Friends of The Alternative Mixtapes, Kirsten Agresta Copely, is back with a new modern classical harp track inspired by Rachmaninoff‘s Études-Tableaux. With the piece, Kirsten wanted to “capture romantic era elements with a modern approach”. I think it is safe to say she managed to accomplish more than that.
Tableaux is a charming and very peaceful song. The perfect track to relax to on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy it, here:
If you are into Indie Rock, then I’m pretty sure you are also into Sweet Disposition –the song released in 2008 by the Australian band The Temper Trap–, which has been described as an “indie anthem“. Besides being a great song, it also became popular after it was featured in the soundtrack of one of my favorite movies,500 Days of Summer. Needless to say, I love this song.
It should come as no surprise then that when I heard the first chords of this sublime cover of Sweet Disposition by classically trained harpist, composer, and arranger, Kirsten Agresta Copely, I was simply blown away. The song’s distinctive intro is emulated beautifully by Kirsten’s harp and the rest of the song is just as charming. Copely has had a successful career performing for heads of state and alongside a wide array of top artists, ranging from Andrea Bocelli and Beyoncé to Evanescence.
Listen to the song below and then visit Kirsten’s channel on Youtube or the usual streaming platforms to hear her original compositions as well as other covers. You will thank me later.