Felixdroid (Nick Wallbank) undertook classical piano lessons at an early age and composers such as Bach, Debussy and Satie quickly became firm favourites. Whilst working his way through piano exams he also developed a penchant for experimentation, the placing of sticky tape to the strings, or drawing pins into the hammers began to open his ears to new timbres and new possibilities. Some years later whilst attending Art School in he was introduced to a recording studio where his appetite for new musical colours such as Cage, Reich, Stockhausen would feed his creativity and subsequently influence him.
His current work ranges from simple and sometimes haunting piano pieces to complex electronic soundscapes. "The Longing" represents his most personal and inward looking work to date and features mostly acoustic sounding instruments such as piano, cello and vibes. It is mostly contemporary classical in genre and draws on his influences such as Max Richter and Sylvain Chauveau
Felixdroid is excited by the vast sonic landscape that exists and strives to embrace all influences to enhance his work.
Piece 1 -HA DIAS written and performed by Luca Mundaca from her album Day by Day – Lumeni Productions Length - One minute, seven seconds.
Piece 2 - THE LONGING –Part 15 written and performed by Felixdroid Length - One minute, ten seconds.
Piece 3 - HA DIAS by Luca Mundaca
Length - Ten seconds.
Piece4 - OLSEAUX TRISTES by Maurice Ravel performed by John Wickelgren from his album Reflections (the year 1905)
Length - One minute, fifty-two seconds.
Piece5 – MISSED IT by Jocelyn Moen from her album La Rouge Qui Bouge
Length - Forty-five seconds.
Piece 6 - LA VALLEE DES CLOCHES by Maurice Ravel performed by John Wickelgren
Length - Forty seconds.
Piece 7 - VILLAGE GREEN by G. CruikshankEMI (Library music)
Length – Forty seconds.
Piece8 - UNE BARQUE SUR I’OCEAN by Maurice Ravel performed by John Wickelgren
Length – Forty-five seconds.
Piece9 -THE LONGING – Part 15 by Felixdroid
Length - Forty seconds.
Piece 10 - SLEEPER AWAKEN - Written and performed by Felixdroid
Length - sixteen seconds.
Piece11 - INNOCENT DIGUISE by Stephen Whitehead from his album Still Around
Length - fifteen seconds.
Piece12 -SHOUSETSU by Hirohito Ihara of Radical Fashion from his album Odiri 2006 Hefty Records
Length – fifty-five seconds.
Piece 13 - BALOW, MY BABE by Patrick Gowers EMI (Library music)