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.
Coming January 2016 is an album with Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa performing the music of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga, Italians Francesco DiFiore and Matteo Sommacal, and Americans Marc Mellits and William Susman.
Read the reviews and learn more about our 2014 Naxos release Scatter My Ashes, OCTET Ensemble’s album debut featuring soprano Mellissa Hughes and pianist Elaine Kwon.
Since it’s founding in 2012, Belarca Records has released three other CDs: Fate of the Lhapa, Music for Moving Pictures and Oil On Ice. Featured are film scores to award-winning documentaries including Native New Yorker winner as best documentary short Tribeca Film Festival.