John Prine’s latest is among his best

On his first album of new songs in over 13 years, John Prine’s new songs on The Tree of Forgiveness are presented with ragged simplicity and homey cheer. Then the veteran tunesmith moves to songs of stark resolve. But, just as you think his world has gone off the cliff, Prine ends the record with … Continue reading John Prine’s latest is among his best

Zeno Baldi : Balancing the weight of sounds

Zeno Baldi is an Italian composer. He has written works for acoustic instruments and a variety of electronic devices. He is also active as a performer and sound designer for mixed media. His music has been presented at festivals such as London Ear Festival, Rondò (Milan), Firenze suona contemporanea, MATA (New York), and in venues … Continue reading Zeno Baldi : Balancing the weight of sounds

Van Morrison : You’re Driving Me Crazy

You’re Driving Me Crazy is the third album Van Morrison has released since September of 2017, when he delivered the hard-charging blues of Roll With the Punches. In December, he put out Versatile, an amiable collection grounded by standards that found him moving toward jazz. Morrison’s newest release delves even deeper into the genre, pairing the 1960s legend with jazz … Continue reading Van Morrison : You’re Driving Me Crazy

Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Balázs Horváth was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He studied composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest with Zoltán Jeney. He received his doctorate degree in composition at the same Academy in 2005, while teaching there as a senior lecturer. He also visited music seminars lead by Bryan Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Marco … Continue reading Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Mary Z. Cox : Banjoholic

Mary Z. Cox has been playing since she was twelve, and is a two time Florida champion. She has won old time music competitions on banjo, dulcimer, and string band in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee and was chosen by Banjo Newsletter readers in 2006 as the fourth favorite claw-hammer banjo player in … Continue reading Mary Z. Cox : Banjoholic

Chris Dench

Born in London, and brought up on England’s south coast, Chris Dench left Britain permanently in 1987, and is now an Australian citizen, resident in Ballarat, VIC.  Dench has been a composer since 1961, and has written upwards of seventy works. His music has been extensively performed, broadcast, and recorded, in Australia, North America, Europe … Continue reading Chris Dench

Catherine Lamb : interacting points within expanding harmonic space

Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, Olympia, Wa, U.S.), is a composer exploring the interaction of elemental tonal material and the variations in presence between shades and beings in a room. She has been studying and composing music since a young age. In 2003 she turned away from the conservatory in an attempt to understand the structures … Continue reading Catherine Lamb : interacting points within expanding harmonic space