Growing up in Scandinavia, classically trained and passionately devoted, Hungarian composer Niclas Tamas began playing piano at just four years old. Inspired and displaying clear talent, so ensued a lifetime of connection to the art-form. Initially aspiring to perform, a crippling case of stage fright sadly derailed this ambition.
Undeterred, Niclas spent his teenage years composing, computing and programming. He sought a career in IT, but the unprecedented Millennium Bubble found him redundant and working as a taxi driver.
Despite difficulties, composing remained the pillar of the Niclas Tamas story, with the origins of Music Landscapes made exclusively on the move, on an iPhone 3.
To further his turmoil, in 2014 Niclas suffered from a stroke and had to relearn how to walk. Endless hours were soon passed roaming through nearby forests, ultimately inciting a brand new manner of composition.
In those woods Music Landscapes finally found its path. As such, there are six original on Spotify, each spanning around an hour, with at least seven more anticipated.
The Music Landscapes are other-worldly in melody and tone, blending ethereal soundscapes with intricate orchestral layers. These emerge inspired by the likes of Bartók, Brian Eno, Vangelis and Kraftwerk and the rich tones of Hungarian and Carpathian Basin Folk, and the sounds of Budapest.
Niclas composes from a place of deep curiosity. Islands of Kiun Kiam, in example, transports listeners to an imaginary realm. Uniting electronic production with sample-based instruments, the work delivers a dreamy, provocative arena of contemplation. It promises a deeply emotive journey through musical textures of a meditative, reflective nature.
In recent years his love for composing for the piano has resurfaced. Influenced mostly by Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff he creates beautiful and emotional pieces, based on Hungarian and Carpathian Basin folk melodies.
In 2017, Niclas relocated to Budapest, and still resides there today. He enjoys a peaceful life composing and embracing the pleasures of seclusion – coffee, concerts, exploring central Europe. Life is the inspiration, music the means for dissecting, understanding, and expressing it.