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PREMIERE: Slim Wray's "The Way I Get By" Off 'Post No Bills'

Garage surf-rock trio Slim Wray's forthcoming EP, Post No Bills, out July 14, proliferates that 1960's beach babe sound. Recorded in Bunker Studios in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Post No Bills is the gritty, cymbal-heavy, blues infused answer to ...

Classicalite Q&A with Colleen

Much like myself, french multi-instrumentalist Colleen aka Cécile Schott takes sonic influence from Terry Riley, Arthur Russell, traditional African and Jamaican music and, naturally, the Wu Tang Clan. All of which she delved into on her edition of ...

Classicalite Q&A with R.B. Schlather

For all the bogus boilerplate about how classical music is dead or even well-intentioned words regarding how she can stay breathing, precious few--performers, ensembles and institutions--are actually doing anything to change both conversation and ...

MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very ...

Classicalite Q&A with Robert Sirota

With both European bona fides (that Watson fellowship with Nadia Boulanger in Paris) and studies with composers that can sound European (those PhD lessons with Leon Kirchner at Harvard), American composer Robert Sirota remains precisely that: a ...

Classicalite Q&A with Loren M. Connors

The one, true guitar hero, Loren Connors is nothing if not prolific: 50-plus records as far flung as Drag City to Ecstatic Peace/Father Yod to Table of the Elements, as well as countless more via his own imprints (Daggett, St. Joan, Black Label, ...

Classicalite Q&A with Banjo Player Jake Schepps

Banjo player Jake Schepps sure is opening up the possibilities for his instrument: contemporary classical bluegrass? Yes, a thousand times so. In fact, his latest album, Entwined (Fine Mighty), is the perfect manifestation of a seemingly non-existent ...

[WATCH] 'Cubanacán: A Revolution of Forms,' First New Cuban Opera in 50 Years

'Cubanacán: A Revolution of Forms' is indeed the first new Cuban opera in nearly five decades. Itself some twelve years in the making, this new production comes to fruition via American filmmaker Charles Koppleman to kick off the 2015 Havana ...

Arthur Russell Tribute at BAM to Feat. Scissor Sister Jake Shears, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Dev Hynes

Following the release of Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell tribute album featuring Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange and 16 more via Red Hot Organization and Yep Roc; BAM is hosting an evening of performances in honor of the ...

Classicalite Q&A with Ian Williams

Ian Williams, erstwhile guitarist in math rock pioneers Don Caballero, has been busy as of late--working on a new Battles record, writing his first piece for the American Composers Orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall, fathering his first child. ...

Classicalite Q&A with Carolina Eyck & Christopher Tarnow on 'Improvisations for Theremin And Piano' (Butterscotch Records)

German theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck and pianist/composer Christopher Tarnow set their American debut today by way of Improvisations for Theremin and Piano on Buttersctoch Records. Produced by Allen Farmelo, Improvisations modernizes the theremin ...

Classicalite Contest: #Langzart - Win Three Signed Copies of Lang Lang's Double-CD, 'The Mozart Album,' from Sony Classical

And for #Langzart, three (3) lucky winners will be able to snag a copy for themselves!.

Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir Releases Latest Album 'Aerial' November 11 via Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music Classics

Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir is set to release her latest album, 'Aerial,' on November 11th via Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music Classics Records. 'Aerial' is composed of six new works with ensembles of varying sizes.

C-LITE A.V. Club - Lang Lang Performs Mozart at HARMAN Flagship Store in Manhattan

United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang celebrated the release of his 'The Mozart Album' at the HARMAN store in Midtown, Manhattan, where he was honored by HARMAN for his efforts in share his music and inspiring others.

PHOTOS: Cameron Carpenter Debuts His International Touring Organ with Shostakovich, Fauré at Town Hall in New York City

Last week, Classicalite took a stroll on Town Hall Way in Midtown, Manhattan to witness celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter in-person--touring in support of his Sony Classical debut If You Could Read My Mind (a record that quickly became the ...

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