Johan Famaey Interview on Nagamag

Piano

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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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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.

For more info visit:

www.muidas.com/blog/aria-1

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

Leena Hertz Interview on Nagamag

Piano

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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"

Discover & Listen to Leena Hertz

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Leena Hertz's Website

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Euclid’s Niece Interview on Nagamag.com

Piano

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

Euclid's Niece:
My music is generally piano and instrumental, although it can be categorized in multiple genres, including neo-classical and instrumental pop. Although I am still at the start of a music career, I intend to explore more genres, in order to create wholesome, authentic pieces.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Euclid's Niece:
I have started playing piano at the age of 7, it has been 13 years now. I attended a music school for 7 years, and have some basic knowledge about music history and theoretical concepts. Studying about various classical composers raised my fascination with instrumental music, but also made me see (hear, feel) music from a new perspective.


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

Euclid's Niece:
I have loved music ever since I can remember. I used to sing a lot, and I have been fascinated with piano from the very start of my studies. I must say, I treat my musical instrument as a friend rather than a tool. Music reminds me of my cheerful childhood days, when I could be honest about everything and say things by their name. This is the type of approach I am trying to have now - create something that can speak truthfully to the listeners.


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?

Euclid's Niece:
Opeth "Burden"


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

Euclid's Niece:
Danny Elfman "The Piano Duet"

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Jan Ove Fjeld Interview on Nagamag.com

Jan Ove Fjeld
Interview

Piano

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

Jan Ove Fjeld:
Classical, Soundtrack, Minimalist, Neoclassical, Piano


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Jan Ove Fjeld:
Played the piano most of my life. Went to music school growing up. Composed music since i started playing.


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

Jan Ove Fjeld:
So many. But remember I loved listening to Pink Floyd


Nagamag:
What are you working on at the moment?

Jan Ove Fjeld:
Right now Im working on my 3 album. Also do a lots of video making. As a former cameraman, I make videos to some of my songs. Also make music videos for other band from time to time.


Nagamag:
Where do you find inspiration?

Jan Ove Fjeld:
I find a lot of inspiration in nature. Forest, mountains, Spend most of the summer months on a isolatet mountain cabin, where I do a lot of composing. I love nature and has a huge respect for it.


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?

Jan Ove Fjeld:
Pink Floyd "Another brick in the wall"


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

Jan Ove Fjeld:
Nils Frahm "Ambre"

Discover & Listen to Jan Ove Fjeld

Jan Ove Fjeld on Spotify

Jan Ove Fjeld's Signature Track

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