GARETH Hits The Billboard Chart This Week At #2 AGAIN!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on GARETH Hits The Billboard Chart This Week At #2 AGAIN!

Gareth’s album “Sky Before A Storm” has entered the Billboard New Age Chart at #2 again this week, smoking the major label competition...

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Introducing American Composer/Pianist Andy Iorio

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Introducing American Composer/Pianist Andy Iorio

When Andy Iorio delivers his “Composing Music” lecture to aspiring composers, he likens the process to photography and tells students that while photographers use images to freeze a moment in time, composers use musical notes to record an event or a feeling. He then explains that, for him, the beauty of this is that each time he plays the piece he is plunged back into that moment in time. One of Andy’s first musical memories was when, at age five, he climbed up on his mother’s piano bench and taught himself to play a traditional lullaby that she often played for him. His keen ability to learn, and then play, music by ear improved, as he grew older, and expanded as he included more contemporary artists like Billy Joel and Pink Floyd.  The ear-opening experience offered by the movie “The Neverending Story” and it’s magical web of images and sound, opened his eyes to the possibility of a career in composition and inspired Andy to pursue more formal training. Given his skills, it was no surprise when, by the time he was in high school, he had taught himself to play everything from rock to metal to classical compositions on multiple instruments and began looking outward for a place where he could hone his skills and learn more about the field and process of film scoring. At Berklee College of Music, Andy found kindred spirits in his fellow students and contributed his talents to a globally diverse musical community that pushed traditional boundaries and inspired him to new heights in both composition and performance. He went on to earn a BA in Music with a focus on composition and film scoring, and now serves as the Musical Director for the Department of Theater and Dance at Union College where, in addition to his programming duties, he offers students a look into the process of composing through his informative annual lecture series. His wide range of talents make him not only a popular solo performer in venues such as Proctor’s GE Theater, Empac Theater, Prime at Saratoga National, and Café Lena, but also a sought-after private piano instructor. In 2010, Andy released his first album “After the Rain,” a stripped down solo endeavor that he described as a tribute to his origins. “Me and a piano—no special effects or extra instrumentation to take away from the piece,” he wrote in his liner notes, and explained, “I knew as I was laying down basic tracks, I felt the piano alone was conveying the intended emotions beautifully.” The album received enthusiastic reviews comparing him to George Winston, Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen and Phillip Glass and declaring “He plays the piano as one would delicately touch the petals of a flower…one at a time.” Fans lauded him for creating “original compositions [that] give quiet impressions of serenity while carrying simple tonality. Its harmonies fluid and controlled run toward something both bare and natural.” And reviewers praised him for composing an album in which “he brings music to life, every track has its own story, but is a part of a great masterpiece.” In...

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#1 on iTUNES! Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elements” Hits the Streets Today

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on #1 on iTUNES! Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elements” Hits the Streets Today

Evolution Promotion is proud to announce and congratulate Ludovico as his latest album, “Elements”, was released today and immediately hit #1 on the iTunes sales chart! There’s only one number 1!!  We are very...

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Italy’s Kalàscima Has Major Staying Power on the CMJ World Chart – TOP 10 for 7 Weeks!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Italy’s Kalàscima Has Major Staying Power on the CMJ World Chart – TOP 10 for 7 Weeks!

  Kalàscima – Psychedelic Trance Tarantella currently at  #6 CMJ World Chart! Italian folk sextet Kalascima rocked everyone’s socks off on their last two tours in Australia, but they will finally make it to U.S. shores for a couple of live shows to support their new album, “Psychedelic Trance Tarantella”.   Some of the lucky folks who have already witnessed the effervescence and sheer explosiveness of their live performances can attest to the fun. Kalascima play their music, based on the traditional music of their native Salento (Southern Italy), predominantly the tarantella, but amped up and infused with contemporary elements and Balkan, Klezmer and Middle Eastern influences. Percussion is a main component of Kalascima’s sound and the brothers Laganà, play an impressive range of drums and percussion besides the tambourines that are a staple of the wild dance rhythms they peddle. The diatonic accordion, a harmonic and melodic instrument present in all Italian traditional music, is augmented by Calabrian double flutes, the ciaramella, and the zampogna, the Italian sister of the bagpipe, as well as guitar, mandolin and bouzouki. Kalascima also exhibit gang vocals, with all six members contributing. See Kalascima Live: WED OCTOBER 14, 2015 – 6:30 PM: DROM  85 Avenue A, New York City   SUN OCTOBER 18, 2015 – 7:00 PM: HITWEEK Miami Beach, FL...

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Ludovico Einaudi To Play Excerpts of New Album “Elements” Live on YouTube Oct 3rd @4pm EST

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Ludovico Einaudi To Play Excerpts of New Album “Elements” Live on YouTube Oct 3rd @4pm EST

   

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Arstidir’s Live Performance Broadcast Tonight on Echoes!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Arstidir’s Live Performance Broadcast Tonight on Echoes!

Iceland’s Árstíðir Plays Live on Echoes. Árstíðir is another band out of Iceland, but this one has a more organic and acoustic sound with routes in the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Playing guitars, violin, piano and cello, these musicians assay some of the introspective songs of their album, Hvel with vocal harmonies that will leave you breathless. At times they sound like they could’ve come right out of the 60s folk revival, but this is a modern band whose influences include Philip Glass and Ólafur Arnalds as much as folk. In fact, Arnalds produced their second album and their cellist played with Arnalds on his Echoes session 5 years ago – John Diliberto, Echoes Listen at the Echoes...

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