Category Archives: Modern Composition

Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Organes Electriques Mixtape Premiere

  On the eve of her digital EP release Only You, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch shares a vibrant mix that showcases some of her influences, from the classic (Olivier Messiaen) to the modern (Hilde Marie Holsen).  The mix flows smoothly while taking listeners to

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch ~ Organes Electriques Mixtape Premiere

  On the eve of her digital EP release Only You, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch shares a vibrant mix that showcases some of her influences, from the classic (Olivier Messiaen) to the modern (Hilde Marie Holsen).  The mix flows smoothly while taking listeners to

Derek Hunter Wilson ~ Steel, Wood & Air

Pianist Derek Hunter Wilson admits that he is only starting to figure out who he is as a person.  Music is his palette of discovery. The title Steel, Wood & Air refers to the instruments used across the album, while conjuring thoughts of

Derek Hunter Wilson ~ Steel, Wood & Air

Pianist Derek Hunter Wilson admits that he is only starting to figure out who he is as a person.  Music is his palette of discovery. The title Steel, Wood & Air refers to the instruments used across the album, while conjuring thoughts of

Drum & Lace ~ semi songs

People don’t like to be put in boxes, yet categorization is essential for understanding.  For example, we’ve placed this album in Modern Composition, zeroing in on its dominant element.  Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) would likely prefer Other, although that’s not

Drum & Lace ~ semi songs

People don’t like to be put in boxes, yet categorization is essential for understanding.  For example, we’ve placed this album in Modern Composition, zeroing in on its dominant element.  Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) would likely prefer Other, although that’s not

Juri Seo ~ Respiri

Interrelation is at the heart of Juri Seo’s Respiri, the connective tissue that binds all those things we think of as separate or incompatible. Classical and avant-garde, simple and complex, warm and cold, tonal and atonal – the list goes

Juri Seo ~ Respiri

Interrelation is at the heart of Juri Seo’s Respiri, the connective tissue that binds all those things we think of as separate or incompatible. Classical and avant-garde, simple and complex, warm and cold, tonal and atonal – the list goes

V/A ~ THESIS DRIVE 2/3

The THESIS PROJECT continues with another wonderful series, this one meant to accompany listeners while they travel.  The length of the compositions ~ presented here by William Ryan Fritch, Drombeg, Hotel Neon and Marcus Fischer ~ invites immersion.  Three pieces are over twenty minutes

V/A ~ THESIS DRIVE 2/3

The THESIS PROJECT continues with another wonderful series, this one meant to accompany listeners while they travel.  The length of the compositions ~ presented here by William Ryan Fritch, Drombeg, Hotel Neon and Marcus Fischer ~ invites immersion.  Three pieces are over twenty minutes