Category Archives: Modern Composition

Hania Rani ~ Music for Film and Theatre

Last year, we named Hania Rani‘s video for “F Major” (directed by Neels Castillon) as one of 2020’s best.  The video was our introduction to this superlative pianist.  The only snag: the artist had just shifted to the vocal arena, while

Hania Rani ~ Music for Film and Theatre

Last year, we named Hania Rani‘s video for “F Major” (directed by Neels Castillon) as one of 2020’s best.  The video was our introduction to this superlative pianist.  The only snag: the artist had just shifted to the vocal arena, while

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Dustin O’Halloran ~ Silfur

A pandemic affords the opportunity for reflection, even in those who prefer to look forward.  Dustin O’Halloran is one of these people, although given his expansive, award-studded history, one would imagine he’d be happy to dwell on his triumphs.  Silfur was recorded

Gaspar Claus ~ Adrienne

Considering how often we’ve typed his name, it’s shocking to realize that Gaspar Claus has never recorded a solo album.  The cellist first came to our attention a decade ago as part of FareWell Poetry ~ a collective whose alumni have continued

Gaspar Claus ~ Adrienne

Considering how often we’ve typed his name, it’s shocking to realize that Gaspar Claus has never recorded a solo album.  The cellist first came to our attention a decade ago as part of FareWell Poetry ~ a collective whose alumni have continued

giant skeletons ~ Von Belkinrode nach Bellingroth: an Audio-Geography

I’m a bit envious of Nico Walser (giant skeletons), who has made great use of his pandemic time in recording an audio geography of his hometown of Engelskirchen, Germany. Such a project has been on my bucket list for a

giant skeletons ~ Von Belkinrode nach Bellingroth: an Audio-Geography

I’m a bit envious of Nico Walser (giant skeletons), who has made great use of his pandemic time in recording an audio geography of his hometown of Engelskirchen, Germany. Such a project has been on my bucket list for a

John Luther Adams ~ Arctic Dreams

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the album is dedicated to environmentalist author Barry Lopez, whose Arctic Dreams (1986) is one of his best-known works.  Not that John Luther Adams is an unfamiliar figure himself; he’s won both the Pulitzer Prize and a

John Luther Adams ~ Arctic Dreams

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the album is dedicated to environmentalist author Barry Lopez, whose Arctic Dreams (1986) is one of his best-known works.  Not that John Luther Adams is an unfamiliar figure himself; he’s won both the Pulitzer Prize and a

Spindle Ensemble ~ Inkling

This beautiful fried egg of an album has been sizzling for a couple years, with a double-sided single in 2019 followed by a third single in 2021.  Now the butter has permeated the recording and the yolk is a gorgeous

Spindle Ensemble ~ Inkling

This beautiful fried egg of an album has been sizzling for a couple years, with a double-sided single in 2019 followed by a third single in 2021.  Now the butter has permeated the recording and the yolk is a gorgeous

Rutger Zuydervelt / Hugo Dijkstal / Peter Hollo ~ BERG (Music for a film by Joke Olthaar)

Described as “an ode to the mountains,” director Joke Olthaar‘s BERG is an enchanting, patient film, shot in black and white to produce vistas of elegance.  Such a film deserves a pristine score, and is graced with not one, but three: the one

Rutger Zuydervelt / Hugo Dijkstal / Peter Hollo ~ BERG (Music for a film by Joke Olthaar)

Described as “an ode to the mountains,” director Joke Olthaar‘s BERG is an enchanting, patient film, shot in black and white to produce vistas of elegance.  Such a film deserves a pristine score, and is graced with not one, but three: the one

Jay Chakravorty ~ A Map With No Memory

A Map With No Memory dances gently across the genres of ambient, electronic, drone and modern composition.  These flirtations reflect the genesis of the compositions, written to reflect the experience of falling in and out of love with people and places.

Jay Chakravorty ~ A Map With No Memory

A Map With No Memory dances gently across the genres of ambient, electronic, drone and modern composition.  These flirtations reflect the genesis of the compositions, written to reflect the experience of falling in and out of love with people and places.