I started piano in my early teens and should probably be better than I am. I did, however, acquire a decent knowledge of music theory.
My high school music teacher always reminded me that “you’re not a pianist, but are not without musical talent.” Damning with faint praise! He made me study Webern for my last major school music project. No one understands Webern. Webern probably didn’t get Webern.
Here are some articles about music, some of them about my own compositions. They will probably take you longer to read than to actually listen to. If you are concerned about that then please go straight to my YouTube channel, Prasadium.
- Percy the Pianist: Canto 1, stanzas 31-41Previous.. 31Half a day before the gathering stormRose Percy, not Percival of Wagner’sDour overture, based on the French wormOf Tours […]
- The Temptation of Merlin: A Pre-Raphaelite compositionLegend has it that one of Merlin’s protégés was Nimue, or Viviane, Lady of Lake. Merlin and Viviane were instrumental […]
- An Overture To His Coy MistressMy composing sessions extend to eight hours, with plenty of breaks for coffee and stretching, which is why I don’t compose when on […]
- Becoming a full-time composerA month has passed since I last posted. I’m still learning Chinese and pondering the deep well of life, so 2021 should see more TV […]
- Robert Schumann: Advice to Young MusiciansThe Gutenberg Project has made available to the general public many rare and obscure literary works. One such trinket is Advice to […]
- Thanks for the music: Canberra, Ornette Coleman, Brenton HolmesI spent five years of my life in Canberra. It was here I really began my journey into jazz. Having taken jazz piano lessons with […]