New Composers from Around the World

About Belarca

Belarca was founded by American composer William Susman and is the label for the visionary OCTET ensemble. Its mission is to record and widely disseminate contemporary music by living composers who push artistic boundaries. With a catalogue of both concert works and film scores, Belarca maintains an impeccable recording quality and the highest standards in sound. Each album features extraordinary performances by some of the world's finest soloists and ensembles.

Since its founding in 2012, Belarca Records has released three CDs: Fate of the Lhapa, Music for Moving Pictures and Oil On Ice. They are film scores to award-winning documentaries including Native New Yorker, winner as best documentary short at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In Spring 2014 Belarca released OCTET's inaugural CD Scatter My Ashes. Released in January 2016, Rhythm of Silence is an album with Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa performing the music of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga, Italians Francesco DiFiore and Matteo Sommacal, and Amercians Marc Mellits and William Susman.