“Porte Harmonique”

New Sounds:  16th January 2016
Mathias Schmitt: “Porte Harmonique – Les Fugues Fantômes – 2015”

Born in Lyon in 1977 , Mathias Schmitt discovered the piano at the age of 5, and followed a classical education to the age of 15. He then met Armand Reynaud , Harmony Professor of Jazz Conservatory of Lyon, who introduced him to improvisation.

He now performs regularly in piano bars and various other places, following his belief in:

“continuous improvisation, punctuated by nods to jazz standards and other tunes buried in our imaginations.”

I am very fond of the harmonic progression that forms the backbone of this piece, and I love the way that Mathias develops this motif into something so emotionally engaging. I hope you enjoy it just as much!

Follow: Mathias Schmitt on SoundCloud

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Andrew Eales

Andrew Eales is a pianist, writer and teacher based in Milton Keynes UK, where he runs Keyquest Music - his successful independent music education business, private teaching practice and creative outlet.

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