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Peter's Opus

by Euphonic Project

First Music Release. Easy Listening, Contemporary, Piano and Piano/Orchestra versions of 5 original songs written by William Johnson.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Essence (Orchestra Version)
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2. Inviolable Promises (Orchestra Version)
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3. Celestial Blessings (Orchestra Version)
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4. Aeon Waltz (Orchestra Version)
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5. Awaiting (Orchestra Version)
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6. Essence (Piano Version)
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7. Inviolable Promises (Piano Version)
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8. Celestial Blessings (Piano Version)
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9. Aeon Waltz (Piano Version)
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10. Awaiting (Piano Version)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
william@euphonicproject.com

EuphonicProject.com

William Johnson.

Resides in Richmond, Virginia.

Member of ASCAP

Distribution by CD Baby.

Label: None


William Johnson was born in Houston Texas, in June of 1963.

Between the ages of 12 and 15 William studied Piano with accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and recording artist Edward Jenkins.

At the age of 16 William gave up the piano instruction because of battles with attention deficit disorder and mild dyslexia which prevented him from progressing and learning to sight read. Something everyone insisted was needed to be successful as a musician.

Spite the lack of encouragement, William continued to study music and piano on his own and started composing music in 1981, the year he graduated high school.

In 1983, Hurricane Alicia struck the Texas Gulf Coast and brought major flooding to the Houston area. When the water receded 6 days later, William returned to his uninsured apartment to find nothing left but his old upright piano, and a couple pieces of furniture, all full of sludge. Currents had carried everything else away, including his equipment, compositions, recordings, and dreams of being published.

William spent the next decade heeding his families and elders advise to abandon his music, to learn a trade, and to enter the workforce and get a “real job”. William worked in many industries and faced several layoffs as his life evolved.

In 1993, William moved to the beautiful hill country of Austin Texas. It was there, in 1995, that he met the love and inspiration of his life who was visiting Austin from Richmond Virginia for a job training program. In 1997, William found himself in Richmond Virginia, a souvenir, and happily starting a new life.

Nineteen years later, in 2014, William married the love if his life in a private ceremony with close friends in Rehoboth DE. They have a wonderful marriage, are the closest of friends, and still reside in Richmond Virginia.

The devotion, love, and friendship they share has inspired William to again express himself as best he can. Through his music. In 2015 the love of his life gifted him a piano, keyboards, a Mac Book Pro, and Propellerhead's Reason 8 software and encouraged William to express himself, compose, and record his music. In late 2015, William started publishing his music under the name Euphonic Project.

No one was prepared for the results, including William. The music on his first album, Peter’s Opus, are his first compositions and were released for publication on November 15, 2016, thanks to the spiritual, emotional, and financial support of many friends and associates.

William is still a long-time member of the middle-class blue collar workforce. He punches a clock like most people in America. But when the day is over he enjoys a nice Irish Coffee and some time alone with his music, dreaming, composing, and expressing himself to the world.

On February 14th, 2017, Valentines Day, William released his first single titled I Love You More!. There are two versions of the 80’s style Pop Rock song. One is a short version and the other a long version with a lot more busy guitar play. This song was also Williams first vocal release.

Williams next CD was his first electronic new age album, titled Ocean Voyage, and released on February 22, 2017. This album has seven tracks and its story starts with a walk on the beach, into the abyss, and leaves you waking on a beach wondering if it was all a dream. As a bonus, William included a eighth track which is a seamless mix of the other 7 tracks. This album is relaxing journey and is appropriately titled Ocean Voyage. Subsequently this album made the Top 100 Albums Chart at One World Radio in the UK twice in 2017. Once in August, and again in December at #28. Williams first and second chart appearance.

On June 28, 2017 William published his fourth album, Dreamcatcher. This electronic new age release has twelve tracks. This album brings a lot more emotion out of William. While composing this album his father passed after a hard battle with cancer and shortly thereafter his mother started suffering from Alzheimers and Sun-setters Syndrome, resulting in assisted living. The saddest part of her illness is she doesn’t understand her sons success as a published artist. Williams biggest disappointment has been knowing, they will never hear his music, or know that their son reached his goal of being published. William’s two studio companions, (cats) Titan (15) and Sereno (17), unexpectedly passed at Christmas also. It was a difficult year and its reflected in a lot of this album. There are some real sad and dark tracks, but as many upbeat and happy tracks as well. A moving album, indeed. As William says, “Music imitates life”.

William released his first electronic orchestra ambient new age Christmas album on October 23, 2017, Toyland. This is a beautiful and moving collection of twelve Christmas classics and one original track titled The Holiday Waltz. After only two weeks in publication this album landed on UK’s One World Radios Top 100 Albums Chart at #71 in December 2017. William’s third chart appearance.

On December 8, 2018, William released a new age single, “Deliverance (Crossing the Rainbow Bridge)” from the Dreamcatcher album, in memory of Titan and Sereno. 100% of the proceeds go to the Richmond Virginia SPCA, forever. Subsequently, the week before Christmas 2017 William’s home adopted two, two-year old black and white brother cats from the Richmond SPCA named Yin and Yang. The addition filled the large void in the hearts, home and studio.

For his spouses birthday, on August 26, 2018, William released his favorite song, and Williams first cover song, Love on a Real Train, by Tangerine Dream. One of Williams favorite groups. This is also his first electronic genre release. This song has power and energy from the moment you step on the loading platform.

William also published his eighth release and first electronic album, Escape, on August 26, 2018. This album is presented in a modern James Bond 007 theme, with ten high energy tracks, some with nice ambient segments. William really evolves with this album. A must hear for those that enjoy electronic music.

On November 26, 2018, William released his second electronic orchestra ambient new age Christmas album. This album, Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, is a continuation of the Toyland album experience and consist of five more Christmas classics that will compliment any Christmas Season.

On September 6, 2019, William released his first electronic, smooth jazz album, Dragonfly. A definite chill-out experience with eight original songs featuring saxophones, electric guitars, keyboards, synths, piano, and orchestra.

On September 6, 2019, William also released his first electronic jazz single, Peace and Love. This song didn’t quite fit the mood of the album Dragonfly with its more groovy tempo and instruments.

Also on September 6, 2019, William released a Big Band Jazz single titled Psycho Kitty. This track has a fun “have a nice day” vibe to it, featuring big band orchestra, saxophones, piano, bright brass, and walking bass. Three minutes of attitude adjustment.

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