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Neoclassical music defined as the modern classical music. As the well known Classical music refers from the 18th to 19th century, the corresponded music compositions of the 20th century have been categorized as Neoclassical. The used instruments and the music style is not necessarily affected by the ages but Neoclassical music is mostly referenced and credited to the era that the song has been written as well as the era of its composers/artists. The most famous instruments which may be listened to a Neoclassical track are Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Cello, Harp, Flutes while the list doesn’t end here and the combination of multiple instruments, the amount of each one and even solo performances of a single instrument may vary. Tempo and rhythm also is not limited to this music genre but the dramatic majority of Neoclassical music compositions have no lyrics/vocals.

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Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Classical, cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1971 and began studying music in childhood, eventually learning to play piano, synthesizers, theremin, and drums. I went on to study Sound Design at Finland’s Aalto University and I have since written music for many films, commercials, and TV productions. My work has appeared in award-winning Finnish titles such as Kimmo (TV series), Almost 18 (feature film), and A Stone LeftUnturned (short film). I released my first solo album, Playing Theremin, in 2018. In 2019 I released Helsinki in November and 2020 album “It Is OK To Be Sad And Dark”.


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
As a child, the Queen was the biggest. Seeing live aid on tv and year after that seeing band live (on Stockholm). Point of no return.


Nagamag:
Does your music have any underlying messages in it?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Strong melodies over anything else.


Nagamag:
Is music political? Should it be?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I have been on some political projects, including "I Have Only Just Begun,” a song for gay rights in Russia. It made Boy George cry and Madonna said it is something Putin should hear.


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?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Placebo "Running up that hill"


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Ryuichi Sakamoto "The Sheltering Sky"

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Leena Hertz Interview on Nagamag

Leena Hertz Interview on Nagamag

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

Leena Hertz:
Neo-classics, new age, instrumental, spiritual, piano, cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Leena Hertz:
I am playing piano since the time I remember myself. My mom is a music teacher and my dad is a big music lover. So piano, guitars, vinyl, music players were normal things in our family. My study background is 16 years: 9 year of classical piano school, 6 years of jazz piano in Moscow College of Improvising Music and 1 year of film composer study in Moscow Film School. Before 2018 I worked mostly as a pianist. I worked at exhibitions and events in Russia and abroad, I played covers and my own music. And I noticed that the public's reaction to my music was very positive. People told me that while listening to my music they had been wrapped in memories, different images, they cried. In 2016 I initiated a movement Piano Maniacs with the idea to connect those who are crazy about piano. But in 2017 I decided to be a professional film composer. In 2018 I started to work as a film composer. Also I've been playing sacred music for Gurdjieff's sacred dances since 2009. In June 2019 I started to record my first studio album Az Esm. It was released on 30/06/2020.


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

Leena Hertz:
From the beginning of my life I felt myself as a real musician. I always played piano, sang songs, composed music. I played with rattled glass bottles that they are participants of some orchestra. I always made different noises with different things and heard music in them. Now I think that profession of sound designer could be good for me.


Nagamag:
What does the name of your album mean?

Leena Hertz:
My album is called Az Esm. It means I Am. But my music is not about myself. It's about you. You will learn something more about yourself, maybe you will recall something forgotten or maybe you'll discover something new in yourself. You will watch your own movie.


Nagamag:
Where can we listen to your album?

Leena Hertz:
Here is the link to the album: https://sl.onerpm.com/1393422220


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?

Leena Hertz:
Shpongle "Around The World In A Tea Daze"


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

Leena Hertz:
Shpongle "Dorset Perception"

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Leena Hertz's Signature Track

Leena Hertz on Social Media

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Leena Hertz's Website

www.pianosoul.ru

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Dale Nichols – Flauto Magico – Piano Reprise (Spotify)

Dale Nichols – Flauto Magico – Piano Reprise (Spotify)

Dale Nichols, a Canadian musician based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, deliver us a sentimental piano solo reprise of an electronic track originally composed for an award-winning VR dance production "Eve: Dance Is An Unplaceable Place". Performed with right balance between harmonies and silence which allo listener get into the story quick and enjoy the flow.
http://dalenicholsmusic.com/

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Muidas – Aria (Video)

Aria (Italian for Air) is Muìdas’ first single. The song is characterized by a melancholic yet soothing mood, evoking the sensation of taking off and being up in the air, among gray and menacing clouds. A well performed cinenamtic theme which goes a bit further than the usual solo piano design of neoclassical and explores more deeply the harmonic boundaries, spiced with tickling sound layers.

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www.muidas.com/blog/aria-1

https://muidas.com/blog/how-it-started-1

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Fiona Joy Hawkins – Aqua 2 (Spotify)

Fiona Joy Hawkins – Aqua 2 (Spotify)

An impressionistic piano solo inspired by water from an album that is an exploration of 'now': water, fire, climate change, survival, and the vanishing of souls into the wind. Well performed and recorded/mastered with clarity offering a fresh positive outlook making it perfect for start up your new day.

Few words about Fiona Joy Hawkins:
Fiona Joy (Hawkins) is an Australian Pianist, Composer and Singer. Known asThe Piano Angel in China, she is a member of the New Age Super-group FLOW (Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Will Ackerman) and performed with them at New York’s Carnegie (Weill Hall) as well as on Echoes/NPR Radio in 2017. Fiona had a song on a Grammy Winning album in 2014, won two categories in the Independent Music Awards held at the Lincoln Centre in NY in 2016, works with Australian piano maker Stuart and Sons and also records in Audiophile forms with Blue Coast Records (content Partners with Sony for hi-res audio).

“One of the brightest lights in contemporary instrumental music, Fiona Joy is poised to move into stardom.”

- Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records
http://fionajoy.com/

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Selsom – Hagl (Spotify)

Selsom – Hagl (Spotify)

Hagl by Selsom is an emotive "morning" piano theme with delightful harmonies and beautiful performance. A recording which captures the performance moments of the artist like been sit next and enjoy the silence, where everything filled only from the beauty of the notes.

The Norwegian language has 100 words relating to snow. Hagl, meaning hail, is part of Selsom's one year long project releasing one piano lead Ambient / Neo-classical composition a month. Hagl is a pacy yet mellow solo piano piece, imitating the small, bouncing hail stones, beautiful performed on a Yamaha U1 upright.

Selsom is the composer alias of songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy. Hailing from a windswept west coast island in Norway, with not much else to do other than playing music, Vedøy started having piano lessons as a 6 year old. Having given most of his adult years too his indie folk pop project, Firewoodisland, he has now decided that it is time create an outlet for his piano lead compositions. With hints of misty and organic sounding synths and other sonic nuances, Selsom takes you to an atmospheric and cinematic state of deep focus.
https://www.selsommusic.com/

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Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

Kepa Lehtinen Interview on Nagamag

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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Classical, cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1971 and began studying music in childhood, eventually learning to play piano, synthesizers, theremin, and drums. I went on to study Sound Design at Finland’s Aalto University and I have since written music for many films, commercials, and TV productions. My work has appeared in award-winning Finnish titles such as Kimmo (TV series), Almost 18 (feature film), and A Stone LeftUnturned (short film). I released my first solo album, Playing Theremin, in 2018. In 2019 I released Helsinki in November and 2020 album “It Is OK To Be Sad And Dark”.


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
As a child, the Queen was the biggest. Seeing live aid on tv and year after that seeing band live (on Stockholm). Point of no return.


Nagamag:
Does your music have any underlying messages in it?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Strong melodies over anything else.


Nagamag:
Is music political? Should it be?

Kepa Lehtinen:
I have been on some political projects, including "I Have Only Just Begun,” a song for gay rights in Russia. It made Boy George cry and Madonna said it is something Putin should hear.


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?

Kepa Lehtinen:
Placebo "Running up that hill"


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

Kepa Lehtinen:
Ryuichi Sakamoto "The Sheltering Sky"

Discover & Listen to Kepa Lehtinen

Kepa Lehtinen on Spotify

Kepa Lehtinen's Signature Track

Kepa Lehtinen on Social Media

kepalehtinenartist
KepaLehtinen

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Hideyuki Hashimoto – choral (Spotify)

Hideyuki Hashimoto – choral (Spotify)

Choral by Hideyuki Hashimoto is a gently, well performed, emotive piano with chill and romantic notes that engage a daydreaming.
A theme that could be your "breakfast" sound to start a new fine day. Taken from his album "April - Water" released on nlart.

Hideyuki Hashimoto (b. 1986) is a pianist/composer born in Osaka Japan, currently based in Kagawa Prefecture. He utilizes space in his improvisational performances and composition. In 2012, Hashimoto released two works Earth and Air, throughout Japan. His music has a delicate spacial beauty with a feel of vivid imagery and has been appreciated as a work of superiority in an array of reviews published both in Japan and abroad. In addition to first being appointed to compose the music for film in Hungary, he has also appeared in Japanese audio magazines and had his music featured in such commissions as JAL flight broadcasts. In 2013, following the Setouchi Triennale 2013, Hideyuki Hashimoto partook in the Sea’s Terrace event with his spacial music in Takamijima, and with an upright piano from the island, represented the region’s atmosphere with music, leaving the audience with a deep impression of beauty.
http://hideyukihashimoto.com/

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Dale Nichols – Flauto Magico – Piano Reprise (Spotify)

Dale Nichols – Flauto Magico – Piano Reprise (Spotify)

Dale Nichols, a Canadian musician based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, deliver us a sentimental piano solo reprise of an electronic track originally composed for an award-winning VR dance production "Eve: Dance Is An Unplaceable Place". Performed with right balance between harmonies and silence which allo listener get into the story quick and enjoy the flow.
http://dalenicholsmusic.com/

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Archi Alpízar, Ivan “Melón” Lewis – Each Day I Think of Her (Spotify)

Archi Alpízar, Ivan “Melón” Lewis – Each Day I Think of Her (Spotify)

Each Day I Think Of Her from Archi Alpizar, the intro track of his album "Water's Memories" from Layren Music Entertainment is a song based on the intimate Cuba. Dedicated to the mother of the composer Archi Alpízar. This song is performed by Latin Grammy nominee Iván Melón Lewis who was a student of Archi Alpízar in Havana. Mostly romantic and refreshing in the atmosphere it delivers, with diversity in harmonies to the end and a clear balanced performance that makes the listening deep and enjoyable.

Few words about Archi Alpizar:
A versatile contemporary music composer. His origins go back to being a professor of Harmony at ENAC and at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana. The artist currently resides in Spain where he is a Phd of Musicology. His interest is always to evolve music beyond labels. Its main instrument is the piano, but it contributed to the foundation of the National Electroacoustic Music Laboratory (LMNE) in Havana. Archi Alpízar combines electronics with piano from an experimental perspective, generating multiple sound systems juxtaposed in motion.
https://instagram.com/archi_alpizar

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Kepa Lehtinen – Forbidden planet (Spotify)

Kepa Lehtinen – Forbidden planet (Spotify)

"Forbidden Planet", one of the most popular track from new album "It is ok to be sad and dark" from Kepa Lehtinen, is a powerfully hypnotic theremin work accompanied by piano and double bass. The resulting sound is melancholy, emotional, and full of a nocturnal spirit that will work its way into your consciousness and remain there.

Few words about Kepa Lehtinen
Well-known Finland-based film and TV composer Kepa Lehtinen is proud to announce the release of his new album, Helsinki In November, that features original contemporary classical music written for piano, contrabass, and theremin. The theremin is an almost-century-old electronic instrument that’s played by hand gestures rather than direct contact and is seldom encountered in the classical world. Lehtinen, however, makes the instrument a cornerstone of his sound and Helsinki In November gives listeners a master class in what this unusual instrument can do.
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