Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions (Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions
(Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions (Spotify)

The new neoclassical theme from Gregory Paul Mineeff is a soft poetic piano, an atmospheric dreamy and emotive improvisation.

Lorenzo Tempesti Interview on Nagamag.com

Lorenzo Tempesti
Interview

Lorenzo Tempesti Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Lorenzo Tempesti:
Modern classical music Piano crossover


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Lorenzo Tempesti:
I define myself as a composer, specialized in piano and soundtrack music. At the beginning I was mostly writing music for videos, documentaries, commercials in my region. Meanwhile, I used to play in various music bands, among which Silvia Michelotti and Cushini di fanfole. My personal soloist career started with the CD "While the others sleep" in 2016. I've continued distributing a wide production music library through my websites www.bestproductionmusic.com and www.suonimusicaidee.it, on which it is possible to request and obtain licenses for using my tracks in videos, apps and other projects. My music production has increased in the last two years: in 2019 I've released three Digital 45s (Valzer della dogaressa, Leonardo and The flat sea) and one single (6 minutes - 44). At the end of the year I've started also a parallel electronic music project called "Storm(s)". In January 2020 the new modern classical single "Last Bourbon" and the EP "Still Alive" as Storm (s) were released. The "Suite for Malta" EP, dedicated to the Mediterranean island, was released in April 2020.


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

Lorenzo Tempesti:
Not sure of which is the most important among these three: - the immersion in music listening I've lived in my parents' house - my first music keyboard, when I was 8 - the nights I spent composing in my room, when I was a teenager


Nagamag:
What is the impact of the new music distribution system for an artist like you?

Lorenzo Tempesti:
Since piano music is still a "niche", for me this is a great opportunity. From selling 300-400 records now I can count 30/40,000 monthly listeners, spread all around the world instead only in my region and country. And many opportunities came also from the contact with other artists, with which I exchange ideas and start collaborations.


Nagamag:
What is your role as an artist in this Covid-2019 emergency?

Lorenzo Tempesti:
I am participating in many charity and cultural initiatives related to the virus emergency: in particular I took part in the realization of the song "Il cuore resta aperto" written by Giulia Daici and played "from home" together with 12 other artists of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, to fund our local hospital. I am also playing in FB live streamings together with other pianists for the live series "Pianisti in quarantena".


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?

Lorenzo Tempesti:
Eric Clapton "I shot the Sheriff"


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

Lorenzo Tempesti:
Bruno Sanfilippo Piano Textures 5 III

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Lorenzo Tempesti's Website

www.lorenzotempesti.com

Thomas Hewitt Jones, Matt Harvey, Laura Wright, Rupert Gough – Can You Hear Me? (Spotify)

Thomas Hewitt Jones, Matt Harvey, Laura Wright, Rupert Gough – Can You Hear Me?
(Spotify)

Thomas Hewitt Jones, Matt Harvey, Laura Wright, Rupert Gough – Can You Hear Me? (Spotify)

"Can You Hear Me?" is a cinematic choral from Thomas Hewitt Jones (check our interview in nagamag). Through his brilliant deep and way relaxing atmosphere he wants to raise awareness of mental health support in lockdown in these challenging times. #StayStrong

Rikard Mathisson Interview on Nagamag.com

Rikard Mathisson
Interview

Rikard Mathisson Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Rikard Mathisson:
Neoclassic, Contemporary Piano, Ambient Piano


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Rikard Mathisson:
I took piano lessons from when I was seven years old, and continued doing this until I graduated from high school. In the teenage I had the usual "play in a band" dream, and it never really grew on me, but unfortunately it made me put the piano aside and focus on the keyboard for many years. I even played in a fairly successful country band for a few years but finally laid of the keyboard carreer as a broke musician. However, my mid-life crisis woke me up and at the age of 40 I suddenly realized I needed to become the pianist I've always been. So out of the blue I started write piano music, to my own surprise, and there you go!


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

Rikard Mathisson:
As a small kid, we had an old black upright piano with candlesticks and chipped keys at home. I started playing on that broken piano around the age of four and the connection was strong and real. My mother bougt a cheap polish built from particleboard which was my main instruments for twenty years. A little more than ten years ago from today I got hold of a beautiful grand old upright Zimmermann piano from 1906, which have taken the place in my heart where the piano of my childhood once belonged.


Nagamag:
What is most important with music for you?

Rikard Mathisson:
I believe strongly in connectling to peoples emotions, which makes the music have a value of it's own. I've once said that touching one heart would be sufficient for me, but now when I have reached out to ten thousands of hearts, I've realized that there are no such limitations. I want my music to reach out to people, that is the most important to me.


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?

Rikard Mathisson:
Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"


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

Rikard Mathisson:
William Ogmundsen "Blithe and Bonny"

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Rikard Mathisson on Spotify

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Rikard Mathisson on Social Media

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Rikard Mathisson's Website

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Kaleidoscope of Colours Interview on Nagamag.com

Kaleidoscope of Colours
Interview

Kaleidoscope of Colours Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
classical crossover, percussive piano, contemporary piano, post minimal, ambient


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
I`m a synesthete, which means, when I listen to music or play my piano I immediately perceive colours, that are evoked in my brain. A lot artists have it - Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga. But because I had difficulties with traditional note reading, I startet my own way to compose - entirely on base of colors. I have always been able to memorize tones and sounds from a very early age, but it was many years later that I really understood that I associate music with colours and that the colors are the reason for my good orientation. Today synesthesia affects my work as a musician in any way. Iā€™m able to approach music from a very new perspective by writing songs neither on a note level nor entirely based on improvisation, but on base of the colours that are triggered in my brain while listening to sounds. Each of my songs get the name of the scale and aura they have been perceived on. People ask me, how I see music, but I hardly find words for the colors and even shapes. But scientist can measure activity in a synesthetes brain, its not just an illusion ;)


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

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
I grew up in Eastern Germany. When I was about 8 years old, I discovered my parents' guitar, and when I was 14, I got a keyboard as a present, with which I started playing my favorite songs from the radio by ear. I am entirely self-taught. I felt happy, when I could dive into my very own little world of imitating my musicals idols, trying to catch famous film melodies and secretly play them by ear on an old grand piano in my school. Until today, creating, writing music is something where I can pursue and live a lot of my personality traits, being curious and observing, to listen and speak out at the same time, to feel and connect. I always had difficulties with expressing myself when I was younger. Music helps me to calm down and express.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
My EP The Birth of Coulours just released on May, 8th 2020. Its a selection of piano based pieces that represent the second cycle of pieces and have been written and perceived on my personal colour scales.


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?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
Mogli "Alaska"


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

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
Yann Tiersen "Tempelhof"

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Kaleidoscope of Colours on Spotify

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Kaleidoscope of Colours' Website

www.kaleidoscopeofcolours.com

Thomas Hewitt Jones Interview on Nagamag.com

Thomas Hewitt Jones
Interview

Thomas Hewitt Jones Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Cinematic, Contemporary Classical


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
I was born into a musical family and played, performed and wrote music from a young age. I studied music classically and won the BBC Young Composer Competition in my teens, which led to many commissions and published works. I now work as a composer of commercial and concert music, and have had music played widely on TV, radio and in the cinema. I also write choral music and next month am due to start writing 3 new albums for EMI.


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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
I have always loved music's unique ability to express things which words cannot. Within its profoundly emotional universal language one can express aspects of the human experience and I find composing the most fulfilling thing. As a child I always loved attending concerts, and it was regular trips to the cinema which piqued my interest in music serving a narrative. I have been composing since I was about 5 years old!


Nagamag:
What's the coolest commission you've completed?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Last year I wrote my first three albums for Juice EMI which was pretty fun. My first job back in London (after assisting eminent film composer David Buckley in LA after university) was writing music for the London 2012 Olympic Mascots films, which played in UK cinemas leading up to the London Olympics. It was a wonderful opportunity, and I was forever grateful at the time to Barnaby Spurrier, Producer at Tomboy Films, for bringing me on to the project at the time.


Nagamag:
How are you enjoying Coronavirus lockdown?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Yes it is a strange time at the moment, isn't it. What a worrying time for the world. Although many music commissions have been postponed, my wife is expecting our first child very shortly, so hopefully that will add a new flavour to our lockdown! Musically, there are several new works that were recorded last year and were set for release throughout this spring and summer. I feel that music of all types is much needed at the moment, providing consolation and hope in times such as these.


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?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Johann Sebastian Bach "Goldberg Variations"


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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Carducci String Quartet Shostakovich "String Quartet no. 2 in A major op.68"

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Thomas Hewitt Jones on Spotify

Thomas Hewitt Jones' Signature Track

Thomas Hewitt Jones on Social Media

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Thomas Hewitt Jones' Website

www.thomashewittjones.com

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Orugoru (Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Orugoru
(Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Orugoru (Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff invites us to enjoy the deep, melancholic, neo-classical melody of Orugoru.

Marika Takeuchi Interview on Nagamag.com

Marika Takeuchi
Interview

Marika Takeuchi Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Marika Takeuchi:
Modern classical music, ambient music, idm, classical crossover music, alternative music, contemporary piano music


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Marika Takeuchi:
I started playing piano at the age of three, and also played violin and french horn for several years as growing up. I then studied composition in Tokyo and film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston. My very first gig as a composer was songwriting for Universal Music Japan, and after I moved to the U.S, I've released my modern classical music as a recording artist, as well as writing music for films, advertisements, video games, and music libraries.


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

Marika Takeuchi:
Growing up, I always had a big passion for music. My first love was piano, and I loved singing, playing violin, and I also joined a school orchestra to play french horn. I played Japanese taiko drum as well, and I once even wanted to be a DJ. I just loved music in so many ways, and eventually realized that I wanted to write and produce music, so I can use all of my favorite instruments and sounds. But the biggest moment was when I suffered from severe depression for years and writing music helped me get through it. I realized that I could turn even negative feelings into something inspiring in my music, and that was the best therapy for me. And the whole experience had the biggest impact on who I am as an artist today.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Marika Takeuchi:
My latest EP "Missing Piece" is out on May 5th, with the title track Missing Piece being released as a single on April 24th.


Nagamag:
What does music mean to you, and what inspires you to write music?

Marika Takeuchi:
Music is my best friend for life, and everything that happens in life, including both beautiful and difficult moments, inspires me to write new music.


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?

Marika Takeuchi:
Moderat "Therapy"


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

Marika Takeuchi:
Jon Hopkins "The Low Places"

Discover & Listen to Marika Takeuchi

Marika Takeuchi on Spotify

Marika Takeuchi's Signature Track

Marika Takeuchi on Social Media

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Marika Takeuchi's Website

www.marika-takeuchi.com/

Ludvig Seashore – Pleiaden (Spotify)

Ludvig Seashore – Pleiaden
(Spotify)

Ludvig Seashore – Pleiaden (Spotify)

Soft poetic piano meets electronic atmospheres in this narrative piece. Featured on Ludvigs first solo-album "Skimmer"

Shortwave – Frozen Waves (Spotify)

Shortwave – Frozen Waves
(Spotify)

Shortwave – Frozen Waves (Spotify)

Music composed for Frozen Lake Michigan & a companion to drone footage - peaceful piano, acoustic guitar, and a strings. The piano morphs into an atmospheric electronic tone that carries to the end.