Posts by Paul Dougherty

Best Ólafur Arnalds – 5 Essential Albums

January 11, 2021

We review five albums Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds: ‘some kind of peace’, ‘re:member’, ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and ‘For Now I Am Winter’

Tempo Rubato – The Venue Shaking Up Melbourne’s Classical Music Scene

December 10, 2020

On a typical weekend, Melbourne music venue Tempo Rubato would be hosting performances on its 102-key grand piano, serving drinks from its minimalist bar, and generally playing host to good times and conversation for its dedicated group of punters. Of course, 2020 has not been a great year for typical weekends. With the Australian state […]

Digital Concerts On This Month

December 2, 2020

It’s no secret, 2020 has not been a great year for live music. The pandemic has, however, driven innovation in the area of digital concerts. Streaming full-length concerts on YouTube, Facebook and dedicated platforms like the newly launched DG Stage have become much more commonplace, with artists pushing the concepts and production value of their […]

Blue Note Re:imagined – Interview with A&R Rachel Holmberg

November 12, 2020

Blue Note Re:imagined is an album that brings together a diverse group of London musicians (16 acts in total) united by their love and respect for the heritage of jazz, and a desire to push the envelope. It is a smorgasbord of diverse and innovative sounds from the UK’s new wave of jazz. On Blue […]

Ólafur Arnalds Interview – Recording His New Album ‘some kind of peace’

November 6, 2020

Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds has been at the vanguard of contemporary instrumental music for over a decade. A punk drummer turned ambient pianist (thanks in part to a supportive grandmother), Ólafur’s music has been streamed over one BILLION times (yes, with a B). Ólafur’s intimate compositions and organic production style have thrived in […]

Joel Ross On Black American Music, Politics and Good Vibes

October 22, 2020

Joel Ross plays the vibraphone. But that isn’t the most interesting thing about him. Joel is a 25-year-old musical prodigy. A young man born and raised in Chicago – the son of two police officers – who dares to move Black American Music into uncharted new territory. He does it with the gleeful joy of […]

Pyramiden – 'Saudade da Gaia' and The Lost Soviet Town

September 23, 2020

‘Saudade da Gaia’ is a new collaborative short film featuring the music of Joep Beving, poetry by Liza Boston, and imagery of the mysterious, abandoned Soviet town of Pyramiden – beautifully captured by photographer and director Jonathan May. ZoneOut’s Paul Dougherty spoke with Joep Beving, and Liza Boston and Jonathan May of Wolf Tide Films […]

Best Max Richter – 5 Essential Albums

September 8, 2020

Max Richter may well be the most important composer of our time. His work has been heard in the concert hall, in major Hollywood films and television series, and occupies a place in the streaming playlists of millions worldwide. We take a look back at five essential albums from throughout Max’s career. Stream the essential […]

‘The Eight Hundred’《八佰》Chinese Film Soundtrack Released

August 25, 2020

Universal Music China has released the soundtrack to the Chinese period war film The Eight Hundred to coincide with the film’s international cinematic release. A limited-edition vinyl of the soundtrack is also available exclusively in China. Stream The Eight Hundred (Original Soundtrack) The Eight Hundred is based on a true story, taking place during Sino-Japanese […]