Enjoy, be inspired, and expand your mind with William Susman's 'Collision Point' / The Mindful Bard
The Mindful Bard loves music inspired by literature almost as much as literature inspired by music, which is why William Susman is one of our favourite composers, so adept is he at paying homage to language with his mesmerizing sounds.
Susman's new album, Collision Point was released on the 11th of October. The ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi, based in Rome, play these pieces as if they were written with them in mind, which they likely could have been. After having worked with the composer on other projects for at least ten years the ensemble members are old pros at playing Susman's occasionally challenging music with all the verve and skill it demands.
The pieces on this album have all the thrilling impetus you find in the best works by Philip Glass and Steve Reich, but the sounds are all utterly new. Enjoy, be inspired, and expand your mind.