2006

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Jan

6

  • Lou Rawls (72) dies

13

  • Aribert Reimann’s Cantus for Clarinet and Orchestra premiered in Cologne

19

  • Wilson Pickett (64) dies

27

  • Gene McFadden (57) dies of lung cancer

releases

  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Ballad of the Broken Seas (V2 UK)
  • Cat Power – The Greatest (Matador)
  • Clogs – Lantern (Talitres France)
  • Coldcut – Sound Mirrors (Ninja Tune UK)
  • Tara Jane O’Neil – Bones (Preservation)

Feb

8

  • 48th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles

15

  • Anna Marly (88) dies
  • Arvo Pärt’s La Sindone & La tela traslata premiered in Turin

releases

  • Biosphere – Dropsonde (Touch UK)
  • Birchville Cat Motel – Our Love Will Destroy the World (Pseudo Arcana New Zealand)
  • Loren Connors – Sails (Table of the Elements)
  • Beth Orton – Comfort of Strangers (EMI UK)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Hammersmith Odeon 1975 (Columbia)
  • Thomas Strønen – Pohlitz (Rune Grammofon Norway)

Mar

2

  • David Matthews’s Fanfares and Flowers op.103 premiered in London
  • Aulis Sallinen’s Chamber Concerto premiered in Espoo, Finland

3

  • Ivor Cutler (83) dies

6

  • Ali Farka Touré (66) dies

9

  • Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for Contrabassoon and Orchestra premiered in Turku, Finland

10

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet no.8 premiered in Canterbury

12

  • Kalevi Aho’s Wind Quintet premiered in Turku, Finland

18

  • Steve Reich’s Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings premiered in Cologne

26

  • Nikki Sudden (49) dies
  • Arvo Pärt’s Für Lennart in memoriam premiered in Tallinn

29

  • Don Alias (66) dies
  • Werner Wolf Glaser (95) dies

31

  • Jackie McLean (74) dies

releases

  • Massive Attack – Live With Me / False Flags (Virgin UK)
  • Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti)
  • Mogwai – Mr Beast (PIAS Belgium)
  • Mono – You Are There (Palace of Fine Arts Japan)
  • My Latest Novel – Wolves (Bella Union UK)
  • Nightmares on Wax – In a Space Outta Sound (Warp UK)
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman – Lisbon (Kranky)

Apr

9

  • Robin Orr (96) dies

21

  • Thomas Adès’s Three Studies from Couperin premiered in Basel

22

  • Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra premiered in London

24

  • Erik Bergman (94) dies

25

  • Leonard Cohen’s poetry collection Book of Longing published

releases

  • AFX – Chosen Lords (Rephlex UK)
  • Natacha Atlas – Mish Maoul (Mantra UK)
  • Boxcutter – Oneiric (Planet Mu UK)
  • Calexico – Garden Ruin (City Slang Germany)
  • Flaming Lips – At War with the Mystics (Warner)
  • Nalle – By Chance Upon Waking (Pickled Egg UK)
  • Scatter – The Mountain Announces (Blank Tapes UK)
  • Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)
  • Tom Verlaine – Songs and Other Things (Thrill Jockey)
  • Tom Verlaine – Around (Thrill Jockey)

May

3

  • Elliott Carter’s Intermittences premiered in Kalamazoo, MI

5

  • Naushad Ali (86) dies

6

  • Grant McLennan (48) dies

13

  • Thea Musgrave’s Remembering Harriet: A story of the American Underground Railroad premiered in New York

16

  • Christies auctions a Stradivarius violin called ‘the hammer’ for $3.5 million, a record price for any instrument

22

  • Hamza El Din (76) dies of complications following gallbladder surgery

25

  • Desmond Dekker (64) dies
  • Thea Musgrave’s Journey into Light premiered in Southampton

30

  • Luke Bedford’s Or Voit Tout En Aventure for soprano and 16 players premiered in London

releases

  • Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Revep EP (Raster-Noton Germany)
  • Boards of Canada – Trans-Canada Highway EP (Warp UK)
  • Anjani – Blue Alert (Columbia) Co-written and produced by Leonard Cohen
  • Richard Barrett / Elision Ensemble – Transmission and other works (NMC UK)
  • Carla Bozulich – Evangelista (Constellation Canada)
  • Burial (Hyperdub UK)
  • Handsome Family – Last Days of Wonder (Loose UK)
  • Pierre Henry – Deux Coups De Sonnette (Signature France)
  • Herbert – Scale (K7 Germany)
  • Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble (Planet Mu UK)
  • Loscil – Plume (Kranky)
  • Manual – Bajamar (Darla)
  • Matmos – The Rose Has No Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast (Matador)
  • Mind Over MIDI – Monopoly (Beatservice Norway)
  • Mission of Burma – Obliterati (Matador)
  • Stuart Staples – Leaving Songs (Beggar’s Banquet UK)
  • Tool – 10,000 Days (Volcano)
  • Scott Walker – The Drift (4AD UK)
  • Neil Young – Living With War (Reprise)

Jun

2

  • Vince Welnick (55) commits suicide by slashing his throat with a knife

3

  • Johnny Grande (76) dies of cancer

5

  • Billy Preston (59) dies

7

  • Moritz Eggert’s Number Nine V: Fragment/Zapping premiered in Brandenburg, Germany
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Freude premiered in Milan

10

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s The Io Passion: Aubades and Nocturnes premiered in Glasgow
  • The 2006 World Cup opening ceremony takes place in Munich with music by Moritz Eggert

11

  • Rolande Falcinelli (86) dies

12

  • Gyorgy Ligeti (83) dies

13

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Himmels-Tür premiered in Lugo, Italy

21

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Start Point premiered in Sanday, Orkney

releases

  • Sir Richard Bishop – Fingering the Devil (Latitudes)
  • Ornette Coleman – Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar) recorded 10/05. Ornette Coleman (as, vln, tp) Denardo Coleman (d, perc) Gregory Cohen, Tony Falanga (b)
  • Loren Connors – Night Through (Family Vineyard)
  • Growing – Color Wheel (Rock Action UK)
  • Necks – Chemist (Fish of Milk Australia)
  • Plaid – Greedy Baby (Warp UK)
  • Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped (Geffen)

Jul

1

  • Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town premiered In Saratoga Springs, NY

5

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Lumen Cognitionis premiered in Cheltenham

7

  • Syd Barrett (60) dies

11

  • Bill Miller (91) dies

12

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Natürliche Dauern 1–15 premiered in Kürten

15

  • Nadia Boulanger’s opera La ville morte premiered in Chigiana, Italy

17

  • El Hachemi Guerouabi (68) dies of a heart attack

26

  • Floyd Dixon (77) dies

29

  • Philip Glass’s LIFE: A Journey Through Time premiered in Santa Cruz, CA

releases

  • Amen Andrews vs Spac hand Luke (Rephlex UK)
  • Bardo Pond – Ticket Crystals (ATP UK)
  • Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways (Mercury)
  • ESG – Keep On Moving (Soul Jazz UK)
  • Kerrier District 2 (Rephlex UK)
  • Ali Farka Touré – Savane (World Circuit UK)
  • Susumu Yokota – Wonder Waltz (Lo UK)
  • Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XL UK)

Aug

1

  • Rufus Harley (70) dies

3

  • Arthur Lee (61) dies
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (90) dies

4

  • Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul, concerto for cello and orchestra premiered in Tanglewood, MA

8

  • Duke Jordan (84) dies

9

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Lied premiered in Wuppertal

16

  • Joseph Hill (57) dies

23

  • Maynard Ferguson (78) dies

24

  • James Tenney (72) dies

27

  • Moritz Eggert’s opera Wahnfried premiered in Bochum

30

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Mixtur 2003 premiered in Salzburg

releases

  • William Basinski – Variations for Piano and Tape (2062)
  • Birchville Cat Motel – Curved Surface Destroyer (Last Visible Dog)
  • Boxhead Ensemble – Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  • Comets on Fire – Avatar (Sub Pop)
  • Bob Dylan – Modern Times (Columbia)

Sep

2

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Aria for cello premiered in Giverny, France

10

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Ball In The Opera premiered in Lodz, Poland

16

  • Philip Glass’s Passion of Ramakrishna premiered in Costa Mesa, CA

17

  • Al Casey (69) dies

19

  • Danny Flores (77) dies

23

  • Malcolm Arnold (84) dies
  • Etta Baker (93) dies

24

  • Henry Townsend (96) dies

27

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Golden Rule premiered in Windsor

28

  • Arvo Pärt’s Veni Creator premiered in Fulda

releases

  • Burial – Distant Lights EP (Hyperdub)
  • Aim – Flight 602 (Atic UK)
  • As One – Planetary Folklore 2 (Dipiu Italy)
  • Bola – Shapes (Skam UK)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – 5:55 (Atlantic)
  • Bert Jansch – The Black Swan (Sanctuary UK)
  • Kid Koala – Your Mom’s Favorite DJ (Ninja Tune UK)
  • London Sinfonietta – Warp Works & 20th Century Masters (Warp UK)
  • Mouse on Mars – Varcharz (Ipecac)
  • Tara Jane O’Neil – In Circles (Quarterstick)
  • Pan American – For Waiting, For Chasing (Mosz)
  • DJ Shadow – The Outsider (Island)
  • Tomasz Stanko – Lontano (ECM Germany)
  • Susanna and the Magical Orchestra – Melody Mountain (Rune Grammofon Norway)
  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio – Tuesday Wonderland (Act Sweden)
  • Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)

Oct

8

  • Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations premiered in London

9

  • Nancy Van de Vate’s Brass Quintet No. 2: Variations on “The Streets of Laredo” premiered in Oxford, MS

12

  • Gillo Pontecorvo (86) dies

15

  • Elliott Carter’s In the Distances of Sleep premiered in New York

16

  • CBGB’s in New York closes after a final show by Patti Smith

18

  • Snooky Pryor (85) dies
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet no.9 premiered in London

19

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Kettletoft Inn premiered in Gateshead

21

  • Sandy West (47) dies of a brain tumour

26

  • Marcelo Koc (88) dies

29

  • Joe Lutcher (86) dies

releases

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Sun’s Gone Dim and the Sky’s Turned Black / Passacaglia (4AD UK)
  • Clark – Throttle Clarence EP (Warp UK)
  • Bonobo – Days to Come (Ninja Tune UK)
  • Clark – Body Riddle (Warp UK)
  • Colleen – Colleen et les Boites a Musique (Leaf UK)
  • Matt Elliott – Failing Songs (Ici d’Ailleurs France)
  • Flying Lotus – 1983 (Plug Research)
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401: A User’s Manual (4AD UK)
  • Laibach – Volk (Mute UK)
  • Library Tapes – Feelings for Something Lost (Resonant UK)
  • Mogwai – Zidane – a 21st Century Portrait OST (PIAS Belgium)
  • MRK1 – Copyright Laws (Planet Mu UK)
  • Max Richter – Songs From Before (130701 UK)
  • Squarepusher – Hello Everything (Warp UK)
  • Underworld – Breaking and Entering OST (V2 UK)

Nov

2

  • Arvo Pärt’s Da pacem Domine premiered in Tallinn

8

  • Peter Leopold (61) dies

14

  • John Adams’s opera A Flowering Tree premiered in Vienna

15

  • Roger Smalley’s Footwork premiered in Perth, Australia

17

  • Ruth Brown (78) dies

20

  • Kalevi Aho’s Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano premiered in Tampere, Finland

21

  • Robert Lockwood Jr. (91) dies

23

  • Anita O’Day (87) dies

24

  • Walter Booker (72) dies

26

  • H-Bomb Ferguson (77) dies

27

  • Don Butterfield (83) dies following a stroke

releases

  • Beirut – Gulag Orkestar (4AD UK)
  • John Fahey – Sea Changes & Coelecanths (Table of the Elements)
  • Furt – OMNIVM (PSI UK) recorded 9/3/05 & 25/4/06. Paul Obermayer, Richard Barrett (electronics)
  • Jackie-O Motherfucker – America Mystica (Very Friendly)
  • Geir Jensen – Cho Oyu 8201m (Ash International)
  • Clint Mansell – The Fountain (Nonesuch)
  • Joanna Newsom – Ys (Drag City)
  • BJ Nilsen / Chris Watson – Storm (Touch Tone UK)
  • Prince Valium – Andlaus (Resonant UK)
  • Mike Tamburo – Ghosts of Marumbey (Music Fellowship)
  • To Rococo Rot – Taken from Vinyl (Staubgold Germany)
  • Tom Waits – Orphans (Anti)
  • Neil Young – At The Fillmore 1970 (Reprise)

Dec

7

  • Desmond Briscoe (81) dies
  • Jay McShann (90) dies

11

  • Elliott Carter’s Caténaires premiered in New York

13

  • Homesick James (92) dies

16

  • Ahmet Ertegun (83) dies

21

  • Tan Dun’s opera The First Emperor premiered in New York

22

  • Galina Ustvolskaya (87) dies

26

  • James Brown (78) dies

28

  • Kômei Abe (95) dies

releases

  • Richard Amp – Moi Non Plus (All is Number UK)
  • Hecker – Recordings for Rephlex (Rephlex UK)

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