Somewhere between minimalism and néo-classical movement, inspired by Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Philip Glass and Michael Nyman, Vivian Roost is a Franco-Swiss international classical training pianist, composer and producer.
Vivian Roost has taken part over more than 10 years in several audiovisual, theater projects and has composed for many artists. He is one of the songwriters behind the biggest selling French artist, ZAZ, who scored a double diamond record in France and sold over 3,4 million copies worldwide.
After his first EP Un autre monde and his first album Départ, well acclaimed by his international public, Vivian Roost released his second album The Seasons the 21 of march 2019, beginning of the spring season.
Inspired by haikus written by japanese poet as Bashō, Issa, The Seasons's project is a tour de force by which the composer manages to give the poem an open sense by using a plurality of piano. Each season has been recorded on four one-hundred-year-old pianos, tuned in four specific frequencies in order to simulate the transition of each season.
2020 is a very creative year, with the release of Home and So far So close, two delicate felt piano solo pieces which marks a new musical turning point, announcing a new EP in 2021. This year marks also his first collaboration with the prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon for the PROJET XII. During the lockdown in April, Vivian worked on the trilogy of the Gymnopedies Rework from the french pianist composer Erik Satie. Gymnopedie n2 - Vivian Roost Rework has been released on the Project XII in digital and in vinyl album. Released on the official youtube channel of DG, the official video clip was shot in France at the Suzac's beach (Meschers-sur-Gironde), the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and in Pantin and won more than 5 awards and 12 selections on international film festivals.
The EP The Memory of Time (nov 2021), signed also on Pianoramix label is a four new felt piano pieces composed and recorded at home, mastered by Zino Mikorey (nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds...). It has already reached more than 2 and half Million of streams.
The same year, Vivian also recorded and performed the piano on the single Timelapse for the new electronica SAYCET's album called Layers.
He has composed during this summer the full music of the new 7 fingers / Les 7 Doigts show called "Geysers"created and performed by Samuel Tétreault (First show sept 13th in Montreal - Festival Quartiers Danses )
His new album From Home released on Nov 11th received already a very huge success on Spotify (more than 8M of listening). Available on digital platforms and CD numeroted (500 copies Limited edition), the 15 tracks album, including The Memory of Times and Colours, present 6 new exclusive instrumental pieces such as Memories and successful From Home singles (already 800k listening on Spotify)
The official video clip Memories will be premiere on Youtube the nov 6th (Link). The video included exclusive Vivian's childhood footage shot by his grand father when he was very young.
In parallel of his artist career, he composed very often music for films, documentaries, short-videos and also for the theater. He often collaborate with the 7 fingers (les 7 doigts) from Montréal (Canada) and specifically with Samuel Tétreault, one of 7 founders. "Infinity" was selected for the well known show BOSCH DREAMS and Sam also performed live on "Autumn Rain Rework".
From famous french venues such as « Le Reservoir » Paris, the Art Gallery Yellow Korner at Pompidou and the Louvre, the finest Museum of Art in Paris « Le Petit Palais », in Geneva (Switzerland), he had in 2016 his first successful Asia tour. He notably performed at the Swiss embassy of Thailand and also in Singapore and Bali. With his album The Seasons, he performed in 2018 in Japan and Thailand again. In 2020, he started the new year with a performance for the national "Reading Night" in St-Germain-en-Laye. After the lockdown, he played front of 800 people during sunset at the Nonnes's beach (Meschers-sur-Gironde) the 4th of september. In 2021, he performed in August at the Vendays-Montalivet cultural venue.
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