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Acta Records discography

This is a discography of the albums released on the UK label Acta.

Acta was setup by John Butcher for the release of the Conceits album. Acta 14 appears to be the final release on the label. John Butcher setup a new label, Weight Of Wax, in 2004.

Acta Records albums

Conceits, Russell, Durrant, Butcher, 1987, Acta 1

Tracks : How It Was, F.T.T., The Skelloch, No Parallax, Rough, Liberal Dose (Audi Alteram Partem), Fine Sharp And Leighton Buzzard, Pen Or Pencil, Interstices, Tumble, From The Eggs To The Apples

Musicians : John Butcher, Phil Durrant, John Russell

Reissued on Emanem in 2015.

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A Fountain Replete, Chris Burn, 1989, Acta 2

Tracks : Folk Tunes - Hungary:India:China, Syncretiques, Hum Softly, Folk Tunes - Spain:England:A Carol, Ćolian Harp, Sinister Resonance, Water Statues, Cardboard Cut-out, Fairy Bells, Primitive, Wags To Witches

Musicians : Chris Burn

Only released on cassette.

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Live, Embers, 1989, Acta 3

Tracks : Quarrying At The Bim, Nite Bites, Breakfast With Vincent, Tenderfoot's Haruspicy

Musicians : John Butcher, Jim Denley, Chris Burn, Marcio Mattos

Only released on cassette.

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News From The Shed, Butcher, Durrant, Lovens, Malfatti, Russell, 1989, Acta 4

Tracks : News From The Shed, The Gabdash, Reading The River, Kickshaws, Everything Stops For Tea, Sticks And Stones, Weaves, Whisstrionics, Meantime, Pepper's Ghost

Musicians : John Butcher, Radu Malfatti, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens

Reissued as part of an expanded CD on Emanem in 2005.

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Cultural Baggage, Chris Burn's Ensemble, 1990, Acta 5

Tracks : Influence And Concealment, Funforall, Korg Boyle And The Four Dwarves, Fissile Totems, Hang-On, Nuthatch Forage, Igor's Anvil, A Must In Silk

Musicians : Chris Burn, John Butcher, Jim Denley, Matt Hutchinson, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Stevie Wishart, Marcio Mattos

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13 Friendly Numbers: Solos, Quartets, Sextet, John Butcher, 1992, Acta 6

Tracks : Buccinator's Outing, Notelet, There Are Today More Than 390 Known Pairs Of Friendly Numbers, A Leap In The Light, Bells And Clappers (4 Tenors), Two Uptwo Down (2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors), Humour And Vapours, Uncommon Currency, A Sense Of Occasion, The Brittel Chance, Mackel Music (Baritone, Tenor, 2 Sopranos All Amplified), Talv Two Elf Kater Ten It Can't Be Sax (6 Sopranos), Wisp & Whisk

Musicians : John Butcher

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A Henry Cowell Concert, Chris Burn, 1993, Acta 7

Tracks : The Trumpet Of Angus Og (1918-24), The Hero Sun (1922), The Voice Of Lir (1920), Sinister Resonance (1930), Advertisement (1917 Revised 1959), Amiable Conversation (1917), The Fairy Answer (1929), Tiger (1928), The Snows Of Fujiyama (1924), The Banshee (1925), Aeolian Harp (1923), Dynamic Motion (1916), What's This (1917), The Tides Of Manaunaun (1912), Two-Part Invention In Three Parts (1950), The Sword Of Oblivion (1920-1922), Anger Dance (1914), The Sleep Music Of Dagna (1926), The Lilt Of The Reel (1930), Sway Dance (1956), The Fairy Bells (1928)

Musicians : Chris Burn

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A New Distance, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, 1995, Acta 8

Tracks : Introduction, Stig, So This Is Official, Tape Delight, Uneasy Options, A Certain Elegance

Musicians : John Stevens, John Butcher, Roger Smith

Released on CD on Emanem in 2005 with 5 bonus tracks.

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Playing Alone, Veryan Weston, 1997, Acta 9

Tracks : One, After, Another

Musicians : Veryan Weston

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Sowari, Phil Durrant, 1997, Acta 10

Tracks : 303 302 101, Sowari (For Violin), Libero, Wingbacks, Sowari (For Violinn/Electronics), Chew 1, Chew 2, Chew 3, Lurker, Either C

Musicians : Phil Durrant

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Recent Croaks, Martin Klapper & Roger Turner, 1998, Acta 11

Tracks : Tsukibashi, Pts. 1-3, Krach!, Twombly, Das Prinzip Des Blitzens, Pow Mao, Good Schwitt, Gute Alte Bekannte, Tail II, Ju Ju Juk..., Hearse T, Ein Klein Bleu, Armer Tschitchik!, ... Carving A Crimson Career ...

Musicians : Martin Klapper, Roger Turner

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Navigations, Chris Burn's Ensemble, 1998, Acta 12

Tracks : No Stops, Only Commas, Scarecrow Analysis, Sowari For Ensemble, Cropped Rotation, Towards Trumpeting, Ohst, Nothing Lasts For Ever

Musicians : Chris Burn, Axel Dörner, John Butcher, Jim Denley, Matthew Hutchinson, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Stevie Wishart, Mark Wastell, Marcio Mattos, Rhodri Davies

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Braced & Framed, Lunge, 1999, Acta 13

Tracks : One Good Solid Punch, White Coat Perspective, Sensitive Crime, Jack The Superstitious Al, Braced And Framed, There Isn't Time, Another Good Solid Punch, Further

Musicians : Gail Brand, Phil Durrant, Pat Thomas, Mark Sanders

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Excerpts & Offerings, Stefan Keune, John Russell, 2001, Acta 14

Tracks : Big George, Norma And Sharon, Don't Do It Again, 305, Tom And Irina, Just Say Cheese, Late Arrivals

Musicians : Stefan Keune, John Russell

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Last updated February 2016