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[Music] Zinovia Arvanitidi - Ivory

Greek pianist and composer Zinovia Arvanitidi has a new disc coming out, and if the one track she and record company Kitchen Label shared is any indication, it will be a spectacular release. 382 more words


Bang on a Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing

On first hearing this album, I had no idea what it was, but I knew I loved it.

Contemporary music label Cantaloupe Music always produce challenging and interesting releases, and this album from 2004 is no exception. 183 more words


Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve

Everything happened at once. I couldn’t make sense of it all so I split it up into a series of events that seemed connected, which I tried to experience in succession in the hope that this would render it sensible, but the information was still too intense, so I fractured myself into myriad perceptual units so as to take in one little fragment at a time, but even these chunks were unmanageable so I had to imagine new and unheard of angles from which to perceive so as to widen the scope of the possibilities unto almost infinity as far as I could make out. 44 more words


[Music] Keiko Shichijo - Six Dances (Komitas Vardapet)

Keiko Shichijo is a Japanese pianist based in The Netherlands. In this album, she interprets the work of the Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster, Komitas Vardapet.


Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at Milton Court review ****

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putnins (conductor)

Milton Court Concert Hall, 30th January 2018

Arvo Part

  • Solfeggio
  • Summa
  • Magnificat
  • Zwei Beter
  • The Woman With the Alabaster Box…
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Poppy Ackroyd's Compositions Are as Smart as They Are Accessible

She’s not the first conservatory-trained musician to merge classical techniques with electronic production, but pianist/violinist Poppy Ackroyd’s dense layering of traditional chamber instruments (including harmonium and spinet, and ensemble winds and strings), found sounds, and post-production treatments have all the markings of a game-changer. 718 more words

Featured Music

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė – Horizons

Music Information Centre Lithuania – MICLCD097

Christopher Nosnibor

Horizons has been a long time in the making, and the artist has described it as a ‘Sisyphean process’, which, at the end, ‘only strengthened the joy of accomplishment’. 365 more words