Sunday Sounds: 29th November 2015
Ashot Danielyan: “Flow”

One of my favourite things during my time running the Piano Cloud group was setting up musical challenges for members, aimed at stimulating our musical juices. The challenges led to many of the group members producing their best work, and it’s a joy to me that my successor with the Piano Cloud, Simon Reich, has maintained this excellent tradition.

Ashot Danielyan is one of my favourite artists on SoundCloud – a composer whose ambient music is always imaginative and creative, and whose expression is well attuned to the human spirit. I find it remarkable that he produces new, highly professional music on a weekly basis, and continues to exhibit variety and originality in his work.

“Flow” was composed for the latest Piano Cloud challenge, as Ashot explains:

“I’ve improvised this piece for the “Odd Time Signature Challenge” of The Piano Cloud community in Facebook. The goal of the challenge was to create a piano piece with an odd time signature, for example 5/4 or 7/8 etc. I’ve used a combination of two odd time signatures: 5/8 and 5/16. Also I’ve played a middle relaxing part in a free style (without using a combination of 5/8 and 5/16).”

Follow: Ashot Danielyan on SoundCloud

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Andrew Eales

Andrew Eales is a pianist, writer and teacher based in Milton Keynes UK. He runs a successful independent teaching studio and music education business, Keyquest Music.

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