Album Stream: BLOMMA

When thinking of hotbeds of neoclassical and electronic music around the world, cities like London and Berlin may spring first to mind, but right in the American heartland there is a cadre of musicians staking their own claim to this burgeoning genre. Among them are Jacob Pavek and Philip Daniel who have teamed up on…

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Duologue: A conversation with Jacob Pavek

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jacob Pavek began his journey as a modern classical recording artist in 2012 with his acclaimed debut album Bloom. He followed that up in 2015 with a moving collection of tender solo piano pieces and duets with violinist Leah Ottman entitled Illume on Unperceived Records as well as a soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated documentary ‘Hello, Montevideo‘ which showed his more…

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Travelogue 2019.02.10: Modern Classical Sunday

On a sunny & brisk February Sunday nestled between a false spring and a forecast of cold rain, this travelogue finds a pocket of stillness to showcase a wonderful new quartet  of neoclassical releases sure to be worth your time & attention. Featuring Jacob Pavek, John Hayes, Nathan Shubert, and Ô Lake (Sylvain Texier).

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Jacob Pavek – Illume [Unperceived Records]

Minnesota born composer Jacob Pavek follows up his promising 2012 debut Bloom with a lovely new album just released by Unperceived Records, a label recently founded by Harnes Kretzer. Illume is a collection of solo piano pieces and duets with violinist Leah Ottman that is unapologetic in its embrace of romantic sentiment, but many modern classical listeners may enjoy it for just…

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