Ramteen Sazegari : a synthesis of perspectives

Ramteen Sazegari (b.1983) is a composer based in Pittsburgh, PA, where he recently completed a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory. His music is informed by a synthesis of perspectives; the architectural similarities shared by both concert and electronic music has led him to create works that explore the relationship between ambiance, complex rhythmic profiles, … Continue reading Ramteen Sazegari : a synthesis of perspectives

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

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