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
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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.
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Own some unique independent music today and support your favorite artists!
Super humbled to have been featured in student paper, The Poly Post, today! ^_^
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
I think this poem by Edgar Allen Poe might be one of my favorite literary works… 🤔🥰 I tried to keep the sense of innocence and deep sorrow in this musical rendition. There is a third and final movement–“Tell-Tale Heart”–planned for the future, too; so keep an eye out for that. 😉
In the meantime, enjoy the simple demo of “Annabel Lee” below…
I decided to give my radiant handbell choir piece, “Resplendence,” a fresh new sound on its very own single release, just in time for your Thanksgiving! A musical kick-off to the holiday season! ^_^
Originally written for 3.5 octave handbell choir, this release features unique orchestral and electronic textures blending with the evocative timbre of the bells.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hearing my “tarot piece,” The Oracle, come to life in Barefoot Recording Studio in Hollywood!
The work is a 12-minute exploration of the human condition as told through the symbology of a tarot deck. It’s written for five musicians, who each represent an important natural element: piano (Tree of Life), violin (Fire), cello (Water), flute (Air), and clarinet (Earth).
Many thanks to the following people for making this possible: Agnes Schwartz (violin), Pola Benke (cello), Liz LaCoste (flute/piccolo), Ryan Glass (clarinet), Masako Klassen (piano), and David Martinez (engineer).
I’ll announce when the recording is ready for release. In the meantime enjoy these photos from our recording session!
Now available on all your favorite platforms is the single, “La Partita Electronica”!
J.S. Bach gets groovy!
Based on an unaccompanied violin partita variation from the eighteenth century by Bach, layers of electronic elements breathe new life into this classic. Also appearing on this release is “Sonata Moderna (Remastered)” from 2010. “Sonata Moderna” is based on a piece from the seventeenth century (“Sonata sopra la Monica” by Biagio Marini). It was the May 2016 Akademia Winner for Best Ambient/Instrumental Song. Featuring two violins and cello with rock rhythm and chords, the past is united with the present in this driving work.
Enjoy this little amuse-bouche of mashed-up music! 🙂