Collaborations and creative correlations are the key essentials to expand musical horizons and the duo "Corre" unifies both of those elements to an electrifying audio-visual experience. Their album "Form" was released via the small British indie-label Akira Records just a few weeks ago on the 20th October and is the first release of them. The name "Corre" [pronunciation: Koh-ra] derives from the word "correlate" and means "to have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another." So it is the perfect circumlocution of the whole idea and philosophy of this project.
"Structures" or the wonderful opening piece "Horizonless" made "Lost Clouds" to one of the most exciting new releases in the last weeks. The mastermind behind this music is the 21-years old and Galicia-based musician Luis Alvarez, who has already featured here a few months ago with the cinematic "Radio Silence" that is also on his debut EP.
The Vancouver-based pianist/composer Nathan Shubert established in the last years an unique composing style and presented with his latest album "Folds" a wonderful new milestone for this genre. Influenced by other classical artists like Nils Frahm, Steve Reich, Lubomyr Melnyk and Ólafur Arnalds he created a sound that was driven by his muted piano melodies and harmonies.
It's great to introduce you the fabulous Fabian Rosenberg, known under the pseudonymous Klangriket and as a member of the indie pop trio Moni Kira. With his very own and unique style meanders the Swedish student of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with his music through different musical projects and a variety of soundscapes.
From jazzy trumpet interludes to soft and evocative piano impromptus to those enchanting, mellow guitar melodies that are shimmering through the noises of a street scenery like in the featured piece "Malificent". That composition gets its whole wonderful gentle manner from its little nuances like the heavenly high-pitched vocal lines. Simple, but such brilliant dreamy sound painting.
It's such a pleasure to introduce you the fantastic British composer and pianist Garreth Broke, who recently released with his "June" EP a wonderful conclusion for his EP series, which was released via the Swedish label 1631 Recordings. Those 4 EPs are the follow-up to his debut "Coping Mechanism" that saw the light of the world 2 years ago and was heavily influenced by a major tragedy in his family - the suicide of his beloved mother. The sadness is palpable in all nuances and notes of those pieces, but it was also a way to slowly overcome the grief.
The truly mesmerizing and wonderful, nostalgic melodies from his previous EP "The Morning is a River" still resonate so strongly and it is not an understatement to call it one of the most influential works in this genre this year. With "Can I Read Life As A Book" is the bustling and highly talented composer, pianist and founder Sergio Díaz De Rojas back. Back with a piece that was originally written for a little video project of the filmmaker Müge Yildiz just a few months ago.
They both worked already together on the short film "Live is Flux", where the impressive composition "Istanbul" was featured. About the origination process of the new piece said Sergio: "She contacted me asking if I would be willing to make the music for a new video project showing images and text-images from her everyday life divided into two screens [...] so it looks like a book [and] I first tried a kind of experimental piece, but then she told me it was meant to be happy, almost funny, so I came up with the current piece, which isn't exactly the happiest piece out there (laugh) but she loved it and decided to use it".
Besides his work as a composer Sergio is also the mastermind behind the indie label Empty Fields Recordings (L.O.U.D aka Amanda Nordqvist, Santa García) and the artist organization/blog Piano & Coffee Co. Especially P&C that wants to "help to emerge, independent artists develop their own creative projects through affordable promotional services and artistic collaboration." (Quote by Piano & Coffee Co.) and became in the last two years one of the more important players in modern classical music.
Italy is known for its great old maestros in classical music like Giuseppe Verdi or Claudio Monteverdi, but for years it is also one of the most exciting places for fresh talented composers of contemporary classical music.
After three astonishing, critically acclaimed albums and several years in Paris, the composer, and pianist Lena Natalia is back. Not only in her hometown Chicago but also with new enchanting music. "Almost Home" is the title of her fourth full-length album, which saw the light of day on the 7th July via her own record label Atelier Rls.
But let's take a look back on her other albums that were recorded just a few months or years ago. Her debut "Sundays in Paris and also the "award-winning" follow-up "Rendezvous in Paris" are both conceptional albums that were inspired by Lenas time in the bustling metropolis Paris. She describes those calm and mindful compositons as a "respite from the noise and bustle of the daily life [there] and beyond" - a musical flight for a few wonderful moments.
The sound of the waves and a warm grand piano melody - just a perfect opening for a wonderful piano piece that was composed by the highly talented Raphaelle Thibaut for a wedding of two very important friends in her life.
She used her musical experience and wrote a track with such an emotional depth, but also with wonderful cinematic soundscapes. The composer and pianist, who is currently based in San Francisco is known for her trailer, ad, game and film scores, but also for solo piano works like "Grand Piano".
"I prefer to listen to Music instead of listening to what people say , I prefer to play music instead of talking to people." - Quote by Roya Torabi.
Her speeches are the soundscapes, the pieces she write – exciting and pure. The talented composer Roya Torabi knows how to create unique, evocative modern classical music and recorded a fantastic EP called „The Staff“, which was released via the Swedish label 1631 Recordings. After this first EP she worked in the last year on a new exciting project: "A Piece (Peace) With No Manipulation"