Today I’ introducing you to the American composer and piano player Kendra Logozar and the track Enchantment. Kendra lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is a self taught pianist, starting out at the age of. 12.
The track Enchantment was released as a single in April 2020, but will also be featured on an upcoming album.
Tell us something about your track Enchantment!
This track is inspired by the tension of embracing joy in a world that experiences much pain. In the right hand melody of this track you can hear the wistful rocking movement mirroring that tension. There is so much beauty and goodness that enchants and delights our souls but so often we find the darkness trying to tear that away from us. This song was written early on a misty morning with my husband, composer Michael Logozar.
Thank you for the music Kendra!
Today I’m introducing you to Romanian artist Bogdan Marian Nicola from Bucharest, but now located in Copenhagen since a few years back. Marian has played the piano since the age of seven, and wrote the first original piece at the age of 14.
The track Beautiful Love is released as a single but will also be featured on an upcoming album.
Tell us something about your track Beautiful Love!
The story of this piece is rather simple. I was falling for a beautiful girl and when I start to practice my piano repertoire I couldn’t because I had her in my mind. And then when I start to improvise and the first melody that came out it was this beautiful piece. I had no idea back then that this beautiful feeling for her will create such a wonderful musical piece. She was my muse!
Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Today I’m introducing you to the Canadian composer and piano player Cory Alstad, or just Alstad. Cory lives in Vancouver and has released music now and then in the past. About eight months or so (which would be late 2019) he started to release instrumental neo classical music.
The track When We Lost it All was released as a single on April 17th.
Tell us something about your track When We Lost it All!
“When We Lost it All” is an instrumental piece that features the piano. It’s a very reflective and gentle piece that was written after a conversation with a friend who had recently gone through a number of devastating experiences that involved the loss of relationship, livelihood and finances. I wrote this piece as a response to the deep sadness that he was going through, almost as an act of musical empathy. It’s interesting that the Coronavirus hit our world, soon after I wrote this song. Even though the song is not specifically about this pandemic, it certainly evokes many of the same feelings that a lot of us are experiencing. This song has a sense of lament and deep sadness to it, and I think that it’s timely for what we’re going through right now together.
Thanks Cory for sharing this tune with us!
Today I’m introducing you to the latest track by the Israeli composer and piano player Shai-li Paldi. I have previously posted about Shai-li’s song We will last here! Shai-li started playing piano at the age of five and later graduated from LIPA in Liverpool with a bachelor degree in composition and music production.
The track Off we go is taken from the EP Night Walk which was released on the 17th of April, 2020.
Tell us something about your track Off we go!
This track was written a few months ago, started as a little improvisation on the piano. I accidentally played a wrong note, and this mistake ended up being the harmony change in the piece. In my opinion this harmony brings some edge to this track that’s starts very comfortable harmonically but continues as more mysterious while it goes.
I’ve lived at my parents’s home since Covid-19 hit Israel, where I decided to release a concept EP about my experiences during these weird times. Recording, mixing and editing was made quickly and efficiently because I wanted to release the EP while the world was still on pause so the concept can come through clearer. I’ve edited the improved version of ‘Off We Go’ to what it is now, and worked on four other tracks to accompany it. ‘Off We Go’ is the third track, right in the middle of the EP.
Thank you very much for sharing this with us Shai-li!
Today I’m introducing you to the German composer Susanne Geisler, her project Kaleidoscope of Colours and the latest release Mimosa!
Susanne has a very unique “condition” called synesthesia.
For those of us who isn’t familiar with synesthesia, what is it?
When I listen to music or play my piano I immediately perceive colours, that are evoked in my brain. A lot artists have it – Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga. But because I had difficulties with traditional note reading, I startet my own way to compose – entirely on base of colors.
The track MIMOSA will be featured on the upcoming EP called „The Birth of Colours“, which will be released May, 8th, but is also released as a single.
Tell us something about your track Mimosa!
Within the EP’s concept MIMOSA stands for the element of the flowers, one of the most sensitive elements of our planets nature. And as you might know, the Mimosa goes even further, as it is the most sensitive flower you can find on earth. Being a highly sensitive person, the piece is also closely related to my personal nature: always being observing, shy, but deeply profound, deeply connected to animals and nature and sometimes being a bit overwhelmed by my environment. Thats why I startet composing, because I get so easily overwhelmed by the daily noises and its colors, that I wanted to write something, that calmes me down, something that always reminds me on who I am. And I’m really glad, that I get a lot of feed back from people who feel the same.
Thank you for sharing this with us Susanne!
Today I’m introducing you to the latest track by Filip Rachunek aka. Fencer, the Czech composer and piano player based in Prague. Filip started to produce music back in the 90s which he composed and arranged on his PC. After a long pause he restarted his musical life, and I guess thats when Fencer was born!
The song was released on the album Light In The Darkness, in April of 2020.
Tell us something about your track Spherical Drift!
When I get the initial idea of a new song, I usually sit at my piano and try to express the primary motive in several variations. Then I import the melody to DAW and play it with various virtual pianos to find the perfect sound. This time, the excellent instrument called Noire was the winner. After many tests and replays, I finally chose the preset called “Spherical Drift” – hence the song name. I also didn’t feel like making just a solo piano track, so a string orchestra enhances the Noire sound in many parts. And I think the rainy sound effects helped a great deal to build the atmosphere. I love to play the piano while a storm rages outside, and raindrops fall on windows – it is magical. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this with us Filip!
Today I’m introducing you to the latest track by the British composer Matt Stewart-Evans. I have previously written about another song, which you can find here!
The track Linger is released as single, but is also featured on the album Colour / Shades.
Tell us something about your track Linger!
The track started life as a similar theme for a Sonder House compilation, with a piece called ‘Close Your Eyes’ which came out last month. I felt it the melody could work in a slightly different form, and so I composed a variation for the album which acts as a short prelude to a longer piece called ‘Maze’.
Thank you for sharing your new album with us Matt!
Today I’m introducing you to the track Sonnig Schwarz by the German composer Björn Gottschall, now localed in France. Björn has moved around a lot and seen most of the world, such as Spain, Japan and Israel.
Making music is something necessary for me it has and is always part of my life. I play a lot piano outside on the most beautiful places with my little 6 octaves acoustic piano.
Sonnig Schwarz was released as a single in April of 2020.
Tell us something about your track Sonnig Schwarz!
The first idea of “Sonnig schwarz” came really fast, I jumped to the piano and recorded the first sketch with my Iphone, but then to finish it in a proper way I was writing it down and I worked for about 2 or 3 days in total. The feeling I was thinking of, for this track, is the kind of slow down overall mood with this invisible dark menace behind all the news. But also this fresh new light shining inside all of us, this will to move on, to create.
Thanks a lot for sharing this track with us Björn!
Today it’s time to introduce you to the most posted about composer on this blog; William Ogmundson. I don’t think he needs any further introduction at this point, but head over to the Behind the piano post, if you want to know everything!
The track Goddess of the Night was released as a single on the 10th of April.
Tell us something about your track Goddess of the Night!
This song was originally set to lyrics written by Shakespeare for a production of Othello. It’s a pretty song, but since Desdemona sings it right before she is killed very dramatically by Othello, no one remembered it as such. So…I decided to re-imagine it as a solo piano piece, and voila!
Thank you William for sending me this track!
Today I’m presenting you to the latest track by guitarist Anders Wiking. I usually avoid posting about non-piano music, but since Anders is a great friend of mine (and I am releasing this song with my label) I wanted to post about it anyway.
The track Tsumluj will be available on Anders album Pseudopoesi which will be released on the 6th of may, but is right now out as a single.
Tell us something about your track Tsumluj!
The tracks name “Tusmluj” is just my favorite drink Julmust spelled backwards, i was drinking it while writing the song. The song in itself is just something i started playing without any ambition of writing a new song, but i liked the opening melodi and just kept adding parts, just like that i had a brand new instrumental. Thats pretty much it!