» A concert pianist with high ambitions, which are much greater than classical piano concerts. This is the kind of music you not only have to hear but to see. «
Mesmerising, orchestral, endlessly engaging, PIANO PARTICLES – the acclaimed musical project from composer, pianist and singer Steffen Wick – is, with its third album, about to enter its most exciting stage yet. Red, which follows Wick’s debut album White and its sequel Blue, will be the first record which puts vocals at its very centre.
Steffen Wick studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and Munich, and soon discovered an interest in exploring musical tapestries without the limits of style or aesthetics. From the moment PIANO PARTICLES was put on the map – a rich mix of post-classical, pop and electronica – the project has had a rewarding collaborative journey.
For the 3D animation movie Manou the Swift with Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe PIANO PARTICLES wrote several symphonic songs. In 2019 the film music was awarded the German Film Music Prize in the category »Best Music in Animated Film«.
PIANO PARTICLES has found itself in partnership with artists from the fields of video design, dance, cirque nouveau and scenography. Several prominent choreographers, including Marco Goecke, Eric Gauthier and Tarek Assam have provided thrilling interpretations of its music.
As a result of these innovative displays, PIANO PARTICLES has won a number of prestigious accolades, among which are the German Cultural and Creative Pilot Award, the Visual Music Award, and the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award. Along the way, PIANO PARTICLES has performed at some of Europe’s celebrated events and venues, most notably with the show Particles, a contemporary music-theatre-circus show at Friedrichsbau Varieté Stuttgart, for more than 50 nights. Now, with the new album Red, PIANO PARTICLES is about to launch its most bold, compelling and accessible work yet.