Author Archives: nic paton


The Classic FM 1027 interview … from the shadow to the public space

I spoke to Kutlwano Masote of Classic 1027 this morning about the upcoming launch of “Valley Of The Shadow – Rites Of Loss”. Listen to the interview here:    Remember the days when we could […]

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Relief in Grief.

  We find ourselves in a season of stillness, bewildered and dumbstruck in an unexpected shadow. At this time, some are entering Easter or Pesach, to contemplate the mysteries of life and death, of slavery […]

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Grief Goes Mainstream

Scott Berinato, in Harvard Business Review, recently wrote: “Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about […]

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When words fail

Amidst the chaos, anxiety and fear of this time, the hope of a new way of living and relating is also dawning. Unprecedented outpourings of yearning, affection and empathy are everywhere. People are expressing their […]

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An Unexpected Shadow

A fortnight ago, I launched a musical project, “Nordic Nights”. Intended as a sort of musical travelogue of the North, I was surprized to discover what others heard in it. I intended a study in […]

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Nordic Nights: as the world falls silent, may this music speak

“Nordic Nights”, my 30th album, and the most enthralling project I have done in years, is now out on Munich-based Minds and Music. At it’s heart is a conversation between South and North, an interaction […]

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Microtension and more…

You want WHAT? Musical tension, but no melody or harmony? This was the approach used for Microtension and its creepy relative Mystery Underscores.  

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From Eerie to Airy: Dark and Light Afro Soundscapes

Double Album Bonus!  Dark Afro Soundscapes and Light Afro Soundscapes from Mama Dance cover both hemispheres of your emotional needs… from the deliciously dark to the uplifted light, from the eerie to the airy. It’s […]

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Pwang! A popup portfolio.

I’ve been writing music for visuals for the last 8 years, but only recently have I reviewed this and discovered upwards of 40 video pieces, from commercials to documentaries, where my music has been used. While […]

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¡Nueva música! The sounds of nature, South America style.

¡Hola! Out now – my all South American music collection (with Evolution Media Music) with charango, laúd, cuica, bandoneon. Expect trippy minor plucking, bustling forest percussion, mountain peak moments, and Tango accordion (super melancólico) in […]

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