[Video] Mindaugas Piečaitis – Catcerto

No, this isn’t a prank.  Lithuanian composer Mindaugas Piečaitis really did make a piece of orchestral music, and the cat, Nora, holds her own in comparison to more bloated practitioners of contemporary music.  Not a bad effort, to be honest, and yes, it’s available through Apple Music, though there is no information on whether Nora …

Paulo Flores – Semba Original

Delicious Tunes is one of Europe’s finest labels dedicated to the best of modern African music.  This track is from legendary Angolan guitarist and singer Paulo Flores, and if you wish more of his music, visit the label’s website here or visit Paulo’s Spotify account.

Zoran Simjanović – Grlom u Jagode

Zoran Simjanović was a film music composer, film music editor and soundtrack composer from Serbia in the Former Yugoslavia.  While talking with my girlfriend, we discussed the passing of actor Branko Cvejić, and she made mention that he starred in the TV series Grlom u Jagode.  The soundtrack was quite popular in its day, and …

[Video] DCC…..There Is Still Music Left To Write. The Digital Compact Cassette Documentary.

One of the perks of being a teacher in the Czech Republic has been the fact that I run into students who are both bright and interesting.  I have to offer a hat tip to my student Michal Szabó for hipping me to this appreciation of the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), a format which should …