A. J. PICKERING
A. J. Pickering is a British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with the likes of Burberry, Merrell, BBC, Homegoods and has acquired over 100 Million streams with his various projects. This project is an outlet for his solo piano and composing musings, focusing on neo-classical, classical crossover and ambient. His pieces are improvised and recorded in the moment they're being created along with accompanying videos to capture that same performance.
"I started learning piano at the age of 5 along with gymnastics, karate, swimming etc but piano/music was the only hobby to go the distance... mostly thanks to my folks for encouraging me but also to my piano teacher at the time, Steve Allen. He spotted early on that I didn't want to do the standard piano grades and music theory route... I wanted to create. He wisely advised my folks that I needed a keyboard with lots of buttons. This eventually led to acquiring a Roland MC-50 midi sequencer (using floppy discs!) and a Roland Sound Canvas. With these two bits of equipment I could compose my own backing tracks and build worlds of sounds on my own. Years later I eventually decided to learn the music theory side but my true passion has always been to create and to play my feelings".