August Rosenbaum

Premiere: August Rosenbaum “Nomad” Video

Mar 07, 2018

August Rosenbaum is a Danish pianist and composer, the beautiful music of whom Under the Radar has only just discovered. We have the premiere of the video for the contemplative piano piece "Nomad". The production is very pretty in every sense (and perfect for this snowy day in New York). "Nomad is from the piano-based EP Rasa, out April 13th and follows the Rosenbaum’s critically acclaimed album Vista, released back in November. Directed by Jasper Spanning, the music video is based on a fascination of the story of Jeanne D'arc and moves with mystique and gorgeous imagery.

From the press release, Rosenbaum describes the making of the new video: “..We felt like exploring an approach that allowed the music to take on the form of a score. The minimalistic feel of the piano version of “Nomad” carves out room for the listener while adding a distinctive tone to the images.”

Jasper Spanning continues: “August is an old friend and it has been a great pleasure to create these images for his music. It’s been a very close collaboration and I really feel that music and images merge into one expression. The project is very personal to me.”

“The piano is my starting point for everything when I make music," says August. "It has been my natural expression since I started playing at 6 years old, and it is how I hear, feel and create harmonies, chords and melodies. When making Vista with Robin (Hannibal), it became a dogma that underneath all the layers of detail, production and arrangement, there had to be a strong “core”, a composition that could carry the emotion and intent when scraped down to only being played on the piano."

Last year’s release of the album Vista put August Rosenbaum on the map as one of the most exciting rising composers. It’s a record of evocative and soulful music that brought together August Rosenbaum’s rich musical background in both jazz, classical music, film scoring and pop. Vista was written and produced in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Robin Hannibal who’ve worked with an impressive range of artists including Rhye, Little Dragon and Kendrick Lamar.

 

 

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