'Cherry Blossom' music video released...

posted 21 Jun 2019, 13:28 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 21 Jun 2019, 14:04 ]

SIMPLE LIVING

I've uploaded another music video to YouTube for "Cherry Blossom" from "Simple Living". I'll be uploading "Soliloquy" (from the same album) next Friday (9am PST, Noon EST, 5pm GMT), then the Friday after, I'll be unveiling the trailer for me new release: "Bouquet of Daydreams". I'm quite excited for this, as instead of creating virtual 'self playing piano' style videos, I actually recorded the music videos live with an overhead camera.

There are six new compositions on the release and each has two versions - a solo piano version and another orchestrated with a string ensemble. On each Friday after the trailer goes live, I'll be releasing these music videos one by one, with the solo piano version directly preceding the piano and strings version. Be sure to follow my YouTube channel, or check back to my site over the weekend to see what's new!

"Bouquet of Daydreams" will be available for sale and streaming, both here and on my Facebook page (link in footer) on Friday July 5th and will get a wider Digital release on Friday July 12th.

Signup for my email list and you'll get the first track free when it goes live....

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'Green To Red' music video released...

posted 19 Jun 2019, 11:04 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 19 Jun 2019, 11:05 ]

SIMPLE LIVING
"Green To Red" is a solo piano instrumental music track from the Album "Simple Living" Composed, Performed & Copyrighted By Marc Filmer 

A relaxing piano and strings music video track that is great to listen to, study, sleep, massage etc. This contemporary instrumental music has a new age / classical feel. Marc Filmer is a solo piano and strings composer who has a romantic musical soul and writes contemporary-instrumental music straight from the heart.

Born in the south-west of England and now based in the north-east of America, his music embraces the European neo-classical roots of composers like Ludovico Einaudi and Olafur Arnalds. There is often a relaxing 'new-age' quality to his pieces, which is reminiscent of popular internet-radio artists like Brian Crain and Paul Cardall. Marc is a huge fan of classic movie themes and is inspired by the pianistic works of hollywood film composers like John Barry, James Horner and Thomas Newman.

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"Simple Living" EP / Mini-Album Released

posted 12 May 2018, 18:02 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 21 May 2018, 07:06 ]

New Age / Neo-Classical / Contemporary Instrumental

Recommended if You Like: Paul Cardall, Olafur Arnalds, Helen Jane Long, Ludovico Einaudi, David Nevue, Brian Crain

Heartfelt piano compositions, lightly orchestrated with emotional and ethereal strings. Familiar if you love the music of artists like Ludovico Einaudi or movie theme composers like Thomas Newman and John Barry. 

I am always inspired by themes of nature, love and spirituality, so I expect this shows in my instrumental compositions. My hope is for all my music to be relaxing enough to calm a racing mind, yet exciting enough to induce creativity. 

Hi, I’m Marc Filmer, a pianist and composer and I’m pleased to announce the release of my new EP, entitled ‘Simple Living’. I’m a British born creative, now a naturalized US citizen, residing in Upstate New York and I’ve provided music to major clients, networks and agencies.

As a listener, I’m inspired by neo-romantic movie themes by composers like John Williams, John Barry and James Horner. I’m fond of instrumental music by Artists like Enya and I follow a similar philosophy of avoiding click-tracks in favor of a humanistic ebb and flow. 

Sign-up for my ‘New Album Release’ emails and receive the title track of ‘Simple Living’ for free, plus others. I plan on continuing to provide a free track from each new album to my subscribers while I build my fan list.

Thank-you for your interest… now please lend me your ears!

"Postcards" Album Released

posted 22 Jun 2017, 09:56 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 10:28 ]

"Postcards" Album
"Postcards" has been released! It's a collection of piano-driven instrumentals, with a light symphonic orchestration, consisting of soft strings and melodic flute. It fit's well into Neo-Classical, New-Age and Contemporary Instrumental playlists, so it's great to relax to.

The album is available to stream in full on my website and to receive a FREE MP3 of my favorite album track, please sign up to my 'new album' email list. You'll get another free track when the next album is released.

If you like what you hear and wish to purchase the album, please consider picking it up from my preferred web distributor, as you'll be supporting my future work to the fullest.

The cover image is of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, England. I took the photo on a visit with family and was struck by the timeless beauty of the street that Hollywood Director, Ridley Scott, made famous. 

Now, please allow me to send a few postcards to your ears.   Marc Filmer

Live on Pandora Internet Radio

posted 14 Sep 2016, 10:22 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 18:53 ]

Pandora
My debut release "Ethereal" has passed the submission process for Pandora Internet Radio and my artist station page is now live, here and in the permanent footer link 'Pandora' button below. For anyone who doesn't know what Pandora is, it's the most popular internet radio service in the US, Australia, New Zealand. I must also say that since learning about how Pandora works, I've become a massive advocate and I recommend it to everyone. I often listen to the 'New Age Solo Piano' station while I do a bit of housework (chuckle).

The 'music genome' process works so well and it seems superbly fair in focusing solely on the musical qualities over all over factors! How totally refreshing, unique and exciting! It's fabulous to hear artist Yiruma, followed by Film Composer Aaron Zigman, followed by a new artist I hadn't discovered yet. When you create stations (sort of like playlists) they acts as launchpads for similar music. It's little wonder that Pandora has become number one for internet radio, comes pre-installed in Blu-ray players, streaming devices and cars etc.

I submitted 'Message In A Bottle' as a sample of the album on July 28th, 2016 and it was approved on August 24th, 2016, so the process took a month (I've heard it can vary quite a bit). Here is what Pandora have to say about the 'Music Genome Project', quoted from an email correspondence:

"Each track is analyzed in the Music Genome Project using up to 450 distinct attributes before it plays on Pandora. This deeper review process does take time to ensure we are capturing the identity and qualities of each track that are relevant to the preferences of our listeners."

'Ethereal' went live and began playing on September 7th, 2016, so the whole process took 41 days from start to finish (in my case). The artwork might take a week or two longer to update in their system and I am waiting for Rovi to add biographical information and my artist photo (they supply this info to most streaming databases, including AllMusic.

It was interesting to read up on how my music was classified by the Music Genome Project on Marc Filmer Radio:

To start things off, we'll play a song that exemplifies the musical style of Marc Filmer which features new age aesthetics, an overall meditative sound, acoustic sonority, extended vamping and major key tonality.

According to Pandora, similar artists are: Richard Dillon, Toni Verde, Christine Bustos, Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet and Laura McMillan.

"Ethereal" Album Release

posted 7 Aug 2016, 14:28 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 06:52 ]

My debut Album "Ethereal" has been digitally released and is available now for purchase on itunes, amazon mp3  and google play. The tracks can also be streamed via spotify and iheart radio and in the coming weeks, I'll be releasing some music videos on YouTube featuring a 'player piano' style view. It's my hope that these videos will make for a relaxing viewing experience and also be useful to anyone wishing to actually play the tracks themselves on piano.

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