Posts tagged as "feature"

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 […]

Roger Eno & Brian Eno Interview with Víkingur Ólafsson

March 30, 2020

Brothers Roger Eno & Brian Eno have been making music together since 1983. The brothers first joined forces, in collaboration with Daniel Lanois, to write and record For All Mankind, the soundtrack to Al Reinert’s epic documentary about the Apollo moon missions. Music from this soundtrack was released as the critically acclaimed and hugely popular […]

Best Neo-Classical Piano – 10 Essential Albums

March 27, 2020

Neo-classical music takes the best bits of classical music, minimalism, electronica and experimental rock and mixes them up into a delicious sound-salad. The piano has played a central role in this musical movement, lending it’s wide expressive and tonal palette to a host of iconic albums. And so ZoneOut took on the difficult task of […]

How Max Richter’s ‘Sleep’ Taught The World To Relax

March 13, 2020

Article courtesy of uDiscover Music Award-winning composer and pianist Max Richter’s landmark eight-hour minimalist lullaby Sleep (2015) feels as though it were composed with World Sleep Day in mind. After all, Richter has staged a string of night-time performances (complete with beds for the audiences), during which he has performed the work for piano, string quintet, […]

Ella Macens – The Space Between Stars

March 10, 2020

Sydney-based Ella Macens is a fast-emerging composer with a passion for choral, orchestral and chamber music. Her eclectic and appealing style is influenced by a love of pop songwriting and her own Latvian heritage. Her music has been performed by such prestigious ensembles as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana National Choirs, and the State Choir […]