Category Archives: Modern Composition

Bruno Bavota ~ RE_CORDIS

Last year, we were pleased to see one of our favorite pianists honored with a “best of” compilation.  This year, Bruno Bavota returns with acoustic versions of some of his top songs (many also found on Impression, but not all), as well

Bruno Bavota ~ RE_CORDIS

Last year, we were pleased to see one of our favorite pianists honored with a “best of” compilation.  This year, Bruno Bavota returns with acoustic versions of some of his top songs (many also found on Impression, but not all), as well

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the