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I recently experienced this magic when I performed my first solo piano concert at the West Falmouth Library in , Massachusetts on March 7th 2009.
The concert was billed as “Living Room Improvisations” and featured a number of my original “on the spot” free improvisation as well as improvisation on folk pieces, including a Cuban Tango.
The living-room improvisational style is what I do at home…
I just sit at my piano and play spontaneously.
An analogy is “flow of consciousness” poetry or prose. The secret of success is to play on a really nicely tuned piano with tone you can just dive into.
I’ve dreamed of playing a concert at the West Falmouth Library… it’s a beautiful room with hardwood floors, books all around, and beautiful oil paintings on the walls… It’s a very special ambiance.
The concert was at 4pm and it was still light outside so I drew the shades and used a floor lamp by the piano so I felt like I was at home.
Being a piano tuner I have the great vocational satisfaction of playing every piano I work on to check the tuning and make sure that the action and pedals are working properly.
As a piano player the most satisfying pianos to play on are ones that have been freshly tuned. It’s a wonderful part of the job.