Posts Tagged: Bedroom Community

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

Electronic Observations 2014 #2

I usually try to highlight new artists to this column, aware that given a mere ten or so reviews per month it’s probably better not to repeat myself. This month, things have fallen out a little differently with several artists

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Modern Composition

This may be called Neoclassical, Modern Classical or Modern Compostion, but everyone knows what it is: classical music for a modern generation.  When it comes to honoring remarkable writing and playing, Modern Compostion is the genre to which we turn.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Modern Composition

This may be called Neoclassical, Modern Classical or Modern Compostion, but everyone knows what it is: classical music for a modern generation.  When it comes to honoring remarkable writing and playing, Modern Compostion is the genre to which we turn.

Daníel Bjarnason ~ Over Light Earth

I first encountered the work of Daníel Bjarnason in 2008, when I picked up a CD, unheard, in a Reykjavik shoppe.  The suite “All Sounds to Silence Come” was immediately enthralling, and I suspected that the young composer might be the

Daníel Bjarnason ~ Over Light Earth

I first encountered the work of Daníel Bjarnason in 2008, when I picked up a CD, unheard, in a Reykjavik shoppe.  The suite “All Sounds to Silence Come” was immediately enthralling, and I suspected that the young composer might be the