"For her second album, “Metropolitan”, Madeleine Cocolas wanted to write an album connected to her time in New York City. After falling in love with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madeleine decided to write an album about The Met, and specifically about nine individual artworks from The Met that resonated with her.
Using custom software to analyze the nine different artworks, Madeleine incorporated sounds generated by the software into her compositions and wove them together with pianos, synthesizers and vocals. The resulting album is a collection of connected yet varied works that range from delicate piano pieces, to lush soundscapes and pulsating synthesizers.”
This album comes with a free PDF booklet explaining the process behind the composition and relationship to the painting or artwork it was inspired by.
released October 19, 2018
Music written, recorded and produced by Madeleine Cocolas
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Graphic design by Samantha Kasprowicz
Photography by Malinda Goldberger
This is one of five long-term members of my wishlist, which I was able to promote into my collection all at once thanks to a generous name-your-price promotion granted by the fine "bigo & twigetti" label. Fiona Brice is a name you will bump into several times while flipping through the label's catalog. Her breathtaking 1st String Quartet in three movements is an exciting contribution to contemporary classical chamber music. Sven B. Schreiber
Bewitching cello "looper" mixed like Ed Alleyne-Johnson did in early nineties but not on New Age way. Here it is as closer to J.S. Bach and his Cello Suite than Ed Alleyne. But the method is similar.
A very relaxing performance brings ears to nirvana by sounding rich harmonics from her instrument.
Siting quiet on a sofa savoring these sumptuous melodies taking my mind out of daily customs. This is what I feel while I'm listening to this album. Emmanuel Codden
There is a presence to Perkins' music that is so very attentive to its listener. He makes sure you feel the emotions he's trying to express, but not in an overbearing way, but one that leaves you eager to feel more of it. This cup whether happy or sad, is definitely overflowing. Lost Tribe Sound