Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field.
Romanian composer and multi-instrumentalist Allen Constantine was born on the International Music Day 1st October 1985. His compositions are piano-based, cinematic, subtle but building and dynamic, and is based on a strong focus on harmonies and arrangements.
He started composing at the age of 9 and in his early childhood, he practiced the piano and accordion, taught by his grandfather. His natural gift and passion for music evolved and has followed him ever since and at the present time he also masters various instruments such as violin, guitar and drums.
Cabin Fever Orchestra
Cabin Fever Orchestra is the art project of Graeme Cornies that began in 2016. It has been his passion project, taken up at every available opportunity, when not writing for immediate television score deadlines. It has been a means of exploring new musical palette ideas, expanding on orchestration ideas Graeme found while working on other visual media, and it has served to expand his network of talented instrumental collaborators.
Sveinung Fjermestad is a songwriter/composer from Stavanger, Norway. He is and has been involved in several indie-projects, but his solo-material presents a different side of his musicality. His first collection of songs is instrumental piano-music which paints a picture of the place he grew up. “Hottavikhagen” is the debut-track from this collection, released on Egenes Records.
(Feat. Yiorgo Ioannou)
(neoclassical, opera, experimental)
Morgane studied Opera at the Royal College of Music in London. Subsequently, moved to Berlin to work on various projects with artists from this city. She fell in love with the open mindedness and spirit of the people living there. Morgane has always loved experimenting with extremes and blending sounds that one would not normally expect to be combined in order to create truly alternate and vivid compositions. Her specialty is to blend her distorted vocals with her operatic vocals. She is very versatile and loves fusing everything that moves her together to create a unique bubble; its own universe.
(neoclassical, contemporary music)
Phoria are headed up by the master of electronics and composition Trewin Howard, he is joined by piano/synth player Ed Sanderson, guitarist and Visual director Jeb Hardwick both of whole he he has known all his life and two others (guitarist/synth player James Cheeseman and drummer Seryn Burden who he feels he has known forever. Phoria start to make sense with this strong backbone and incredible bond in place. At one point, they stopped trying to be a conventional band and started to be something else; they decided to be applied technicians in a self-created sonic laboratory named Phoria.
Thomas Hewitt Jones / James Turnbull / Bromley Radio Orchestra
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, solo piano)
Danish composer and pianist Frederik Flach (1989) composes original neo-classical music and soundtracks for various films and television shows. As a composer he both weighs the overall structure and the smaller delicate details, often exploring a simple theme that evolves organically. In most of his music the piano is in focus with touches of analog synthesizers, jazzy harmonies and often string arrangements.
His compositions are personal and often melancholic, inviting the listener into a diverse and textured universe where anything can happen.
He is also the founder of Jazzkollektivet: a community that consists of Nordic jazz talents. The ambition with the collective, founded in 2016, is to support a sprouting growth layer of young musicians and contribute to these talents making a living of their arts.
Frederik Flachs compositions have been used in a number of tv-programmes, shows, podcasts etc.