THE INSIDE STORY: Michael Wittgraf and MANIFOLD

Michael Wittgraf is an electronic music composer whose recent work explores live manipulation of feedback, interactive improvisation, and time as data. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. He has awards, commissions, and recognition from ASCAP, Modern Chamber Players, National Symphony Orchestra, Tempus Fugit, Louisiana State University, University of... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jonathan David Little

Jonathan Little’s historically-informed music has been acclaimed for its “mystical beauty, intensity and richness of material.” His multi-faceted style has been described as “Archaic Futurism”, “Ecstatic Minimalism”, and “Picturesque Archaism”. His music is published in Australia by Wirripang and can be heard on his highly acclaimed albums Terpsichore and the Navona release POLYHYMNIA. Today, Little... Continue Reading →

Zhen Chen wins a Global Music Award with ERGO

The Navona Records 2017 April release of ERGO, featuring compositions by New York-based composer and pianist Zhen Chen has won the Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards. Zhen Chen received his Bachelor's in piano performance at the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and his Master's in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings

Longtime PARMA friend and composer Allen Brings, a New York City native, and member Society of Composers is today's next featured artist for "The Inside Story," a blog series that explores the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? It was Marian Anderson when I heard her... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: DREAM OF SAILING

In his debut PARMA album DREAM OF SAILING, released on Ravello Records in 2015, Composer Masatora Goya presents a collection of chamber works inspired by the life and passing of Goya’s father, Masahiro. American Record Guide says, "It's the type of sound that grabs you but gives you the task of introspection as well." Find DREAM OF SAILING... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: DEAR DARWIN

DEAR DARWIN, the second release on Ravello Records by composer Scott Brickman, explores several themes relating to Charles Darwin's studies and interests including birds, love, world travel, and human boundaries. In a review by Gramophone, the reviewer Donald Rosenberg specifically comments on the track listing beginning with "A is for Apple" and ending with "Zygote" saying,... Continue Reading →

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