This week we are proud to bring you a slate of three albums from Navona and Ravello Records including electro-acoustic and electronic music, elements of traditional chamber music fused with the timbres of a jazz ensemble and electronic manipulation, and an instrumental reimagining of much-loved paintings by artists like Seurat, Monet, and Van Gogh.
MIND & MACHINE VOLUME THREE
Gemma Peacocke, José Antonio Zayas Cabán, Jeffrey Bowen, Hubert Howe, Kyle Vanderburg, Navid Bargrizan, and Julius Bucsis
MIND & MACHINE VOLUME THREE offers a new look into the Ravello Records series of electro-acoustic and electronic music lauded by critics as “interesting and captivating” (Cinemusical). This latest edition features an array of composers and sound-artists who offer his or her own striking exploration into the means by which technology can be used to alter time and form to create entirely new musical experiences.
Composer and guitarist Jonathan Badger presents his newest album, PIANO QUARTETS, on Ravello Records. This EP of works for piano and saxophone trio is the artist’s first leap into the classical music world; his earlier albums have included an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from post-rock to neo-baroque chamber music.
BRUSH STROKES from Athenia Trio features works for flute, oboe, and bassoon. The program harnesses the impressive versatility of the trio, with six pieces by six different composers, including two commissioned specially for the ensemble: Alyssa Morris’s Brush Strokes, and Robbie McCarthy’s The Blind Men and the Elephant.