When attempting to be in `the moment µ`, one might feel he exists. Is the role of the artist to discover what space there is and what kind of colors he should use to paint µ in the most accurate way? This is not so much a matter of style but more of alchemy of the moment. It is about right proportions, attitude of the different parties, artist and audience. They who come from one and another point meet in that certain moment µ. There are different factors influencing µ: the places where they meet and the time it takes place -what happened a long time ago, more recently, and what is about to come. The perception of the moment µ varies tremendously following which disposition one is in, and that influences µ as well.
“Piano works” is a study in progress based on melodic tunes took from the jazz piano repertoire. With its impressive appearance, its powerful tones, its complex mechanics, and seemingly perfect pre-pitched tones, the piano is the ideal symbol of the quintessence of Western civilization. Marvelous melodies were written on this instrument, and we present here different lectures of a few of these songs. Our aim is to play as honestly as possible, meaning forgetting the rules and forgetting our selves while in the moment µ, in order to only translate what we hear, what we feel. In these recordings, most of these songs are played rubato; sometimes some chords are prolonged, some other times the melody is hardly played.
“Piano worksn’t” is a tribute to differences, to these so called imperfections which make life being what it is, music being music, humans being humans. These improvisations were originally one piece of 7 different parts. We decided to separate the parts in 7 different tracks and to alternate in this CD songs and improvisations.