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Month: September 2017

Noise or? Another recorder video

It was a nightmare for somebody. That is why it ended up in the thrift store and got sold for 2 bucks 4 years ago.

Wow, 4 years, and I still call myself a beginner player. To be fair, the only chance I get to practice the recorder is when Sz and I are on a trip somewhere in the nature and he is busy doing his photography, which means I had very little time into learning this instrument, and I am not a genius.

A few days ago, I picked up this flute tune from Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute. It is really beautiful, and it fits into my soprano’s normal sound range.Higher than that, it would become pure noise.

So here is the video we shot on the weekend in Parc Miribel and Villars les Dombes

There are so many complaints about the sound of the soprano recorders from people who have kids, because the sopranos tend to sound extremely squeaky when played by the inexperienced. I have been trying to play it in a pleasant way, but today I came across this guy and he has totally blown my mind. He is a musician on YouTube who got popular by making fun of the soprano recorder.

Just so you know, he is a serious musician and a comedian. On purpose, he made it sound horrible and off-key, but deeper inside of me it seems the sound does sync with the character, and it tells me who he is: a happy, no-fuksgiving hobbit.

Unfortunately, I am just like the million+ viewers who would rather watch this funny video many times, than watch his more serious music videos.


The latest video: Vivaldi Takes Five

It was back in May, when the temperature was still cool. I was so busy preparing for the trip back to China that I forgot to post it here on my website. Chinese visitors who are blocked by the firewall can go to BiliBili.

As I have observed over the years, everyone loves Take Five. Probably Vivaldi would like it, too?

The bird was having a good time munching on my keyboard and fluffing up my black pants. It was much easier to have her on my shoulder instead of the tripod in another video Keeper of Flames.

One of the reasons I have not been posting videos recently is that I have been preparing for a concert in October at INSERM.  It will be the first time they are having a pianist playing a concert there, and I am so looking forward to it 🙂

In August I broke my face from a bike fall, and funny enough, my drone filmed the entire accident from above. Beautiful video, and it is almost a pity that I can not share it with you. But that added a pinch more difficulty to filming another music video, as I was patched up for many days. Now I am much better, and will be ready to film the concert in October.

Enjoy the show!