Category Archives: Modern Composition

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Happy Birthday

The Republic of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1944.  To mark the occasion, Plïnkï Plønkï has prepared an album that sounds like a party, packed with birthday songs addressed to people who share their names.  The idea is that people

Jonah Sirota ~ STRONG SAD

An elegy is typically written for a person who has died, but the form is fluid and can be applied to other loses as well: the end of a relationship, of innocence, of an era.  The title of violist Jonah Sirota‘s

Jonah Sirota ~ STRONG SAD

An elegy is typically written for a person who has died, but the form is fluid and can be applied to other loses as well: the end of a relationship, of innocence, of an era.  The title of violist Jonah Sirota‘s

Zach Abramson, Derek Muro and David Perlick-Molinari ~ All For a Few Good Waves OST

This lovely summer set began as the score to an acclaimed 15-minute documentary about famed surfer/graphic designer David Carson.  In a rare turn, the full score is longer than the film, and has its own distinctive appeal.  Freed from the

Zach Abramson, Derek Muro and David Perlick-Molinari ~ All For a Few Good Waves OST

This lovely summer set began as the score to an acclaimed 15-minute documentary about famed surfer/graphic designer David Carson.  In a rare turn, the full score is longer than the film, and has its own distinctive appeal.  Freed from the

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Goldmund ~ Occasus

The great leap forward for the development of the piano was that, unlike its predecessor the harpsichord, the volume of an individual note could be controlled by the weight used to hit the key (the name itself comes from pianoforte,

Goldmund ~ Occasus

The great leap forward for the development of the piano was that, unlike its predecessor the harpsichord, the volume of an individual note could be controlled by the weight used to hit the key (the name itself comes from pianoforte,

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Terje Isungset ~ Beauty of Winter

It’s almost summer, an odd time to release an album titled Beauty of Winter.  But despite its cold pedigree, the music sounds warm.  The sound of an ice pick may remind some of shave ice, a summer treat drawn from the

Terje Isungset ~ Beauty of Winter

It’s almost summer, an odd time to release an album titled Beauty of Winter.  But despite its cold pedigree, the music sounds warm.  The sound of an ice pick may remind some of shave ice, a summer treat drawn from the