For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016

"PIANO 3" 


“A restrained but warm blend of spare, classically influenced pieces with just enough pop sensibility to make them shimmers in its minimalist strokes.”
—Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“The music is beautiful, hypnotic and addictive...I’m putting together plans to feature it prominently in an episode of my program soon." 
—Brad Cresswell, WGTE & WFMT Radio Network

“Very cool music...I love this piano etude I’m listening to as I write this....I’m reminded of bits of [Steve] Reich, [Philip] Glass, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins and Radiohead, intertwined with an aching longing and lots of integrity.”           
—Vernon Reid, Living Colour

Album cover; Photo credit: Brad Paris

Album cover; Photo credit: Brad Paris

Brooklyn-based composer and pianist Andrew Shapiro's new album Piano 3 is set for release on June 24. Recorded in New York over the past year, the album was created with Philip Glass producer/musical director Michael Riesman.

Shapiro's cinematic piano track Mint Green from Numbers, Colors and People (2009) has been streamed Pandora over six million times. The follow up to Mint Green, Royal Purple begins the new album.

Performance highlights include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), TEDx, Bard college, New Fall Festival (Dusseldorf), Joe's Pub, Gracie Mansion, Bargemusic, Exit Festival (Serbia), and the Wordless Music Series at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.

Keywords: ambient, minimalist, melancholy, post-classical, ethereal, contemporary classical

Similar to: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dustin O’Halloran, Max Richter, Philip Glass

For more information, contact Carly Salaman at Airbox Music Publishing, LLC: +1 (917) 327-6631