Twin Cities Pianist Matthew McCright Releases New Album “What is Left Behind” on the Proper Canary label

Matthew McCright has released his latest album, “What is Left Behind,” on the Proper Canary label. The new full-length release features pieces by Reinaldo Moya, Amy Williams, Linda Buckley, Stephen Andrew Taylor, and Andrea Mazzariello and showcases piano music that defines, reshapes, and narrates the composers’ experiences by way of migration, passing, and journey. The […]

Announcing Bee-Sharp Honeybee

Bee-sharp Honeybee by composer Rae Howell is a brand new music work currently in development. Working with musicians, animators, filmmakers, bee researchers and beekeepers in Minnesota, it is an independent art-science creation project, inspired by, and directly derived from the research of bees, with a focus on bee buzz frequencies. The initial music sketches (composed by […]

New Work from Jay Afrisando

Jay Afrisando, 2016 MECA winner, has launched his new audio-visual work “The (Real) Laptop Music :))” on Vimeo. This piece emerged from a question on a laptop for a composing activity. Dedicated to everyone who uses a laptop for working every day, this piece is composed, directed, & edited by Jay Afrisando and shot by […]

Fundraiser for Twin Cities concert of chamber works by living, female composers

Valerie Little is raising funds to present a recital of modern string chamber music works by living, female composers in August, 2018. Valerie writes, “female voices are underrepresented in classical music, as are the works of living composers. I have chosen works from diverse composers, including Jennifer Higdon, Hannah Lash, Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, and […]

crow with no mouth radio program

Beginning Saturday, September 2, 11pm-midnight Pacific Time, the inaugural one hour crow with no mouth radio program will air on community-based KOWS, Sonoma County, California. The one-hour radio program will air on odd Saturdays on KOWS at 11pm Pacific Time. If you’re not able to catch the program when it airs, they are all archived on […]

Millikan Symphony Kickstarter

News from composer Ann Millikan: MILLIKAN SYMPHONY, in honor of the composer’s brother, Robert C. Millikan (1957-2012), has been recorded with Boston Modern Orchestra Project and violin soloist Jennifer Curtis. Finishing funds are needed to complete the CD and release it on Innova Recordings, and for the CD-Release Party featuring Jennifer Curtis on August 24th in […]

Twin Cities world musicians produce a fiery piece on finding our roots

Raga Labs brings together the best musicians in world music genres to create unique collaborations that provide a platform for groups of artists to express and explore contemporary themes and relevant social trends. Raga Labs was founded at MIT and is the recipient of many awards including the 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship award by Fractured Atlas, […]

Swede Hollow Opera by Ann Millikan

Saint Paul, MN composer & librettist Ann Millikan writes, “I am very pleased to announce the release of my opera SWEDE HOLLOW on CD! The cast and musicians are superb, and I think you will really enjoy this music. Our November, 2017 performances had near-capacity audiences of over 100 both nights. We recorded the opera […]

“Rhythm in Rice” series hosted by PipJazz Foundation

Come one, come all…  Enjoy original music and the “Rhythm in Rice” series, produced by Brian Horst Productions and co-produced by PipJazz Foundation and Pippi Ardennia. Pippi Ardennia, President & Founder of PipJazz LIVE! Foundation PLUS…Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Educator, and Lowertown’s Jazz Diva has arranged  6 GREAT concerts in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, […]