April 7, 2014
Fresh improvisation from my piano, based on a melancholic motif played by my husband.
April 3, 2014
This is the 3rd track from my upcoming piano album "Accidental Etudes". You can pre-order the album on BandCamp, Amazon MP3.
I have a short lot of 25 CDs, which I will sign personally for everyone who decides to purchase CD on BandCamp.
March 31, 2014
Every now and then, The Piano Cloud has fantastic challenges. This current "The Bouquet Challenge" is about composing a 60-seconds solo piano piece describing some flower in music. Here is my submission to the challenge, a short improvisation about my favorite flowers - Tulips.
March 27, 2014
Last weeks had a lot of "juggling" to do... here is some relaxing jazzy tune to chillout.
March 24, 2014
March 17, 2014This is just wow of a blog post about "Improvisation for you" event! Absolutely excited to read and huge thanks to Dave Greening who wrote this post! Great surprise and making my day!
March 16, 2014
Many of you know that many of my improvisations start with a simple motif, played by my husband or by my kids.
I thought it would be nice to ask my followers to invent a short motif of their own and then to offer an improvisation around it as a gift, to thank you all for the appreciation of my music, your kind words and your support. So, 10 days ago I announced this event on Facebook and since then I`ve received recordings of 17 motifs, played on piano, guitar, flute, or just written as notes. Yesterday three motifs were randomly drawn and I had fun improvising on the fly. The chosen motifs were recorded by:
March 12, 2014
March 9, 2014
It`s March already, I know :). But it was recorded on the last day of February, inspired by Ivan Ujevic`s Elegy that I played earlier this year.
March 4, 2014
A fresh piano improvisation that was born from a simple motif.
February 25, 2014
Some of you may think that it`s too daring on my side to re-interpret Beethoven`s all-times classics, but to me it is a pure sentimental thing, a tribute to two Masters... The first one is the author of the original, of course... and another Master - my mom. She wasn`t playing or singing herself, but she surely inspired my dad and me to keep playing no matter what. And I used to dare and hoped that she is listening and loves my playing and my daring. Every time I hear the original composition, I think of her.
February 21, 2014
February 19, 2014
I`ve had a couple of collaborations with Ivan Ujevic before, adding ambient piano to his magnificent ambient guitar. The very recent one was just a couple of days ago. Same time Ivan asked me if I can play the solo piano version of the recent piece. He didn`t have the note sheet so I asked if it`s ok to just interpret the piece with an improvisation rather than trying to follow the original composition precisely. Ivan gave his approval and we recorded this interpretation by "cutting" the original into 5-10 seconds parts and improvising on each of them separately, then merging everything into one piece.
February 14, 2014
Being in the mood for some rocking piano again. I think it reminds Tori Amos`s style of playing.
February 9, 2014
My second (and last ) submission to the "Bleeding Fingers Competition - Hans Zimmer wants you". When I was making the fist one, I accidentally wrote a song. It wasn`t easy to fit it into two minutes and to base it on some stems from the original composition, but, well, I tried.
February 7, 2014
My recent improvisations were mostly jazzy, seems like not many people are into that kind of jazz. Frankly, I am not too much into avant-garde free style jazz, myself. So, well, returning back to the more rocking feel.
February 4, 2014
Recently, I've been lucky to have time for playing everyday. This is one of the recently recorded improvisations, quite whimsical, turned out to be some kind of ethno-jazz, I think..
February 1, 2014
Very excited to participate in "Bleeding Fingers Competition - Hans Zimmer wants you". I don`t have much experience in an orchestration (just an amateurish without formal degree) but still I dared to try, using my strong sides and making piano to be the leading instrument. Overall, I left the same original structure, making it less triumphant and epic but more emotional and longing (there comes the title of my version - "Coming Home").
Jan 30, 2014This is the last uploaded piece from the second collaborative album with Stephan Beneking: "Petits rêves bizarres XIII-XXIV". We both hope you`ve enjoyed this "bizarre" journey that started in January, 2013 and lasted for the whole year. If you like what you hear, you can purchase both albums on iTunes & Amazon. We appreciate your support!
January 26, 2014
It`s fun to go over different genres and moods in some kind of a loop: jazz, blues, rock, classical, ambient, mad, angry, relaxing, meditative, melancholic, contemplative, surreal, and so on, and so forth. Never know what will inspire another improvisation and how it is going to sound.
January 23, 2014
We had a "meltdown" just a week or so ago. No we seem to return back to another "Ice Age":
January 20, 2014
One of my recent piano improvisations that turned into a song already (to be recorded in the next weeks):
January 16, 2014
Many people noticed that I love dissonances in my music. Here is the surreal piece that is even more dissonant than the usual me. Hope you don`t mind this journey to the other side: "In the maze of surreal dreams".
January 12, 2014
We got a couple of warm days, everything is melting... and in a couple of days, when everything is going to freeze back, we will get a "nice" rink on our front yard. The good thing is that weather always inspires for improvising in different moods: "Meltdown".
January 9, 2014
This song was supposed to be kind of a "New Year" song but we haven`t had enough time to finish recording it on time. So, it turned into a "Birthday" song for my beloved husband. After all, "Birthday" is a personal "New Year". Happy New Year everyone! Watch on YouTube: "Magic of the Night".
January 5, 2014
About a month ago I listened to and left some comments on a beautiful piece by Fivos Valachis called "Promenades En Campagne". Fivos asked if I can play it and I gave it a try. This is my interpretation of Fivos`s original composition: first half I played it following the note sheet, second half I improvised on the same theme: "Promenades En Campagne".
January 4, 2013
January 2, 2014
Just a short jazzy ambient improvisation on an extremely cold day (-27C): "Shine On".