Feb 11, 2010

A Dreamlike Sensibility to Inspire

2010 has been going incredibly well so far. I believe this is in large part to my renewed focus and concentration in all aspects of life; however, the biggest missing piece was my music. I've been a classically trained pianist since I was 5, and only just got a piano to resume my music. Playing every day for an hour has contributed hugely to other parts of life as an artist working out, I feel, and additionally, I think most artists have a few mediums in which to express and balance themselves. One of the pieces I am studying is Debussy's Pagodes. I love this piece because of its relationship to my world's fair pictures; Debussy first heard Japanese and Chinese music at the 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris, and this led to the creation of some of his most beautiful and ethereal music. Here is an amazingly dreamlike performance of Pagodes.

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