October 2018: New Releases from Big Round, Navona, and Ravello Records

We’re plunging into the heart of autumn, and winter’s chill is fast approaching. But before we look towards what’s to come, let’s take a moment to recognize where we are right now – in the midst of a hauntingly beautiful time of year, and a month of fresh new music! This month at PARMA brings thought-provoking piano four hands performances, a fusion of electronics and jazz in one striking collection, an epic compilation of large ensemble compositions, and so much more.

Dive in and discover new music from Jeff Morris, Connecticut Composers, Inc., Michael G. CunninghamDana Muller and Gary SteigerwaltHayes BiggsJohn A. CarolloHans BakkerJan JärvleppShirley Mier, Kenneth Kuhn, and more…

OCTOBER RELEASES OUT NOW

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INTERFACES

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris’s newest release, INTERFACES, connects traditional instrumentation with enigmatic, experimental electronic sound. The composer tests the listener, challenging the conventional listening experience with the integration of many complex channels of sound.


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SPECTRA VOL. 2

Connecticut Composers, Inc.

PARMA Recordings proudly presents SPECTRA VOL. 2, the second release by Connecticut Composers, Inc., an organization of composers previously or currently living in Connecticut. Spanning a variety of musical genres, this album presents a diverse selection of the freshest contemporary music created by CCI’s members.


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MEZZANINE SEAT

Michael G. Cunningham

PARMA veteran composer Michael G. Cunningham invites you to sit back and enjoy the thrilling production of his latest album, MEZZANINE SEAT. Comprised of four large works, Cunningham presents themes of dramatic narrative and tension. MEZZANINE SEAT creates an atmosphere where the instruments seem to converse with one another, carrying the narrative through the entire album.


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MY SYMPHONIC POEMS

Mark John McEncroe

Launching his career as a composer while in his late 30’s, Mark John McEncroe brings his extensive life experience to inform and shape his work. His ambition to create a space where listeners can think and feel about the subject matter of his music is fully realized in MY SYMPHONIC POEMS.


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IN YOUR HEAD

Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt

30 years of combining forces in the piano four hands genre has led to this moment. Navona Records proudly presents IN YOUR HEAD, a collection of works commissioned for piano duo Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt, in which their performances illustrate the inner workings of the minds of St. Francis, lucid dreamers – and your own.


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WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS

Hayes Biggs

Composer Hayes Biggs’ WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS is a veritable portrait of an artist unafraid to explore a realm beyond common notions of tonality and atonality. This versatile album entices to a boundary-pushing journey into a mind conceiving truly original musical worlds.


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MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE

John A. Carollo

John A. Carollo’s fourth PARMA release is a wondrous musical journey through the world of desire. With MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE, Carollo makes an impassioned plea for the power of romance.


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LEGENDS AND LIGHT

Hans Bakker; Jan Järvlepp; Clive Muncaster; Shirley Mier

From a heroic battle against a threatening beast to the tenderness of romantic love, LEGENDS AND LIGHT is an epic journey through the spectrum of human emotion and experience, as told through the voices of the large ensemble.


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PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH A. KUHN

Kenneth Kuhn

Composer and pianist Kenneth Kuhn, after finding the music he wanted to hear did not exist, strove to bring his own musical visions to life. The result, PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH A. KUHN, is a cathartic journey through the memories and imagination of the composer. Romantic in quality, thematic, memorable, and deeply moving, Kuhn’s latest work leaves listeners feeling enriched and enchanted.

 

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