I received an e-mail by a French musician --- Eric Frontière not long ago. He told me that he had composed some Yiruma-inspired music and asked if I'd like to hear. I listened to one of his pieces, Twinkling Stars and I was instantly touched by his beautiful music!
Eric Frontière says:
" I'm a French pianist who started to share new piano compositions online a few month ago, after I accidentally heard two pieces of Yiruma : "May be" and "River flows in you". Of course I have a musical past, but I don't want to talk about here. I wanted to try to do something in the simple and nice mood Yiruma has.
A few days later, I created a YouTube account, wrote "Twinkling Stars" in one hour, recorded it and put it on an online video. Then, after receiving many nice comments from Yiruma's fans, I started producing several other piano pieces in the next days and weeks. In the last ones, I experienced programming other instruments, along with my piano, as the full orchestra you can hear in the central part of "Evocation of an Epic Day".
Evocation of an Epic Day
My aim is to touch people who see music with fresh ears and eyes, not on an intellectual side. I try to combine a simple, direct music, which speaks to the soul, with a smooth and rich piano arrangement. As my evocative titles can suggest, these music could easily be imagined to support a film scene or a video game. The central part of "Evocation of an Epic Day" is really a tentative to do a RPG-like music. My main video game music influence are Nobuo Uematsu, Koji Kondo, with a taste of Joe Hisaishi for anime music (check my "Awakening of Love"), and John Williams for orchestral film music. I recently put paying links to my sheet music and mp3, in the YouTube video info, for a cheap price that just makes me happy to continue doing what I already like to do!
All my pieces can be listened on my YouTube profile : SoulOFtheMAGICpiano and the sheets and mp3 can be found here: http://bit.ly/zhmcS1 "
-- Eric Frontière, musicien
" Eric's compositions are beautiful, melodious and touching. Each piece has its own special charm that influences the heart of the listeners. Eric, you sure have the talent. Keep up your good work! "