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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Max Richter's music is a blend of classical, electronica, and rock. He called his music "post classical. Richter was born in Germany and moved to the U.K. with his parents when he was you. He has recorded numerous albums, which include film scores and a ballet. He also did a score for an episode of the tv show, "Black Mirror."
Friday, January 20, 2017
This was a driveway moment. The song I heard on our local classical music station just blew me away. It was by someone I'd never heard of and totally misheard his name. So I went to the station's website and looked him up. I'm glad I did because this composer is amazing. Instead of giving you a long background of the artist, I'll just share a couple samples of his music. His hame is Ola Gjeilo and he's originally from Norway, but he lives in New York. Enjoy!
Friday, December 30, 2016
Moondog is a legendary yet under appreciated composer and performer of contemporary classical music. He was born in Kansas in 1916 and grew up near Indian Reservations, which had an affect on his musical taste. He was blinded as a teen and learned Braille. That's how he learned about music. He became a self-taught performer and composer, eventually becoming a street person in NYC for many years. He spent the last 20 years of hi life in Germany. His music, unfortunately is rarely performed even though he influenced many of the minimalists composing today.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Jillian Banks grew up in Tarzana, California. As a young girl, she started writing songs after a friend gave her a keyboard. Banks started uploading her music in 2013. She finally released her first full-length recording, "Goddess" in 2014, which was followed by 2016's "The Altar". She has a moody, rich voice and her music is a blend of downtempo pop, R&B, and electronica.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Here's my prediction, Maggie Rogers is going to be a huge sensation. She has one of the most amazing voices I've heard in in a long time. and she has great taste in the in the mixing room. She says one of her favorite inspirations is Bjork., which is a good thing in my opinion. Maggie's a recent graduate from college and has released a couple of CDs on her own. She recently released a single "Alaska" which went viral on Youtube. And she has a CD in the making. I just think she's someone you're going to hear from in the near future. What a great talent. And what a great voice.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Trio Mediaeval produces some of the most beautiful music I've heard in a long time. When I heard them on the radio recently, it was truly a driveway moment. I waited in the car in a parking lot until the DJ announced who they were. The three sopranos sing mainly early music, but also perform folk and contemporary classical music. For the most part they sing unaccompanied. And since they're on the ECM label, their recordings are perfectly flawless. They were formed in Oslo, Norway in 1997, and have toured extensively both in Europe and the United States.