Joe Hisaishi: Summer

Originally a part of the score for the 1999 film Kikujiro, prolific composer Joe Hisaishi’s “Summer” (which reappears, now remastered for an upcoming “best of” compilation) delicately balances piano and orchestral instruments to form a soundscape of immense depth. With an accompanying black and white video of Hisaishi guiding the ups and downs of the track’s introduction and subsequently playing the piano, “Summer” reenters listeners’ lives …

Giorgio Moroder and the Future of Sound in Transportation

At CES, the iconic musician speaks about his collaboration with FPT Industrial

Within the rows and rows of consumer-facing products at CES, business-to-business innovations and releases work double-time to impress. For instance, John Deere delivered an entire R4038 self-propelled sprayer to the show floor. Towering other booths, the tractor spotlighted the company’s commitment to furthering agricultural technology. Another exhibitor, FPT Industrial, transported attendees to a setting reminiscent of a listening party. Their booth, a bright red beacon …

Nico Cartosio: Snow Above The Earth

For anyone sweltering in summer sun, “Snow Above The Earth” offers a refreshing neo-classical reminder of one of nature’s other powers. The composition, by Nico Cartosio, honors young musicians thus far unable to fulfill their potential in the world of music, as does the almost eight-minute narrative music video. Altogether it’s the first reveal of Cartosio’s upcoming album, presently being recorded at Abbey Road. As …