Neoclassical Music ⁞ New Releases⁞ Artist Interviews⁞ Music News

Favorite Neoclassical Music on Spotify

Favorite Neoclassical Videos on Youtube

Recent Neoclassical Interviews

Gifts From Crows Interview on Nagamag

.


Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Gifts From Crows:
I like to think of my music as classical music for a post-rock audience. Neoclassical is probably the best genre though as it includes a lot of artists, like me, that use classical instrumentation but are not quite classical in the true sense of the word. Neoclassical is a broad church and easily encompasses artists that weave electronics in with the more traditional orchestral instruments.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Gifts From Crows:
Since I was a teenager I have been passionate about composing and performing music and have been involved in many post-rock / electronic bands and studio projects. Whilst I played guitar and synth during those years, my first love was always the piano and Gifts From Crows really feels like coming home.
Writing orchestral arrangements is a relatively new undertaking for me but one that feels very natural and intuitive. Hearing my music performed by the Northern Film Orchestra for the first time was an incredible experience and I have carried the learnings from that into the new album, 'Stories in Slow Light' which features a lot of live performance mixed in with the samples and the piano.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Gifts From Crows:
I grew up near and went to school in Macclesfield in the north of England - home to one of the greatest bands of the post-punk era - Joy Division. I can still remember taking home their album, 'Closer' and playing it for the first time. I had shivers running down my spine listening to that music and it still affects me the same way today. That was when I truly understood how powerful music could be and also when I realised that I wanted to try and produce something that gave other people the same feeling. Whilst you never feel that you even get close to those levels, there is always the hope that the next piece of music will be transformational.


Nagamag:
What was the inspiration for the new album, Stories in Slow Light

Gifts From Crows:
Each piece was inspired by a different photograph by artist Helena Whitten. I found that by sitting at the piano with one of Helena’s photos placed where the sheet music would normally rest, I could literally write music to accompany the scene in front of me, as if the score were hidden inside the image.
I find Helena’s photos incredibly emotive. They are simultaneously timeless but also contemporary and speak to so many of the challenges that humanity is facing today – the fragility of the planet, the transience of life, loneliness and mental health. It is all there and these are also the themes that I explore in my music.


Nagamag:
How did the video for The Empty Mirror come about?

Gifts From Crows:
The song was inspired by a photograph taken by Helena Whitten at Poltimore House in Devon which depicts a solitary figure in front of an oval frame where a mirror used to be.
The track evokes the memory of our ancestors and imagines all the living souls who have passed in front of the now long gone mirror. The protagonist appears to be channelling these spirits out of the ancient walls of the house, at times contorted by the energy flowing through her and then flowing with serenity.

The video for was shot on location at Poltimore House but this time dancer and choreographer Kristine Berget reprises Helena’s role from the photograph and we follow her as she moves around the rooms and hallways of the crumbling mansion.

We worked with Kristine before on the video for 'Without Beauty' and so I knew her choreography was good but her performance on The Empty Mirror was extraordinary and the film directed by Corey Rid really brings the whole work to life.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Gifts From Crows:
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Gifts From Crows:
Wim Mertens "Struggle For Pleasure"

Discover & Listen to Gifts From Crows

Gifts From Crows on Spotify

Gifts From Crows' Signature Track

Remembering Who and What We Are

Gifts From Crows on Social Media

GiftsFromCrows
giftsfromcrows

Gifts From Crows' Website

lnk.bio/giftsfromcrows/
Carlos Maya Interview on Nagamag

.


Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Carlos Maya:
I'm perfectly OK with this "Neoclassical" term to refer music that has a strong emotional focus, as I pretend to do that, to communicate and to express these "emotional ideas" and perspectives that cannot be expressed with words.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Carlos Maya:
I've studied music at the Conservatory of Music of the National University of Colombia. I studied classical music, academic music, composition and music theory. But my interest in music was raised from a very young age, with the music instruction of my father who is a Sax player. Regardless my academic music background I was always interested in genres that are more connected to people than the strictly academic music, hence this neoclassical piano project, I also have great love for the keyboards and synthesizers, and absolutely for the Rock music. I also have a progressive rock project called Cadius in which I am its main composer.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Carlos Maya:
My first connection of love with music was when I was very young... I think 6 maybe 7 years old... My father used to play in his turntable classical music and progressive rock music, music from Bach, Mozart, but also Rick Wakeman, Yes and that kind of stuff... I remember that Bach music touched me very deeply, I was really moved in my heart while listen to this second movement of the Harpsichord Italian concerto, touched to the point of tears, and I was like 7 or 8 years old, right then I decided that I wanted to be a pianist.


Nagamag:
What do you want to achieve with your music?

Carlos Maya:
I try to do my best to make beautiful music, I deeply feel that the purpose of each one of us, as human beings, is to bring beauty to this life, the beauty is an ideal from "higher states" and we bring these "higher states" to this world, and when we commit to this purpose I think we make the world a little better.


Nagamag:
What are your next steps in your career?

Carlos Maya:
I am working to put one of my songs as a soundtrack in a movie or a documentary. That would be awesome!


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Carlos Maya:
Meshuggah "Clockworks"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Carlos Maya:
Michael Nyman The heart asks pleasure first

Discover & Listen to Carlos Maya

Carlos Maya on Spotify

Carlos Maya's Signature Track

Carlos Maya on Social Media

carlosmayaofficial
carlosmayaofficial
carlosmayapiano

Carlos Maya's Website

smarturl.it/TheReturn.CarlosMaya
View all Neoclassical Interviews

Neoclassical Features

“This piece of music is one of the best I've heard in a while. Beautiful themes, strings sections, lush piano, arranged perfectly. I hope that this would feature in some movie soundtrack one day. Something that I played in a loop for an hour, just amazing, pure musical art.”

-Nagamag.com

www.instagram.com/someofw/

“The breathing of the chamber orchestra and the lonely crying of the piano in the middle of the ice lake. Music, which constrains your hearts, connects the lonely souls of everyone who has lost their way in the darkness and is looking for a satellite. Here it is - your music is a guiding star. Take her hand and follow her where the light is. The heart will not deceive.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Дыхание камерного оркестра и одинокий плач фортепиано посередине ледяного озера. Музыка, которая сковывает ваши сердца, связывает одинокие души всех, кто заблудился во тьме и ищет спутника. Вот она — музыка ваша путеводная звезда. Возьмите её за руку и иди за ней туда, где свет. Сердце не обманет.”

-Nagamag.com

linktr.ee/sleepinglily

“It is impossible to pass by such music. It cannot be turned off or quieter, rewind it to another track or not listened to the end. Music, which once visiting your soul will never leave it. A very beautiful neoclassical work from -Liam maclean-.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Мимо такой музыки пройти невозможно. Её нельзя выключить или сделать тише, перемотать на другой трек или недослушать до конца. Музыка, которая однажды посетив вашу душу уже никогда не покинет её. Очень красивое неоклассическое произведение от -Liam MacLean-.”

-Nagamag.com

www.liammacleanmusic.co.uk/

Latest Neoclassical discoveries

  • Sacha Hoedemaker - Circular, Neoclassical  music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Sacha Hoedemaker – Circular

Tags: , , |

This one goes deep as it can, lower notes filled with a beautiful reverb, gives you space you need to breathe within the notes that are walking by you like rai... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #solopiano #neoclassical #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Steve Luck - Equinox, Neoclassical  music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Steve Luck – Equinox

Tags: , |

From the start, from the first notes, with this composition you can feel the changing colors of trees, leaves, nature, all around you. Every time you walk outs... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #neoclassical #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Starr Parodi - I Sama Bili, Neoclassical  music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Starr Parodi – I Sama Bili

Tags: , |

The rising artist "Starr Parodi" continues her journey in the world of Neoclassical with a truly influensive piano masterpiece. Elusive notes, echoes from hidd... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #neoclassical #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • James Homard - Olivia, Neoclassical music genre, Nagamag Magazine

James Homard – Olivia

Tags: , , |

Beautiful storytelling with this piano piece. Perfect building up the atmosphere while track progresses, main theme is giving me goosebumps, with a great parts... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #solopiano #neoclassical #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Carl Lord - Greenhouse Cathedral, Neoclassical music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Carl Lord – Greenhouse Cathedral

Tags: , , , |

By sculpting and mixing frequencies of deep Ambience, the master Carl Lord can provide a magically soothing bit of exceptional level. This is your unique chanc... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #ambient #drone #newage #nagamag #musicmagazine

  • Sim3n - she drinks alone, Neoclassical music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Sim3n – she drinks alone

Tags: |

Piano piece that is a cross between modern classical and jazz moods. Sets the tone of a moment while you wait for someone to arrive in a crowed place, noise, b... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag

Neoclassical music defined as the modern classical music. As the well known Classical music refers from the 18th to 19th century, the corresponded music compositions of the 20th century have been categorized as Neoclassical. The used instruments and the music style is not necessarily affected by the ages but Neoclassical music is mostly referenced and credited to the era that the song has been written as well as the era of its composers/artists. The most famous instruments which may be listened to a Neoclassical track are Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Cello, Harp, Flutes while the list doesn’t end here and the combination of multiple instruments, the amount of each one and even solo performances of a single instrument may vary. Tempo and rhythm also is not limited to this music genre but the dramatic majority of Neoclassical music compositions have no lyrics/vocals.