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Contemplative Classical is a community dedicated to contemporary classical music including playlists, featured artists and interviews.

Curated by Michael Price and Samuel Ziajka // Podcasts by Matt Emery

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guest playlist update | sergio díaz de rojas

Sergio chose tracks this week to celebrate the release of December 03 (Reworked).

guest playlist update | hior chronik

to celebrate the release of ‘Descent’, Hior has chosen the tracks for this week’s update.

guest playlist update | akira kosemura

to celebrate the release of ‘Yearbook’, Akira has chosen the tracks for this week’s update.

guest playlist update | paul thomson

this week’s playlist update has been chosen by founder of Spitfire Audio, Paul Thomson.

guest playlist update | sonder house

this week’s playlist update is brought to us from Sonder House and their Recollections Vol. 1

guest playlist update | ólafur arnalds

this week’s playlist update has been chosen by the incredible artist, Ólafur Arnalds.

interviews

in conversation with moderna records

Matt Emery chats with Évo and Nick to hear more about the past, present and future of Moderna.

in conversation with hauschka

we discuss his ‘A Different Forest’ album, scoring for film, upcoming soundtracks, his studio & more..

in conversation with addelam

we discuss their album Addelam, the creative process and more.

in conversation with jacob pavek

…we discuss his NOME album release show, influences, the meaning of music and more.

in conversation with fiona brice

…we discuss her musical background, collaborations, advice on getting into the music industry and more.

in conversation with cameron brooks

…we talk about his musical background, inspirations, his EP and more.

in conversation with jakob lindhagen & vargkvint

…we chat about their UK tour, live setup, new music and more.

in conversation with lambert

we discuss his new album, collaborating with Dekker and more.

in conversation with illuminine

…we discuss collaborations on #3, mental health in the music industry and much more.

in conversation with alexandra stréliski

…we talk about his musical background, inspirations, his EP and more.

in conversation with marika takeuchi

…we discuss collaborations on #3, mental health in the music industry and much more.

in conversation with klangriket

…we discuss his NOME album release show, influences, the meaning of music and more.

in conversation with fabrizio paterlini

…we discuss Tjärn, previous collaborations, the meaning behind Klangriket and more.

in conversation with pieter de graaf

…we discuss his NOME album release show, influences, the meaning of music and more.

in conversation with artists from diary reworks

…we discuss his most recent album ‘Winter Stories’, streaming vs. buying music, live streaming live performances of ‘Winter Stories’ on YouTube and more. 

in conversation with jonas hain

…we discuss Tjärn, previous collaborations, the meaning behind Klangriket and more.

in conversation with khyaam haque

…we discuss collaborations on #3, mental health in the music industry and much more.

in conversation with snorri hallgrímsson

…we talk about his musical background, influences and what music means to him.

in conversation with ed carlsen

…we talk about his musical background, influences and what music means to him.

in conversation with jameson nathan jones

…we talk about his musical background, influences and what music means to him.

in conversation with garreth broke (upright editions)

…we talk about his musical upbringing, ‘sanctuary sessions’, improvising and more.

in conversation with luis berra

…we talk about his musical background, influences and what music means to him.

in conversation with rachel lafond

…we talk about his musical background, influences and what music means to him.

in conversation with fyfe & iskra strings

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with dominique charpentier

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with lars jakob rudjord

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with doug thomas

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with hior chronik

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with poppy ackroyd

…we discuss doug’s musical background, compositional process, advice for first time composers and much more.

in conversation with erland cooper

…we discuss his new album ‘Réminiscence’, his musical background, improvising and more.

in conversation with kinbrae

…we discuss his new album ‘Réminiscence’, his musical background, improvising and more.

in conversation with emma gatrill

…we discuss her relationship with the piano, the story of how she began composing, her new album, and much more. 

in conversation with angus macrae

…we discuss doug’s musical background, compositional process, advice for first time composers and much more.

in conversation with kieran brunt from strange boy

An insight into Angus’s original score for Tennessee Williams’s ‘Summer and Smoke’, directed by Rebecca Frecknall at London’s Almeida Theatre

in conversation with brady kendall from alaskan tapes

…we discuss doug’s musical background, compositional process, advice for first time composers and much more.

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"en masse" - jacob pavek | elskavon | philip daniel | john hayes

After performing full sets of their own for an intimate crowd at Jacob Pavek's Minnesota-based studio The Alamo, Elskavon, Philip Daniel, John Hayes and Pavek came together with Laurels String Quartet for a collaborative finale to end the evening.

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Martyn Heyne | 2400

Martyn Heyne | 2400

Stream Feel First Life on Contemplative Classical | Spotify Feel First Life is from the album Singularity

Nils Frahm | The Dane

Nils Frahm | The Dane

Stream November Morning on Contemplative Classical | Spotify November Morning is a single

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