Matthew Burtner, one of today's most innovative composers and creators, has released a new kind of musical experience: THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY. Using the cutting edge technology "Nomads," software that enables audience participation through mobile devices, the album bridges the gap between performance and technology, audience and artist. As Burtner writes, “the piece empowers people as creative agents in an... Continue Reading →
Shakespeare wrote, "if music be the food of love, play on." We agree wholeheartedly, and wanted to share a few of some of the most heartfelt recordings to come from our catalog. Enjoy these selections...with love from PARMA Recordings. Happy Valentine's Day!
Rediscover the sound of 20th Century France in Michelle Batty Stanley's NOUVELLE VIE: A REDISCOVERY OF FRENCH FLUTE MUSIC. Partnering with pianist Margaret McDonald and Navona Records, Michelle breathes new life into the music of the past, featuring old favorites as well as introducing us to lesser known works. Today, Michelle is our next featured artist... Continue Reading →
Eric Klein, a multi-genre composer, electric guitar enthusiast, and long time partner of PARMA, released his newest album MYTH OF TOMORROW, a collection of guitar fueled chamber music for the modern day, on Navona Records earlier this month. Today, Klein is our next featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the... Continue Reading →
With sadness, PARMA remembers composer Philip Koplow. A Professor Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, where he taught music for 27 years, Philip's debut PARMA recording, FOR THE PEACE OF CITIES, will be released in June of 2018. A native of Cleveland, Philip Koplow received degrees from Kent State University and his doctorate from the Cleveland... Continue Reading →
Our first releases of 2018 are available TODAY! From the moon to Jupiter, and back again, we've got music that's out of this world! Read on for discovery links, and be sure to let us know which tracks are your favorites! JANUARY RELEASES OUT NOW THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY Matthew Burtner & Rita Dove THE... Continue Reading →
A recent article in The Atlantic draws a direct correlation between stormy weather --hurricanes, tornados, typhoons -- and stormy music. When times were stormy in the real world, the weather in ... music was darker, too. Almost three-quarters of the weather-themed songs from the 1950s and 1960s had lyrics that emphasized storminess, with frequent use... Continue Reading →
PARMA Recordings is excited to announce that an upcoming album of works for guitar and voice is set to release on Ravello Records, featuring Duo Sureño, in 2018.
This past summer, we traveled to Olomouc, CZ to record with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra featuring works from new PARMA Artist Patricia Julien and longtime PARMA Artists Lee Actor, Lionel Sainsbury, Michael Cunningham, Peter Greve, and Hans Bakker. We’ve finished editing Hans Bakker's "Canzona III" from these sessions and wanted to share a short clip... Continue Reading →