It was a surreal feeling to be reminded it’s a Bank Holiday. In many ways #Lockdown has felt like one long Bank Holiday. Even the weather was in a balmy Mediterranean mood. And yet, it is anything but a Bank Holiday as the Pandemic has put on hold so many plans and projects. I should have been working in the Far East these few days. #Decluttering is a time-honoured and suitable Bank Holiday activity, so here is some #Debussy...
#Lockdown has really highlighted how easy it is to take #movement for granted! With the easing of restrictions taking small steps, the streets and skies are not just a visual reminder of movement. As people are begin to take casual, perhaps inessential, strolls (rather than the one deliberate outing to stake their right for that ration of ‘one daily exercise’), idle chatter is heard in and out of focus as it mingles with the hum of the environment. How much movement in the so
As #Lockdown stubbornly persists I would like to continue to think I can continue to bring a few moments of musical inspiration to you, albeit as virtual audiences. Rather than live streaming concerts - I'm not sure my lockdown piano is quite up to being exposed to such formal judgement! - I will be posting some honest glimpses into the piano studio. I will be posting these on this blog and YouTube. If you #subscribe to these you should be able to receive automatic notifica
Has anyone else noticed the wonderful new #lockdown phenomenon where people walk out of the front door timidly, then gathering more and more confidence start looking alive as they launch into their once-daily permitted ration of stepping out into the world? Then, returning back they disappear - not to be seen until a new, clear day beckons again... Sounds familiar? Of course - it must be that #magician #Debussy capturing the #music of the legendary submerged isle of Ys! #COVI
When that a cetain absurd air of pompous self-importance lingers around, it’s only a matter of seconds before eyes roll. For #Debussy it was an invitation to unleash his acerbic wit and indulge in some #musical #Parody! Here the hallowed #Wagner is not only in the #Children’s #Corner, but thrown out in the street amidst a the #moonwalk or perhaps boogie-woogie of its day - the #Cake #Walk. Go on, have a snigger... #COVID19 #workingfromhome #piano #music #humour