Spotted: Steve Luck – Crescent Moon

Spotted: Steve Luck – Crescent Moon

Today I’m introducing you to Steve Luck, a British composer from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Steve has worked as a professional musician for about 30 years (well done, Steve!) and has made music for picture and different kind of production music libraries.

Steve has composed solo piano music since 2013 and has released three EPs since then.

The song Crescent Moon is released as a single and came out late June of 2019.

Tell us something about your track Crescent moon!
This new single was inspired by the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C# minor ‘Quasi una fantasia’ – better known as the Moonlight Sonata. I have always thought that there was something special about the Beethoven piece. It is one of the most popular piano pieces of all time and I have always been fascinated by it. It is one of those pieces in which, the relative simplicity of the notes belies its emotional depth. That principle, how to get the most emotion from as few notes as possible, underpins a lot of the current contemporary classical scene and has intrigued composers for hundreds of years. The performance was recorded in my studio in 36 Lime Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne on my 114 year old Bechstein grand piano using two stereo pairs of microphones – one set under the lid close to the strings and the other set were in  omni mode and placed more towards the middle of the room. These two recordings were then blended together and added to with a little reverb and eq before mastering.  I hope you enjoy listening to the result! 

Thank you Steve for this!

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