Category Archives: Modern Composition

Tiny Leaves ~ Alone, not alone

Tiny Leaves (Joel Nathaniel Pike) has been working up to his latest release over the past three years, creating anticipation through the release of 3 sparkling singles and a remix EP.  The first single, “The Fullness of Things …” (which

Tiny Leaves ~ Alone, not alone

Tiny Leaves (Joel Nathaniel Pike) has been working up to his latest release over the past three years, creating anticipation through the release of 3 sparkling singles and a remix EP.  The first single, “The Fullness of Things …” (which

Colin Stetson ~ Color Out of Space OST

The score launches with a creepy, gooey miasma, as if some lugubrious extraterrestrial force were seeping into our soil and souls.  And as a matter of fact, it is!  The glissandos and rustlings of opening set piece “West of Arkham”

Colin Stetson ~ Color Out of Space OST

The score launches with a creepy, gooey miasma, as if some lugubrious extraterrestrial force were seeping into our soil and souls.  And as a matter of fact, it is!  The glissandos and rustlings of opening set piece “West of Arkham”

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2019 Leftovers: Pine

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. Over the coming days we present two albums that would have been

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2019 Leftovers: Pine

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. Over the coming days we present two albums that would have been

still life ~ for a long time i went to bed early

Providence, RI composer still life (Daniel Fine) has made a huge jump forward in a short period of time.  2017’s EP somewhere in new york focused on piano, while for a long time i went to bed early incorporates spoken words and a slowly expanding tonal

still life ~ for a long time i went to bed early

Providence, RI composer still life (Daniel Fine) has made a huge jump forward in a short period of time.  2017’s EP somewhere in new york focused on piano, while for a long time i went to bed early incorporates spoken words and a slowly expanding tonal

Jochen Tiberius Koch ~ Astoria

Astoria is the second concept album in as many years from Jochen Tiberius Koch, whose last album was a reflection on Walden.  The new subject is the Astoria Hotel, once a crown jewel of Leipzig architecture and hospitality.  While tracing the history

Jochen Tiberius Koch ~ Astoria

Astoria is the second concept album in as many years from Jochen Tiberius Koch, whose last album was a reflection on Walden.  The new subject is the Astoria Hotel, once a crown jewel of Leipzig architecture and hospitality.  While tracing the history

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Perhaps more than any other musical genre, modern composition speaks to all seasons (thank you, Vivaldi!).  Whatever hemisphere you’re living in, you’ll find some music here to match your climate.  Others may be living in winter while dreaming of spring;

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

Perhaps more than any other musical genre, modern composition speaks to all seasons (thank you, Vivaldi!).  Whatever hemisphere you’re living in, you’ll find some music here to match your climate.  Others may be living in winter while dreaming of spring;

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music

A Closer Listen’s Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade

How does one decide between piano and orchestra, between the lugubrious and buoyant?  The modern composition genre offers a wide range of timbres and emotions, and is the only genre we cover that is also recognized by the major music