Today I’m introducing you too The Virtual Conductor! Or Eamon Watt which is his real name. Eamon is from the Shetland Island (google that if you don’t know where that is, I sure wasn’t sure). Eamon doesn’t just play the piano, he also works as drum instruction (full time, and when he has time as he said it). Since 2012 he has written 92 classical pieces under both his own name and The Virtual Conductor.
This track is featured on the album Pianissimo a casa, a 10-track piano album which has the theme and the musical tone of being at home .
Tell us something about the album!
Just imagine yourself in a living room, upstairs in an apartment, it’s a lazy Sunday, it’s an overcast day and and there’s not much to do other than watching the scenery and all the people go from outside your window. It’s that peaceful sort of feeling that this album evokes.
Please tell us something about your track Summer’s end!
For this track, Summer’s end, I imagined the clocks going back and the days getting darker and colder. An image of an early sunset comes to mind while the dark cloudy Sky slowly fades in, and the previous summer season is now just a memory until next year. Up here in Shetland, the summer light can go on for 24 hours and after summer passes, the winter darkness starts as early as 3 p.m.
The song was composed on Cubase using Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright Piano. I chose this virtual Piano in particular as it has that perfect ‘homely’ sort of sound. All of it was drawn out using the pencil tool in the MIDI editor, so this is actually not a live performance, but it’s made to sound as much like one as possible!
Thank you for sharing with us Eamon!
Today it’s time for another track, by the composer Eamonn Watt, called Paper Swans.
The track was released as a single on th 4th of February, 2022.
Tell us something about your track Paper Swans!
“Paper Swans” is a soft piano single which is inspired by a peaceful creative process of origami, in particular the paper crane. The piece was composed using an Una corda felt piano to give it that mechanical yet very soft sound.
Thank you again!
Today I’m presenting you with another track by Eamonn Watt, which I have written a lot about before here!
The track Purity was released as a single on the 3rd of December, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Purity!
Purity is my latest piano lullaby single designed to be as relaxing as possible. It started off with this simple melody that plays at the start and as with most of my compositions, develops as it goes. It’s a soothing and relaxing composition designed to calm the listener down from a rough day. It was composeed using the MIDI Editor in Cubase and Native Instrument’s The Giant provided the piano sound.
Today I’m treating you with another track by the composer Eamon Watt from the Shetland Islands. I have written about plenty of Eamonn’s songs before, so check out this page.
The track I’ll wait for you was released as a single on the 24th os September, 2021.
Tell us something about your track I’ll wait for you!
“I’ll Wait for You” is a peaceful piano composition based on a repeating theme and chord pattern and has that “in deep thought” sort of sound, thinking of how much time has passed and what’s to come in the future. It was written in Cubase using the Giant piano library.
Thanks once again Eamonn for sharing your music with us!
Today I’m presenting you with a new track by the composer Eamonn Watt from Shetlands Islands. You can read more about Eamonn and his music here!
The track Flow was released as a single on the 25th of June, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Flow!
Flow is a piano single inspired by an image of someone sailing down a gentle flow of a calm river, it’s a super soft track that’s great after a long hard day of work and you just need to relax. It was all hand-clicked using the MIDI Editor on Cubase and uses the Imperfect Samples Fazioli Grand Piano for the soft, piano sound.
Thanks for this Eamonn!
Today I’m introducing you to a brand new track by the Brittish composer and piano player Eamonn Watt from the Shetland islands.
The track was released as a single on the 16th of April, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Bye-byes!
it’s a very quiet and peaceful piano composition in C Major and the title of the song is synonymous with the word “sleep”. It’s a track designed to be as quiet as possible with scenes of a quiet Shetland night being the inspiration behind the song. The track was composed all manually through the MIDI Editor on Cubase, clicking and dragging every single individual note to create a song and using Imperfect Samples Fazioli Grand to create that soft, realistic piano sound.
Thank you vert much for this Eamonn!
Today it’s time again to introduce you to another great tune by Eamon Watt. For starters I think congratulations are in order since Eamon had managed to accomplish what most of us piano music makers want to accomplish; getting on those Spotify editorial playlists! Congratulations Eamon!
Short about Eamon then. Eamon lives on the Shetland Islands and makes a living as a drum instructor. He sometimes uses his moniker The Virtual Conductor.
The song Sailing by the Starts was released as a single early November of 2019, but will also be featured on an album with lullabies in 2020.
Tell us something about your track Sailing by the Stars!
Sailing by the Stars is a peaceful piano tune inspired by an image of a boat, sailing on a bright and starry night, in a flat and calm sea. The Northern Lights gleam above while shooting stars fly across the sky. The song is very calm ma and tranquil to fit in with this image in my mind.
Thank you for sharing your music with us again Eamon!
Today, It’s time to meet Eamon Watt again! Eamon is a composer from the Shetland islands and is also known as The Virtual Conductor. His orchestral tunes is released using the latter name.
The song A simple little lullaby was released as a single in July 2019 but will also be part of an album filled with lullabies. Or, maybe even Sleepy Songs? 😉
Tell us something about your track A Simple little lullaby!
Usually with most of my piano and orchestral pieces, they’re usually quite lengthy and explore a wide range of dynamics going from loud to soft, however for this project, I simply wanted to create a selection of short piano pieces, something soothing, quiet and simple to listen to, sending the listener to a calming place, good enough to sleep in. The track was composed in Cubase 10 Pro, using Native Instruments’ “The Giant” piano sample library.
Thank you for sharing this with us Eamon!