ListN Up is a collection of artist-curated playlists that provide an intimate sonic portrait of latest artists by showcasing the various and stylistically various music that influences their artistic apply.
Holland Andrews is a vocalist, composer, and efficiency artist whose work focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to construct soundscapes that embody each catharsis and dissonance. Ceaselessly highlighting themes surrounding vulnerability and therapeutic, Andrews arranges music for voice, clarinet, and electronics.
Hello. My title is Holland Andrews, and I’m a composer, performer, and vocalist based mostly in Brooklyn. I made this playlist to focus on some music that I take heed to by composers who’ve been actually deep of their apply for a few many years. Additionally, some music that has been with me and impressed me since childhood. I hope you get to pay attention and revel in, and possibly really feel impressed too.
“Guarantees, motion 2” by Floating Factors, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra
Once I first heard this album, I used to be visited by a sea of ancestors. Or relatively, an ocean. I may see all of them in rapturous applause for my presence, the place, in that second, I used to be sharing area with different artists, and all of us cried collectively.
“Love Track Of Urfa” by Midori Takada
I’m impressed by the basic high quality of Midori Takada’s music. I’m usually drawn to sounds and composers that draw from a sensation of pre-thought and who’re deep in a stream with one thing higher than the notice of themselves. This hypnotic music makes me really feel drawn into that stream.
“Ever New” by Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Beverly Glenn-Copeland conjures up me a lot due to her dynamic and profoundly distinctive pathway into her music and compositional apply. Once I pay attention, I hear the skinny and iridescent layer of expansive waves which can be only a mirror of her. She articulates them in her music so masterfully. I work to be taught to be this fashion and I’m so grateful for her instance and present of claiming sure to her creativity each day.
“Beau Soir” by Claude Debussy, carried out by Barbra Streisand
This music comes from an album of Barbra Streisand singing classical music, and though it wasn’t common when it got here out, it’s by far one among my favourite of her albums. For somebody like Barbra Streisand, recognized for her massive voice and unimaginable management, the distinction of that, singing Debussy, seems to be gorgeous and thrilling to take heed to. Her method to delicacy and restraint is inspiring to me as a vocalist.
“Formations” by Disasterpeace
The Disasterpace album that Richard Vreeland made for the online game Fez has been in rotation in my life for the higher a part of 10 years. It’s virtuosic in its use of synthesis to create a cohesive, artistic, and good rating for this sport. Truthfully, one among my favourite albums of all time, and this monitor is one I sit up for listening to. The music is emotional however not forcing you right into a state. I maintain saying to myself “wow, that is so stunning.”
“The Dharma at Huge Sur, Pt. II: Sri Moonshine” by John Adams, carried out by Tracy Silverman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
I got here throughout this album after I was an adolescent within the early 2000s. On the time I had by no means heard classical music that created a blissful catharsis that felt like a mirror of my very own expertise of non secular catharsis. The weather are easy, mounting, fluid, and hypnotic, and it has impressed a lot of how I need to stream into writing and feeling when composing.
“House” by Charlie Smalls, carried out by Stephanie Mills
I grew up watching the film The Wiz with my household ever since I used to be a baby. I’m so grateful to have been immersed on this music by grasp jazz composer Charlie Smalls. This specific music, “House,” makes use of tender nostalgic melodies that take your private home from feeling like a small and intimate place and increase it out into being wherever you occur to be. Grounded, rooted, free.
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