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Doug Thomas

Since founding NOOX — or North of Oxford St., a record label, production company and recording studio — in 2014, Doug has released numerous solo projects — including Short Stories, Vol. 1&2, and the triptych Angles, Cassiopeia and Shapes. For Ballades, he has collaborated with Piano & Coffee Co. as well as pianists Marta Cascales Alimbau, Manos Milonakis, Marek Votruba and Muriël Bostdorp. The Seasons is a collaborative homage to the music of Tchaikovsky; it features twelve pianists from around the world — including Simeon Walker, Garreth Broke and Dominique Charpentier. For Grace, he has collaborated with Sonder House and pianist/cellist Jesse Brown. Portraits, is another homage to his inspirations — and has been released in collaboration with Lonely Swallow and Affan. Studia is the first volume of a collection of contemporary piano études — released with the Italian label Blue Spiral Records (BSR) and featuring Angelo Villari. His latest release with the same label, Anxiety/Serenity (featuring the harp of Mary Dunsford), is a response to the situation that the world experienced in this first quarter of 2020, through the spread of the COVID-19.

As a writer Doug publishes articles, interviews and reviews, and is a contributor for Interlude as well as a guest writer on The Cross-Eyed Pianist and ArtMuseLondon.

“Music allows me to express ideas and feelings in a unique way. Each piece I compose is an attempt in finding balance between interest and beauty, within the limits of my own language and experience. I like the idea that music can provide us with an alternative to our daily life, whether it completes it or helps us take some distance from it.”

www.dougthomas.co.uk
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Contributed Posts
Aug 17, 2020 On Tradition & Innovation: The Case of Stravinsky
Aug 3, 2020 Primavera and the Seasons: How Nature Influences Music
Jul 20, 2020 What’s the Rush?
Jul 6, 2020 Why Bach Wrote the Rules and Debussy Broke Them All
Jun 22, 2020 Contemporary Music for Film: Three Great Soundtracks
Jun 16, 2020 My Beethoven by Doug
Jun 8, 2020 Patrons: Music as a Market
May 11, 2020 Musical Schizophrenia: Mr. Jekyll & Dr. Hyde
May 4, 2020 The Trigger of Serendipity
How Inspiration Arises
Apr 20, 2020 Is There a Keith Jarrett Blueprint?