Signs & Promises
Signs & Promises is dedicated to the destroyed forest areas in my hometown Lindlar. “Signs & Promises” means signs of destruction (drought, destruction of forests, diminishing natural resources) and on the other hand “promises” as a kind of potential and possibility of rebirth and for us humans as bearers of hope to influence the world with our conscious behaviour. With Signs & Promises I want to draw attention and encourage people to think and act. I hope for a bright future in which we all pitch in together.
This piece came out of an emotion of melancholy, old joy and nostalgia. It carries a restrained sadness and quiet pain to our youth and our growing up and their years. Wehmut means Wistfulness and is Roman Nagel’s most intimate piece and is full of emotion and intimacy. This piece progresses ceaselessly and does not give a single pause to rest. The goal is to reveal in one’s own feelings.
Aero allows you to let go and indulge in thoughts. It is floating and open but also profound. Let your thoughts float in weightlessness. While hearing Aero you feel peaceful and hopeful. This piece is energetic/energized and acute to what is happening in these days. When you feel scattered, Aero gives you your inner peace back. Just listen and take a break while getting back your positive emotions/energy.
Roman Nagel’s debut track “In Memory” from his latest EP Album “Late Bloomers” was released on June 3rd 2022. His first composition was created out of deep emotional emotion when the US African American George Floyd was tortured and murdered by the police on the street for a racist background. In Memory is dedicated to George Floyd and is a musical memorial against racism.
This single is dedicated to my beloved and wonderful ex-girlfriend Mireya. She motivated me to write this track. Even though things went wrong back then, there is a bright gratitude in me when I remember our time. We should always cherish people we once loved. This piece can be played softly and lightly, just as one side of her was. In deepest gratitude, she lives forever in this piece.
Streben nach Glück
The cheerful waltz-like piano piece “Streben nach Glück” (“Striving for Happiness”) describes our journey in searching the meaning of life and existence. Every human being needs light and happiness in order to survive. We strive for this feeling of happiness in order to be able to grow personally, enrich our lives, to be able to give love and to come out of ourselves. Then we are able to develop ourselves into a complete free state of happiness. This piece is meant to help listeners to find themselves, to focus and to make themselves receptive to the supply of happiness.
Unconditional love is the purest form of love, where one gives love sincerely and loves completely free of expectations. In this form there is no reciprocation and no demands. This is what this wonderful calm and peaceful piano piece “Unconditional Love” is about. Unconditional love is about everything you live and give out of full love. We love our friends, our partners, our children and our animals. This love can also be directed towards nature or faith, to everything we love from the heart. I wrote this song out of love for my hobby, playing the piano. When we love unconditionally, we become selfless free and it promotes the good in us. I wish for a world where everyone gives love unconditionally. The world would be a good, fruitful and peaceful place for our descendants. Love heals.
The piece “Wildness” is as multifaceted as the wilderness itself and is dedicated to the wonderful nature of our world. It is characterized by different rapidly alternating piano parts. This piano piece was composed as wild and unpredictable as our nature is within its process, which makes it so unique. In each part the listener can paint its own picture. In the first part you hear a game hunt or a run of a deer and it then dissolves into a next part where you can interpret large and deep waves of the sea. In the very last part you can hear paradise of the most beautiful spot on earth. Join the journey with the beautiful wild nature of “Wildness”
“Symbols” is about images, signs and symbols in our everyday life that are supposed to help us find the right path. Often they are symbols that we do not know and that we cannot interpret at the beginning, but if we open ourselves to them and try to understand these signs of life, sooner or later we will get an answer to all our questions. The symbols take on a meaning and become true helpers for us on our planet. They are strong in their meaning and we can lean on them. We only have to recognize them and draw positive things from them. They give us reason for self-reflection and strengthen our inner self.
Transcendence is an experimental, innovative and unique composition that almost makes you feel like you are in trance. The piece is impulsive, moving and powerful in its effect. It allows the listener to meditate on their individual journey and completely forget time for a while. In the moment of listening, the listener and the music become one. Figuratively they merge into each other and feel nothing but pure love for each other. “Transcendence” is rhythmically fast and accessible to the listener through its repetitive patterns. It invites you to stay in the here and now, despite of its powerful message.
The felt piano piece “Clocks” describes the state of a clock ticking on and on, but where the perceived time stops. Time is progressing, but we can no longer grasp or feel it. We block out the sense of time because we are in a state of flow. Similar to meditation where we are absolutely focused on one thing, we human beings give ourselves over to our hobbies and passions. This piece has a floating and meditative calming effect. Through the felt piano sound you can hear the clacking of the keys as well as the movement of the hammer heads imitating the sound of the clock hand.
The felt piano piece “Spring” is an ode to spring. The season that everyone has been eagerly waiting for. A new start of nature, the awakening of animals, the quiet awakening of plants and their beautiful blooming. The piece Spring sounds so light and fresh. It is light-hearted and noticeably floating in its presentation. The ornaments in the melody describe the serene magic of spring and even remind us of wonderful birdsongs. This piece should convey lightness to the listener and let him go through life carefree and full of joy.