Anna Thorvaldsottir's Aerial

To say that Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsottir’s major label debut Aerial is as wispy and light-hearted as its titles suggests couldn’t be anything further from the truth. Right from the very start of Thorvaldsottir’s Aerial, the gravity of the record … [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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solstice music the echo society

Solstice, the summer’s most intriguing night of contemporary works is set to happen June 29 courtesy of THE ECHO SOCIETY. Featuring a bevy of popular LA-based composers, Solstice will feature works and appearances by popular Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Eirikur … [Read More]

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david lang i live in pain

Composer David Lang’s latest frolic takes us into the psychology and purity of love with a little help from vocal quartet Anonymous 4 on his new piece “I Live In Pain” off the upcoming album Love Fail out MAY 27 … [Read More]

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Kronos Quartet

Hot off of their last recording with The National’s Bryce Dessner debut composer record Aheym, The Kronos Quartet return with their new headlining album A Thousand Thoughts, due out this April. The first revealed track off the record has … [Read More]

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Dobrinka Tabakoba's string paths

Winner:  Dobrinka Tabakova – String Paths (ECM Records)

Runner-up: Daniel Bjarnason – Over Light Earth (Bedroom Community)

Let’s face it – “contemporary composers” are a dime a dozen nowadays and its becoming increasingly difficult to say which in time will … [Read More]

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Federico Albanese


Since drawing immense buzz for the leak of his track “Carousel #3” off his upcoming debut LP, Italian Composer Federico Albanese has been hot on the radar of contemporary classical fans. Albanese is further justifying that hype with an incredibly … [Read More]

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Bryce Dessner

An unlisted teaser for The National’s Bryce Dessner’s upcoming new classical album on Deutsche Grammophon was released today. The video provided by Dessner’s management officially confirms that indeed it will be Dessner’s first recorded release written for orchestra.

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Chris Bono

October must be the hot month for choral lovers with newly announced releases from both contemporary composers Eric Whitacre and now Christopher Bono.  Of note are the two new original works from Bono, entitled “Unity” and “The Unexcelled Mantra,” both … [Read More]

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