With a rich musical background, R. Strachan performed for the Queen in his teens, leading to a career scoring films. Taken from his upcoming EP Lay Me Down, “Recalling His Words” shows a more minimal side to Strachan’s composition, inviting us to lay back and let our troubles float away.
Daniel Paterok teams up with rising neoclassical pianist Timo Zobel on new collaborative project Adrift. “The EP is about letting the music flow, living it, feeling the joy in it”, Daniel says, “one of the major experiences that we share when making music together.”
US pianist and Steinway artist Carol Comune is set to release her much anticipated new EP Homage. The new collection features Carol’s beautiful interpretations of six classics, performed as a homage to the great composers.
transience follows a hugely successful 2021 for ildio, with over 12 million streams and support from BBC Radio 3. “This EP was inspired by the idea that what brings you happiness today can bring you pain tomorrow”, ildio says, “so do not seek joy where it cannot be found.”
Across three intimate solo piano works, Jon Winterstein reflects on mankind’s achievements and how easily they can be destroyed. As Jon explains: “Persepolis was a once magnificent place in ancient Persia which was then destructed by invaders.”
On his remarkable new EP The Memory of Time, Franco-Swiss composer Vivian Roost encourages us to live in the moment and make the most out of precious time. These five captivating pieces were mastered by renowned engineer Zino Mikorey (Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds).
“Sarah’s Waltz” is a tranquil felt piano work evoking a deeply personal connection within its touching melodies. About the single, Muriël says: “My stepdaughter Sarah loves to dance whenever I play the piano. This waltz just existed by watching her dance so serene, innocently and naturally.”
Daniel Paterok’s “Bewegt” is a magical piece with a truly remarkable story. It came to life after an amazing discovery in a hotel guestbook by a good friend of Paterok’s. Within its pages, classic German composer Oskar Fried had handwritten a miniature composition, undiscovered for over 100 years…
Dutch composer Muriël Bostdorp shares the first of two beautiful autumn releases, “Nocturne”. About the piece, Muriël says: “When I struggle to find inspiration, I often go back to my roots. After a lot of dark nights playing my classical repertoire, I created Nocturne”.
Across three soft and reflective solo piano works, Kent-based composer Thalis positively and poetically captures a sense of the constant need to look forwards.
Italian composer Alessandra Celletti presents her stunning interpretations of minimalist classics from the likes of John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and Erik Satie.
Weaving exquisite piano tones with delicate layers of strings and electronics, Franco-Swiss composer Vivian Roost lifts two of Satie’s timeless classics to bold new heights. The EP also includes beautiful solo piano versions of both works.
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