2007

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Jan

1

  • Julius Hegyi (83) dies

6

  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow (72) dies
  • Edward Manukyan’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano premiered in Los Angeles

12

  • Alice Coltrane (69) dies

13

  • Michael Brecker (57) dies

16

  • James “Pookie” Hudson (72) dies

17

  • Uwe Nettelbeck (66) dies

29

  • Denny Doherty (66) dies

releases

  • Dextro – Consequence Music (Grönland Germany)
  • Ghost – In Stormy Nights (Drag City)
  • Kristin Hersh – Learn to Sing Like a Star (4AD UK)
  • Mira Calix – Eyes Set Against the Sun (Warp UK)
  • Shining – Grindstone (Rune Grammofon Norway)

Feb

1

  • Gian Carlo Menotti (95) dies
  • Crown Prince Waterford (90) dies

4

  • Barbara McNair (72) dies

11

  • 49th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles

13

  • Philip Glass’s Songs and Poems for Solo Cello premiered in New York

14

  • Gareth Morris (86) dies

15

  • Ray Evans (92) dies

21

  • Thomas Adès’s Tevot premiered in Berlin

24

  • Leroy Jenkins (74) dies

25

  • Ennio Morricone is given an honorary Academy Award “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.”

27

  • Bobby Rosengarden (82) dies

releases

  • Dälek – Abandoned Language (Ipecac) MC Dälek (vo, producer) Oktopus (producer)
  • Distance – My Demons (Planet Mu UK)
  • Do Make Say Think – You, You’re a History in Rust (Constellation Canada)
  • Explosions in the Sky – All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Bella Union UK)
  • Fall – Reformation Post TLC (Slogan UK)
  • Hauschka -Room to Expand (130701 UK)
  • Arve Henriksen – Strjon (Rune Grammofon Norway)
  • Jesu – Conqueror (Hydrahead UK)
  • Mist:cal – The Eleventh Hour (Soul:r UK)
  • Richmond Fontaine – 13 Cities (Décor)

Mar

6

  • David Matthews’s Terrible Beauty op.104 premiered in London

19

  • Luther Ingram (69) dies

26

  • Thea Musgrave’s Voices of Power and Protest premiered in New York

releases

  • !!! – Myth Takes (Warp UK)
  • Aereogramme – My Heart Has a Wish that You Would Not Go (Chemikal Underground UK)
  • Air – Pocket Symphony (Virgin UK)
  • Alva Noto – Xerrox Volume 1 (Raster-Noton Germany)
  • Black Dog – Book of Dogma (Soma UK)
  • El-P – I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (Definitive Jux)
  • Grinderman (Mute UK)
  • LCD Soundsystem – The Sound of Silver (DFA UK)
  • Marissa Nadler – Songs III: Bird on the Water (Peacefrog UK)
  • Pole – Steingarten (Scape Germany)
  • Amon Tobin – The Foley Room (Ninja Tune UK)
  • World’s End Girlfriend – Hurtbreak Wonderland (Human Highway Japan)
  • Neil Young – Massey Hall 1971 (Reprise)

Apr

3

  • Zoltán Pongrácz (95) dies

12

  • Luke Bedford’s Outblaze The Sky premiered in London
  • Osvaldo Golijov’s Rose of the Winds premiered in Chicago

17

  • James Bodie Davis (90) dies of heart failure

20

  • Andrew Hill (75) dies

30

  • Zola Taylor (69) dies
  • Phill Niblock’s Stosspeng premiered in Krems, Austria by Susan Stenger and Robert Poss

releases

  • Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band EP (Drag City)
  • Tori Amos – American Doll Posse (Epic)
  • Vladislav Delay – Whistleblower (Huume Germany)
  • Dinosaur Jr – Beyond (PIAS Belgium)
  • Electrelane – No Shouts No Calls (Too Pure UK)
  • Field – From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt Germany)
  • Fursaxa – Alone in the Dark Wood (ATP UK)
  • Lisa Gerrard – The Silver Tree (Nettwerk)
  • Growing – Vision Swim (Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Tommy Guerrero – From the Soul to the Soil (Quannum)
  • Klute – The Emperor’s New Clothes (Commercial Suicide UK)
  • Lichens – Omns (Kranky)
  • Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero (Interscope)
  • Nookie – Beyond Blue (Phuzion UK)
  • Aleksi Perala – Project V (Rephlex UK)
  • Rothko – Eleven Stages of Intervention (Bip Hop UK)
  • 65daysofstatic – The Destruction of Small Ideas (Monotreme UK)
  • Stars of the Lid – And the Refinement of Their Decline (Kranky)
  • Tarwater – Spider Smile (MORR Germany)
  • Vibracathedral Orchestra – Wisdom Thunderbolt (VHF)

May

1

  • Morton Subotnick’s The Other Piano premiered in Los Angeles

4

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s A Little Trowie Music premiered in Manchester
  • Chou Wen-Chung’s Twilight Colors premiered in Boston

5

  • Henryk Górecki’s Na Aniol Panski op.57 premiered in Czestochowie, Poland

releases

  • Björk – Volta (One Little Indian UK)
  • Colleen – Les Ondes Silencieuses (Leaf UK)
  • Death Ambient – Drunken Forest (Tzadik)
  • Thomas Fehlmann – Honigpumpe (Kompact Germany)
  • Fennesz / Sakamoto – Cendre (Touch Tone UK)
  • Githead – Artpop (Swim UK)
  • National – Boxer (Beggars Banquet UK)
  • Neurosis – Given to the Rising (Neurot)
  • Pan Sonic – Cathodephase (Blast First Petite UK)
  • Sage Francis – Human the Death Dance (Anti)
  • Stafrænn Hákon – Gummi (Resonant)
  • Richard Thompson – Sweet Warrior (Proper UK)
  • Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (Fat Cat UK)
  • Ute Wassermann / Richard Barrett – Pollen (Creative Sources Portugal)
  • Wilco – Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
  • Young Gods – Super Ready / Fragmente (PIAS Belgium)

Jun

1

  • Philip Glass & Leonard Cohen’s Book of Longing premiered in Toronto

4

  • Freddie Scott (74) dies
  • Arvo Pärt’s Passacaglia premiered in Saarbrücken

8

  • Nellie Lutcher (94) dies

15

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Cortege premiered in London

16

  • Richard Barrett’s Flectwerk for clarinet and piano premiered in London

18

  • Bill Barber (87) dies

19

  • Antonio Aguilar Barraza (88) dies of pneumonia

21

  • Moritz Eggert’s Number Nine VI: A Bigger Splash premiered in Amsterdam

23

  • Gavin Bryars’s Tre Laude Dolçe premiered in Trancoso, Portugal

27

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Seas of Kirk Swarf premiered in Kirkwall

30

  • Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland premiered in Munich

releases

  • Amiina – Kurr (Ever)
  • William Basinski – El Camino Real (2062)
  • Sir Richard Bishop – While My Guitar Gently Bleeds (Locust)
  • Blu Mar Ten – Blackwater (Exceptional UK)
  • Fridge – The Sun (Text UK)
  • Growing – Vision Swim (Troubleman)
  • Hexstatic – When Robots Go Bad (Ninja Tune UK)
  • Justice – Cross (Ed Banger France)
  • Piano Magic – Part Monster (Green UFOs Spain)
  • Port-Royal – Afraid to Dance (Resonant UK)
  • Ulrich Schnauss – Goodbye (Independiente UK)
  • Shellac – Excellent Italian Greyhound (Touch and Go)
  • Slam – Human Response (Soma UK)
  • Tuss – Rushup Edge (Rephlex UK)
  • Zelienople – His/Hers (Type)

Jul

2

  • Hy Zaret (99) dies

4

  • Bill Pinkney (81) dies

8

  • Jindřich Feld (82) dies

17

  • Alessandro Striggio’s Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno played for the first time in 440 years in London

29

  • Jimmy T-99 Nelson (88) dies

30

  • Ernie Warren (78) dies

releases

  • Bola – Kroungrine (Skam UK)
  • Ceephax Volume 2 (Rephlex UK)
  • Chemical Underground – We are the Night (Freestyle Dust UK)
  • Library Tapes – Höstluft (Make Mine Music UK)
  • UNKLE – War Stories (All Surrender UK)

Aug

1

  • David Matthews’s Symphony No.6 op.100 premiered in London

4

  • Lee Hazlewood (78) dies
  • Ruth Zechlin (81) dies

10

  • Tony Wilson (57) dies

13

  • Jah Jerry Haynes (86) dies

14

  • Tikhon Khrennikov (94) dies

16

  • Max Roach (83) dies

17

  • Graham Whettam (79) dies

21

  • John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony premiered in London

26

  • David Matthews’s Adonis op.105 premiered in Presteigne, Wales

28

  • Phill Niblock’s 4 Chorch +1 premiered in Ostrava, Czech Rep

releases

  • Angels of Light – We Are Him (Young God)
  • Loren Connors – The Hymn of the North Star (Family Vineyard)
  • Fog – Ditherer (Lex UK)
  • Kinski – Down Below It’s Chaos (Sub Pop)
  • Mekons – Natural (Quarterstick)
  • μ-Ziq – Duntisbourne Abbott Soul Mate Devastation Technique (Planet Mu UK)
  • Public Enemy – How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? (Slamjamz)
  • Susanna – Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos (Rune Grammofon Norway)

Sep

2

  • Moritz Eggert’s opera Freax premiered in Bonn

6

  • Luciano Pavarotti (71) dies
  • Henri Dutilleux’s Le temps l’horloge premiered in Matsumoto, Japan

9

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Adagietto aus “Paradise Lost” premiered in Grafenegg, Austria

11

  • Willie Tee Turbinton (63) dies
  • Joe Zawinul (75) dies

12

  • Bobby Byrd (73) dies

15

  • Aldemaro Romero (79) dies

releases

  • Sir Richard Bishop – Polytheistic Fragments (Drag City)
  • Vic Chesnutt – North Star Deserter (Constellation Canada)
  • Damon & Naomi – Within These Walls (20/20/20)
  • Gravenhurst – The Western Lands (Warp UK)
  • PJ Harvey – White Chalk (Island UK)
  • Hrsta – Ghosts Will come & Kiss Our Eyes (Constellation Canada)
  • M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1 (Gooom France)
  • Mono – Gone (Temporary Residence)
  • Thurston Moore – Trees Outside the Academy (Ecstatic Peace)
  • Múm – Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy (Fat Cat UK)
  • BJ Nilsen – The Short Night (Touch UK)
  • Valgeir Sigurðsson – Ekvílibríum (Bedroom Community Iceland)
  • Sixtoo – Jackals & Vipers in Envy of Man (Ninja Tune UK)
  • Luke Vibert – Chicago, Detroit, Redruth (Planet Mu UK)

Oct

1

  • Radiohead release In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-like download from their website

3

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Agnus Dei aus dem “Polnischen Requiem” premiered in Kronberg, Germany

5

  • Philip Glass’s opera Appomattox premiered in San Francisco

14

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Variations for cello and piano premiered in London

16

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet no.10 premiered in London

19

  • Phill Niblock’s Organ premiered in Roulette, NY

21

  • Hans Zender’s Logos-Fragmente I, V and VI premiered in Donaueschingen

24

  • Petr Eben (78) dies

27

  • Philip Glass’s ballet A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close premiered in New York

releases

  • To Rococo Rot – ABC123 EP (Domino UK)
  • Beirut – The Flying Club Cup (4AD UK)
  • Boxcutter – Glyphic (Planet Mu UK)
  • Efterklang – Parades (Leaf UK)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Alles Wieder Offen (Potomak Germany)
  • Gescom – A1-D1 (Skam UK)
  • Ghost – Overture (Drag City)
  • Harmonia – Live 1974 (Grønland Germany)
  • Jackie-O Motherfucker – Valley of Fire (Textile UK)
  • Manual – Lost Days, Open Skies and Streaming Tides (Darla)
  • Ole-Henrik Moe – Ciaccona / 3 Persephone Perceptions (Rune Grammofon Norway)
  • Murcof – Cosmos (Leaf UK)
  • Prefuse 73 – Preparations (Warp UK)
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows (XL UK) downkoad – CD released 12/07
  • Savage Republic – 1938 (Neurot)
  • Slow Six – Private Times in Public Places (Western Vinyl)
  • Sole & the Skyrider Band (Anticon)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Magic (Columbia)
  • Supersilent 8 (Rune Grammofon Norway)
  • Underworld – Oblivion with Bells (Underworld Live UK)
  • Robert Wyatt – Comicopera (Domino UK)
  • Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II (Reprise)

Nov

15

  • Elliott Carter’s Concerto for horn and orchestra premiered in Boston

21

  • Richard Barrett’s Adrift for piano and electronics premiered in Huddersfield

24

  • Grooverider arrested at Dubai airport for possession of cannabis

27

  • Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No.14, Kysymysten kirja (suite for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra) & Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra premiered in Rovaniemi, Finland

29

  • Arvo Pärt’s Scala cromatica premiered in Vienna

30

  • John Adams’s Son of a Chamber Symphony premiered in Stanford, CA

releases

  • Jon Balke – Book of Velocities (ECM Germany)
  • Gavin Bryars / Alter Ego / Philip Jeck – The Sinking of the Titanic (Touch Tone UK)
  • Burial – Untrue (Hyperdub UK)
  • Sylvain Chauveau – Nuage (Type UK)
  • Loren Connors – As Roses Bow 1992-2002 (Family Vineyard)
  • Drift – Ceiling Sky (Temporary Residence)
  • Food – Molecular Gastronomy (Rune Grammofon Norway)
  • Kim Hiorthøy – My Last Day (Smalltown Supersound Norway)
  • LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (DFA)
  • Sigur Rós – Hvarf-Heim (EMI UK)

Dec

5

  • Andrew Imbrie (86) dies
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen (79) dies

6

  • András Szöllősy (86) dies

7

  • Luke Bedford’s Wreathe premiered in Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts

10

  • Robert Moevs (87) dies
  • Arvo Pärt’s Morning Star premiered in London

12

  • Ike Turner (76) dies

13

  • Carlo Felice Cillario (92) dies

16

  • Harald Genzmer (98) dies

releases

  • Birchville Cat Motel – Seventh Ruined Hex (Important)

date unknown

releases

  • Pierre Henry – 8.0 (Philips France)
  • MIMEO – Sight (Cathnor UK) Cor Fuhler, Christian Fennesz, Gert-Jan Prins, Jerome Noetinger, Kaffe Matthews, Keith Rowe, Marcus Schmickler, Peter Rehberg, Phil Durrant, Rafael Toral, Thomas Lehn
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Klang- Die 24 Stunden Des Tages: 3.Stunde: Natürliche Dauern Für Klavier (Stockhausen-Verlag Germany) recorded 1-4/4/07
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