This Moment Has Music Inside
As a young boy I started to play music on a small keyboard. I listened a lot and could then instantly play that music on my keyboard. It was almost naturally to me. Without really trying I seemed to remember how music works and just played. I learned chords, how to play two hands independently and kept on listening and playing.
After a couple of years I knew the keyboard so well that I did not even have to figure out the notes, I just played. I started to compose as well.
I played in some bands and mostly synthesizers.
When I later was reconnected to an acoustic piano, my life completely changed. By playing that piano with resonating strings I could FEEL the music even more. I really could get into the music and emotions. From that moment on I knew: “I want to be a pianist”.
I was a highly sensitive person but I only realized it later when someone asked me to play some piano for him. At that moment the music just flew out of my hands, I did not have to do anything but let it come and listen to the music myself.
I was not just playing ‘some’ random notes, I was playing the man’s life. We were both flabbergasted.
From then on I learned that I could not only play compositions, I could instantly compose music attuned to anything I could focus on. That is where someone said: you are an intuitive pianist. So I started calling myself that.
What I learned in this is that I can focus in this moment and play music that is coming right now and it is always ‘truth music’ which is a representation of this very moment, the listener(s), the environment etc. I use intention to focus and start playing an instant composition. I also call it comprovisation.
So am a self-taught instant composer and intuitive pianist translating this moment into piano music.
And the inspiration is really infinite!