French pianist and composer RIOPY has enormous depth to his work.
Real name Jean-Philippe Rio-Py, his deftness of touch lends a huge emotional impact, one that is suggestive, and so mysterious in its flow.
New album 'Tree Of Light' is out now, melding his work - focussed on the piano - with a disparate array of themes.
Central to all of this is his urge to make music a force for positive change in the world, with RIOPY commenting:
“It’s a call to humanity to fight – not the wars outside, but to fight the wars inside us. A wake up call. If we are all kind to each other, and kind and compassionate and nice to ourselves and each other, we will have a better chance to save ourselves and the planet.”
Album cut 'Ukiyo' is a deft, dazzling offering, open-ended in its creativity but driven by a huge sense of purpose.
Jonjo Lowe directs the visuals, helping to push RIOPY's work in a fresh direction.
A riveting watch, the pianist says simply: “The video for 'Ukiyo' is an ode to life...”
Watch it now.
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