At this point in his ever-evolving career, Steve has truly upped his game with the release of his stunning new album, “beyond measures & time”, following up the very successful release of "Dividing the Darkness". To fulfill his creative vision for both projects, Steve chose to work with one of the premier new age and contemporary instrumental producers in the world; the GRAMMY-winning founder of the legendary Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. Along with Will’s roster of world-class studio musicians at Imaginary Road Studios, Steve has created two albums that have garnered critical acclaim from highly regarded reviewers in the genre.
According to Steve: “Being a musician is about being able to put feelings, emotion, and expression into music that is relate-able to others and transcends verbal communication in a way that transports people from one place to another. Everyone has a God-given talent. And when that talent is realized and pursued in a positive way, its limits may be nonexistent”.
About the Albums:
Beyond Measures & Time (official release date September 7, 2018.
"Beyond Measures & Time" is Steve Rivera's new release, recorded at Imaginary Roads Studios. Steve's goal is to create music that is open, leaving space for the listener to interpret and contemplate, transcending both "measures & time'. Having the listener receive and envision the music the same way that Steve did while composing becomes the ultimate "wow" moment.
"Whereas many piano players who market their music as “new age” often tend to avoid touching on darker moods and emotions, Steve Rivera’s tenderly introspective compositions perfectly elicit both light and shadowy atmospheres, with a command of dynamics that is rarely heard." ~ Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio
"Steve Rivera, from the beginning of his career, has written some of the best piano music to be heard in the New Age genre. Steve has recently recorded a new album entitled, beyond measures & time, this time offering an album of intimate solos which bring us even closer to the soul of this brilliant artist." ~ Will Ackerman, Imaginary Road Studios
"As much as I love Steve Rivera’s 2015 album, Dividing the Darkness, his solo piano Beyond Measures & Time overflows with that very special something that can come only from a sensitive soul at one with his piano, playing from the depths of his heart". -Kathy Parsons Mainly Piano
Dividing The Darkness
Produced by Will Ackerman, Grammy winning producer, recipient of multiple Gold & Platinum records and founder of Windham Hill Records.
Will Ackerman Guitar
4 time Grammy Award winner cellist Eugene Friesen
Grammy wining violinist Charlie Bisharat
Grammy winning percussionist Jeff Haynes
Also featuring award winning, world renowned artists: Premik Russell Tubbs, Tony Levin, Noah Wilding, Jill Haley, Gus Sebring & Tom Eaton.
Steve Rivera Music’s tracks