MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 02-25-2014

Tiago Videira Releases New LP 'Toy Portugal'

Bookmark and Share
Email: smccauley@mondotunes.com
Website: http://www.mondotunes.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

The European composer known as Tiago Videira has released his new LP album, titled, “Toy Portugal.” The record is comprised of 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. A vivid, endlessly creative and remarkable record, “Toy Portugal” is a classical music album unlike any that has come before it.

“Toy Portugal” is music largely composed for and performed on an actual child's piano – a toy piano –
though it does not represent the only instrumentation on the record. The sound is part harpsichord, part music box, and through it many of Videira's compositions inspire images of dreams, fantasies, circuses and makeshift playgrounds amid the bustling, winding streets of Portugal.

“Toy Portugal is a soundtrack of my past.,” writes the musician. “All these pieces are highly evocative and programmatic and they are associated with sounds, places, people and memories of my childhood in Portugal. In a certain way I’m re-living my own history and using a toy piano as my voice, to create my own folklore.”

That the album is a work of great character strikes the hearer instantly. That it is the lovingly constructed art of a genius also becomes plain in short order.

“This set of pieces was a very personal project that lasted from 2010 to the end of 2013,” Videira continues, “and it was all conceived by myself. I conceived all the pieces and arrangements, I’ve interviewed and recorded the persons telling the stories, I performed, mixed and mastered all the materials.”

“Toy Portugal” has been concurrently released with a songbook, also, which supplies fellow players with sheet music. In addition to piano, Tiago Videira has been playing guitar and flutes since the age of 15. The toy piano, which is (severely) limited to two octaves and physically fragile beneath the hands of an adult, is a recent addition to his talents.

Videira writes of his goals with “Toy Portugal:” “I hope I have achieved a very enjoyable repertoire, suited for the international market, with an 'exotic and ethnic' flavor and at the same time amusing and fun to play. I invite also the listeners to buy the musical score and try to play it. It’s also an invitation for them to see the toy piano as a musical resource and as a serious instrument.”

“Toy Portugal” is available for listening and as sheet music online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail -

tiago.videira@gmail.com

Website -

http://tiagovideira.com

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Darrell Cole's "Swahili" Fights Negative African Stereotypes

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint, Never Marilyn Monroe!

China Arts Foundation International 2015 New Year's Concert

EVENTIDE UPDATES TIMEFACTOR WITH NEW LOOPER

The New Black 7 Release "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" EP

Indie Act Automatik Eden Garner Rave Reviews For Both EP And Video With Their New Release "Gold To Straw"

Luna Sopor Releases Second Album - Cobalt - Rock

EVENTIDE ANNOUNCES H9 MAX



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Ole Receives Indie Publisher Of The Year Award From AIMP
» EVENTIDE UPDATES TIMEFACTOR WITH NEW LOOPER
» [PIAS] Agrees Deal With Ipecac Recordings
» Award-Winning Documentary Film Featuring Top Drum And Bugle Corps Presents Unique Fundraising Opportunity
» Discover Underground Music On Skunk Radio Live
» ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement
» Digital Musical Holiday Cards Are All The Rage, And Live365 Has The Solution
» China Arts Foundation International 2015 New Year's Concert
» MATCHSTICKMEN STAND UP TO BULLYING WITH CHARITY SINGLE
» John Fogerty Statement About Current Lawsuit


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Is Nashville's New "It" City Status Threatening Its Musical Roots?
» The Connect Sessions: An Extravaganza Presented By SPIN And Powered By Microsoft
» BMG Signs Worldwide Rights Management Deal With Chinese Music Company Giant Jump
» CMA Gives Snapshot Into Music Discovery Behavior
» How To Manage Your Talent: FIVE Realistic Tips For Success
» Executive Wach: Villanova University School Of Law, Mozart's Estates Theatre, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music Group, HighVolMusic, New West Records
» PRS Guitars Amps Up 30 Years Of Manufacturing
» Spotify Overtakes ITunes In Europe For Kobalt
» Incisors Break Through The Dawn With Their Debut Album On Nov. 28
» The First Chinese Rock Exhibition Launched In Beijing
» CIAM Congress Meets In Nashville To Discuss Music Copyright In The Digital Age
» The Modern Musical Magi Of Beijing

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.