It started well before the lockdowns and mass use of media to continue with music. Long before others were forced to find digital solutions to the lack of performances, I was already in that boat. It was about three years ago.
Said boat is the current scenario. Even though I had some experience I never used media to my advantage. I began with a smattering of uploads about two years ago. It was only after regular uploads–approximately 100 videos–and nearly 10 months, that it dawned on me. Use the Live-Stream as a concert venue. What’s more, record a full concert-length video and upload that, too.
Really, I want to accomplish two goals: 1) Play more, 2) Share unknown music that is worth learning.
Look for regular live-streams. It is refreshing and invigorating to perform again. Even though I have only MIDI accompaniment or a rough take of me playing the piano part, which in turn is used in play-back as my accompanist, it feels almost real.
By the first week of January I plan to have a 30-45 minute program of Goltermann, Noelck, Schlemueller, and Hegner.
With that, it is time to get to work on some fresh, new accompaniments for August Noelck’s Four Short Pieces, Op. 115
- Gnomes and Elfs
- Dance Theme