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Dancing Monkey’s Nathaniel Schmidt is about present his latest musical endeavour called Nobody Say Anything. The group is comprised of Nathaniel with Chris Dadge, Mark, Limacher, and Nate Waters. 96 more words


Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: May/June 2017

The taxonomy of contemporary classical music—new music, contemporary music, whatever you want to call it—is a thorny issue. But every two months, we’ll take a look at some of the best composer-driven music to surface here on Bandcamp, that which makes room for electronic experimentation, improvisation, and powerful takes on old classics. 2,989 more words

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Lena Natalia: Second Youth

I’m in love with Rainstorm on this album SECOND YOUTH by Natalia. I stop and start the beginning over and over again. The trills and and flutters of the keys are gorgeous and reminds me of the Spanish letter rr. 236 more words


The Unorthodox Violin Work of Darragh Morgan

Though he first picked up the violin in the context of Irish traditional music, and undertook classical music studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Darragh Morgan has long specialized in “new music.” It’s a vague term that encompasses 20th and 21st century music for orchestral and chamber instruments, but can also incorporate virtually anything else. 1,071 more words

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May News

Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition

Probably the most exciting piece of news I’ve had recently is that I have been shortlisted for Caritas International Young Composer Competition 2017… 427 more words


Carl Craig Infuses Techno with the High Drama of an Orchestra

The idea of fusing electronic and orchestral music isn’t new—especially not to Carl Craig. The Detroit musician is well-known for his place in the international house and techno underground; he was part of the city’s second wave of techno, working closely with Derrick May when he was only a teenager, and continues to be part of the international big league of DJ/producers/remixers. 2,049 more words

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Diamanda Galás on Criticism and Context

Avant-garde composer and performer Diamanda Galás occupies a distinct place in history; her work is aesthetically unique, situated at the nexus of contemporary classical composition and activism (her music is inextricable from her personal, passionate work with… 1,675 more words

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