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 October 2017 is an album with Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi performing four pieces by William Susman including The Starry Dynamo, Motions of Return, Clouds and Flames, and, Camille composed especially for them.
Read the reviews and learn more about our 2016 Naxos release Rhythm of Silence, featuring 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.
Since it’s founding in 2012, Belarca Records has released four other CDs: The critically acclaimed debut from OCTET Ensemble Scatter My Ashes, 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.