Nat Evans: In a Shifting Landscape

Seattle-based composer Nat Evans, who specializes in very ambient electro-acoustic pieces, has released a new 20-minute work titled In a Shifting Landscpe. Having listened to it, it is truly a calming piece of work that combines his use of nature soundbites with string drones and glissandos that are reminiscent of Teiji Ito. Evans emailed me and explained his thoughts on the piece and its working process. Continue reading

Composers: Leah Kardos

Australian-born composer Leah Kardos is in the process of taking her place in the already sizeable club of composer/performers, and is another harbinger of the days now where the worlds of new classical and indie music are barely separated by a blurred-over line. Initially a founder of the band Helzuki, she currently has 2 other indie acts: My Lithium & Me and Spider & I. Along with these activities, she also has been writing film scores and occasionally assists other bands with orchestral, choral or chamber arrangements on their songs. Recently the composer decided to make a self-recorded CD of short compositions threaded together as a thematic statement on her life and relationship with her first love, the piano, and this was what became Feather Hammer. Having had Leah as a great acquaintance on Twitter, I realized that I needed to do an interview with her soon before she hired a publicist. 😉 Continue reading