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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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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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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"

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Mark Sutton's Website

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“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.

“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.

https://instagram.com/adpianist

“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/

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Leonardo the Space Pianist Interview on Nagamag

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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
My music style’s roots are a crossover of different experiences, the seed is in my background as classical pianist and metal keyboardist. I describe my music as Contemporary Space Music, where there are influences of cinematic, experimental, neo-classical, progressive metal and wave genres.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I was born in Venice, Italy, and discovered the piano at the age of 6 and astronomy at 9. At the age of 12, by reading Isaac Asimov, playing Beethoven and Bach, listening to Queen, Steve Vai and Robert Miles, I decided I would travel the Space and play my music outside planet Earth. So I became a professional pianist AND an aerospace engineer.
As a pianist I graduated at the Music Conservatory in Italy, studying composition and developing my passion for synths and electronic music. I was mentored by Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater's keyboardist. In the meanwhile I graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Padova, researching on hypervelocity impacts and space safety. During those years I did a concert at the ESRANGE Space Center in cold Sweden while taking part in his first space mission with the SCRAT Project, a very important milestones of my Journey.
In 2006 I created the Music House to develop my View - the project 'Nullo Die Sine Nota’. The Latin sentence means 'Not A Day Without a Note'. I recorded four studio albums and two EPs, with always new music in the flow. I played in several countries like Italy, Germany, UK, Netherlands, and Turkey. I teamed up with many artists during the years, like Yossi Sassi, Aliki Chrysochou and Anna Utopia Giordano. In the last nine years, I have worked with several dancers too; the latest chapter of this experience is 'BlackShip', an innovative show for contemporary music, contemporary fusion dance and visual art.
In 2016 I moved to Malta. I wanted to deeper discover myself, islands are the perfect metaphor of our planet, and an excellent place for freediving…and it is actually working!
Currently I am developing further my space music and researching and lecturing at University in aerospace.
Nearly forgetting, I am also passionate about martial arts and photography.


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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
The very first memory I have is of myself at 3 years old with a yellow toy-piano. I liked to improvise (clearly!) with it and sometimes to disassemble (maybe an early sign of engineering). Besides this I realized that I wanted to become a pianist when I was 6 years old, I remember there was another kid playing an old upright piano at school, seeing the other school mates around happy and smiling. When he finished I have vivid in my mind that I played my first real piano key, thinking: Wow! I want to play it and share music with people!
So a few months later, I started my musical journey.


Nagamag:
How did the Covid19 pandemic influence your artistic activity?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am seeing it as an opportunity of growth, despite the difficult moment that everyone is facing. I increased considerably my online activity, publishing every week vlog episodes on my YouTube channel, starting to stream regularly my music performances on Twitch and releasing with a higher frequency new music on the main music distribution platforms, like Spotify. The effects of the pandemic will take quite a lot in my opinion to be completely managed and society and music industry will be quite different in the near future. 2 new EPs and 4 singles are in the workflow for the upcoming months.


Nagamag:
Who is the Space Pianist?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am a Dreamer that step by step is designing his way to perform the first piano concert on Mars.


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?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
IGORRR "Downgrade Desert"


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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
Infected Mushroom "Heavyweight"

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“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.

“Igor Longhi a neoclassical pianist and composer having wondered in many different genres throughout his career and collaborated with significantly important artists is bringing with his Rapsodia a new minimalistic approach to classical music ”

-Nagamag.com

About Igor Longhi:Pianist and composer Igor Longhi started his piano classical studies as a five-year-old kid.During his musical life, he explored many different genres, from hard rock to reggae and in 2002, contributes forming the international reggae band Makakojump. From 2002 to 2012, the band released 4 full albums, 2 EPs and toured among all EU sharing the stage with a lot of international artists as Ky-Mani Marley, Manu Chao, Skatalites and much more.During this years, he capitalizes on his musical influences, resulting from great masters such as Einaudi, Yiruma, Tiersen, evolving into an intimate, expressive music, making of classicism and minimalism his flag.In 2015 he started writing soundtracks for documentaries, commercials and video clips.http://www.igorlonghi.com/

“Coming from an isolated and mostly unknown place like the Faroe islands producer Kristan Blak introduce us to his Yggrdrasil project with Dimun a neoclassical solo sonata of high expertise that creates deep emotions to the listener”

-Nagamag.com

NuNorthern Soul proudly presents Dimun, an overlooked neo-classical / ambient fusion track by Faroe Islands-based producer Kristan Blak’s Yggdrasil project. Label boss ‘Phat’ Phil Cooper was playing G! festival on the Faroe Islands in 2019 and as part of the experience the delegates, artists and DJs where invited to see and experience some of the cultural spots and institutions of the Faroe Islands. One of those was Tutl records owned by Kristian Blak. Tutl records is a wonderful record store and label representing the wealth of amazing Faroese recording talent and has been around for years.

“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.

https://instagram.com/adpianist

“The fruitful collaboration between DJ Elle Vegas and producer/songwriterLawrence Fancelli gave us their first self-titled album where we found winter days, a dance pop track with elements of synthesis froma wide range of genres”

-Nagamag.com

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

At the core of Mouth Water are DJ Elle Vegas and producer/songwriter Lawrence Fancelli. Elle cut her teeth DJing in Milan, unleashing a dance floor-oriented blend of house, pop, funk, and techno onto her loyal pack of sweaty fans. Meanwhile, Lawrence could be found playing bass in various stinky basements in Brooklyn for a string of dead-end bands while honing his production skills behind the scenes. Elle and Lawrence met at a piano concert in a hotel in Milan at the end of 2017 and soon began an unusual collaboration leading to Mouth Water’s first self-titled album, out on October 25th 2019 and featuring salivating collaborations with Sabina Sciubba from Brazilian Girls, French producers Head On Television and Italian dance floor legend Gianni Bini.

Mouth Water’s dance pop incorporates elements of lounge, rock, funk and is devised to ignite your taste buds by means of synesthesia.
https://www.instagram.com/mouthwater_official/

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