ACTE II Opera

Reality-variety show America’s Got Talent is far from a breeding ground for budding opera stars, but Queens based operatic duo ACTE II probably pulled the best shot for an Opera-ized act to have a mainstream appeal.

ACTE II was far … [Read More]

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Kiasmos

The tag team of composer Olafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen of Faroe Islands band Bloodgroup, otherwise known as Kiasmos have unveiled the first single “Burnt” off their long-awaited self-titled debut LP on Erased Tapes Records.

“Burnt” is rugged and harsh, … [Read More]

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A Winged Victory for the sullen

After releasing one of the year’s best tracks in contemporary/post classical, A Winged Victory for The Sullen, announced the release of their new upcoming album ATOMOS due this October on Erased Tapes Records. The composer duo also released a snipped … [Read More]

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olafur arnalds piano love

You may find it surprising that longtime composer Ólafur Arnalds himself has limitations when it comes to the piano. As Arnalds explains during the Montreux Jazz Festival, you won’t be hearing him play traditional works anytime soon.

Arnalds, shares a … [Read More]

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fireworks drone

After you have had the letdown that is typical of most 4th of July spectacles, witness the beauty of flying through a firework show with a quad copter drone outfitted with a GoPro. Add in a little “Con Te Partirò” … [Read More]

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lykke li piano

Without realizing it, listeners are instantly hooked to Lykke Li’s lead single off her new album I Never Learn through the song’s first two chords alone. Pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales dissects the instrumental background behind “No Rest For the … [Read More]

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Nils Frahm Screws

Arguably the best ambient/soft-touch piano miniatures album of the last 5 years and one of the most underrated hidden gems in all of post-classical, composer Nils Frahm’s SCREWS album indelibly has a soft spot in many listeners’ hearts.

The album … [Read More]

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hidden composer photos

Ever wondered what your favorite composer did in his off-time? Wondered what he looked like outside of his portrait garbs? Well prepare for disappointment, because not much to see here other than guys who wear suits 95% of the day.… [Read More]

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Nas orchestra

For those who don’t think rap and classical can mix need to look no further than a surprise performance by Nas following a show by comedian Dave Chappelle at Radio City last week.

As a large screen at the back … [Read More]

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Kira Kira

Icelandic artist Kira Kira is one of many must-see contemporary composers to catch at the upcoming Summer Solstice festival in Los Angeles. An equally impressive visual artist as she is sound wise, Kira Kira will be debuting a composition for … [Read More]

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