Antonio Domingos, the Pianist Fighting Back

Antonio Domingos, lost everything. From having European orchestras inviting him to perform with them as a soloist; a new pad in a European capital on offer, to having it all crash down around him. His childhood dream was suddenly so far away. But he wasn’t going to accept that. Domingos is today recognised by Guinness Book of World Records for having achieved the most piano key hits in one minute (on one key).

Antiono’s world breaking performance can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLgtqDkapQU

After a history of corruption, jealousy, and nepotism. He realised he can overcome it. He had something that could beat ‘every single pianist in the world’ at something that can be measured and recorded. Speed and endurance in piano playing. He fought to prove that he is not a pianist that can be forgotten. He has his own style and his own place in the world of music and he will continue to fight for his right to perfom.

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Mihail Doman’s ‘Arythmology’

 

Two years in the making, Mihail Doman’s first full-length release is an epic realisation of his view of the human condition, as told through his music, which manages to be both minimalist and thought-provokingly complex. Arhythmology is a story of rebirth and new beginnings.

Born and raised in Romania, Mihail has created Arhythmology as a fully-immersive experience, one to be heard, ideally, as a whole entity rather than to be dipped in and out of. Segmented into nine phases, each numbered in roman numerals, in the style of one of his heroes, Jean-Michel Jarre, it shares the legendary French composer’s journeys through sweeping musical landscapes – to use Mihail’s own description, “a soundtrack without a film”.

Listen to lead track Arhythmology VI below:

https://mihaildoman.bandcamp.com/track/arhythmology-vi

Multi-instrumentalist Mihail has created nine textured suites to allow the listener to construct their own visuals, without an overbearing narrative or structure influencing the experience. Using electronic and orchestral elements to broadly encapsulate rebirth, humanity and discovery, there is also a video to support the track Arthythmology VI, intended by the composer to be a modern pro-feminist film with influences from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus – classical themes which transcend time and reflect the modern age we live in.

Watch the film here: https://youtu.be/rtnZGFgjt9g

Mihail cites his musical influences as coming from the worlds of traditional classical (Beethoven) modern classical (Ludovico Einaudi; Ólafur Arnalds), as well as composers who famously use music alongside film, in particular Vangelis and Hans Zimmer.

Links:

SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/mihaildoman
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqDaz4DiSXVd6TTInSG7XQ
Facebook https://facebook.com/mihaildoman
Twitter https://twitter.com/mihaildoman
Instagram https://instagram.com/mihaildoman
Website https://mihaildoman.com/

The Echoes of a Soul: Corinna Jane’s New Single ‘Echoes of My Mind’

The ballad ‘Echoes of My Mind’ by Corinna Jane will give you shivers – and a couple of goosebumps too. The song, written in a moment of grief, will send your soul back down memory lane. It will provoke strong emotions as it brings back long lost and forgotten moments; feelings hidden deep behind your ‘conscious state’. You might even smile for a second before the first tear falls. The ghosts of your past will start running through your head aiming for your soul, your heart. And you will hear them like echoes of your mind.

Although I am not usually a fan of rock ballads, Corinna managed to trigger my emotions. The piano in the background and her high notes hypnotise you and for the duration of the five-minute song, you can simply enjoy the dynamic in sound, from the quiet whispering to the building of her voice. The chorus is the most powerful part of the song, where Corinna’s talent is truly unleashed.

‘Echoes of my Mind’ is that haunting song that will bring flashbacks of your buried pain. However, Corinna found a way to recover after the moments of grief and released the official video for the song this month. So, if you are prepared to go down on memory lane and hear your own echoes, just press play.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwX8TKGDEBC3nPOUWM6hZbQ

http://www.corinnajane.com/

https://www.facebook.com/corinnajanemusic/

https://twitter.com/corinna_jane?lang=en

 

Yana Miladinova

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