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Category Archives: Concert-Modern
Mikel Rouse’s career-marking double CD, "Boost/False Doors," is the singer-songwriter-composer’s 30th recording. The twin discs are a meditation on life’s vagaries and commentary on today’s hectic and greed-obsessed world. Musically, it is a wonderful mix of earthy steel guitar, polyrhythmic … Continue reading
Born in London, raised in the U.K., and currently composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony, Anna Clyne is a wonderfully inventive and expressive artist who combines modern chamber pieces with electro-acoustic elements to create evocative soundscapes. "Blue Moth" follows her collaborations … Continue reading
Andy Akiho is a captivating young composer and percussionist whose career has followed the unusual arc of playing and writing for steel drum bands to the modern concert stage. In his "No One To Know One" CD, he traces this … Continue reading
Joe Trapanese is a young film composer who has a gift for creating scores that are remarkably moody and inviting. In this audio portrait, he talks about how his love of movies and classical music led him to composing for … Continue reading
Melinda Wagner’s self-titled CD is a spectacular showcase of a stunning modern composer’s exploration of melody, musical narrative and sonic contrasts. Her compositions constantly change, building on what comes before and leaving listeners with feelings that range from quiet reflections … Continue reading