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.

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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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simply three smith

Think you can’t mix strings with beat boxing? Think again. Zack Clark and Nick Villalobos of string trio Simply Three team up with beatboxer Jeff Smith in a new video that puts most major label treatments to shame.

Covering Ed … [Read More]

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streep

Was there ever any other choice? Oscar winner Meryl Streep who’s played every legendary role Margaret Thatcher, to Anna Wintour-like Devil Wears Prada — will play another legend in opera icon Maria Callas in a film version of Terrence McNally’s … [Read More]

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