MP3 Cole B - Piano Circus
My music sounds like John Coltrane Chillin on the Beach.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (36:18) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Jazz-Pop, ELECTRONIC: Chill out
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Bryan Eyberg-The Quiet Pianist
Many artists come from a single background, such as punk, or heavy metal, or pop music. Pianist and composer Bryan Eyberg comes from a multi-faceted background. He started out playing classical and popular music, and listening to top 40 radio, but has finally decided on a style that is all his own, combining jazz, pop, dance, funk, atonality and minimalism. Bryan enjoys working on his own, knowing all too well how difficult it is to find people who are dedicated and serious about performing in a band. Additionally, the “wall of sound” that comes from playing in a band is not for him. “I prefer the quiet sounds of the solo piano, bringing peace to all who hear it.”
Bryan Eyberg was born and grew up in Creston Iowa. He started taking piano lessons when he was seven years old, and took to the piano very quickly. He learned to play from method books, but soon after starting was playing pieces that he had heard on the radio, as well as easy classics by composers such as Mozart, Bach, and Schubert, and Beethoven. Bryan couldn’t even pronounce the names of some of these composers, but loved their music very much.
When Bryan was in junior high school, he got his first digital keyboard. He began writing his own music, which was a contemporary mix of art, dance, and pop music. After entering high school, he started to think about going to college and studying classical music. “I started to get serious about classical piano in high school, and I thought if I went to college for music, I could be a music teacher.” Bryan finished college and then went on to get his Master’s degree in music, but something about classical music just wasn’t fulfilling his needs as a musician.
A few years after receiving his Master’s degree in music, Bryan’s fiancée and a friend from college began suggesting that he write his own music. Once he gave it a try, he was really happy, because he was revisiting a childhood dream of playing contemporary music. “I really do love classical music, but I feel that if Beethoven or Chopin were alive today, they would be writing and recording their own modern compositions.” Bryan’s desire to do something more contemporary was fulfilled.
Even before he made the switch to modern music, Bryan was starting to experiment with more contemporary sounds. “I was at a gig one night in Boston, at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, and I started playing this piece. I was reading a lot about minimalism and the music of John Cage and Phillip Glass. I loved the idea of minimalism, but thought that Phillip Glass always chose the ugliest harmonies to repeat. So I though, what would it be like to repeat a beautiful harmony in minimal form? And the result was General Flow. This is the third track on my new album, Piano Circus.
Funky Times is also one of my favorite tracks on Piano Circus. I started out with a jazzy riff in the keyboard part, and then I added a drum loop to the track. The track was good, but when I was mastering it, my fiancée suggested that I use the effect called “Rave” on my eight track recorder. It really made that track pop.
Bryan recently appeared at the club Ground Zero in New Hampshire, and has done gigs at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, and all around the New England area. You can catch his new CD, Piano Circus, here on CD Baby.