philip Glass’s Trilogy Sonata for piano & Orphée Suite for piano premiered in New York

22

  • Luke Bedford’s 5 Abstracts for 14 Players premiered in London
  • James Clarke’s Jetzt [Now] for ensemble premiered in Odessa
  • Colin Matthews’s Horn Concerto premiered in London

24

  • Al Hibbler (85) dies in Chicago

27

  • David Sawer’s opera From Morning to Midnight premiered in London

29

  • Rita Hunter (67) dies in Sydney

releases

  • Radio 4 – Dance to the Underground (City Slang)
  • Bardo Pond – Dilate (Matador)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part (Mute)
  • Chris Clark – Clarence Park (Warp)
  • Mouse on Mars – Idiology (Domino)
  • My Morning Jacket – At Dawn (Darla)
  • Rammstein – Mutter (Motor)
  • Alasdair Roberts – The Crook of My Arm (Secretly Canadian)
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live In New York City (Columbia)
  • Wagon Christ – Musipal (Ninja Tune)
  • Shannon Wright – Perishable Goods (Quarterstick)
  • Zero 7 – Simple Things (Ultimate Dilemma)
Luke Bedford b.1978

Luke Bedford b.1978

May

2

  • David Sawer’s Musica ficta for chamber orchestra premiered in Poole, Dorset

3

  • Billy Higgins (64) dies in Los Angeles of liver failure
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Fanfare for brass and percussion premiered in London
  • David Del Tredici’s Gay Life for voice and piano premiered in San Francisco

4

  • Hans Zender’s Mnemosyne for female voice, string quartet and tape premiered in Witten, Germany

5

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s opera Wallenberg premiered in Dortmund, lib. Lutz Hübner

6

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony no.8 “Antarctic” premiered in London

9

  • Volker David Kirchner’s oratorio Ahasver premiered in Bielefeld, Germany
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Music for Federation for orchestra premiered in Canberra

10

  • Reinhard Febel’s opera Besuchszeit [visiting time], lib. Febel, premiered in Bonn

11

  • Richard Mills’s opera Batavia premiered in Melbourne. Lib. Peter Goldsworthy

12

  • Destiny’s Child have the UK number one album for the first of four weeks over two runs with Survivor
  • Luc Ferrari’s Quatuor for alto saxophones premiered in Marseille

13

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra premiered in Braunschweig

15

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Villa Tasca for piano premiered in London

16

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Bass Inventions for double bass and ensemble premiered in Amsterdam
  • Brian Pendleton (57) dies in Maidstone, Kent of lung cancer

17

  • Ikuma Dan (77) dies in Suzhou, China

19

  • Destiny’s Child have the Billboard number one album for two weeks with Survivor

20

  • Renato Carosone (81) dies in Naples
  • Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe’s staged oratorio Lost Objects, lib. Deborah Artman, premiered in Dresden

23

  • Larry Sitsky’s Symphony in Four Movements premiered in Canberra

26

  • REM have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Reveal

28

  • Tony Ashton (55) dies in London of cancer

29

  • Douglas Lilburn’s Symphony No.1 premiered in Wellington, New Zealand

30

  • Nikolai Korndorf (54) dies following a heart attack in Vancouver, Canada

releases

  • Radiohead – Pyramid Song (Parlophone)
  • Rapture – Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks (Sub Pop)
  • Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car (Warp)
  • Strokes – The Modern Age (Rough Trade)
  • Natacha Atlas – Ayeshteni (Mantra)
  • Autechre – Confield (Warp)
  • Sheila Chandra – This Sentence is True (Shakti)
  • Clouddead (Mush)
  • Destiny’s Child – Survivor (Columbia)
  • Elbow – Asleep in the Back (V2)
  • Electrelane – Rock It To The Moon (Let’s Rock)
  • Brian Eno & J Peter Schwalm – Drawn from Life (Venture)
  • Four Tet – Pause (Domino)
  • Roy Harper – The Green Man (Science Friction)
  • Jaga Jazzist – A Livingroom Hush (Press Play)
  • Mr Len – Pity the Fool (Matador)
  • Mogwai – Rock Action (Southpaw)
  • Ovuca – Wasted Sunday (Rephlex)
  • Piano Magic – Artists’ Rifles (Rocket Girl)
  • Tindersticks – Can Our Love… (Beggars Banquet)
  • To Rococo Rot & I-Sound – Music Is a Hungry Ghost (City Slang)
  • Tool – Lateralus (Volcano)
  • Saul Williams – Amethyst Rock Star (American)
Destiny's Child

Destiny’s Child

Jun

2

  • James Clarke’s Concetto spaziale for clarinet, bass clarinet, violin and piano premiered in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Tool have the Billboard number one album for one week with Lateralus

4

  • John Hartford (63) dies in Nashville of cancer
  • Felicitas Kukuck (86) dies in Hamburg

6

  • Douglas Lilburn (85) dies in Wellington, New Zealand

13

  • Makanda Ken McIntyre (69) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Glenn Branca’s Hallucination City: Symphony for 100 Guitars premiered in New York

15

  • David Matthews’s String Quartet No.9 op.80 premiered in Neustadt, Germany

16

  • Radiohead have the UK number one album for one week with Amnesiac

17

  • David Lang’s I Lie for chorus premiered in San Francisco

21

  • John Lee Hooker (83) dies in Los Altos, CA

22

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto grosso for three cellos and strings premiered in Tokyo

23

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Lux in Tenebris for double bass premiered in Birsay, Orkney
  • Travis have the UK number one album for the first of four weeks with The Invisible Band

26

  • Patrick Nunn’s String Ridden Sweet Umber for orchestra premiered in London

30

  • Chet Atkins (77) dies in Nashville of cancer
  • Joe Henderson (64) dies in San francisco of emphysema
  • Thomas Adès’s Brahms for baritone and orchestra premiered in London
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s There is Something Between Us… for baritone and orchestra premiered in London
  • Moritz Eggert’s Number Nine IV: Scapa Flow for orchestra premiered in Wolfegg, Germany

releases

  • Basement Jaxx – Romeo (XL)
  • Röyksopp – Eple (Wall of Sound)
  • Air – 10,000Hz Legend (Virgin)
  • Basement Jaxx – Rooty (XL)
  • Biosphere – Substrata 2 (Touch)
  • Heino Eller – Neenia (ECM)
  • Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills (TVT)
  • Herbert – Bodily Functions (K7)
  • DJ Krush – Zen (Columbia)
  • Mark Lanegan – Field Songs (Sub Pop)
  • Muse – Origin of Symmetry (Mushroom)
  • Neotropic – La Prochaine Fois (Ntone)
  • Orbital – The Altogether (FFRR)
  • Plaid – Double Figure (Warp)
  • Radiohead – Amnesiac (Parlophone)
  • Kate Rusby – Little Lights (Pure UK)
  • Nitin Sawhney – Prophecy (V2)
  • Slam – Alien Radio (Soma)
  • Squarepusher – Go Plastic (Warp)
  • Supersilent 5 (Rune Grammofon)
  • Travis – The Invisible Band (Independiente)
  • Bugge Wesseltoft – Moving (Jazzland)
  • Lucinda Williams – Essence (Lost Highway)
  • Susumu Yokota – Grinning Cat (Leaf)
Susumu Yokota - Grinning Cat (Leaf)

Susumu Yokota – Grinning Cat (Leaf)

Jul

1

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s The Wanderer’s Evening Song for choir premiered in Tallinn

2

  • Luciano Berio’s Sonata for piano premiered in Zürich
  • Speke Airport in Liverpool is renamed John Lennon Airport

3

  • Delia Derbyshire (64) dies in Northampton

5

  • Ernie K-Doe (65) dies in New Orleans of liver failure

7

  • Fred Neil (64) dies Summerland Key, FL of skin cancer

10

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 premiered in Kemiö, Finland

11

  • Herman Brood (54) commits suicide by jumping from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton hotel
  • Cândida Branca Flor (51) commits suicide in Sintra, Portugal
  • Julian Anderson’s Shir Hashirim for soprano and chamber orchestra premiered in London

18

  • Mimi Farina (56) dies in Mill Valley, CA of lung cancer

19

  • Judy Clay (62) dies in Fayetteville, NC of complications following a car accident

20

  • Milt Gabler (90) dies in New York

26

  • Philip Glass’s Shorts: five pieces for ensemble scored for short films by Peter Greenaway premiered in New York
  • James MacMillan’s The Birds of Rhiannon for orchestra premiered in London

27

  • Harold Land (72) dies in Los Angeles following a stroke

30

  • John Walters (63) dies in Oxted, Surrey following a heart attack

releases

  • British Sea Power – Fear of Drowning (Golden Chariot)
  • Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope) (Big Dada)
  • Aaliyah (Blackground)
  • Clogs – Thom’s Night Out (Brassland)
  • Cara Dillon (Rough Trade)
  • Fennesz – Endless Summer (Mego)
  • His Name is Alive – Some Day My Blues Will Cover the Earth (4AD)
  • Oval – Ovalcommers (Thrill Jockey)
  • Prefab Sprout – The Gunman and Other Stories (Liberty)
  • Regina Spektor – 11.11 ()
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Global a Go-Go (Hellcat)
  • Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World (Epic)
  • White Stripes – White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Judy Clay 1938-2001

Judy Clay 1938-2001

Aug

3

  • Jeanne Loriod (73) dies in the sea near Antibes, France, after suffering a stroke while swimming and then drowning

6

  • Larry Adler (87) dies in London

10

  • Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra premiered in Lahti, Finland

11

  • David Gray has the UK number one album for one week with White Ladder

12

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Foreign Bodies for orchestra premiered in Kiel

15

  • Arvo Pärt’s Nunc dimittis for chorus premiered in Edinburgh

17

  • Flip Phillips (86) dies in Fort Lauderdale, FL

18

  • Roland Cardon (72) dies in Ghent

19

  • Betty Everett (61) dies in Beloit, WN following a heart attack

25

  • Aaliyah (22) is among nine people killed when a Cessna 402 aircraft crashes in the Bahamas. There are no survivors

31

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s High on the Slopes of Terror for orchestra premiered in Edinburgh

releases

  • Björk – Hidden Place (One Little Indian)
  • Daft Punk – Digital Love (Virgin)
  • Kosheen – Hide U (Arista)
  • New Order – Crystal (London)
  • Radiohead – Knives Out (Parlophone)
  • Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein (Definitive Jux)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Berlin Babylon (Ego)
  • Alison Krauss – New Favorite (Rounder)
  • M83 (Gooom)
  • Omni Trio – Even Angels Cast Shadows (Moving Shadow)
  • Piano Magic – Son de Mar (4AD)
  • Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me (Big Dada)
  • Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life (Capitol)
  • Stereolab – Sound Dust (Elektra)
  • Strokes – Is This It (Rough Trade)
  • Tarwater – Not the Wheel (Kitty Yo)
  • Way Out West – Intensify (Distinctive)
  • Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator) (Acony)
  • Thalia Zedek – Been Here & Gone (Matador)
Alison Krauss and Union Station – New Favorite (Rounder)

Alison Krauss and Union Station – New Favorite (Rounder)

Sep

2

  • Elliott Carter’s Oboe Quartet premiered in Lucerne

7

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Tenebrae David for brass ensemble premiered in London

8

  • David Lang’s I Feel Pretty for double bass premiered in Minneapolis

15

  • Aaliyah has the Billboard number one album for one week with Aaliyah

22

  • Isaac Stern (81) dies in New York of heart failure
  • System of a Down have the Billboard number one album for one week with Toxicity

25

  • Samar Das (72) dies in Dhaka, Bangladesh following a stroke

27

  • Herman Berlinski (91) dies in Washington, DC
  • Elliott Carter’s Concerto for cello and orchestra premiered in Chicago

29

  • Jay-Z has the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks with The Blueprint
  • Kylie Minogue has the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with Can’t Get You out of My Head

releases

  • Chemical Brothers – It Began in Africa (Virgin)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Let Robeson Sing (Epic)
  • Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Parlophone)
  • Ryan Adams – Gold (Lost Highway)
  • Aesop Rock – Labor Days (Def Jux)
  • Alva Noto – Transform (Mille Plateaux)
  • Tori Amos – Strange Little Girls (Atlantic)
  • Björk – Vespertine (One Little Indian)
  • Brothomstates – Claro (Warp)
  • Bob Dylan – Love and Theft (Columbia)
  • Eels – Souljacker (Dreamworks)
  • Explosions in the Sky – Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (Temporary Residence)
  • Fridge – Happiness (Text)
  • Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós – Englar Alheimsins (Fat Cat)
  • Jay-Z – The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella)
  • Kosheen – Resist (BMG)
  • Mercury Rev – All is Dream (V2)
  • New Order – Get Ready (London)
  • Pole – R (Scape)
  • Spiritualized – Let It Come Down (Arista)
  • Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • Superchunk – Here’s to Shutting Up (Merge)
  • System of a Down – Toxicity (American)
  • Suzanne Vega – Songs in Red and Gray (A&M)
  • Shannon Wright – Dyed in the Wool (Quarterstick)
  • Susumu Yokota – Will (Skintone)
  • Susumu Yokota – Zero (Exceptional)
Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (Temporary Residence)

Explosions in the Sky – Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (Temporary Residence)

Oct

1

  • Butch Ballard (92) dies in Philadelphia
  • David Lang’s Reason to Believe for two sopranos, alto and orchestra premiered in Oslo

2

  • Franz Biebl (95) dies in Munich

6

  • John Adams’s Guide to Strange Places for orchestra premiered in Amsterdam
  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Nathans Tod [Nathan’s Death], lib. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, premiered in Görlitz, Germany

7

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s opera Balthazar premiered in Warsaw

9

  • Herbert Ross (74) dies in New York

16

  • Etta Jones (72) dies in Mount Vernon, NY of cancer

17

  • Jay Livingston (86) dies in Los Angeles
  • Elliott Carter’s Steep Steps for bass clarinet premiered in New York

18

  • David Lang’s Men for large amplified ensemble premiered in Ulm, Germany

21

  • Philip Glass’s Concerto for cello and orchestra premiered in Beijing

23

  • Rusty Kershaw (63) dies in New Orleans following a heart attack

24

  • Kim Gardner (53) dies in Los Angeles of cancer.

25

  • Yoritsune Matsudaira (94) dies in Tokyo
  • David Matthews’s Eight Duos op.79 for two violins premiered in London

26

  • Aulis Sallinen’s ballet The Hobbit premiered in Helsinki
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Fantasia Ispanica for piano premiered in London

29

  • Thomas Adès’s Piano Quintet premiered in Melbourne

releases

  • Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Virgin)
  • El-P – Stepfather Factory (Def Jux)
  • 4 Hero – Les Fleur (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Fugazi – Furniture (Dischord)
  • Gorillaz – Rock the House (Parlophone)
  • PJ Harvey – This Is Love (Island)
  • Mogwai – My Father My King (Rock Action)
  • Roots Manuva – Dreamy Days (Big Dada)
  • Streets – Has It Come to This? (679)
  • Aphex Twin – Drukqs (Warp)
  • Leonard Cohen – Ten New Songs (Columbia)
  • Cornelius – Point (Polystar)
  • Daft Punk – Alive (Virgin)
  • Fugazi – The Argument (Dischord)
  • Richard Hawley – Late Night Final (Setanta)
  • Arve Henriksen – Sakuteiki (Rune Grammofon)
  • Loscil – Triple Point (Kranky)
  • Tara Jane O’Neil – In the Sun Lines (Quarterstick)
  • Piano Magic – Seasonally Affective (Rocket Girl)
  • Pulp – We Love life (Island)
  • Steve Reich – Triple Quartet (Nonesuch)
  • Röyksopp – Melody A.M. (Wall of Sound)
  • Hope Sandoval – Bavarian Fruit Bread (Rough Trade)
  • Saw Doctors – Villains? (Shamtown Ireland)
  • Set Fire to Flames – Sings Reign Rebuilder (130701)
  • A Silver Mt. Zion – Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward (Constellation)
  • The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid (Kranky)
Jan Müller-Wieland b.1966

Jan Müller-Wieland b.1966

Nov

2

  • Helmut Lachenmann’s String Quartet No. 3 ‘Grido’ premiered in Melbourne

3

  • Mary J Blige has the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Family Affair

4

  • Johanna Doderer’s opera Papagenono. Eine Ausflucht premiered in Vienna, lib. Franzobel

10

  • Michael Jackson has the UK number one album for one week with Invincible

12

  • Albert Hague (81) dies in Marina del Rey, CA of cancer
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Dark Crossing for chamber orchestra premiered in Basel

13

  • Panama Francis (82) dies in Orlando, FL following a stroke

15

  • Michael Daugherty’s Philadelphia Stories for orchestra premiered in Philadelphia.
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Jagden und Formen for orchestra premiered in Basel

16

  • Tommy Flanagan (71) dies in New York of an arterial haemorrhage.
  • Richard Barrett’s electro-acoustic installation Dark Matter is premiered in Brisbane
  • James MacMillan’s Nunc Dimittis for choir and orchestra premiered in Manchester

17

  • Michael Karoli (53) dies in Essen of cancer
  • Michael Jackson has the Billboard number one album for one week with Invincible

21

  • Ralph Burns (79) dies in Los Angeles of pneumonia
  • Anthony Payne’s Betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross for chorus premiered in London

22

  • Norman Granz (83) dies in Geneva
  • Erik Bergman’s Meditation and Emotion op.148 for strings premiered in Helsinki

23

  • James Clarke’s Delos; Kammersymphonie & Night all for chamber orchestra  premiered in Stockholm

26

  • Grete von Zieritz (102) dies in Berlin

29

  • George Harrison (58) dies in Los Angeles of lung cancer

30

  • Philip Glass’s Dancissimo for ensemble premiered in Milwaukee
  • Johannes Maria Staud’s A Map Is Not The Territory for ensemble premiered in Vienna

releases

  • Björk – Pagan Poetry (One Little Indian)
  • Strokes – Last Nite (Rough Trade)
  • White Stripes – Hotel Yorba (XL)
  • William Basinski – The Disintegration Loops (2062)
  • Camera Obscura – Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi (Andmoresound)
  • James Carr – The Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent)
  • Sylvain Chauveau – Nocturne Impalpable (Disques du Soleil)
  • Fall – Are You Are Missing Winner (Cog Sinister)
  • Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again (Substractif)
  • Natalie Merchant – Motherland (Elektra)
  • Mono – Under the Pipal Tree (Tzadik)
  • Monolake – Cinemascope (Imbalance)
  • The National (Brassland)
  • Neurosis – A Sun that Never Sets (Relapse)
  • Jim O’Rourke – Insignificance (Drag City)
  • Polar – Still Moving (Certificate 18)
  • Ulrich Schnauss – Far Away Trains Passing By (City Centre Offices)
  • Silver Jews – Bright Flight (Drag City)
  • Young Gods – Second Nature (Intoxygene)
Tim Hecker b.1974

Tim Hecker b.1974

Dec

2

  • Elliott Carter’s Figment no.2 for cello premiered in New York

9

  • Elliott Carter’s Hiyoku for two clarinets premiered in Amsterdam
  • Arvo Pärt’s Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion premiered in Rotterdam

13

  • Chuck Schuldiner (34) dies in Orlando, FL of pneumonia contracted while being treated for a brain tumour
  • Aulis Sallinen’s Kamarimusiikki V for piano and string orchestra premiered in Rovaniemi, Finland

15

  • Rufus Thomas (84) dies in Memphis of heart failure

16

  • Stuart Adamson (43) commits suicide by hanging in Honolulu

18

  • Gilbert Bécaud (74) dies in Paris of cancer
  • Dimitris Dragatakis (87) dies in Athens
  • Marcel Mule (100) dies in Hyères, France
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Toccata No.1 premiered in London

24

  • Gareth Williams (48) dies in London of cancer

29

  • Takashi Asahina (93) dies in Kobe, Japan
  • Florian Fricke (57) dies in Munich following a stroke

30

  • Ralph Sutton (79) dies in Evergreen, CO

releases

  • British Sea Power – Remember Me (Rough Trade)
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor (Polydor)
  • Röyksopp – Poor Leno (Wall of Sound)
  • As One – 21st Century Soul (Ubiquity)
  • Cylob – Mood Bells (Rephlex)
  • Thomas Köner – Unerforschtes Gebiet (Die Stadt)
  • Nas – Stillmatic (Ill Will)
  • Papa M – Whatever Mortal (Drag City)
  • Sam Shalabi – On Hashish (Alien8)
  • To Rococo Rot – Kölner Brett (Staubgold)
  • World’s End Girlfriend – Farewell Kingdom (Midi Creative)
Sam Shalabi b.1964

Sam Shalabi b.1964

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