John Potter and The Dowland Project

The Dowland Project began as an artistic collaboration between John Potter and ECM's Manfred Eicher, and was an attempt to re-discover the essence of renaissance song from the point of view of a modern performer. John suggested Dowland and Manfred Eicher proposed augmenting the obligatory early music players with jazz musicians. The first recording for … Continue reading John Potter and The Dowland Project

Nomi Epstein : compositions centering around sonic fragility

Nomi Epstein, D.M.A, is a Chicago-based composer, curator, performer and music educator. Her compositions center around her interest in sonic fragility, where structure arises out of textural subtleties. Her music has been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia by such artists as ICE, Ensemble SurPlus, Mivos Quartet, Wet Ink, Dal Niente, Noble Fowl Trio, … Continue reading Nomi Epstein : compositions centering around sonic fragility

François Couturier : French pianist + Tarkovsky Quartet make genre-defying music

“I believe that the music belongs to the true interpreter, the true artist,” said 20th century Spanish composer and pianist Federico Mompou. “Here is the music. What does it suggest to you?” German cellist Anja Lechner and French pianist François Couturier took that challenge head-on in their album, Moderato cantabile. Though Moderato cantabile is Lechner and … Continue reading François Couturier : French pianist + Tarkovsky Quartet make genre-defying music

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

Composer Profile: Tamar Diesendruck

Soundcloud Tamar Diesendruck's favored compositional medium for many years has been virtuosic chamber music; in recent years however her focus has shifted and opportunities to compose for larger ensembles are embraced. In addition to mixed chamber ensemble, string quartet, duos and trios she has also composed solo, orchestral, choral, wind ensemble and vocal works. Her … Continue reading Composer Profile: Tamar Diesendruck