Month: April 2021

Live streams

On March 19th and 20th this year, Festival Moo-Ah! was supposed to take place in the wonderful Raven Hall in Corby UK. Due to most unfortunate events, the festival has been cancelled, and, as so many who were looking forward, I am gutted. And although I, of course, support...

Needle and Thread w/ Mark Watson

Today, February 17th, 2021, the track Needle and Thread was released. It’s a sad story about a girl and the voices in her head, put to solo piano music and sound effects for eeriness. For this piece, I had the honour (again) to work with Mark Watson (vocals) and...

Black Napkins w/ backing track

Black Napkins on Zappadan, 2020 Zappadan takes places every year from December 4th (the day in 1993, on which American Composer Frank Zappa passed away), until December 21st (his day of birth in 1940). “Do something Zappa every day, during Zappadan” … listen to one of his albums, talk...

About a guitar

I would like to share a story with you all. Knowing myself, it might turn out to be quite a read, so grab some popcorn and a beverage. You can also keep on scrolling, of course. Here goes. About a guitar In 1994 (four years after I movedback to...

Watermelon in Easter Hay – solo piano

 At the moment, it’s February 10th, I am working on a couple of project at once. One of them is my new solo piano CD entitled Tovarishchi, another one is a single release with working title Chaussettes Vertes (a collaboration with Mark Watson) and another is my setting up...

Mom & Dad – solo piano

On December 20th, 2019 I recorded this video of me playing my arrangement of Mom & Dad. A composition by Frank Zappa. It’s one of my personal favourites. I remember how much I enjoyed making the arrangement. It’s no less than a masterpiece (the composition, I mean, not so...

Dear Ruth – a letter

Dear Ruth, For the last couple of decades, I have been a great admirer of (the music of) Frank Zappa. Not so much only an admirer, but a follower, a disciple even. Ever since the moment I saw (snippets of) the 1984 New York concert on the BBC, broadcasted...

Behind the scenes

Collaborating once again with the illustrious Mark Watson. This time, it’s almost like poetry. Will keep you posted on this – watch this space. And other spaces as well. But also this space. Working title for this ditty is: Chaussettes vertes. a parable And that’s it. For now. Be...