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"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" and has a distinctive flowing beard, plays haunting, subtle music, some of which is featured on the brilliant Peaceful Music playlist he has guest-curated in partnership with Universal Music Group and Apple Music.

Beving, who was born in 1976, is the fourth acclaimed composer, following Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds and Luke Howard, to select the choices of the playlist brand co-created between Universal Music Group and Apple Music.

"There is a kinship within all this music"

The pianist, talking to uDiscover Music from his home in Amsterdam, says he thought long and hard about the "listening experience" he wanted on his playlist, a selection which includes picks from all four Peaceful Music curators, along with music from John Cage, Nils Frahm, Terry Riley, Sebastian Plano, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Erland Cooper, Brambles and Radiohead, who are one of his favourite bands. Photo: Rahi RezvaniShare On Flipboard

Listen to the Peaceful Music playlist exclusively on Apple Music.

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