8-15-13: The Piano in the Room

8-15-13: The Piano in the Room

Whenever Beethoven would walk into a room and see a piano he would feel this tension, a tension arising from the fact that he had an almost primal sexual urge to play it, but at the same time would resent the fact that he felt the urge to play it. Usually he would resist the urge.

7/22/13: Prelude & Feud #1 in C

7/22/13: Prelude & Feud #1 in C

Technically this comes from the same session on June 11 at Tone Zone as the tracks below, but I’m just getting to editing, cleaning up, and otherwise making them ready for public consumption (if you consider listening to music a form of consumption), so since the actual mix of the track is today, that’s the date I’m giving this entry. Anyway, why would anyone care?

So, for those of you who are scoring at home, this is a complete written composition ( but the improvised tracks still vastly out number the written), and it is a particular set I began writing about 6 years ago and am only just now beginning to record/perform: they’re very hard because they are purely contrapuntal, in the style of Bach, yes, but not in the style of Bach—if you know what I mean. What I mean is that I treat each voice as an individual entity (like Bach) but the actual style and language is contemporary (not like Bach.)