Category Archives: Modern Composition

Jeff Russo ~ Legion

The first season has just ended, and we already miss it.  Legion is one of the best comic book productions we’ve ever seen ~ only eight episodes, but ever so creative, so mysterious, so stunning.  The song selection is a big

Jeff Russo ~ Legion

The first season has just ended, and we already miss it.  Legion is one of the best comic book productions we’ve ever seen ~ only eight episodes, but ever so creative, so mysterious, so stunning.  The song selection is a big

Fabrizio Paterlini ~ Secret Book

After enchanting us with solo piano works for many years, Fabrizio Paterlini has expanded his ensemble.  While some chapters of his Secret Book have been written for the ivories alone, others include roles for string quartet, synthesizer and programmed drums.  This is not an

Fabrizio Paterlini ~ Secret Book

After enchanting us with solo piano works for many years, Fabrizio Paterlini has expanded his ensemble.  While some chapters of his Secret Book have been written for the ivories alone, others include roles for string quartet, synthesizer and programmed drums.  This is not an

Christoph Berg ~ Conversations

Conversations is the latest in the Sonic Pieces series of handmade color-coded albums.  We’re calling this the chocolate one.  It’s the first Sonic Pieces release from violinist Christoph Berg, as well as the artist’s second release of the season, arriving on the

Christoph Berg ~ Conversations

Conversations is the latest in the Sonic Pieces series of handmade color-coded albums.  We’re calling this the chocolate one.  It’s the first Sonic Pieces release from violinist Christoph Berg, as well as the artist’s second release of the season, arriving on the

Jordan Hall ~ How to Listen to Machines: Songs for Violin and Noise

In prior centuries, composers heard music in the sounds of nature:  birds, water, wind.  Modern composers hear music in machines.  New York City’s Jordan Hall finds inspiration in subways, generators and refrigeration fans, and composes violin pieces that integrate these sounds.  How

Jordan Hall ~ How to Listen to Machines: Songs for Violin and Noise

In prior centuries, composers heard music in the sounds of nature:  birds, water, wind.  Modern composers hear music in machines.  New York City’s Jordan Hall finds inspiration in subways, generators and refrigeration fans, and composes violin pieces that integrate these sounds.  How

Stefan Wesolowski ~ Rite of the End

Rite of the End is the seventh edition of Ici d’ailleurs’ ongoing Mind Travels series and the second for Stefan Wesolowski following the reissue of Kompleta.  He’s come a long way since that debut set and even more since Liebestod.  The latest collection holds together beautifully from

Stefan Wesolowski ~ Rite of the End

Rite of the End is the seventh edition of Ici d’ailleurs’ ongoing Mind Travels series and the second for Stefan Wesolowski following the reissue of Kompleta.  He’s come a long way since that debut set and even more since Liebestod.  The latest collection holds together beautifully from

Shinya Sugimoto & Jeremy Young with Julia Kent ~ Total Fiction

We’re not sure if we can call three luminaries a supergroup, but at the very least, Shinya Sugimoto, Jeremy Young and Julia Kent form a super trio.  In 2016, it was just Sugimoto and Young performing live; this time, piano, guitar and

Shinya Sugimoto & Jeremy Young with Julia Kent ~ Total Fiction

We’re not sure if we can call three luminaries a supergroup, but at the very least, Shinya Sugimoto, Jeremy Young and Julia Kent form a super trio.  In 2016, it was just Sugimoto and Young performing live; this time, piano, guitar and

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Interview

Leading up to this Friday’s release of Dissonance, we check in with Valgeir Sigurðsson to unlock the secrets of the new album. The composer speaks about the genesis of his music as well as current conditions in Iceland and the mood of the world.

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Interview

Leading up to this Friday’s release of Dissonance, we check in with Valgeir Sigurðsson to unlock the secrets of the new album. The composer speaks about the genesis of his music as well as current conditions in Iceland and the mood of the world.