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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can, New York’s innovative and energetic champion of new music, officially announced the new clarinetist for its “All-Star” lineup. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have become a singular vehicle for visionary composition over the course of the last 20 years, and with the addition of Ken Thomson will continue to set the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Johann Johannsson and Hildur Gudnadottir: Manchester, UK, November 2, 2012

Read "Johann Johannsson and Hildur Gudnadottir: Manchester, UK, November 2, 2012" reviewed by David McLean

Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir
Live Soundtrack of Pandoras Box
RNCM
Manchester, England

November 2, 2012

As soon as the title sequence erupted onto the cinema screen, so too did the quartet's music; all fire and brimstone, recalling composer Philip Glass' most imposing work on Koyaanisqatsi (1982). Piano chords were struck as cello and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jóhann Jóhannsson: The Miners’ Hymns

Read "The Miners’ Hymns" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il rapporto tra la musica del compositore islandese Jóhann Jóhannsson e le immagini è da sempre stato fortissimo, quando non inscindibile, vuoi per i tanti progetti di sonorizzazione che lo hanno visto e lo vedono protagonista, vuoi per una evidente qualità evocativa delle sue partiture, le cui dilatazioni invitano naturalmente all'immaginazione visuale. La conferma viene dal questa colonna sonora ...