Category Archives: Modern Composition

Peter Gregson ~ Quartets: One-Four

Quartets: One-Four is a dream come true for Peter Gregson, a long-time goal achieved.  From 2016-17, the cellist released a pair of string quartet EPs, but had always hoped to compile “a quartet of quartets.”  The new music added this year completes

Peter Gregson ~ Quartets: One-Four

Quartets: One-Four is a dream come true for Peter Gregson, a long-time goal achieved.  From 2016-17, the cellist released a pair of string quartet EPs, but had always hoped to compile “a quartet of quartets.”  The new music added this year completes

John Hayes ~ Beautifully Lost Mind

A perennial part of the human experience is trying to figure out an answer to a superficially simple question: “Who am I?” Philosophers and theologians have long wrestled with this problem and unfortunately—spoiler alert—you’re not going to find an answer

John Hayes ~ Beautifully Lost Mind

A perennial part of the human experience is trying to figure out an answer to a superficially simple question: “Who am I?” Philosophers and theologians have long wrestled with this problem and unfortunately—spoiler alert—you’re not going to find an answer

Evgueni Galperine ~ Theory of Becoming

With Theory of Becoming, the Ukrainian-Russian composer Evgueni Galperine has come full circle.  He was once asked to write film music based on a series of stills, and at the Gent album premiere, four filmmakers were asked to “create images in response to

Evgueni Galperine ~ Theory of Becoming

With Theory of Becoming, the Ukrainian-Russian composer Evgueni Galperine has come full circle.  He was once asked to write film music based on a series of stills, and at the Gent album premiere, four filmmakers were asked to “create images in response to

Adriaan Swerts ~ One

For those of us high up in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in and the temperature has begun falling towards its winter low. We’re more than usually aware of the cold to come: the heat that we’ve taken

Adriaan Swerts ~ One

For those of us high up in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in and the temperature has begun falling towards its winter low. We’re more than usually aware of the cold to come: the heat that we’ve taken

Nonsemble ~ Archaeopteryx

2022 might be the Year of the Birds.  First came the massive compilation For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, then Christopher Tin’s opera The Lost Birds, and now Nonsemble‘s Archaeopteryx.  Many of today’s birds – even some of the most popular ones –

Nonsemble ~ Archaeopteryx

2022 might be the Year of the Birds.  First came the massive compilation For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, then Christopher Tin’s opera The Lost Birds, and now Nonsemble‘s Archaeopteryx.  Many of today’s birds – even some of the most popular ones –

Angus MacRae ~ Vivarium

Enter the Vivarium, a place forgotten, lost in the folds of the subconscious like a J.M. Barrie memory.  This is the land to which one escaped as a child: a colorful wonderland of imagination and endless possibility.  Sometimes the vivarium was

Angus MacRae ~ Vivarium

Enter the Vivarium, a place forgotten, lost in the folds of the subconscious like a J.M. Barrie memory.  This is the land to which one escaped as a child: a colorful wonderland of imagination and endless possibility.  Sometimes the vivarium was

Alex Velasco ~ Imbued

Alex Velasco is a true child of the world.  The Czech-Phillipine artist was born in Melbourne, moved to Berlin, and financed her first album by packing boxes at Amazon.  Imbued is like one of these boxes, filled with curiosity, wonder, and a

Alex Velasco ~ Imbued

Alex Velasco is a true child of the world.  The Czech-Phillipine artist was born in Melbourne, moved to Berlin, and financed her first album by packing boxes at Amazon.  Imbued is like one of these boxes, filled with curiosity, wonder, and a

Vince Pope ~ Together Apart

Unhappily, we’ve found ourselves unexpectedly familiar with the question of what to do when confronted with a global pandemic and it’s no understatement to say that we’ve all taken different approaches, with different levels of success. Forced by circumstance to

Vince Pope ~ Together Apart

Unhappily, we’ve found ourselves unexpectedly familiar with the question of what to do when confronted with a global pandemic and it’s no understatement to say that we’ve all taken different approaches, with different levels of success. Forced by circumstance to