Zoë Madonna is a writer, amateur accordionist, and yarn hoarder based in Boston. A 2015 graduate of Oberlin College, she was awarded the 2014 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe and on icareifyoulisten.com.
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Monday, February 20, 2017
"Raindamage," the new album from the all female quartet Nordic Affect, continues the Icelandic ethos of innovating and exploring while staying connected to the roots of the world.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Reviving the works of composer Julius Eastman – among those whom history have all but forgotten – feels especially important at this point in time. Listen to his epic "Femenine."
Monday, October 10, 2016
Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s "Sea Ranch Songs" with Kronos Quartet is rooted partially in atmospheric sonic vistas, and partially in mellow, colorful California minimalism.
Monday, October 03, 2016
Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly have kept in touch since their days as students at Juilliard, and the latest manifestation of their creative connection is the album "Keep in Touch."
Monday, September 05, 2016
Bands of magical realism stripe "Ecstatic Music," as TAK Ensemble performs with the fearlessness that composer Taylor Brook’s music requires. Stream the album this week only.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Amid the haze of glamour and processed signals enveloping the music of cellist Maya Beiser's latest album, 'TranceClassical,' her unadorned voice stands out in potent relief. Listen now.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Francesca Anderegg’s "Wild Cities" is haunted by the American dream, a dream of perpetual travel on an endless open road. The album takes on the music of five young American composers.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Ensemble Signal’s new recording of "Double Sextet" is a delightfully manic whirl, so on point as to always seem microns away from spinning out of control. Listen all this week.
Monday, May 09, 2016
On their new album, "Modernists," the 23 members of Alarm Will Sound perform playfully, inviting people on all sides of the modernism debate to lighten up and listen.