Piano Thoughts, Vol. 1
About: This collection is a personal musical journal – little meanderings as I sat at the piano and played what felt good. The essence of each thought was written in one sitting, where I recorded myself playing then later transcribed and edited. I found the first thought in a sketch from January 2012. The rest were generated sporadically between April and October 2013. Developing my musical spontaneity and intuition in this way – allowing a bit of music to be what it is, short and unexplained – has been very freeing.
Premiere: Rachel Kim on November 22nd, 2013 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: ca. 6 minutes