In Search of Tranquility – PianoTweet no. 190 (replay)

(text written on July 9th, 2011)

When having contact with people or with myself,
I feel the need of finding Tranquility.

Having tranquility, inner peace, outer space,
rest, harmony, a day off, a week on holidays…

Everyone needs it.
Everyone looks for it.
Everyone looks for something.
Something that’s not yet found.

This “it”,
this “something”;
it seems so far away.
But it exists,
it could be achieved.

After the Now.

After “that” has been done,
after “it” has been finished,
after “the other” has done this and that “for me”

It seems so close.

Who really succeeded in grabbing it?
Is “there” anyone that found “it”?
Who tells me that
“it” has been found, that
“it” is discovered?

I would like to meet 1 person that found it.
One person that’s not in search for anything anymore.
Where is that person?
Who is it?

In Search of Tranquility – PianoTweet no. 190

Not sure about This – PianoTweet no. 189 (replay)

(text written on July 8th, 2011)

Since I started creating the PianoTweets
more than a half year ago,
I noticed something.
Listeners seem to choose to listen to the music
after having noticed the title of the track, or not…

I have seen stats that prove this.
And I only watch and read.
And I rather well understand what graphs are about.

There’s another funny fact:
A track title containing the word “Heart” is far more popular than
a track title containing the word “Sparrow”.
Strange!

Because there must be far more Sparrows than Hearts.
But “Heart” seems to engage people more than “Sparrow”;
Probably a kind of a generalization.

So this track is called “Not sure about this” for that reason.

Very often we as a person appear to be “Not sure”.
And at the same time we can be “Not sure”
of what music in general is about to say.
We don’t know anything at all before listening..!

Although the music in this PianoTweet has a clear message.

Not sure about This – PianoTweet no. 189

My Heart stood open – PianoTweet no. 188 (replay)

(text written on July 7th, 2011)

My Heart stood open,
someone entered and found my love

My Heart stood open
and got hurt, shed a bitter tear,
closed again without passion

My Heart stood open,
someone embraced it,
and it got cured.

My Heart stood open
and learned to love
in a new way.

My Heart stood open,
joy wandered in and
found a place to live.

My Heart stands open
and keeps pointing out the way:
Back to me.

My Heart stood open – PianoTweet no. 188

The Augmented Passion – PianoTweet no. 187 (replay)

(text written on July 6th, 2011)

These augmented chords always sound so nice to me,
from a point of view to harmonics.

A little secret for the pianists amongst you:
The basics.
Do this:
Play a single C base note all the time with your left hand – an octave is fine nevertheless.
Then play these chords with your right hand in succession:
C major, D major and E major.

With this sequence of chords
I feel a great beautiful tension,
my passion starts “bubbling”.
A marvellous trigger to express a certain kind of feelings.
And beautiful as well, when played very softly…

Enjoy!

The Augmented Passion – PianoTweet no. 187

Jumping Sparrow – PianoTweet no. 186 (replay)

(text written on July 5th, 2011)

A picture from my childhood popped up in mind.
I must have been 5 or 6 years old.

The yard at home, green grass, the sandbox.
A peaceful and sunny day in summer.
My playground with my Dinky Toy Cars, my Lego and colored woodblocks.

Just a few yards away:
the green hedge, filled with the noisy noise of a dozen sparrows.
Moving and moving
they seemed to be busy in an everlasting conference
about the important matters of the day.

Once in a while one of them jumped, jumped, jumped
down on the yard, glimpsing around,
full of  joyful curiosity
(those little birds seemed less anxious than they tend to be nowadays).

It moved in my direction,
as if it was looking for me and join me at my playground –
and share the simple and beautiful joy
of chatting and tweeting around.

Oh, these sweet memories…

Jumping Sparrow – PianoTweet no. 186

Nature’s Echoes – PianoTweet no. 185 (replay)

(text written on July 4th, 2011)

I always look around at Nature’s Echoes.

Using a metaphore I tell you about my thoughts.

Today I looked up at and observed the leaves in a tree.
The Wind blew through the tree.
I noticed how funny and how tremendously
impressive it is
that every leaf moves it own way.

We should consider that all leaves
move in a different way
when touched by the Wind.
They even move when there’s no Wind at all.

They all grow in a different way whenever
fed by water, light and food.
They die to make place for new leaves.

I love to face every single Leaf very close.
And wonder and wonder about
the miracle.

Nature’s Echoes – PianoTweet no. 185

Click Moment – PianoTweet no. 184 (replay)

(text written on July 3rd, 2011)

Creativity is a constant flow of choices.
Often it’s an almost unconscious process.

Decisions are usually made in a split second, on high velocity.
Sensitity to a maximum level.
Hardly any doubts.

On the contrary, when playing piano,
I experience moments of exception, more than once.

This music reflects the mood of hesitation.
As if there is a moment of waiting for a flash,
a “push the button” moment of enlightening;

Like in real Life.
Suddenly one can “see” it,
The Moment of Truth.
The Moment of Convinction.
I call it the “Click Moment”.

Click Moment – PianoTweet no. 184