Musicians

This section provides news and information about leading pianists and synth musicians.


Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by Rick Wakeman
Get our occasional newsletter... We’ve just heard that Rick Wakeman is a headline act at next year’s Stone Free Festival (18/19 June 2016, O2 Arena, London). As part of the 12-hour-per-day multi-stage festival, Rick will be performing the album “The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of […]

Rick Wakeman to perform entire “King Arthur” album live at ...











Get our occasional newsletter... Utah-based band The Piano Guys have just released their latest self-made music video “Don’t You Worry Child (Khushnuma)”, featuring Indian vocalist Shweta Subram. It was filmed in “Little Sahara”, a desert sand dune in central Utah known for its soft white sand and beautiful Indian temple. […]

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Get our occasional newsletter... The Las Vegas Review Journal has published a really interesting interview with Nick Rhodes, the keyboard/synth player in Duran Duran. Not only do we get a glimpse of some of his influences — including Kraftwerk, Wendy Carlos, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Bjork and Portishead — but […]

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran synth man, talks analog and digital



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Get our occasional newsletter... In crafting his latest release, The Bowie Variations, celebrated composer, pianist and session musician Mike Garson relied on the Yamaha Disklavier performance reproducing piano not only to unleash his creativity, but to singlehandedly compose and create works in ways previously unimaginable. According to Garson, The Bowie […]

Yamaha Disklavier used on Mike Garson’s Bowie Variations CD





Get our occasional newsletter... Next Saturday, 8th October, 7.30pm, Merseyside composer Alexandra Dariescu will premiere her new piano work Mesmerism at the Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead. Mesmerism was commissioned from Oxton-born composer, Emily Howard, by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra (LMO), to celebrate the orchestra’s 60th anniversary year. Mark […]

Mesmerism: Alexandra Dariescu to premiere work in Merseyside



Get our occasional newsletter... If circuit bending is your thing, check out the three finalists at this year’s Moog Circuit Bending Challenge. Watch videos of Jeff Boynton, Daniel Baum and Dr Moonstien as they do some serious mods to a CX-500, Fujitone II and a ‘guitar sequencer thingumajig’. Continued below... Read […]

2nd Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge Finalists announced



Get our occasional newsletter... There’s a fascinating article and video over at Wired.com featuring classical cellist Zoe Keating. She uses her Apple MacBook Pro to record her cello, and then creates loops and layers based on that. Instead of trying to get fifty cellists together in one room, she is […]

Cello meets computer: Zoe Keating creates classical music with technology


Get our occasional newsletter... Last month, Korg announced its annual lifetime achievement award, giving the accolade to two quite different keyboard musicians. Herbie Hancock: Jazz legend and innovator has been a musical innovator for his entire career. Not content to be pigeonholed as a traditionalist, Hancock has gained new exposure […]

Korg announces Lifetime Achievement Award 2009: Herbie Hancock and Keith ...