Erik Satie was a French composer and pianist. He was a colorful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde art world. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Here is a hand-selected list of contemporary composer
Taylor Hayward – A Home For Sound – download – Influenced by Philip Glass, George Winstron, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Loreena McKennitt, the music of Taylor Hayward is deliciously, delightfully fanciful. Hailing from France, this artist has a formal training in classical piano and has been evolving as a composer for many years.
Frank Horvat – Earth Hour – download – Celebrate Earth Hour 2015! Earth Hour is a 60-minute piano piece written in and performed in the dark to mark the international lights-out event that happens every March in support of climate change awareness. Download this piece to use as your soundtrack to Earth Hour night.
Richard P. John – piano52project – download – piano52project was started after the realization that I write a lot of music that ends up sitting in a drawer or as an unnamed file on my computer, never recorded, never shared. I’ve begun it in order to discipline myself to write more and to experiment with different musical styles and compositional techniques.
Richard P. John – Echoes – download – Born in Neath, South Wales in 1981, Richard John began playing the piano in 1993. From 1996-2000 he studied with Miss Mary Rees (formerly Head of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), furthering his studies in 2000 at the Royal College of Music, London, studying piano with the late Yonty Solomon and composition with Edwin Roxburgh and Kenneth Hesketh. He graduated from the RCM in July 2004.
Richard P. John – Passing Thoughts – download – Richard P. John is a pianist and composer of post-classical piano music that is spacious, minimal and meditative. Here at PPcorn we cannot get enough of his compositions. Richard’s compositional output consists of solo, vocal, ensemble and choral music. He has scored the soundtrack to three independent films, the latest of which, La Vie de Guy Lacelle, was shown at the Banff Film Festival in Alberta, Canada.
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