Half a Year! – PianoTweet 181


It’s a Birthday today, more or less.
PianoTweets completed a Half Years Life.

In fact, it’s still a baby.
And to keep this little creature growing,
a lof of energy and inspiration
was needed and will be needed in future.

I’ve gone through many processes:
as a musician and as the inventor “backstage”.
When I listen to all PianoTweets, I hear a development.
This process will never stop:
nothing will ever be the same.

At the same time I discover how Online working works.
In our today’s world there’s a growing greed for
news, hypes, excitement, fast, faster, more, more and more…

PianoTweets is a bit different though.
Yes, it’s rather new.

But my intention is to create an oasis for everyone.
A stable factor in Life.
With harmonious, friendly and thoughtful music and text.

Half a Year! – PianoTweet 181

Serenade (revised version) – PianoTweet 179

“Serenade” is a composition that was published on my CD: “PianoWorks, volume 1”.
This track is not on the website’s demo playlist, but it’s present on the CD, for sure!

The melody “Serenade” was first played in 1998,
right after I bought my beautiful and beloved GrandPiano “Stieff”.

A sample was published here at PianoTweets at the 11th of January.
That’s a long time ago…

At least One Sweet Follower loves this melody very much;
I intend to compose and play an extra long version for Her rather soon.

Until that…:
Enjoy this version!

Serenade (revised version) – PianoTweet 179

First Sunbeams of the Day – PianoTweet 178

A precious moment of the day
is the moment I open my eyes and
realise that I’m awake again.

Dreams vanish into the new day’s fog,
my breath gets back to normal,
consciousness returns after numerous exchanges
with the unconsciousness.

In my country it doesn’t happen very often that
the sun wakes me up
by throwing its beams upon
my face and my closed eyes.

But when it happens?
Then it’s absolutely the best way to get into NOW…!

And in my head I hear the acoustic environment of music:
I hear an orchestra that starts playing.


First Sunbeams of the Day – PianoTweet 178

Sunday Awakening – PianoTweet 177

What’s better than an Awakening in the morning,
knowing that a day is coming up that possibly hides
peace, rest, harmony and reflection.

It’s up to us to discover that.

Nevertheless, I’m aware of the fact that it is not an option to everyone…

Partially I have been inspired by notes of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s beautiful melody
“Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”.
One dear follower asked me a little while ago
to compose a real variation.

I promise: its’ coming up.

Enjoy today’s version of this theme and:
Make Your Day!

Sunday Awakening – PianoTweet 177

The Rainbow Pact (extended version) – PianoTweet 176

Yesterday I got inspired by two friends – followers – listeners – fans…
How would you call them in “Social Media World”…?

One of them is a friend in real life: I call her Friend no. 1.
The other one I never met: I call her Friend no. 2.
So both are Friends, with a capital F 🙂
And yes, both are Female.

Anyway, Friend no. 2 posted on Twitter a very beautiful quote:

“De prachtige kleuren van de regenboog toveren regendruppels op mijn wangen” (original Dutch text)

“The magnificent colours of the rainbow conjure raindrops on my cheeks” (English translation by Arjan Tammer)

Written by Marja Willems.
Follow her on Twitter:  @HetDorpsmeisje
Read her blog, enjoy poetic and intelligent texts and quotes: Zichtbaar

Only a few minutes after Marja’s quote, I noticed Friend no. 1 posted two beautiful pictures.

Look at this double rainbow…

And this detail…

These gorgeous photographs were made by Ben Licher.
Follow my sweet Friend on Twitter, she deserves it: @benlicher

Both Friends inspired me to today’s extended PianoTweet.
You should follow them both.

Now it’s your turn.
Add the text, the images and the music together!

No more words needed.

The Rainbow Pact – PianoTweet 176

The Piano Sings – PianoTweet 175

I’ve been playing and writing
about passions, events, thoughts, theories and more.
And a lot of PianoTweets
about myself and the music itself…

But apart from me, the other Living Source of PianoTweets is:

THE GrandPiano.
Named: “Chas. M. Stieff”.
Built: 1916, city of Baltimore, US.

I remember 1998:
From the moment I found him,
played the keys,
heard the characteristic, soulful sound,
I’m deeply in love with my GrandPiano.

I decided he should be my companion.
He joined me
during good times and bad times.
And became a most important part of me.

Of course this melody is far too short for what I feel for my instrument.


The Piano Sings – PianoTweet 175

Stieff, front view