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Open Sea


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Boundless

 Genre: Piano

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So I used to play piano too, quite a while ago, though I never had one home and would play in Cafés whenever I could lay my hands on one of them. It's always been one of my favorite instruments, especially the real wooden thing, and I have a dream of getting one, one of these days.

This is one of very few recordings I have of my piano playing. I could have included in the 'India Jams series' as it was recorded there, of all places, yet decided to leave that series to the definitely indian flavored recordings. Which this one isn't.

Recorded live, this piece finds me at the piano, leading, so to speak, the other musicians participating in that one night only performance, given in a barn, musicians who were also friends and had the kindness to join me for the event. Including violin, keyboard and percussion, the performance was totally improvised, save for the central theme which I had worked out with the violinist.

I tweaked the audio file in Logic to the best of my ability - the recording's balance of instruments, for one thing, isn't too good. So be it.

I took the freedom to put this in the piano genre, for the piano is, after all, central to it. In fact, it almost happened as a solo performance and that changed when other showed interest in joining in.

Enjoy.
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Uploaded: May 09, 2009 - 10:39:38 AM
Last Updated: May 09, 2009 - 10:56:42 AM Last Played: Dec 22, 2018 - 04:20:55 AM
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paul f. page said 3726 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Yes...This is....
...OPEN SEA. You've captured the spaciousness of the environment beautifully with this improvisation. There is a certain openness and expectation about this composition that I find very appealing. You go over the same general material many times, but the serenity of the scene you are painting comes through with clarity and unobstructed by over-production. You've used the resources available to you with great care, and the effect is peaceful. As a composition to accompany a "yoga event" or some sort of meditation, this is just perfect.
Peace.
Paul
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Boundless said 3726 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Open sea
I chose the title now, on the spur of the moment, because I thought that, the recurring theme notwithstanding, it translated well how I felt improvising on the piano - which is what I'd largely do.

Thanks for your appreciation
and coming by, Paul !
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Feter said 3726 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Open Sea
this is very impressive as you are trying to tell us the piano
isnot your main instrument a true meditation song ...so deep !
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 3726 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Well
It certainly isn't, Feter. I've hardly played since ages.
I just felt like sharing this here
for the fine fun of it.

Thanks for listening !
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Char said 3726 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Very calm
and also respectful. You have an inner peace that is represented here. Lovely.
This would be perfect for a video of any wonderful natural landscape because it is so peaceful. Thanks.
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Boundless said 3725 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
My pleasure, Char
Peaceful is good. Glad you enjoyed it
and thanks for dropping in.

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LunaTrick said 3725 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Very nice composition
Shades of Debussy's La Mer... very impressive for a live performance... impressionistic to the hilt!
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Boundless said 3725 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Hey Daniel
Yes, I recall having been told that about my playing in those times.
Jarrett would also come to people's mind - I'd say thanks and wonder how well they've listened to him !

Thanks for dropping a line.
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Relic67 said 3724 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
impressive
Very enjoyable. I like totally improvised music. a lot of freedom and expressiveness to it.
Nice post!


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Boundless said 3724 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Right
That's why I like improvising or jamming so much.

Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing !
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TERRAPLANE said 3724 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
I hope your dream comes true
And you get your Piano someday soon. That way when you play you can fill the air with splendid DELIGHT! Thanks for sharing your journey on the keys,,,,, Peace ,Terry
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Boundless said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Delight
Sounds good.

Thanks for your appreciation
and for coming by !
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gail60 said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Gorgeous
You have talent running through your body like nobody's business!! Not only are you a wonderful guitarist but as well a pianist. This is so calming and soothed my day away. Very nice and much appreciated. Thank you for sharing this.
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Boundless said 3723 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
Ah well
I'm delighted that you enjoyed it, Gail. While, when I used to play, it sometimes went on the wilder side - it actually does a little in this recording - I generally played around those kind of atmospheres. Obviously something I needed and gave to myself - that soothing.

Thanks for listening and sharing !
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paddler said 3654 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
..
love the improvisation - makes alot of sense to my ears and brain - both in terms of the visual sound and the language of the notes.beautiful - Rich
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Boundless said 3653 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Thanks Richard
Glad you enjoyed it !
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