VIDEO PREMIERE: III by Collisions

A coming together of a musical kind, Collisions is a new project from pianist/clarinetist Tom Hodge, multi-instrumentalist Ciaran Morahan, and drummer Ollie Howell that lives up to its name, a meeting of creative forces that creates a dynamic exchange of energy. The origins of the project go all the way back to 2009 when Hodge produced a…

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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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Sound Impression: Muqataea Reworks by Francesca Guccione

For her 2021 opus Muqataea, Italian composer & violinist Francesca Guccione blended strings with synths, beats, and audio samples to present a vibrant neoclassical vision of her Sicilian hometown of Modica.The title of the album is a word which means county in Arabic, a nod to the region’s history prior to being established as a…

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A Sense of Place: Rift by Hugar

Known as The Land of Fire and Ice, few places contain more wonder per square mile than Iceland. The only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea-level, its central volcanic plateau is constantly erupting. For longtime friends Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson who make up the duo Hugar, there is musical inspiration to…

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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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VIDEO PREMIERE: Untold by Wave of Sound & vaghy

Fusing together the sound of two artists on the vanguard of the Hungarian modern classical music scene, “Untold” is a collaboration between Andor Sanderson who goes by the moniker Wave of Sound and pianist/composer Tamás Vághy aka vaghy, a composer and pianist whose own “abandoned forest” was premiered here not long ago in parallel with…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Repitition by Sven Helbig

Sven Helbig is a German composer, producer and arranger with a body of work that spans many genres and geographies. He has composed orchestral and choral works for the stage, performed live electronic music in ensemble settings, and collaborated with a breathtakingly diverse array of prominent artists ranging from classical and jazz to industrial-metal, hip-hop,…

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ALBUM PREMIERE: I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say, so Listen by Maciej Sadowski

Maciej Sadowski is a double bass player, composer and session musician with experience across a wide swath of genres with a special emphasis and passion for jazz. As a performer he has appeared with various ensembles on stages across Poland and Europe and participated in a number of international projects. As a composer, Sadowski works…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Transformotion by Manu Delago

From sitting behind his first drum kit at the age of 2 to mastering classical percussion, jazz drums, and composition in his formal education, Manu Delago built a foundation for what is turning out to be quite a unique musical journey. As a collaborator he has worked with an astoundingly diverse constellation of luminaries like…

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