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.
Released October 2023 Quiet Rhythms Live at Spectrum NYC a new album featuring William Susman, piano performing selections from his monumental piano cycle.
Read the rave reviews and learn more about our 2021 release A Quiet Madness featuring Karen Bentley Pollick, Francesco Di Fiore, Stas Venglevski and Patricia Zuber performing music by William Susman.
Since its founding in 2012, Belarca Records has released nine albums. In October 2019, Belarca released to wide praise Piccola Accademia degli Specchi's Collision Point. The critically acclaimed debut from OCTET Ensemble Scatter My Ashes, Duo Zuber: Blackbird Redux, Rhythm of Silence, Music for Moving Pictures, Fate of the Lhapa, and Oil On Ice. Featured are film scores to award-winning documentaries including Native New Yorker winner as best documentary short Tribeca Film Festival.