“S. Peace Nistades is very much a composer of our age... The sheer fragile beauty of some passages are miraculous..”
— Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine [PAGANIMANIA]
February 16, 2015
After a long journey, Paganimania an album of newly commissioned compositions based on Paganini's renown Caprice No. 24 by pianist Christopher Janwong McKiggan is released on Albany Records.
Among the seven composers is S. Peace Nistades with his piece Niccolo: A Fantasie in Thirteen Parts. Below are the programme notes for the piece:
NICCOLO: A Fantasie in Thirteen Parts
Music by S. Peace Nistades
Arranged for Piano Solo by Ian Yen-Chu Chen
“...All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream…”
- Edgar Allen Poe
Coming from the world of cinema, it seemed an intriguing challenge to approach this piece as programme music; a fictionalized, imagination of the last night of one “Niccolo” in the year 1840. Two recurring themes I’m constantly drawn towards are the fine line between dreams and reality and the demons that haunt us all and how we deal with them. This piece explores some of these thematic ideas and takes the audience through the ailing mind of a man haunted by his past and whose perception of life teeters between reality and fantasy as he struggles to cling to what is left of himself. Will he succeed or fail….
Originally conceived as a piece for piano and orchestra, Ian Yen-Chu Chen has done a remarkable job of arranging it for piano solo whilst carefully preserving the mood and tone of the piece.
-S. Peace Nistades (Sept. 22, 2014)
Visit the page on Albany Records site here.
November 3, 2014
S. Peace Nistades was recently featured as one of seven film, TV and game composers in the article "MEET THE NEW BREED OF FILM, TV & GAME COMPOSERS" by Dan Kimple in the November issue of Music Connection Magazine alongside such composers as Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning composer Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything, Prisoners) and Golden Globe-nominated and BAFTA-nominated composer Antonio Sanchez (Birdman).
Read the online version of the article here.
August 18, 2014: Swedish Press Release for Bieffekterna
November 28, 2013: Altitude Music Composer Interview
As the trailer album "MUST SAVE JANE: TRUE MAGIC" was released, Altitude Music interviewed composer S. Peace Nistades about his process and other musical tidbits.
Read the full interview below:
January 15, 2013 Composer Interview for Swedish thriller Logan
S. Peace Nistades has recently given an in-depth interview about his unique collaboration with Swedish filmmakers André Hedetoft and Andreas Climent on their upcoming Swedish thriller short LOGAN. Read the full interview here.
December 11, 2011
Film Music Media’s Kaya Savas interviews S. Peace Nistades about his score for Dragon Age: Redemption as well as his musical background and influences as a film composer. The interview also features clips from S. Peace’s Dragon Age: Redemption score. View the full interview here and below.
December 11, 2011: "VARIETY" FEATURES IAWTV AWARDS NOMINATIONS
August 13, 2018
It was a pleasure collaborating with filmmakers Anthony Ficco and Kathryn Lockhart writing the score for their upcoming short J-TREE! Score out now on iTunes.
May 2, 2018
New interview for Europhoria of Breakdown!
March 13, 2018
So honored to be this week's #TheSoundcheck's International Feature Artist!
March 4, 2018
Thank you WaveByte and Interstellar PR for the #SundaySpotlight interview!
February 27, 2018
I had the pleasure of sharing my Top Five Fav Musicians (and why) with 27 Magazine and it was a lot of fun!
February 26, 2018
Lovely to chat with 3 Songs and Out about my latest album #LosAngelesPieces. Thank you!
February 21, 2018
It was a pleasure to sit down and talk music and my latest album #LosAngelesPieces with NataliezWorld. Interview out now!
February 19, 2018
January 26, 2018
Thank you to everyone who's helped and supported me all these years and to all who have contributed to this album.
January 18, 2018
Coming soon! It’s been a long journey but I’m incredibly excited to announce my upcoming album of pieces collected over these first ten years in LA. Thanks to all the musicians who have contributed their amazing talents to this over the years, mixing engineer Ken Goerres and mixing-mastering engineer Gerhard Westphalen who also serves as my co-producer on the album. And lastly, thank you Benjamin Gabriel Schultz for your amazing photograph of this city that you’ve kindly let me use as the album cover.
January 11, 2018
So excited that the single I co-wrote with the amazing Terra Naomi several years ago, FALL INTO THE DARK is out now on iTunes, Spotify and more! Thank you to all the musicians who performed on it with us, Gabriel Noel on cello and double bass, Mitchell Marlow on electric guitars and Adam Sadowski on acoustic guitars! Mixed and mastered by Gerhard Westphalen [Cover Art: "Imprint" (December 2017) by yours truly]
December 29, 2017
Very excited to end 2017 with the release of my score from several years ago for the psychological thriller short THE INFERIOR EMOTION directed by Aaron Jettleson. Mixed by Ken Goerres, Mastered by Gerhard Westphalen. Out now on iTunes, Spotify and more!
December 20, 2017
It's been a great honor to have served as Score Technical Coordinator to John Debney on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN! In theaters today!
November 15, 2017
Honored to have served as Technical Score Assistant (along with Mikel Hurwitz) to Danny Elfman on his beautiful score for JUSTICE LEAGUE. In theatres now!
October 3, 2017
Honored to be serving as Score Technical Assistant to John Debney on his fantastic score for Seth MacFarlane's THE ORVILLE.
September 13, 2017
Had a blast scoring Michael Nardelli's episode of DARK/WEB! Coming soon!
September 8, 2017
Honored to have served as Technical Assistant to John Debney on his score for HOME AGAIN directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and produced by Nancy Meyers.
August 10, 2017
I'm very honored and proud to be producing the debut EP for my friend Marie Weill's band CHARLY & FAUST, being mixed by Gerhard Westphalen. Coming soon!
August 1, 2017
It's been a pleasure to have written a score for Stellan Kendrick's upcoming horror short GOODNIGHT GRACIE featuring vocals by my good friend Marie Weill! Recorded at Alkaloide Music Productions and mixed by Gerhard Westphalen at Ripieno Productions, Canada.
July 22, 2017
Love Benjamin Gabriel's music video for NATE ROBINSON's new single RAMBLIN' FEVER which I had the pleasure of producing last week.
July 1, 2017
Excited to have recorded and produced NATE ROBINSON's upcoming EP with Benjamin Gabriel in the studio these past few days. Coming soon!
June 26, 2017
Very proud to finally be releasing my score for Trevor Mack's beautiful short film THE BLANKETING from back in 2013 featuring Jennifer Cook and Benjamin Gabriel. The score was recorded at the former Alkaloide Music Productions studio, mixed by Ken Goerres and mastered by Gerhard Westphalen. Now out on iTunes, Spotify and more!
June 6, 2017
LE FIL D'ARIANE is now released on iTunes, Spotify and more. "Overture" and "Piano Quintet: Freedom in Exile" were featured in Bloom's 2016 feature film THE BLACK THAT FOLLOWS. The album was recorded at Alkaloide Music Productions in Los Angeles, CA and mixed and mastered by Gerhard Westphalen.
May 18, 2017
March 29, 2017
Elizabeth Collazos' interview with Emily Daccarett and myself for OCCHI Magazine about our collaboration and the bridge between fashion and music is now up! Read it here.
March 25, 2017
ORIGIN (BIEFFEKTERNA) has ranked No. 6 on iTunes Sweden and is the only Swedish-produced film on the list!
March 20, 2017
Following the North American release of ORIGIN (BIEFFEKTERNA) the Swedish feature film I had the great pleasure to score and contribute to the re-recording mix on has been released in all of Scandinavia with a special feature on Apple iTunes!
March 8, 2017
Recording and mixing on my twelve tone score for winds and electronic manipulation for Benjamin Gabriel's feature film HOLLOW is underway. We've assembled a very exciting ensemble of Piccolo, Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon and Contrabassoon. All other textures in the score are created from manipulations of these recordings.
February 25, 2017
Our Closing Gallery Show for Emily Daccarett's 2017 Universal Collection Fashion Photography Exhibit is tonight! The show will feature music from my album Innocent Until Proven Guilty, composed specifically for this exhibit as well as the songs Si Je Ne Te Connais Pas and Viens A Moi from our previous collaborations and a few new songs from our upcoming EP. This marks our first show as the band The Proven Guilty.
January 2, 2017
Film.Music.Media review of my score album for Origin (Bieffekterna) is out. LINK