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In advance of Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving's second album Prehension on Deutsche Grammophon, comes a short film by Iranian-Dutch artist Rahi Rezvani that captures Joep's distinct musical world. Joep says of this video, "I met Rahi Rezvani by chance some years ago. Little did I know then that this encounter would result in the great collaboration we have today. It is a privilege to work with someone who manages to translate my musical world into images and stories so seamlessly." Beving has become a one-man success story after – writing, recording and releasing his debut album Solipsism which has been streamed nearly 60 million times globally. "I call it ‘simple music for complex emotions,'" says Joep, summing up its universal appeal. "The world is a hectic place right now and I feel a deep urge to reconnect on a basic human level with people in general. Music as our universal language has the power to unite."
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Joep Beving releases new EP; 'The London Session' / udiscovermusic.
Acclaimed pianist and composer Joep Beving has digitally released his new EP The London Session. The recording features two different versions of ‘September', a meditation for piano and string quartet on stillness and concentration, and a new arrangement of ‘An Amalgamation Waltz 1839', for voice, piano and string quartet, featuring soprano Grace Davidson. Joep Beving explained, "‘S...
Joep Beving says; 'peaceful music provides escape, comfort and change' / udiscovermusic.
"A lot of us are desperate to find some sort of essence and truth," says Joep Beving, the latest curator of the Peaceful Music playlist. Dutch pianist and composer Joep Beving is a 21st-century music phenomenon. His self-pressed 2015 debut album, Solipsism, quickly became a viral sensation; over the following five years, his tunes have gained more than 320 million streams. Beving, who stands 6' 10" a...
Hearts of Space features Joep Beving: Henosis and Ludovico Einaudi: Seven Days Walking
For the week of November 15, 2019 Hearts of Space is featuring The title track from Joep Beving's ‘Henosis' and ‘Low Mist (Var. 2)' from Ludovico Einaudi's Seven Days Walking: Day Seven. Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving releases his third album, Henosis today on Deutsche Grammophon – the album marks the final volume ...
Pile, listening to Joep Beving / Brooklyn Vegan
Pile‘s new album Green and Gray is out today on Exploding In Sound Records, and it sees the Boston band's unique take on grungy post-hardcore in fine form. Pile are also gearing up for a tour that will hit Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 23 with C.H.E.W. and Pelican Movement. As Pile are getting ready to hit the road, we asked the band what music they've been listening to lately, and a...
Joep Beving - Henosis is an epic affair / contactmusic.com
Riding the rising wave of neo-classical artists currently infiltrating an ever-growing public consciousness is Dutch pianist Joep Beving. Ever since the somewhat unexpected success of his debut release 'Solipsism' in 2015, Joep has become rather less of an advertising man (his day job) and more of a minimalist composer and performer of evocative soundscapes. His latest album 'Henosis' is ...
Joep Beving is set for Seattle's Benaroya Hall, Q&A's with KING: Second Inversion
Solipsism refers to the philosophical idea that only the individual's mind exists because nothing outside of it-others' minds or the world-can truly be known. In other words, solipsism holds that there is no universal reality. Dutch pianist and composer Joep Beving disagrees-his debut album Solipsism is meant more as a challenge to that philosophy than a statement in support of it. The up-and...
Joep Beving's simplicity is deep at Melbourne Recital Centre / Sydney Morning Herald
It's not often an upright piano makes it to the big time, sitting centre-stage for a solo piano recital. But Joep Beving plays the kind of music that a grand piano wouldn't understand – music so quietly unassuming that it requires a humble instrument to bring it to life. An instrument that doesn't mind having its front panel removed to expose its inner workings, or having extra felt lay...
Joep Beving goes from fiddling on his grandmother's piano to millions of streams / The Sydney Morning Herald
About three weeks after self-publishing his debut album Solipsism on Spotify in 2015, Dutch composer Joep (pronounced Yoop) Beving was stunned to discover the blissed-out piano tracks he intended purely for his nearest and dearest had hit 60,000 streams. "To me that was already crazy," he says. "And then all of a sudden it started to rack up really rapidly." That figure is now well north of 85 milli...
Joep Beving - Prehension is KUCI 'Featured CD'
In advance of Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving's second album Prehension on Deutsche Grammophon, comes a short film by Iranian-Dutch artist Rahi Rezvani that captures Joep's distinct musical world. Joep says of this video, "I met Rahi Rezvani by chance some years ago. Little did I know then that this encounter would result in the great collaboration we have today. It is ...
Joep Beving is a modern classical phenomenon. Prehension 'vinyl review' on theartsdesk
Modern classical, often computer-treated, is on the rise, recalling the long ago days when tweedy collectors would have chests of classical to dig into on Sunday afternoons, place on weighty old stereos, and sit quietly, eyes closed, contemplating the eternal verities (well, I knew one older gent who did that, back in the Eighties). However, fear not, techno and punk are also present and correct. The onl...