Back in Familiar Waters: Tim Nast's Return to the Ottawa Music Scene
November 14, 2019
It’s been a big year for Canadian pianist and composer Tim Nast. With his lifelong passion and early career having previously been put on hold so that he could raise his growing family, Nast re-launched his music career in 2019, paired with a fresh new album and a 12-date tour in the Ottawa region. He’s not just dipping his toe in the musical waters; he’s taking the plunge.
That verve is present throughout his new album, titled “Here”: it’s a full-throated celebration of existence, floating on Nast’s message of how truly extraordinary it is to be alive. Along with the ultimate goal of navigating his listeners to reflect upon that sentiment, his entirely instrumental 12-track album allows for each individual to “absorb the sound and the mood, which causes them to think their own thoughts,” Nast told Bytown Sound in a recent interview.
“These thoughts are the lyrics to my songs.”
All in a Day with Alan Neal - Oct 21, 2019
Tim Nast dropped by our CBC studio to talk about his inspiration for the new album, here
Daytime Ottawa - Tim Nast tells us about his upcoming album and tour, and performs "The Space Between Us".
September 23, 2019
Ottawa Life Magazine
August 29, 2019
Ottawa's very own pianist and composer Tim Nast explores his place “Here” on Earth through new album.
Not only will he release his new album Here, but he will also kick off a 12-date, Ottawa Valley-wide tour! To give fans an early taste of what to expect on the album, Nast has been pre-releasing tracks online weekly leading up to the full album release.
The talented pianist and composer took some time out of his busy tour prep and music-making to share with us what inspired the theme of the album, why he’s doing weekly pre-releases ahead of the album release, and what to expect at his upcoming shows.
The Mural Newspaper
September 4, 2019
Tim Nast to tour region
FYIG chats with pianist/composer Tim Nast
September 2, 2019
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I started playing the piano at age 6 and, by the time I was 16, I was composing and performing publicly. After high school, I attended university (Uvic and UBC) but ultimately left university to launch a professional music career that found me performing across Canada and Germany – sometimes to standing room only. Through my 20s I composed hundreds of songs and recorded 6 albums.