As with many traditional instruments from around the world, globalization and the influence of western culture have made traditions less prominent. This is the case with the koto in Japan. Regardless of its prominence, musicians such as June Kuramoto, Reiko Obata, Elizabeth Falconer, and Yukiko Matsuyama bring the koto to modern music. Though that’s not the only musicians that provide koto music in a modern context. Cover musicians like the ones below do exactly that.
This Midnight Hour is an orchestral composition written by Anna Clyne. She has specifically provided a rich composition and doesn’t give the audience any hint towards the intention of the narrative. It’s intentional.
There are snake jazz remixes. Yes, you did hear that right. There are snake jazz remixes because the internet is an amazing place and Rick and Morty fans have too much power. Our featured image is from the 5th episode of season 4, ‘Rattlestar Ricklactica’.
Organist and teacher Leonard MacClain is a household name for his skill and improvisation. It all started in Philadelphia where MacClain started and continued doing what he loved best; music.
Also known as Melody Mac, he was known for his, well, melodies. Especially with decades of experience as a theatre organist. His name didn’t stay only in the States. Melody Mac’s music with Epic Records gained him international fame.
When it comes to the music of opera, the composer needs to be a bit of all the above, a dramatist, a writer, an artist, and not just a composer. Mozart was each of those and used those influences to blend power and emotion into his works.
With the work and talent of Micheal Stern the conductor, Bella Hristova the violin soloist, and the musicians of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, composers such as Anna Clyne, Tchaikovsky & Dvořák will never be forgotten.
Something that not many people know is that silent films weren’t completely silent. They were often accompanied by musical scores. These scores are what Dennis James aims to preserve.
This is an interview with Dennis James and Dylanna Fisher of Switching Styles.
Known offline as Alvaro Arizcun, Rhaeide brings forward piano arrangements of themes from pop culture including games, TV series, movies, band covers and original compositions. Examples include The Goonies Theme, Beauty and the Beast, The Christmas Piano Medley, Les Miserables, Hearthstone, and League of Legends.
Swedish musician Fredrik Larsson created a musical project titled FreddeGredde to highlight his skills as a musician while bringing in his love for pop culture. With Medleys on pop culture aspects such as The Big Bang Theory, Super Mario Bros, and Disney, combined with countless original songs, this project is a certain success.
Heavy Metal Heroes have heard the cries from hypotheticals on the internet and from within your imagination. From the depths of the internet, of the expansive wonder that is the Youtube universe, comes a band unlike any other. This band has been born from a combination of superheroes and metal music to cover your favorite songs.