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Top 5 New-Age Piano & Composers Artists

Updated on March 25, 2020
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Ólafur Arnalds live in concert
Ólafur Arnalds live in concert

Top 5 New-Age Piano Artists and Best Songs

  • "Dream 3"—Max Richter
  • "We Move Lightly"—Dustin O'Halloran
  • "This Place is a Shelter"—Ólafur Arnalds
  • "Waterways"—Ludovico Einaudi
  • "Flight From The City"—Jóhann Jóhannsson

"Dream 3 (in the midst of my life)"—Max Richter

Album: From Sleep

Release Year: 2015

Genre: Classical

Composer, producer and pianist from Germany. It goes without saying that his best hits have hit the screens, but what many don't know is his extraordinary side as a minimalist pianist. The artist not only writes for film, opera or theater, but has also expressed to us through his melodies the most nostalgic and dreamy works. His melancholic music is accompanied by atmospheric sounds from outer space, which little by little delivers you a peace that does not require any lyric. In this top, I want to introduce you to one of the themes that I consider it will touch your soul. Please reach a higher echelon of this earth plane listening to: "Dream 3 (in the midst of my life)"

"We Move Lightly"—Dustin O'Halloran

Album: Lumiere

Release Year: 2010

Genre: Classical

Native from the United States. This artist seems to be very clear about what a film background theme is all about. His imagination is preposterous and he expresses through his musical notes in a very peaceful and fluid way. In many of his songs you will find mixed emotions, although his style is minimalist, he seems to have his own style unlike the rest. A style that identifies him. Like the rest of the composers on this list, this pianist also experiments with orchestra and instruments that complement each other, thus bringing tears to your cheeks and symphony caresses to your ears. Please listen to this soundscape of the soul: "We Move Lightly"

"This Place is a Shelter"—Ólafur Arnalds

Album: Living Room Songs

Release Year: 2011

Genre: Alternative / Independent

Originally from Iceland. The characteristic sound that this artist emanates through his works could say that they were created from the depths of his massive creativity. The cold atmosphere it generates and the incorporation of an orchestra make its compositions into true masterpieces. The nature of his themes are mostly composed of sad and fragile melodies. There is no doubt that this versatile composer and pianist has a great future ahead of him. It is breaking down barriers and innovating ideas never heard before in the new-age genre. In this particular album, Ólafur brings one of his best musical pieces, each one carries an inspiring story that made the artist transmit it to the world through his piano. Please listen to: "This Place is a Shelter"

"Waterways"—Ludovico Einaudi

Album: In a Time Lapse

Release Year: 2013

Genres: Classical, Easy Listening

Originally from Italy, he is one of the most emblematic and respected artists of the minimalist genre out there. Ludovico is a person who enjoys walking, in fact the best ideas come from his walks. The way he reflects feelings of anguish, stress, depression and melancholy on the piano are pieces that touch the spirit. The characteristic rhythms of this artist are made up of a mixture of melodies and nuances that inspire the soul. As you listen to his songs you will discover an atmosphere that will make you reflect. Ludovico is sublime and incomparable, his attributes of music and way of evaluating our world is a spiritual plane that we all would like to achieve. I invite you to listen this gloomy song called: "Waterways"

"Flight From The City"—Jóhann Jóhannsson

Album: Orphée

Release Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Originally from Iceland. He broke our hearts with his death and left us a void that will mark us forever. I decided to leave this emblematic artist as the last one since he deserves all the respect in the world. His songs reached the big screens, his musical career was and will continue to be respected for many more generations. His mysterious passion for music was sublimely expressed and reflected in each one of us. It is a sigh that hypnotizes, nourishes and makes you travel galaxies from beyond. Its exclusive melodies do not need any description since it transcends beyond our minds. This visionary artist and seems to have found all the pieces necessary to compose emotional, environmental and moving sounds for his listeners. Therefore, I invite you to listen to this masterpiece: "Flight From The City"

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