Today I’m introducing you to the American composer and studio musician Jaisen (pronounced like the more common spelling, Jason). Jaisen grew up playing classical piano
I have been inspired the likes of Richard Clayderman, Yiruma, Nils Frahm, Ludovico Einaudi, and George Winston for decades and often listen to their music when driving to calm my nerves and focus on the road.
The track Born is taken from the EP with the same name, which was released on the 14th of February.
I also love the pun of the album title (Born) and my name (Jeisen), which also happens to sound like one of my favorite movie characters, Jason Bourne.
Tell us something about your track Born!
Last year, a good friend was involved in two car accidents, neither of which were her fault. She knew I listened to solo piano music when driving, and asked if I had ever composed and released some of my own relaxing solo piano music, in hopes that it may also help her and others on their commutes stay focused and calm while on the road. So, in late November 2019, I decided to do just that.
When not in the studio with other musicians, I regularly play solo piano gigs, at which I often find myself improvising, instead of solely sticking to a predetermined setlist, so I felt it natural to have my debut EP be fully-improvised. When I arrived at the studio, I just sat down at the grand piano, and had the engineer record whatever flowed through my mind and out my fingers. None of my playing was edited, and everything was recorded live–one-take of each improvised piece, without any tweaks or punch-ins. Upon listening,
Thank your for sharing this with us Jeisen!