Rhythm of Silence (2016)
"...entrancing... delicately calibrated waves of sound" - texturaBelarca Records presents Rhythm of Silence a solo piano album by Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa. This album of 21st century piano music comes from the US, Italy and The Netherlands and is composed by Francesco Di Fiore, Douwe Eisenga, Marc Mellits, Matteo Sommacal and William Susman.
"Schubert-like elegance... stately delicacy...the dream-like lull..." - texturaZefir Records presents Pianosequenza, a new solo album by pianist and composer Francesco Di Fiore. The album includes piano music in film from The Truman Show (P. Glass), The Hours (P. Glass), Amélie (Y. Tiersen), The Piano (M. Nyman), At Precisely Six O'Clock (F. Di Fiore), When Medicine Got It Wrong (W. Susman).
Scatter My Ashes (2014)
"...the next developments in the sphere (of) minimalism..." – All Music
"constant delight...impeccably crafted..." – Fanfare
OCTET ensemble's album debut Scatter My Ashes featuring soprano Mellissa Hughes and pianist Elaine Kwon. Included are two song cycles (with poems by his sister Sue Susman) Scatter My Ashes and Moving in to an Empty Space, Piano Concerto and the ensemble work Camille.
Scatter My Ashes
Music for Moving Pictures (2009)
"A flawless gem... Superlative film scores of rare beauty and consummate aesthetic discretion." -Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
Grammy-nominated cellist Joan Jeanrenaud performs on these film scores seen on PBS, at over 25 film festivals world-wide, museums in New York, San Francisco, The National Gallery of Art, and WINNER of the Tribeca Film Festival.
When Medicine Got It Wrong
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Fate of the Lhapa (2007)
“…an atmosphere that amplifies the wonder, beauty and melancholy of the film's story and imagery. .. richly varied in orchestration and mood” - All Music Guide
The score features performances by the renown cellist and Grammy nominee Joan Jeanrenaud and Tibetan Vocalist Tsering Wangmo. Haunting and lyrical sounds of Asian and Western Music merge to set the tone for a spiritual and mystical journey about an ancient healing tradition in danger of extinction.
Meeting with the Dalai Lama
Global Percussion (2005)
"William Susman's Marimba Montuño creates a brightly colored mosaic with unpredictably juxtaposed snippets of minimalist-sounding patterns." - All Music Guide
Multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley (Silk Road Project) performs world-inspired works by: Philip Glass (premiere recording), William Susman (premiere recording), Charles Griffin (premiere recording), Kakraba Lobi, Keiko Abe and Fernando Sor.
Oil On Ice (2004)
" ...the score reveals considerable sophistication in its composition. ...the sound quality is immaculate -- full and vivid." - All Music Guide
Award-winning contemporary classical film score, featuring Grammy nominee and Kronos quartet alumnus, Joan Jeanrenaud on cello. Evokes a powerful, haunting and vivid sound scape of life and conflict in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.