Category: Contemporary

  • Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Born in Arizona and now based in The Netherlands, N.R. Safi is an Afghan-American multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who co-founded (as Nick Rayne) experimental psych-rock band The Myrrors. Coming across a stockpile of cassette tapes of 1970s Afghani music collected by his paternal grandfather sowed…

  • Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble: Peggy’s Dream

    Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble: Peggy’s Dream

    Since his professional solo début in the early 1990s, County Clare born Irish musician Martin Hayes has not only recharged the fiddle tradition on the national and international stage, he has also graced the music scene with one remarkable project after another. His highly expressive…

  • Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    A harp player, composer and educator based in New-York, Brandee Younger belongs to this new generation of musicians reawakening the practice of the classical harp as a jazz instrument. If Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby remain the two towering figures associated with the instrument, harpists…

  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    From Philadelphia, Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is one of the most fascinating multi-disciplinary artists to emerge on the contemporary music scene in the last ten years. A poet, songwriter and vocalist, Moor Mother is also a visual artist working through the medium of video…

  • Rogê: Curyman

    Rogê: Curyman

    Already a veteran of the Música Popular Brasileira scene with nine albums released to date since his début in 1998 – either as a solo act, with a band or in collaboration with Arlindo Cruz or Seu Jorge – singer songwriter Roger José Cury aka…

  • Sofie Birch: Holotropica

    Sofie Birch: Holotropica

    Based in Copenhagen, Sofie Birch is a Danish sound artist and electronic ambient musician whose work embraces sound installations, soundtracks for animated shorts as well as improvised DJ sets. A regular contributor to NTS online radio station, Sofie Birch’s sets can also be heard at…

  • Dom la Nena: Leon

    Dom la Nena: Leon

    A classically-trained pianist, cellist and singer-songwriter, Dominique Pinto aka Dom la Nena was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil. Relocating to Paris at the age of eight, the young musician was gifted a cello to ease the traumatic move. Falling instantly in love with the…

  • Snowdrops: Volutes

    Snowdrops: Volutes

    Formed in 2015 and based in Strasbourg, Snowdrops is a French chamber duo comprised of Christine Ott on piano and Ondes Martenot and Mathieu Gabry on piano and keyboards. Originally established to support various film and theatre soundtrack projects such as Thai filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s…