Posts tagged as "feature"

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 Albums – Essential Listening

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 […]

Chad Lawson Interview – One Day You Finally Knew

May 7, 2020

Chad Lawson’s curriculum vitae is so impressive that it would be futile to convey all the ins and outs here. From film scoring, jazz performance and now neo-classical, he’s covered it all. He could be forgiven for reflecting about the diversity of his compositions with a sense of ambiguity, but it became clear over the […]

Sophie Hutchings Interview – Scattered On The Wind

April 28, 2020

Sophie Hutchings is guided by her instincts. As a young woman, immersed in a highly musical Sydney household, she bided her time, absorbing the music and art of her father and brothers, but herself refusing to play her own ruminative piano compositions beyond the safety of her bedroom. When her own innate talent finally got […]

Avishai Cohen Interview – The Big Vision for Big Vicious

April 22, 2020

It’s not often that a nation produces two great jazz exports with the same name. But there is no mistaking the signature sound of trumpeter and Big Vicious bandleader Avishai Cohen, whose creative flair and lyricism – evoking the spirit of Miles Davis – has been lauded by the likes of The New York Times […]

Sophie Hutchings Recommends…

April 16, 2020

Ahead of the release of her album Scattered On The Wind, Australian pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings recommends her favourite listening, reading, viewing, eating, and places to visit. Music Ohhhhhh there’s too many to mention! So I’m going to go with the first neo-classical outfit I discovered: Rachel’s. Bordering on chamber-cross-orchestral with moments of indie-rock […]

'Untitled Goose Game' Soundtrack – Making Debussy Dynamic

April 1, 2020

“It’s a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose.” The now-iconic video game Untitled Goose Game – in which players take control of a goose whose primary objective is to bother the inhabitants of a small village – became a sensation in late 2019. The game beat Nintendo’s own The Legend […]