Sometimes I open up my Spotify, open the ‘Classify’ app and start discovering new composers and pieces. Mostly I just start listening to composers I know, and then try to discover some of their pieces I don’t know yet. Or I just start discovering a composer I heard of, but never really listened to like ‘Elgar’, ‘Smetana’ or ‘Satie’. This time I went for a composer I never heard of whatsoever. Almost randomly went for “Arvo Pärt”.
Pärt is an Estonian classical composer of mostly sacred or religious music. He likes to compose in a minimalist style with some self-invented composing techniques called “Tintinnabuli“. That basically means his music has a meditative to slow pace that sounds pretty sacred. I think it has some special twists that I sometimes like but sometimes don’t. Maybe I’ll have to get used a bit more. Would only recommend it if you’re really into classical music. Otherwise you probably will think this is very bad classical music 🙂