Blog Archive 2013

Dec 29, 2013

Returning back to my "jazzy roots" but not quite, here is a blend of jazz and something neoclassical: "Jazz in Blue".

Dec 20, 2013

Happy upcoming holidays everyone! Hope you enjoy this little jazzy variation of "Jingle Bells": "Jazzingle Bells".

Dec 13, 2013

Jazzy, slightly sophisticated piano improvisation in the style of Chick Corea: "Breath In".

Dec 10, 2013

After a series of sad tunes, here is the romantic one: "When I am in love".

Dec 7, 2013

Fury and Harmony. Strange combination but this is what I was feeling when I played this improvisation: "Fury and Harmony".

Dec 5, 2013

Feelings of doubts and concerns. This is how they sound to me: "When I can`t fly".

Dec 2, 2013

We got several freezing mornings last days, with temperatures dropping to -18C. This improvisation is inspired by looking through a frosty window: "Looking through a frozen window".

Nov 29, 2013

A fresh accidental experiment in composing epic dramatic soundtrack, in collaboration with my husband: "Breath of Death".

Nov 27, 2013

First serious snow this year. Enjoy my new wintry tune: "Winter morning wonder".

Nov 22, 2013

Exciting day! First sale at Audiosparx: one of my piano pieces will be used in a Belgium client’s mobile game. I was also very happy to receive a personal email from the client who said that he liked this piano piece so much, that he renamed his project to match the title of the track.

I want to thank you all for the continuous support and appreciation of my work!

Nov 20, 2013

About a month or so ago a friend of mine asked me if I can compose music in the style of 20s for a promo video. Enjoy the flashbacks from hundred years ago! "Those swinging 20s".

Nov 17, 2013

Was in a dark and surreal mood when I played this one: "Dancing with Hades".

Nov 14, 2013

One of my recent improvisations. For some reason I tend to play waltzes recently: "Shimmering waltz".

Nov 11, 2013

I wrote this song back in July and dedicated it to my daughter`s birthday. It took a while until we got to recording it properly but here it is. Big thanks to Darren Chilton and Dave Listwa for contributing to this song drums and sax! Enjoy "In your eyes".

Nov 8, 2013

I had a great pleasure recording this bluesy cover of Jon Davis`s song together with Guy Trepanier, who played the guitar: "I`ve got the blues".

Nov 5, 2013

One of the recent melancholic improvisations from my piano. Enjoy the nostalgic feelings of childhood memories: "Childhood that is gone".

Nov 2, 2013

Another collaboration between me and my husband. The opening half a minute is composed by Arty, I expanded it with my improvisation on the theme: "Heart of Stone".

Oct 30, 2013

What can turn another busy fussy urban day into a special day? Today just turned into an exciting special day when I learned that one of my songs called "Urban Anthill Buzz" received the November Editor`s Choice Award at Audiosparx!

If you wish to use any of my songs or instrumental pieces, you can obtain the license on my page on AudioSparx.

Oct 30, 2013

Enjoy this short Halloween tune that I composed recently: "Freaky minute".

Oct 27, 2013

No melancholy this time but an "energizer" improvisation born from rhythmic progression played by my husband: "Rushing for the fortune".

Oct 24, 2013

Fresh piano improvisation, quite emotional: "Storms in my soul"

Oct 17, 2013

Fantastic piano piece by Dirk Maassen that used my vocalizing recording just evolved into something bigger... Stunning orchestration was made by Steingrímur Þórhallsson! Listen to "Exodus - Dirk Maassen piano/Milana vocalise - Stein Thor Remix"

Oct 15, 2013

A new improvisation that was born from the motif played by my husband: "Uneasy etude"

Oct 7, 2013

"Waltz of a dying candle" (Lyrics by Philip Bridle) single is available for purchase on iTunes!

Oct 5, 2013

This track started just as a mere experiment of blending reverberated piano as a pad with the lead piano line. Ended up in this dark ambient piece: "Echoing souls"

Oct 1, 2013

The upcoming album with "Petits Reves Bizarres 13-24" (to be released on the 10th of October) just got a nice review at MainlyPiano!

Oct 1, 2013

Shortly after publishing one of my recent piano improvisations, I got a message from Philip Bridle (UK). Philip wrote that the moment he heard the music, he rushed for pen and paper and the words just fell out of the pen. I truly admire Philip`s songwriting skills, what was initially just a mere piano improvisation, turned into this song. "Waltz of a dying candle" (Lyrics by Philip Bridle).

Sep 29, 2013

About two months ago I asked what song you want me to cover and got several proposals. This is the song that got most "likes". Funny enough it was a cover already - played and sung by Tori Amos. So, here is my cover on Tori Amos`s cover :) Enjoy! "Smells like a teen spirit" (Nirvana).

Sep 25, 2013

A new piano improvisation based on the motif composed by my husband: "Waltz of a dying candle"

Sep 24, 2013

New collaboration with Gianni (Italy) and Raphael (Germany): "Patience". I contributed piano and some vocals.

Sep 19, 2013

I became "Hot New Artist" on AudioSparx. If you want to use my music in your project, you can get the license now following the mentioned link.

Sep 18, 2013

First time I composed a piece for strings (to be used in some audiobook): "The light of burnt star"

Sep 13, 2013

A fresh piano improvisation based on the simple motif composed by my husband: "Accidental etude"

Sep 10, 2013

Another piano improvisation: "Out of the dark"

Sep 5, 2013

One of the pieces from the soon to be released piano album: "Petit Reve Bizarre XV"

Aug 23, 2013

Testing "orchestral" patches in Propellerhead Reason, fully improvised from my keyboard without any editing: "One woman orchestra"

Aug 20, 2013

Received great reviews for two of my piano albums: "Filling the emptiness" and "Petits Reves Bizarres I-XII".

Aug 14, 2013

Fresh from the piano, inspired by the blinks of sun rays, playing on the keys: "Sunny keys".

Aug 5, 2013

This is a very special song - it`s the first song that was written by my daughter. She played the main motif on piano, I expanded it into the full piece and then Sheana wrote the lyrics - all by herself. My son also contributed to the song by playing another motif used in this song. It was only fitting to record and publish this song on Sheana`s birthday - today "my little treasure" turned 9: "Little experiences".

Jul 30, 2013

Recorded a new improvisation: "Nocturnal Waltz".

Jul 25, 2013

Performed live on CKCU 93.1FM (Ottawa) radio station.

Jul 21, 2013

The recording process of my new song. To be released this year: "I won`t give up!".

Jul 17, 2013

Just relaxing and messing around. Inspired by "Hobbit" and "Lord of the rings" motifs: "Into the mist".

Jul 11, 2013

The debut album with my original songs is released on CD and is available for purchase on BandCamp.

Jul 3, 2013

I just learned that I got to semi-finals of the 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition in the "Vocal performance" category for the cover on Tori Amos`s song "Crucify".

Jul 1, 2013

Upon request from one of fellow soundclouders, recorded a cover of George Gershwin`s "The man I love".

Jun 22, 2013

It was so great to return to stage with my first solo performance in Ottawa. Here are some videos from the performance: "Let me belong", "Away, Away", "I won`t give up!".

Jun 10, 2013

My song "Sunny days" became Hit #2 at Ottawa Music Index!

Jun 2, 2013

Busy recording my debut album with original songs and the best relaxation is just to improvise something freely. So, here is another piano improvisation: "Waltzing at dawn".

May 18, 2013

Recorded a cover of an old classic song with a fellow sounclouder Elle (Texas): "The windmills of your mind" (Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman).

May 8, 2013

Recorded a cover of another Tori Amos's song: "Happy Phantom".

April 28, 2013

New original song: "Endless night".

April 14, 2013

Please enjoy my recent collaboration with Thomas Porrmann (Wuppertal, Germany): "I won`t give up". Thomas played Indian bass Bansuri on top of my piano improvisation and did all the arrangement.

April 4, 2013

My last song "Sunny days" got a wonderful review on

April 2, 2013

Three months ago Stephan Beneking (a neoclassical composer from Berlin) and me got the idea to record a collaborative piano album: the mix of neoclassical compositions with free jazzy improvisations. At the end it turned into two albums instead of one and the first album is going to be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and other digital stores on 14th of April. Please enjoy the very first piece of this album: "Petit Reve Bizarre I". The complete album is available for immediate download from BandCamp.

March 22, 2013

I played too much of neo-classic lately so I felt like I want to return back to my "roots" and play some jazz: "Jazz upon a time".

March 14, 2013

I'm happy to announce the release of my first piano album "Filling the emptiness" that includes the best of my piano improvisations recorded in 2012. The album is released both digitally and on CD and can be purchased on CreateSpace (Amazon), iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and BandCamp.

March 11, 2013

This must be the most massive and expressive improvisation I ever played: "The madness within".

March 9, 2013

Haven't recorded original songs for a couple of months, so here is my new song, something in the spring mood: "Sunny days".

March 8, 2013

Recording a new song, takes some time as usual. It's always nice to make a break and just to improvise something freely: "Tenderness".

March 2, 2013

Finally as the spring is trying to show up, my inner powers are awakening. Getting my energy back, hope you too! "Triumph of the inner child".

February 28, 2013

Another piano improvisation: "Rocking waterfall".

February 23, 2013

This improvisation is dedicated to my friend who loves sea as much as I do: "On a jazzy wave".

February 20, 2013

It was a little bit scary to try to cover Tori Amos, especially this song. But I decided to give it a try: "Crucify" (Tori Amos).

February 17, 2013

I recorded this improvisation about two weeks ago - for my son on his 5th birthday. But got to downloading it from my digital piano just yesterday. It's a little bit late both for his birthday and the Valentine's day but nevertheless: "My little Valentine".

February 13, 2013

Please enjoy my cover of the song written by the great songwriter and fellow soundclouder Doug Roossien: "If only autumn".

February 9, 2013

Getting tired of winter.. missing the sun.. new improvisation: "Missing the sun".

February 6, 2013

Recorded a cover of one of my favorite songs: "In the arms of an angel" (Sarah McLachlan).

February 3, 2013

It was the first time I dared to sing opera together with a fellow soundclouder: "Angel of music" (From "Phantom of the Opera").

January 30, 2013

New collaboration with another great soundclouder Andreas Schumacher. We wrote our original song "Is it the end?".

January 28, 2013

Fresh & and early piano improvisation: "Early jazzy morning".

January 25, 2013

Another piano improvisation: "Movement".

January 20, 2013

Recorded a new song: "From the sky".

January 17, 2013

New collaboration with wonderful soundclouders Steve Ferguson and Dave McKeown - the cover of a popular song "The look of love" (written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David).

January 17, 2013

I'm all excited to announce that me together with my husband were named to be "SoundCloud Heroes" (the only ones representing Canada!) for being among the most active and influential members of SoundCloud community. Click HERE to read the official announcement.

January 13, 2013

It was a great pleasure to be interviewed online by fellow SoundClouders. Click HERE to watch the interview.

Blog archive (2012)