Video: David Arkenstone – Skyward

David Arkenstone is an American musician who has no less than four GRAMMY nominations. You may not know his name, but it’s likely you’ve heard his music on TV, films and even video games like World of Warcraft. His new video is a live performance of his piece Skyward.

By Graeme Smith

Skyward features David on piano joined by a string quartet. As the title suggests, it’s a lofty, uplifting piece, the aural equivalent of floating weightless. A slow and stripped back intro gives way to a pacier middle before the piece touches the clouds with its dramatic climax.

This is a lovely piece of music to enjoy this afternoon and the performance is a joy to watch. Check out the video for Skyward below.