Composer Sparky Davis’ music is featured on THE MUSIC OF SPARKY DAVIS, an album highlighting his “modern, not modernistic” approach to composition.
The PARMA Sessions: Karolina Rojahn
Release Date: August 1, 2013 Catalog Number: NV5925
THE PARMA SESSIONS: KAROLINA ROJAHN presents a series of recordings featuring longtime PARMA collaborator and pianist Karolina Rojahn. Showcasing the artist's skill, adaptability, and dedication, this digital compilation features Rojahn performing works by a diverse set of composers with myriad influences and styles.
Release Date: January 1, 2013 Catalog Number: NV5897
About 100 years ago, classical music made a jagged turn away from the harmonic structures that had comprised its underpinnings for several centuries. This departure was early-on dubbed atonalism, and opposed the functional harmony that prevailed during the great musical flourishing of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Composer Sparky Davis, who takes a "modern, not modernistic" approach to writing his music, continues this forward movement, expanding the vocabulary of music to include non-traditional elements and adding to the functional uses of long-established note combinations.