Anna Pidgorna : composing through the body

Anna Pidgorna (b. 1985) is a Ukrainian born, Canadian raised composer, artist and vocalist, who combines everything from traditional music making, to visual arts, to writing, to carpentry in her multimedia practice. Characterized by “a balance of bold colour palettes, strong melodic profiles, and unexpected performative elements” (Nick Storring for MusicWorks Magazine), her work traverses … Continue reading Anna Pidgorna : composing through the body

Yiğit Kolat : (mis)translating data into musical information

Yiğit Kolat’s music explores the liminal frontiers of musical activity and potentialities in (mis)translating data into musical information. The complicated political and social environment of his native Turkey is a recurring theme in his diverse output, which includes acoustic, electro-acoustic, and electronic works written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, voice, and solo instruments. His works have … Continue reading Yiğit Kolat : (mis)translating data into musical information

Dufay Re-Imagined by John Potter and Ambrose Field

When The Hilliard Ensemble collaborated with Norwegian Jan Garbarek on Officium (ECM, 1994) and the follow-up Mnemosyne (ECM, 1999), who knew that the combination of vocal music, ranging from pre-AD Greece to contemporary times, would mesh so beautifully with the legendary saxophonist's soaring improvisations? With Being Dufay, released in 2009 on ECM's classical New Series imprint, the label has taken … Continue reading Dufay Re-Imagined by John Potter and Ambrose Field

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

Pauline Oliveros : May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016

Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin … Continue reading Pauline Oliveros : May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016

New Voice: Jeremy Wexler

Website | Soundcloud Jeremy Wexler (b. 1991) is a composer, percussionist, and teacher from Levittown, New York. His compositional language explores the physics of sound-phenomena, microtonality, and irregular metric and formal organization. Jeremy’s compositions have been heard on Composers Circle, Kinetics Internet Radio from Los Angeles, Incipitsify, the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy in Virginia, the … Continue reading New Voice: Jeremy Wexler

New Voice: Ben Jacov

Ben Jacov describes a recent work ~ "being far away from myself.  the alps - mountain tops, dust drowned valleys, moss covered bridges, noise gargling rivers. foreignness - not being away from the comfort zone. simply feeling foreign.  letting go physical awareness and wandering on that thin line, a point where future is about to … Continue reading New Voice: Ben Jacov