The Xenakis composition is titled “Evryali" and is a piano piece long thought unplayable. “Evryali” is one of the earliest compositions he devised through mathematical processes and is very intriguing. Tosheva’s playing is remarkable and reason enough to pick up this impressive collection.
Sonograms closes with the second Pärt composition, “Pari Intervallo,” which features four recorders. “Pari Intervallo” is of a piece with the earlier “Arbos” as it invokes a sense of the mystic through the remarkably calming use of minimalism. The sound of Bonitz’s overdubbed recorders is sublime as well.
The Sonograms compilation is clearly intended to highlight these many East European composers, as well as the main two performers. It is a fascinating and truly timeless look at some of the most intriguing music of the late 20th century. This is a remarkable recording, recommended to those who may be interested in music a little outside of the mainstream.