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Wadada Leo Smith :: "Martin Luther King, Jr.", from the album Ten Freedom Summers

On May 5, 2012, Jazz trumpeter and visionary composer Wadada Leo Smith released Ten Freedom Summers, a large-scale work 34 years in the making, comprising a four-disc box set.   383 more words


Mainly Two, contemporary violin duo

Violinists John Garner and Marie Schreer formed ‘Mainly Two’ with a view to expanding the repertoire for two violins and bringing greater attention to an often neglected medium. 782 more words


Let's start at the beginning

I am a classical musician myself. Following my brother’s example, I began playing the flute at eight years old. After six years of that, I didn’t like having to fight for opportunities all the time due to playing the dime-a-dozen flute. 183 more words

Classical Music

Music for Fixed Media (2016)

1. Incidents of Sudden Awareness for Digital Orchestra (2016) 28:41


(The music is divided into two parts with only a slight break between. Sounds include digital ‘orchestral’ instruments including conventional sounding strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, digitally modified instruments, and electronic sound.) 106 more words

Avante Garde Music

Meet the Artist......Yfat Soul Zisso, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

When I was 14 I started writing songs and realised I had so much music in my head that I didn’t know how to write down, as I couldn’t play any instruments. 1,431 more words


'It May Have Been' - the piano works of Paul Burnell

This new album celebrates the piano music of British composer Paul Burnell, spanning 30 years. Paul had recorded and produced previous albums himself, but in this instance he decided it was time to work with another musician, the pianist, composer and recording engineer James Bacon who runs the Piano Recording Studio. 429 more words


Summer 2016

This program is in memory of Pierre Boulez (1925 – 2016)

1. Pierre Boulez  Sur Incises  (1996/1998)  37:17


Soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain… 29 more words