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Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field. 

The Players

Mike Kirin

(neoclassical, contemporary, experimental)

Composer and producer. Focus on ambient, experemental and neoclassical music.

For years I’ve focused my work in film and television scoring. My work has been featured on TV series, documentaries and indie projects across Russia and throughout the world. Based in Siberia, I draw my inspiration from a wide range of musical styles and blends them to create my own personal sound. But for last couple of years I’ve been composing music for listening, it’s still can be used as part of audiovisuals, but primaly composed as music for listening.

William Ogmundson

(neoclassical, instrumental)

William Ogmundson is a pianist, lyricist and EMMY-nominated composer. He has performed all over North America and Europe (including the Vatican) and released nine solo CDs to date. For more information, go to WilliamOgmundson.com

Per Störby Jutbring

(neoclassical, contemporary)

Born and raised in the small town of Falkenberg by the sea on the west coast of Sweden, he later moved to Gothenburg, lived for a while in Berlin and is nowadays based in Stockholm. He learned piano at age 10 and studied jazz piano, improvisation and ensemble at the well-reputed folk high school in Skurup south of Sweden. 1996 he started the highly acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tango Orquesta, nowadays New Tide Orquesta, in which he compose all music and plays the tricky and rare instrument Bandoneon. They have released eight albums, toured and performed all around the world, participated in a lot of TV- and radio shows, and joined dance performances.

Recently Störby Jutbring collaborated with the American choreographer Sidra Bell and her Brooklyn based company Sidra Bell Dance New York, which resulted in the multidisciplinary show ”Mönster Outside”, premiere in New Orleans 2017 and tour in USA and Sweden.

But for The Thief Bunny Society, he gives some final pieces of advice: “Switch your phone off, log out, leave for the day, open the windows, pull your socks off, follow the kids, steal a cookie, run and hide, join The Thief Bunnies, beware of The Kribblers. Never forget the password. Put your bandit mask on, run into the forest, smell the air, listen to the animals, lay down in the moss and let them find you and say ”Hi, now’s the time”. Climb a high tree, never step on a snail. Follow the kids, again, puddle splash, skid your bike. Forget everything you are supposed to remember. Never ask why.”

Eamonn Watt

(neoclassical)

My name is Eamonn Watt, aka The Virtual Conductor and I’m the one and only composer for Virtually Conducted Productions! I’m 25 years old and I live in the Shetland Islands, the most northern isles of the UK. I have received a First Class Applied Music Degree from the University of the Highlands and Islands in August 2016 . Along with composition, I am a drummer and percussionist of many genres. I’ve performed in rock bands, heavy metal bands, funk bands and traditional Scottish music sessions.

I started making compositions during my last years in high school in 2010 and became fully realised in 2012 during my first year in college where I created my debut virtual classical album, Bonhoga. I successfully launched this album at the Bonhoga Gallery where it received high amounts of acclaim from music fans ranging from classical music lovers to heavy metal enthusiasts.

I use Bandcamp as my main hub for showing these musical works as it does take me a while to compile together a completed album of musical works and I like showing what completed songs I have so far. I post work-in-progresses of compositions and even some non-classical music as well. https://thevirtualconductor.bandcamp.com

Frederik Flach

(neoclassical, solo piano)

Copenhagen-based Danish composer and pianist Frederik Flach was born in the danish town Holbæk in 1989. Frederik composes original modern classical music with a touch of electronic and jazz.

Frederik Flach (1989) invites you on a musical planet-by-planet tour to our solar system on his album “The Planets” (release september 2018), in which each planet gets its own modern classical composition with elements of real sound recorded by NASA.

Celebrating the centenary of the world premiere of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, The Planets from 1918, Frederik Flach presents us with a new modern composition, which celebrates the planets giving each of them a new voice in the music of the modern composer.

As a composer he both weighs the overall structure and the smaller delicate details, often exploring a simple theme, which evolves organically.

His compositions are personal and melancholic, inviting the listener into a diverse and textured universe where anything can happen.

Besides his work as a composer and solo artist, he is the founder of the Danish/Swedish collective of young jazz musicians Jazzkollektivet.

Jordane Tumarinson

(neoclassical, solo piano)

Jordane Tumarinson is a French composer. For him, the piano is a laboratory that stimulates his curiosity as an explorer. Music must be able to express sensations linked to his own autobiographical experience. His approach to music is very refined and sensitive, from his own words: “I started touching the keys, playing the notes together and finally I started to feel what I had in mind. I play and compose for myself: at the piano I feel free, calm and relaxed. I experience music with a great feeling of well-being. Emotions and positive feelings that I translate in my music and that I want to convey to those who listen. “In 2018 he released his debut album” Presence “, composing and performing all the songs on the album. In 2019 he released “L’envol”, produced by the prestigious italian label Blue Spiral Records. In September 2019, “Terra Incognita” will release : an album for “ten fingers and more”.

The Aquaerials

(neoclassical, instrumental)

The Aquaerials is Mark Swanson, an instrumental musician who writes, produces and self-releases records from his basement in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His minimalist songs combine elements of folk, post-rock, neoclassical and electronic music. The Aquaerials sound is largely piano-based, backed by mellow instrumentation, rhythmic and melodic piano, orchestral strings, synthesizer and rock beats.

The Music

Christos Doukakis