Montreal-based post-classical pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais is thrilled to share his serenades EP, the solo piano companion to Blais' highly-successful 2022 album aubades, which was nominated for a Polaris Prize.
Featuring intimate and atmospheric solo piano versions of key tracks from the album, as well as three new compositions, serenades is the nocturnal, stripped-back counterpart to the orchestral brightness of aubades.
It also has a powerful connection to the world of sleep and dreams, as Blais describes in his signature dry humour:
“This EP is the length of the recommended nap: 25 to 30 minutes. To be honest, I've never been able to listen to this EP without drifting into sleep. I normally try and make my music play with your attention by constantly introducing new elements. But with this EP I was thinking about music of the night. It’s not meant to distract you and keep you alert. In a sense, it's boring music. Please fall asleep to it.”