We talk about all sorts including learning to play the piano, Piano Day , the Atmospherica Concerts series, 36 Lime Street, the Great Northern Piano Sessions, the county of Northumberland, the guild of northern media composers and the Tyne Bridge.
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The third instalment of the Great Northern Piano Sessions has a typically varied line up with a little of something for everyone. It will feature the stunning soundscapes of the Suffolk based duo Pianofield, who make modern classical electronic music from piano and found sound, as well as the latest stunning collaboration between composer Garreth Broke and the artist Anna Salzmann called ‘Healing’ – a live piano performance accompanied by a video art installation on the big screen. Atmospherica founder Steve Luck, completes the line-up performing pieces from his latest album ‘Collected Piano Solos – Volume 1
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Featuring four of the norths leading contemporary classical composers, this concert is a must for lovers of accessible, thoughtful and captivating solo piano music. An unmissable evening of lovingly crafted, heartfelt and beautiful original music.
There will be performances from the Newcastle based Steve Luck (award winning composer and founder of the Atmospherica series), Northumberland’s Mark Deeks (vastly experienced pianist and owner of Music Newcastle), Simeon Walker from Leeds (founder of the Brudenell Piano Sessions and fresh from recent performances at the Latitude festival and Late Junction on Radio 3) and Oliver Brouwer from Lancaster (a featured artist on the Swedish ‘1631 Recordings’ label)
Award winning piano and cello duo from Germany, brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke AKA CEEYS are making their UK debut at this months Atmospherica concert on Thursday 19th July at 6pm. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/478666 priced at £8 (plus booking fee). Space is limited so early booking is advised.
Listen to some of their beautiful music now on the Atmospherica Spotify playlist here
Joep Beving, a 42-year-old Dutch composer with a bristly, pointed beard and fronds of dull blonde hair, seems born to write soulful piano melodies. His rapid rise to fame, however, is nothing short of miraculous. It was 2015, and he’d been forced to release his debut album Solipsism independently after being turned down by a record label. Suddenly, he found that his Spotify streams were skyrocketing after one of his tracks was added to the streaming giant’s in-house Peaceful Piano playlist (which currently has over four million followers). Continue reading Bringing Contemporary Classical To The Masses