Sibelius makes light work of ETHEL’s new album Heavy

The New York-based experimental string quartet ETHEL (@ETHELCentral) are one of the most exciting chamber music groups performing today. Founded in 1998 by graduates of Juilliard and Eastman / SUNY Stony Brook, the group has built a reputation both as champions of contemporary and new music, but also music education through its Foundation for the Arts. […]

An inside look at Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion

I’ve written about Pat Metheny’s remarkable album Orchestrion on this blog before, but I hope you’ll excuse one further mention of this amazing piece of work. This past weekend, CBS Sunday Morning featured a look behind the scenes at Orchestrion, and Sibelius — which played an important part in the creation of the record — […]

Latin Grammy-nominated album Old Havana scored in Sibelius

The nominations for the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and among the nominations for Best Classical Album is the first album of chamber music from Cuban American composer, Yalil Guerra, entitled Old Havana. Yalil has been featured on the blog before, so I got in touch with him to ask him about the […]

The making of Pat Metheny’s “Orchestrion”

Just before Christmas, I posted about the sleeve art for guitarist, composer and Sibelius user Pat Metheny’s new album, Orchestrion, which features a Sibelius 6 box lurking amidst the huge variety of musical instruments that cram the picture. (If you look really closely you can see Pat himself at the left-hand side, hiding behind his […]