Today I’m introducing you to the track Ode to John by the Brittish composer and piano player Benjamin Fitzgerald from Newcastle upon Tyne. Ben has been composing for over 16 years but is originally a drummer (like myself!). As he says himself “I pay my bills playing percussion in nightclubs“.
The track Ode to John is released as a single, but will also be featured on the debut EP titled ‘Ambedo’ which will be out on the 1st of august.
Tell us something about your track Ode to John!
As aforementioned, ‘Ode to John’ is part of my commission looking into representing three areas of mental health, depicting the symptoms and social stigma surrounding them. ‘Ode to John’ is the most personal of the three as it looks into my own journey with dementia. I saw it within my own grandfather, so this track is kind of a personal account of seeing it within him. Albeit rather melancholic, I find a lot of joy through this track and it means a lot to me, it was the ethos behind it that started my love for piano – so it makes sense to have it as my debut.
Thank you for sharing Ben!