…and so I play…
Posted in music, pia's music, soundscapes February 12th, 2014 by pia

PJB_pianoportrait_2014

Dear friends,

It’s been many years since I explored sound here on my blog. And many years since my very first public piano recording. With your enthusiasm and praise I shrunk away, too timid to try again in case the next piece wouldn’t be as well admired. Life moved on but the music stayed in my heart.

This year, in working to open my heart ever more, I’ve decided to play again. For me. And to share it with you. Freely. Each month in 2014, I will upload a new piano composition: My heart’s voice. Each piece will be recorded in my own home on an old wooden semi grand borrowed from a friend, complete with ambient sound from my home & neighborhood. With each piece I am striving to let go: Let go of perfection; let go of expectation; let go of self.

There will be mistakes. I will not edit the compositions. These will not be professional recordings.

I offer each composition to you freely – you can download them and add them to your music collection, to take with you as you journey in your creative life. I recommend listening to them with your headphones so you can hear the birds singing in the background, and the pedal creaking, the keys clicking.

At the end of the year, in its roughness, will be an album. Here is my first piece, titled Of Time & Light.

This is my heart’s voice.

With Love,

Pia xx

 

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31 Comments

  1. lisa | renovating italy says

    I am on a journey into my creative life,I’m listening to your piece right now and it’s lovely, thank you xx
    ciao lisa

    February 12th, 2014 | #

  2. Becka says

    What a lovely idea- I look forward to listening to what you create :)

    February 12th, 2014 | #

  3. Dawn says

    So lovely, thank you!

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  4. Karol says

    Simply beautiful…thank you.

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  5. paula says

    Hi Pia,
    how lovely. I love listening to or playing music. I find it such an effective way to really be present in the moment.

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  6. EdenClare says

    listen…
    dreaming…
    wondering
    and waiting
    for more music
    by you…thank you
    it was lovely.
    xoxo

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  7. Pink Ronnie says

    Pia,
    This is beautiful in every way.
    I shall download your heart’s voice every month…
    Ronnie xo

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  8. Belinda says

    Unbelievably beautiful Pia. Moved me to tears. x

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  9. Claudia says

    You are so brave and beautiful! Loved the birds and this first play! It’s really lovely! Looking forward for more!

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  10. Ingrid says

    oh pia…

    this is truly beautiful…thank you with all my heart for sharing yours…

    ingrid x

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  11. Dulce says

    thank you so much for sharing this, so simple and beautiful!

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  12. Jane says

    Lovely Pia, just lovely. I have now started a collection. Thank you so much.

    February 13th, 2014 | #

  13. shipbuilding says

    Bravo Pia. I love that when I come here I am reminded to be bold and take heart. x

    February 14th, 2014 | #

  14. Andrea says

    I really enjoyed it and wanted the piece to continue.

    February 14th, 2014 | #

  15. look see. by naomi fenton says

    Just. So. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart’s voice, it’s lovely. xx

    February 15th, 2014 | #

  16. Cassie says

    I’m so glad I spontaneously stopped by this morning. So beautiful. Do not shrink back with you’re talents. xx

    February 15th, 2014 | #

  17. Clare says

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your music with us and inspiring us. A lovely piece.

    February 16th, 2014 | #

  18. Tara Bradford says

    So beautiful, Pia. With David so seriously ill, your music really touched me today. xx

    February 16th, 2014 | #

  19. christine says

    What a wonderful gift to share for 2014.I have just finished listening to your piece of Of Time and Light.
    thanks so much for sharing

    February 17th, 2014 | #

  20. Bernadette says

    Absolutely inspirational! The sound with the photo was gorgeous…almost heavenly! thanks so much.

    February 19th, 2014 | #

  21. pia says

    thank you so much Bernadette, your time to listen and comment is so appreciated

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  22. pia says

    Thank you christine

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  23. pia says

    I am thinking about you everyday and sending you time and light xox

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  24. pia says

    Thanks so much Clare

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  25. pia says

    So am I! Thank you for listening and taking the time to comment, it means a lot to me and helps me to continue playing.

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  26. pia says

    Thank you so much Naomi x

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  27. pia says

    Thank you Andrea!

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  28. pia says

    Thank you so much x

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  29. pia says

    Thank you Jane!

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  30. pia says

    thank you Dulce!

    March 2nd, 2014 | #

  31. a cameo of says

    This is a beautiful project,I look forward to hearing more…

    March 7th, 2014 | #


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