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    Spotted: Keys To Motion – Paper Plane Flight

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Paper Plane Flight by the duo Keys To Motion; which consists of the Russian piano player and composer Natalia and the Swedish guitar player and composer Magnus.

    The track Paper Plane Flight was released as a single on the 24th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Paper Plane Flight!
    Your dream is a little paper plane – It’s flying high… The sky will hear your hope and wish, so let it fly. 


    Thank you Magnus and Natalia!

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    Spotted: Mikael Oterhals – Sommarnatt

    Today I’m introducing you to another track by the Swedish composer and piano player Mikael Oterhals, which you can read a lot more about in this post. Mikael is based in Stockholm and is 24 years old. He has played the piano for about 17 years and started writing his own music a couple of years ago.

    The track Sommarnatt was released on the 23rd of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your song Sommarnatt!
    My latest single ”Sommarnatt”, released on July 23th 2021, is no exception. ”Sommarnatt” is Swedish for Summer night and this classical piano piece evolves from a beautiful, romantic emotion to more of a sad and melancholy tone, describing the different emotions of a late night in June. 

    Thank you again for sending in your music Mikael!

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    Spotted: Wataru Sato – Fading Spaces

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Fading Spaces by the Japanese composer and piano player Wataru Satu. Water started working what has become his solo piano project in 2010 and releases both new age and Minimalist and modern-classical music.

    The track Fading Spaces was released on the EP Spacec on the 28th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Fading Spaces!
    “Spaces” consists of 5 pieces which I had recorded since last winter. As usual,my pieces contain a lot of improvisation because I do not fix my arrangement in recording the piano. M3″Fading Spaces” is a main part of this EP and this song connect other 4 pieces each other,like an entrance hall of house. This piece is one of the most simple songs of my piano solos. I thought this piece does not need much arrangement,which makes the melody easier to convey my thoughts or feelings in the piece.

    Thank you very much Wataru!

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    Spotted: Thomas James White – Blodyn

    Today I’m introducing you to the British composer and and piano player Thomas James White and his song Blodyn. Thomas was born in Gloucestershire ands studied music throughout school and college. He spent many of his young years improvising on his family’s piano.

    The track Blodyn was released as a single on the 30th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Blodyn!
    Blodyn was written late at night and recorded live. An intimate, refrained piano composition about the beauty and the heartbreak of change. Seasons change and with them our surrounding landscapes. This was the inspiration behind the title, ‘Blodyn’ – Welsh for ‘Flower’. A metaphor for the seasons of our lives and how we cannot stop time changing us, and how devastating that can be.

    Thanks for this Thomas!

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    Spotted: Julie Hanney – Travelers

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Travelers by the American composer and piano player Julie Hanney from Oregon.

    The track was released as a single on the 9th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Travelers!
    I wrote the main theme of this song several years ago while riding on a bus with nothing but notation paper to amuse me.  I referred to it as the “bus song” until earlier this year when I dusted off the staff paper and added a bridge. I renamed the song Travelers because I hope to capture the sense of anticipation and encountering the unknown that one feels when on a journey.

    Thank you Julie!

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    Spotted: Julie Soenen Borgdorff – Yesterday

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Yesterday by the Canadian composer, piano player and cellist Julie Soenen Borgdorff. Julie lives in Ontario and started playing the piano at the age of seven. She got very interested in the art of improvisation and composition and started playing the cello at the age of 12.

    The track Yesterday was released on the EP Nostalgic Memories on the 12th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Yesterday!
    in the second year of my music degree. I wanted it to represent the different stages of a beautiful rain storm and how humans seem to connect so personally and emotionally to mother nature’s tears.

    Thank you very much for this Julie!

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    Spotted: DeLange – Berlin

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Berlin by the Dutch composer and piano player DeLange. DeLange was raised in a musical family where his parents played a lot of music from the romantic and modern era. He also has a condition called synesthesia, which means he sees colors when he hear sounds.

    since I’m aware of it, I try to compose as if I’m working on a painting and let colours lead the development of the piece. It really helps me to translate the feelings I have while composing, since I get to use multiple senses

    Tell us something about your track Berlin!
    ‘Berlin’ is the first release of a new album that will come out next year. I recorded the album on my upright piano. An instrument I’ve had for over 25 years. After it was stored for quite some time, I took it back in my house. It was if he understood what I was trying to say with my new pieces. I used vintage mics that used to be my dad’s (he’s also a musician) to capture the warm sound in my living room.
    ‘Berlin’ is about the turmoil of everyday life in an urban environment. The chaotic but forward energy of the city as a metaphor of a period in one’s life. Searching for connection in anonymous surroundings. The feeling of being overwhelmed by the intensity of life alternating with a sense of freedom and autonomy.

    Thanks for sending in DeLange!

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    Spotted: Leon Maximilian Brueckner – Für Noel

    Today I’m presenting you with the German composer and piano player Leon Maximilian Brueckner and his track Für Noel. Leons first contact with music was after watching the movie August Rush at the age of nine.

    I took out my father’s old guitar from the basement and started playing. It was followed by guitar, piano and trombone lessons and I increasingly cherished the desire to become a film composer in the future, to tell stories with my music.

     The track “Für Noel” was released as a single on July 9th, 2021, and was recorded by the pianist Felix Rösch in Berlin on a Feurich Upright piano. 
     
    Tell us something about your track Für Noel!
    I wrote it on a beautiful evening at the piano after I learned about the approaching birth of my nephew. I think it was one of those moments where the music flows through the body and just has to be held. For me, the track depicts my deep inner anticipation on the one hand and represents the cycle of life in form and shape on the other. It is meant to welcome Noel into our world. 

    Thank you for this!

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    Spotted: SAAH – Fragile

    Today I’m introducing you to the track Fragile by the Austrian composer and piano player SAAH. SAAH lives in a small town close to Vienna and has played the piano since the age of nine.

    The track Fragile was released as a single on the 9th of July, 2021.

    Tell us something about your track Fragile!
    my latest release „fragile“ was created and recorded in my tiny beloved homestudio. I always work/play in the early morning or late at night, when everybody else is sleeping or nobody else is at home(except my cats,  they love to join my creative process , spreading love by taking a nap on my pianos pedal or cuddling my feet or hands while i am playing) that sometimes lengthens the recording process a little.

    „fragile“ is a song about humans strenght and fragility, about standing up again and moving on. The main theme repeats itsself to reflect the process of believing in oneself despite our human fragility.It means a lot to me.

    Thank you very much for sending in their track SAAH!

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    Spotted: Michael Koch – Zwei Schritte vor, einer zurück

    Today I’m presenting you with the track Zwei Schritte vor, einer zurück by the German composer and piano player Michael Koch from the town Paderborn. Michael has played the piano since the age of eight and has studies music, composition and has produced tracks in a variety of genres.

    The track Zwei Schritte vor, einer zurück was released as a single on the 9th of July, 2021 and will be part of an upcoming album as well.

    Tell us something about the track Zwei Schritte vor, einer zurück!
    This track symbolizes the way we learn: 2 steps forward, one step back. If we understand that, it can give us the courage to move on, to get up again knowing that we can always make progress and that the step backwards may just be a breather on the further way forward.

    Thank you very much Michael!