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.
Available January 20, 2021 is the album A Quiet Madness featuring violinist Karen Bentley Pollick, pianist Francesco Di Fiore, flutist Patricia Zuber and Bayan accordionist Stas Venglevski performing music by William Susman. Listen and preview at Bandcamp.
Read the reviews and learn more about our 2019 release Collision Point featuring the Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi performing music by William Susman.
Since it’s founding in 2012, Belarca Records has released seven albums. Most recently, in October 2019, 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.