Thursday, October 8, 2009

Something more personal

One of our members was asking me what my favourite pieces are and have I ever shared my music online.

Well, many of my favourite pieces are here online. I tend toward 19th and 20th century music. Compositionally, I prefer small ensembles. I like to hear inner voicings and like to use interplay of complimentary solo instruments. Flute and clarinet are a particular favourite, but one can never get away from the classic string quartet or brass choir. The latter is one of my "heart-throbs". ;) In recent years I have become more and more infatuated with the human voice.

An early recording I made (complete with background noise) is what I will share with you. The tempo is entirely unconventional, but at the time it was as if the music was an elexir that made me totally drunk with its pleasure... like making love to the piano keys...

If you want to hear it, here it is:

Erik Satie: Gnoissienne No.1