Limited (B flat minor Series, no.3) – PianoTweet no. 54 (replay)

I am happy to present nr. 3 of the B flat minor Series.

All notes of this composition are played within the reach of two octaves.
So the notes “live” within limits: their range is limited.

There’s something peculiar with limits.
Limits create space, freedom, discipline.
As long as I know where are my limits,
the space is immense and endless.

It’s really incredible, the choice we have within our limits.

So, this B flat minor Series is probably going to last very long.
Because there’s endless space within this particular chord, this special scale.
A challenging space.

Limited (B flat minor Series, no.3) – PianoTweet no. 54

So Fragile (B flat minor Series, no.2) – PianoTweet no. 50

This one is the 2nd in the new B flat minor Series,
that started the day before yesterday.

I simply felt it was about time to honour this beautiful and profound key.

Today’s B flat minor mood is fragile, hesitating, careful and asking…

Share this mood, feel this emotion.
They’re real and they’re part of many of us.

No further comments.

So Fragile (B flat minor Series, no.2) – PianoTweet no. 50

Harmless! (B flat minor Series no. 1) – PianoTweet no. 48 (Replay)

Today, dear PianoTweet Listeners, I’m gonna play a bit with you 🙂

At first:
Today’s title “Harmless!” will be published in two versions:

  • version 1: some piano tuning before the actual PianoTweet starts.
  • version 2: no piano tuning before the PianoTweet starts.

But why two versions?

It like to let you hear the tuning of a piano note.
Sometimes the tuning takes more time, this time it was easy.
Don’t worry, the tuning doesn’t take much time…

The other reason is an esthetical,
more artistic one, that grew in my fantasy.

During a certain period
you’ll hear a first Series,
a series of pieces that belong together.

So the tuning is a kind of an introduction to the whole Series.

Why a series?
Since many years I’m fond of the B flat minor key.
It’s a rich and very useful key.
Full of expression and emotion.
I would love to play endlessly the B flat minor key…

Here’s the first piece of the Series.
Enjoy!

Version 1
“Harmless!”, tuning included – PianoTweet no. 48
“Harmless!”, piano tuning included 

Version 2
“Harmless!”, tuning excluded – PianoTweet no. 48
“Harmless!”, piano tuning excluded 

Moon in Progress – PianoTweet no. 49 (Replay)

When looking at the sky, we often see the Moon.
Generally when it’s dark or almost dark –
even when daylight is around us.
It’s clearly visible which “stadium” the Moon shows us.
Always in progress,
either growing or diminishing.

Like this PianoTweet.

It starts with a chord progression: from B minor to A major.
Like chords can perform a progression,
so does the Moon.
So can we People,
so does the Universe.

There’s this basic movement,
a profound thought.
The appearance is growing and diminishing.

Like this PianoTweet.

Moon in Progress – PianoTweet no. 49

I do not agree – PianoTweet no. 51 (Replay)

“Hi, I am a Minor chord.
I uh, see…,
you must be a Major chord.

I must say, you look different, you sound different,
Actually, I’m not sure if I…”

“Hi, Minor Chord,
I’m a Major chord.

You should look more like me.
Then you would match better,
take place beside me more easily,
ánd:
you would sound like me,
like they say: more bright…!
If not, you’d better go back where you came from”

Pause

“Well, Major Chord, that’s how you look to this composition.
I’ve been listening a while and I think
I am needed here and very important,
for balancing this piece, to give it a nuance,
give it more tension, expression, color…!

So, I do not agree: I’ll stay…!”

I do not agree – PianoTweet no. 51

Una Corda (Soft Pedal tune) – PianoTweet no. 47 (Replay)

(text below written on Febr. 16th 2011)

Today’s PianoTweet, Una Corda (italian for “one string”)
is a small part of a longer piece I recorded years ago.
It was played while the left pedal was pushed down all the time.

Normally the hammers of the piano hit all strings.
So you hear the usual, full sound.
When pushing this “soft pedal” down,
the whole keyboard shifts a little bit to the right,
causing the hammers to hit only one or two strings.
This creates a soft, a kind of sleepy effect in the piano’s sound.

For me this effect stands for a special mild and soft mood;
today I felt this mood very strongly and clearly present.

Of course it’s not the first time being in that mood.
But sometimes I just feel that way…

Una Corda – PianoTweet no. 47