Imperfect Forms

Kenneth Kirschner - Imperfect Forms, thin wiry branches on ice

Venerable online magazine Tokafi have released an extensive multimedia project presenting the work of US composer Kenneth Kirschner, comprising three volumes of his music, a 180-page ebook with essays, interviews, and analyses, a further compilation of remixes by the likes of Steinbrüchel, Stephen Vitiello, and Maps and Diagrams, and other bits and bobs.

Kirschner, whose music has appeared on labels such as 12k, Sub Rosa, and Room40, is well-known for making all his pieces available for free download via his website. So why spend money on this digital-only release, rather than clicking on free download links until your hard drive is full? Well, for one thing, the three-volume compilation offers a more navigable path through Kirschner’s extensive oeuvre, guided by the composer and Tokafi head honcho Tobias Fischer. Second, all proceeds go direct to the artist, and nothing says thank you for the music quite like hard cash.


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So if you’ve never dipped your toes into the work of one of today’s most astute and compelling composers, here’s the perfect opportunity. More information about the project can be found on the Tokafi website:

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