Singer/songwriter Rorie crafts music that tells stories of both heartache and hope. In July 2016, Rorie released her EP, Singing & Silence, which was featured in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter New Artist Spotlight. Produced by Chad Copelin, these songs feature intricate composition, uplifting melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.
Prior to this, Rorie released a single, “Restore,” which was funded by 98 Kickstarter backers. The song was inspired by her time working for a non-profit organization in New York City, and was recorded with producer Sam Ashworth. The accompanying video tells a story of strength and perseverance. Currently residing on the shores of the Potomac in Alexandria, Virginia, Rorie is writing and playing shows as much as possible, with the hopes that you will find a part of the story you love and connect to.
Official Website: http://roriemusic.com/
RoQy TyraiD Live on Wake Up Show Unplugged
While most artists prefer to repeat the same formula ad nauseam, Phoenix, Arizona’s own New Millennium Man , otherwise known as RoQy TyRaiD (prn. Rocky Tirade) strives to advance himself in as many creative ways as possible, while adhering to the strict quality-code of “dope beats / dope rhymes”. Whether he’s effortlessly racing through aggressive beats, with the intensity of his execution only matched by the seemingly intrinsic ability to flow in and round each pocket; playfully expressing himself over light-hearted, soulful sounds; or using his unique ability at sprinkling social commentary in his work to spark dialogue and channel the human experience — one thing is for certain: CONTENT. RoQy TyRaiD has mastered the art of molding lyricism and a perfected ear for beats into absolute standout material, leaving you immersed in a colorful world courtesy of his own vivid imagination.
Official Website: http://thecultureisback.com/
Deryn Cullen-“Time’s End”
Following the September 2016 release of I Am Cello, composer/producer Dan Cullen and cellist Deryn Cullen have released two new epic compositions called “Persephone” and “Time’s End”. Producing music together since 2006 the Cullens craft epic, emotional music with sweeping melodies that have been used in many television programs and advertising campaigns. Heard on radios around the world, they continue to cultivate their craft and share their passion for music. A recording of their recent composition,” Time’s End”, is featured below.
Official Website: http://www.deryncullen.com/
Atlas Cube Live
Created in 2013 in Regensburg, Germany, Atlas Cube consists of musicians Helmar Weiß (drums), Sebastian Beer (bass) and Martin Mies (guitar). The recording below shows their live performance of their songs “Asia Moments”, “Fortress of Rain”, “Two Point Oh”, “A Change in Time”, “Zakko Droozer”, and “Our Year in Review”.
Pedro Gómez –
“The Flame Of A Noble Heart”
Guitarist Pedro Gómez shares his composition The Flame of A Noble Heart which he will be using for composition scholarship submissions. He describes his compositions as follows: “I composed this piece on my Colombian folk guitar roughly three days after starting to learn how to play it. It’s called “Tiple” and has twelve strings in groupings of three. And I’m gonna be submitting it to the universities I’m applying to for a “Composer/Writer Scholarship”! “
Official Website: http://pgomezv.wixsite.com/pedro-gomez-guitar
“Homeland”-Performed by Composer, Pianist Pavel Karazian and Violinist Gabriel Vieira
Since 2007 pianist and composer Paval Kazarian has been the Director of the Bolshoi Ballet School in Brazil. Previously he worked for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Playing piano since age four, as a pianist Pavel played in concerts and on the Bolshoi Company tours, working with important names in the ballet world. Composing throughout his life, this year he decided to release his compositions. After composing Homeland, Pavel invited the musician Gabriel Vieira, from Joinville, Brazil, to record this piece together. Gabriel graduated as a violinist and won a prize for best musician in the Festival de Música de Avaré, in São Paulo, in 2012. On October 11th, 2016, Pavel and Gabriel released their first CD Home which is available from Google Play and ITUNES.
Composed By: Pavel Kavarian
Pianist: Pavel Kavarian
Violinist: Gabriel Vieira
Deryn Cullen Performs Single “Hypnos” from I Am Cello Album
September 2016 composer Dan Cullen and cellist Deryn Cullen released their cinematic album I Am Cello. In the performance featured below, Deryn Cullen performs the single Hypnos.
I Am Cello is now available from ITUNES!
“For my heart is a furnace
And my music is fire
I AM CELLO”
Official Website: http://www.iamcello.com/
Briana Lewis-Flute Performance at Berklee College
Flutist and singer Briana Lewis, from Bedford, MA, performs Lo Que No Te Dije at Berklee College. In 2016 she released her Heritage EP featuring her singles Free and Reap.
Akwi Nji’s spoken word and performance poetry is both deeply personal and strikingly universal. Her work explores the complexities of gender, parenthood, race, political and social issues, concepts of home, and the tension between the outsider and the insider. In her most powerful work, she uses personal moments as the nucleus around which she crafts stories that, when given life on stage, become windows into universal truths about the human condition.
Akwi is Founder and Executive Director of The Hook; an 2016 Artist Fellow through the Iowa Arts Council; producer of The NewBo PoJam with SPT Theatre, the largest performance poetry and storytelling event in the Creative Corridor; producer of The Hook’s Drop the Mic, ArtLOUD!, #WeAre, The Write to Art, and The Living Room Series; and was recently named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.
Featured below is a voice over she did for Iowa Women Lead Change
Words and Voice Over by Akwi Nji. Video Produced by Flow Media.
Official Website: http://www.akwiwrites.com/
Eva Eris-“Other Side”
Written and produced by Eva Eris, “Other Side”, is the first single from her self-titled debut EP released August 2016. “Other Side” was created to confront her struggles with PTSD. She writes “…on the other side of hardship lies wisdom and strength.”
Official Website: http://www.evaeris.com/
Pedro Gómez -“Eradicate” (Official Playthrough)
Guitarist Pedro Gómez combines elements from different genres including black and thrash metal, soundtrack, ambient to create different sounds. His release Eradicate was composed two years ago and recently remixed with his friend Negative Headphone. Of his song he says:
“Eradicate was composed by me about two years ago in an attempt to combine several elements of different metal subgenres. Fast forward to about three months ago, my friend Negative Headphone and I want to remix the track and add more ambient and electronic elements so I send him the stems of the guitar bass drum and lead tracks and he remixed it with all the other ambient and electronic elements. ”
Official Website: http://pgomezv.wixsite.com/pedro-gomez-guitar
Eva Schubert -“Summertime”
Eva Schubert is a singer and songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, blues icons like Etta James, and — perhaps improbably — Leonard Cohen, she writes in a diverse range of styles. Below is her music video for the song “Summertime” from the opera Porgy Bess, with music composed by George Gershwin and lyrics written by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward.
Official Website: https://www.evaschubert.com/
Influenced by his family, Braziilian composer Giovani Tramontin became involved in music at age seven. He learned to play accordian with his eldest brother and began to play wind instruments at age ten. By age thirteen he was a professional saxophonist. Two years later he began to work as a composer and since then has been looking for excellence in working with music as well as segments for movies and documentaries. He currently lives in Italy in search of new harmonies. He says, ” I think that there is a sound that is heard in heaven and a rhythm able to move hearts. Such compositions describe the reflection of intangible, the result of a creative mind, the sound reached in dreams and orchestra composed by the instrumentality that in locomove steps will define our future. Instrumental music which operates the soul and soothe the senses!”
Peter Manning Robinson-“Inside the Wind”
Official Website: http://www.petermanningrobinson.com/
Composer Simeon Walker’s debut EP Preface consists of four piano compositions with reflective melodies that represent change. He has recently released a music video for his composition January which can be viewed below. Preface is available from both ITUNES and Bandcamp.
Official Website: http://www.simwalker.co.uk/
Christine Ott Performs “Raintree” and “Szczesin“
from Only Silence Remains Album
May 2016 multi-instrumentalist and composer Christine Ott released her full length album Only Silence Remains. Specializing in ondes Martenot, an electronic musical instrument with wavering sounds, she performs her songs Raintree and Szczesin.