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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.”

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Contributed Posts
Nov 23, 2020 Quantity Creates Quality
Nov 9, 2020 Five Notes
How the Pentatonic Scale Guided the Evolution of Contemporary Classical Music
Oct 26, 2020 Reconverted Musicians
How Working in a Different Art Field Shaped These Composers’ Music Uniquely?
Oct 12, 2020 When the Ear Meets the Eye
Music Composers Who Drew Inspirations From Visual Arts…
Sep 28, 2020 Music & Colours
How I Associate Colours to Music Vocabulary
Sep 14, 2020 A Day in the Life
Daily Creative Habits of the Most Well-Known Classical Composers
Aug 31, 2020 Music Is Everywhere
Different Forms of Music in Our Modern World
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?