The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic torrents digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. This is wild stuff, so check it out if you've never heard this sort of music before. The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing almost none of the tracking distortion or surface noise normally associated with LPs.
AGP1-97 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP98-100 and other recent AGP installments are available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP101 features the first eleven Klavierstucke (Piano Pieces) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, performed by Aloys Kontarsky in 1965 and transcribed from an out-of-print 2CD set. A recording of Klavierstucke I-XIV performed by Ellen Corver is available on CD 56 of the Stockhausen Complete Edition, and can be bought from www.stockhausen.org. But Kontarsky's recording was the first of this set of Klavierstucke and so has historical interest. The 2CD set from which these works were transcribed also contains recordings of Mikrophonie I and II that are on CD 9 of the Stockhausen Complete Edition, and so they are not included in this installment.
This installment is made possible by the generosity of two AGP partisans who were among several that answered my call for a transcription of these CDs. One provided the FLAC files and the other scanned the CD booklet notes, which are included in a PDF file. NOTE: this installment doesn't quite fit on one CD. In the original release, Klavierstucke I-IX and XI were on one CD, and Klavierstuck X was on the other. I leave it to you to decide how to dispose them if you are burning to CDs.
01 - Klavierstuck I [3:00]
02 - Klavierstuck II [1:51]
03 - Klavierstuck III [0:31]
04 - Klavierstuck IV [2:05]
05 - Klavierstuck V [5:28]
06 - Klavierstuck VI [25:27]
07 - Klavierstuck VII [6:39]
08 - Klavierstuck VIII [1:47]
09 - Klavierstuck IX [9:46]
10 - Klavierstuck X [22:22]
11 - Klavierstuck XI [13:59]
NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, these recordings are currently out of print. If you know otherwise, please let me know ASAP, as I do not wish any artists to be deprived of the royalties that they so richly deserve.