Old Hat Records : Vintage American Music

Old Hat Enterprises was founded in 1994 by collector Marshall Wyatt in order to promote awareness of American vernacular music and to research its history. Old Hat conducts field work and maintains archives of sound recordings in various formats, with an emphasis on 78 rpm records of the prewar era. Other holdings include oral history … Continue reading Old Hat Records : Vintage American Music

Arvo Pärt : Kanon Pokajanen – Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Kanon Pokajanen is a work of starkly radiant beauty, a deeply felt plea for forgiveness so resonant it seems to bear its own expiatory power.   Over two years of intense quality time with the work, Part produced an 80-minute choral setting of the entire canon that mines each word of the original Church Slavonic for … Continue reading Arvo Pärt : Kanon Pokajanen – Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Richard Barrett : creating meaningful alternatives to what we hear around us

Richard Barrett (Swansea, 1959) is internationally active as composer and performer, and also teaches at the Institute of Sonology in Den Haag and at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden University. His work encompasses a range from free improvisation to intricately-notated scores, and from acoustic chamber music to innovative uses of digital … Continue reading Richard Barrett : creating meaningful alternatives to what we hear around us

Chaz Underriner : landscape and portraiture in the context of experimental music

Chaz Underriner (b. 1987 in Texas, USA) is a composer, intermedia artist and performer based in DeLand, Florida. Chaz’s work explores the notions of landscape and portraiture through the juxtaposition of video projections, audio recordings and live performers. Chaz has collaborated with numerous choreographers, experimental filmmakers, animators, and writers. As a composer, Chaz has created … Continue reading Chaz Underriner : landscape and portraiture in the context of experimental music

Duke Ellington’s First Sacred Concert : September 16, 1965

In the last decade of his life, Duke Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts: 1965 - A Concert of Sacred Music 1968 - Second Sacred Concert 1973 - Third Sacred Concert Ellington called these concerts "the most important thing I have ever done". In the Sacred Concerts, Ellington took ecumenical ideals seriously. He didn't write a mass; … Continue reading Duke Ellington’s First Sacred Concert : September 16, 1965

Irene Galindo Quero : working along the threshold of music and language

Irene Galindo Quero is a Spanish composer, born in Granada in 1985. Linguistics, literature and theories of perception have, from the beginning, played an important role in her work. She enjoys working along the threshold of music and language. Close observation of their common spaces often reveal the actual distances between these worlds. She studied … Continue reading Irene Galindo Quero : working along the threshold of music and language

Louis Goldford : Composer

  Louis Goldford is a composer hailing from St. Louis. Recent performances include those by the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, the Meitar Ensemble, the NOMOS Group, and Rage Thormbones. Louis was recently named the winner of the 2017 Suzhou (Chou’s) Composition Commission, and this spring will see the premiere of a new piece … Continue reading Louis Goldford : Composer