Today I’m introducing you to the piano player and composer Ole-Bjørn Talstad, from Norway, and his track Lost Words. Ole-Bjørn is located in Oslo.
The track Lost words was released as a single on the 17th of September 2021.
Tell us something about your track Lost Words!
The idea for the song came from this strumming guitar-like pattern. The piece is rather melancholic, but I wanted the song to evolve from a minor to major throughout the song, creating a feeling of relief.
Thank you very much for sending this in!
Today I’m introducing you to the composer and piano player Philip Shpartov and his track Don’t Touch. Philip grew up in Russia and wrote his first composition at the age of six. Since a child he has also been very engaged in ballet.
The track Don’t touch was released on the album Enliven on the first of October, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Don’t Touch!
This (composition) song’s about that there are people you like, but they feel better when you’re not around them.
Thanks for this piece of music Philip!
Today I’m introducing you to another track by the German composer and piano player Ludwig Karsch, also known as Luis Paul which you can read all about in this Behind the piano post! Luis lives in Berlin and has studied music production and musicology. He started composing music for piano when he was a child.
Film music has always been a big part of my life and that is why the idea behind my music is to create some sort of soundtrack of life. I really love to get lost in stories, feelings and to listen to people. Every person has his or her own stories and all too often they could just as easily come from a movie. The only thing missing is the music. That is why I want to capture exactly such moments, stories and associated feelings with my music and give them what they deserve in retrospect – The soundtrack of life.
The track City Night was released as a single on the 1st of October, 2021.
Tell us something about your track City Night!
“City Night” was written after I had gone for a walk on a rainy and late night in my Berlin neighbourhood. There wasn’t much going on anymore except for a few people waiting for the rain to stop with a drink in one bar or another. When you think about it, it’s just incredible how many different life stories and experiences take place in a single place. Music can completely change your perspective on what you perceive at that moment. Have you ever thought about how many people you touch or influence every day without knowing it? How many lives and stories cross? What consequences even the smallest actions have? Somehow all of our lives are unwittingly interwoven in infinite ways. With this song I tried to capture the mood and feelings of that night. I hope you enjoy this little soundtrack of life.
Thank you very much for sending me this track!
Today I’m introducing you to the composer and piano player James Asher and his track Gleam on. James comes from the UK and is originally a drummer and sound engineer.
The track Gleam on was released as a single on the 15th of September, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Gleam on!
Reflecting on the special nature of certain friendships in this track I was endeavouring to give musical expression to these musings. Always with such a scenario there has to be an element of mixed emotions, or if you like sweet and sour. Partly because it is in the nature of human relations to waver and vary, both according to how the world progresses, and how fortune fares and on occasion takes its toll. In the saddest instance of course death provides one of the cruellest blows. But even in more mild situations, when the quality of contact with say a family member or close friend has been brilliant, it can be very hard to reconcile how this has change to something quite opposite. But let’s face it, we’ve all been there in one form or another!
Thanks for this James!
Today I’m presenting you with another track, by the Australian composer and piano player Melany Thompson, called Elm Park. Melany has played the piano since the age of four and started composing her own music as a teenager.
The track Elm Park was released as a single on the 24th of September, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Elm Park!
Elm Park is the name we gave to a magical and imaginary park I created for my kids during story time one night. It’s a calm and peaceful track, a little whimsical and designed to stir the imagination. I actually found the name ‘Elm Park’ by looking at a London tube map!
Thank you very much for sharing this with us Melany!
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 introducing you to the Portuguese composer and piano player João Balouta and his track Dream. João discovered his talent for music when he was 17 years old after discovering the soundtrack to the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain. Those songs were the first one he learned on the piano!
The track Dream was released as a single on the 24th of September, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Dream!
Dream is a song about the threshold between the reality and the fantasy, where everything can be perfect, even if it’s in our minds, for few moments. Its melody aims to make the listener travel to a peaceful parallel universe to meet his own soul.
Thank you very much for seeding me this track!
Today I’m introducing you to the track Reactions by the composer and piano player Nick Vereshchak, based in Toronto, Canada. Nick has played the piano since the age of eight and was mainly interested in learning by ear. Nick started composing about six years ago and started to take his composing more seriously three years ago.
The track Reactions was released as a single on the 23rd of September, 2020, and will also be part of an upcoming EP.
Tell us something about your track Reactions!
I wrote Reactions in one sitting – it was a very impulsive piece. I found myself thinking about the concept of reactions a lot; they’re often almost impossible to control, and they can span a wide range of emotions. As someone who experiences anxiety quite often, I realized I was reacting in unhelpful ways to a lot of things that were happening in my life, and sometimes that was detrimental to the people close to me. I wrote this piece as a way to sort of sit with those feelings, and focus on getting out of the initial reaction phase of whatever I was dealing with at the time.
Thanks for sending this track in, Nick!
Today I’m introducing you to the Italian composer Luca Fattoretto from Veneto and his track Family. Luca is a big jazz music fan but has experience in many other genres.
I like to call myself a curious and eclectic composer. I don’t have a precise sound, I try to let myself be carried away by the music and I hope to be able to convey my emotions.
The track Family was released as a single on the 27th of august, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Family!
The song “Family” speaks of childhood seen from the eyes of the adult, but it does not want to be a regret, rather I tried to give a sense of sweet nostalgia for a beautiful moment of life lived with carefree.
Thanks for sharing this with us Luca!
Today I’m introducing you to the track Plagwitz by the German composer and piano player Stiehler. Stiehler started playing the piano at the age of six and later studied piano at the HMT Leipzig. After the encouragement of other musicians around him, Stiehler wrote and recorded his first piano album.
The track Plagwitz was released as a single om the 10th of September, 2021, but will also be part of an upcoming album.
Tell us something about your track Plagwitz!
The song is dedicated to my adopted home. Plagwitz is a district in the west of Leipzig that is characterized by the colorful flourishing of the art scene. In a way, it is the new Berlin. Between rough industrial buildings on one side and lush green spaces and waterways on the other, there are numerous studios, cafés, and small stores here.I’ve lived and worked here for over 10 years, and founded the artists’ house “Egolauthaus” together with Antonio Lucaciu. I run my studio here, where I also record and produce my solopiano music.
Thank you very much for sending in this song! Looking forward to the album!