New Sounds: 6th February 2016
“Solo” – Oliver Sadie
Oliver Sadie was one of the first musicians whose piano recordings I discovered when I joined SoundCloud a few years ago, and with whom I connected in those earlier days on SoundCloud.
Oliver has been a tremendous encourager to many pianist-composers online, and joined me in founding The Piano Cloud community. We’ve also met a few times, and he came to perform in a concert I organised here in the Milton Keynes – it’s been great getting to know him.
One aspect of Oliver’s musical development which has inspired many is his ability to provide a complete “package” – not simply great music, but also well played, beautifully recorded and packaged. These reveal the skills and dedication of a true professional, and it has been a pleasure to see over the years how his subsequent career as an upcoming award-winning media composer has developed.
An irony is that although Oliver has worked so hard to develop his career, his music comes easily and naturally. He is one of the most talented free improvisers I know of outside of jazz, effortlessly playing, recording and performing fully-formed piano works with the spontaneity that comes from genuine talent, and with an appeal that has naturally attracted a huge following.
“Solo” is a recent track in which Oliver returns to this simple ethos.
Follow: Oliver Sadie on SoundCloud