Skip to main content

Contemporary Classical - Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence (Innova Recordings - August 25 2017)

Jane Antonia Cornish: Into Silence
(Innova Recordings - August 25, 2017)

Composers: Jane Antonia Cornish
Performers: Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Caitlin Sullivan, Claire Bryant, Hamilton Berry, Vicky Chow, Anna Elashvili

Buy the CD

Jane Antonia Cornish's Into Silence is a gorgeous collection of reflective and emotional music that explores notions of time, silence, light, reflection, and trascendence.

Memory of Time, for solo violin and four cellos, is lovely and elegaic in its emotional range, with soaring strings and a harmonic heart that evokes the space and distance of time. Into Silence I, the second track, is a standout, that elegantly explores silence in sound using piano and electronics.

Scattered Light, for solo cello, relies on the stringed instrument to produce a sense of movement, but without agitation. The emotional colours of the tracks are spacious and meditative rather than tumultuous. The pieces are all linked thematically, but also by an ensemble of violin, piano, four cellos, and electronics.

Elegia, like the first track, explores memory, but with a more reflective and questioning emotion that hints at loss over time. Into Silence II is a track for solo piano, and uses the instrument to evoke the solitary nature of silence.

Luminescence uses solo cello with three cellos and electronics in a haunting track. Ms Cornish uses musical colours with a soft edged brush on this release. Even here, with mournful harmonies and chord structure, the track sounds more philosophical than sad, as if reaching for the light.

Jane Antonia Cornish is a British Academy Award winning composer who grew up in England and lives in New York City. In the world of film scoring, Cornish composed the music for many films, including the drama “Fireflies in the Garden”, starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and Willem Dafoe.

Her compositions are created with an economy of effects, subtly textured and possessed with a serene sense of light and space.

Into Silence
Choreographed by New York City Ballet's Ask la Cour. 
Performed by New York City Ballet principal Ask la Cour and American National Ballet principal Sara Michelle Sarafina.


Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …