MC Piano News: week of 1st of November
It has been a very good first week of November, following the school holidays in the end of October. Another batch of fantastic music has been released and I am really impatient to share it with you in my Multicolored Piano playlist on Spotify.
As always: read on below or dive right into the music here:
1. "Making Memories"
by HRDY from the Netherlands
Short neo-classical Piano Walz, backed-up with a music video of an 92-year old couple dancing on it: watch here youtube.com/watch?v=aPB3AkivddM
HRDY, also known as Wouter Hardy, is a Dutch composer, producer and musician. Hardy discovered the piano and played his way onto the stage with the artist Kovacs where he inhabited the role of musical director and pianist for some time.
Hardy made his 2019 global debut as a producer on the record 'Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence. The song sits currently at #30 in the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 10 US Airplay.
Over the last months, Hardy has been working on his solo project HRDY, composing music to be released on his own studio album. Influenced by music pioneers such as Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Joep Beving, his compositions blend the styles of the neo-classical era with ambient, electronic sounds, resulting in multi-leveled, immersive and cinematic music pieces. HRDY releases his EP on August 27, 2021 and will be complementing his full-length debut album in the course of the coming year.
by Piano Hands (Juliette Pochin and James Morgan) from the UK.
Originally written for Syrian violinist Rami, who fled his home country with only his violin for luggage, this new version is for piano duet and orchestra; an emotional, nostalgic response to his story.
Husband and wife composing and producing team, James Morgan and Juliette Pochin, work in a huge variety of fields, from composing film scores to promoting live concerts at the Royal Albert Hall to producing UK album chart hits. Piano Hands is a simple concept – compositions and new interpretations of well known popular and classical pieces, all written for piano duet and creating a sound world of relaxing and atmospheric calm, perfect for meditation and mindfulness playlists.
by Luis Paul from Germany
This song is about the small and big miracles that we experience every day, although we don't always notice them. How you perceive and value the world around you always depends on your perspective and mindset. We shouldn't take anything in this life for granted. Life is a gift and a miracle.
THE SOUNDTRACK OF LIFE
- Every person has his or her own stories -
and all too often they could just as easily come from a movie. The only thing missing is the music. Ludwig Paul Karsch aka Luis Paul wants to capture exactly such moments, stories and associated feelings with his compositions and give them what they deserve in retrospect - The film music of life.
4. "Le Ciel Lourd (A Heavy Sky)"
by Daniel Rosenholm from Sweden
This is the Outro track to the short film Archipelago by Kalle Gustafsson
5. "Tour de force"
by Philippe Paquet from Canada
Tour de force is a neoclassical piece for string quintet and piano written in the fall of 2020 when Philippe had a chance to collaborate with some of the best musicians of the region.
It has a cinematic vibe is light and wondrous.
Philippe Paquet is a Canadian composer based in the Montreal region. He studied jazz guitar and classical composition at Université de Montréal. His music is about a collection of life events, emotions and experiences weaved tightly together. He combines the sounds of contemporary minimalism, classical, pop and film music to create a very unique and personal tapestry.
by Yosh from Japan
- “Coffee” is a refreshing song that you will want to hear in the morning, featuring a Bossa Nova-style rhythm. I’m a coffee lover, so one of my friends said that “Why don’t you make a song of coffee?” And I got inspiration. Tempo is about 100, and key of D. I hope you enjoy listening to my song.
Yosh is a bedroom producer who creates songs, lyrics, arrangements, pictures, and videos.
He started working in Tokyo in 2016.
The style is pop that incorporates various essences such as electro music, jazz, bossa nova, and easy listening.
7. "No Passing of Time"
by Jordi Forniés from Spain.
This is a song inspired by my time living in Ireland. With elements of traditional Irish Folk music, tells the story of many people carrying the love for Ireland even being away. It's a song for all the emigrants and for all that have the opportunity to live there.
Jordi Forniés is a Spanish musician, composer, and visual artist based in Singapore. His works are characterised by a continuum between tender overarching refrains and defined sequences with increasing momentum.
Always contemplative and expansive in nature, his compositions draw on neoclassical and ambient electronic music. Forniés composes for piano, strings, and small ensembles, working with studio recordings alongside electronic elements.
8. "Wholeheartedly (feat. Sander van Dijk)"
by Jacco Wynia from the Netherlands
"Wholeheartedly" is written for and with Sander van Dijk on French Horn. He is has a classical background and played with orchestras like the Metropole Orchestra (NL) and many others.
The reason that we started this collaboration is that we have known each other from earlier times. My first experience as a pianist was accompanying Sander at a performance. I loved the piano so much that I have been playing more and more ever since. I still remember the magical sound of the French Horn.
And all the fun I had, playing music together with him. So I called him in my enthusiasm when the idea first arose. He was instantly up for it, and we started the experiment. Soon it was clear that it would be more than just an experiment. This song, Wholeheartedly, shows the joy of meeting again with an old friend.
Listen to these and other wonderful piano pieces at Multicolored Piano on Spotify here
Blessings and a good Sunday to everyone! andrei