Neoclassical, ambient piano, post-minimalism, modern classical, chamber music, film scores
Tim Story, Max Richter, Thomas Newman, Philip Glass, Peter Baumann, Jerry Goldsmith, Arvo Part, Will Ackerman and more.
63 minutes, 64 minutes
Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April-May 2015
The Neo-classique mix series draws on sources as diverse as European electronic music (with the glorious Mellotron string-sampling keyboard) and the modern classical concert hall. It's mood music full of memory, longing, ecstasy and sadness.
"Neoclassical" music can mean a number of different things, depending on what musicians and what period in history you are talking about.
But generally, it's a blend of classical composition and instrumentation with more modern ambient sounds and musical styles. It's usually created in a chamber or small ensemble setting, but sometimes with large orchestras, and it tends towards being moody, melodic and lush. The style is very cinematic and lends itself naturally to film and TV scores. It can be heard all around us - movies, parties, shops, TV commercials - and occasionally the genre's composers, like American film music auter Thomas Newman, achieve wide commercial success.