Akira Kosemura – Diary 2016-2019

The last four years have been productive ones for Japanese composer and pianist Akira Kosemura. During that relatively short period of time, he’s produced three full-length LPs (including the extraordinary In the Dark Woods) and a pair of soundtrack albums. The list of EPs and reworks projects he’s contributed to over the same period runs … Continue reading Akira Kosemura – Diary 2016-2019

Michael Vincent Waller – Moments

New York composer Michael Vincent Waller has delivered a third album to his quickly growing fanbase. Moments features R. Andrew Lee on piano and the celebrated William Winant on vibraphone. This weekend’s edition of The Moderns will feature excerpts from an interview Waller and I conducted last week. Here’s an edited version that includes material … Continue reading Michael Vincent Waller – Moments

Clarice Jensen – Drone Studies

Brooklyn’s Clarice Jensen has established an international reputation as an accomplished cellist, composer and collaborator. Her resume includes recordings and performances with a long list of heavyweights: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter and Blonde Redhead among them. She’s also artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. Drone Studies is her second solo release. As the … Continue reading Clarice Jensen – Drone Studies

Siavash Amini – Serus

French author, philosopher and literary theorist Maurice Blanchot’s life spanned almost the entirety of the twentieth century. Born in a Saône-et-Loire commune called Devrouze in September 1907, he lived to see 2003. During those years, his work was sufficiently complex and wide-ranging that Christophe Bident would author a biography of the great man entitled Maurice … Continue reading Siavash Amini – Serus