AFTER 60 MILLION GLOBAL STREAMS OF DEBUT ALBUM, JOEP BEVING RELEASES PREHENSION ON DG
NEW ALBUM RELEASED ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON: 7 APRIL 2017
Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving's second album Prehension will be released on April 7 on Deutsche Grammophon. In advance of the release comes a short film by Iranian-Dutch artist Rahi Rezvani that captures Joep's distinct musical world.
Joep says of this video, "I met Rahi Rezvani by chance some years ago. Little did I know then that this encounter would result in the great collaboration we have today. It is a privilege to work with someone who manages to translate my musical world into images and stories so seamlessly."
Beving has become a one-man success story – writing, recording and releasing his debut album Solipsism (now available digitally on DG), which has been streamed nearly 60 million times globally. Joep's delicate melodies instantly struck a chord with listeners when tracks from the album first appeared on streaming music playlists alongside the likes of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. "I call it ‘simple music for complex emotions,'" says Joep, summing up its universal appeal. "The world is a hectic place right now and I feel a deep urge to reconnect on a basic human level with people in general. Music as our universal language has the power to unite."