Simon Reich has been playing piano since he was 6 years old. At lessons, he quickly realised that he was much more attracted to composing his own tunes than reading notes from a page. Simon has played in live bands all his life & honed his skills both in composing & musicianship in front of live crowds. Because music was such a part of his life, Simon composed new tunes on a daily basis, beautiful these were often forgotten or discarded after a few days. That all changed with the advent of home recording & now this music can be captured & presented to you. The tunes he records are almost all composed as improvised piano beginnings. They are then fleshed out later with orchestration of various instruments. Having so many sounds via synthesizers, has made backing up these wonderful piano tunes a task Simon has really enjoyed & it certainly adds emotion to the final product. This isn‘t to say they aren‘t beautiful tunes to begin with, but there is something about an orchestra that really tugs on the heart strings & draws out an emotional response. I‘m confident Simon Reich‘s music will bring you hours of inspirational listening & is sure to soothe your soul in the process. Enjoy!
A lot has happened in the 15 months since Simon first posted on Soundcloud & began to reach a worldwide audience. As of today, he has had 183,767listens on his site & attracts 934 followers. A guide to some of Simon's recent musical achievements include: Peoples choice award in top 25 tracks Smithsonian Remix competition. Songwriting award on Beta Monkey music website. Two awards in GW Scores film music competitions. The Piano Cloud best tracks of 2013 selection. Simon's music is used at University of Western Australia, in emotional responses experiments. Simon is a blog author, music reviewer & an administrator of "The Piano Cloud" group which is a worldwide organisation made up of currently over 600 members.