Chris Odd

Chris Odd (born Chris Swijnenberg) was born in Arnhem (Netherlands) and has spent 20 successful years as A dj, with experience from Amsterdam to Tunis and from Eindhoven to Playa des Ingles.
Chris is now focusing on his biggest love: playing an eclectic mix of nudisco, deep, tech and uplifting house music in all the major clubs across the Netherlands and the World.

As a producer, Chris has released tracks and mix albums under different aliases for companies such as Cloud 9 and Berk Music. He also is responsible, together with Armada’s talent Tommy Johnson, for several anthems featured at the prestigious Dutch Nightlife Awards.

Chris is aDJ that shared the stage with a number of the industry’s big names. In June 2015 he was personally selected by Carl Cox to open during the official closing party of the “Isle of Man TT”, organised by Honda Racing.
Carl Cox quote: Chris Odd puts a lot of Fun, Funk and Soul to it!

Giuseppe Costa

Giuseppe Costa inizia lo studio del pianoforte a 18 anni. I suoi interessi musicali si rivolgono anche alla composizione e al jazz, primo approccio alla tastiera e all’improvvisazione. Inizia a fare concerti appena laureato in pianoforte. Pubblica con la casa editrice SGB di Messina Curioso,  un brano dodecafonico per fagotto solo, e Tre brani per pianoforte solo che, per l’approccio sperimentale allo sviluppo dei processi di pensiero musicale, frutterà nel 2014 un concerto conferenza per BookCity presso il Teatro dal Verme di Milano. Nel frattempo si specializza in musica applicata e compone Frankenstein l’alchimista, prima ricomposizione della colonna sonora del primo Frankenstein della storia del cinema. Nell’attività di ricerca messa a punto per l’espressione di un universo intelligibile di suoni,  il pianoforte e la composizione diventano corrispondenti: la musica come oggetto d’arte deve scoprire la sua intelligibilità in un senso  profondo del mondo dei suoni e dell’intelletto. Il corpo e il nostro sistema di percezione devono aprirsi al mondo sonoro come qualcosa che traccia dentro un segno profondo nel nostro modo di percepire; un brano musicale è nella successione dei suoni qualcosa che deve rimanere dentro in maniera atemporale, in modo che ogni suono resti fissato e si colleghi in ogni punto con un senso preciso per i nostri sensi. Il profilo stilistico è ascrivibile tra diversi approcci: minimalista, seriale, post espressionista. Musica Determinata e Studi sono progetti sul pianoforte. Musica Determinata è un progetto sulla composizione instantanea, l’attenzione all’aspetto percettivo e alla capacità dell’esperienza sensibile sono elementi di una visione intima e spirituale del rapporto con il pianoforte. Studi è una ricerca sullo sviluppo cognitivo del pianista. Nel 2015 PianoCity Milano lo seleziona per un concerto alla Rotonda della Besana.

Nel 2018 presenta un’applicazione della teoria Intelligibile dell’ascolto al convegno internazionale Analisi della performance: un ponte tra teoria e interpretazione, tenutosi presso il Conservatorio “A. Corelli” di Messina. Il convegno è stato organizzato in collaborazione con il Conservatorio di Musica “F. Cilea” di Reggio Calabria, in partenariato con il Centro de Estudos em Sociologia e Estética Musical di Porto (Portogallo), hanno partecipato illustri relatori italiani e stranieri tra cui P. Rattalino, E. Fubini, M. Campanella, etc. Nello stesso anno gli editori di Spotify hanno selezionato la sua musica per le loro celebri raccolte.

Nel 2019 ha suonato per la 98° stagione della nota Filarmonica Laudamo di Messina alla sala Sinopoli del Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, ottenendo grande successo di pubblico e di critica.

Michelle Qureshi

Award-winning Artist Michelle Qureshi is a composer, multi‐instrumentalist, and classically-trained guitarist who brings a contemporary yet timeless aesthetic to her music. Her albums are heard around the world on new age, ambient, and guitar-focused radio programs and playlists, and is licensed on a global platform.

Discography Albums: Silver Chord (2018) Short Stories (2018) Seventh Wave (2017) Scattering Stars (2016) Margalla Hills (2015) Meditations (2014) Flow (2014) Suite Beats (2014) Illumination (2012) Of Light (2012) Singles: Snapdragons (2018) An Offering (2018) Floating (2018) Inside the Lightbox (2018)

http://www.michellequreshi.com

Oscar Pascasio

Óscar Pascasio Monzón, professor, pianist and composer, finished his Higher Degree studies in 1998, at the Superior Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela. After a life dedicated to teaching is in 2011 when he began to compose his first works for piano. In May 2013 his first album came out, “La ribera del Pisuerga” and in 2015 his international leap took place as part of the network of American artists Enlightened Piano Radio. In 2016 he received the Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles in the Best Instrumental Album category, from Radio Power XR (Los Angeles), within the Environment / Instrumental category. In November of 2017 it leaves to the market its second disc “Sensations” and very soon it enters the lists of the United States and Great Britain of New Age arriving at the position number 2 in One World Music, the most important online radio in Europe. In 2018 the album “Sensaciones” is nominated for “Best Album of the Year” at the Enlightened Piano Awards (USA), reaching the final in October 2018.

+ info: http://oscarpascasio.com

Kip Brockett

Kip Brockett is a guitarist based in Missouri. His primary focus is in the instrumental rock arena, but he is also accomplished in both traditional-based rock and classical guitar. Primary influences include: Shawn Lane, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Kip holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis on music theory. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from music, he has come back to playing guitar with a passion. Spending the last few years re-learning and refreshing his technique, Kip has focused on instrumental guitar music as a medium.

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Stuart Blance

Stuart is a solo artist from Perth, Scotland. His influences are widespread and include artists such as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Donovan and Paul Simon.

Stuart released his debut album Utopia in 2001 via the internet on his label Resemblance records which gained Stuart some excellent feedback from various sources. He has played in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lossiemouth, Kirkcaldy, Glenfarg, Perth, Windsor, Camden, Islington Pilochry and Dundee on various occasions, and also performed at the Go North industry showcase in Aberdeen.

Stuart took a few years out to concentrate on his Photography, but due to people asking him about his music decided to go back into studio in 2018 to record his last ep On your side. Since then Stuart has slowly been building a name again.

In December 2018, Stuart decided to re-release his debut album into the digital world, and has since gained even greater recognition than ever because of it, gaining amazing reviews and nominated for an indie award of best Solo Artist of 2019 via the London 1976 project.

Press reviews

“ One of the best local tracks weve ever had” – Tay FM weekenders“

“Although Stuart’s style has been compared to that of his influences, some of this material could be compared to that of David Gray”. – Dave Arcari, Music scene. “

Stuart is planning to get back into studio to record album number 2 this year, coinciding this with gigs throughout the country as well as getting airplay on various radio stations.

https://stuartblance.com

Noise of Dreams

Noise of Dreams (Raúl Sanz. Zaragoza. Spain. 1979) is a Trumpet Player, electronic music composer and producer. Usual collaborator and member of different pop, jazz , afrobeat and funk local bands. In 2016 he takes a new direction towards electronic and experimental music and two years later begins to develop the Less Records project. One part of his work are live performances, adding the sound of his trumpet to the recreation of electronic soundscapes, collaborating with bass player Juan Vallés and Visual Artist Yaguart. At November of 2018 he was selected for participation in the International Festival of Experimental Music Radical dB.

Discography: Avec Plaisir (2017, LP), Geography (2018, EP), Esperanza (2018, EP), Live Ambient Trumpet (2018, EP), Asteroids (2019, Single)

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Joseph Nimoh

Born and raised in Ghana, Joseph began playing piano at age 11 at his mom’s church. He later studied piano performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. During his days at Berklee, Joseph served as pianist/music director for a number of churches in the New England area as well as arranger/composer for several local artists.

Primary among Joseph’s influences are Oscar Peterson, George Duke, Hank Jones, Keith Jarrett, Yellow Jackets, Dino Kartsonakis and Richard Smallwood.

Joseph has released five albums; Quite Time in His Presence, Living Waters,  Reflections, Piano Hymns, and Conversations on Piano. For his new album, Joseph has created a masterful set of unique pieces befitting a musician of such diverse background. Blending elements of classical, jazz, and contemporary music, Conversations on Piano is a beautiful collection of solo piano melodies soaked in genuine emotion. This beautiful music relaxes the mind as it gently soothes and uplifts the spirit. All 20 songs are played elegantly, and with a great deal of grace, creating a perfect atmosphere for reflection, meditation, and prayer.

Joseph’s music can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, The River of Calm Radio, New Age Stars Radio, Aural Awakenings Radio, Enlightened Piano Radio, and Sleep Radio.

Roberto Diana

Roberto Diana is an Award Winning Guitar and Weissenborn Player Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer from Sardinia.

Roberto has been considered one of the Best Italian Guitar Player by Mescalina.it (G.Zuretti 2012) and by L’isola Che non C’era (L. Re 2017).

Twice Nominee at the Independent Music AwardsGlobal Music Awards – Silver Medal Winner and Recording Academy Voting Member at Grammy Awards.

He has more than 20yrs experience in the music business both as composer, session player,  sound engineer and producer.

During his career, he worked with some of the top-notch musicians in the world like:
Will T. Massey, Steve Lukather, Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lewis, Frank Gambale, Dean Parks, Brian Ray, Roberta Faccani, Pietro Nobile, JP Cervoni, Simon Phillips, James Raymond, Linda, Amanda Shires, Rachel Z, Joey Huffman, Richard Hunter, Chris Cacavas, Roberto Della Grotta and many more.

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bzur

bzur is a solo music project born in Cagliari – Sardinia – Italy.

He started studying piano at age 7. After several years, an interest in composition developed. His f‌irst — almost undocumented! — works were deeply influenced by european electronic music masters Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis.

After a 10 year break, a solo project in 2007 helped sharpen and develop his composition skills in entirely new directions.

Since then, he has composed more than 600 tracks, ranging from electronic (experimental, ambient), to piano solo (short improvisations, lullabies), to orchestral (epic mood, melancholic, soundtrack oriented) and any other styles and genres that piqued his interest.

http://www.bzurmusic.com