Travelogue: A Modern Classical Sunday with Bigo & Twigetti

It is a cool, rainy Sunday in the mid-Atlantic, a grey day just tinged by the last embers of fading fall colors – a perfect setting to turn inwards and cozy up to some contemplative modern and post-classical sounds. London-based boutique label Bigo & Twigetti has us generously covered in that regard. If that sounds…

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A Sense of Place: Bluets by Ah! Kosmos & Büşra Kayıkçı

Absence makes the heart grow fonder may have become a hackneyed phrase over the years, but it acknowledges a poignant truth that is at the heart of a remote collaboration between sound artist & composer Başak Günak, aka Ah! Kosmos, and pianist/composer Büşra Kayıkçı. Distance magnifies the people and things you miss most is the…

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Duologue: A conversation with Brueder Selke

Currently based in Potsdam, Germany, Sebastian and Daniel Selke began releasing music together under the moniker of CEEYS, a portmanteau that references their primary instruments (Sebastian on cello and Daniel on keyboards). Born in East Berlin before the wall fell dividing it from the West, much of the music these two very talented brothers created has…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Beside You by Hoshiko Yamane

Hoshiko Yamane is a Japanese composer who has been based in Berlin since 2006, a city she was attracted to through her love of Bach and Brahms. Perhaps most famously, she has toured regularly as a violinist with Tangerine Dream and worked with singer/actress Jane Birkin, but she has been involved in many other contemporary…

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PREMIERE: Marienborn by Brueder Selke

Born in East Berlin before the wall fell dividing it from the West, and now based in Potsdam, brothers Sebastian & Daniel Selke began releasing music together under the moniker of CEEYS, a clever portmanteau that references their primary instruments (Sebastian on cello and Daniel on keyboards). Their last album, 2020’s Hausmusik (Neue Mesiter), marked…

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Travelogue: A Headphone Matinee

Who doesn’t enjoy curling up on the sofa over a weekend and taking in a film or binge watching a great television show? You can certainly do that with the productions shown here, but the focus of our little travelogue is the music that was created for each by a group of composers whose solo…

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PREMIERE: Dum Aurora Finem Daret by Orange and Mountains

Formed four years ago after a chance meeting at a gathering in Aachen, Germany, Orange and Mountains is a project which founders Edoardo De Din and Lorenzo Pesci describe as “a musical conversation between two musicians, sound designers, producers, and friends”. Of course there is no conversation without language, and in the short time they…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: At the End of the Day, It Felt Like a Goodbye by Sven Laux and Logic Moon

Sven Laux is a German composer and freelance sound designer based in Berlin who takes a cinematic approach to electronic ambient music built on a modern classical framework of violin, cello, and piano. Tobias Lorsbach is an artist from Mainz with a background in multiple genres including techno and metal who makes guitar oriented ambient…

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Sound Impression: Basic Colours by Edward Sikorski

By his own admission, German composer & sound designer Edward Sikorski has thus far taken a relatively simple approach to his solo work born as much of impatience and practical limitations as aesthetic choice. By introducing a collaborative element on his new EP entitled Basic Colours, however, he has been finally been able to realize…

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