Piano Day 2017: Le Matin by Dominique Charpentier / by Sergio Díaz De Rojas

Artwork by Anna Salzmann

Artwork by Anna Salzmann

Influenced by other minimalist composers like Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi, French musician Dominique Charpentier releases Le Matin, a piano solo piece composed for this year's Piano Day, taken from his recently published EP L'attente.

As I listen to Le Matin, I can't help but picture myself waking up in my very own Parisian apartment in a cold winter morning. I get dressed, prepare a hot cup of coffee and drink it while looking at the sky and other rooftops from my window. Then, I go outside and walk down the streets of one the most romantic European cities, thinking about life as Jean-Jacques Rousseau would do in Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire, and daydreaming in an Amélie Poulain kind of way, to finally reach my destination, which can only be determined by listening to the rest of the EP, letting this story follow, like the Seine, its natural course.


Download and stream Le Matin and the rest of Charpentier's EP on Bandcamp.