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.

Simon work has attracted international acclaim, and has been described as “visionary and expressive”, “rich and surprising”, “beautiful music”, “intelligent”, “impressionistic”, “fresh”, “incredibly individual”, “masterful”, “delicate” from critics as varied as Ben Watson, Julian Cowley, International Piano, The Wire, Nick Luscombe, Massimo Ricci, Kyle McCallum, Gilles Peterson, Mr. Scruff, Fourtet, Peter Wockner, Robert Ratajczak and Robert D. Rusch.

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

3 new electroacoustic works for trombonist Matthew Gee will be released later in 2017 and Simon is currently composing a major new work for pianist Jesper Olsson which will be premiered in autumn 2018.

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.

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

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

 

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
Glasgow

 
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
COSMIC HARMONIC
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.