For those of you who have only seen what Milen Kirov is capable of doing with A.i., you need to feast your ears and eyes on some of his original compositions.¬† Here he performs his very own eclectic style of Bulgarian Jazz rooted in odd time signatures and served up on a grand piano dominated by his orgiastic and graceful fingers.¬† He is one of the most incredibly talented artists we know and have had the honor of playing and writing with…we love to make music with him every chance that we get! ¬† I’ve also included an email he sent out to his mailing list with more links to his music…
“Dear friends, colleagues, and fellow human beings,
I hope this e-mail finds you in good health and strong spirits. I just wanted to share with you some of my new music. I would love it if you drop me a line and let me know how you are doing…
Firstly, I would like to share with you 2 videos from the 31st Los Angeles Composers’ Salon held on Feb. 1st, 2009, where I had the chance to present my music in front of many distinguished artists and fellow composers/performers. I performed my compositions “Back to Bulgaria” and “Take 7″ together with the great percussionist Bryon Holley. Just follow the links below to the videos:
“Back to Bulgaria”
Last year my composition “VODA” won an award from the Bulgarian National Radio Competition for New Works dedicated to the 250th anniversary of G.F. Handel’s death. The piece is based on a Minuet theme from Handel’s “Water Music” Suite and is written for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 pianos (+1 harpsichord), and 2 percussionists. It was recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria, by the amazing contemporary ensemble of BNR, conducted by Dragomir Yosifov. You can hear it on my MySpace page. It is the first track on the music player:
And lastly, I would like to share with you an older composition (written in 2007) some of you might not know. It is a piece for 2 pianos, 2 small gongs, and multimedia projection. The multimedia part of the piece was created by the very talented Bulgarian artist Bobbyta. The recording is from a live performance where the piano parts are performed by me and the wonderful pianist Neema Pazargad.
“2″ – Act I
Thank you so much for your time and attention. I hope you will enjoy the music. Be well and stay in touch.