About Vision Of Sound

The Cross-Eyed Pianist:
Meet The Artist with
Composer Simon Vincent

“I am delighted to have been asked by Frances Wilson to contribute to her ‘Meet the Artist‘ blog.

You can read my reflections on music as well as some insights into how I started as a composer.

It is a wonderful website with so many insightful, illuminating articles and I’m sure you will enjoy her work.”

Vision Of Sound Records & Publishing was started in 1997 by composer and performer Simon Vincent to promote his contemporary classical and experimental music.

“Visionary and expressive”, “rich and surprising”, “incredibly individual”, “masterful compositions”, “an immersive experience”, Simon’s music has attracted praise and radio play from critics as varied as Fran Wilson, Lauren Redhead, Ben Watson, Julian Cowley, Nick Luscombe, Robert Hugill, Robert D. Rusch, Massimo Ricci, Gilles Peterson, Mr. Scruff, Fourtet, and has been reviewed in publications including The Wire, De:Bug, Knowledge Magazine, International Piano, Straight No Chaser, Dragon Jazz, Extranormal and Kudos.

Simon has been touring the newly released solo piano CD ‘Stations of the Cross’, which has received consistent praise from press and public alike.

Simon‘s unique work has led to appearances worldwide at the Tallinn Music Week, TechFestival Copenhagen, Erased Tapes Sound Gallery, Glastonbury Festival, Akademie der Künste (Berlin), ICA London, Club Transmediale (Berlin), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt), Visiones Sonoras (Mexico City), Making New Waves (Budapest), Q-02 Brussels, as well as on Resonance FM, BBC Radio 3, Ministry of Sound Radio and FM4-Austria among many others.

Having recently completed a commission from RPO Principal trombonist Matthew Gee for 3 electroacoustic miniatures, BBC Radio 3’s Nick Luscombe, The Richard Wagner Museum’s Amor Mundi Festival, as well as Bayreuth Blättert 2019, Simon is currently composing a substantial new work for piano and electronics to be premiered in 2020.

With CD and Hi Resolution Digital Downloads already available, other products such as scores and articles will be coming soon.

Please get in touch to be put on our mailing list or for any further questions.


Electroacoustic Improvisations

This is a very special release indeed on Vision Of Sound Records.

Stirfry (1993-1996) was an experimental electro/acoustic trio based in Norwich that constantly challenged many of the accepted rules and boundaries of free, improvised music-making at that time by way of its openness to sampling, melody and rhythm just as much as more experimental approaches to sound.

It featured Colin Brady (percussion), Dave Pullin (soprano and sopranino saxophones) and Simon Vincent (piano, synthesizer and live electronics), and in its brief yet intense history surprised – it’s more than fair to say – audiences at some of the UK’s leading improvised music events in Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, London and of course Norwich itself.

This studio recording made in 1995 allows the listener a unique and focused window into the pacing, energy and above all detail of just some of the vast canvas of Stirfry’s soundworld.

This release is dedicated to the memory of Colin Brady (1960-2021) and his breath-taking approach to sound and invention.

Dear All,
As ever, I hope this post finds you well under the circumstances.
The music continues of course but in a different way, and I thought it would be nice to start 2021 with a gentle collaborative track with German producer and dj Charles Petersohn.
Charles has a unique way of composing, combining and producing highly atmospheric music, and there is no better example than this piece, evocatively titled “once upon a time in vienna“. We hope you like it.
Stay safe and hope to see you all soon.

Vision Of Sound Records’ latest mini release release Self Portrait Nr. 1 – With Ancestors June 2020 finds Simon Vincent clearing a path to hearing “un-called-upon voices… un-remembered stories.”

A powerful and necessary self-portrait for these times.

Vision Of Sound Records’ autumn 2019 release The Occasional Trio Live In Berlin features The Occasional Trio in explosive form recorded over two nights at the Schlot Jazz Club in Berlin.

Their finest, most dynamic music to date, it is available from 18th October 2019, and you can pre-order the CD album here.

In collaboration with Steingraeber & Söhne Piano Makers in Bayreuth, I have been exploring the sound world of their marvelous pianos, including the recent Transducer Grand Piano.

You can see the results of this and many other exciting innovations here.


Due to the on-going corona virus pandemic, and for the health and safety of all concerned, many concerts have either been cancelled or postponed.

Please do check back for regular updates.

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.


18th December 2020
The Occasional Trio
Kühlspot Social Club
Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

29th September 2020
The Occasional Trio
Schlot Jazz Club

25th February 2020
The Occasional Trio
Schlot Jazz Club

20th December 2019
Palais de Mari (Morton Feldman, 1986)
Simon Vincent: Solo Piano
All Saints Church
Nettleham, Lincolnshire

PLEASE NOTE: 5:15pm Start

3rd September 2019 The Occasional Trio Album Launch Schlot Jazz Club Berlin Germany 5th September 2019 The Occasional Trio Album Launch Orania Berlin Germany

10th August 2019 
The Tears That Bless The Ashes
for Electronics & Double Bass
Bayreuth Blättert

9th April 2019 The Occasional Trio Kunstfabrik Schlot Berlin Germany

8th April 2019
Mac N’ Bass
Back From Space
Madame Claude


29th March 2019
Tom Arthurs & Simon Vincent
Live Real-Time Sound Sculpture

22nd February 2019
Simon Vincent (Solo Piano)
All Saints Church

11th January 2019
Ten Trees Conversations Part 2
Tumi Mogorosi (Drums) & Simon Vincent (Piano)
Steingraeber Haus

12th January 2019
Dis/sonance: Exhibition & Performance

Photography by Maxim Zimmerman (Green Vessoff)
Music by Simon Vincent (Solo Piano)

27 November The Occasional Trio Live @ the Schlot Berlin

21 September
Autumn Revelations

Out now on Vision Of Sound Records

10th July
Presentation of a New Work for MUSICITY
Commissioned & Curated by Nick Luscombe
Musicity London Live
Erased Tapes Sound Gallery

6th April
130701 / FatCat Records
& Japan Sound Portrait Night
Tallinn Music Week

Simon’s scores are now available from the 
Vision Of Sound Shop.

23th March
Works for Solo Piano & Electronics
Alte Schmiede

13th March 2018
The Occasional Trio
Schlot Jazz Club

12th March 2018
Mac N Bass
Madame Claude

28th February 2018
La Mia Coppa Trabocca
Works for Solo Piano & Electronics
Almedalen Library

14th December 2017
Spectral appearances in the world of music.
Lecture & Solo Performance

23rd October 2017
Mac N Bass presents:
Random Lamp Field Aesthetics
Madame Claude

5-7th September 2017
Lena von Geyso, Sophie Tassignon, Simon Vincent


In a work curated by Lena von Geyso and commissioned by Tech Festival 2017, Sophie Tassignon and Simon Vincent will give electroacoustic interpretations of cyberfeminist texts and manifestos. More details soon.

15th August
Simon Vincent
Stations of the Cross for Solo Piano (2016)
St. Mungo’s

Continuing on from the successful solo piano tour earlier this year, Simon will be performing Stations of the Cross in the stunning St. Mungo’s in August. Please do come along.
In the meantime, you can read reviews of the work from International Piano, The Wire, Avant Music News and many more here.

18th July
Mac n’ Bass
with special guests
Devin Gray & Brad Henkel
Café Tasso, Berlin, Germany

Roland Fidezius (electric bass and live effects) and Simon Vincent (live electronics) will be returning briefly to planet Earth, having been buffeted along the way by the strange winds of B3109 Trump-X2, Delta Brexit7, and 43-Tory Mayhem Theta.
To commemorate this very special summer return, they have picked up 2 colleagues Brad Henkel (trumpet) and Devin Gray (drums)
and together, for one night only, they will present you with examples of the finest cosmic rock and stellar dust. Do join them.

29th May
The Occasional Trio 2nd Anniversary Concert
B-Flat, Berlin, Germany

On the 29th May The Occasional Trio will be celebrating its 2nd Anniversary.

In its short time together, The Trio, along with wonderful the craft and talent of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner, has already received praise from BBC Radio 3, Cadence Magazine, Longplay, Jazz And Beyond, and Jazz FM among many others.

Known for its dynamism and interplay, The Occasional Trio’s last concert of 2016 in the Schlot saw it reach new heights and the 29th May brings us back to the B-Flat in Mitte, where it all began back in May 2015.

3rd April – 20th May
Simon Vincent
Stations of the Cross
Solo Piano & CD Release Tour

Starting in London on 3rd April, the tour will see Simon performing in Churches, Cathedrals and other venues throughout the UK.

Please click here for further details.


Simon Vincent / Vision Of Sound Records
PMC Key Client

Vision Of Sound is delighted to listed as a key client of PMC Monitors & Loudspeakers, having used their wonderful hi-end products exclusively since 2000.

Further details can be found here.

Stations of the Cross for solo piano.
The new composition by Simon Vincent

CD release and solo piano tour coming soon.


Tom Arthurs & Simon Vincent
Real-time Sound Sculpture Vol. 1
Available from 7th October 2016

Focusing on extreme detail and attention to the dynamics of sound, Tom Arthurs and Simon Vincent present this new album of stunning real-time sound sculptures, recorded in Berlin in 2015.

You can purchase the album as CD directly through us, or as digital download in our online shop.

Simon Vincent’s
The Occasional Trio

Opening Lines

The Occasional Trio’s stunning début album Opening Lines on Vision Of Sound Records is now on sale.

Here are the latest reviews:
“Vincent has written some lovely tunes and plays them with a Debussy-like tension and style which may suggest Bill Evans but without the harmonic overlay. More please.”
Robert D. Rusch, Papatamus, Cadence Magazine

“Future/memory jazz full of dynamism, melody and groove. Masterful compositions intimately performed. Beautiful music.”
Nick Luscombe BBC Radio 3 Late Junction / FlomotionRadio

“Dynamic… sublime… refreshing… occasionally too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
Peter Wockner, Jazz and Beyond

“Layers of great sensitivity… captivating… vast shimmering piano impressionism… unique sensitivity for sound.”
Robert Ratajczak, Longplay

“A pianist with a delicate touch… lyrical, extremely evocative music… propulsive and vigorous… exquisite.”
Pierre Dulieu, Dragon Jazz

You can purchase the album here.

See videos of their fantastic Album Launch Concert on 12th May at the Schlot in Berlin here.