Posts tagged as "neo-classical"

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 […]

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 […]

Jeremiah Fraites – Co-Founder of The Lumineers – Announces Piano Album

October 27, 2020

Co-founder of pop/rock band The Lumineers Jeremiah Fraites has announced his debut solo album Piano Piano, set for release on 22 January 2021. Piano Piano features intimate, piano-based instrumentals that capture reflective moments from Fraites’ home in Denver, Colorado, USA. Two singles from the album have been unveiled – ‘Tokyo’, a brisk string-swathed portrait of […]

'Loom' – Ólafur Arnalds unveils new single featuring Bonobo

October 16, 2020

Ólafur Arnalds has released his brand new single ‘Loom’, featuring Los Angeles-based electronic music producer Bonobo. The collaboration is taken from the Ólafur’s forthcoming album some kind of peace, to be released on 6 November via Mercury KX. The new single is accompanied by a music video directed by Neels Castillon. Pre-order Ólafur Arnalds’s new album […]

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 […]

Redi Hasa Interview – The Stolen Cello

September 15, 2020

Redi Hasa is best known to global audiences as the cellist for Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. Hasa’s cello can be heard on Einaudi’s ambitious Seven Days Walking project. As a young man Redi Hasa was caught up in the Albanian conflict of the early 90s. He would go on to find a new life in Italy with […]

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 […]