Category Archives: Modern Composition

Simon Goff ~ Vale

Violinist Simon Goff delves into post-rock titles and electronic rhythms, making Vale a true cross-genre affair.  Viewing his collaborators and tour partners, it all makes sense; the composer drinks in the best parts of the world and rearranges them into sonic textures.

Simon Goff ~ Vale

Violinist Simon Goff delves into post-rock titles and electronic rhythms, making Vale a true cross-genre affair.  Viewing his collaborators and tour partners, it all makes sense; the composer drinks in the best parts of the world and rearranges them into sonic textures.

Robert Honstein ~ Middle Ground

Middle Ground is an accessible experiment, a solid metaphor, and an engaging triptych.  But the most memorable aspect of the 20-minute EP is the light show.  It’s not clear how it’s being done, but dancing spheres frolic around violinist Kate Stenberg’s wrist

Robert Honstein ~ Middle Ground

Middle Ground is an accessible experiment, a solid metaphor, and an engaging triptych.  But the most memorable aspect of the 20-minute EP is the light show.  It’s not clear how it’s being done, but dancing spheres frolic around violinist Kate Stenberg’s wrist

Matt Emery ~ Spotlight Series: Cello

With Spotlight Series: Cello, Matt Emery embarks on a new series of recordings, each focused on a single instrument.  The theme of a samurai warrior headed into battle is echoed by the composer, albeit with a smaller risk of blood, dismemberment or death.

Matt Emery ~ Spotlight Series: Cello

With Spotlight Series: Cello, Matt Emery embarks on a new series of recordings, each focused on a single instrument.  The theme of a samurai warrior headed into battle is echoed by the composer, albeit with a smaller risk of blood, dismemberment or death.

Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis ~ These Feral Lands: A Year Documented in Sound and Art

Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.  Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here.  Violinist and cellist Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis have sought to “document a year in sound and art,” releasing an EP on the

Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis ~ These Feral Lands: A Year Documented in Sound and Art

Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.  Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here.  Violinist and cellist Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis have sought to “document a year in sound and art,” releasing an EP on the

Frank Horvat ~ Music for Self-Isolation

Over the past year, most of us have been in and out of national lockdowns, or other forms of isolation. Some have jumped in at the deep end, learning new skills or confronting old challenges. Many have struggled just to

Frank Horvat ~ Music for Self-Isolation

Over the past year, most of us have been in and out of national lockdowns, or other forms of isolation. Some have jumped in at the deep end, learning new skills or confronting old challenges. Many have struggled just to

Justina Jaruševičiūtė ~ Silhouettes

Justina Jaruševičiūtė may become known as the woman with all the accents, but she follows in the footsteps of another accented individual who shares her initials.  Inspired by an Echo Collective concert performance of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s and Thilo Heinzmann’s album 12 conversations,

Justina Jaruševičiūtė ~ Silhouettes

Justina Jaruševičiūtė may become known as the woman with all the accents, but she follows in the footsteps of another accented individual who shares her initials.  Inspired by an Echo Collective concert performance of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s and Thilo Heinzmann’s album 12 conversations,

*Press A* ~ Metamorphosis

It’s always great when composers take that extra step in musical world-building, and Metamorphosis is a grand example of it. Based on the Franz Kafka short novel first published in 1915, the game delves into themes of alienation and isolation

*Press A* ~ Metamorphosis

It’s always great when composers take that extra step in musical world-building, and Metamorphosis is a grand example of it. Based on the Franz Kafka short novel first published in 1915, the game delves into themes of alienation and isolation

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is

Clark ~ Playground in a Lake

Playground in a Lake is about climate change, the loss of innocence and the death of humanity: a concept album about the last person on earth.  In tone, the album recalls Last Days’ The Safety of the North, although the finale is