The Rewritten Memories
South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma is celebrating 20 years since his debut album with a new recording, The Rewritten Memories, to be released on 26 March via Universal Music Group Korea. It features brand-new orchestral arrangements of some of his best-loved works from the past two decades, including the globally popular ‘River Flows In You’ – dubbed “the ‘Clair de lune’ of the 21st century” (Classic FM) – and ‘Kiss The Rain’, which is released a single on 5 February alongside a new music video.
The Rewritten Memories is Yiruma’s first orchestral studio album and features the composer himself on piano. “It was a challenging yet interesting experience,” he says, describing the recording of the album with the Korean Symphony Orchestra during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The entire orchestra members couldn’t gather simultaneously and had to record part by part.” Yet the opportunity to collaborate with so many musicians was a refreshing change for Yiruma, who, like most composers, usually writes alone.
2. Sunset Bird (Piano Septet ver.)
3. River Flows In You (Orchestra ver.)
4. Maybe Christmas (Orchestra ver.)
5. Nocturnal Mind in D minor (Piano Septet ver.)
6. Reminiscent of Days (Orchestra ver.)
7. Room With A View (Piano Septet ver.)
8. La Fotografia (Orchestra ver.)