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    Spotted: Daniel Paterok – Sonderbar Drei

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Sonderbar Drei by the German composer Daniel Paterok (which you can read more about here!). Daniel usually plays around 90 live shows a years, and teaches the piano at the university (due to the corona virus there are no live shows at the moment though).

    The track Sonderbar Drei was released as a single on may the 29th of 2020.

    Tell us something about your track Sonderbar Drei!
    The piece “Sonderbar Drei” is part of a trilogy that I wrote in these truly sonderbar (ie. strange) times and the most quiet of the three.

    Thanks for this track Daniel!

    Please check out these links for more information about Daniel:
    Instagram / Spotify

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    Spotted: Daniel Paterok – Weltschmerz

    Today I’m introducing you to Daniel Paterok, a German composer and pianist living in Dortmund, Germany. Through his 33 years on this planet, Daniel has played through all kind of genres; mostly Blues, Boogie & Jazzpiano. He also works as a piano teacher at the university and makes neo classical music in his home studio.

    The song Weltschmerz is released as a single and came out late august of 2019.

    Tell us something about your song Weltschmerz!
    This song was composed and recorded in one sitting, it all came along very organically. “Weltschmerz” is an elegy, concerning the constant and seemingly inevitable destruction of our planet by men. 

    Thank you for sharing this with us Daniel!

    For more information, please check out these links:

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    Spotted: Daniel Paterok – Imagine Paris

    Today I’m introducing you to German composer and piano player Daniel Paterok. Daniel lives in Dortmund and makes a living from his piano! When he’s not making neo classical music for the piano he tours with different bands and teaches piano at the university of Münster.

    The track Imagine Paris is part of the three track EP Mikrokosmos which was released earlier this year. One thing really special about the EP, besides the fantastic piano pieces, is that the total runtime of the EP is only 4 minutes and 27 seconds. None of the three tracks is longer than 2 minutes, and Imagine Paris clocks in on the effective 1.33.

    So Daniel, what can you tell us about Imagine Paris?
    The track is composed in a way, that it would perfectly fit a street or café scene in a french movie. I imagine the melody could also perfectly be played by an accordion in that scene. Also, it’s recorded on a felted piano, a recording technique made popular by the the german composer Nils Frahm.

    Thank you for the music Daniel! And I can really relate to that French street (or café for that matter).

    Please check out these links for more information about Daniel and his music:
    Instagram / Spotify