Today it’s time to listen to another great track by the polish composer and piano player Piotr Wiese. You can read alla about Piotr on this Behind the piano post!
The track Solitune was released as a single on the 26th of February, 2021 but will also be part of an EP.
Tell us something about your track Solituned!
At the start of 2020 I shut myself up in an old house deep in the woods, where I had a chance to live and compose for 3 months. This is how ‘Solituned’ was born. The word ‘Solituned’ did not exist in any language, but when it first came to me I was amazed how well it accompanies the EP. My experiment taught me to experience solitude and get attuned to it. Solituned is when you see the space between you and everything else getting bigger, to the point where you are consumed by it, and there is just you drifting in the middle of dark, empty, chill space. After some time you find this state comforting. I hope my music will bring you this same kind of comfort. The track I share with you is the single promoting three-track-EP that will come on 19th of March.
Thank you very much for this Piotr!
Today I’m introducing you to the track less by the German composer and piano player Tom Blankenberg. Tom works as a sound designer and composer and started taking piano lessons as a child. After playing in a few bands for a couple of years he rediscovered the piano recently.
The track less was released as a single on the 5th of march, 2021.
Tell us something about your track less!
I´m not interested in >more<. It´s >less< that interests me. And that’s how my song “less” should sounds and feel. Delicate, warm, intimate, minimalistic and really close.”
Thank you for this Tom!
Today I’m presenting you with the track So as You Are by the composer and piano player Vittoriano di Grazia. Vittoriano lives in Salerno and teaches at the “G.Martucci” music conservatory. He started to play the piano at the age of 7 and made his first compositions at the age of 17.
The track So as You Are was released as a single on the 1st of march 2021 and will be featured on an upcoming album as well.
Tell us something about your track So as You Are!
I really like to improvise on piano, many of my music were born from sudden inspiration and from moments of life lived in my past and in my present; life is like an “infinite soundtrack”, and for me every mood, every memory must be caught to turn it into notes, just listen to yourself inside.
Thank you for this!
Today I’m introducing you the composer and piano player Matthias Schneiders from Germany. Matthias started playing the piano at the age of 16 and soon realized the countless possibilities to touch people with this incredible instrument. While studying composition in Cologne he started creating moders piano pieces.
The track Vagues de Printemps was released as a single on the 26th of February, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Vagues de Printemps!
My latest track Vagues de Printemps is a perfect example for a modern piano piece. With different moods it opens the chance to go trough various emotions while listening. It was inspired by my girlfriend who also painted the stunning artwork.
Thanks for this Matthias!
Today I’m presenting you with the track Climbing by the Australian composer and piano player Lucy Graham, aka. Luminem, living in Melbourne. Lucy has played the piano since the age of four and started the project Luminem in 2020.
Climbing is her second release, which is part of her debut album Back Home, set to release mid 2021.
Tell us something about the track Climbing!
I wrote Climbing after an indoor climbing session. It was a date actually. I came back from it feeling energised and inspired to play! The piece represents both a physical and an emotional interpretation of the title.
Thank you for sharing Lucy!
Today I’ introducing you to the composer Chloé Charody from Sidney, Australia but now located in Berlin. Chloé mainly writes big scale productions like operas, ballets and stage music.
In 2010 I started developing a new theatrical genre called Circus Opera which is essentially an amalgamation of opera, circus and classical music. My first circus opera called The Carnival debuted on London’s West End in 2011 which really launched my career.
The track The Snow Is Sleeping is taken from the album Castle in the sky, which came out on Valentine’s Day 2021.
Tell us something about your track The Snow Is Sleeping!
I wrote The Snow Is Sleeping as a simple piece for my daughter to learn. I wanted to create a work that would start developing her musicality by encouraging her to fully embrace her imagination. I think this song is quite well suited to this playlist as I play this for her quite a lot and everytime I do, it seems to send her to sleep!
Thank you for this Chloé!
Today I’m introducing you to the Swedish film director, composer and piano player Maceo Frost. Maceo started to play the piano as a for of meditation to handle a very hectic life. During the past few years he has written a lot of songs which have helped him relax.
The track Failing to Meditate was released as a single on the 17th of February, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Failing to Meditate!
Failing to Meditate is my debut song and an homage to all the moments my mind drifted away from the present, looking at the phone instead of the sunset, the clock instead of focusing on the yoga class. Ultimately to surrender to the present moment.The song is recorded at home in my kitchen.
Thank you for sharing this with us Maceo!
Today I’m presenting you with the track Stargazing by the British composer and piano player Simon Armitage, from Edinburgh. Simon started taking piano lessons at the age of six and is a full time musician; performing in piano bars, restaurants and hotels all over the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. He started making his own compositions about three years ago.
The track Stargazing was released as a single on the 14th of February, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Stargazing!
I was messing around trying to find strange and weird chords, and the composition just came into my head and I wrote it in around 20 minutes.
Thank you for this Simon!
Today I’m introducing you to the piano player and composer Jim Pearce from the United States. Jim have played piano professionally for the past 47 years; “Playing every kind of gig in the known universe”. He has made music for TV and making albums of all kind. Jim lives in Atlanta and spends most of his time in the basement, where his studio is located.
The track Tender Story was released as a single on the 19th of February 2021, but will aslo be part of an album in the future.
Tell us something about your track Tender story!
Tender Story ( solo piano version) was first released on my CD “A Piano Story”. That version had orchestral elements. I thought I needed a solo piano version cause something about solo piano is just more haunting.
Thank you very much for this Jim!
Today I’m introducing you to the composer and piano player Daniel Hubert and the track Forgiving. Daniel lives in Salzburg in Austria. He is also a piano teacher as well as a musician in different bands.
The track Forgiving was released as a single on the 19th of February, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Forgiving!
Forgiving is is a daily practise that makes your life better.This is a very peaceful tune which grew out of an improvisation in this harmonic mood. I am practising Yoga and I really try to get in a positive mindset. Trying to forgive helps me to find healing.
The melody of the tune is both – memorable and unique.
I´m really looking forward to play it live in Concert.
Thank you very much for this Daniel!