The CD Stargazing is out now!
Listen to Stargazing on Spotify or Grooveshark (streaming), or download from CD Baby or iTunes. At CD Baby, you can also get a physical copy. The magazine Muziekwereld (“Music world”) wrote a glowing review:
Emiel Stöpler is a talented composer, but on this album, we also hear a gifted guitarist who very accurately plays fingerstyle [guitar], with an impressive sense of detail and timing. The recordings are clear and placed directly in the mix, which does justice to the impressive and atmospheric guitar playing.
The repertory is diverse, ranging from pop to ragtime and jazz to latin flavors.
After trying the drums and the clarinet, I was enraptured by classical guitar at the age of seventeen. I immediately began to compose in a filmic style, inspired on classical music, jazz and pop, for various instrumentations, ranging from acoustic to electronic.
Video of The City Awakens by the NAME
Recently, the NAME (New American Mandolin Ensemble) performed my piece The City Awakens in the Baptist Church in Steenwijk, The Netherlands. We were able to shoot a good video of this memorable event: