This fall, PARMA returned to one of our favorite locations for making music: the Czech Republic. Filled with culture, history, and some of the most prominent contemporary orchestras, the Czech Republic is a hub of musical activity. CEO Bob Lord was especially hard at work this round of sessions, recording with three different symphony orchestras... Continue Reading →
Each month, PARMA has the great pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on to hear what sources from Gramophone Magazine to Jazz da Gama had to say about our latest releases... "The performances, with the composer as pianist... Continue Reading →
When we last checked in across the Atlantic, PARMA was coming off the heels of an event-filled session week in the Czech Republic and the team was embarking on the second leg of their international recording trip. After arriving in Croatia, CEO Bob Lord was met by Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette, who had just arrived... Continue Reading →
In the Czech Republic, old and new stand side by side. Contemporary sculptures stand a few blocks from 1,000-year-old cathedrals. Vehicles wind their way down narrow cobblestone streets. Modern music is recorded by orchestras celebrating over seven decades of performance history. This June, PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord and VP of Design and Marketing Brett Picknell took to the streets, restaurants, and recording halls of the Czech Republic for a week of sessions with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (MFO). Between exploring sights from the Žižkov Television Tower to the Prague Castle, the team worked alongside the cast and crew at Reduta Hall to produce new works by PARMA veteran composers: Sergio Cervetti, Michael Cunningham, and Mark Dal Porto.
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 →
PARMA recently wrapped sessions in Olomouc, Czech Republic with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra to record orchestral and chamber works by Jeffrey Stadelman, Rain Worthington, Ulf Grahn, Louis Babin, Malcolm Hawkins, and Scott Pender. This was a fantastic month of sessions, and the PARMA staff is in the midst of post-production to bring this music to... Continue Reading →