Monday, October 6th, 2014 6:35am

Chase for piano and celesta 

This may be one of the most wickedly difficult of Davy’s etudes. Chaseis for piano (left hand) and celesta (right hand) set up perpendicular to each other. When hands play in unison it’s not so difficult, but as they spin off, and move back and forward from one keyboard to another, it gets gnarly. This video is taken with me wearing a GoPro on my head, so you can see a birds-eye perspective. You might want to take a Dramamine about 3/4 of the way through. Just saying.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 6:19am

Photos from the American Academy Recording Sessions, videos to come! 

In June I recorded another batch of David Rakowski’s brilliant Piano Etudes: this time, Books 8, 9, and two etudes from Book 10. They will appear soon as Etudes Volume 4 on Bridge Records. We recorded with the fabulous Judith Sherman in the lovely hall at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. Here are a few photos from the sessions, with videos to come soon.

Our setup on stage

After recording “Not”, with Rick Moody

Me recording Berceuse on the toy:

The whole GoPro situation:

Rehearsing Chase for piano and celesta:

After the sessions:



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