London-based contemporary pianist James Heather performs reflective, reverb-soaked compositions that take influence from the structure and ambience of electronic music and post-rock. His music is inspired by world news stories, as on the Billboard-charting 2017 full-length debut Stories from Far Away on Piano, as well as personal loss and existential rumination, with releases like 2021's Modulations: EP2. His connections to the world of electronic music include a longtime association with Coldcut's Ninja Tune label, as well as collaborations with Dawn Richard and the Cinematic Orchestra, among others. James Heather grew up in Southampton, England. Grandparents on both sides of his family taught him how to creatively play piano, and he started composing on his own at the age of 11, taking inspiration from classical composers like ...
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