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 →

THE INSIDE STORY: Steven Kemper and MYTHICAL SPACES

Drawing inspiration from history as well as the future, Steven Kemper has released his newest album MYTHICAL SPACES through Ravello Records. The album showcases his unique blend of classical composition and cutting edge technology. Today, Steven is our next featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of... Continue Reading →

Christopher Biggs and The Inside Story: DECADE ZERO

Composer Christopher Biggs, who was a featured composer on ONYX, is now releasing his debut Ravello Records album DECADE ZERO. Biggs’ music has been presented across the United States and Europe, as well as Latin America and Asia. His music is regularly performed at conferences and festivals, including the International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS Conference,... 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: Shirley Mier

We are pleased to announce that composer Shirley Mier has joined the PARMA family! Shirley was commissioned by the Century Chamber Orchestra to compose "Of Lakes and Legends," a suite of four pieces depicting stories and historic locations in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  This new recording of “Of Lakes and Legends” will contribute to an... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Eliane Rodrigues

PARMA is pleased to welcome pianist, composer, and conductor Eliane Rodrigues to our roster of artists! Eliane Rodrigues began making music at the age of three and gave her first recital when she was five. Her studies took her from her native Brazil to performances and competitions in the United States and Europe, where she... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Carlos Simon

We are so thrilled to be welcoming composer and arranger Carlos Simon to the PARMA family! 2018 will see the release of Carlos' album MY ANCESTOR'S GIFT on Ravello Records. "Out of the turmoil and anguish of slavery, unfair laws and systematic oppression, African Americans have birthed the most incredible art forms. I, and many others, have benefited from... Continue Reading →

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