Inspired of the work of Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm, a few months back I got the idea- and suggested to my friend Johan aka Sleepy Songs, that since we connect deeply with the piano music, we could try to do some cooperative work.
I suggested the names Rowan and Elder as the name of the project, and soon enough the first single Rowan was finished. A little more than a week back we got it released with some help from The Sonder House, and it’s hitting the playlists by now and is gaining some attention.
Due to the recent events in Musikchansen and my prior work on Erika’s Song with Aleco and Mathisson, it has given a lot of confirmation to my ongoing concepts. That is important to have;
The music that comes forth may or may not be perfect, but stay true to my core!
Enjoy the songs from Musikchansen and there will be much more of the piano music from now. I’ve said “new music every month”, but that may change due to focus. I hope I will have the time to promote my piano music during the summer since my current piano projects are moving steadily forward now and released piece by piece:
In the beginning, man knew nothing of music, although there was noise of nature. And there was silence. Probably the silence inspired to the first attempts to make music, born from the human inner being. So then there was improvisation. And then music!
My next release ”Lake” is a step back to the origin of man. Finding the music in nature itself, I spent some time by a distant lake where there was no sound but my inner flow, on a beautiful winter day.
Hence, my next song is a piano improvisation piece, created from nothing and without any editing. Being true to the inner flow, just rec and play, and it became this ambient and beautiful piano solo piece.
Deep in my heart, I’m keeping you
Where’s no room for others than myself
You comfort me, here deep within
That’s where I go, when I’m blue
This time a beautiful ballade with vocals, piano and band; Where I First Belong – written to my dearest – a song about what it means when you let somebody in.
This song is released today, April 1st 2019 and is my contribution to be this year’s local radio contest “P4Nästa Blekinge” but I’ll know more about that later. For now, enjoy Tommy Karlsson’s voice in “Where I First Belong”!
Today would have been my father’s birthday but he’s long gone. This song does not tell a story but rather describes a feeling, the memories of what once was and eventually will be forgotten. But as long as I’m alive, the memories of my father will never be forlorn.
Hooray!! As of today, you can listen to this new song! The first of many solo piano releases , I’m reaching out to you with this soft piano song that soothes the soul, teeling a sad story within the music.
Currently only available on Spotify but yet many more to come!
The saddening look of an old abandoned piano, once loved but now forgotten – the image lingers in your mind; Seeing this will leave few untouched. This song is about a piano’s soul, waiting to go home. It has no name, the label have fallen off and noone knows where it came from. Hence, the song is named “Without a Name”, just as the story the music tells.
Rikard Mathisson writes piano music similar to : Yann Tiersen, Michael Nyman, Nils Frahm, Béatrice Martin and other soft piano music creators. Follow this blog for latest news!