ONE OF TODAY'S MOST STREAMED PIANISTS JOEP BEVING CONCLUDES HIS TRILOGY OF RECORDINGS WITH NEW ALBUM HENOSIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUCED FOR JUNE
Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving releases his third album, Henosis today on Deutsche Grammophon – the album marks the final volume in a trilogy of albums that comprises Beving's debut album Solipsism and his sophomore album Prehension. This album also marks the end of an intensely personal four-year spiritual and philosophical exploration for the acclaimed composer/pianist.
"This is my journey, and my search for understanding," says Beving, who found fame in 2015 with his self-made debut album and contemplative, atmospheric style.
Today he is one of the most streamed pianists in the world – his first two albums, Solipsism and Prehension, have been wildly successful with around 230 million streams, including 45 million for his single "Ab Ovo."
On Henosis, Beving continues his minimalist and at times romantic style of writing, while at the same time exploring new territory. The new album begins where its predecessor Prehension left off, with the warm intimate sound of the Schimmel piano he inherited from his grandmother. With the help of producer Gijs van Klooster and through collaborations with Cappella Amsterdam, Echo Collective and Maarten Vos, Beving opens up new musical worlds using orchestral and electronic sounds alongside the familiar piano.
The final chapter in the trilogy is an expansive double album, whose 22 tracks draw listeners in and lead them from the calm, contemplative "Into The Dark Blue" to the otherworldly "Klangfall." Beving's quest is based on "a genuine longing for truthfulness and for existential essence." "We're all part of one thing, we're all connected," he adds. "And so we need to love ourselves, each other, and this world we inhabit."
Since 2017, Joep Beving has toured globally with sold out shows in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and across Europe. He has made several festival appearances including Big Ears, ADE, Haldern Pop, Brighton and Burning Man – where he gave a spine-tingling performance beneath an extraordinary light display.
Following his extensive solo tours, Beving will now return to North America in June for a series of shows in Washington, New York and Toronto – concluding with the Montreal Jazz Festival on June 29th.