Kirsten Agresta Copely – Tableaux (Spotify)

This modern classical harp track enchants with a dreamlike flow. “Tableaux” are pictures in one’s mind that evoke a vision expressed through a musical concept. I’m inspired by Rachmaninoff’s Etudes of the same title and aimed to capture Romantic era elements with a contemporary approach.

KIRSTEN AGRESTA COPELY is a harpist, composer, and arranger. Known for her unusual command of genres like hip-hop in addition to classical music, her prolific career has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Israel, Japan, and the South Pacific; she has performed for heads of state, in blockbuster movie soundtracks, alongside Billboard 100 artists, on late night television, and with the most recognized symphony orchestras in the world. Composition marks Copely’s latest addition to her career: she released her first album as composer, Around the Sun, in January 2020. The album, a collection of new age/ambient works, is a collaboration with her husband Marc Copely, credited as producer, engineer, and mixer. Recently, One World Music UK praised her first single as “a rich weave of melodic brilliance...a single you could leave on repeat for hours.”....

Check also her interview at Nagamag:

Reviewed by Nagamag on July 24, 2020