Posts tagged as "feature"

'Voices' – A New Project By Max Richter

June 26, 2020

Hailed as a “modern day musical genius” by The Line of Best Fit, internationally renowned composer, pianist, producer and collaborator, Max Richter is one of today’s most influential artists. Through his ground-breaking works, captivating recordings and innovative performances, he has forged new paths in contemporary music and culture – garnering awards, critical acclaim and surpassing […]

Mari Samuelsen Interview – Nordic Nouveau

June 19, 2020

I spoke with violinist Mari Samuelsen, over Zoom, from her home in the Norwegian countryside. Out of the generous windows behind her I could see a valley descend into a blue lake, with a mountain range in the distance. Somehow the sunroom in my small inner-Sydney apartment suddenly felt a little less – impressive? (Queue […]

LP Duo – Hybrid Pianos and Quantum Music

June 18, 2020

Belgrade, Serbia-based composer-pianists Sonja Lončar and Andrija Pavlović are the musical minds behind LP Duo. Eager to break new ground, Sonja and Andrija have forged their own original combination of electronics and acoustic pianism – melding the synthesized and the organic – with a little help from their friends over at the quantum physics lab. […]

Stephan Moccio Interview – A New Day Has Come

June 12, 2020

You may not know his name, but you know his music. Canadian composer and performer Stephan Moccio is the songwriter behind Miley Cyrus’s global smash hit ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘Earned It’ – The Weeknd’s sensual ballad from the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack – and Céline Dion’s triumphant 2001 comeback ‘A New Day Has Come’. […]

Isobel Waller-Bridge Interview – Music, Fashion, and Film

June 4, 2020

Isobel Waller-Bridge can’t wait to lock herself away. The celebrated composer – whose recent credits include Emma, Black Mirror and Vanity Fair – has recently finished building a brand new recording studio. The first project to be produced there will be Isobel’s debut album for Mercury KX, slated for release in 2021. The crown in […]

Secret Garden – 25 Years of Celestial New Age Magic

May 25, 2020

Somewhere within us all there is a secret garden. A garden in which we can seek refuge when times are rough, or retire to in joy or contemplation – Rolf Løvland Secret Garden is the musical duo of Norwegian composer Rolf Løvland and Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry. The duo rose to prominence during the mid-90s […]

Best Neo-Classical Strings – 10 Essential Albums

May 14, 2020

Unlike the piano – which unless creatively modified is confined to the 12 pitches of the Western chromatic scale – the strings have access to the notes between the notes. This freedom allows for all manner of expressive wobbling, bending, and sliding. The emotional potential of stringed instruments is only magnified when they gather in […]

Mercury KX Interview with Hildur Maral and Cerys Weetch

May 13, 2020

London-based record label Mercury KX celebrates genre-defying, multi-disciplinary artists. Home to acclaimed composers and innovative musicians such as Anoushka Shankar, Ólafur Arnalds, Keaton Henson, Luke Howard and Isobel Waller-Bridge, the label prides itself on carefully curated audio-visual adventures. Their diverse roster create unique sound-worlds that bridge electronic, modern-classical, cinematic, alternative and ambient genres. ZoneOut’s Cassandra […]