We first heard from Brian Field last year, upon the release of his album “Brian Field: Vocal Works.” That record introduced The Static Dive readers to an award-winning composer and lyricist whose music has been performed throughout the United States and around the world.
A graduate of Juilliard School with a Doctorate from Columbia University, Brian Field is a world-renowned and award-winning composer and performer. His work beautifully transgresses the borders between Classical, Jazz and traditional Pop. Although his last record was a collection of vocal compositions, on his newest work the composer has returned to instrumental orchestral music.
“Kaleidoscope” is the latest record from Brian Field, released worldwide to all major streaming services on March 14, 2022. Under the direction of Mihail Agafita, the Symphonic Orchestra of Moldova takes listeners on an emotional journey through a broad spectrum of sound in their virtuosic performance of Mr. Field’s aptly titled piece.
A small ensemble consisting of woodwinds, xylophone and bass introduce the piece. An accompaniment of strings soon becomes an orchestra in the full bloom of Spring. Horns contribute occasional brush strokes onto the tapestry. However they too soon multiply and the song swings into a full brass ensemble.
As the piece proceeds through waves of transition, from a playful ballet to orchestral drama. At around the nine minute mark the music drops to a quiet march. From there the song builds into a cinematic score that packs a broad range of power and emotion to the closing acts of “Kaleidoscope.”
Listen to Kaleidoscope below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Chill playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Brian Field and dig into his rich catalog of music.