In his new album, London-based composer John. D. Reedy has used his multi-instrumentalist background to create a mosaic of human emotion. “The Great Long Distance,” is a musical account of the first twelve months of a long distance relationship. Each track on the album reflects each month’s experiences, and the album therefore has its most profound effect when heard sequentially from beginning to end. This album takes listeners through both the ups and downs of the human experience. Reedy’s ambient composition style engulfs us, creating a cocoon of sound that allows listeners to absorb every emotion the music exhumes. His
Tell is who you are and what you do? I’m Jameson Nathan Jones (Nathan to my friends), a 28 year old composer/pianist/organist. I’m still very active in the Classical scene since all my training is Classical, but for the last couple years I’ve been exploring Neo-Classicism and Ambient styles. Which part of world are you from and what’s so good about it? I’m from a small town in Mississippi called Laurel where my wife and I still reside. It’s a peaceful town with some really wonderful people. Being outside of a major city presents its own challenges, but it’s also
Tony Anderson – The Heart Of Man The Heart of Man by Tony Anderson Does religion matter in music if there’s no words? This is a question raised by listening to The Heart Of Man, the latest movie score by self-described ‘sonic architect’ Tony Anderson, which soundtracks a documentary he has played a huge part in bringing to life. The Heart of Man is apparently ‘a film about Jesus engaging men in their sexual brokenness’, which may or may not be the kind of thing you would necessarily be interested in seeing, but does that matter when it comes to
Ichiru by Daigo Hanada Ichiru by Daigo HanadaDaigo Hanada’s links with Moderna records to come up with an artful masterpiece, Ichiru. This is expected because the label is known to nurture talents from artists with unique voices and compositional styles. After listening to the album, we can all agree that Daigo Hanada comes up with a magnum opus that sets the pace for Modern Classical music from start to finish. Right from the track list, the album elicits a narrative that invokes intense emotions traversing through one composition to the next. Hanada forms a compelling a story without even uttering
Nathan Shubert – Folds There comes a time in many musicians’ careers when they decide to step out of the shadows of working as a side-man and announce themselves, and for Nathan Shubert, that time came last March on Piano Day 2016. That was the day the Vancouver pianist released Saga Norén, Länskrim, Malmö, and it immediately caught the attention of Nils Frahm, who added it to his Piano Day playlist and made sure his fans were aware of this new talent on the scene. Shubert has been playing with various local acts for some time in the Vancouver area,
James is a multi-instrumentalist and composer working out of Bristol, his compositions are Cinematic, expansive and bring film and media to life. He’s put together a selection of his soundtracks alongside other great score writers such as Porter Robinson and Thomas Bergersen.
Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England compiles a selection music for The Composer Series. A mix of post classical composers, indie and music selected from her personal compositions.
Lucy trained at London’s Royal College of Music in composition and music for the moving image Lucy has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists on projects as well as releasing solo work and performing live around London. Lucy is currently writing and recording her debut album for a release in Autumn 2015.
Ronnie Minder is a Swiss born, Australian based composer who started his music career over a decade ago. He signed his first record contract in 2001 for the single “Tha-P-Anthem” which established his name in electronic music. Shortly after release, he signed his second contract with Swiss music label Harem Records and his single ‘Listen To The Sound’ peaked at #1 in the Music Mail Distribution Charts (Germany) 2001.
More recently, Minder is shifting into film composition, winning a place on Peter Jackson’s composing books, while his work on ‘Letter to Annabelle’ is audible at film festivals around the world. What does his forthcoming EP release, Cinema Five, tells us about this new direction?
Overarchingly, the first thing to note about Minder’s work is its uncompromising production aesthetic, and in that department ‘Cinema Five’ doesn’t disappoint. Beautifully mastered, balanced and controlled, the overall EP recalls classical/electro artists like Craig Armstrong; using powerful crescendos and percussion hits to drive varying orchestral motifs through what are mostly short arrangements, the majority of the tracklistings wind up around the three minute mark.
One year ago Tony Scott died, a great film director and friend to Harry Gregson Williams, Harry one composer that gets my support for his use of electronic and cinematic sounds in his compositions they are always a great journey. Harry has put together a selection of cues that he composed for Tony Scott films, I think you’ll enjoy. A message from Harry. 1 year ago today Tony Scott took his own life and it’s still as if he must be about to call me and shout ‘get ready H, this next one is going to be a hell of