Jan Speeder is a musician and composer based in Belgium.
He has a background in conservatory classical piano and plays self-taught guitar and bass.
His works appear mostly in underground bands, some orbiting the noise post-punk scene, other the electronic one.
Recently he's also releasing new material as a solo artist.
On NFT Studio he will mainly produce new thematic pieces of music, both elaborating on classical composition archetypes, and exploring the boundaries to rarefied ambient tunes.
He also loves microstock photography and sells his shots on Getty Images and other platforms.
He is super excited to be part of the NFT Studio project and soon he will post on here some excerpt of his production.
Lundi Pandi JAN SPEEDER © 2021
It’s an orchestral piece with a soft spot for borrowed chords and oblique harmonic modulations. It revolves around a piano theme that is gradually embedded within layers of strings and horns.
The piano shows a sequence of false starts, dwelling on a wrong chord at the end of its mini phrases. After an off-key progression, it paves the way to the entrance of the main theme on another key.
With a waltz cadenza à la loving couple strolling on the side-walk, the theme gets through a series of modulations, eventually landing on a borrowed chord that gives a sense of non-resolution to it. Music slows down with an unannounced off-key chord sequence and waits for the Coda to come.
The strings section and the piano, drawing an X-figure scale, walk us to the new key. Here the main theme is played only once with a light enrichment of a horn section. A gentle snare roll cuts music off.