After "Dream", my second albym is gradually taking shape. It will include songs with more rhythm and I will also attempt to use my voice in a couple of places. The theme will be a surprise. But I will give a hint: it will be based on a sci-fi story.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Shogi (the game of the generals) is a Japanese strategy board game from the same family with chess and xiangqi (Chinese Chess). It is played on a 9x9 board (although larger versions exist, up to a 36x36 board, with chu shogi, played on a 12x12 board also relatively popular). What it makes it to really stand out is the fact that the dropped pieces can be reused by the opponent. All pieces (except the king and the gold general) promote when reaching the last 3 lines of the opposite side. The fact that the pawns move ahead and can't be blocked and that the minor pieces have asymmetries in movement make it more dynamic and more spectacular than chess. I hope to find the time and energy and compose an entire music album about games someday.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The song "Impact" tells the story of a meteorite that travels through the Solar System and crashes onto Earth. The melody changes gradually from a peaceful, rhytmic state into a violent, dissonant and non-rhytmic style as the stone burns through the atmosphere and hits the ground. I have used on youtube the title in Esperanto, with "trafo" meaning "impact.
Monday, July 22, 2013
This almost-classical piece combines the music of piano, violin, harp and choir. It wants to feel like a ballroom dance onto a sunny terrace in a warm and green spring afternoon.