#258: Live Performance – Improv on Chopin
June 27, 2007
Audio link: 27 June 2007
Wouldn’t you know it, I arrive to the International Dalcroze Institute in Boston and they put on a public recital the first Wednesday. So I programmed 3 Etudes with Improvised Preluding – my first public performance of my style of improvisation!
I was delighted with how it went. The audience chose the etudes and I played them in that order with preluding. But of course, it wouldn’t be a good performance on the Daily Improvisation if there weren’t audio problems. In this case, anything above mezzo-forte blew the levels on the condenser mic I put in the audience. Is this really happening in 2007? So, you’ve been warned – by audiophile standards it’s near unlistenable, but if you’re interested in my live improvs, you’ll be able to figure out what I did. Also the audio has me speaking about what I’m doing and why.
It looks like I’ll do another public performance like this in Geneva later in July – I’ll post it here if I get audio.