I performed a selection of my piano music to an enthusiastic audience at the launch of the Atmospherica concert series last Thursday lunchtime.
Just less than thirty people squeezed into the studio to listen and they seemed to enjoy themselves.
Here’s a little clip from the concert so you can see a bit of what went on.
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The latest addition to the studio is a 1905 Bechstein grand piano. I’m really excited about letting you hear this amazing instrument in the January ‘Atmospherica‘ concert series.
It has a lively, versatile sound with a crystal clear treble range and plenty of power in the bass notes. I’m going to be carefully positioning some microphones very soon so stay tuned to hear the results very soon.
It taken a little while to put these together using a program called ‘Sibelius’ that on the whole works really well but has taken a little bit of learning and experimentation to get good results. I’m very happy with the way the pieces look and also pleased with the look and feel of the final product – the printing, paper stock and cover images all work nicely together.
If you are thinking of playing these pieces I would estimate that the level of difficulty is roughly equivalent to ABRSM Grade 5 or 6.
The book containing all four pieces from the EP is priced at £12.50 plus p&p.
I recorded a demo track of a new piece here in the studio earlier today and thought it turned out quite well so I thought i would post it on here.
The piece is entitled ‘Tenerezza’
I shall be recording tracks for my forthcoming album next week with a view to releasing the album on May 19th to coincide with the Late Shows event here in Newcastle, where I shall once again be performing my Pitch Black Piano concerts.
Back into the studio today after an enjoyable festive break. I’m currently working on preparing library tracks for submission, some library track admin (boring but necessary), editing scores for my forthcoming solo piano sheet music collection and listening to some great work from my friends Sam and Dan Burt who have made this fine collection of trailer music. https://soundcloud.com/borderscout/sets/redcola
The playing and recording of the next solo piano record will have to be put on hold for a while as a result of a fracture of my left thumb sustained whilst stalling my motorbike at the petrol station before Christmas. No boogie woogie for a while…what a dafty!