Fougère is the project of London based pianist and composer Jamie Norton. He has released the new track called “Movement” which is out now via . It is accompanied by a stunningly shot live performance video recorded at seminal London venue Printworks with award winning production company Pavillion (Dermot Kennedy, Sigrid).
Norton says: “Most of the pieces start out as a fragment of an idea on the piano. Sometimes I might be thinking about a very specific space/picture or emotion; about what the music might sound like there or how I can communicate a feeling. One of my sons loves to dance and I noticed he starting moving sometimes to this piece when walking into the room. If I played it too slow he stopped, if I played it too fast he did the same. I’ve always been interested in the idea that form should follow function and how this might be applied in music. It can help me simplify the process, did it make him want to dance? Yes or no.”
Watch it below and check a playlist from the London-based composer with tracks and artists which inspired his music.
Symbiosis, 2nd Movement: Largo – Andante – Maestoso – Largo, Pt.1 – Bill Evans. A piece of music I come back to time and time again. This Bill Evans performance, setting his trio within an orchestra arranged by Claus Ogerman is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard.
Spiegel im spiegel – Arvo Pärt, Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà. Arvo Pärt’s simply stunning minimalist piece.
Run Boy Run – Woodkid. I love how Woodkid visually represents his music. It really focussed the way I thought about the relationship between music and picture.
I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time – Bon Iver. Bon Iver has created some of the most incredible music for me and also varied his creative approaches. But I particularly love hearing his performance and piano playing on this cover.
An Ending (Ascent) – Remastered 2005 – Brian Eno. I love the fact that alongside Brian Eno’s hugely successful career not only in Roxy Music but also as a producer for some of the most successful artists and bands of all time he also created his ambient music. Referencing French composer Erik Satie’s concept of “furniture music”, the idea of music being part of the architecture and the decor of a place. Such a beautiful piece of music.