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[BadPanda025] Ben Stepner – Islands

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Today’s release will be probably the longest release ever on Bad Panda: 41 minutes and 20 seconds!
The ambient-drone track, published under an attribution (BY) license, is by Ben Stepner, a jazz pianist and composer from Newton, Massachusetts.
And you will be surprised listening his (reccommended) first album, Nineteen pieces for piano.

Ben Stepner – Islands [mp3] [ogg]

Creative  Commons License: CC-BY-3.0
The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-3.0

Ben Stepner is a composer and improviser currently completing a degree in jazz piano performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Ben has played concerts in Boston, New York City, Vermont, California, and South Africa. In 2007, Ben started his own record label, Pure Potentiality Records.

[official website]

Where do you live actually?

Boston. More specifically, Roxbury Crossing. Next year, I’m moving to Jamaica Plain and I’m going to spend a lot of time wandering around in the Arnold Arboretum.

What is the last thing you ate?

A side caesar at Uno’s.

Your addiction?

Biting my thumb.

One quote?

Each something is a celebration of the nothing that supports it. -John Cage

One movie?

The Maltese Falcon.

One song?

Tye Tribbett & G.A. – Can’t Let A Day Go By

One book?

Breathe! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing” by Thich Nhat Hanh

Favourite venue?

Jordan Hall

Favourite concert?

Miles Davis Quintet, Philharmonic Hall, NYC, Feb 12, 1964

Favourite place on earth?

Crystal Lake, Newton Center, Massachusetts

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?



Nineteen Pieces for Piano [2007] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Ode to N.E.C. [2008] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Memory of Breathing [2009] (Razors and Medicine)
Sleeping in the Forest [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Observing [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Reflections [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Lucid Dreaming [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Garden [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Ancient Forest [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Brook [2009] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Sky [2009] (Treetrunk Records)
Meditation [2010] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
Awareness [2010] (Pure Potentiality Records) [dl]
The Carroll A. Deering [2010] (Pure Potentiality Records)

Written by badpandarecords

11/05/2010 at 3:58 PM

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