Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 2012 Release Day

We are proud to announce the release of our May 2012 albums on Navona, Ravello, and Big Round!  FIRE & TIME, SUMMER CIRCLE, MORNING MOON, and LYRIC IMAGES are now available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and many others. Click "Read More" for more information on each release.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

METHOD MUSIC Sit In Launched

Navona Records is proud to announce a new component of Lawrence Ball's METHOD MUSIC that allows Sitters from the original Lifehouse Method website to share their uniquely generated music with other Sitters and the listening public.

METHOD MUSIC - a double-disc album of Ball's algorithmic compositions produced by Pete Townshend - serves as both the outgrowth and foundation of Townshend's legendary LIFEHOUSE project. Using the same system of Ball and Dave Snowdon's "Harmonic Mathematics" that was used to create the Sitter pieces through The Lifehouse Method, the electronic works on this album illustrate the theoretical underpinnings of the project as a whole.

SIT IN - the newly developed section of the METHOD MUSIC mini-site - allows the original Sitters from The Lifehouse Method portraiture website to share the unique pieces of audio that were generated through the Method. A central element of METHOD MUSIC and the "Lifehouse" story itself, the portraiture system that yielded these pieces and the participants behind them represent a realization of Pete Townshend's expansive, challenging, and inspired musical vision.

Visit www.navonarecords.com/methodmusic/sitin to hear the uploaded pieces, or to upload your own if you were a Sitter.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 PARMA Student Composer Competition Winners Announced

The ten winners and the Grand Prize Winner of the inaugural PARMA Student Composer Competition have been announced on the PARMA Recordings website (www.parmarecordings.com).

Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner QUINN DIZON of the University of Louisville, whose piece Awakening for piano quartet will be recorded, produced, released, and promoted by PARMA Recordings and distributed through Naxos on a compilation album on one of our labels.
Mr. Dizon and the other nine finalists will have their works published in the 2012 PARMA Anthology of Music: Student Edition, which will be provided to educators and performers free of charge. Visit www.parmarecordings.com/studentanthology to view the full list of winners.

Friday, May 4, 2012

David Stewart's "Suite" at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

On April 16th PARMA returned to the Shalin Liu for the recording of David Stewart’s Suite, a six movement work for piano and brass quartet. Pianist Karolina Rojahn, trombonist Wes Hopper, and trumpeters Terry Everson and Andrew Sorg joined us in the studio for the recording. Click Read More to view photos and video from the session.