Dot Your I’s and Quarter Notes

Why do people write music? If you explore the motives of today’s composers, you will probably uncover a sizable sampling of answers. Some composers write primarily to sell, some chart new paths with technically innovative compositions, and others compose to commemorate a person or event in history. And, there are composers like Samuel “Skip” Livingston,... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Cynthia Folio

We're pleased to welcome composer Cynthia Folio to the PARMA family! Cynthia's "At The Edge of Great Quiet" for SSAA Choir and Piano, which we will record in November, was commissioned by Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. and the Delta Me Chapter of SAI, Temple University College of Music. It is a setting of four... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Robert Morris

We are thrilled to welcome composer Robert Morris to the PARMA Family! His first album with PARMA featuring two ambient electro-acoustic pieces will be released in February 2018. Robert Morris, born in Cheltenham, England in 1943, received his musical education at the Eastman School of Music (B.M. in composition with distinction) and the University of... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Diego Vega

We are delighted to welcome Diego Vega to the PARMA family! Colombian-American composer Diego Vega is set to record his orchestral piece, "Red Rock," with PARMA in the Czech Republic this month. "Red Rock" is a symphonic poem commissioned by the Henderson Symphony and its music director, Taras Krysa, back in 2013. Diego describes the... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Helen MacKinnon

PARMA Recordings is so excited to welcome composer Helen MacKinnon to the PARMA Family! This September we will be recording Helen's choral work "Gloria in excelsis Deo" with the Prague Mixed Choir in Prague, Czech Republic. Helen studied music at The University of Glasgow, specializing in composition with Scottish composer William Sweeney where she earned her... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Gregory Wanamaker

We are excited to welcome composer Gregory Wanamaker to the PARMA family! Gregory's first album with PARMA, waves and time, light, and shadows will be released in spring 2018. Combining athletic virtuosity and lyrical expressionism, Gregory Wanamaker’s music has been called “pure gold, shot through with tenderness and grace” (San Francisco Chronicle), “achingly beautiful” (Palm... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Willem van Twillert

We are excited to welcome composer Willem van Twillert to the PARMA family! We will be recording his piece “Branches of Singularity” in the Czech Republic this September. "Branches of Singularity" was originally written as a concerto for symphonic band, but this new orchestration was transcribed by fellow PARMA artist Timothy Lee Miller. We will... Continue Reading →

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