Thought and Thinker
When You Take Off Your Shoes
Drawing on influences from Nils Frahm and Erik Satie, as well as field recordings from his travels across North America and Europe, Vancouver-based pianist/composer Nathan Shubert’s engaged, empathic take on contemporary classical blends muted physicality with an exceptional ear for beauty.
A sought-after sideman and session player (No Sinner, Rich Hope, Courtney Marie Andrews), Shubert’s intimate instrumental works are as much about the atmosphere of a room and the mechanics of the piano—tiny pedal thuds, the clack of the hammers—as they are about harmonic inventiveness and intelligent dynamism.
At once deeply personal and highly relatable, Nathan Shubert’s compositions are understated, quietly propulsive, and uncommonly poetic.