RIOPY on ‘BLISS’
RIOPY has fused minimalism, pop, jazz, and cinematic idioms into a distinctive crossover piano style. A self-taught composer who studied at Oxford University, RIOPY has built a successful career both as a performer and as a composer for television and film, where his evocative solo piano pieces provide the backdrop to popular movie and tv trailers.
RIOPY’s new Warner Classics recording; ‘Bliss’ is a collection of 11 titles, each a jewel of pure emotion. RIOPY’s inspiration for this album has been guided by his will to pay tribute to the anonymous but true heroes of “normal life”. Although he has rejected tricks of over-produced music, preferring the sheer power and shine of an amazing Fazioli piano, he manages to create incredibly cinematic music, built chapter by chapter, character by character, growing into a piano tale — a piano tale that, for the listener, will become an unforgettable experience of Bliss.
We are happy to welcome RIOPY to the podcast. Listen to the conversation.
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