Piano Meditations – Reviews

Bookwatch:

“Norwegian pianist Tron Syversen stirs the heart and soul with his contemplative music, encouraging introspection and spiritual renewal. Highly recommended!”

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Eight Notes:

“This is sublime stuff, gentle and relaxing enough to make your socks roll down”

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Piano Meditations ReviewEight Notes
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I just love this Tron Syversen guy from Norway. He is a keyboardist who just keeps cranking out the most amazingly relaxing feel-good music in the new age genre (a field which is known for this sort of thing, so rising to the top just is not that easy). Apparently you just wind this guy up with a view of nature or a little meditation and put him in front of a keyboard and he takes off improvising like you would not believe. Everything that flows out of those magical fingertips is just superbly mellow and beautiful stuff. After making his mark in his homeland he decided to start selling his music around the world, and to spread his music he has marketed it aggressively enough so that his last four CDs all went Top 10 on the international monthly Hot 100 Zone Music Reporter Chart for new age music.

Syversen’s newest release is called Piano Meditations and it is just that: superb improvisational piano pieces that just float you down the river of life. Take me away, Norway-man. Improvising this kind of quality is not an easy exercise. Talk about being in the moment. One moment follows another and in each one he has some creative idea that seamlessly flows from the last one. Then he overdubs some synthesizer sounds behind the piano and adds some wordless singing by a lady he discovered named Helene Edler Lorentzen who is simply wonderful in her own right. She floats in on every track, adds some breath-taking and perfectly appropriate vocal sounds, and then sails out on a moonlit cloud. Her voice is soft, but with restrained power just under the surface, and, importantly, she sounds extremely relaxed and carefree and completely unstressed, which is just the right attitude to get across with this type of music. And, finally, on the last tune on the recording, Syversen adds to the mix a batch of real musicians on cello, violin, flute, oboe, English horn, French horn and trombone (and Mr. Versatile, Tron himself, adds trumpet).

This is sublime stuff, gentle and relaxing enough to make your socks roll down. If you are paying your bills, figuring your taxes, driving through rush-hour traffic, moving to New York City, making a million-dollar presentation at work tomorrow or recovering from heartbreak, you need this CD as a stress-reliever.


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Music Discussion:

“No matter whom Syversen works with, the result is high-quality, refreshing, relaxing new age music. Quality through and through.”

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Piano Meditations ReviewMusic Discussion
You should go check out PIANO MEDITATIONS, the new album from keyboardist Tron Syversen. It is a wonderful album full of classic-sounding new age music -- right in the pocket.The previous best-selling Syversen album, VOICES FROM HEAVEN, featured more synth than piano, while this new recording spotlights piano with a little synth backing. On that previous CD Tron was joined by male vocalist Runar Halonen on wordless singing, and on the new project it is singer Helene adding wordless vocalizing. No matter whom Syversen works with, the result is high-quality, refreshing, relaxing new age music. So if you are not already enjoying this music, you should absolutely consider it. Quality through and through.

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Spirit Passages:

“Appealing, powerful and hauntingly beautiful. We recommend this very highly.”

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Piano Meditations ReviewSpirit Passages
There is a kind of ethereal and poetic quality to this CD. Syversen offers a deeply relaxing and meditative soundscape that would not only suit your personal relaxation but also brilliantly complement bodywork sessions. The first track,"Ocean of Relaxation" enfolds you, gently rocking and uplifting the spirit. More focused on the piano and a dreamy female voice used as a tonal instrument, this CD has a very different feeling than Tron's collaboration with Runar Halonen in Voices from Heaven, however both are stand out albums in the ambient genre that are appealing, powerful and hauntingly beautiful. We recommend them both very highly. Available on Amazon and other sites as well as through:
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Tango:

“Norways Tron Syversen has become one of the most respected keyboardists of new age music in the world.”

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Piano Meditations ReviewBoston Post-Gazette
Since he began distributing his music internationally four years ago, Norway’s Tron Syversen has become one of the most respected keyboardists of "new age" music in the world.
His characteristic sound, obtained by combining the piano with synthesizer and guest artists doing both wordless singing and instrumental parts, is the one that has distinguished itself over his colleagues’.

In this, his new double album, there are only four tunes of different lengths (between 9 and 20 minutes) highlighted by the themes of “Ocean of Relaxation” and “Golden Forest.”

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AMAZON and iTunes:

“The music envelopes you in a floating bubble of gentleness that is hauntingly-lovely and stress-reducing at the same time”

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Piano MeditationsAmazon and iTunes
LEADING NEW AGE KEYBOARDIST TRON SYVERSEN CREATES RELAXING SOUNDS

Format: Audio CD
Musician Tron Syversen has created a stunning series of albums that have led him to the forefront of the new age music field. His sound is characterized by his piano and keyboards backed by wordless vocalizing and occasionally other top classically-trained musicians on acoustic stringed instruments, woodwinds or horns. This acclaimed series continues with his PIANO MEDITATIONS recording.



Syversen, who hails from Norway, makes music that is always beautiful and enjoyable to listen to, but also is perfect for relaxing or meditative moments. The music envelopes you in a floating bubble of gentleness that is hauntingly-lovely and stress-reducing at the same time. His piano improvisations are wondrous, and he is ably assisted by special-guest singer Helen Lorentzen, who adds just the right floating, ethereal, vocal sounds to keep the music warm, human and primal. The recording, which has four long tunes, also features some orchestral instruments played by actual musicians on the final track.
Recommended.


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Boston Post- Gazette:

“Syversens music ranges from ambient to melodic, but always beautiful, and most importantly peaceful”

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Piano Meditations ReviewBoston Post-Gazette
TRON SYVERSEN - PIANO MEDITATIONS
TK Music Productions

Piano Meditations is music for relaxation and well-being,
compliments of musician Tron Syversen, who has created a
stunning series of albums that have put him at the forefront
of the new age music field.
The liner notes describe
this gem as “A contemplative album that will take you on a
series of sacred meditations into the depth of your own soul.”

Syversen joins forces with the voices of Edler Lorentzen and
Siri McAlpine, to deliver four tracks that represent relaxation
music at its most sublime. The four lengthy, original
versions include, Ocean of Relaxation, close to 20 minutes of
A Peaceful Path to Forever, followed by 20+ minutes of the
colorful Golden Forest, and the soothing Inner Journey.

Syversen’s
music ranges from ambient to melodic, but always beautiful,
and most importantly peaceful!



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Keys and Chords:

“An excellent CD to come to rest with, or to sleep better. Can be used in conjunction with massage, yoga or aromatherapy”

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Piano Meditations ReviewKeys and Chords
Tron, who hails from Norway, Is one of the leading musicians in the New Age field from Scandinavia. For fifteen years he has been making progress. With his album "Piano Poems” he attracted worldwide attention. About 3 years ago I reviewed here his CD "Peaceful Journey,” where is lovely to relax to. Now his latest album is here and it is perfect music for relaxation and feeling good. On “Piano Meditations” you can hear the angelic voice of Helene Edler Lorentzen, which is the voice on Tron's CDs since 2009. This music was inspired by the beauty of nature and the spiritual movement work of therapist Boliana Thompson and clairvoyant medium Phil Philips. She will take you on a series of sacred meditations to your own soul. Besides Tron's piano and Helene's voice, you can hear on one tune the voice of Siri McAlpine along with strings, flute, oboe, English horn, French horn, trombone, violin and cello. There are only four tracks. All of them, just like the opener “Ocean of Relaxation," contain sublime relaxing music. The first 3 were created while those meditations were in progress. “Inner Journey," the final piece, however, is something special. The piano part Tron composed in his studio in December 2008 when he began to improvise. He later added the orchestration with additional musicians.

An excellent CD to come to rest with, or to sleep better. Can be used in conjunction with massage, yoga or aromatherapy!


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Buzz music:

“Good for what ails you, or even if you are the perfect picture of health. Just smile and enjoy.”

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Piano MeditationsBuzz Music
MASTERFUL NEW AGE KEYBOARDIST
TRON SYVERSEN IS BACK WITH NEW AGE CD

TRON SYVERSEN
PIANO MEDITATIONS

Since distributing his music internationally starting four years ago, Tron Syversen from Norway has become one of the most respected new age music keyboard players in the world. His signature sound combines his piano and synthesizer with guest female wordless vocals plus occasional other guest musicians on select orchestral instruments. You can hear all of this on his new album, PIANO MEDITATIONS.

The album has four long tracks ranging in length from nine-and-a-half-minutes to 20 minutes. This is absolutely beautiful music. This guy really knows how to create classic-sounding new age music. Good for what ails you, or even if you are the perfect picture of health. Just smile and enjoy.



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Web Express: 

“With Piano Meditations Norwegian Keyboardist/composer Tron Syversen breathes new life into the artistic , piano based New Age instrumental music genre.”

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Piano Meditations ReviewMusic Web Express
TRON SYVERSEN
Piano Meditations
(TK Music Production)

The Scandinavian country of Norway is renowned for their gifted musicians and you can add the name Tron Syversen to the list. On his 2015 CD, entitled Piano Meditations, Tron has recorded an exquisite instrumental album of music for relaxation, meditation and well being.
The CD runs 63 minutes with four tracks, including two expansive tracks running 20 minutes each. Throughout Piano Meditations, Tron’s piano work is very stately and he’s joined by the atmospheric, wordless vocals of singer Helene Edler Lorentzen, the vocalist he’s recorded with since 2009.
As far as sonic signposts go, Tron’s music is kind of reminiscent of fellow Scandinavian New Age / jazz musicians such as Stefan Nilsson and Bjorn Jason Lindh, and like those legends, there’s plenty of of original ideas in play in Tron's original music as well.
Several other artists join the festivities, adding in a range of strings and horns.

The Piano Meditations CD is tastefully packaged and is filled with a lot of information regarding the creation of this album.
From his liner notes for the CD, Tron explains, ‘With the music we have released, our greatest hope is that we can create peace in both the bodies and minds of the listeners. We know that a lot of people need help to release stress, so this music is especially intended for that.”With Piano Meditations,
Norwegian keyboardist / composer Tron Syversen breathes new life into the artistic, piano-based New Age instrumental music genre.



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Harmony Central:

“This is good stuff that will be appreciated by any new age music fan.”

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Piano Meditations ReviewHarmony Central
The latest Tron Syversen publicity biography says: “His music is known for being relaxing, healing, meditative, healthful, stress-reducing and peaceful.” Now I like new age music, but that description makes me feel like I should only put his music on if I am in dire need of relaxation or if I am feeling spiritual or sick. But the funny thing is those words should not make you go running in the other direction. The reason is that even though the words are true (his music IS all of that), the music also is very, very fine to simply sit down and listen to. There is enough going on -- slightly ambiguous melodies that sound very pretty, a female wordless singer, occasional real instruments -- to keep your ear attentive and provide a quality listening session. And, at the end, you just may find yourself very, very relaxed and feeling good. What more could you ask for, really?

Syversen’s latest opus is a package titled Piano Meditations (he does not say whether the music is meant for meditating or whether he was creating music from his own meditations, or both). Regardless, this is good stuff that will be appreciated by any new age music fan. The recording contains four long pieces with the piano in the foreground and the synth almost buried in the mix. Easier to hear are the vocals-without-words by a singer named Helene. And the last composition on the disc is a surprise because it includes real musicians on real instruments (what a treat in today’s world). They play cello, oboe, French horn and more -- sometimes fairly deep in the background and then at other times rising to the surface like a lake trout taking a cast fly. It makes for a lovely arrangement.

Unfortunately going online to hear excerpts will only give you a quick idea of the sound. To get the full effect and to be able to truly enjoy what Syversen is doing, you must hear at least one of his tunes all the way through. The album is made up of four long tracks (10-to-20-minutes each). Highly recommended.


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Midwest Records:

“This stuff nicely does the job it was created for”

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Piano Meditations ReviewMidwest Records
midwestrecords As Billboard used to say, this is instrumental music with vocal coloration. The major domo of the northern European relaxation music community, the piano/keyboard man is one of a massage therapists best sonic friends. Going far a field from the drippy stuff too many practitioners still have in their offices left over from the 90s, this stuff nicely does the job it was created for.


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Bluewolf Reviews:

“Whatever manner you would like to choose for your relaxation, Piano Meditations will work with you, wash you in dulcet tones and refresh your inner being.”

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Piano MeditationsBluewolf Reviews
There are four meditative tracks on this release; all totally different to Syversen’s usual style in that each piece has been woven together in totality with vocal harmonization.

While he has used vocals on previous albums this is the first time where they are used, not just as an additional sound or instrument, but as a complex, if not elemental, component of the track; of the desired outcome.

Created specifically for meditation purposes, the clear, unmistakable notes of the piano are softened into a timeless thread which will slowly make itself comfortable in the mind, the emotion, to bring on a state of gentle mellow relaxation.

Helene Edler Lorentzen who has worked and created with Syversen for several years is present on three of the tracks. Guest vocalist in the talented Siri Mc Alpine adds a deeper tonal element on one of the tracks allowing a change in the balance of the piece, which is delightfully refreshing .

‘A Peacefull Path to Forever’ is simple and gentle with the piano being used as the main ‘voice’, softened once again by the feminine voices wafting on the edges of the created sounds. Symphonic additions add richness to help you drift further into relaxation.
And so the wonderful sounds keep encouraging you into sublime relaxation.

The final piece, ‘Inner Journey’ was created by Syversen some years ago. He had an idea in his mind that would not let go. Arriving at his studio he sat down to see where the idea was going to lead. In his words ‘the music that poured out of me that day is so far the most remarkable musical experience I have ever had.’

When you listen to this final composition, or creation if you like, it is inspirational and beautiful, rounding off a superb album which can be used in so many ways in order to achieve relaxation such as sound healing, an aid to falling into a deep and restful night’s sleep, simply keeping you company while working, or when at your ease in a comfortable chair.

Whatever manner you would like to choose for your relation, Piano Meditations will work with you, wash you in dulcet tones to refresh your inner being.


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Able2Know:

“Tron Syversen returns with a masterpiece of a piano-synth recording”

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Tron Syversen Returns With A Masterpiece Of A Piano-Synth Recording

TRON SYVERSEN
 PIANO MEDITATIONS


Musician Tron Syversen has created a stunning series of albums that have led him to the forefront of the new age music field.
His music serves as a sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being.
His sound is characterized by his piano and keyboards backed by wordless vocalizing and occasionally other top classically-trained musicians on acoustic stringed instruments, woodwinds or horns.
This acclaimed series continues with his Piano Meditations recording.


Based in Norway,his music is known for being relaxing, healing, meditative, healthful, stress-reducing and peaceful.
Deriving from meditative recording sessions in which Syversen improvises, the music ranges from ambient to melodic, but always beautiful.


His music has become extremely popular with holistic healers, massage therapists, spa managers, yoga teachers, reiki masters, doctors, school teachers and care-givers.


On his recordings, Syversen composes all of the music, plays piano and synthesizers, arranges and produces.
He records in the professional studio he owns. He occasionally brings in select musicians to perform with him. He has worked with several different female and male vocalists on various albums. For Piano Meditations his primary singer is Helene Edler Lorentzen, whom he has been working with the past several years (she grew up singing in choirs, playing drums and singing in a pop music band, and performing at weddings and other events). In addition, the vocalist Siri McAlpine performs on one tune. On the piece “Inner Journey,” Syversen brought in top musicians to perform on violin, cello, flute, oboe, English horn, French horn and trombone (and Tron himself added trumpet). 

On Piano Meditations there are four lengthy tunes, each featuring the sound of Tron’s melodic acoustic piano solos backed by a complimenting synthesizer sound. The female voices entwine around those instruments.

The first three compositions -- “Ocean of Relaxation,” “A Peaceful Path to Forever” and “Golden Forest” -- were created at Syversen’s yellow wooden summer cottage which sits in the green wooded hills overlooking the deep-blue Oslo Fjord which stretches to the North Sea between Norway and Denmark. “The breathtaking vistas of Norway and the oceans and the rivers and the beautiful sunsets inspire me. When I am in my cabin by the sea, I love to look at the water, the boats and the surrounding tree-covered mountain landscape while I play and compose my music,” he explains. “Those three tracks were created in this environment. Movement therapist Boliana Thompson and clairvoyant medium Phil Phillips were there reading their spiritual meditations while I improvised on piano. So the music was inspired by the beauty of nature and the spiritual contemplations from these two people.”

“The last piece, ‘Inner Journey,’ was first improvised several years earlier on a Saturday morning when I came to my studio. A major-to-minor idea was churning in my mind. The music that poured out that day is so far the most remarkable musical experience I have had. It has never been so clear to me that I get help from a higher source when I compose music and improvise. I did the music in one take, but the theme just popped up many times in the improvisation. This has never happened before. Later I added the rest of the music -- keyboards parts, voice and other instruments. I scored the orchestration, created sheet music and brought the musicians into my studio one by one to record their parts.”

The inspiration for Syversen’s music comes from many different sources, not only nature and meditational speaking, but also poetry (such as Norwegian writer Merete Atne), paintings, and sacred places (such as the Italian monastery Abbazia di San Pietro where St. Francis of Assisi often visited in the 12th Century). “I believe artistic endeavors can inspire one another. For example, I like to write music while poetry is being recited. Another time I improvised a musical piece at my cabin while artist Anne-Elisabeth Lien was working on a painting so I like to think we inspired each other. I often let my heart and mind absorb the poetry or the painting, and then I sit at the piano and let the music flow out as I improvise, making sure my mind does not get in the way. Most of my music begins as improvisation and later becomes complete when I create the full arrangement in the studio,” he says.

“I had attended meditation training using the Silva Method some years ago, and one of the things I learned was to trust the ideas that came into my head. One of these ideas was to incorporate into my music a female human voice as an instrument. This has added another deep human dimension to my music. It is like recreating a primal experience -- the singing or humming that a most mothers do with their babies.”

According to Syversen, “My mother played the piano and I started playing at age seven. I also received early musical training in classical piano music at the local music school.” A few years later he began playing trumpet and joined the school’s band. As an adult Tron also played piano accompanying various choirs, and he performed with His Majesty the Kings Guards Band. “This was when I started arranging music and it was a great period of musical development for me.” Since then he has played trumpet with several big bands. Syversen’s musical influences include Rick Wakeman from Yes, Vangelis, Kitaro and the Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden. Later in life Syversen learned other important musical lessons such as jazz improvisation by studying with trumpeter and pianist Eckhard Baur. “I analyzed jazz tunes and found out how to move to other keys within a tune and I also discovered notes that could be used in melody lines in ways I did not consider possible before starting to play jazz.”

Syversen had a successful career as a businessman, but never gave up playing music. At one point he and his parents built a warehouse for business purposes. Syversen added a music studio on the top floor and began arranging and producing records for other artists in his spare time. By renting out part of the building, he made enough income so that he was able to begin concentrating on music fulltime. Syversen started composing his own music for meditation purposes and for a doctor who specializes in patients with pain problems. “I recorded some of my own music which I sent to the Fonix Musik record company in Denmark and they accepted it for release.” Soon Syversen started his own record company. Now Syversen has a catalog of successful recordings such as Piano Poems, Peaceful Journey, Gentle Moments, Inner Balance, Garden of Visions, Whispers of Assisi and Voices from Heaven (with healing-vocalist Runar Halonen). Syversen also has performed many concerts throughout Scandinavia and in the USA.

“When composing,” Syversen explains, “I use both my improvisational skills as a jazz pianist and my understanding about how music affects our mental and physical health. We often live with a lot of stress that includes appointments on our agendas as well as expectations from ourselves and others. I realized that there is a big demand for music that can relax the listeners both mentally and physically, so I keep that in mind as I choose melodies and create arrangements. I also want the music to be good for deep relaxation, meditation, sharp concentration or improved sleep. I always try to make music that is enjoyable to listen to but that also can be used for sound healing or in conjunction with other holistic therapies including massage, spa treatments or aromatherapy. To accomplish this, I just try to make the most beautiful and relaxing music that I can.”

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