Pianoteq’s wonderful model of the Petrof Mistral – a piano with real beauty and character, warm, thick tones in the bass and sweet, bright, shimmering tones in the treble.
‘Prelude in C minor’, an improvisation with a reflective, melancholy mood on Pianoteq’s Bluethner.
The joy we feel at the sighting of a butterfly when the warm weather arrives after the long, dark cold of winter is a very special feeling. Music can bring us this joy whenever we need it!
This piece of improvising is exploring the rebellious feelings I have about success, achievement and other things the ego thinks it needs to be happy. The music itself is enough!
This piece is part of a project called Butterflies about fragility, resilience and beauty. This one describes a gentle rebellion against human arrogance!
When I improvise in the mixolydian mode of G, I find it creates a feeling of no-nonsense optimism and groundedness that I really like to plug into, particularly during such uncertain times.