Category Archives: Modern Composition

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.

Nainita Desai ~ The Reason I Jump

The film release has been delayed to June 18, but we already have an exquisite sneak peak in the music of Nainita Desai.  The Reason I Jump is an elegant study of autism, based on Naoki Higashida’s striking autobiography, written when

Nainita Desai ~ The Reason I Jump

The film release has been delayed to June 18, but we already have an exquisite sneak peak in the music of Nainita Desai.  The Reason I Jump is an elegant study of autism, based on Naoki Higashida’s striking autobiography, written when

Nat Bartsch ~ Hope

One can never have too many albums about hope, especially albums as soothing and life affirming as Australian pianist Nat Bartsch‘s new release.  While listening, one can feel one’s cares drifting away, to the point that one might ask if Bartsch

Nat Bartsch ~ Hope

One can never have too many albums about hope, especially albums as soothing and life affirming as Australian pianist Nat Bartsch‘s new release.  While listening, one can feel one’s cares drifting away, to the point that one might ask if Bartsch

V/A ~ Stills 01

Here’s a unique idea:  ask sound designers to look at works of art and imagine them as movie stills.  Then ask the composers to score the subsequent scenes.  A trio of artists from the String and Tins family selected works

V/A ~ Stills 01

Here’s a unique idea:  ask sound designers to look at works of art and imagine them as movie stills.  Then ask the composers to score the subsequent scenes.  A trio of artists from the String and Tins family selected works