Category Archives: Modern Composition

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Iris

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s third studio album, Iris, wilts in the winter and blossoms once again in the ripening of spring. With surprising additions and slightly harsher elements, Iris is a sub-zero score, and while it may be cold outside, the

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen ~ Iris

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s third studio album, Iris, wilts in the winter and blossoms once again in the ripening of spring. With surprising additions and slightly harsher elements, Iris is a sub-zero score, and while it may be cold outside, the

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Jonas Colstrup ~ Between sound and silence (Video Premiere and Review)

Slow down, says Jonas Colstrup without words in this world premiere video, perfect for the changing of the seasons and years.  It’s one of two lead tracks from the upcoming Between sound and silence, which Colstrup describes as “a soundtrack for contemplation and the

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Jonas Colstrup ~ Between sound and silence (Video Premiere and Review)

Slow down, says Jonas Colstrup without words in this world premiere video, perfect for the changing of the seasons and years.  It’s one of two lead tracks from the upcoming Between sound and silence, which Colstrup describes as “a soundtrack for contemplation and the

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Various Artists ~ Anticipation of an Uncertain Future

How wonderful to wake up in a new year with new music!  Preserved Sound has just posted a brand-new compilation with a fitting title, Anticipation of an Uncertain Future.  The sounds are soothing, peaceful and above all, hopeful ~ a perfect

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Various Artists ~ Anticipation of an Uncertain Future

How wonderful to wake up in a new year with new music!  Preserved Sound has just posted a brand-new compilation with a fitting title, Anticipation of an Uncertain Future.  The sounds are soothing, peaceful and above all, hopeful ~ a perfect

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

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ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

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ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

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ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

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Mica Levi ~ Jackie OST

Mica Levi first came to prominence in the occasionally punky, often arty, and sometimes shambolic Micachu And The Shapes.  She was not the obvious choice to compose the score to Jonathan Glazer’s stylistic sci-fi movie Under The Skin. But there was clearly more

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Mica Levi ~ Jackie OST

Mica Levi first came to prominence in the occasionally punky, often arty, and sometimes shambolic Micachu And The Shapes.  She was not the obvious choice to compose the score to Jonathan Glazer’s stylistic sci-fi movie Under The Skin. But there was clearly more

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Chris Abrahams ~ Climb

Although he has a string of solo releases behind him, Chris Abrahams is probably best known as the pianist of that Australian powerhouse of improvisational music, The Necks. With his parent group recently celebrating its 30th anniversary with a string

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Chris Abrahams ~ Climb

Although he has a string of solo releases behind him, Chris Abrahams is probably best known as the pianist of that Australian powerhouse of improvisational music, The Necks. With his parent group recently celebrating its 30th anniversary with a string