New Arrangement of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" on YouTube!

Hello from grey and rainy NYC! 

The soundtrack from the video game "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has had me spellbound from right when I first heard it. Marcin Przybylowicz's score is incredibly rich musically, at times rhythmically hypnotizing and so exciting and at times hauntingly beautiful with its melancholic melodies and harmonies. I wanted to pay justice to it while finding the right tone on the piano so I got to work and wrote a medley of several different songs/melodies from the original soundtrack and formed it into a coherent song. It's my first medley and I hope you like it! :-) 

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Thank you for watching and listening! Have a great day, 

Salome

Two New Music Videos!

Hello everyone! 

Have you seen my two newest music videos on my YouTube channel Salome Piano? The latest one is of my arrangement of one of my very favorite sound track pieces: "Always with Me (Itsumo Nando Demo)" from the movie "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. This song is also on my latest album "Salichan" which is available on all major online retailers as well as in the "Store" of this website. I hope you like this video! :-)

The other one I released a few weeks ago is a collaboration with guitarist John Kiernan: it's a piano/guitar duo of the hauntingly beautiful Main Theme from the great video game "The Last of Us". Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you never want to miss a release! :-)

Music Video "Cohen's Masterpiece" surpassed 10'000 views on YouTube!

I just realized that my music video for "Cohen's Masterpiece" from the videogame BioShock surpassed 10'000 views on YouTube recently! SInce I'm a bit of a newbie on YouTube (just started uploading regularly a year ago), this is a big thing for me, haha, even though it might not be for other people. :-D
Thanks to anyone who watches my videos and listens to my music! If you like this, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel "Salome Piano"

PS: we shot this video as a "family matter" almost exactly one year ago in Bali, Indonesia, at a museum for classical and modern Balinese art. There were some strings and keys missing on the piano, and insects had nested inside, since it is basically standing outside in tropical climate all the time. Definitely a memorable shoot. :-P

New Album "Salichan" available now!

I hope everyone has started the new year 2017 well! 

The holidays and the beginning of this year have been a very exciting time for me, since my newest album "Salichan - The Ghibli Album" has released a month ago. It is now available on my website as a physical CD (signed or unsigned), as well as a digital download on all major music distribution sites like iTunes, Bandcamp, AmazonGoogle Play, and Spotify. 

I hope you enjoy it! 

New Music Video "Mountain Village"

Hello from Oslo, Norway, everyone! 

We just finished the Taylor Davis European Tour part 2 and I'm currently waiting for my flight back home. Yesterday I released a new music video on my YouTube channel: it's the piece "Mountain Village" from the beautiful score of the Studio Ghibli movie "The Tale of Princess Kaguya", composed by Joe Hisaishi. This piece is also going to be on my new album that is coming out on December 15th. You can pre-order the album (plus get some really fun exclusives) here.

New Video "My Neighbor Totoro"

Hello everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend. I uploaded my newest music video a few days ago on my YouTube channel; it's one of my very favorite songs from one of my very favorite movies (probably the first movie I saw when I was a little girl): the theme song from Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro". In honor of my upcoming Studio Ghibli piano album, I wanted to record and shoot a music video for the song that I recorded last year for my last album "PLAY". Hope you enjoy it! 

New Music Video "I Was Born for This" from the video game "Journey"

Today I released my latest music video: "I Was Born for This" from composer Austin Wintory's incredibly beautiful soundtrack for the equally beautiful indie game "Journey" that came out in 2012. 

Last year I commissioned this arrangement by my friend, composer Alex Weston, and recorded it for my album "PLAY - A Video Game and Anime Album" that was released in November 2015. Since I usually record my music videos live while shooting, this is a new recording of it, which, for the very first time, I recorded, edited, and mastered myself (I'm trying to be a bit more self sufficient now... ;-) )

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! 

New Music Video "Mephisto Waltz No.1" by Franz Liszt

A couple of weeks ago I was finally able to record and shoot one of my very favorite pieces from the classical piano repertoire: the first Mephisto Waltz by Franz Liszt. Every since I first heard the piece in my early teenage years, I've been in love with it! 

Once again, my fellow Swizzie Stephan Knuesel wonderfully shot the video in an amazing location high above the streets of Manhattan. I hope you enjoy it! 

New Music Videos (And Sneak Peek From The Upcoming New Album)!

Happy Friday! 

Recently, I've started writing more and more of my own arrangements and have found great joy in doing so. As I've announced a little while ago, I've been working on my next album, featuring all-Studio-Ghibli soundtrack music album, that's supposed to come out later this year. For the first time, this new album will contain many of my own arrangements, along with some other commissioned ones. I'm thrilled to be working on this wonderful music, and thrilled to show it to you when it's done. 

Last week, I finished my arrangement for the song "The Name of Life (Inochi no Namae)" from one of my all time favorite movies "Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)", and recorded and shot a video for it at my home. It's the first sneak peek for you guys of my new album; this track will be on the release! I'm so excited to show you; the original song is a wonderfully beautiful piece of music, and I've tried my best to capture the feel of it in my piano arrangement. I hope you like it! :-)

A couple weeks before that, I released another one of my own arrangements: "Dearly Beloved" from the hugely popular video game "Kingdom Hearts". I had gotten a bunch of requests to cover that song, so I tried my hand at it. :-)

In other news, I just got some very exciting news about upcoming performances, and will keep you posted! 

Have a great weekend!  

New Music Videos & Other Exciting Projects

Happy (almost almost) beginning of summer! 

Things are buzzing here: the weather has gotten wonderfully summery and warm here in NYC, just the way I like it, and I'm working on a bunch of really exciting projects. 

A new album is on the way!! And this one is very, very dear to my heart. It will be a collection of piano arrangements from Joe Hisaishi's incredible scores to Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli anime movies like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, etc. I've been a fan of those movies since I was little (My Neighbor Totoro was in fact one of the first movies I recall seeing as a child, and I have since seen it countless times), and the music from the movies brings me back to my childhood every time. I can't wait to share this recording with you when it's done! This time around I'll be adding some of my own arrangements to the mix, something I've just started doing and having a lot of fun with. 

Further, I've been commissioned for the very first time to write my own arrangement of a video game soundtrack piece, which will be featured on a video game music compilation album set to release in December this year! The album will be called "The 8-bit Time Paradox" and will feature 8 different game musicians and their covers of different game songs. I'm really excited to be working on this project and can't wait to show you my finished song! 

I've also started working on a few collaborations with fellow game musicians. I will update you on that very soon. :-) 

In the mean time, below are some of my latest music video releases. I hope you enjoy them!

Thank you for your support always. 

Salome

Latest Music Videos

Hi everybody! 

It's been a while since I've posted an update here! I haven't quite been inactive for all this time, though. In the meantime, I've been on European tour with YouTube violinist Taylor Davis, working on a new album, and of course, making music videos! Here are a few of the recent ones I posted on my YouTube channel

The latest one is something I'm very excited about. As you know, I always love to combine music with visuals, especially video art, and I chose to do so with this video. I recorded one of Edvard Grieg's Norwegian Folk Melodies op.66, "Jeg gaar i tusen tanker" ("I Wander Deep in Thought") and in the meantime projected Swiss video artist Annelies Strba's video art on the wall behind me: 

I did my very first recording of one of my own arrangements a little while ago: the opening titles of one of my favorite TV shows "Daredevil":  

"Alex's Melodies of Life" from my latest album PLAY:

New Music Videos on my YouTube Channel

Hello Weekend! 

I'm all packed and about ready to leave for California, where Taylor Davis and I are going to prepare for the European tour that we're going to embark on next week. But before that, I wanted to tell you about two new videos that I recently released on my YouTube channel! 

The first one is a video of "Cohen's Masterpiece" from the video game BioShock. I filmed it in Bali, Indonesia, at the beautiful Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art in Klungkung, Bali, with my family as film crew. :-) 

The newest one is a collaboration with my very talented Swiss filmmaker friend Stephan Knuesel. I've been wanting to show more of my musical roots and where I come from, so I chose a little gem from Felix Mendelssohn's cycle "Songs Without Words" for this video.