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Paul Hankinson



Releases:

Dear Emily     (29.11.2019)
Echoes of a Winter Journey (VINYL)     (12.10.2018)
Echoes of a Winter Journey     (08.12.2017)

Genre: instrumental
Web: http://hankinsonmusic.com
MySpace: https://www.facebook.com/hankinsonmusic/
E-Mail: hankinsonmusic@gmail.com

"Echoes of a Winter Journey" . Inspired by Schubert

This is music of memory. Music for lying on the floor at midnight. Contemplative, melancholy, fragile, beautiful.

For Paul Hankinson, creating a solo piano album felt like going home. "It took me a while to realise that the simplicity of the piano, the gentle familiarity of that emotional landscape I've been exploring my whole life, is enough. There is music in silence too, in the in-betweens."

 

 





News

18.06.2020    

Out now:

Paul Hankinson

new video "Will no one guide a little boat"




17.01.2020    

Paul Hankinson

New video "HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS"
from the album "Dear Emily"




17.12.2019    

Paul Hankinson

New video "The Revery Alone"

from the album "Dear Emily", released November 29, 2019




29.11.2019    

Out now:

Paul Hankinson

Dear Emily
CD 4683
file under: neo classical/iano
release November 29, 2019

order from amazon.de

Dear Emily" opens the rare interstices between poetry and music, lets the silence sound and gives space to the thought.
"Dear Emily" is a poetic play between the lines. The second solo album of the pianist Paul Hankinson revolves around the life and work of another artist, as does his much-noticed first album. The title reveals the source of inspiration: "Dear Emiliy" deals with the life and work of Emily Dickinson. This in turn is one of the most important American poets of the 19th century. Paul Hankinson devotes himself to her in a very personal and sensitive way, so his album can almost be understood as private correspondence based on a deep mutual understanding, in the manner of an inner kinship. Emily Dickinson was afraid of people all her life, lived in seclusion and created a poetic counter-world in her poems. But her lonely lifestyle also included a piano and music. Paul Hankinson now explores the significance of the piano for the poet's life and work. His pieces, like her poems, revolve around the great everlasting themes of love, nature, time and infinity. What appealed to him, according to Paul Hankinson, was the timeless topicality, their essence was incredibly modern, relevant and in the present. All compositions on "Dear Emily" have lines by Emily Dickson as their title - they open up the inner essence of her art without having to be familiar with her work. With his compositions, Paul Hankinson creates resonant spaces for Emily Dickson's poems, allows what lies between the lines to sound, sets to music what we can only guess, and gives poetry a sound.




16.10.2018    

Out now:

Finally out on vinyl!

Paul Hankinson

Echoes of a Winter Journey
LP
file under: neo classical
VÖ 12.10.2018

Order from amazon.de

15.12.2017    

Paul Hankinson

"Augenblick" - official music video

Video filmed and produced by Thomas Loos & Wolfgang Loos - Traumton Filmproduktion

taken from the album

Echoes of a Winter Journey

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08.12.2017    

Out now:

Paul Hankinson

Echoes of a Winter Journey
CD 4650
file under: new classical
release December 8, 2017


Order from amazon.de


"Echoes of a Winter Journey" . Inspired by Schubert

This is music of memory. Music for lying on the floor at midnight. Contemplative, melancholy, fragile, beautiful.

For Paul Hankinson, creating a solo piano album felt like going home. "It took me a while to realise that the simplicity of the piano, the gentle familiarity of that emotional landscape I've been exploring my whole life, is enough. There is music in silence too, in the in-betweens."






Biography

Paul Hankinson is an australian pianist, composer, arranger and songwriter currently based in Berlin.

Having discovered the piano at the age of three, Paul’s childhood was filled with music and creativity. A life-long love affair with classical music began in his teenage years and he went on to graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium with the University Medal.
It was classical music which initially took him to Berlin although once there he strayed from the path and began writing theatrical symphonic pop songs, culminating in the release in 2011 of his album “Montmorensy – Writ in Water” (Traumton) to critical acclaim.

Paul has worked with artists as wonderful and diverse as Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Damian Rebgetz, Fiora, Katharine Mehrling, Cusch Jung and Siobhan Stagg. His song “Human Race” (performed by Fiora) was recently featured in the German film “Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid”.

As composer, pianist and musical director he has worked in theater (Münchener Kammerspiele, Hebbel Am Ufer, Gessner Allee, Neuköllner Oper, Bar Jeder Vernunft, Pfalz Theater, Brisbane Powerhouse) and film (including live silent film soundtracks for the Australian Cinémathèque) as well as creating music for his own concerts and recordings.

He has written arrangements for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival and the Berlin Comedian Harmonists. As a Signature Artist for online sheet-music store Musicnotes he arranges piano covers of popular songs for digital download.

2017 sees the release of his solo piano album “Echoes of a Winter Journey” (Traumton). He aspires to make music which can be of use in people’s lives, providing a moment of peace or empathy, of beauty, melancholy or joy, a moment of humanity, of connection.

On the wall above his desk is a sign which reads “Who is it for?”





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