1. Courtney Barnett, ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’

2. Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell’

3. Eskimeaux, 'O.K.’

4. Joan Shelley, 'Over And Even’

5. Torres, 'Sprinter’

6. Björk, 'Vulnicura’

7. SOAK, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream’

8. Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott, 'The Chopin Project’

9. Girlpool, 'Before The World Was Big’

10. Ibeyi, 'Ibeyi’

Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums Of 2015
Because I am a spiteful, spiteful person...

I agree with everything this person has to say…

However, besides her lackluster Chopin, I am extremely jealous of Alice Sara in the way that only stupid, teenaged girls can be.  It’s like, I go to her website and instantly start to rage because:

  • She is gorgeous, and there are, like, hundreds of pictures of her being gorgeous all over the place
  • She can draw, both manga and photo-realistically
  • She can speak at least three languages
  • She is gorgeous
  • She can play the piano and is making money playing the piano and is well known for making money playing the piano



So pretty, like bells.

One of my favorite pianists, the beautiful Alice Sara Ott performing at the Yellow Lounge, a club in Berlin, Germany and a more casual setting for Classical Music. I really appreciate her efforts to bring Classical Music to a more “everyday” setting. I hope that this generation of musicians can weaken these unfair notions that Classical Music belongs to some stiff, snobby, elite crowd. It’s a wonderful genre of music that offers a commentary on our shared human realities - as all music is. I hope to one day find a cool, casual location to play piano for people, dressed simply in a sport coat and jeans. Don’t need a tux to share good music with people.


“Fearful” - Bostyn Brown, Club Dance Studio, junior contemporary solo, 1st place and DJ’s Pick, Nuvo Dallas, December 2015
Written In Stone (+2) ♫ The Chopin Project ~ Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott

Unfortunately, her music stopped prematurely at this performance, but she kept dancing and won first place anyhow. I extrapolated the audio in my editor, but I had to make some assumptions, so it may not be completely accurate. Also note that the music is pitched up to avoid this video being muted by a copyrights claim. Bostyn’s performance music is at normal pitch. 


Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott - Verses