Once in a while – mostly while walking – a melody appears in my mind. Over the years I learned to hear a piece of music first in my head prior playing or producing it, and I can say that these piano pieces were 90% first created in my mind, before I even touched a piano or computer. Creating music this way allows me, for example to try out some modulations and trying to get the essence or mood of the song. I am not a pianist, although I like to compose with that instrument as all notes are clearly ordered visually in a clear view. Another important thing I really like, is the natural sound of a piano… as piano music, can be pure music, without too many gimmicks (samples, other instruments,…).
Why accepting reality and borderlines? : My very first piano piece that was worthy enough to record. I still very much like the contrast between the 2 main parts of this song, as the second part (01:23) seems to lift up the song in a ‘begging’ way/feel, expanding the feeling, before returning again to the begin state of resign.
Summer rain : One night, i was turning a melody I heard earlier that day inside my head into a piano song, when some birds start singing their song during a soft refreshing summer rain. I immediately knew I needed to add some rain, thunder & bird samples (there goes the no gimmicks attitude.. 😉 ).
For Alicia Isabela : when I met my wife, I was in my ‘Beethoven’ period. I was listening – on repeat – to these 9 Symphonies, 32 Piano Sonatas, String Quartets, etc.. during 4 months exclusively. This – happy – song is a reflection of that period. Probably I will never make such sophisticated song again, as it took quite some time before I was happy with the melodic flow of it, as many key modulations are weaving this song to completion.
Memory of a feeling : I told myself not to make any new music, as there are a few projects much in need of the rare free moments I can spend in my studio. I told myself to forget the few melodies I was hearing, but strangely I was trying to connect those few ideas. On an evening beginning of October 2019, I turned my computer on and instead of working on some project, I sketched the basics, kept on fine tuning the idea and before I knew… a new piano piece was born !
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