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

The Players

Kaleidoscope of Colours

(neoclassical, contemporary music)

Under her artist name KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOURS the German songwriter, composer and synesthete Susanne Geisler has entirely specialized in composing on base of a synaesthetic perception. Being influenced by some of the greatest contemporary composers and having assisted British composer Max Richter for many years, her tunes reveal both a blend of post-minimalistic pattern wrapped into warm and intimate sounds and the colorful and mesmerizing sounds of neo-impressionism.

As co-writer she also regularly appears on several releases of production music for labels like Universal Publishing Production Music, Warner Chappell Production Music as well as the German publisher Klanglobby. She is a 2018 scholar from V.U.T-programm Woman in music industry.

Minismus

(neoclassical, contemporary music)

Minismus is a creator of epic orchestral soundscapes designed for film and tv placements but that could serve on their own as masterpieces in the classical genre. Pulling from the styles of Max Richter, Johann Johannsonn, Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds, Minismus carefully constructs strings, brass, woodwinds and felt piano into memorable works of art. Minismus’ debut album ‘FILM’ was released June 21, 2019 on all digital platforms. Minismus creates exclusively for the new independent label Kwai Music, which focuses on post-minimalistic forms of music in orchestral, ambient and downtempo genres.

Denise Young

(neoclassical)

Denise is a composer, pianist, producer, arranger, and music publisher on the record label, Dancing Horses Music. She lives in Southern California and 4th studio album was released released on 12/12/2019.

Denise grew up in the suburbs just outside St. Louis, Missouri. Playing by ear at age 4 and beginning formal lessons at age five, she started composing original music in her early teens. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy (a double major in music and psychology), and a Master of Arts. She composes original piano-centered instrumental music that combines a contemporary style with arrangements that often include bass, cello, violin, vocalizations, percussion, acoustic and classical guitar, English horn, clarinet, and other wind instruments. Her music can be heard on radio stations around the world and often plays on Balmorhea stations. Her musical influences include, Nils Frahm, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Chopin, and Beethoven.

Her musical accomplishments include three studio albums of original music and original scores for three short films, two shown at the LA Short Film Festival and one full length documentary, Broadway Treasures (2019). Her music has earned two nominations for Best Piano Album by Zone Music Reporter, and one nomination for Best New Age album by Just Plain Folks. On the Zone Music Reporter top 100 radio airplay chart, her album Something You Dream Of… charted at number two, and her album Passionata charted at number three.

Spiral Seas

(modern classical, solo piano)

Spiral Seas, the side project of Cold Weather Company’s Steve Shimchick, is a sonic odyssey exploring and mixing multiple genres and moods.

A composer, singer, and classically trained pianist, he takes inspiration from artists such as Ólafur Arnalds, Sleeping At Last, Sigur Rós and James Blake.

Dan Michaelson

(neoclassical, contemporary music)

Dan Michaelson is a London based musician, composer and creative instrumentalist. Acclaimed for his unique take on sparse beauty and emotional weight, his Epic Minimalism spans film, television and recorded album projects.

William Ogmundson

(neoclassical, solo piano)

William Ogmundson is an award-winning pianist, lyricist and 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

Josué Parrilla

(neoclassical)

Composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Josué Parrilla’s music always has a vividly visual, imaginative character. It tells stories and takes you places. 
 Introduced to music at a very young age by his father, who is a classical guitarist, he started to play percussion at 7 years old, focusing later on saxophone and woodwinds, and then on piano and keyboards; performing, recording, and touring professionally, as well as working extensively as a producer. 
 Today, Josué focuses on composing and producing music for film and video games, as well as his music as a solo artist, and has received awards at different international songwriting and film scoring competitions. He is currently working on the score of a documentary and its album production, a project which agglomerates international music resources and artists. 
 Josué Parrilla studied jazz performance and classical composition at the University of North Texas and later obtained a Master’s Degree and a Fellowship in Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music. 
 He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, later lived in Texas, and today is based in Valencia, Spain, his hub for collaborating with artists from Europe and the World.

The Music

Christos Doukakis