Jonny Southard – Until Then (Spotify)

“Until then a collaboration between british composer Jonny Southard andambient artist Kirk Smith is a short but moving neo-classical pianotrack with a minimal yet uplifting ambient music embellished with deep cinematic textures ”

-Nagamag.com

This is a collaboration between UK composer Jonny Southard and Memphis based ambient artist Kirk Smith (We Dream of Eden). Its a neo-classical piano track with ambient, cinematic textures. This short but moving piece creates feelings of longing and hopefulness for what is yet to come.

Aysedeniz Gokcin – Prologue of Promises (Spotify)

“Prologue of promises the second out of a fourteen track album from classical/rock crossover pianist Aysedeniz Gokcin, is a mastefully performed solo piece with an eclectic yet elegant aura that ask from listeners to contemplate on reshaping the future and how we want things to be fixed through pure musical notes”

-Nagamag.com

Prologue of Promises is a track that hosts all our wishes and hopes for the future in musical notes. It is a reflection of how we would reshape our future and how we would like to fix things...

AyseDeniz is a classical/rock crossover pianist currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul. She started playing piano at age five and was considered a child prodigy in her native home of Turkey. She completed her Bachelor's in Piano Performance at Eastman School of Music in New York and her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

AyseDeniz is recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with classic rock and creating original rock arrangements and compositions, which she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. She has appeared on BBC News, Vogue, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, and more. The Arts Council England endorses her under the Exceptional Talent Visa.

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Sun Rain – Oils (Spotify)

“In order to explore his expansive sonic ideas, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Chad Skinner launched the Sun rain project fusing his vesatile compositional talents into a delicate emotive acoustic solo – piano melody”

-Nagamag.com

Sun Rain is the solo alias of Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and electronic producer Chad Skinner. His debut solo album Sheets was released in May 2019, yet he's been active since 2014, releasing two albums as one-half of electronic production duo Snowday. In 2017 he conceptually launched the Sun Rain project, fusing his versatile compositional talents to explore his own expansive sonic ideas.
https://www.instagram.com/sunrain_music/

Johan Famaey Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Johan Famaey:
neo-classical, piano, musical, cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Johan Famaey:
I was four years old when I played my first tunes on the accordeon, taught by my father. It would culminate into my graduation as master in music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium in 2002. 18 years and countless performance in Europe and China and compositions later, a new episode has started in 2020. After very successful performances of my musical Hors in February 2020, based on the legend of Bayard, I've decided to pursue my love for performing on the piano and composing even more passionately.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Johan Famaey:
Music was all around me, since my parents were musicians. My father was my first inspirator. Not only did he teach me how to play, he also let me appreciate all genres of music by playing records. I remember very vividly how I was not only enchanted by music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Schubert but also liked to play arrangements of old songs like 'Crying in the Chapel'. Wen I was a teenager, I heard the music of Ennio Morricone for the first time with the broadcast of 'Secret of the Sahara' on television. His music has had a very profound effect on my adoration for a melody that touches the soul. Music should be felt.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Johan Famaey:
This year 2020, I will release more piano and orchestral music and even some tracks with vocals on it. For music videos, I work together with the amazing film producer María Cecilia Alguacil from Argentina. Moon Touch has been masterfully produced by her and also Time Passenger is an extraordinary beautiful video which will be shown for the first time September 25th on YouTube. It will be available on Spotify and other streaming platforms around half to end October.


Nagamag:
Do you have any concerts coming up?

Johan Famaey:
Due to covid, it is very difficult for us musicians to perform. Nevertheless, November 28 en 29 I will present a whole new show with my music with piano, backing tracks, dance, vocals and all whistles and bells in terms of light and sound. This will take place in my hometown in Hamme, Belgium.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Johan Famaey:
Symphony X "When all is lost"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Johan Famaey:
Nils Frahm "Ambre"

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Moon Touch Music Johan Famaey Video María Cecilia Alguacil (Video)

“We dont know if John Famaey finally does a “Moon Touch” but certainly this goes far and deep, touching the heart! Starting emotive and soft, pushing you into an emotional diving and when you have set your self free, floating in his key harmonies, then it comes the passion on 01:40 and you explode like the birth of a new star. ”

-Nagamag.com

Belgian composer and pianist Johan Famaey performed and composed countless works with and for different ensembles in Europe and China. He has won the ‘Verdi Keurmerk’ and ‘Cantabile Piano’ composition contests in 2019.

Mark Sutton Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Mark Sutton:
Spiritual
Orchestral
Easy Listening
Cinematic
Nostalgic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Mark Sutton:
My family are mainly all musicians and music and theatre were encouraged growing up. I've not played live too many times, but one of my highlights was accompanying a ukulele player for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival a few years back.
My main aim is to get my music distributed to as many ears as possible. The positive feedback I receive about my tunes always spurs me on to do more.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Mark Sutton:
When I was around 10 years old I remember starting to play the piano. I started creating some small tunes and my parents decided they would send me to have some piano lessons but after 6 months the teacher decided she could not teach me as I played by ear and once I had the tune in my head all the fingering was wrong.
Elton John, Scott Joplin and James P. Johnson were all great inspirers for me growing up.


Nagamag:
How has your music progressed over the years?

Mark Sutton:
Over the last 15 years in particular, my music has more or less been channeled. I sit at the piano and literally tune into my higher self and the tunes seem to flow from my fingers. I've also dabbled with orchestrating my tracks using Logic Pro and these seem to have been widely well received, although my first love and inspiration is from the piano.


Nagamag:
Do you favour a particular type of piano?

Mark Sutton:
At the moment I play a baby grand K.Kawai GL-30. I love the tone and speed of the notes from the way the keys are weighted, they seem to encourage me to play. I've had quite a few pianos over the years, Yamaha, Kaps and a Kemble/Mozart limited edition. All of which have played their part in helping me do mine.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Mark Sutton:
Supertramp "Logical Song"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Mark Sutton:
Randy Newman "God's Song"

Discover & Listen to Mark Sutton

Mark Sutton on Spotify

Mark Sutton's Signature Track

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Mark Sutton's Website

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Nate Wonder, Roman GianArthur – Opening | Antebellum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Video)

“Does shadows can speak? and how they sound? This epic cinematic neoclassical theme translate their dark language in harmonies. A dark contemporary modern classical song.”

-Nagamag.com

Coinciding with the September 18th release of Lionsgate’s Antebellum, the motion picture starring Janelle Monáe, Milan Records will release Antebellum: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur. Best known for their work alongside Monáe on her albums and as part of her Wondaland Arts Society, it’s the first-ever score from the production duo, a Colin Stetson-esque work which combines dark, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences. “Opening” is the first song from the score and film itself. “Writing the score for Antebellum has been a rewarding adventure in creating a musical bed that compliments the script while becoming its own unique character and identity within the film. It was really wonderful to work with my brother on this, it was one of the most fulfilling experiences,” says Nate “Rocket” Wonder of the project, adding, “Working with Janelle Monáe has also been a pleasure as always. We’ve done this a few times before and every time it is a thrilling experience to work on such intriguing ideas. It’s been especially heart-warming to work on this feature, as it is the next step in the evolution of her emotional pictures.”https://www.facebook.com/AntebellumFilm/https://www.instagram.com/antebellumfilm/https://twitter.com/antebellumfilm

Nick Syrett – Refuge (Spotify)

Refuge by Nick Syrett in Forerunner Records, is a neo-classical solo piano emotive track which not rush to release its feelings, gently performed in dynamics provides to the listener a relaxing daydreaming experience.Nick Syrett has been creating beautiful, ambient piano music for over a decade. His albums are a collection of meditative, neo-classical instrumentals featuring the soothing sounds of string ensembles, choirs, and more, all built around his spontaneous piano solos. Hailing from the UK, and now residing in Kansas City, Nick says, “During the recording of 'Refuge'–I often found my mind drawn to refugees in the Middle East, who were being forced from their homes and experiencing terrible suffering. My prayer is that these simple songs would touch hearts, restore souls, and help many to find healing and peace.”

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