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6:03:00 AM Kevin A. Ure 0 Comments

 The Music of Kevin Ure seeks to combine many elements of 20th and 21st century music into a comprehensible art form. His music is infused with Romantic Period ideas while incorporating modern elements to create a music that is both new and refreshing. He believes that music has the ability to change a persons perspectives and help deal with and overcome personal crisis.

Praise for the music of Kevin Ure:


Kevin Ure's work cannot be squeezed into a labeled cubbyhole - stylistically it varies greatly, from delicate piano works to soundscapes to sweeping string narratives, and from tonal to atonal and back again. But however different the mechanics of a piece, his sensibility remains recognizable.

Over and over his works investigate extreme states of mind like mania, determination, joy, ignorance, and grief, from the point of view of a hunting bird of prey - now we see the emotional landscape from a giant height, then suddenly there is a swooping down as we dip into the center of the experience, and then a rising up as we find ourselves gliding far overhead again.

Perhaps most importantly, Ure's work is articulate - he truly cares about his audience and wants to help bring them into this elevated landscape, where perhaps something might be learned from this maelstrom of emotions we humans are all living through.

Elisabeth Blair

"Chilled for Solo Flute is an evocative one-movement miniature with expressive flute writing. The piece utilizes a wide range of registers and dynamics, inviting the flutist to explore a variety of tone colors."

- Yamaha Performing Artist, Mimi Stillman

 “Ure’s piano piece La Llorona has individuality and an atmosphere at once dark and brooding. In a day when huge demands are frequently made upon the performer for little return, here is a miniature that is eminently pianistic and accessible for both performer and listener – a novel, attractive and contrasting item for the pianist bringing an innovative mien to programming.”

- Virtuoso Pianist and Founder of The Piano Studio, Richard Meyrick

Immediately after hearing your first song I fell in love with the "Piano Down the Hall" Recording Method, there are some composers who practice this "other room" style, it reminds me of being a child hearing my mother play piano in the mornings. Thank you for this genius work! It is Indelible!

- Avayé and the Unicorns of Christ

Deep, dark, full of despair. Your piece captures a sadness that only music can recreate. Would love to hear other posts.

-  Magnificat Sonnets, Alek Hall

Very "creepy", slightly "impending doom" feel on "Soliloquy". Very nice! Thanks for posting it! Pat Branch... Bass Player / Songwriter Terrific tracks and sound!. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your site…Continue to make great music!

- Pat B.

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