Saturday, December 22, 2007

I've been busy...

Since it has been awhile since my last post (!) my true nature as a pianist as been exposed. I procrastinate. Its not that I haven’t been practicing, because I have been chained to the piano --- just not playing a lot of Bach. My Bach project was put on hold while I prepared for a concert (performed on December 4, for Noontime Concerts at Old St. Mary’s) and then I had holiday gigs (Christmas on the Keys) and then I had to make these banners for friends and family….

Peace Banner / FoundArt Cards by BEE 2007

Peace Banner / FoundArt Cards by BEE 2007
...hanging in my window, before given away...

Diva Branch / FoundArt Cards by BEE 2007
...on the bar - wish I had a better picture. I'll have to get one from the DIVA for whom I made this banner.
New Year's Branch / FoundArt Cards by BEE 2007
...sent to my parents...

Merry Christmas Banner / FoundArt Cards by BEE 2006
...made last year, but hanging in my living room window Christmas 2007...
Now back to Bach. I will be posting several times over the next few days as I get ready for my trip to New York City. I’ll be working with Bruce Potterton at the Turtle Bay School of Music for five days between Christmas and New Years. My plan is to work on the Sixth French Suite in E Major. On my return to San Francisco the pieces will be firmly “in my fingers” which will provide a solid foundation to start working with Harpsichordist, Tamara Loring, on Barouqe ornamention.

The dances in the Suite right now are far from perfect, but I’m going to record all of them anyway. It will be interesting to see how much they improve after intensive study.