Category Archives: Modern Composition

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Nordic Affect ~ He(a)r

H(ear) is an album close to our hearts, as it invites a closer listen, reflecting the philosophy of our site.  The women of Nordic Affect continue to beguile as they present a multitude of works by female composers ~ including for the first time

Nordic Affect ~ He(a)r

H(ear) is an album close to our hearts, as it invites a closer listen, reflecting the philosophy of our site.  The women of Nordic Affect continue to beguile as they present a multitude of works by female composers ~ including for the first time

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and