Category Archives: Modern Composition

James Heather ~ Invisible Forces

The piano is the ultimate instrument of introspection. Few other solo instruments come close to the near-orchestral range of register and timbre, or have a design that so clearly and intuitively lays out what’s possible; and no solo instrument comes

James Heather ~ Invisible Forces

The piano is the ultimate instrument of introspection. Few other solo instruments come close to the near-orchestral range of register and timbre, or have a design that so clearly and intuitively lays out what’s possible; and no solo instrument comes

Blair Coron ~ Cairn

The past is always with us, remembered or not.  The past etches itself in faces and folklore, in the curve of the land and the cuttings of the sea.  And while most of our memories fall away, many are worth

Blair Coron ~ Cairn

The past is always with us, remembered or not.  The past etches itself in faces and folklore, in the curve of the land and the cuttings of the sea.  And while most of our memories fall away, many are worth

Mari Samuelsen ~ LYS

Living in Norway, one thinks often about light: the sun’s absence in winter, its bright return in spring.  Mari Samuelsen notes our spiritual connection to light, as found in folk traditions, rituals and holidays.  We all long for the light, physical and

Mari Samuelsen ~ LYS

Living in Norway, one thinks often about light: the sun’s absence in winter, its bright return in spring.  Mari Samuelsen notes our spiritual connection to light, as found in folk traditions, rituals and holidays.  We all long for the light, physical and

Scott Ordway/SOLI Chamber Ensemble ~ The Clearing and the Forest

Before COVID, a refugee crisis was brewing on the U.S./Mexico border.  Although the news cycle moved on, the same crisis is ongoing, one of many across the globe.  Today there are over 82 million refugees in the world, and over

Scott Ordway/SOLI Chamber Ensemble ~ The Clearing and the Forest

Before COVID, a refugee crisis was brewing on the U.S./Mexico border.  Although the news cycle moved on, the same crisis is ongoing, one of many across the globe.  Today there are over 82 million refugees in the world, and over

Vanessa Wagner ~ A Study of the Invisible

In a career stretching back to the mid-90s, Vanessa Wagner has performed and released music by an impressively diverse roster of composers including Mozart, Lizst and Scriabin. More recently she’s been exploring minimalism in all its forms in a series

Vanessa Wagner ~ A Study of the Invisible

In a career stretching back to the mid-90s, Vanessa Wagner has performed and released music by an impressively diverse roster of composers including Mozart, Lizst and Scriabin. More recently she’s been exploring minimalism in all its forms in a series

Jon Natchez ~ Luzzu [official soundtrack]

Some may have missed this independent Maltese film when it was released last year, but every reviewer loved it; the Rotten Tomatoes score stands at 100%.  The film has a lot in common with Oscar winner Coda; Luzzu addresses family struggles,

Jon Natchez ~ Luzzu [official soundtrack]

Some may have missed this independent Maltese film when it was released last year, but every reviewer loved it; the Rotten Tomatoes score stands at 100%.  The film has a lot in common with Oscar winner Coda; Luzzu addresses family struggles,

Adrian Copeland ~ If This Were My Body

All too often in the digital age, the stories behind albums are lost, especially those of instrumental albums.  A key is pressed, music drops into one’s account, but there are no liner notes.  The concept behind Adrian Copeland‘s latest release is

Adrian Copeland ~ If This Were My Body

All too often in the digital age, the stories behind albums are lost, especially those of instrumental albums.  A key is pressed, music drops into one’s account, but there are no liner notes.  The concept behind Adrian Copeland‘s latest release is

Luke Howard ~ All of Us

“The Opening of the Gates,” the first single from Luke Howard‘s All of Us, sounds a note of relief and muted triumph, imagining the end of quarantine restrictions and the resumption of an old life ~ or the beginning of a new

Luke Howard ~ All of Us

“The Opening of the Gates,” the first single from Luke Howard‘s All of Us, sounds a note of relief and muted triumph, imagining the end of quarantine restrictions and the resumption of an old life ~ or the beginning of a new