New album: "Metropolitan"

I’m so excited to announce that my latest album “Metropolitan” will be released on 19 October through the wonderful UK label Bigo & Twigetti! You can stream one of the tracks and pre-order the album through the BandCamp link below!

Michael Price Diary Reworks

A little while back I was asked to rework one of Emmy-award winning composer Michael Price's compositions from his album "Diary", which was an album of improvised pieces recorded over a six week period.  I'm thrilled to announce that my rework of one of those tracks has been included in a compilation of other reworks by Michael A. Muller (Balmorhea), Library Tapes, Dmitry Evgrafov, Sophie Hutchings, Julia Kent, Akira Koseumura and Marco Caricola, entitled "Diary Reworks".

"Diary Reworks" will be available on July 27 as a digital release from 1631 Recordings through the BandCamp link below.

Valleto Dance Performance

I had the absolutely pleasure of recently collaborating again with the Valleto Dance Company and their artistic director Valeria Gonzalez on their work "SOS".  "SOS" was performed to a sold out audience at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn.  It's always such a thrill seeing a project like this come to fruition.  

Valleto Dance Company

Metropolitan Album

If you've been following my Metropolitan Blog, you'll see that I finally finished writing my album Metropolitan!  It is currently being mastered, and I'm hoping for it to be released later this year. 

Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

New EP: "SOS"

I spent much of the later part of last year not only working on my album Metropolitan, but also working on an evening length dance score in collaboration with the wonderful, New York based Valleto Dance Company and their Artistic Director Valeria Gonzalez for their upcoming Season 4 production, "SOS".  

Despite a number of complications at my end (namely being hospitalized and on bed rest for 5 weeks before the birth of my second daughter), we managed to put together a dance performance that I was really proud of, and that premiered at Gibney Dance in New York City.  

I have now decided to release some of the music from "SOS" as an EP through Self Center Records.  The EP will be released on 16 February 2017, but pre-orders are available now!

Piano Day 2017

In celebration of Piano Day, I have released a track called "Silhouette" through 1631 Recordings, which is being featured as part of a fantastic piano compilation called "Piano Cloud Series - Volume 3".  You can stream/purchase "Silhouette" through the BandCamp link below.  

New EP: Lunar

Exciting news, I have a new EP out today through Seattle based Self Center Records!  This EP was inspired by space exploration, and incorporates NASA audio samples in each track. 

"Like a great sci-fi novella, Lunar is both compact and epic at the same time, a grand adventure inspired by and including NASA sound samples with a wonderfully retro futuristic vibe richly constructed from layers of whooshing and oscillating synthesizers and propelled by a cinematic sense of narrative. In the space of these five tracks, Cocolas evokes both the wonder d haunting isolation of humankind’s tentative and intrepid explorations of the solar system." (Stationary Travels, 17 February 2017)

The EP is available for streaming and purchase via the Bandcamp Link below (click on the title 'Lunar' to be redirected to the BandCamp site):

New Single: Stalactite

I was honored to be recently asked to contribute a track to a new collaborative and evolving album in conjunction with the record labels Bigo & Twigetti and Moderna Records.  The album started with Leah Kardos' piece 'Little Phase', which I have reworked and interpreted into a new piece 'Stalactite', which will then go on to the next compose to rework, and so forth.

'Stalactite' is currently available to stream/purchase via Bandcamp  by clicking on the image below, as will all other pieces on the album as they are made available.    

 

 

New Single: Vermillion

A short while ago, the UK based label Bigo & Twigetti (with whom I have released the singles "My Winter Eyes" and"Hana") asked me to write a track loosely based on Summer for their Summer Compilation album, which I am pleased to say has now be released!

You can stream my track and purchase the album by clicking the image link below:

Being.

I have recently been collaborating with Seattle based choreographer Angelica DeLashmette on a dance piece entitled "Being." which is being performed at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle on 1-2 April.  Angelica's choreography is mesmerizing and her piece explores the concepts of eternal beings and timelessness.  You can stream the performance at the link below:

Humans of New York

Well, this obviously has nothing to do with music, but I had to post it anyway, as I was just featured on the blog 'Humans Of New York' which happens to be one of my favorite blogs ever!  Brandon from HONY took this photo of me and my daughter at the Easter Bonnet Parade in NYC over the weekend, and I was soooo excited (as you can see!)!

Photo taken by Brandon Stanton for Humans Of New York

Cascadia: second inversion's album of the week

The wonderful radio station second inversion is featuring Cascadia as album of the week this week!  To say I'm excited is a fairly massive understatement!  Maggie Molloy from Second Inversion took the time to interview me and has written a wonderful review of Cascadia and my Fifty-Two Weeks project which you can see at the link below:

http://secondinversion.org/2016/01/04/album-review-madeleine-cocolas-cascadia/

 

Cascadia Album

I'm thrilled to announce my debut album Cascadia will be release through the label Futuresequence on 8 December, with clear vinyl coming around 11 January!  This album has been a long time coming, and is a refinement of material I composed as part of my '52 Weeks' Project, together with a couple of new tracks. 

Pre-orders are available now through http://futuresequence.bandcamp.com



The Birds: Live Score

A while back (in fact, a year ago!), I was invited by the Northwest Film Forum to be part of their excellent series called "Puget Soundtrack", whereby they invite musicians to live score a film of their choosing.  Of course I jumped at the chance, and it wasn't too long before I'd settled on Hitchcock's classic "The Birds".  I had the opportunity to perform my live original score against a filming of "The Birds" last Thursday at the Northwest Film Forum, and it was fantastically fun!