Helen Jane Long Goes Bigtime
Besides working on her new album, a bunch of Helen Jane Long’s tracks were used in the film “Batkid Begins” which was just picked up for distribution by New Line Cinema/Warner Bros., pushing the Make-A-Wish Foundation message out and carrying with it Helen’s music, far and wide.
Already over a million hits on the Youtube Trailer, the film just opened a couple of days ago.
If you are not familiar with the Batkid Begins story yet, get your kleenex out!
Arstidir Hits U.S. Shores from Iceland
Arstidir has been hit with a very warm reception from media since they arrived in the U.S. including interviews and live performances at PRI’s The World, Echoes, Good Day Rochester TV show, Fox TV News, NPR and PBS TV, and loads of radio support including KEXP Seattle, KCRW Los Angeles, many others.
If you like sweeping vocal harmonies backed by lush layered orchestral instrumental arrangements, catch the band on tour in the U.S. through August.
Roberto Cacciapaglia’s Music Finally Arrives in the U.S.
Roberto’s career has been illustrious, for certain, throughout Europe for years. Evolution Promotion is proud to finally introduce him to U.S. audiences with the release of Quarto Tempo, which was recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra because, in Roberto’s words: “They not only perform the classical repertoire, but have also worked with artists such as Pink Floyd and Queen and they have come to terms with electronic music allowing me to use them as a post-electronic acoustic orchestra”.
Roberto prepares for a US Tour in 2016 while his current European project, Tree Of Life hits #1 iTunes Classical /Italy. Discover this important composer.
Ludovico Einaudi Lets His World Flag Fly
Milan-based record label Ponderosa Music & Art released “Taranta Project”, a celebration of the music of southeastern Italy’s Salento peninsula. The album is full of modern takes on a centuries-old tradition, by seminal composer/pianist and music director, Ludovico Einaudi.
Taranta is based on the mystical tale of a spider’s bite and a frenzied dance for life — a metaphor for curing one’s emotional ills through the power of community — and it draws the listener into a timeless musical web of hypnotic melodies and trance-inducing rhythms.
Ludovico Einaudi is the Music Director of The Taranta Music Festival – a yearly event that takes place in Melpignano, Italy. Last year, it drew over 120,000 people.