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Crescent Moon – a new piano composition

Inspired by the German composer, Ludvig van Beethoven, and in particular the Sonata in C# minor –  Sonata quasi una fantasia – better known as the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ which was composed in 1801 and is one of his most popular piano pieces.

This piece has some of the same notes…but not necessarily in the same order.

 

Atmospherica Summer Concert Dates

Firstly a huge thank you to all of you who came to the concerts in the Victoria Tunnel a couple of weeks ago. It was a very special evening made all the better by wonderful feedback from those in attendance. I really appreciate your support and kind words. If you didn’t manage to get there in April there is another opportunity to hear me play in this wonderful venue on Friday 3rd August. See the listings below for full details.

We don’t have a full Atmospherica concert for you in May but I will be opening my studio as part of the Late Shows and giving short ‘Pitch Black Piano’ recitals every 30 minutes beginning at 7.15pm on Friday 18th May. Entry is free and there are loads of other things to see and do within 36 Lime Street and elsewhere in the Ouseburn that night. See the Late Shows website at https://thelateshows.org.uk/ for the full programme.

 

The next full concert on Thursday 28th June will feature the Lancaster based pianist and composer Oliver Brouwer. His second album appropriately titled ‘LP2’ is set to be released on 1631 Recordings on 25th May. You can listen to some of his work at https://oliverbrouwer.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

On Thursday 19th July we are excited to present to you Sebastian

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and Daniel Selke from Germany, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS! The brothers from Potsdam will be making their UK debut at this show.
Their latest album will be released in May 2018 and is sure to receive excellent international press. The brothers have been featured on numerous album releases and soundtracks. Cellist Sebastian is also known for collaborating with Ólafur Arnalds, Viktor Arnason and Spitfire Audio. You can hear some of their work at http://www.ceeys.de/

 

Friday 3rd August at 7.15pm sees me back in the Victoria Tunnel in the Ouseburn for another intimate performance in (almost) complete darkness. If you would like to experience what it feels like to really listen then this concert is for you. I have always wanted to make it big on the underground music scene.

To find out more or to book tickets for any or all of these concerts please visit https://steveluck.com/atmospherica-concerts/

Once again many thanks for your continued support. Please help spread the word about these concerts by telling your friends both online and in the ‘real’ world.

I hope to see you again at an Atmospherica Concert in the next few months.

Kind regards
Steve

Atmospherica Goes Underground

Friday April 20th @ 7.15pm

 In this very special edition of the concert series, I will be playing  some solo piano pieces in (almost) complete darkness in the Victoria Tunnel.

Come along and experience an underground 45 minute, musical treat for the senses and feel what its like to truly listen, in this remarkable, historic setting with fantastic acoustics.

Tickets are limited and early booking is advised.


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Atmospherica concert series launch.

I performed a selection of my piano music to an enthusiastic audience at the launch of the Atmospherica concert series  last Thursday lunchtime.

Just less than thirty people squeezed into the studio to listen and they seemed to enjoy themselves.

Here’s a little clip from the concert so you can see a bit of what went on.

If you would like to come to the next concert featuring the work of the amazing Mark Deeks please visit this web page to book your ticket. You can find out more about Mark and listen to some of his work at http://markdeeks.co.uk/

New Piano Settling In Nicely!

The latest addition to the studio is a 1905 Bechstein grand piano. I’m really excited about letting you hear this amazing instrument in the January ‘Atmospherica‘ concert series.

It has a lively, versatile sound with a crystal clear treble range and plenty of power in the bass notes.  I’m going to be carefully positioning some microphones very soon so stay tuned to hear the results  very soon.

Recently working on…

Over the last few weeks I have been working on…

The score for a  short film set in a real old peoples home mocking up scenes from ‘The Great Escape’

Music for the Newcastle United Fan Film – a feature length documentary from FNA Films that is currently in post production.

A 10 minute music and audio collage for Sam Goodlet’s exhibition ‘Never The End’ the recording of which will be performed on Friday 16th June between 8.30 and 10.30pm at the George Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside.

Promo for my solo piano EP ‘Murmuration’ plus some new  solo piano pieces – to be released soon.

 

Also in the last few weeks my music has turned up on the following shows/channels

‘Mind The Age Gap’ –  Channel 5

‘The Balancing Act’ – Lifetime

‘Winter Road Rescue’ – Channel 5

‘Crimewatch’ –  BBC1

If you would like to speak to me about music for any of your projects please don’t hesitate to get in touch [email protected]

Murmuration Sheet Music now on sale

The sheet music for my Murmuration EP is now on sale at https://steveluck.bandcamp.com/album/murmuration

It taken a little while to put these together using a program called ‘Sibelius’ that on the whole works really well but has taken a little bit of learning and experimentation to get good results. I’m very happy with the way the pieces look and also pleased with the look and feel of the final product – the printing, paper stock and cover images all work nicely together.

If you are thinking of playing these pieces I would estimate that the level of difficulty is roughly equivalent to ABRSM Grade 5 or 6.

The book containing all four pieces from the EP is priced at £12.50 plus p&p.

New EP – where to buy?

My new four track solo piano EP ‘Murmuration’ is now available to listen to and to buy on this web site as well as on  my bandcamp page here
https://steveluck.bandcamp.com/album/murmuration

It is also available in a number of other online stores including

I-Tunes,

Amazon and

Spotify

The sheet music book for the album, if you would like to play these pieces on the piano yourself, will be available later this coming week via the band camp link above.

I very much hope you enjoy the music and thanks again for taking the time to listen and supporting independent artists.

Steve

The Late Shows/EP Launch

Hi everyone
I will be launching my latest solo piano EP on Friday 19th May 2017 with a series of live performances in pitch darkness as part of the city wide ‘Late Shows’ event.

The EP is called ‘Murmuration’ and will be available for sale from 19th May.

Here is the video for one of the tracks entitled ‘Tenerezza’

 

Do come to the launch event if you possibly can.

What : Pitch Black Piano/EP Launch

Where: Studio 2G, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne  NE1 2PQ

When: every 30 minutes between 7pm and 11pm

Dates : Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2017

Free Entry

http://thelateshows.org.uk/2017/36-lime-street