Video Premiere: The Lynx, The Fawn, The Squirrel by Per Störby Jutbring

Born and raised in the small town of Falkenberg by the sea on the west coast of Sweden and now residing in Stockholm, Per Störby Jutbring is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has toured extensively all over the world and worked on an eclectic array of projects and soundtracks ranging from chamber music…

Sound Impression: Peter Broderick Plays Justin Wright

During these difficult days, simple pleasures are something to cherish, all the more so when they are as artistically rewarding as this lovely new offering from First Terrace Records. The A-side of this gem of an EP features Peter Broderick performing a pair of solo piano reworks of songs taken from Canadian cellist Justin Wright‘s…

Premiere: Infinite by Valeska Rautenberg

“My heart melts into rivers … into the infinite until it becomes pure tenderness. My heart, my infinite heart … it always loves.” Born in East Berlin to actor Klaus-Peter Thiele and painter Rosemarie Rautenberg, music was the art form that became Valeska Rautenberg‘s true love leading to a career as an instrumentalist, singer, composer,…

Video Premiere: Piano Textures 5 II by Bruno Sanfilippo

Argentinian pianist & composer Bruno Sanfilippo released Piano Textures 1 in 2007 thus launching a series of thoughtfully sculpted, introspective works that have come to be among the most beloved recordings of his prolific catalog. The arrival of spring will bring with it the fifth volume in the collection recorded by Sanfilippo at his Onix…

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…

Video Premiere: The River Passes, yet the River Remains by Olivia Belli

Born in the Renaissance city of Mantova and now residing in the picturesque Marche region of Italy with her family, pianist & composer Olivia Belli has been playing piano since she was  nine years old.  Her debut full album Where Night Never Comes was released in October 2018 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and since…

Video Premiere: Dreamery by Merganzer

A member of Canadian music group Timber Timbre from 2008-2012 and a part of Agnes Obel‘s touring band from 2013-2014, Mika Posen records her solo work under the name of Merganzer. Her new album Montage released on So Sorry Records last October is a spellbinding collection of painterly vignettes and neoclassical reveries which Posen wrote…

2019 In Review: Modern Classical

From the delicate minimalism of a single piano to the aching beauty of a string ensemble to the mysterious studio alchemy of the analog fused with the electronic, here is a selection of some particularly memorable journeys in modern & experimental classical music released during the past year.

Video Premiere: All I’ve Said by Mike Lazarev

“it was unspoken, hence unheard unwritten, and in turn unread but in between each silent word i have resigned to all i’ve said” “All I’ve Said” is the sixth and final entry in Moderna Record’s Fall Single Series, a collection of minimalist piano-centered pieces by a globe-spanning roster of musicians: Jacob David (Denmark), Hiroco.M (Japan),…