UK based composer & pianist Joe Alexander Shepherd’s debut album ‘Dimensions’ out today
September 29, 2023 BY Emma Orland
Today rising UK contemporary classical composer & pianist Joe Alexander Shepherd has released his debut album Dimensions via label Nettwerk.
Dimensions is a collection of Shepherd’s favourite songs, composed since he was 17-years old and inspired by the beautiful nature of the North of England. The concept of the whole record is for each musical compositions to take the listener on a different transitional journey throughout time. The album features some of his most popular tracks, such as ‘Beautiful Girl’, ‘Amore’, and ‘Spaces’.
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Joe Alexander Shepherd is a composer and pianist from York (UK) and a graduate from Paul McCartney’s acclaimed Academy of Music in Liverpool. Writing and composing music since he was 15-years old, Shepherd mixes modern contemporary-classical with subtle touches of atmospheric melancholy. The piano has always been in the heart of his songs, adding his own unique twist with textural synths to bring the simplistic and minimalistic melodies to life.
In his recent compositions, Shepherd has delved into his own unique melancholy writing style, taking inspiration from Ludovico Einaudi, Patrick Hamilton, Dustin O’Halloran and beyond. Having released two previous EPs, Time (2018) Reflections (2022), his debut album Dimensions sees Shepherd continuing to expand and mature as a musician.
Some highlights of his work include the music for various advertising campaigns such as UEFA’s World War One Truce video starring footballers Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney & Gareth Bale to name a few, Rugby Football Union (RFU), BBC1, BBC2, Land Rover and “We Rise”, a moving piece written for the viral short video Italia, by filmmaker Oliver Astrologo, and a love letter to the country that was so badly affected by the Covid19 virus in 2020.
Joe Alexander Shepherd will be playing a special album launch party at Shoreditch Treehouse in London, UK on 30th September. Tickets available HERE.