2015 -My Year in Music
At the beginning of 2015, I moved to New York City to pursue music and live with two of my best friends. I discovered so much great music that has made a distinct impact on how I create and listen.
Here are my 2015 favorites.
This is a star casted, beautifully written piece of music, that I wish I had any part of. ANY part. Like I wish I brought Sarah coffee or something while she was writing this. ANY part. Sarah: please be my friend. Please?
This is probably my number 1 favorite album from 2015, and that’s putting up it’s dukes with the Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues.
I listened to this with my roommates in their old apartment, where I lived for 2 weeks before we found a new place together. I’ll never forget our mutual reaction: “Holy shit.” The Punch Brothers are such a main source of musical inspiration for me.
I met this cellist, Ariel Barnes, this summer in France. This cello & harp duo are amazing and this is such a great bit of music to listen to in the morning with coffee.
This is dark, lovely, and makes me want to compose like her, and I took a lesson with her, and hopefully many more. She’s amazing. This was sort of an introduction-to-New York City type of soundtrack for me.
This man is huge with huge pipes. He can sing for days, beautifully, and writes beautiful, straight-to-the-point songs. Want to weep while being continually impressed? Listen to this album. On repeat.
This is a 2014 album, but I just listened to it this year. It’s guitar prowess.
Two recordings of music in one year: amazing.
One of my favorite string quartets. Schubert’s String Quartet No 15 in G major, D 887. Just nailing it.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/136394405″>Miró Quartet: Transcendence Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/miroquartet”>Miró Quartet</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Again, THIS is how you play guitar. He’s fantastic.
My best friend.
This is not a 2015 album, but it is for me. I took a lesson with this guy, and have seen him play live. His creativity and technical facility is effortless.
I sincerely believe he will be my favorite rapper of all time.