"Heaven Sent" EP Released!

posted 5 Oct 2019, 05:38 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 5 Oct 2019, 05:42 ]

Heaven Sent

My new mini-album Heaven Sent is now available to purchase or stream in your favorite major online retailers and streaming services. "Leap of Faith" was inspired by images of a fall wedding and "Just Believe" continues with a warm, sentimental tone.

"Stargazer" paints a scene of a romantic couple, looking to space on a rooftop garden, with fairy-lights all around and a warm blanket. "Kaleidoscope", has a rather nostalgic vibe that gives way to a wave of melancholic, while revisiting the rich colors of the past. "Chances" furthers that slightly sad feeling; the examining distant memories - people and places that once brought us pleasure, but now gone, are a source of pain. "Curtain Call" has a Broadway or Vaudeville inspired, retro vibe, harking to the century-old theater days.

The first six tracks on the release are the piano & strings versions and the solo piano versions follow directly afterwards. I hope you enjoy listening and if you find the music relaxing, all the better.

BOUQUET OF DAYDREAMS album trailer released...

posted 5 Jul 2019, 10:46 by Marc Filmer   [ updated 5 Jul 2019, 10:46 ]

BOUQUET OF DAYDREAMS

I’d like to introduce my latest music release, “Bouquet of Daydreams”, featuring six new instrumental tracks. Each track includes the solo piano rendition and also a piano & strings version, which I’ll be releasing on Youtube weekly as music videos. Subscribe to my channel and check back every Friday at 9am pacific, noon eastern and 5pm in the UK.

The first track, “Morning Glory” evokes images of morning dew, the breaking of dawn and the fresh start of a new day. “New Expectations” suggests pastoral scenes after the harvest, or perhaps the personal re-invention of beginning again. “Never Apart” describes the eternal romance of a sweet lovers embrace. “Childhood Memories” might remind you of the promises of youth and picnics in the sun. “Remembering You” is full of bittersweet nostalgia; memories of moonlight talks and twilight walks. “The Circle” suggests the cyclical changing of seasons and the metamorphosis of natures beauty.

While creating some of these instrumental pieces, I began watching ‘The Darling Buds of May’, a TV Drama show from my childhood. The digital cover artwork is based on a photograph by Simon Coulson, who is the current owner of "Darling Buds Farm". I’d like to thank Simon for kindly permitting it’s usage.

Privately wandering the pathways of my mind, where thought and fantasy become reality. Lucid dreams that fulfill wishes, whilst indulging on the reflections of distant memories. Electrical storms of creativity fire and parallel futures bloom, quickly to wilt, like the flowers of the mind. 

"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....

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS for my email subscribers  |  SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel



"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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