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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 | marco caricola

to celebrate the release of his new album, ‘homs und ich’, marco has chosen the tracks for the playlist update this week

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.

podcasts

James Heather

The Contemplative Classical Podcast     Matt Emery meets James Heather to chat about growing up in a family of piano players, improvisation, collaborations, inspirational records and his new reworks album. You can download or stream James Heathers new reworks album which is out now on the digital platforms here: jamesheather.lnk.to/reworks       Intro: (0:00) Music: […]

Luke Howard

The Contemplative Classical Podcast     Matt Emery meets Luke Howard to chat about his latest release ‘Open Heart Story‘ and upcoming release ‘More Heart Stories’, Luke’s studio setup in Melbourne, scoring for virtual reality, what he’s currently listening to, the Australian music scene and other recommended artists and what he has coming up in […]

Shida Shahabi, Resina & Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

The Contemplative Classical Podcast     Matt Emery meets Shida-Shahabi, Resina and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch after their triumphant show for Daylight Music at Union Chapel. They chat about touring, latest releases, recording, meeting 130701, favourite records and and the joys of silence. Available to listen and download for free via the Contemplative Classical Soundcloud page.       Intro: (0:00) Music: Shida Shahabi – Dawning and […]

interviews

in conversation with drexler

we talk about his debut album ‘Handles’, his recording set up, inspirations and much more.

in conversation with josh semans

we talk about his debut album, the writing process, the ondes Martenot and much more.

in conversation with marta cascales alimbau

we talk about her latest release ‘Anoche’, musical influences, musical advice & more.

in conversation with nina keith

we discuss her compositional process, new album MARANASATI 19111, and much more…

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 her new album INSCAPE, as well as her creative approach and musical background.

in conversation with marika takeuchi

…we discuss her album Melding, studio setup and much more.

in conversation with klangriket

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

in conversation with fabrizio paterlini

…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 pieter de graaf

…we discuss his musical journey to where he is today, his EP Prologue, and much more. 

in conversation with artists from diary reworks

…every artist answers three questions on how they reworked their track, reworking vs. composing and the meaning of music for them.

in conversation with jonas hain

…we talk about his musical background, ‘Solopiano’, the meaning of piano music for Jonas and more. 

in conversation with khyaam haque

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

in conversation with snorri hallgrímsson

…we talk about his debut album ‘Orbit’, the highlight of his musical career so far and much more.

in conversation with ed carlsen

…we talk about his journey as a composer, recent collaborations, his studio setup and more.

in conversation with jameson nathan jones

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

in conversation with garreth broke (upright editions)

…we discuss his new project Upright Editions, a downloadable sheet music book with all profits going to Music for Relief.

in conversation with luis berra

…we talk about naming pieces of music, the compositional process and much more.

in conversation with rachel lafond

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

in conversation with fyfe & iskra strings

…we discuss their new EP, the collaborative process, and much more.

in conversation with dominique charpentier

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

in conversation with lars jakob rudjord

…we talk about his musical background, his influence from his surroundings and much more.

in conversation with doug thomas

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

in conversation with hior chronik

..we discuss his sound as a composer, the meaning of his music, directing his own videos, and more.

in conversation with poppy ackroyd

in conversation with poppy, we talk about her current plans, recent tour and composing techniques.

in conversation with erland cooper

an insight into Erland’s album Solan Goose & more.

in conversation with kinbrae

in conversation with kinbrae we talk about their musical backgrounds, inspirations, compositional process and more

in conversation with emma gatrill

Emma Gatrill is a multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton, UK. Read our interview with her here..

in conversation with angus macrae

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 kieran brunt from strange boy

We had a chat with Kieran from Strange Boy.

in conversation with brady kendall from alaskan tapes

An interview with Brady Kendall from Alaskan Tapes

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drexler - ghosts have arrived

For the month of May, 100% of the proceeds of this track will go towards charities that support those struggling with Mental Health. https://drexler-music.bandcamp.com/

playlist

Martyn Heyne | 2400

Martyn Heyne | 2400

Stream 2400 on Contemplative Classical | Spotify 2400 is from the album Electric Intervals

Nils Frahm | The Dane

Nils Frahm | The Dane

Stream The Dane on Contemplative Classical | Spotify The Dane is from the album Encores 1

Rivka Golani | Orfeo ed Euridice

Rivka Golani | Orfeo ed Euridice

Stream Orfeo ed Euridice on Contemplative Classical | Spotify Orfeo ed Euridice is from the album Viola Recital: Golani, Rivka

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