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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/18/17
I am a big fan of Yiruma and he is one of the composers who inspires me to start doing piano composition.

I'm a classical trained piano player, however new age piano makes me realize that simple melody arrangement can also be sooo beautiful and emotional.

Which new age piano music / composer is your favourite? I really want to explore more.

If you want to listen to my composition, here is the link:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iIus53DV3UI

Thanks!!
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/18/17

vindhie wrote:

I am a big fan of Yiruma and he is one of the composers who inspires me to start doing piano composition.

I'm a classical trained piano player, however new age piano makes me realize that simple melody arrangement can also be sooo beautiful and emotional.

Which new age piano music / composer is your favourite? I really want to explore more.

If you want to listen to my composition, here is the link:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iIus53DV3UI

Thanks!!


That was a beautiful composition, and I look forward to hearing more of your songs in the future.

I really love solo piano works. I especially enjoy ones with simpler motifs and structures, or ones that really emphasize the ambiance and tone of a piece and not just the virtuosity of the player. (i.e. Nils Frahm, Goldmund, Carlos Cipa)

Nice Doraemon pic too!
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/18/17
Could you please define what you mean by new age and classical?

Your composition was beautiful! It doesn't strike me as something that wouldn't be defined as a classic solo piano arrangement, though.

What's the difference?
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Posted 12/18/17 , edited 12/18/17
@kufirst

You know that other than Yiruma, I'm a big fan of Doraemon too!!

I really appreciate that you listen to my composition and thanks so much for your kind words. I'll continue to do my best. And those composers that you mentioned above have truly amazing music, I love it!!

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Simply put, Classical is generally more technical, complex and follows certain music principles. Some people may find classical music is not easy to listen to. On the other hand, new age is made for people with different taste of sound to enjoy. It is more towards free style, you can mix classical elements with modern sounds and it is still called new age. So sometimes people will find that classical and new age share the same mood.

Hope it helps and thanks for saying that my composition is beautiful. It means a lot to me
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Posted 1/30/18 , edited 1/30/18
What about Brian Eno? Or Mike Oldfield? Mike Oldfield's Incantations is a masterpiece. The second track (particularly around 11:00) never ceases to put me into a trance, no matter how stressed I may be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVwpi5BUH8w
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Posted 2/4/18 , edited 2/4/18
Specifically for piano, the first piece that comes to mind is Jean-Michel Jarre's "The Train & The River." Jarre is an amazing electronic/new age musician, and one of the true progenitors of electronic music, but this collaborative piece with Lang Lang is majestic if you want piano as well. Anyway, check out Jarre if you haven't yet. Greatness.

The Train & The River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK-2chU3ZNs

Vangelis is another artist to look into. He has gone through a bunch of different genres and styles throughout his career, from very experimental to classical composition, but he is first and foremost a piano/keyboard player. My favourite piano oriented piece of his is Islands of the Orient.

Islands Of The Orient:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4JyczDRNeA

As JagaJazzin above suggests, Mike Oldfield is also excellent. I haven't really enjoyed too much of what he's done recently but there's a lot of great music by him if you go back a bit. He's used the Tubular Bells theme or variations on it a whole bunch in his work and you can't find many more classic piano motifs than that one, especially outside of the traditional classical music space. Mike himself is more known as a guitar player than a piano player, but he can play pretty much anything he wants (he played almost all of the 30 or so instruments used on the first Tubular Bells album).

Sentinel (Live Version):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMksPmJiMV4

Sentinel (Single Version):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPgPNtXR5YU

Edit: Checked out the link to the original song. Excellent stuff!
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