Spotted: Mark Sutton – Sweet Dreams
Today I’m introducing you to the British composer and piano player Mark Sutton and his track Sweet Dreams. Mark is based in Christchurch, Dorset and started to play the piano at the age of 10.
The track Sweet Dreams was released as a single on the 20th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Sweet Dreams!
I set out to develop a unique sound, taking neo-classical music and piano composition to a more personal dimension, letting inspiration flow freely, specialising in crafting soothing theme music and background scores.
My latest release “Sweet Dreams” is a solo piece composed for felt piano is stirring, meditative, and gentle, meant to evoke a feeling of rest, relaxation, and ultimately, healing.
Thanks for this Mark!
Spotted: Mykl Knight-Vahrman – Zwischen (in between)
Today I’m presenting you with the track Zwischen (in between) by the British composer and piano player Mykl Knight-Vahrman. Mykl has played the piano since the age of five and have been composing music for over 30 yeas. Some of his earliest memories is about his father playing Beethoven and Debussy.
The track Zwischen (in between) was released as a single on the 7th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Zwischen (in between)!
This gentle solo piano piece is a fond memory from my childhood of a distant hazy late summer afternoon. I recall climbing into the old hammock in the dappled shade of our garden as the sun streamed through the tree canopy above. I felt safe and cocooned in the fabric, and was taken by its gentle sway in the cooling breeze. Suffused by the heady scent of Gardenia, interwoven with soothing whispers from nature in the garden around me and the lulling peel from church bells in the far distance. Peacefully, I drifted in between wake and sleep.
Thank you very much for this Mykl!
Spotted: Helen Keeling-Marston – Woolgathering
Today I’m presenting you with another track, called Woolgathering, by the British composer and piano player Helen Keeling-Marston.
The track Woolgathering was released as a single on the 14th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Woolgathering!
Woolgathering is a relaxing, peaceful piano piece that – as the name suggests – is about daydreaming and indulging in aimless thoughts. Interestingly, woolgathering used to actually mean gathering loose tufts of wool from bushes and fences, and, if that had been your profession, you’d probably have done a lot of daydreaming.
Thank you for this Helen!
Spotted: Ola Jacobsen – Celeste
Today I’m presenting you with the track Celeste by the Norwegian composer and piano player Ola Jacobsen, based in Barcelona. Ola found his passion for playing the piano at the age of six and thought himself how to play.
The track Celeste was released as a single on the 14th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Celeste!
Celeste is a delicate, reflective, and somehow compassionate piece. It is a hopeful one too, and it conveys a message for everyone: ‘No matter what’s going on in your life, everything fades. It will be alright in the end’. The compositional process started with a simple motive, and then Ola’s natural melodic optimism took it from there. The B section is an attempt to create some contrast and surprise, and introduce some conflict into the composition, which will be resolved in the re-exposition at the end.
Thank you very much for this Ola!
Spotted: Vasyl Volosheniuk – Imagination
Today I’m presenting you with the track Imagination by the Ukrainian composer and piano player Vasyl Volosheniuk. Vasyl started to make music about 3-4 years ago, and find it to help him capture his emotions. He compares it like the artist does with their canvas, pain and brush.
The track Imagination was released as a single on the 14th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Imagination!
I love looking for inspiration. This is an important part of any creative process. Therefore, this music reflects the search for inspiration as well as finding it. This is heard in the middle part, which is more energetic and passionate.
Thank you very much for this Vasyl!
Spotted: TKZ – Le temps d’un instant
Today I’m presenting you the track Le temps d’un instant by the French composer and piano player Adrien Pavao, aka. TKZ. Adrien started to play the piano at the age of seven and wrote his first piece of music at 12.
The track Le temps d’un instant was released as part of the album Piano Forte, which came out on the 12th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Le temps d’un instant!
“Le temps d’un instant” is about how even the briefest moments can feel like an eternity, capturing the sensation of time standing still.
Thank you for sharing this with us Adrien!
Spotted: Christian Spelz – Above the sea
Today I’m presenting you with the track Above the sea by the composer and piano player Christian Spelz from Germany. Christian was born in Essen and is educated in classical piano since the age of six.
The track Above the sea was released as a single on the 31st of march, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Above the sea!
I wanted to compose a calm and relaxing, almost meditative track. So I sat down and tried to play what I felt. A calm track must sound “easy”, but at the same time, the musical idea of the composition must have something unique, something special. I hope that ABOVE THE SEA catches the listener from the first note with its emotional intensity and fluency.
Thank you for this Christian!
Spotted: Ros Gilman – Sadness
Today I’m presenting you with the track Sadness by the British-German composer and piano player Ros Gilman. Ros is originally a concert violinist but his career as a violin player came to an abrupt end when he suffered a hand injury. Today he mainly writes film music and contemporary classical pieces.
The track Sadness was released as a single on the 31st of march 2023.
Tell us something about your track Sadness!
Sadness comes with an interesting backstory: the piece was originally written as part of a music pitch for Tony Kaye’s film Detachment. The opportunity to pitch for this fantastic project came in just as I was on holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. All I had with me was my laptop, so in order to make it possible for me to produce the music I tracked down a local music production shop and purchased a small midi-keyboard (which I still have to this day). Ultimately, what was supposed to be a holiday, turned out to be a day-long writing and music production session. The pitch was sadly unsuccessful, but I was rather fond of one of the pieces I wrote for it. Many years later, the piece came back to me and I decided to re-arrange it in a contemporary “neo-classical” manner for solo piano. This is how this release came to be.
Thank you very much for this Ros!
Spotted: Sam Miller – The Islands
Today I’m introducing you to the track The Islands by the American composer and piano player Sam Miller, based in central Oregon. Sam grew up in Albuquerque and has lives all across America. He has played in rock band sort most of his life but his focus at the moment is aimed toward piano music.
The track The Islands was released on the 15th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track The Islands!
“The Islands” is a song without words about a day trip to both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket (from Cape Cod) that my wife and I took last summer. The piece moves like a ferry. The cover artwork is a photo taken by my wife on the ferry.
Thanks for this Sam!
Spotted: Martin Lucent – Spring Walk
Today I’m presenting you with the track Spring Walk by the German composer and piano player Martin Lucent. Martin comes from Kaiserslautern and has played the piano since the age of twelve. He started to write music about two years ago.
The track Spring Walk was released as a single on the 7th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Spring Walk!
With its bright and airy sound, “Spring Walk” perfectly captures the hope and renewal of the spring season, reminding us that even in the midst of uncertainty, there is always beauty and light to be found. This track is perfect for unwinding after a long day or simply enjoying a moment of reflection and gratitude. Let the gentle melodies of “Spring Walk” take you on a journey of peace and tranquility, where the beauty of nature and the joy of the season are celebrated.
Thanks for sharing this Martin!