Want to know what happens when a sousaphone becomes the bass, and the guitar the only one to play harmonies? Check out Roni Martin & Kalabalik Brass Band’s latest album.
Roni Martin’s skills as a musician and a composer are well-known. Less well is documented his work as a studio professional, and a happy owner of a first-generation Harrison mixing board.
Janet Feder’s fifth album is a strong demonstration of her musical and sonic sensibilities.
Scott Walker sends a clear message to the ‘unlistening’: Tilt, Drift, Bish Bosh!
When concrete sounds form a basis for highly abstract music.
Mika Vainio, one of the great pioneers of electronic music, passed away the other week, leaving us an abundant legacy.
The great concerts get a chamber music interpretation.
With this release, the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius pays tribute to all the famous artists he’s been working with.
The book is by far the best. But what would be the second best way to tell the Alice’s story in the wonderland? A ballet at the Finnish National Opera/Ballet.
On its debut album, the NYC based band Dálava interprets a hundred years old folk songs.
Respighi borrowed from the Italian baroque music and combined the influences with the late 19th century romantic style to create enchanting original orchestral music.
Lacrimosa of Mozart’s Requiem is one of the big hits of Western classic music. Very often it is used as background music for a slow-motion video or movie.
“I thought you died alone, a long long time ago…” (David Bowie, 1947 – 2016)
When tourism has virtually dried up and the musicians can no longer make a living like they once could.
The biannual music festival of contemporary music, Musica Nova, was held in Helsinki 2 – 12 February 2017. A breakthrough of electronics?
A milestone for 20th century Western art music.
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s three-penny opera combines traditional flamenco with modern sung poetry, and does it with pertinent fervor.
If human mind was identical with the brain, brain research would have a better chance to be relevant to music psychology.
“The words and the stories are my main instruments. My voice too but I’m not as conscious about that as I am about the words, and maybe that’s a good thing.”
”A good sound comes from a good musician and a good instrument”, says Jan Erik Kongshaug, founder of the famous Rainbow Studio in Oslo.
The Trio Mediaeval makes the northern wind sing.
Opus 3 once was synonymous for great music recorded in authentic recording venues with minimal micing. Great music is still there but for the rest: times are changing. Jan-Eric Persson explains.
In 2L recordings the listener sits in the midst of the musicians.
A digitizing project of all recordings issued in Finland since 1901 is currently under way at the Music Library.
Two three years ago I asked the rather progressive 12 Tónar record shop in Iceland to send me some material …
Beginner’s luck can start off a career. But in the long run, fortune favours the bold: The story of Ernest Ansermet and the OSR.
Not only are there different sounding recorder recordings, but also some recorder players sound better than the others.
Like to take a time travel? To experience the mystique of listening to music that have survived the centuries? Choose lute music.
When filing away your precious sounds how do you approach the task; do you file by: A – Z by artist or group,…
“At the beginning, there is the alpenhorn. Then, there are the first few overtones. Bizarre sounds are generated before images of the sublime world of mountains.”