The Inside Story: Jeff Morris and WITH STRINGS

Jeff Morris creates experiences that pop audiences’ minds out of the ordinary, to realize new things about the sounds, technology, and culture around them. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting-edge arts and for asking deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Doug Bielmeier and MIND & MACHINE

Doug Bielmeier creates commercial drone and experimental electronic music tailored for boutique audiences and media. His 2017 release of BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD on Ravello Records explores his technique of Windowing, which deals with the manipulation of found sound files by the stretching and compressing of time, sample rate, bit depth, and window size.... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Barton and STYLISTIC ALCHEMIES

Scott Barton composes, performs, and produces (electro) (acoustic) music. His interests include rhythmic complexity in beat-based contexts, machine rhythms, auditory and temporal perception, musical robotic instrument design, human-robot interaction in composition and performance, and audio production. As a composer, his works explore how we perceptually organize sonic information into rhythms, (dis)continuities, and forms. They involve... Continue Reading →

August New Music Features Our 500th Release!

Our next round of releases is, as always, a little different than anything that has come before. Today we're releasing Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrović's debut album on Navona Records, which is an exciting all-piano take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  We've also got composer Bill Whitley's debut album featuring sumptuous chamber music and our... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: ROSE

On his debut Ravello Records release ROSE, composer Michael Laurello offers a personal and refined style marked by a rhythmic invention, visceral directness, and earnest emotional depth. Review Graveyard says, "Rose is an interesting classical album which plunders the rich pool of musical genres from jazz to rock. It's also an album that you can... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: HALFLIGHT

  Kim Halliday, a British composer and pianist, released his second PARMA album HALFLIGHT on Ravello Records in 2015. In this second album release, Halliday is portrayed as a composer of our time by bringing together progressive rock, electronic ambient, and film music.  Sputnik Music says, "The utterly compelling new album from Kim Halliday showcases a beautifully... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: STREAMS

With STREAMS, the follow-up to his 2012 Navona Records release SUMMER CIRCLE, composer Martin Schlumpf presents three concertos that are representative of a creative period in his career marked by the influence of minimalism and jazz, new tonal concepts, a strong emphasis on rhythm, and clear-cut formal designs. Find the album on Amazon, Naxos Music... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Stephen Ruppenthal

New PARMA artist Stephen Ruppenthal, a trumpeter, released his debut album FLAMETHROWER on Ravello Records last week. Ruppenthal, a West Coast man known for his electro-acoustic musical compositions, is also an educator and Technical Publications Director. Today, Ruppenthal is our next 'Inside Story' featured artist, a blog series exploring the personalities of our artists and composers.... Continue Reading →

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