Composer, Orchestrator, and Copyist Kyulee Choi Collaborates to Craft Fantastic Scores

Here at Jam Addict, we've talked to a good number of composers working in entertainment, but few are as multi-talented as Kyulee Choi.  She works not only as a composer but also as an orchestrator and a copyist, and that's without even getting into her own songwriting work and music production.    Choi is truly […]

Read More
Shonen Knife Celebrates 40 years: ‘Nirvana Looked Crazy - I Was Afraid!'

Few rock bands survive to be 40 years old. Shonen Knife's achievement is all the more remarkable since there haven't been many all-female rock bands from Japan that have converted their fascination with junk food, beautiful animals, and the Ramones into a global career. Let's Knife, released in the UK by Creation Records immediately after […]

Read More
Alvin Lucier, 90, American Avant-Garde Composer Passed Away

Alvin Lucier, a composer whose investigations into the physical qualities of sound established him as a key figure in the US avant-garde, has died at the age of 90. According to the New York Times, his daughter said that difficulties after a fall were the reason. "The great Alvin Lucier has died," his ex-wife Mary […]

Read More
Irreversible Brain Taint from Segregation: Leo Nocentelli

Leo Nocentelli is impossible to pin down. When I ask how the renowned funk guitarist's astonishing solo record Another Side came to be published after 50 years in obscurity, he gives me the whole tale in a seven-minute monologue, but I can't confirm his age. "It's not important," he adds, his Louisiana accent thick as […]

Read More
Composer Alan Hawkshaw Dies at 84

Alan Hawkshaw, a musician and composer who wrote some of the most well-known TV themes in the UK and was copied widely in hip-hop, has died at the age of 84. He was taken to the hospital last week with pneumonia and died early on Saturday. Hawkshaw composed the loping, almost reggae-like tune to Grange […]

Read More
Review of Piano Works Volume 1 by Elisabeth Lutyens

Perhaps it's unavoidable, but the present emphasis on showcasing the work of female composers tends to center on those working now, while an entire generation of female composers born a decade or two before WWI is frequently overlooked. Elizabeth Maconchy, Elisabeth Lutyens, and Priaulx Rainier were among the most renowned of these people (who was […]

Read More
1 2
envelope linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram