New PARMA Artist: Magnar Åm

We're pleased to announce the addition of composer/performer Magnar Åm to the PARMA Family, with his upcoming project: the broken vessel. Born in Trondheim 1952, Magnar is a full-time composer since 1974 and lives in Volda (Western Norway), where he every autumn also teaches “Intuitive composition/improvisation and music filosophy” at Volda University College. Has written commissioned works for... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Project: Dwight Beckham’s Orchestral Works

We're pleased to announce that composer Dwight Beckham has signed on to release a collection of orchestral works recorded earlier this year with PARMA and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc, CZ. Kansas composer Dwight Beckham, Sr. (1931-) did his undergraduate and graduate work at Wichita University. He has studied composition with Homer Keller, Adrian... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist – David Maki

We are pleased to announce an upcoming project with Chicago-based composer/pianist David Maki, to record and release his "Five Impromptus for Two" for piano four-hands. Maki’s music has been performed widely at regional, national and international venues by many diverse ensembles and musicians. His music has been described as “fresh and unusual” by All Music Guide,... Continue Reading →

Artist Interview w/ Hans Bakker and Peter Greve

We posed a few questions to PARMA Artists Hans Bakker and Peter Greve in advance of their upcoming split release: LINES TO INFINITY (out January 13th). Both artists were included on last January's compilation, PINNACLE (along with composers Daniel Perttu, Steven Block, and Kevin M. Walczyk), and since both Netherlands-based composers discovered they lived right down the... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Alla Cohen

Boston-based composer Alla Cohen is releasing a full album of her chamber works, recorded at the Old South Church in Boston, to be available in March 2017. A faculty member at Berklee and at NEC in Boston, MA, composer/ pianist Alla Cohen came to the USA from Moscow, Russia in 1989. The works on this album will showcase... Continue Reading →

Recordings in Moravia

We went to the Czech Republic last month to record once again with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, one of our top partner ensembles, this time including works by contemporary composers Carl Vollrath, John Carollo, and Daniel Crozier. It was a nice time of year to experience Moravia, and I wanted to write up a quick post to... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist – Leonard Ball

We're pleased to share that composer Leonard Ball is currently working with PARMA towards a finished recording of his chamber work titled "..leaves ~~~ (he.. ~ she.. ~ the.. ~)" for flute, viola, and harp. Leonard V. Ball, Jr. is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the University of Georgia. He was... Continue Reading →

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