Hi, this is Robert Estrin at LivingPianos.com. The subject today is, “Finding the Vehicle for Your Music”. There are some points in history when there were excellent vehicles for musical expression. Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven had the sonata form to exploit. The piano also was just coming into its own as was the symphony orchestra. This provided incredible opportunities for creative expression.
There are whole eras of history where the arts flourished such as the Renaissance.
Conversely, times like the Dark Ages offered scant opportunity for creative expression. There is another side to this aside from historical context. If you are a musician or artist, you must find your unique system of creative expression if you are going to be prolific. If you look at some of the most successful composers today, they each find a niche in which to flourish. This can be combining styles of music that have never been fused before, such as Eastern and Western styles. Or, it can involve utilizing technology in ways that haven’t been done before.
One thing that I have done incessantly since childhood, is improvisation. Since I have done this for so long, I almost always have fresh, new musical ideas percolating in my mind. When I sit down at the piano, oftentimes, things come together in ways that seem inexplicable. While I have captured some of them on recording, at this time I am developing a system of recording these musical creations to share with you.
Last night, I set up the recording gear for a test.
While I had nothing specific in mind when recording, the music seemed to come together well enough to share with you. I hope you enjoy the performance on the accompanying video. Finding the vehicle for your musical expression is half the battle of becoming productive and effective in sharing your musical ideas. I am interested in your opinion of what I am creating with technology to share my musical ideas with you, and welcome your insights into how to create a vehicle for musical and artistic expression. Thanks for joining me, Robert Estrin here at LivingPianos.com – Your Online Piano Store.