An Imaginary World Tour of 13 Lobby Grand Pianos
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Thirteen would-be improvisations on thirteen lobby grand pianos from around the world.
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For a more complete catalog, see my    Artistic Catalog

Writing:    Numi Earl Grey

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Why this name?
Long-time online name
Do you play live?
No, that is currently left to the imagination; though I'd have a lot of fun doing it (and I have a lot of innovative ideas).
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It is a good repository, and offers ease in interaction with prospective A&R Directors. On the downside sites are flooded with the tasteless garbage of countless talentless superstar wannabe's, (this being the age of instant ego-gratification), which makes 'being discovered' a non-factor, since you would be buried under mountains of such horrendous fare.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I think I'm right on the edge of 'being good', so sure - having access to quality instruments and talented sound engineers might 'push me over the top'.
Band History:
Music Resume Summary- By Decade:

1960's: Pre-Teen: Pop, Rock, Progressive Rock- Drums, Harmonica, Air Guitar

1970's: Band- Guitar-Rock, Blues- Bass Guitar, Some Vocals
1970's: R&B- Bass Guitar, Some Vocals
1970's: Progressive Rock- Bass, Acoustic, Lead Guitars, Some Vocals
1970's: Solo Instrumental Improvisations- Acoustic Guitar
1970's: Solo Instrumental Improvisations- Electric Guitar
1970's: Solo Instrumental Improvisations- Electric Piano
1970's: Multi-Track Instrumentals- Guitars and Electric Piano

1980's: Solo Instrumental Improvisations and Songs- Electronic Keyboards
1980's: Duo- The Tron/Sidewinder Show- Bluegrass, Western, Country (Keyboard, 12-String, Vocals)
1980's: Electronic Piano/Vocal Improvisations and Songs- To Classic Poetry
1980's: Electronic Piano/Vocal Improvisations and Songs- To Own Words
1980's: Solo Upright (Acoustic) Piano Improvisations

1990's: Solo Instrumental Improvisations and Song- Electronic Keyboards
1990's: Multi-Track Instrumental Improvisations and Songs- Computer-Based
1990's: Multi-Track Instrumental Improvisations and Songs- Electronic/Midi Keyboards
1990's: Multi-Track Instrumentals- Electronic Pop Series
1990's: Prior Piano/Vocal Songs to Multi-Track

2000's: Solo Improvisations and Songs- Electronic Keyboards
2000's: Multi-Track Improvisations and Songs- Electronic Keyboards
2000's: Orchestral Compositions
2000's: The Adventures of Sir Kitty and Princess Kite Matinee Ballet
2000's: Orchestral Score Derivations/Collaborations: Mairéad

2010's: Synthesizer Improvisations
2010's: Cell Phone Creations
2010's: Loop-Based Instrumentals and Vocal Songs
2010's: Orchestral Compositions
2010's: Solo Improvisations- Electronic Keyboards
2000's: Multi-Track Improvisations and Songs- Electronic Keyboards
2010's: Multi-Track Cover Songs
2010's: Music Video Cover Songs

Your influences?
Excruciatingly boring music, which motivates me to try and create something better, and great music, which the world could use more of (and which we all strive for here) (except those in pop, where looks rule!).

Favorite spot?
Haven't found. A few palm trees might be nice.
Equipment used:
Cheap, since it is a workout for talent. Therefore my limiting factor will not be talent, which is impossible to remedy, but equipment, which is easy to remedy.

Anything else...?
1.) Do what you can with what you have.

2.) Don't judge a mountain by a pebble (here, it means don't judge me by one creation).

3.) The media (hence public) will always identify you by your Jabberwocky piece, so make it a good one.

4.) I do talent work-outs on cheap equipment, so if I ever get to play decent equipment, I can fly.

5.) A listener will allow you three mistakes in a piece.

6.) I try not to let my art be technology-bound.

7.) Art focuses on the human aspect. It doesn't matter what genre or instruments you choose.

8.) style is trivial.

9.) A work of art is a series of decisions.
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A SoundClick Top 50 song
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A synthesized acoustic guitar played with a experienced feel for the guitar. juno_g_internal_patch_057_thick_steel_special
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Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
A SoundClick Top 50 song
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
A SoundClick Top 50 song
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
A SoundClick Top 100 song
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
A SoundClick Top 100 song
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
buy this mp3 for $0.75 USD  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Part of my imaginary journey of improvisations on lobby grand pianos around the world. I used an electronic keyboard to simulate such a journey, which can create an unlimited number of piano timbre, grand or otherwise (both of which I've used here).
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awesome; U R a pro
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Creative & expressive "August" series.. rich sounds & melody..

cheers
Hello wbiro,

Thanks for listening and commenting on my piece, Fantasie for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (Op. 29). Whether a piece of music "has enough meat" is entirely subjective I suppose, but I do appreciate the comment. However, I was a bit confused as to what you meant by "pleas[ing] the female audience." A bit sexist aren't we? :P

The music was played by my computer so I guess the sound quality wasn't so good. I mainly use Soundclick as an outlet for displaying my music with little care for quality, but you do have a point about presenting oneself. Though finding live performers can be so hard when you're just a university student.

The FPA 245 I took was at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, which is a course on music composition. We mostly study the various styles and techniques of contemporary music, such as, serialism, aleatoricism, extended techniques, etc. Coming from a classical-music background, it was interesting to see how far I could go with contemporary techiques. Much of my music is very tonal, but in this particular piece I focused on short-lived tonal centres.

Thanks again, I hope to hear more of your feedback in the future.

Best,
Vince
The global mood is nice and comfortable, but the piano sounds a bit confused sometimes and the melodies are too much "experimental" for my taste.
Liked the theme, sounds original.