Category Archives: Modern Composition

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Sarah Neufeld ~ Detritus

If there’s a problem with solely reviewing music we like, it’s that sometimes we struggle with the levels of enthusiasm we bring to writing about a particular project. At A Closer Listen, we don’t spend time writing about records that

Odalie ~ Derrière l’Écran

Odalie returns to TELESKOP with her second EP, Derrière l’Écran (Behind the Screen).  The set’s title references the multi-media nature of the work, which includes visualizations by Alma Alta, and even a tote bag for those who are interested.  Once the

Odalie ~ Derrière l’Écran

Odalie returns to TELESKOP with her second EP, Derrière l’Écran (Behind the Screen).  The set’s title references the multi-media nature of the work, which includes visualizations by Alma Alta, and even a tote bag for those who are interested.  Once the

Laura Masotto ~ WE

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have the opportunity to decide again whom we want to be.  Will we concentrate on ourselves: the opportunity to gather, to drink, to insist on the most selfish of our rights?  Or might

Laura Masotto ~ WE

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have the opportunity to decide again whom we want to be.  Will we concentrate on ourselves: the opportunity to gather, to drink, to insist on the most selfish of our rights?  Or might

Tomasz Sroczynski ~ Symphony n°2 / Highlander

There can be only one.  For anyone familiar with the film, the word highlander will always conjure images of epic fantasy, swords and beheadings.  It’s a good thing the new album from Polish violinist Tomasz Sroczynski has the drama to match.  As part of

Tomasz Sroczynski ~ Symphony n°2 / Highlander

There can be only one.  For anyone familiar with the film, the word highlander will always conjure images of epic fantasy, swords and beheadings.  It’s a good thing the new album from Polish violinist Tomasz Sroczynski has the drama to match.  As part of

Simon Leoza ~ Albatross

It’s a bold move to name your debut album after a bird that is best known in popular culture as being a burden or an obstacle. You don’t have to be familiar with the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem (or the

Simon Leoza ~ Albatross

It’s a bold move to name your debut album after a bird that is best known in popular culture as being a burden or an obstacle. You don’t have to be familiar with the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem (or the

Icebreaker 2021 Series

The U.K.’s 12-strong Icebreaker ensemble has been performing for over thirty years now, and is doing a victory lap of sorts in 2021 with the release of months singles from its extensive repertoire.  Some pieces are old, some new, some unreleased, and

Icebreaker 2021 Series

The U.K.’s 12-strong Icebreaker ensemble has been performing for over thirty years now, and is doing a victory lap of sorts in 2021 with the release of months singles from its extensive repertoire.  Some pieces are old, some new, some unreleased, and