Rubato – PianoTweet no. 555

Rubato is a definition in musical interpretation.
Originally it means “robbed” time, i.e. stolen time.
Meaning that the interpreter, the performer,
can play “off” or “around” the metrum.

Rubato is defined during the Romantic Period.

When you’re listening to my PianoTweets,
you might notice that I use this very often,
almost in all pieces.
Very rarely I use a metronome.

For me Rubato is a way of “talking musically”,
using tempo variations as well as great volume dynamics.

Rubato – PianoTweet no. 555

Walking through Life – PianoTweet no. 554

Every day is filled with challenging moments.

So many different situations and atmospheres
to handle, to improvise with,
to feel, to review, to learn from…

And all that together seems to be
a walk, some serial steps into daily future.

Through the unexpected landscapes
and the unbelievable woods,
that we experience and absorb as

Walking through Life – PianoTweet no. 554

Shortest Night – PianoTweet 450 (replay)

(text written on June 21st, 2012)

We just experienced this year’s Shortest Night.

My father used to joke:
“From today we’re heading for our winter holidays again!”

But for many of us it also means a point of return.
A Midsummer Night.
A turning wheel,
with new points of view,
decisions and other strategies.

And what do I do?
What will happen to me?
I decide to live closer to the upcoming day,
enjoying every day’s new miracles.

Shortest Night – PianoTweet 450

There’s Always Hope – PianoTweet no. 551

Hope is like an open end.
A source of continuity,
like a suggestion and an appointment
to a next part:
of life,
or history,
or music.
You can hear it that at the end of this piece.

There’s always a solution,
maybe now,
or in future,
a new direction,
a better alternative:
for everyone and everything.

There’s Always Hope – PianoTweet no. 551