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Improvisations - The IRCAM sessions

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  1. techneut

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    Great stuff as usual ! These are up on the site.
     
  2. Francois de Larrard

    Francois de Larrard Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Thanks Chris ! BTW, when will you fix the statistics issue (in the event where you're in charge - I understand you have at least the competence...) ? From my side, I can only pay my modest part for the site financing, that I'm going to do, just time to grab my credit card !
     
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    Oh, the darn statistics... I wish I'd never made them in the first place :x
    Maybe one day....
     
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    Francois de Larrard Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Dear All,
    Please find attached the four last improvisations of this series, recorded almost 20 years ago. As in the previous ones, there are alternatively violence and peace, dissonance and harmony, percussion and melodies. The tittles were attributed afterward, since there's nothing predetermined before execution of the music. I hope some of you will enjoy these musical impressions, which are mainly a spontaneous expression of my love for the Piano.

    Larrard - Glance at the Garden

    Larrard - Toccata

    Larrard - Deserts

    Larrard - Ballade
     
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    I really like your music. I'm a big fan of Bartok too. You don't have anything you have done recently? You should be writing symphonies or piano concertos. "15 DESERTS" hits the spot for me.
     
  6. Francois de Larrard

    Francois de Larrard Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Thank you so much, Differencetone ! Well, I have a Jazz CD (solo piano) that I have recorded last year. It will be released by end of the year, and it will be available by Internet. Here's the link towards the label:

    http://www.yolkrecords.com/

    There is an announcement of the CD down in the page (the name of the CD is 'Zoo').

    As for writing symphonies and concertos... maybe when I retire ! But I have a number of more modest compositions available through Internet:

    http://francoisdelarrard.chez-alice.fr/ ... logue.html

    Regards,
     
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    Francois, I have not forgotten these. I just can't do the work now. Hopefully tomorrow or the next day for sure.
     
  8. Francois de Larrard

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    No hurry, Monica ! They have waited for 19 years, they can wait for some more days... Regards,
     
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    Ok, Francois, these are up. Sounded nice - I especially liked Glance at the Garden. And for a second I thought you were going to play 'Claire de Lune" on your Ballad. :lol:
     
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    Thanks, Monica ! You're right, the beginning of the ballad sounds kind of Debussy, with the scale in full tone thirds... I must say he is for me a great source of inspiration...
     

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