Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field.
Henrik von Euler
Henrik von Euler runs the label Flora & Fauna and has been a part of the Swedish electronic scene for over fifteen years with numerous releases on labels all over the world. Most recently he finished an album trilogy with Dödens Dal, released an album with slow Finnish David Lynch-style ballads together with the group Liljor, made the soundtrack to a 30 year old art piece as von Euler – Jäverling and 3 released three records of cinematic ambient as Små Vågor.
William Ogmundson is a pianist, lyricist and EMMY-nominated composer. He has performed all over North America and Europe (including the Vatican) and released seven solo CDs to date.
Lotte Pen stands for a new generation of classical musicians. Pen, award winning saxophonist and music composer, has played in concert halls in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris and New York. Before taking part in a number of bands and projects, she followed a classic conservatory education that she considers particularly inspiring – ‘especially when you talk about it composers like Steve Reich, Debussy or David Lang have’- but also as restrictive. ‘What I learned from pop music is the freedom that you can embrace, that you do not have the have responsibility to comply with the unwritten laws of classical.’
Pen was selected as the best producer from East Netherlands for ‘Nieuw Electronic Waar 2018’ and her track “Tabernacle” was picked up by an Italian documentary maker who uses it as a soundtrack. Lotte Pen composed music for children dance society ‘De Stilte’ and ‘Tuinfeest-Literair Festival’ in Deventer, Netherlands.
Pen performed live among other things at Theater Bouwkunde and the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.
Klinger comes from Germany and is the artist name for Cristoph Klinger.
Traveler is the brainchild of Cameron Fitzpatrick, an American musician, composer, and producer from North Carolina. As a musical project, it embodies the spirit of exploration, indulging in both the quiet introspection and swelling excitement that comes from seeing the wonders of the world, natural and man-made.
Cameron Fitzpatrick has been active in the music scene from a young age, starting in his early teens. His roots are classical, including piano, violin, and classical vocal training, all of which began when he was a young boy. He began writing in several progressive rock bands, performing all along the eastern United States coast. In Traveler, he is returning to his classical influences while maintaining his progressive desire for experimentation and incorporating vintage and modern synthesizers, percussion, and soundscapes. He believes deeply in the power of collaboration, and works with other musicians, filmmakers, and artists to make Traveler a possibility.
Thomas Hewitt Jones
Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical and commercial music. Winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer Competition, his music has been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Oxford University Press, Banks Music, the RSCM, Encore Publications, Universal Music, and is frequently heard on radio, TV and the cinema in the UK and abroad.
Thomas has written three ballets which toured the UK in 2008–2011 with Ballet Cymru, most notably a dance setting of Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece Under Milk Wood. His choral and instrumental music is frequently performed worldwide. He has also written numerous Christmas carols, including What Child is This? (OUP, 2012). Recent large-scale works include Wildflower Meadows, a song cycle commemorating the First World War, and the Christmas cantata Incarnation, released on Regent Records, both with words by regular collaborator Paul Williamson.
Commercial commissions have included work in America and scores for films in the UK, as well as music for the London 2012 Olympics Mascots animated films, with stories by Michael Morpurgo and narration by Stephen Fry. Thomas has also composed the music for a new musical version of Rumpelstiltskin which premiered at The Egg, Bath in December 2014. Recent performances include the premiere of a new set of songs charting the history of Bath with words by Paul Williamson (Bath Abbey, 2015), and the UK premiere of choral and orchestral work Panathenaia at the British Museum, commissioned by Hugo Ticciati.
(neoclassical, instrumental, contemporary)
Jaap Mol is a composer, producer & film maker from The Netherlands.