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Joep Beving - Prehension is KUCI 'Featured CD'

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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."

Beving says he writes "accessible music for complex emotions". Like the music of Chilly Gonzales (also on Deutsche Grammophon) or early Michael Nyman, Phillip Glass, Angelo Badalamenti, etc. these deeply simple melodies often presented serially, haunt and haunt.       SEE ALL OF THIS WEEK's KUCI: IRVINE CA REVIEWS BY MD - HOBART TAYLOR