16 February 2024

Piano Day Vol. 3

Piano Day Vol. 3Piano Day Vol. 3

I’m happy to be part of this year’s compilation of Piano Day that will be out on March 28th, and released by LEITER.
You can listen and pre-save the album here. The original piece I composed and recorded for this special event will be released as a single on March 8th.

Read below for more infos about the event and Piano Day Vol. 3, and visit this page.

Why does the world need a Piano Day?” Given that the instrument has been established in Western music for more than 400 years, it was a good question, but Nils Frahm also had a good answer: Because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and, most important, the listener.” This was a fair point, well made, and, as one of those performers and composers, Frahm marked the occasion by commissioning the inaugural construction of David Klavins’ Modell 450, an extraordinary, vertical, concert grand piano. It can still be found proudly occupying most of a wall in Frahm’s Berlin studio.

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of like-minded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year — this year, it’s March 28 — because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. The day aims to create a platform for piano-related projects (concerts, onstage and online, as well as radio shows, podcasts, and playlists every March) to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano. Piano Day welcomes all piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction — to join in.

Following up on last year’s releases, LEITER will again share an official companion album for the upcoming edition, featuring acclaimed artists such as Hideyuki Hashimoto, Jean Kapsa, Hugar, Burçe Karaca, and Jakob Lindhagen: PIANO DAY VOL. 3 presents ten exclusive, previously unreleased tracks composed to celebrate the magic and versatility of the instrument.

For the new compilation, musicians from all over the globe were invited to contribute to a unique collection of contemporary piano music. Their melodies, harmonies, and arrangements reflect different stories, states of mind, even special recording situations, offering a wide range of musical and artistic backgrounds from jazz, ambient, and classical to more experimental approaches.

PIANO DAY VOL. 3 will be available for streaming and download via all platforms on March 28, offering a vivid and valuable snapshot of the state of piano music today.

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