Phaedrus is proud to present a group of piano pieces under the collective name “Sonnets, Five Songs for Piano” written by Matthew Parmenter and performed by Adriana Plaza Engelke. In this edition we include “Prelude”, “Chime Song” and “Chorale and Melody”. The suite will be completed in the Spring edition with “Caverns” and “Night Song” plus a piece called “Whole Tones” that will be easily recognized by those acquainted with Parmenter’s solo albums.
Current Issue: Issue 10/ Winter 2018
L’Etoile – The Star
“The Star” is one of the most profound spiritual arcanum in the Tarot. It represents the soul’s initiation which follows “The Tower” (stripping away of all the circumstances, thoughts and emotions that imprison our true self).
The mood of this piece presents an ethereal sonic landscape. Following an initial presentation of the “Tarot” main theme, conflicting melodies give way to a long meditative melody, that will also be present in two other arcana closely related to “The Star”: “The Chariot” and “Justice”.
This is an excerpt:
Karn Evil 9
In this detailed analysis we discuss how the music describes the battle between “Man” and “Machine”. Also, the conceptual framework is extensively discussed. I can assure you that, after reading this analysis, this wonderful piece will reveal itself under a new and invigorated light.
This is an excerpt:
Is Prog Alive and Well? (Part 2)
In this article, Carlos Plaza takes the ideas developed in the first part, published in issue #8, as a basis for defining the true nature of this genre. From that perspective, the future of progressive music is discussed.
ProgWord Puzzle #2
Test your progressive rock knowledge with our ProgWord Puzzle #2.
This time (mostly) devoted to Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Cosmology Live at Galileo Galilei 2017
These are the first live recordings of pieces from Kotebel’s Cosmology album. They were recorded during the concert where Kotebel shared the stage with Discipline at the venue Galileo Galilei in Madrid, on August 30th 2017.
Another selection for those not acquainted with Prog since the 90’s
In this issue we feature a selection that will satisfy all tastes – from those looking for avant-garde proposals, to those who enjoy symphonic sounds with a touch of metal or jazz.