Viewing: News - View all posts

Soundcloud Channel “Piano Music” Features One Hour of my Music 

I am very pleased that the Soundcloud channel Piano Music has uploaded one hour of my piano music under the title “Sunset Piano Sessions”. This channel features beautiful piano music from artists such as Dulce Joya, Lisa Swerdlow, Annie Locke, Bill Whitfield, Christel Veraart and Kerry Barnes so I am glad they have also featured my music.

 

Experience: The Ludovico Einaudi Story (Podcast Episode 01: Ascent) 

Discover the story of Ludovico Einaudi in a brand new podcast series. “Experience” brings you closer to the maestro, and the people he has inspired, from Russell Crowe to Shane Meadows. 

Game of Thrones star and fan, Joe Dempsie enlists the help of celebrity fans, including Russell Crowe, Shane Meadows (Director of This Is England), Eric Toledano (Writer of The Intouchables), Greg James (BBC Radio 1 DJ), Chloe Zhao (Director of Nomadland) across 3 episodes to understand why his music has this incredible ability to put us at our ease. 

If you are a fan of Ludovico Einaudi, you must listen to this first fantastic episode!

 

New Ambient Piano Composition “When Daybreak Comes” 

“When Daybreak Comes” is a piano piece about the stillness of the dawn. There is something special about the stillness of the early morning; I can’t quite put it into words so, for me, music is one of the best ways to express emotion without using words. 
  
“In the morning stillness, when the world is just waking up and your conscious mind hasn't fully taken over, you may feel a connection or passageway to another world, and a feeling that something is about to happen in yours. It's like a quiet storm is coming. You can feel the distant rumble of thunder on the horizon, yet you have no idea of the deluge your life is about to experience.” - Padma Lakshmi

Elucid Magazine publishes an article about me titled "How collaboration brings success: the story of pianist and composer Juan Sánchez" 

Elucid Magazine has published an article titled How collaboration brings success: the story of pianist and composer Juan Sánchez where they explain my story about how I got involved with lots of videographers, YouTubers, dancers, and other artists that have helped me to expand my music to a wider audience by placing my music on their visual productions. 

From video games to short films, Youtube videos, stories, reels and other projects, thanks to these fantastic artists, I have managed to create a nice portfolio, with my music being used by many creators who are equally as passionate and dedicate.

Click here to read the article on Elucid Magazine

new piano composition “Lullaby For A Frantic World” featuring Violinist Jessie Morgan 

I am pleased to share my new piano composition “Lullaby For A Frantic World” featuring Violinist Jessie Morgan. 

Our frenetic pace of life prevents us from enjoying beauty. We live in an insanely complicated world with ultrahigh levels of activity, noise, and stimulation. 

I wanted to make my contribution to make the world a happier and healthier place by composing a lullaby. I just really wanted to create a simple but very soothing piano and strings piece that people can listen and hopefully find a moment of peace in this frantic world.

“A Brave New World” | A lockdown poem by James Darcy featuring my composition “Alma” 

"A Brave New World" is a powerful poem by James Darcy and narrated by Steve McCurdy which confronts the current pandemic and its aftermath in a non-flinching direct but compassionate style. It gathers every possible emotional element and lays it all out before you to untangle. 

The video and poem are really nice and I am very pleased that the producer of the video, Darryl Rossignol, has used my composition “Alma” as the background music for this wonderful project.

New Piano Composition "Ataraxia" Released 

I have released a new Ambient/Calm piano composition titled "Ataraxia".

“Ataraxia” is a beautiful Spanish word that refers to a state of mind that is characterized by tranquility and the total absence of desires or fears. The concept of ataraxia is to achieve mental peace and happiness impossible to alter by controlling positive and negative emotions.

New Beautiful short film featuring my piano composition “Rebirth” 

Sarah Thirkell is a young gymnast from Canada. She is very passionate about film-making, photography, fitness, art and personal growth and she shares her passions to the world through her wonderful YouTube channel. 

Sarah has made this short film titled “18 Lessons I Learned in 18 Years” where she shares the lessons that she values the most which she has absorbed over her past 18 years of life here on Earth. 

I am very pleased she has used my piano composition “Rebirth” as background music for this beautiful short film.

New Ambient piano composition "Where Are They Now?" featuring cellist Daniel Frankhuizen 

What happens to us after we die? Human beings have been asking that great, big matzo ball of an existential question since we stood upright. Why does the question of what happens after we die, well, haunt us so much? Some people say that you are not only your body but you are also your soul. After the death of your body, your soul lives on in a world beyond the physical world. 

This composition titled “Where Are They Now?” is dedicated to the afterlife great mystery.

Three of my compositions have been included in the “Sleep Meditation” compilation album released by the Oclassica music label 

My compositions “Very Young Old Man”, “Idyllic” and “Peaceful Places” have been included in the fantastic Sleep Meditation compilation album of relaxing classical music released by the established Oclassica music label. The compilation also features music of classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and others. Big thanks to the Oclassica label for the fantastic work they are doing on supporting modern classical music composers.