PAINTINGS ON PIANO
by Vanessa James
‘Paintings on Piano’ is a collection of short stories told on solo piano. Composer Vanessa James used her experience in scoring for film and television to create each piece with a story and journey in mind. Tracks such as ‘Dandelions in the Wind’ or ‘The House I Grew Up In’ infuse the listener’s imagination to re-create their own pictures, and experience the atmosphere of each story; or simply to allow the beauty of the solo piano to carry listeners on an emotive journey.
Inspired by the pictures in her mind, Vanessa James has created eleven beautifully rich and moving musical experiences that mirror the many facets of the human emotions. She has captured and musically retold memories and events of her life so far. ‘Paintings on Piano’ is an autobiographical piece that brings a soundtrack to our lives.
Although it is a classical album, it also incorporates filmic and even some popular music influences. It is passionately played and features some ethereal piano effects, solo cello, and a duet. The composer performed all the pieces as well as designing and illustrating the album artwork.
‘Paintings on Piano’ is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
Alternative anthemic rock with an orchestral edge featuring songs written by Vanessa James & Daniel James.
In the rise of 2008, Dan, Vanessa, John and Keith fused their passion for poetry and music and formed ‘Starling’. Their cross pollination of genres mixed with raw emotion and grandeur large string sections and energetic live performances are creating a stir on some of the most influential stages in the UK, including London’s Water Rats, the infamous Dublin Castle and the O2 theatre, as well as performing live on BBC radio.
After touring their debut album ‘Public Service’, the band have been in the studio working on the next chapter of their sound with a forthcoming LP which is set to change the perception of what a band should sound like, due for release late 2011.
‘Public service’ is available on iTunes