2004

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Jan

5

  • John Guerin (64) dies in West Hills, CA of heart failure
  • Ray Davies is shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans

8

  • Luke Bedford’s Rode with Darkness for orchestra premiered in Manchester

11

  • James Clarke’s Piano Trio premiered in Munich

14

  • Joaquín Nin Culmell (95) dies in Berkeley, CA
  • Usko Meriläinen’s Symphony No.6: Kehrä premiered in Tampere, Finland

15

  • Elliott Carter’s Micomicón for orchestra premiered in Boston

17

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Dum Complerentur for choir & Veni Sancte Spiritus for choir premiered in Poole, Dorset

22

  • The Bottom Line club in New York shuts down just three weeks short of its thirtieth anniversary

23

  • Elliott Carter’s Dialogues for piano and chamber orchestra premiered in London

29

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Aqua for strings premiered in Tallinn

30

  • Malachi Favors (76) dies in Chicago of pancreatic cancer

31

  • Julian Anderson’s I’m a Pilgrim & Bright Morning Star! for chorus premiered in Birmingham

releases

  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (Domino)
  • Air – Talkie Walkie (Virgin)
  • William Basinski – Watermusic II (2062)
  • Espers (Locust)
  • Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Immortal Memory (4AD)
  • Mekons – Punk Rock (Quarterstick)
  • Shalabi Effect – Pink Abyss (Alien8)
  • Stereolab – Margarine Eclipse (Elektra)
  • Susanna and the Magical Orchestra – List of Lights and Buoys (Rune Grammofon)
Susanna Wallumrød b.1979

Susanna Wallumrød b.1979

Feb

3

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Angelus for chorus premiered in London

6

  • Jørgen Jersild (90) dies in Holte, Denmark
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Meditatio for choir and saxophone quartet premiered in Cologne

8

  • Cem Karaca (58) dies in Istanbul
  • The 46th Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. Coldplay win record of the year for Clocks and Outkast win album of the year for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Other winners include Luther Vandross, Evanescence, The White Stripes, Alison Krauss, June Carter-Cash, Warren Zevon, Pat Metheny, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Foo Fighters.

10

  • Thomas Adès’s opera The Tempest premiered in London. Lib. Meredith Oakes

12

  • Preston Love (82) dies in Omaha, NE of lung cancer

15

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s No Let Up for eleven players premiered in Chicago

16

  • Ella Johnson (80) dies of Alzheimer’s disease in New York
  • Doris Troy (67) dies from emphysema in Las Vegas

21

  • Norah Jones has the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Feels Like Home

23

  • Don Cornell (84) dies in Aventura, FL of diabetes

24

  • Alvino Rey (95) dies in Salt Lake City, UT

28

  • Norah Jones has the Billboard number one album for the first of six weeks with Feels Like Home

29

  • Howard Shore’s music for Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins the best original score Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards

releases

  • Air – Cherry Blossom Girl (Source)
  • Keane – Somewhere Only We Know (Island)
  • William Basinski / Richard Chartier (Spekk)
  • Clear Horizon (Kranky)
  • Deathprod – Morals & Dogma (Rune Grammofon)
  • Deathprod (Rune Grammofon)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Perpetuum Mobile (Mute)
  • Electrelane – The Power Out (Too Pure)
  • Faun Fables – Family Album (Drag City)
  • Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
  • Hauschka – Substantial (Karaoke Kalk)
  • Jaga Jazzist – Magazine (Smalltown Supersound)
  • Norah Jones – Feels Like Home (Blue Note)
  • Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks (130701)
  • Scissor Sisters (Universal)
  • Tomasz Stanko Quartet – Suspended Night (ECM)
  • David Sylvian – Blemish (Samadhi Sound)
  • Tinariwen – Amassakoul (Wrasse)
  • Kanye West – The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella)
Tinariwen

Tinariwen

Mar

2

  • David Lang’s Unchained Melody for percussion premiered in La Jolla, CA

3

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Requiem for mixed chorus, didjeridu and orchestra premiered in Adelaide

5

  • John McGeoch (48) dies in London

9

  • John Mayer (73) dies in London after being hit by a car

13

  • Sydney Carter (88) dies in London
  • Richard Barrett’s faux departs for piano quintet premiered in Brussels
  • Michael Nyman’s opera Man and Boy: Dada premiered in Karlsruhe. Lib. Michael Hastings

15

  • James Clarke’s Deformierte Texte 2 for female voice, clarinet or bass clarinet, cello, double bass and piano premiered in Brussels

18

  • Arvo Pärt’s Anthem of St. John the Baptist for choir and organ premiered in Oxford

21

  • Johnny Bristol (65) dies in Brighton, MI

26

  • Jan Berry (62) dies in Los Angeles following a seizure

27

  • Colin Matthews’s Mechaniks Bench 2 – Five Mobiles in a Frame after Eduardo Paolozzi for seven or more players premiered in London

29

  • Bob Copper (89) dies in Brighton

30

  • Timi Yuro (63) dies in Las Vegas of throat cancer

31

  • Osvaldo Golijov’s song cycle Ayre premiered in New York

unk

  • Peter Maxwell Davies appointed Master of the Queen’s Music

releases

  • Killers – Somebody Told Me (Island)
  • Kraftwerk – Aerodynamik (EMI)
  • Blonde Redhead – Misery Is a Butterfly (4AD)
  • Clouddead – Ten (Big Dada)
  • Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 – Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall (Columbia)
  • Chris Eckman – The Black Field (Glitterhouse)
  • Ghost – Hypnotic Underworld (Drag City)
  • Hold Steady – Almost Killed Me (Frenchkiss)
  • Iron and Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
  • Madvillain – Madvillainy (Stonesthrow)
  • Natalie Merchant – The House Carpenter’s Daughter (Myth America)
  • Squarepusher – Ultravisitor (Warp)
  • Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans (Rough Trade)
  • TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)
MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile (b.1971) of Madvillain

MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile (b.1971) of Madvillain

Apr

1

  • Paul Atkinson (58) dies in Santa Monica, CA of liver and kidney disease
  • Thea Musgrave’s Turbulent Landscapes for orchestra premiered in Boston

8

  • David Lang’s Loud Love Songs for percussion and orchestra premiered in New York

9

  • Harry Babbitt (90) dies in Aliso Viejo, CA

15

  • Chou Wen-Chung’s String Quartet No. 2 “Streams” premiered in New York

16

  • Aulis Sallinen’s Symphony No. 8 Autumnal Fragments premiered in Amsterdam

19

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Telos 135 for four Barock-trumpets and timpani premiered in London

20

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux (47) dies in Saint-Florent, France of cancer

22

  • June Pointer is charged with cocaine possession and ordered to seek rehab

24

  • Julian Anderson’s Four American Choruses on Gospel Texts for chorus premiered in Amsterdam

25

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Mittwochs-Gruss from the opera Mittwoch aus Licht premiered in Belfast

29

  • Egon Wellesz’s Symphony no.3 op.68 premiered posthumously in Vienna

releases

  • Franz Ferdinand – Matinée (Domino)
  • Streets – Fit But You Know It (679)
  • Carla Bozulich – I’m Gonna Stop Killing (DiCristina)
  • Vladislav Delay – Demo(N)Tracks (Huume)
  • Fennesz – Venice (Touch)
  • Kid Spatula – Meast (Planet Mu)
  • Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
  • Manual – The North Shore (Darla)
  • Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
  • Mono – Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined (Human Highway)
  • Múm – Summer Make Good (Fat Cat)
  • Murs – 3:16: The 9th Edition (Definitive Jux)
  • Richmond Fontaine – Post to Wire (El Cortez)
  • Patti Smith – Trampin’ (Columbia)
  • To Rococo Rot – Hotel Morgen (Domino)
  • Bugge Wesseltoft – Film’ing (Jazzland)
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman – Antithesis (Kranky)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux 1956-2004

Lizzy Mercier Descloux 1956-2004

May

4

  • Clement Dodd (72) dies in Kingston following a heart attack
  • Elliott Carter’s Call for two trumpets and horn premiered in New York

5

  • Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for two violoncelli and Orchestra premiered in Manchester
  • Arvo Pärt’s L’abbé Agathon for soprano and eight cellos premiered in Beauvais, France

6

  • Barney Kessel (80) dies in San Diego, CA of a brain tumour

8

  • James MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 2 premiered in New York

10

  • John Zorn’s Orphée for ensemble and electronics premiered in New York

11

  • John Whitehead (54) shot dead in his street in Philadelphia by unknown gunmen

14

  • Marius Constant (79) dies in Paris

16

  • Riccardo Brengola (87) dies in Rome
  • Marika Rökk (90) dies in Baden bei Wien, Austria

18

  • Elvin Jones (76) dies in Englewood, NJ of heart failure

19

  • Gatemouth Moore (90) dies in Yazoo City, MS

21

  • John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, Easter Eve 1945 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra premiered in New York

26

  • Tansy Davies’s Neon for septet premiered in Chatham, Kent

27

  • Denis ApIvor (88) dies in Robertsbridge, Sussex

30

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis–The Edinburgh Service for chorus and organ premiered in Edinburgh

releases

  • Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell (Lost Highway)
  • Craig Armstrong – Piano Works (Sanctuary)
  • Loren Connors – The Departing of a Dream Vol. III: Juliet (Family Vineyard)
  • Faust vs Dalek – Derbe Respect, Alder (Staubgold)
  • Feist – Let It Die (Arts and Crafts)
  • Fingathing and the Big Red Nebula Band (Grand Central)
  • PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her (Island)
  • Mission of Burma – On Off On (Matador)
  • Morrissey – You Are the Quarry (Attack)
  • Mylo – Destroy Rock ‘n’ Roll (V2)
  • Joanna Newsom – The Milk Eyed Mender (Drag City)
  • Orb – Bicycles and Tricycles (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Pan Sonic – Kesto (Blast First)
  • RJD2 – Since We Last Spoke (Definitive Jux)
  • Thee Silver Mountain Reveries – Pretty Little Lightning Paw (Constellation)
  • Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free (Locked On 679)
Tansy Davies b.1973

Tansy Davies b.1973

Jun

2

  • Nicolai Ghiaurov (74) dies in Modena, Italy following a heart attack

3

  • Jonathan Donald Kramer (61) dies in New York of leukaemia
  • Philip Glass’s Orion for ensemble premiered in Athens
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto grosso no.2 premiered in Madrid

4

  • Steve Lacy (69) dies in Boston, MA of liver cancer
  • Henry Brant’s Tremors for four singers and sixteen instrumentalists premiered in Los Angeles

5

  • Iona Brown (63) dies in Salisbury, Wiltshire of cancer
  • Robert Quine (61) dies in New York following a deliberate heroin overdose
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing for orchestra and two sopranos premiered in Los Angeles

6

  • Unsuk Chin’s snagS&Snarls for soprano and orchestra premiered in Ojai, CA

9

  • Bent Jædig (68) dies in Copenhagen of cancer

10

  • Ray Charles (73) dies in Los Angeles of liver disease

11

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s opera The Io Passion premiered in Aldeburgh. Lib. Stephen Plaice

13

  • Moritz Eggert’s opera The Snail premiered in Mannheim. Lib. Hans Neuenfels

17

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Piano Symphony No.4 premiered in New York

22

  • James MacMillan’s For Max for piano quintet premiered in Kirkwall

25

  • (to 27th) The 2004 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring Oasis, PJ Harvey, Wilco, Paul McCartney, Sister Sledge, Morrissey, James Brown, Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters, Plan B, Toots & the Maytals, Roy Ayers and The Rutles

26

  • Velvet Revolver have the Billboard number one album for one week with Contraband

27

  • Sis Cunningham (95) dies in New York
  • Fausto Romitelli (41) dies in Milan of cancer
  • David Sawer’s Rebus for fifteen players premiered in Cologne

29

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Spectrum IV for cello and organ premiered in Pärnu, Estonia

30

  • Laurie Anderson appointed NASA’s artist-in-residence

releases

  • Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (Merge)
  • Fall – Theme From Sparta FC #2 (Action)
  • High Contrast – Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Hospital)
  • TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun (4AD)
  • !!! – Louden Up Now (Warp)
  • Beastie Boys – To the Five Boroughs (Capitol)
  • Sylvain Chauveau – Des plumes dans la tête (Disques du Soleil)
  • Dom & Roland – Chronology (Moving Shadow)
  • Arve Henriksen – Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)
  • Kerrier District (Rephlex)
  • Killers – Hot Fuss (Island)
  • Kings of Convenience – Riot on an Empty Street (Source)
  • Loscil – First Narrows (Kranky)
  • Murcof – Utopia (Leaf)
  • Orbital – The Blue Album (Orbital)
  • DJ Shadow – In Tune & On Time (Island)
  • Sonic Youth – Sonic Nurse (DGC)
  • Sunn O))) – White2 (Southern Lord)
  • Wagon Christ – I’m Sorry I Make You Lush (Ninja Tune)
  • Wilco – A Ghost is Born (Nonesuch)
Arve Henriksen - Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)

Arve Henriksen – Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)

Jul

1

  • Arvo Pärt’s Da pacem Domine for chorus premiered in Barcelona

3

  • The Beastie Boys have the Billboard number one album for one week with To the 5 Boroughs
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s 26 Orpheus Elegies (second part) premiered in Toddington
  • Streets have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks over two runs with A Grand Don’t Come for Free

4

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Today Too for tenor, flute and guitar premiered in Cheltenham
  • Tansy Davies’s Iris for soprano saxophone and fifteen players premiered in Cheltenham

6

  • Syreeta Wright (57) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure

8

  • Patrick Nunn’s Into my Veins a Burning Poison for quarter-tone alto flute, piano and tape premiered in London

10

  • Scissor Sisters have the UK number one album for the first of four weeks over four runs with Scissor Sisters

11

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Fanfare for Carinthia for four trumpets premiered in Carinthia, Austria

12

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Archangelus Michael for chorus premiered in Tewksbury
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Judas Mercator for trombone premiered in London

13

  • Arthur Kane (55) dies in Los Angeles of leukaemia
  • John Casken’s Chansons de Verlaine for soprano and piano premiered in London

15

  • James MacMillan’s For Michael for piano quintet premiered in Cheltenham

16

  • Illinois Jacquet plays his last concert with his big band at the Lincoln Center, New York

17

  • Gavin Bryars’s Lachrimae Crepusculae for viol consort premiered in Cheltenham
  • John Tavener’s Lachrimae for viol consort premiered in Cheltenham

20

  • Antonio Gades (67) dies in Madrid of cancer

22

  • Sacha Distel (71) dies in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, France
  • Illinois Jacquet (81) dies in New York following a heart attack

23

  • Carlos Paredes (79) dies in Lisbon

24

  • Claude Ballif (80) dies in Poissons, France

30

  • Jan Hanuš (89) dies in Prague

31

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Quitt & Tierkreis for alto flute, clarinet, and trumpet premiered in Kuerten
  • Streets have the UK number one single for one week with Dry Your Eyes

releases

  • Morrissey – First of the Gang to Die (Attack)
  • Streets – Dry Your Eyes (679)
  • Bark Psychosis – Codename: Dustsucker (Fire)
  • El-P – High Water (Thirsty Ear)
  • Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
  • Mike Ladd – Nostalgialator (K7)
  • Necks – The Boys OST (Fish of Milk)
  • Neurosis – The Eye of Every Storm (Relapse)
  • Pan American – Quiet City (Kranky)
  • Roots – Tipping Point (Geffen)
Sacha Distel 1933-2004

Sacha Distel 1933-2004

Aug

1

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Sontags-Abschied from the opera Sontag aus Licht premiered in Kuerten

4

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Rosa Mystica for tenor with synthesizer premiered in Kuerten

6

  • Rick James (56) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Vibra-Elufa for vibraphone & Bassetsu for bassett horn, trumpet and trombone premiered in Kuerten

7

  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Live in Hyde Park

9

  • David Raksin (92) dies in Los Angeles

12

  • Gnonnas Pedro (61) dies in Cotonou, Benin of prostate cancer

14

  • Stefan Dimitrov (64) dies in Sofia

17

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Three Brendel Settings for baritone and orchestra premiered in London

18

  • Elmer Bernstein (82) dies in Ojai, CA of cancer

20

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet no.4 premiered in Oslo

21

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird for orchestra premiered in Lucerne

26

  • Laura Branigan (47) dies in East Quoque, NY of a cerebral aneurysm

28

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Hymn to Artemis Locheia for clarinet and string quartet premiered in Lucerne

29

  • Hans Vonk (62) dies in Amsterdam of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

releases

  • Jon Balke & the Magnetic North Orchestra – Diverted Travels (ECM)
  • Biosphere – Autour de la Lune (Touch)
  • Björk – Medulla (One Little Indian)
  • Blue Nile – High (Sanctuary)
  • Drive-By Truckers – The Dirty South (New West)
  • Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now (Artemis)
  • Guided By Voices – Half Smiles of the Decomposed (Matador)
  • Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet)
  • Mastodon – Leviathan (Relapse)
  • Neotropic – White Rabbits (Mush)
  • Radian – Juxtaposition (Thrill Jockey)
  • Scene Is Now – Songbirds Lie (Tongue Master)
  • Slam – Year Zero (Soma)
  • Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch (Sire)
  • Young Gods – Artificial Clouds (Intoxygene)
Jon Balke b.1955

Jon Balke b.1955

Sep

1

  • Billy Davis (72) dies in Detroit
  • Delkash (80) dies in Tehran

2

  • Francesco Mander (88) dies in Latisana, Italy

4

  • The Prodigy have the UK number one album for one week with Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

7

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Kestral Road for chorus and piano premiered in London

11

  • Fred Ebb (76) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • The Libertines have the UK number one album for one week with The Libertines

12

  • John Buller (77) dies in Sherborne, Dorset

13

  • Laurie Anderson’s The End of the Moon premiered in North Adams, MA

15

  • Johnny Ramone (55) dies in Los Angeles of prostrate cancer

16

  • Steve Reich’s For Strings (With Winds and Brass) premiered in San Francisco
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Quartettstudie for string quartet premiered in Munich

18

  • Philip Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 2 “Lewis and Clark” premiered in Lincoln, NE

19

  • Skeeter Davis (72) dies in Nashville of breast cancer

25

  • Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No.7 premiered in Kiev

30

  • Jacques Levy (69) dies in New York of cancer

releases

  • Annie – Anniemal (679)
  • Arcade Fire – Funeral (Merge)
  • Sir Richard Bishop – Improvika (Locust)
  • Black Keys – Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus (Mute)
  • Comets On Fire – Blue Cathedral (Sub Pop)
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Delivery Man (Lost Highway)
  • Dälek – Absence (Ipecac)
  • Étienne de Crécy – Super Discount 2 (PIAS)
  • Delgados – Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)
  • Diplo – Florida (Big Dada)
  • Green Day – American Idiot (Reprise)
  • Tim Hecker – Mirages (Alien8)
  • High Contrast – High Society (Hospital)
  • Interpol – Antics (Matador)
  • Thomas Köner – Nuuk (Mille Plateaux)
  • Mekons – Heaven and Hell (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Mira Calix – Commissions (Warp)
  • Mouse on Mars – Radical Connector (Sonig)
  • Tara Jane O’Neil – You Sound, Reflect (Quarterstick)
  • Rammstein – Reise, Reise (Universal)
  • Way Out West – Don’t Look Now (Distinctive)
  • Saul Williams (Fader)
  • Brian Wilson – Smile (Nonesuch)
  • Thalia Zedek – Trust Not Those in Whom Without Some Touch of Madness (Thrill Jockey)
Annie – Anniemal (679)

Annie – Anniemal (679)

Oct

1

  • Bruce Palmer (58) dies in Belleville, Ontario following a heart attack

2

  • Green Day have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks over two runs with American Idiot

3

  • Tish Daija (78) dies in Tirana, Albania

6

  • James MacMillan’s Laudi alla Vergine Maria for choir premiered in Gouda, Netherlands

7

  • James MacMillan’s A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra premiered in Los Angeles

9

  • Green Day have the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks over two runs with American Idiot

14

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Step by Circle for chorus and piano premiered in London

15

  • Dave Godin (68) dies in Rotherham, Yorkshire

16

  • Dominick Argento’s Four Seascapes for chorus and orchestra premiered in Rochester, NY
  • REM have the UK number one album for one week with Around the Sun
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Licht-Bilder premiered in Kuerten

19

  • Greg Shaw (55) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure

20

  • Erik Bergman’s Fantasia per tromba ed orchestra Op. 150 premiered in Helsinki
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet no.5 premiered in London

21

  • Richard Danielpour’s Songs of Solitude for baritone & orchestra premiered in Philadelphia
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Tempo di valse for viola premiered in Kronberg

24

  • Steve Reich’s You Are (Variations) for voices and large ensemble premiered in Los Angeles

25

  • John Peel (65) dies in Cusco, Peru following a heart attack

26

  • Robin Kenyatta (62) dies in Lausanne, Switzerland

27

  • Lester Lanin (97) dies in New York

29

  • Leonid Bashmakov’s Four Episodes for Strings premiered in Tampere, Finland

31

  • Kurt Schwertsik’s opera The Sleep of the Righteous premiered in Innsbruck. Lib. Kristine Tornquist

releases

  • Sons and Daughters – Johnny Cash (Domino)
  • Streets – Blinded by the Lights (679)
  • As One – Out of the Darkness (Ubiquity)
  • Biffy Clyro – Infinity Land (Beggars Banquet)
  • Clogs – Stick Music (Brassland)
  • Leonard Cohen – Dear Heather (Columbia)
  • Dead Texan (Kranky)
  • Efterklang – Tripper (Leaf)
  • Josephine Foster – All the Leaves Are Gone (Locust)
  • Growing – The Soul of the Rainbow and the Harmony of Light (Kranky)
  • Massive Attack – Danny the Dog [Unleashed] (Virgin)
  • Mos Def – The New Danger (DGC)
  • Total Science – Good Game (CIA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos – Thé au Harem d’Archimède (Perlon)
  • Tom Waits – Real Gone (Anti)
  • Paul Westerberg – Folker (TVT)
Leonid Bashmakov b.1927

Leonid Bashmakov b.1927

Nov

1

  • Terry Knight (61) dies in Temple, TX after being repeatedly stabbed by his daughter’s boyfriend Donald Fair

8

  • Bruno Bettinelli (91) dies in Milan
  • Cy Coleman (75) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Tansy Davies’s Residuum for string orchestra premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon

12

  • Usko Meriläinen (74) dies in Tampere, Finland

13

  • John Balance (42) dies following a fall at his home in London
  • Carlo Rustichelli (87) dies in Rome
  • Eminem has the UK number one single for one week with Just Lose It

14

  • Michel Colombier (65) dies in Santa Monica, CA of cancer

19

  • Terry Melcher (62) dies in Los Angeles of melanoma
  • Henry Brant’s oratorio Wind, Water, Clouds & Fire premiered in Milwaukee
  • Patrick Nunn’s Wheatfield with Crows for piano, soprano and cello premiered in Oxford

20

  • Eminem has the the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Encore
  • U2 have the UK number one single for one week with Vertigo

26

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Fall of the Leafe for string orchestra premiered in Glasgow

27

  • Eminem has the the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks with Encore

releases

  • Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Reprise)
  • Joanna Newsom – Sprout and the Bean (Drag City)
  • U2 – Vertigo (Island)
  • Bola – Gnayse (Skam)
  • Boredoms – House of the Sun (Warner Bros)
  • Thomas Fehlmann – Low Flow (Plug Research)
  • Food – Last Supper (Rune Grammofon)
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – Dís (12 Tónar)
  • Alison Krauss and Union Station – Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder)
  • MF DOOM – Mm Food (Rhymesayers)
  • Nils Økland – Bris (Rune Grammofon)
  • U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Island)
Usko Meriläinen 1930-2004

Usko Meriläinen 1930-2004

Dec

1

  • Patrick Nunn’s electro-acoustic work Greencart premiered in Bristol

2

  • Kevin Coyne (60) dies in Nuremberg of lung fibrosis

3

  • Marek Stachowski (68) dies in Krakow, Poland

4

  • U2 have the UK number one album for the first of three weeks with How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

5

  • David Matthews’s Piano Quintet op.92 premiered in Cardiff

7

  • Frederick Fennell (90) dies in Siesta Key, FL

9

  • Dimebag Darrell aka Darrell Lance Abbott (38), founder member of Pantera, shot dead on stage during a gig in Columbus, OH by his band Damageplan. Four other people are also killed by 25 year old Nathan Gale

11

  • MS Subbulakshmi (87) dies in Chennai of pneumonia
  • Siegfried Matthus’s opera The Never-Ending Story premiered in Linz, Austria. Lib. Anton Perrey
  • Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Drop It Like It’s Hot
  • U2 have the Billboard number one album for one week with How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

15

  • Sidonie Goossens (105) dies in Reigate, Surrey

17

  • Dick Heckstall-Smith (70) dies in London of cancer

19

  • Renata Tebaldi (82) dies in San Marino

23

  • John W. Duarte (85) dies in Manchester of cancer

30

  • Artie Shaw (94) dies in Los Angeles

releases

  • Alva Noto – Transrapid EP (Raster-Noton)
  • Green Day – American Idiot (Reprise)
  • William Basinski – Silent Night (2062)
  • Jesu (Hydra Head)
  • Necks – Mosquito / See Through (Fish of Milk)
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