Category Archives: Modern Composition

Sven Helbig ~ Tres Momentos

Tres Momentos is a unique release from a unique composer, whose previous works have ranged from choral to electronic.  The current stringed suite is a live performance, inspired by the I Ching and accompanied by a pensive puppetry video.  Directors Omayra Martínez Garzón and

Sven Helbig ~ Tres Momentos

Tres Momentos is a unique release from a unique composer, whose previous works have ranged from choral to electronic.  The current stringed suite is a live performance, inspired by the I Ching and accompanied by a pensive puppetry video.  Directors Omayra Martínez Garzón and

Zoë Keating ~ Snowmelt

Zoë Keating burst on the scene in the century’s first decade.  As a “one woman cello orchestra,” she had a distinctive sound and look, perfectly positioned to cross over.  But after her well-received 2010 album Into the Trees, her output stopped.  Save

Zoë Keating ~ Snowmelt

Zoë Keating burst on the scene in the century’s first decade.  As a “one woman cello orchestra,” she had a distinctive sound and look, perfectly positioned to cross over.  But after her well-received 2010 album Into the Trees, her output stopped.  Save

Jane Antonia Cornish ~ Constellations

The title of Constellations, the new album from British composer Jane Antonia Cornish, is a fitting descriptor of the music. The five compositions exude a cosmic feeling, while Cornish’s structures and motifs reflect the human tendency to see patterns in

Jane Antonia Cornish ~ Constellations

The title of Constellations, the new album from British composer Jane Antonia Cornish, is a fitting descriptor of the music. The five compositions exude a cosmic feeling, while Cornish’s structures and motifs reflect the human tendency to see patterns in

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Luke Howard ~ Open Heart Story

Is it possible to retain a sense of intimacy – even isolation – when backed by a 23-strong orchestra? Through his short yet prolific career, Luke Howard has distinguished his piano-based work amidst a sea of imitators by its variety

Resina ~ Traces

Two years ago we were introduced to Warsaw cellist Resina (Karolina Rec) through her hair ~ stark black on the album cover, bright red in the press photo.  The pair of images spoke directly to her music, a combination of

Resina ~ Traces

Two years ago we were introduced to Warsaw cellist Resina (Karolina Rec) through her hair ~ stark black on the album cover, bright red in the press photo.  The pair of images spoke directly to her music, a combination of

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern

Rachel Grimes ~ The Doctor From India

Rachel Grimes first came to prominence as the composer of a soundtrack that utilised a piano and small ensemble – Rachel’s Music for Egon Schiele, written for a stage play and which is rightfully regarded as a masterpiece of modern

Ben Chatwin ~ Staccato Signals

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Talvihorros.  With his third album under his own name, Ben Chatwin has finally pushed his sound so far that he’s established a new identity.  Staccato Signals sounds like three cars crashing, each from a different genre.  But

Ben Chatwin ~ Staccato Signals

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Talvihorros.  With his third album under his own name, Ben Chatwin has finally pushed his sound so far that he’s established a new identity.  Staccato Signals sounds like three cars crashing, each from a different genre.  But