Wallin-Huff’s brooding The Dark Glass Sinfonia is as mysterious as its title, the composer here melding atonality with modal harmony in a dramatic tone poem that recalls at certain moments Bartok and Shostakovich… The quality level is high throughout [the album], but the release earns its recommendation for the pieces by Alabaca, Wallin-Huff, and Vassdal in particular. Of all the album’s settings, one imagines these three would most stop an audience in its collective tracks upon encountering them in a concert set-list.textura
Enjoy this little sample from the upcoming single…
Coming soon, and available now for Backstage Supporters — Hope Unfolding!
Inspired by the pandemic quarantine of 2020, this improvised work is an expression of relentless hope unleashed upon the world. On a day of feeling “cooped up” I was simply inspired to create this electronic backdrop of voices and texture, and the next day I pulled out my fiddle and enjoyed freely jamming around to this track.
Look for it April 10!
What with the news of Bandcamp’s efforts to support artists during this pandemic, I suddenly realized that I never did explicitly explain what it means to be a Backstage Supporter on Bandcamp. *oops!*
So here are details: For the cost of only one CD you can receive all of my work throughout the year, ahead of everybody else, and take advantage of subscriber-only music! On top of that, you’ll be supporting local musicians and the quality of my craft in a way that you can hear.
There are three levels of Supporter you can choose from:
|Basic: $12||Gold Level: $30||Diamond Level: $75|
|All new releases, the back-catalog items listed, any material I release as backstage-only, and access to my fan community (backstage-only messages and photos).||All that’s included in Basic, plus: I’ll not only list your name in the album notes as a sponsor for all new releases you are a part of, but I’ll also send you an autographed copy of the newest albums you support for free!||All that’s included in Basic and Gold, plus: I’ll send you an autographed copy of one major score of the music featured in the latest album releases you support.|
Learn more about what it’s like to make music happen in our day and age in the video below, and consider becoming a Supporter if you can!
Bandcamp is forgoing its share of sales for 24 hours to support indie artists!
If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to spare some funds, please consider sharing your good fortune by buying music directly from artists on Bandcamp.
This Friday, March 20th from midnight to midnight Pacific time, Bandcamp’s share of sales will go to the artists you choose to support, and as always, it will reach them in 24-48 hours.
You can also send your favorite music to a friend (there’s a “send as gift” option below every item on an album page and in your collection), or give them a Bandcamp gift card and let them make their own selections.
Own some unique independent music today and support your favorite artists!
Both my latest New Age single and my Classical work for orchestra are now available anywhere you listen to music! Visit the link below to check them out…
Super humbled to have been featured in student paper, The Poly Post, today! ^_^
Hear my newest, unique single, “Chant de Grenouille sur la Lune,” now by joining the Backstage Supporter crew!
“Frog Song to the Moon” celebrates the simple beauty of nature, with entirely improvised sounds of the handpan, native trail flute, and violin, set to the background of a chorus of frog-song captured in Valencia, CA on a peaceful evening.
This past August I finished an original score for a dark-humor short (based on a true story, no less!) called I Spy a Foodie. It was a very enlightening learning experience and a really fun project to work on! I pulled out some new gadgets and tried new ideas for it (I’m so thrilled I got to use this amazing free app for a lot of my sounds), and I’m so happy with how the whole score turned out!
On top of that, I’ve just learned that my score is nominated for the Roger Taylor Award for Best Score for a short film at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema!! I’m so thrilled!
Enjoy the original soundtrack below…
My Dark Glass Sinfonia for symphony orchestra is the second track on this amazing album, coming out soon from Navona Records. And you can pre-order it now! 🙂
…Next comes Dark Glass Sinfonia by Sarah Wallin Huff, in which crumpled dissonances flower into exuberant tonality, capitalizing on the full dynamic range of the orchestra… In PRISMA VOL. 3, seven masters of this challenging artform rethink what a symphony orchestra is capable of, and in so doing, present their audience with a unique and gratifying musical experience.Album Editorial Review