Pianist Roger Proctor releases new album ‘Field’

The pianist and composer of solo contemporary classical music known internationally as Roger Proctor has released his new album, “Field.” The record contains 11 original instrumental songs for an approximate listening time of 25 minutes. It has been published as an independent release without the influence or support of the corporate music industry. Elegant, textured, and bearing a refreshing balance of melodic minimalism and tonal complexity, “Field” by Roger Proctor stands as a fine example of taste and excellence in modern classical piano.

UK-born Roger Proctor cites as personal favorites some of the world’s most innovative and multifaceted composers, including Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, and Hans Zimmer. Proctor’s own “Field” album explores the expressiveness of his piano without additional tracks, synthetic sounds, or instrumentation, however the record shows the influence of these titans in terms of emotional range and creative diversity.

Fans of piano not yet acquainted with the work of Roger Proctor will be enthusiastic to hear his innate sense of timing and natural flow. While a great deal of this stems from his initial composition, the execution of each song on “Field” suggests an intuitive connection with his music that cannot be transcribed with pen and ink.

Asked to comment on the overall themes of his new album, Proctor writes that it is “inspired by the landscapes of the Chiltern Hills close to where I live. The music is also dedicated to my young family and two of the tracks are lullabies for them.”

Roger Proctor’s “Field” is preceded by his 2012 debut release, “Summit,” which received much media attention and which Proctor also dedicated to his family and bucolic homeland. In addition to live performances by Proctor, music from “Summit” received public radio airtime on the BBC.

Proctor has performed at well-loved venues like London’s world-famous Jazz Cafe, and at locales such as Lucerne, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Strasbourg, Glasgow, and Oxford. His classical music training involves the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, music studies at Oxford University, and a focus on jazz piano at Goldsmiths University.

His work with the popular alternative-rock group, Holton’s Opulent Oog, helped win the band great critical and fan acclaim for their 2008 LP, “The Problem of Knowledge” (9/10, New Musical Express) and for 2011’s “Love in the Mist,” which was praised by widely circulated magazines like Uncut and Mojo.

“Field” by Roger Proctor is available online worldwide beginning 27 November 2015.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Field” by Roger Proctor –
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Roger-Proctor/dp/B017XAHKWU/
Website –

www.rogerproctor.com

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Pianist Atelier-M releases debut instrumental LP ‘Season’

The pianist and composer of instrumental music known as Atelier-M has released his debut full-length record, “Season.” The LP is composed of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. Calming, soothing, intuitive, contemplative and beautiful in its simplicity, “Season” showcases Atelier-M as one of the world’s most accessible and creative composers of piano music today.

Atelier-M cites as his main artistic influences Ryuichi Sakamoto, Astor Piazzolla, “and other French, Italian and Spanish musicians.”

His “Season” is actually a repertoire of compositions written to suit the months of the year, each being appropriately named for the 30 days it is intended to characterize. Like Vivaldi’s “Le quattro stagioni,” these pieces sound and feel like their climatic counterparts, being upbeat and warm, mellow and mild, or introspective and cool to match the respective season. Unlike Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” however, Atelier-M takes great care in painting sonic portraits of each individual month so that there is a far greater range in his record from track to track, divided as it is in 12 parts, rather than four.

Speaking of his goals for the “Season” LP, Atelier-M writes:

“In this release, I intended to deliver themes/inspirations such as loneliness, the beauty of nature, and relaxation. I intentionally made it old fashioned like ’60s or ’70s European movie soundtracks, as modern musicians don’t focus on this area much, but I believe there are lots that we can do and develop in this musical area.”

Atelier-M’s 2015 year has been dedicated to his “Season” debut LP, but it is far from his first music release. The “Season” LP is preceded by more than 50 single tracks in genres as disparate as easy listening, pop, EDM, avant-garde and progressive.

Largely a studio musician, Atelier-M has not yet performed live, but his music may be heard at private art exhibitions both in Tokyo and outside the city, as well as at venues like the planetarium at Nagano Prefecture in Japan. He has been playing piano since childhood but soon found composition more to his liking. An autodidact in the world of writing music, he continued composing but never recorded these songs until 2005.

“Season” by Atelier-M is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
http://www.amazon.com/Season-Atelier-M/dp/B0177BP806/
Website –

http://Atelier-M.net

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