Stan Stewart’s music

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Here is the first of my singer-songwriter tracks: “Yet”. Click here to learn more about this track, hear the other 2 versions, and view the video on the release blog page.

And here is the second release (click here to read its story): “Confession:Reflection”.

The third song asks us to look into each other’s heart (click through to read the story and view the video):

Song four is about vibrant, awake dreaming (rather than staying asleep) complete with video:

Song five is “Quake”. The new version (fresh arrangement, added lyrics and bridge) can be heard in studio and live versions. Be sure to check out the whole story.

“Love Is On Repeat” is the sixth song. There’s a pretty amazing story behind this one if I do say so myself. (You’ll also find a video with a guitar version of this song on that page.)

The seventh song is “Drink In”. The story behind this one is quirkier than usual. Click here to read it.

“Mountain Rose” is a song about beauty and love. Oh, big surprise. Please also check out the video for this song.

Please help protect children. That’s the story behind “Snow Story”. There’s also a rundown of the technology used to create the rock/studio recording of this song and a post about the music video.

How do we humans find hope in times of fear and doubt? While searching for this answer, I created six instrumentals called Hope Suite. Please listen.

Love inspires me. Here are five piano improvisations that I created inspired by my wife. I am so blessed to be her partner and this is the least I can to to show her (and you) how much goodness I get from our relationship. (Only some of these improvs will be available for streaming, so if you want to hear them all, please buy/download the whole EP!)

Some people say my piano improvisations sound like George Winston. My piano improv idol is Keith Jarrett. In the end, I hope that I have a sound that’s all mine.

My video channels contain more of my work with other artists, musicians, and performers. Here is an playlist that has some examples.

Here are a few more of my piano improvisations. Note how each of them has their own character “of the moment”.

You can find many posts on this site about the creative process of improvising those piano pieces.

Here are two recent “suites” of music, incorporating improvised melodies and solos, but with much more than just piano sounds.

Click here for the post about the creation of Prayer Suite.

Angels Suite is part of my post about having an “extra heartbeat”.

Performer

I have often been heard playing music at weddings and other ceremonies: solo or performing as a member of instrumental and vocal groups. For samples of some of my wedding performances, please visit the wedding music page. Another example is when I performed for an art opening for the paintings of Katrina Morse, playing a piano improvisation for each of the pieces in the exhibit.

When playing as a solo musician, I sometimes use a technique called live-looping that allows me to play multiple layers of sounds. (Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.)

In my project studio, I record CD‘s and digital downloads. I’ve has been recording engineer and producer for several independent recordings, enjoy putting other songwriters at ease so they can focus on their music (and not the digital technology) in my studio, and love it when musical artists ask me to join in with the music-making. These recordings include spontaneous/improvisational music, cover songs, classical music, folk/Celtic songs, and lots of original songs/music.

Disappointment and Delight was my first solo recording. I improvised the instrumental piano/keyboard pieces, arranged, recorded and mastered the CD. You can get your copy of the download or CD at CDBaby.

Poet

My poetry is here, too.

…and now, back to the music…

This piece was created for a game/animation/film sequence. Listen for the momentous building of intensity and anticipation.

Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:46 am
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