Other Minds Records produces a select catalog of contemporary music exploring areas seldom touched upon by mainstream institutions. We release new works by contemporary and 20th Century composers. We also re-release selected recordings of exceptional value that are hard to find or otherwise unavailable. Making this music accessible to the public is an integral part of our mission, and the proceeds from the sales are used to further our work as new music archivists and advocates.
Our Latest Release
Composer-Critics of the New York Herald Tribune
For a brief period between 1940 to 1954, the now-defunct paper The New York Herald Tribune maintained a staff of music critics who were valued for their ability to write about music (especially less accessible modern music) in clear language for a general audience. This groundbreaking department was headed up by composer Virgil Thomson and over the years included John Cage, Paul Bowles, Lou Harrison, and Peggy Glanville-Hicks. Around the same period, Thomson was asked to curate the Modern American Music Series for Columbia Records, the original releases dating from between 1953 and 1955. These records were among the first recorded documents of pioneers and mavericks of American New Music, including many of his colleagues at the Tribune. On Composer-Critics of the New York Herald Tribune, these recordings are collected for the first time.