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: Sergio Cervetti, Take 2

Described as a composer of “emotionally dense” works by Sonograma, Uruguayan-born Sergio Cervetti, a longtime PARMA friend, and artist, has firmly established himself in the New Music scene, winning several prizes for his compositions and having them performed for international audiences, and in films, including Natural Born Killers. Today Cervetti is our next featured artist in... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SEPARATION

Composer Paula Diehl's released her double-album SEPARATION on Navona Records in June of last year. On this release,  Deihl represents the unique characteristics of each instrument featured to shine through in explorations of harmonic content and structure in a rich catalog of works for both small and large ensembles. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review says "The... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: APPALACHIAN INSPIRATION

Composer John Beall released his debut Ravello Records album APPALACHIAN INSPIRATION in 2014. The album illustrates the impact of Appalachian folk music on his often unconventional yet appealingly direct style, featuring three piano and string pieces that display a strong, expressive grasp of folk tunes and traditional classical techniques. Gramophone says, "Here three profoundly conservative... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SAN JOSÉ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 25th ANNIVERSARY

Conductor and founder of San José Chamber Orchestra Barbara Day Turner released her debut album SAN JOSÉ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 25th ANNIVERSARY in March of last year on Navona Records. The album celebrates the San José Chamber Orchestra's 25th-anniversary concert season. The orchestra presents a commemorative collection of contemporary works, showcasing the ensemble’s commitment to new music... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SURSUM

Michael Slayton released his debut PARMA album SURSUM on Navona Records in November of last year. The album presents Slayton's six compelling compositions, where each is performed by a different ensemble or solo performer. These pieces are dreamy but focused, and equal parts smooth and dissonant – as well as the imagery that the music... Continue Reading →

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