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    Spotted: Nodfeld – Niesel

    Today I’m presenting you to the German composer and piano player Nodfeld and the track Niesel. Nodfeld has been producing music for the past 20 years, mainly electronic music using different stage names. At the age of 40 he learned how to play the double bass and piano and started to use more acoustic instruments. He started his neo classical project Nodfeld in 2021.

    The track Niesel was released on the album Off on the 4th of November, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track Niesel!
    I wrote the track “Niesel” on a cloudy, rainy winter day. The inspiration for a new piece comes from improvisation and playing around with the instrument. And of course my mood and environment. It was the same here. I looked out the window and the weather gave me the title: Nieselregen is German for drizzle. For this piece it was quite simple and there is no special story behind it.

    Thanks for sending this in Nodfeld!

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    Spotted: Elise Hammer – The Swan

    Today I’m presenting you with the track The Swan by the Norwegian composer piano player Elise Hammer. Elise also played the violin, viola and just recently started to learn how to play the cello. She started composing in 2015 after fighting through some illness, and composing has helped her a lot.

    The track The Swan was released as a single on the 28th of October, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track The Swan!
    I wanted my first release to be a bit happier and simpler. “The Swan” is a piano only, four hand piece. After composing so much heavier music, I wanted to create something that was lighter and easier to listen to. A song where the focus is on the more beautiful and simple thing in life. Emotionally, this has been a easy song to release, and I have gotten better feedback than I expected. I am definitely more nervous about my upcoming releases, since they are so much more personal.

    Thank you very much for this Elise!

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    Spotted: Ronan Spoor – Daydreamer

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Daydreamer by the dutch composer and piano player Ronan Spoor. Ronan has played the piano since a child and loved to play classical pieces from an early age. He also releases electronic music using the name RonArt.

    The track Daydreamer was released as a single on the 4th of November, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track Daydreamer!
    Daydreamer is about the state of not being fully present in the moment. At some point during the day, everyone has many dreamy thoughts and we are a little bit absent. The music of Daydreamer is to let us know that’s it’s okay to be in your own inner world during the day.  

    Thank you very much for this Ronan!

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    Spotted: Mare Insularum Pier – Bisu

    Today I’m introcoing you to the project Mare Insularum Pier by the composer and piano player Pietro Fagiolo, and also the track Bisu.

    I am a person of few who likes silence, my compositions are instrumental because in general we talk too much to say too little. Essential things are understood without the need to speak.

    The track Bisu was released as a single on the 19th of October, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track Bisu!
    This piece was improvised at a sunrise concert held in September at the ruins of a nuraghe.
    Unfortunately, the original recording (and of the whole concert) was lost due to a technical problem, so the same morning as soon as I got home I improvised it again because fortunately I remembered quite well what I had done.

    Thank you very much for this!

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    Spotted: Yan Springett & Rasmus H Thomsen – Beloved Memories

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Beloved Memories by Yan Springett and Rasmus H Thomsen. Yan is a German composer and piano player who has played since he started school. Rasmus is a danish composer who also plays in jazz bands and tours around Europe.

    The track Beloved Memories was released as a single on the 21st of October, 2022.

    Yan, tell us something about your track Beloved Memories!
    “Beloved Memories” is a collaboration with the Danish composer Rasmus H Thomsen. The idea was to compose a song that evokes the positive yet nostalgic feeling you experience while thinking of precious moments of your life that you keep in your heart as beloved memories. The compositional process was quite interesting too since I sent Rasmus a rough idea of the song, which inspired him to continue writing it. When I heard all the detail in the final mix that he had sent me and emotion he put into the performance, I really liked how it turned out!

    Thank you Yan and Rasmus for this wonderful track!

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    Spotted: José Orlando Luciano – Les jardins de Paris

    Today I’m introducing you to the track les Jardins de Paris by the Italian piano player, accordionist and composer José Orlando Luciano. Jos’e started to play the piano and the accordion as a child which started off his interest in composing music as well as playing them.

    The track Les Gardena de Paris was released as a single on the 15th of October, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track Les Jardins de Paris!
    “Les jardins de Paris” is inspired by my recent stay in Paris. 
    A photograph of the beautiful Parisian gardens and the fascinating sensations that this city continues to convey over time.

    Thanks for sending this in!

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    Spotted: Star Age – Threads

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Threads by the pianist, harpist and composer Kirsten Agresta Copely, aka. Star Age. Kirsten started playing the piano at the mere age of 18 months, sitting in her mothers lap.

    The track Threads was released as a single on the 20th of October, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track Threads!
    ‘Threads’ is introspective and gently calming, inspired by the strong, silky fibres in aquatic life. The track stands as a metaphor for the bonds that root us all to Earth and each other.

    Thanks for this!

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    Spotted: Pablo J. Garmon – Sketches of a Lockdown (Byebyefish Rework)

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Sketches of a Lockdown composed by the Spanish composer and piano player Pablo J. Garmon. This version is recorded by the French artist François Maillard, aka. Byebyefish. François started playing the piano at the age of six and has composed neoclassical pieces since the early 2000s.

    The track Sketches of a Lockdown was released as a single on the 14th of October, 2022. It will also be part of an album later this year.

    Tell us something about your track Sketches of a Lockdown!
    During the pandemic, my artist friend Pablo J. Garmon composed an album named ‘Sketches of a Lockdown’. I discovered his music when he released a piano version album last year and was impressed by some of his compositions, especially the eponymous song. When he contacted me a few months ago to know if I was interested in being part of a reworked version of the same album, it was clear I absolutely wished to work on this specific song. As Pablo’s versions were already well developed, I was convinced the right way was to cover it in a minimalistic version, so that we can focus on the pure beauty of the melodic theme. We finished with a raw and expressive song, that I recorded at home on my Yamaha upright piano, which underlines both aspects. Pablo did then an amazing mixing job.

    Thanks for sending me this track!

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    Spotted: Gian Luca Buscaglia – Glimpse of Dream

    Today I’m introducing you to the Italian composer and piano player Gian Luca Buscaglia and his track Glimpse of Dream. Gian Luca is currently resided in France and is hopping between his two countries. He started playing the piano at the age of 14 and has written his own tunes since 2019.

    The track Glimpse of Dream was released as a single on the 15th of October, 2022. 

    Tell us something about your track Glimpse of Dream!
    This time the piece is not meant to vehiculate a specific message: following a chat on my first solo-piece, ‘Polina’, with a musician friend, known master harpist Giuseppina Ciarla, I thought of using some arpeggio chords on the piano in a calm ‘night-time’ piece, as harp to me is the most oneiric, celestial instrument. Proof I was right to think so is that I listened to my draft composition the first time in my bed when I had put my portable phone playing the piece under the pillow: well I immediately fell asleep like a baby and the phone was still under the pillow in the morning after…hence the name ‘Glimpse of Dream’. I also realised later that its acronymous is…GoD.

    Thanks for this Gian Luca!

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    Spotted: Mark Sutton – When My Heart Met Yours

    Today I’m presenting you with the track When My Heart Met Yours by the British composer and piano player Mark Sutton based in Christchurch, Dorset.

    The track When My Heart Met Yours was released as a single on the 9th of October, 2022.

    Tell us something about your track When My Heart Met Yours!
    My latest release “When My Heart Met Yours” is soothing and mesmerising and retains a very understated mood. It was a joy to work on as the chords just seemed to flow effortlessly…unlike others.

    Thank you for sending me this Mark!