MUSIC

Here you can find some of my personal projects, mostly piano-based or piano solo tracks. My full discography as a solo artist is on my bandcamp and also available for streaming or download on Spotify and other streaming services.
Lueurs (2019)

This is my fourth full lenght album, released via my own label Modern Piano Recordings. This new album is based on two main concepts. First, the creative process is totally experimental as I try to reinvent myself by using new instruments like analog synthesizers, and by concentrating my work on sound textures & rhythm rather than melody. This album is also the result of an artistic collaboration with the french photographer Laurent Pistiaux. Indeed, each composition is finely inspired and entitled after a photo he took on a small island in Britany, Ushant. For some of the tracks, it works the other way around, the photo being chosen as artwork after a new piece is finished. This album is an Ode to the beauty of the everyday life and to the love of our friends and family that surrounds us. It is full of hope, and dedicated to my younger brother. Each track of the album was first released as single, in order to showcase the artistic collaboration between photography and music.

Order the limited edition CD here: https://bit.ly/32YEujH

Lou Vènt (2019)

This new piano solo EP was released on June 14th 2019 on Modern Piano Recordings (the composer's label). 

Lou Vènt means “the wind” in Provençal, a variety of Occitan, a romance language spoken in Southern France, mostly in Provence, where the composer lives now. Each track of his piano solo EP was inspired and entitled after the name of a wind that blows in this area or above the Mediterranean Sea. All the pieces were composed in a very short time in order to create very simple yet catchy piano solo miniatures that are meant to draw the attention of the listener with a nice and short melodic line. This EP is an hymn to the beauty of Nature, a declaration of love to Provence and a call to protect the environment.

Order the EP here: https://bit.ly/2VLE4JR

Or stream here: https://bit.ly/30SkvlV​

Chrysalide (2019)

New experimental EP. Released March 29 2019 with Memory Recordings.

The Chrysalis (“Chrysalide” in French) is the second growth’s stage of a butterfly before it becomes adult. This is exactly what this EP is: the first official release of the artist’s attempt to blend the pure sound of an acoustic piano with the evocative power of the synthesizer and other electronic instruments, in order to create an original and deeply personal musical texture. Whether he uses the piano as a classical instrument, as a drum kit or a bass, it remains the underlying theme of each composition. This new release is neither purely modern classical or electronic, but a bit of both, as the genre wasn’t a decisive aspect of the project. Instead, the composer decided to focus on the experimentation process of the musical creation to reconnect with the pure joy and fun happening behind every creative process.

Order the digital EP here: https://bit.ly/2UmGrTG

Carnet de Voyage (2018)

My third piano solo album, Carnet de Voyage, is now available, it was released with the italian label Memory Recordings, on October 26, 2018.

You can get the Vinyl limited edition here: 

http://urlz.fr/817F

Réminiscence (2018)

My second piano solo album. Released May 4, 2018. 

The concept of the album was quite simple: to create piano compositions inspired by cities I have visited or places with which I have a special relation. Each track was composed in less than two hours. It was released in both digital and physical formats (CD limited edition).

Esquisses (Experimental EP) 2017

An experimental EP : each track was created from start to finish in less than 2 hours.

Gray Skies (2018)

An orchestral rework I made in collaboration with the composer David Hollandsworth.

L'attente (EP) 2017

An experimental EP : mixing soft piano & synths.

Passages (2016)

My first piano solo album.

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