Nathan Speir - Pianist, Multi-Instrumentalist & Composer

 
 

Music - (Samples & Notes)

Ambient Piano Christmas, Vol. 2

by Nathan Speir

Released 2015
Released 2015
The clean and simple elegance of ambient piano radiates new original music for Christmas written and performed by Nathan Speir in his second volume of Ambient Piano Christmas.
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Ambient Piano Christmas Volume 2 is a sequel album to Ambient Piano Christmas Volume 1 with several personal religious reflections of the season.


This new solo piano album is full of original compositions this time with the exception of two tracks: Adaptation for Kontakion of the Nativity(originating from an ancient Byzantine hymn of the Christian Orthodox Church) and Huron Carol Adaptation (from the traditional Canadian carol).


When The Snow Began To Glisten begins the album with …
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Warmth in Winter

by Nathan Speir

Released 2015
Released 2015
Wintry seasonal ambiance with soothing piano based moods. Exclusive ambient chamber versions of three new tracks from Ambient Piano Christmas Volume 2. Not just a seasonal release!
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A first EP release from pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Nathan Speir, BMI. Three tracks are featured from the 2015 release Ambient Piano Christmas Volume 2, which is a solo piano ambient album; however, these three songs have been re-recorded with additional instrumentation performed by Nathan Speir at his home studio in Winston Salem, NC. Warmth In Christmas EP is a light hearted seasonal piece accompanied by strings, bell sticks, and a low Irish whistle. A Fervent Winter …
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The Emotive Leaf

by Nathan Speir

Released 2015
Released 2015
The Emotive Leaf is a two-disc album with rich melodic ambient chamber music in this beautiful moving soundtrack of disc one, and disc two reinterprets mainly the same compositions on solo piano, which offers a complementary experience to disc one.
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"The Emotive Leaf" is a rich experience that connects broad emotive themes with a universally 'personal' journey. From 2013 to the present date Nathan Speir has written, performed, recorded, and produced a double disc album that has become "The Emotive Leaf." It is his sixth album self-produced as an independent artist.

As a pianist and composer putting on the 'producer cap', Nathan Speir used the best resources for piano he could afford, and then he painted …
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Ambient Piano Christmas, Vol. 1

by Nathan Speir

Released 2012
Released 2012
Classic Western Christmas carols played by Nathan Speir in his distinct ambient piano style. The songs are interpreted in a refreshingly smooth and colorful arrangement for solo piano. This is a keeper for generations to come...timeless Christmas music.
NOTES
"Ambient Piano Christmas: Volume 1" is Nathan Speir's first holiday album for Christmas. It is a solo piano recording featuring most of the classic Christmas carols from the West (mainly Europe). The arrangements include enough melody and original song structure for the listener to easily recognize the carol, but Nathan has added and improvised a colorful rendition that offers a refreshing take on the songs of the Christmas season. Stemming from his evolving ambient piano sound …
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A Day of Poetry

by Nathan Speir

Released 2012
Released 2012
Nice dark piano, elegant strings, and tasteful reverb. This falls right into the department of ambient chamber music. A Day of Poetry is an expression and fruit of poetic moments lived and dreamed. Currently available in a four panel Digi Pak case.
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It's an exposition of solo piano and a new found interest in compositions for four hands, chamber string accompaniment, and tasteful reverb. A Day of Poetry is an expression and fruit of poetic moments lived and dreamed. Like the artwork on the front cover, this album has a somewhat ethereal nature to it. It has a fluent and gentle pace that every melody and phrase played embraces with ease and enchantment. With the nice dark …
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Brighter Days

by Nathan Speir

Released 2012
Released 2012
Nathan faces new horizons as he orchestrates a metaphorical sound track. Given that piano is a central instrument throughout, other tracks like "early spring" and "surreal afternoon" add a further dimension of sound-scapes into the mix of this album.
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Brighter Days is Nathan Speir's third release. This instrumental album features piano, synths, percussion, and phonetic vocals. It's a metaphorical sound track that weaves in and out of ambient soundscapes and colorful piano based compositions.
"New Horizons" begins with quick and loose ascending arpeggios simulating the dawn of a new day. "The Fresh Air" is a feel-good track that may be considered a genre crossing song with its lite jazz improvisational bridges. The title track "…
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Nathan's Piano

by Nathan Speir

Released 2010
Nathan's Piano
Released 2010
Nathan's Piano
The tones of the piano change in sublime variations throughout the album...like light shifting through the clouds. The compositions are both objective and improvisationally heart-felt in style.
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"Nathan's Piano" was Nathan Speir's debut solo piano album in 2010. Nice dark piano in tracks like "It's Not When". Titles like "Where Did That" give you challenging and stimulating thoughts to sift with as you listen to the melodramtic yet playful performance. Softer and deeper songs like "Drifting" and "Precious Moment" take you where ever you let them...perhaps, closer to the heart.Featured on NPR on Echoes radio program in 2010
The last two tracks …
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Between Earth & Sky

by Nathan Speir

Released 2006
Released 2006
Thoughtful atmospheres and compositions, integrating ambient electronic and acoustical textures, brings refreshing structure to the broad "new age" genre.
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Nathan's first ever release encompasses the breadth and spaces of thought and emotion in that realm between the terrestrial and etherial. Piano, synths, wind chimes, gameland bells, and native american flute build a unique and complementary texture. From start to finish, every track flows into the next preparing the listener for instant replay. Sit back, close your eyes, and drift into the spaces between earth and sky.