Roger Evernden

Roger Evernden

UK

British composer, musician and ambient pianist known for distinctive solo work.

Member of the Contemporary Classical Collective (CCC).

“My grandparents had a lovely old upright piano - with a fascinating history. The piano was on-board a Cunard liner in the early 20th century. During a storm it slid across the room crashing into a wall and cracking the piano frame! My grandfather bought the piano despite being told it was impossible to repair. He was an engineer, and after adding a sturdy bracket and several solid bolts the piano took pride of place in their front room - the best room in the house. I was fascinated by this piano, and took every opportunity as a young child to play it. “

These early music explorations provided seeds for a lifetime playing and composing. In the 1960s and 70s, influenced by bands and composers such as The Beatles and Brian Eno, he experimented with ambient sounds, modified instruments, tape recorders, and composition forms, and in the 1970s composed with VCS3 synthesizers at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studio in London.

During the 70s & 80s he played and wrote songs with bands including Capital Chaps and Watch My Lips.

The solo piano albums have a unique melodic blend of classical, new age, jazz, and improvisation:

- Ebb and Flow (2023)
- Old Souls Dream Young (2021)
- Deep and Crisp and Even: A Felt Piano Collection of Traditional Christmas Songs
- S L O W - Calm Piano for Mindful Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation
- Rainbows Of Hope (2020)
- The Unfolding Of Wings (2020)
- Nocturnes (2019)
- The Innocence Of Spring (2018)
- The Journey We All Make (2016)
- Improvation (2014)

The new age album Glebe {1990) was re-released in 2015.

Roger also releases calming piano compositions under the alias Mi Fa Sol, slightly wacky and fun instrumentals as Jamis Cook, and radical, idiosyncratic work as Derren Vergoen.

Stay up-to-date by following:
- On Spotify: [url=https://open.spotify.com/artist/15iB2Ir5iTmx2RC1tQvACY?si=Emr4N9xUTVqgPbZuSqKBCw]https://open.spotify.com/artist/15iB2Ir5iTmx2RC1tQvACY?si=Emr4N9xUTVqgPbZuSqKBCw[/url]
- Official website: [url=http://www.rogerevernden.net/]http://www.rogerevernden.net/[/url]
- On Twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/Rogerevernden]https://twitter.com/Rogerevernden[/url]

Artist Blog

  • Keys for Peace - charity album

    ​I am very excited to be a part of a forthcoming album called Keys for Peace, which is raising…

  • 2022 - plans for the year

    ​2022 feels different from the last two pandemic ridden years - I'm hoping for a degree of…

  • A Moment of Wintry Wonder

    ​I have a new neoclassical piece released as part of a fantastic compilation album released by…