Born and raised in the French countryside, RIOPY began to teach himself the piano at an early age when he discovered an abandoned instrument. Without access to printed scores, he began to compose music in his head. His international career began when he moved to London at the age of 21.
His unique, rhythmically-driven approach to performing his own compositions soon brought him to the attention of the piano firm Steinway & Sons, which named RIOPY a Young Steinway Artist. Read more about RIOPY.
New Single: Meditation
As I am an avid meditator, I wanted to make a piece of music specifically designed to help shut down the mind and increase a relaxed state of being. “Meditation” is a solo piano track based on one single repetitive note, which helps to bring listeners in to a state of meditation – the purpose is to focus on this note while the melody comes in to the right and left of this note. I hope this piece brings stillness in to the lives of my listeners.
RIOPY was recently commissioned by Peugeot to compose a song that could be interpreted by a car. He also features in the ad itself by getting in the driving seat to play the longest musical score in the world, with his ‘precision instrument’ – the new Peugeot 508. This new score which covers 1,890m of racetrack and contains 190 musical notes, is a unique ephemeral piece, enhanced by a live orchestra who are sat at the side of the race track.
His new EP Le Rêve D’une Note includes both a full length and piano version of the song from the ad as well as a special new composition Meditation 22, a 22-minute track that can be used alongside a session of meditation.
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