Rob Simonsen Photos Every Day

(By Gene Yraola)

L.A.-based composer Rob Simonsen has slowly been building a name for himself scoring music for films such as the Oscar-winning Life of Pi, Moneyball, and most recently The Way Way Back starring Steve Carell.  But … [Read More]

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lykke li piano

(By Brian Davidson)

Without realizing it, listeners are instantly hooked to Lykke Li’s lead single off her new album I Never Learn through the song’s first two chords alone. Pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales dissects the instrumental background behind “No … [Read More]

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Nils Frahm Screws

Arguably the best ambient/soft-touch piano miniatures album of the last 5 years and one of the most underrated hidden gems in all of post-classical, composer Nils Frahm’s SCREWS album indelibly has a soft spot in many listeners’ hearts.

The album … [Read More]

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James Rhodes five

After announcing the launch of his own label Instrumental Records, pianist James Rhodes revealed a sample track off his new studio album Five today.

Performing the 1st two movements of Bach’s 1st Partita off the new record, Rhodes is in … [Read More]

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James Rhodes

It’s been a long journey for pianist James Rhodes. Battling personal issues are nearly going bankrupt before perfecting his touch of the piano, the mainstream’s most identifiable pianist is now launching his record label, Instrumental Records.

The first release off … [Read More]

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piano in east river

A mysterious a Mason & Hamlin brand piano originally spotted on the Manhattan shoreline of the East River a week ago appears has caught the eyes and fingers of some avid players.

Despite being damaged beyond repair, a slew of … [Read More]

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Stray Ghost

British composer Anthony Saggers, known by his moniker Stray Ghost may just be the minimalist hero of the year with his new album So Much To Remember, So Much To Forget.

Recently released digital over his bandcamp page, Stray … [Read More]

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zofo duet

Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann, otherwise known as ZOFO Duet take the precision of a duet performance to a whole new level in a new video by Matthew Washburn featuring the second movement, Beta Cygni, from George Crumb’s Celestial Mechanics … [Read More]

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alice sara ott

Pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano released a new music video to promote their upcoming  avant-garde album Scandale…and boy is it full of bright ideas.

So whose bright idea was it to take two of the finest young … [Read More]

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Diana Gabrielyan

On Armenian pianist Diana Gabrielyan’s upcoming album on Odradek Records she shows off her adept dexterity on the keys exploring the difficult and thickly-tense repertoire of the twentieth century with sonatas by Stravinsky and Shostakovich, and compositions by Babajanyan and … [Read More]

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