Austin Peralta Dies Aged 22
, November 22nd, 2012 12:02
Virtuoso pianist, composer and Brainfeeder affiliate
Austin Peralta, the pianist and composer who regularly collaborated with Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder roster, has died, aged 22. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Peralta started out playing piano at 5 years old, and by the time he was in high school he was already heading up his own jazz trio, playing sets worldwide, going on to release two albums, Maiden Voyage and Mantra, in Japan before he was 16.
Last year, he released the album Endless Planets on Brainfeeder and had begun work on its follow-up, as well as having contributed to Flying Lotus’s recent Until The Quiet Comes album.
Flying Lotus wrote on Twitter "it kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Austin Peralta. I don't really have the right words right now” with Brainfeeder posting a collection of Peralta’s music in homage, while Frank Ocean also joined those paying tribute to the pianist.