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Month: April 2020

Music Projects during the lock-down

My dear friends,

It has been a long time since my last update. Not much could happen to one’s life in two years, though there has been some major change in me. Being an animal lover, I managed to make many little human friends. That is for sure an obstacle overcame.

My life was quite full and enjoyable with study and work. It is too busy for a minimum 3 day session by the piano, totally jammed between the desire to create and the frustrations. If it were not for the lock-down during the Covid-19 Pandemic, I would not “end up” making music again.

I hesitate a lot when it comes to writing about this piece. It was during a time when some heavy, yet shocking news reached me. I couldn’t think of what to do then, as my mind was occupied by the horrible incident and couldn’t deal with the usual way of life. To compose is the only thing I could do, so I did. My husband was very supportive and never interfered during the night when I was building my feelings up for this piece. He has my gratitude.

The other piece is more joyful, as how I felt when I wrote it a week ago. I started one melody while watching the balcony birds coming to our drinking fountain. They are super agile and playful, not scared of a piano player nearby. The artwork I used here is by Hieronymus Bosch. The painting is my love at first sight, and it fit almost exactly the imagined world I was creating through music, or trying to create.