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Pasinger Str. 94
Gräfelfing, 82166
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New York City 45 Munich 60

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The independent record label ECM – Edition of Contemporary Music – was founded by producer Manfred Eicher in Munich in 1969, and to date has issued more than 1500 albums spanning many idioms. Emphasising improvisation from the outset, ECM established its reputation with standard-setting recordings by Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and many more and began to include contemporary composition – including Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Meredith Monk Dolmen Music – in its programme in the late 1970s and early 80s.

To introduce Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa a sister label, ECM New Series, was launched in 1984. The New Series has since become a broad platform for a spectrum of composed music from the pre-baroque era to the present day. The label continues to issue premiere recordings of Pärt’s works, and a number of these reappear in Manfred Eicher’s Pärt-sequence Musica Selecta, issued on the composer’s 80th birthday on September 11, 2015. Other contemporary composers regularly featured in the New Series include György Kurtág, Valentin Silvestrov, Tigran Mansurian, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Heinz Holliger, Heiner Goebbels, Alexander Knaifel, Helena Tulve and Giya Kancheli, whose newest album Chiaroscuro (released October 2015) brings together violinists Gidon Kremer and Patricia Kopatchinskaja for the first time, to powerful effect.

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Year established: 1969

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A New Day

Giovanni Guidi
published: July 07, 2024 | views: 1,388

Call on the Old Wise

Nitai Hershkovits
published: June 24, 2024 | views: 337

September Night

Tomasz Stanko Quartet
published: June 14, 2024 | views: 3,593

My Prophet

Oded Tzur
published: June 13, 2024 | views: 2,230

My Prophet

Oded Tzur
published: May 31, 2024 | views: 4,150

September Night

Tomasz Stańko
published: May 29, 2024 | views: 2,915

Silent, Listening

Fred Hersch
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Silent, Listening

Fred Hersch
published: April 16, 2024 | views: 4,524

Words Unspoken

John Surman
published: April 08, 2024 | views: 1,202

The Touch of Time

Arve Henriksen
published: April 04, 2024 | views: 2,638

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Child You

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Oded Tzur
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Little Song

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Fred Hersch
April 11, 2024 | Listens: 1,048

La Porte Entrouverte

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February 2, 2024 | Listens: 1,237

Touch of Time

From the album The Touch of Time
Arve Henriksen
February 1, 2024 | Listens: 1,746


From the album Strands
Palle Mikkelborg
January 3, 2024 | Listens: 1,287

The Old Wise

From the album Call on the Old Wise
Nitai Hershkovits
November 27, 2023 | Listens: 1,149

When The Heart Is The Moon

From the album Wind And Sun
Sinikka Langeland
October 11, 2023 | Listens: 1,679

Uncle John's Band

From the album Uncle John's Band
John Scofield
October 9, 2023 | Listens: 3,592


From the album Dance of the Elders
Wolfgang Muthspiel
August 22, 2023 | Listens: 7,891

Frozen Silence

From the album Frozen Silence
Maciej Obara
August 21, 2023 | Listens: 2,561

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