Monday, May 16, 2016

Today's cd/Moon Whale - Keven St-Ours

I just today heard of Keven St-Ours on my local public radio station. From the website:
All the music in this story, by the way, comes from Moon Whale, the debut piano solo album of Canadian composer Keven St. Ours. Keven is 29, and lives in Quebec.  He spent the last three years recording his first piano album and at the moment is trying to figure out how to get people to listen to it. “He’s working mostly by himself,” Keven’s girlfriend Sarah told me.  “He’s using mostly YouTube and Soundcloud for people to hear what he’s doing.  Each time he has a new piece, he’s putting it on the web.”Another thing Keven has been doing – he’s been sending public radio reporters links to his music and asking them to make use of it.

Credit Keven St-Ours

I so loved the music that I went to iTunes and bought the album. I find it very, very beautiful. 

Here is one of the pieces. No video, just the pure music.

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, calming selection. The photo of water is a perfect accompaniment. I was not familiar with Kevin St. Ours, so thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I'm pleased you liked it. There's a lot more on youtube.

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  2. I really enjoyed listening to his music! He reminds me a little bit of George Winston. Thanks for bringing him to our attention, Nan.

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    1. I thought that too, and thought of you when I heard it!

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  3. I love piano and this is beautiful. I was almost wishing it was on your blog automatically so I could listen as I write (usually I hate when bloggers do that, because it isn't "my" background music. But this is.) It's very interesting the new ways artists have to get their music out to the public. This certainly deserves to be widely-heard.

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    1. If you go to you tube you may hear all the songs, and you might even want to buy the album!

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