ListN Up is a sequence of artist-curated playlists that provide an intimate sonic portrait of latest artists by showcasing the various and stylistically different music that influences their inventive observe.
Known as “stark, haunting magnificence” with “intimate focus” by The Washington Publish, the music of Colombian-born composer/sound maker James Díaz strives to create distinctive sonic textures, sound plenty, and interactive environments. Deeply influenced by the idea of psychedelia, his music additionally attracts from components of graphic design, Latin American landscapes, and images.
Hello, I’m James Diaz, a Colombian composer and digital musician primarily based in Philadelphia. I’m excited to share this playlist with you. I hope you’ll enable your self to dive into these completely different sound worlds by these distinctive composers and artists.
“Journey” by James Primosch, carried out by The Crossing
Let’s set the tone. Discovering Jim’s choral compositions was really a fortune. This monitor is the primary one from his poignant and deeply private album with The Crossing. Following his passing in 2021, this album serves me as a logo of therapeutic and reconciliation.
“Two Questions About Time” by José G. Martinez, carried out by Third Coast Percussion
Like Jim, José is influenced by literary texts, however in his case, by the richness of Latin American literature. The spiral type and infinite loop feeling in José’s “Two Questions About Time,” written for Third Coast Percussion, results in a galaxy of granular textures and glowing flashes of sound. You don’t wish to miss it!
“Cosmologies Pt 2.” by L’Eclair
As a synth participant, L’éclair is the band I aspire to be a part of. This monitor, with its theremin-like vocal line specifically, strikes in infinite circles and showcases the band’s signature type.
“Groundwater” by Flannery Cunningham, carried out by Elizabeth Wesche, Ania Vu, and Erin Busch
Talking of particulars, Flann’s multimedia work encompasses a large and thoroughly crafted inventive spectrum, from stay processing, pre-edited samples, chamber music, songwriting, video, and set up. This work focuses on tone in its purest type and invitations one to hum or sing alongside. It really showcases Flann’s vary and talent as an artist.
“Muto Infinitas” by Catherine Lamb, carried out by Rebecca Lane and Jon Heilbron
In relation to tone, Catherine’s music is my go-to for introspective moments. Her music features as a type of time journey, bringing you away from a future-focused mind-set, and into the current second. If you end up transported to the previous, it’s okay; simply make sure that to return again quickly.
“Untitled Two” by King Britt and Tyshawn Sorey
Alternatively, King’s synths and ever-changing patterns mixed with Tyshawn’s otherworldly rhythmic and meter shifts may have you shifting out of your seat. Play it loud. (Enjoyable truth: it was composed and carried out on the spot, a testomony to their musical chemistry.)
“Sarah” by Alex G
Staying within the realm of Philadelphia music, we’ve a traditional from the scene within the type of Alex G. Though this monitor is from 2012, I solely not too long ago stumbled upon his music. The continuously evolving world of psychedelic Indie Rock by no means fails to excite, and Alex’s excellent manufacturing and digital abilities are really exceptional.
“Cello Concerto” by Unsuk Chin, carried out by Alban Gerhardt, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Myung-Whun Chung
Whereas reminiscing about 2012, I recall my fascination with Unsuk Chin’s music. Her Cello Concerto is a gorgeous mixture of clear lyrical passages and highly effective, brutal moments. The cautious construction of her orchestral writing is actually spectacular. I extremely advocate taking the time to hearken to the complete piece.
“Torso” by Peter Kramer, carried out by Pala Garcia
To spherical off the playlist, I’d prefer to convey consideration to Peter’s music. I believe “Torso” exemplifies the shut bond and uniqueness of musical collaboration between composer and performer. I’ve chosen this quick piece to finish the playlist, symbolizing a brand new starting. I can’t wait to listen to about their collaborative album quickly.
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