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"Nebula" – Alessandro Paganelli

Alessandro Paganelli’s work “Nebula” is a floating, atmospheric tune that is not an overdone film score–rather, it has moments of true delicacy, intimacy, and poise.  The balance of the cellos and guitar, along with an ambience that envelops the listener, is melodic while not drowning in lyricism, rich in harmony yet not simply sets of chords, and not overtly loop-based but rather motivic.  A true piece of contemporary classical music, it not only pairs acoustic and electronic instruments, but involves sound design and a wash of tone color.  While the composer is a guitarist, one can clearly hear that he has carefully considered each instrument while writing, and this work is the result of a composer’s thought process–it is not a transcription.
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