Following up the release of his debut album ‘Territories’ late last year, BK Pepper has announced another magical project, as a 4-song live EP with accompanying video captured in the unique and picturesque setting of the 16th Century Rathfarnham Castle in South Dublin. To celebrate the announcement, the composer has released the video to his song ‘Need To Know. Trained on piano and trombone, BK Pepper’s musical projects include composing for film theatre and touring with both orchestras and rock bands.
Revealing the inspiration behind his new project, the composer said: “I grew up in this area of Dublin, and my parents still live around the corner from the castle. So, I have a strong connection to the castle and the area. I would pass it 3 or 4 times a day growing up so filming a performance here has been really special. We haven’t had the opportunity to perform the album live at all since its release. When you record something and release it, it’s time-stamped, no going back to change it. Music is a living thing that develops and changes when you perform it. So, it was great to record live versions in beautiful surroundings and acoustics. We had access to the whole castle so filmed in different rooms for different tracks, and this all added to the dynamic of the performance. The castle’s squeaky floor also makes an appearance which adds to it too.”
The current release from the contemporary composer is a contemplative arrangement of melodic instrumentation. Opening with a soft repeating piano motif, the song gradually swells with reflective strings, creating a cinematic sound. A deliciously expressive and thought-provoking piece BK Pepper excels at crafting dynamic goosebump worthy sounds.
Check out the new video below