Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field.
(Feat. Pratika Gopinath)
(neoclassical, avant-garde, vocal)
Starita is a 2 time GRAMMY®/Latin Grammy recognized producer, engineer and artist whose work spans a multitude of genres. Clients include Childish Gambino, A Tribe Called Quest, Third Eye Blind, Rebelution, Los Amigos Invisibles, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Trevor Hall and many others.
Notably, Starita was an engineer on the recent A Tribe Called Quest album ‘We got it from here….thank you 4 your service’ which reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and earned RIAA Gold certification. He also engineered Laura Sullivan’s ‘Loves River ‘ which won the GRAMMY® for Best New Age and Los Amigos Invisibles’ ‘Repeat After Me’ which was GRAMMY® nominated for Best Latin Urban/Alternative and Song Of The Year in the Latin Grammy Awards.
Starita recently began releasing his own project in collaboration with artists Jarobi White of ATCQ, Trevor Hall, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Trent Park, Madame Gandhi, and, Mamel of Los Amigos Invisibles. Full album coming February 2021.
(neoclassical, acoustic, drone)
KALMO started as a solo electronic and classical music project by Mexican producer and guitarist Bernardo Alvarado Rojas. After graduating from music university in Montreal and releasing his debut EP “Life is a Dream” in March of 2018, he felt the need to transform Kalmo into a collaborative instrumental electronic band. Jazz bassist Richard McLeish was then invited to join the project, a musician from Vancouver Island that decided to move to Montreal to immerse himself in the strong jazz tradition that inhabits the East Coast Island. After releasing their single “Shadows and Reflections” in October 2018, classical clarinetist Lucia Sanchez joined the band, a Colombian native that chose Canada to be the place to further flourish as a classical music performer. Lastly indie rock drummer and Montrealer Alexis Duval joined the collaborative project. Together they explore the combination of their particular musical styles with an upbeat approach, but more importantly they seek to bring beauty, excitement and joyful rhythms rooted in tradition to their audience. They believe in the unlimited healing power of music and in its capability to bring people together and make them vibrate under the same roof.
Nico Casal has always written soundtracks. When the Spanish-born pianist and composer was four he used to watch television programmes and toddle off to play the music he’d just heard on a cheap keyboard. Since then, he’s made a living working writing film scores, including the music for 2016 Oscar-winning short, Stutterer. Yet it’s only now that he’s felt ready to compose the soundtrack of his own life, debut solo album, Alone.
Jan Ove Fjeld
Jan Ove Fjeld is a norwegian composer, pianist.
Piano Where It Feels!
Rikard Mathisson is a newborn contempary piano composer, artist and producer. He produces piano music in varying style; solo piano in the style of Yann Tiersen, Michael Nyman, Nils, Frahm and pop in the style of Béatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate) and Coldplay, and electronica in the style of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and/or Mike Oldfield.
He writes and produces neoclassical Nordic folk-inspired music and lyrics. Earthbound and heavenly, true to the core of each tune, striving to inspire other people to contribute to this universe with art and music during the lifetime, contributing to something larger than the individual. Every song has it’s own soul, mood and sense…
Formed in 2019 by composer Jean Paul Zoghbi, Project Kronos provides original Piano Relaxing music for meditation, mindfulness, and study. First album was released in November 2019.
(neoclassical, cinematic, drone)
Matthias Gusset composes and interprets neo to post classical piano music. With its fine melodies, soft harmonies and clear structures one can hear a resemblance to minimal music and film score. After releasing his debut album ‘3’ in 2019, Matthias Gusset releases with ‘Almost There’ his first single of his upcoming album ‘Inbetween Bird Songs’.