One of these goals, I had alluded to many months ago, and the impetus of fulfillment was, in fact, catalyzed by trying to fulfill Sebastien's goal. I went with him to look at pianos, and got a little carried away in the grands room. Sigh. It ended up being good, though, because, a month later, I bought a Steinway, and I couldn't be happier. Finally, after three and a half years of being "grandless," I'll have one back in my space. And not just ANY piano, but the iconic piano of the music world. I didn't think I could have found something so lovely in my budget, but after lots of footwork and anxious nights, I was proven wrong. Sometimes you just have to DO. Rejoicing all around!
The other goal was sort of open-ended, but was just to go somewhere further with this little project. And so, I met with Angela today, and we improvised together. And though this has been done before, neither of us had ventured into multi-media improv. Angela, a visual artist. We did four pieces. The first three were with me improvising on the piano, and her creating a piece based on what she heard. For the last piece, I watched her create, and had more of a conversation with her. There was a lot of side-conversation, and analysis, which I won't bore you with. I'll just share results here! I think I got them all in order.... ;-) Sorry for the terrible photography. They are much nicer in person.
Here we go, Post grad 4, Part 1?: https://ia801604.us.archive.org/34/items/Improv11013/20130110203758.mp3
Post grad 4, Part 2: https://ia601607.us.archive.org/20/items/Improv211013/20130110205138.mp3
Post grad 4, Part 3: https://ia801606.us.archive.org/17/items/Improv311013/20130110212937.mp3
Post grad 4, Part 4: https://ia601607.us.archive.org/15/items/Improv411013/20130110214755.mp3