Spotted: YuMe – Chaos
Today I’m introducing you to the dutch piano player and composer YuMe and the track Chaos. YuMe has been one with the piano since “he was 50cm shorter”. YuMe says he “used to focus on “used to focus on playing classical pieces with technical precision, trying to play as many notes as possible in a minute”, but now has his main focus on making more meditative music.
The track Chaos was released as a single on the 12th of may, but will also be part of an upcoming album!
Tell us something about your track Chaos!
“Chaos” is a neoclassical piano track that takes inspiration from the fascinating chaos theory in mathematics. Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics that studies the behavior of complex systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. These systems exhibit a phenomenon known as the butterfly effect, in which small changes in initial conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes over time. The piano track “Chaos” captures the essence of chaos theory by creating a sense of tranquility and calmness through its peaceful melodies that are answered by delicate arpeggios.
Thank you for this YuMe!
Spotted: Diego Soifer – Toledo
Today I’m presenting you with the track Toledo by the Argentinian composer and piano player Diego Soifer, born and raised in Buenos Aires, but currently located in Spain. Diego has played the piano since the age of 11 and has studies music in both the Netherlands and in Canada.
The track Toledo was released as a single on the 10th of may, 2023, but will also be part of an upcoming album.
Tell us something about your track Toledo!
Toledo was composed, recorded and mixed by myself. It was composed (everything by heart, nothing written yet) at my new (second hand) Petrof upright piano, working for the first time with Sordino, looking at the forest, river and hills. It is my homage to this city, as all the rest of the tracks will be named to other places that are striking me in my new country.
Recording it was tricky: I had the technician come multiple times to eliminate little noises that the piano was making. He called me picky. Very picky. Actually the most picky pianist he’s ever worked with and that I was breaking the piano with all the strong feelings and energy I was pouring into it through my music and fingers.
Thank you very much for this Diego!
Spotted: Jesse Brown – Moonlit Waters
Today I’m introducing you to another track by the Canadian composer Jesse Brown. Jesse records real felted upright piano compositions on his vintage Heintzman and has been making music for almost a decade.
The track Moonlit Waters was released on the album with the same name on the 5th of may, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Moonlit Waters!
Moonlit Waters is inspired by Jesse’s childhood destination Little Bear Lake, where he spent countless hours, counting countless stars.
Spotted: Paul Ravie – Moonlight Bliss
Today I’m presenting you with the new track Moonlight Bliss by the composer and piano player Paul Ravie from Singapore. Paul started to play the piano about three years ago and have a great passion for composing calming piano pieces. He started to make music in 2022 and has already composed over 40 tunes.
The track Moonlight Bliss was released as a single on the 6th of may, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Moonlight Bliss!
My new release, MOONLIGHT BLISS, depicts the peace & calmness one feels watching the moon & the stars at a quiet beach area. Just feel the tender breeze. Let go of everything in the heart that is hurting & just enjoy this peaceful moment.
Thank you very much for this Paul!
Spotted: JUST!JOSH – Imagine Dreaming
Today I’m presenting you with the track Imagine Dreaming by the British composer and piano player Josh Rowe who makes music using the moniker JUST!JOSH. Josh has a degree in Popular Music and have been playing the piano since the age of 11.
The track Imagine Dreaming was released on the album Stories Of A Forgotten Past which came out on the 28th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Imagine Dreaming!
My debut album, Stories Of A Forgotten Past, is about telling stories through the piano. As my music doesn’t contain lyrics, I want the individual tracks to have their own unique identity and story behind them. The first track on the album, Imagine Dreaming, is no exception. It sets the tone for the entire album and it was written about the human imagination and how remarkable it is; how we can close our eyes and construct complex scenarios in our mind, and how beautiful those can be. So, if you listen to the track, sit down, close your eyes, and see where your imagination can take you!
Thank you for this Josh!
Spotted: Klinger – Labyrinth
Today I’m presenting you with the track Labyrinth by the German composer and piano player Klinger.
After I graduated I played in bands, started producing and composing for other artists. But it was only when my old Steingraeber made it´s way to my new home in Hamburg, when I really started to work with the piano again.
The track Labyrinth was released on the album Mosaik which came out on the 14th of April, 2023.
Tell us something about your track Labyrinth!
I remember thinking a lot about Bach when I wrote this, and about his umatched ability to create something beautiful from a very simple theme that he walks effortlessly through the wildest chords and tonalities. I guess this is my humble attempt to do something similar. I usually don’t write down my music, but in this case I had to. There are so many turns and branches in this piece and if you take the wrong one you end up somewhere else completely. This is also how I came up with the name ‘Labyrinth’.
Thank you for this Klinger!
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!