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Puerto Rico adminJuly 13th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Puerto Rican composer Ivan Enrique Rodriguez

Ivan talks about his complete dedication to be a musician and why classical music will never be outdated.

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Malta adminJuly 13th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Maltese composer Maria Mifsud

Maria tells us about why our times bring new possibilities to classical music and why innovative stagings, hybrid concerts are gaining more popularity.

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Poland adminJuly 4th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Polish composer Kamil Kosecki

Polish composer Kamil Kosecki explains why when he composes music, he is full of deep feelings and how you can have a richer artist life through more creativity.

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USA adminJuly 4th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Bruce Stark

Bruce Stark shares his vision about the composing process, he tells us why his best work seems to happen when he is not trying hard to be original or experiment.

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Brazil adminJuly 2nd, 2017

Fantasy Notes Interview with Brazilian composer Alexandre Manhães

Alexandre Manhaes talks about why music is a way to reach something beyond ourselves. He speaks about the mystery of creation and why the classical music show come to people from its ivory tower.

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USA adminJuly 2nd, 2017

Fantasy Notes Interview with American composer Kurt Bestor

American composer Kurt Bestor explains why he wants to do something little “new” and “edgy” in his pieces.

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Japan adminJuly 2nd, 2017

Fantasy Notes Interview with Japanese composer Tomoya Naka

Tonoya Naka tells us about his approach to music and why he finds it so difficult to answer what music is for him

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Malta adminJuly 2nd, 2017

Fantasy Notes Interview with Maltese composer Jes Grixti

Very original composer Jes Grixti talks about his composing style, why he is in another planet when he composes and sheds some light on his personality

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USA adminJuly 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Arthur Breur

Arthur talks why music is very much about reality and why younger audience is hungry for a more personal connection with music and performers.

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Switzerland adminJune 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Swiss composer Florian Bur

Florian Bur tells his story and explains why it is even more important to get seduced by beautiful music in our hectic times.

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Italy adminJune 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Chak the Alchemist

Chak talks about how to enhance the message of the music and add very personal feeling.

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France adminJune 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Efisio Cross

Efisio talks about why composers should find the right balance and why music must always stay noble

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Italy adminJune 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Marco Molteni

What does music mean to you personally? Music has always played for me a double meaning: on the one hand, since I am a …

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Italy adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Fabrizio Paterlini

Fabrizio explains why there will be always a compromise between composing and “music business”. He tells why it is exciting to experiment and let the pure creativity thrive.

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France adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Jean François de Guise

French composer talks about honesty and impartiality in music and that everybody should follow their path, be it rocky or heavy, without an alternative plan.

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France adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Matthias Kadar

Matthias tells about why composers are asked to make new music and not to repeat it and why it is important to listen to music with fun and caring mindset.

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Czech Republic adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Czech Composer Miroslav Brzotický

Miroslav talks about his creative process how looking at beautiful nature helps him to hear music and why it is important to share wisdom with younger generation.

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Spain adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Brazilian composer Igor Rabassa

Igor explains why he composes his music not only for a moment but for a lot of nice moments and for everyone.

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Netherlands adminJune 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” with Dutch composer Hans Jacobi

Hans tells us about his experiments with musical expressions that are more like waves and brushstrokes, why it is important to be daring in compositions and about the freedom to compose.

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England adminMay 31st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with composer Mikah Ezra Laiberg

Mikah tells us why he thinks that there will always be a market for classical music, how to experiment with an idea and how to fuel the imagination…

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France adminMay 31st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Maxime Raynal

Maxime Raynal tells about incredible music experience of composing a piece of music with two pianos with low lighting with small lamps and some scented candles and why creative process can remain a mystery.

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UK adminMay 30th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with British composer Louise Beesley

Louise shares her passion about modern classical music and how she creates something that flows and sounds touching.

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Spain adminMay 29th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Spanish composer J.A.Simarro

Juan Antonio Simarro explains why the music is everything: Language, mathematics, science, communication, psychology, technique….

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USA adminMay 28th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas talks about why creativity is everything to her and that if young people want to go into Classical music as a career, there are so many things you can do with it other than teaching or performing.

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Italy adminMay 28th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Silvio Lo Niglio

Silvio talks about his creative process and the role of the classical music today

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USA adminMay 25th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Greg Sandow

Greg Sandow gives insights into his art and explains why the music is powerfully expressive. He tells about a new trend in the US to bring music into the community.

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USA adminMay 24th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with composer and performer Irminsul Harp

Irminsul talks about his creative process and why the value of the art is more than a commodity.

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Germany adminMay 19th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with German composer Cornelia Malecki

Cornelia talks about her upcoming projects, why she loves bringing people together and how to express the emotions through music

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Slovakia adminMay 14th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Slovak composer Oliver Nosaczynski Bohovic

Oliver talks about why classical music should be played more often outside of concert venues and why music should get rid of the boundaries and how to write emotionally touching music

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Italy adminMay 8th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Marco Mandurrino

Marco Mandurrino talks about the importance of enjoying the music, about the metamorphosis between mind and art and why music is the most universal language.

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Greece adminMay 8th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Greek composer Kostas Grigoreas

Kostas Grigoreas talks about his “soloist-composer” nature, how to be open to new ideas and how to use music tools to experiment with everything, without hesitation.

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Belgium adminMay 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Belgian composer Erwin Deleux

Erwin Deleux tells us about his “Silent songs” and why he hopes to reach people who find silence fulfilling.

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USA adminMay 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Louis Anthony deLise

Louis Anthony gives advice: “Be great at what you do, make interesting, creative music, look fantastic and interesting, and use every tool available to share your musical message with as many persons as possible!”

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USA adminMay 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Ronald Karle

Ronald Karle explores music and tells us why good music is timeless and the only restriction is ourselves.

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UK adminMay 2nd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Lola Perrin

Lola Perrin tells us why music means freedom and that music is about reality, not fantasy.

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Australia adminApril 28th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Australian composer and Pianist Emili Rackemann

Emili talks why we can learn from all genres and how to explore our own inner creativity. She explores the music as the reality which also encompasses fantasy.

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Cyprus adminApril 26th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with pianist/composer Danny Rayel

Danny Rayel talks about his experiences with extracting memories from the past to write beautiful music, how to find inspiration and why young people prefer uplifting dance music.

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Italy adminApril 26th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Vincenzo Silvestris

Vincenzo Silvestris talks about how to avoid prejudice against style and musical genre and why the task of the musician should be to call the audience’s attention to the beauty that the music itself has inside.

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Japan adminApril 21st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu

Takashi Yoshimatsu, one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary Japanese composers, talks about his “children”-musical compositions, about searching for individual way and why Professors of compositions would advice their students not to become composers.

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UK adminApril 17th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with British composer Lucas King

Lucas talks about why we should not label the music and how to avoid the negative connotations that come with classical music and how to write exciting emotionally appealing music.

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USA adminApril 14th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Jackie Perks

Jackie Perks talks about how she “dreams” music and sees the “imagery” to go with the music. She gives advice for young people and shares her passion for youtube!

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Spain adminApril 11th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Spanish composer Mikael Sapin

Mikael Sapin, minimalist classical piano composer, talks why creativity must be sought in the emotions, in the heart and why we should do what we feel

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USA adminApril 7th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with composer, writer and film director Tao Mijares

Tao Mijares talks about why the new art-music will be tight to the media production, how to apply the creativity to the filtration and selection of all the influences around and how to identify the real valuable music and generate a taste for the musical work in the audience.

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USA adminApril 1st, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with American composer Rob Costlow

Rob speaks about his original piano style, why Internet is important for musicians and what it means to write music for people who can relate the melodies to their experiences, needs and wants.

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Germany adminMarch 30th, 2017

Learning from History – is culture an option? Lessons from the Barock times

Do you think that politics and our society will be increasingly turning to art and taking on topics such as literature, architecture, music, theater, dance, and painting?

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Italy adminMarch 26th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Italian composer Gaby Kapps

Neo-Classical Composer Gaby Kapps talks about how she is searching for musical nuances, what it means to work with the light and shades and how she creates musical moments of beauty

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Russia adminMarch 23rd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with Russian composer Vladimir Titov

Vladimir Titov speaks about his creative process, why music is a deep language of the soul and what it means to make people happy with own music

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France adminMarch 17th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Dominique Dupraz

Dominique Dupraz in interview with Moving Classics TV: Dominique talks about his creative process, why music is the indescribable, the unutterable and the most profound and faraway “inner spaces” of the soul, and what Belgian artistic movement “New Consonant music” means to the listeners.

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Poland adminMarch 10th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with composer Grzegorz Miśkiewicz

Our “Fantasy Notes – Contemporary Piano” Composer Grzegorz Miśkiewicz talks about his creative process and his compositions

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Canada adminMarch 3rd, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with composer Marius Herea

Marius Herea talks about his compositions, what music means to him, why audiences need to be surprised and how he can stimulate their curiosity in the most beautiful ways

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France adminFebruary 24th, 2017

“Fantasy Notes” Interview with French composer Sylvain Guinet

Interview with a French composer Sylvain Guinet – “to compose is to reveal oneself, to define oneself, to be exposed and vulnerable”. He thinks music is a very powerful art. Read more about Sylvain thoughts about artistic inspiration, about emotions in music, why one smile counts more than a dollar and about his new project!

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Germany adminJanuary 16th, 2017

Slow Watching and Relaxed Listening: Hearing with Eyes and Seeing with Ears

“My Creativity Break”: 3 minutes of slow watching and relaxed listening, human attention and interplay of images and music, possibility to attract more people to classical music through visual keys.

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Germany adminJanuary 15th, 2017

What can a business leader learn from a musician?

Blog about what business leaders and musicians have in common, design thinking methodology, creativity development and sources of inspiration, my creativity break tool

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Germany adminDecember 30th, 2016

Notes on the classical music: playing Beethoven in T shirt and sport shoes?

Blog about classical music and fashion, Mozart love of luxury, what the stars of classical music wear on stage, embodied cognition and most importantly: Will Beethoven sound differently depending on the attire of the musician?

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Germany adminDecember 25th, 2016

Discover what keeps you going after 45…

Blog about inspirational power of hobbies

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Germany adminDecember 22nd, 2016

Beauty of Music

“IF A GREAT MUSICIAN PLAYS GREAT MUSIC BUT NO ONE LISTENS… WAS HE REALLY ANY GOOD?”

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Germany adminDecember 21st, 2016

Can Music Scare? Music and Crime

Can music scare? Why some dissonant sound combinations frighten? Have you experienced the music compositions that would make us scared? How did you feel? Thank you for sharing your views! Looking forward to hearing your opinion and feedback!

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Germany adminDecember 1st, 2016

Wake Up, Listener! Notes on the Classical Music

Essay about the audience, the soul of the audience, the concert expectations and oscillation between the imagination and the factual experience

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Germany adminNovember 7th, 2016

Notes on Music: Does classical music need elitist thinking?

What is your opinion on the elitism in classical music? Do you think we should foster elite thinking for musicians? What is your attitude towards classical musician? How can we value the creative work of every musician? What would be a creative push for our classical music scene?

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Germany adminMay 24th, 2016

Musicians and Audience

Will the nature of the audience change the way musicians play? For whom does one play?

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Germany adminMay 9th, 2016

Understanding Music through Language?

How native language can influence musical compositions and if we need the knowledge about the language, e.g. German, in order to understand Mozart or Haydn?

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Germany adminApril 6th, 2016

“Airing” the mind – More Creativity Through Leisure Time!

Blog about the silence, fresh air, leisure activities and why they are so important

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United States UpperHandsPIanoMarch 1st, 2016

March FREE Sheet Music: Red Is The Rose

Upper Hands Piano: A Method for ADULTS 50+ to SPARK the Mind, Heart and Soul

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UK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 13th, 2016

Walking in Napoli

New composition/video for mandolin andpiano

Germany adminJanuary 31st, 2016

How do we listen to music?

This essay is my thoughts about the process of listening, what is perceptive listening, how do we listen to music, what influences our listening and the art of relaxed listening.

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Germany adminJanuary 6th, 2016

Musicians and Emotions

Essay about musicians and emotions, the role of music in increasing empathy, the reputation of musicians being highly sensitive, thoughts on creative mind, chills, empathy exercises

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Germany adminDecember 29th, 2015

Classical music and locations

Classical music and locations: how to make an event out of a traditional classical music concert

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USA UpperHandsPIanoDecember 9th, 2015

December FREE Sheet Music Download: Auld Lang Syne

UpperHandsPiano.com/blog is dedicated to the needs of the over 50 pianist, as well as piano teachers interested in teaching older adults. We offer free monthly sheet music, practice tips, and give you the latest information on music and the brain.

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Germany adminDecember 9th, 2015

The rise and fall of classical music

Essay about the rise and fall of classical music based on the examples of China and Russia

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Greece danielepetraliaDecember 2nd, 2015

Daniele Petralia International Piano Master Class

For Informations and Applications jolandazahu@gmail.com

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Germany adminDecember 2nd, 2015

Music and Intuition

Some personal thoughts about music and intuition based on listening to the recordings of Maestro Horowitz

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Qatar adminNovember 16th, 2015

A Knock On The Door

Introduction speech by Vincent Corver about music and social media

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United States of America Pure PriceNovember 11th, 2015

My Musical Mother & Her Two Kids

I’m a professional musician, graduating with a B.A. in Cello Performance from Wayne State and studying with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. However, I also play guitar, bass, keys and some other instruments (and rock is my niche) so I bought an electric cello, added my electric guitar pedals and went to work. I’m the lead vocalist, composer and electric cellist/slide guitarist in an incredible rock group called ‘Pure Price’. The exploration of music leads to the discovery of life.

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usa ArtistGrantsNovember 8th, 2015

Artist Grants help Musicians and Singers of all musical styles!

NEW Grant Presentation Video helps Outstanding Causes & Artists of all styles obtain vital funding!

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Germany adminOctober 25th, 2015

Do we perceive music differently when played by a man or a woman?

Do women suffer discrimination in music? Could you hear the female touch by listening to pianists with closed eyes?

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Germany adminOctober 16th, 2015

Is listening to music healthy?

What recent scientific studies tell us about the effects of listening to music

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Germany adminOctober 8th, 2015

The Privileg of Being an Amateur

Insights about the “Concert Experienced Amateur Pianists”: people who live their passion of playing piano in free time.

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Germany adminOctober 3rd, 2015

Play me I am yours

‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ initiative started back in 2008 in Birmingham UK and every year new cities add to this growing international legacy. Street Pianos engage people in musical activies and give the public a possibility to express themselves. Picture Copyright: Gabriele Neeb

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Argentina Luis Lugo The Cuban PianistSeptember 18th, 2015

Luis Lugo :”Piano echoes Extravagace / Experience”

Lugo is one of the few artists in the world that can perform –in one same concert– from classical plays, such as Scriabin’s or …

USA J Joe TownleyAugust 27th, 2015

Atonal vs Tonal Music and the Political State of Affairs

A short essay on the political influences of the elite to suppress tonal music

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UK SaraDAugust 14th, 2015

Pianists’ well-being / Survey / Invitation

Invitation to take part to an online survey: investigation of the prevalence of issues correlated with the mastication muscles activity among piano players.

UK Classical CandorJune 18th, 2015

Bach to Moog (CD review)

Jennifer Pike, violin; Craig Leon, Moog synthesizers and conductor; Sinfonietta Cracovia. Sony 88875052612. Turn back the clock; we’re all young again.

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UK adminJune 17th, 2015

Bach to Moog (CD review)

Jennifer Pike, violin; Craig Leon, Moog synthesizers and conductor; Sinfonietta Cracovia. Sony 88875052612. Turn back the clock; we’re all young again.

Partner Blog
UK Sustainable SoundsMay 3rd, 2015

Music theory and the art of perfumery

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UK Sustainable SoundsApril 16th, 2015

Bee and Symphony

A composition using the sounds of nesting bumblebees.

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India ArunFebruary 9th, 2015

Become an engineer!?

Does it make sense to decide to become an artist?

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France PascalFebruary 9th, 2015

Pleyel Hall – lost for the classical music

No more classical music in Pleyel Hall in Paris

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UK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 8th, 2015

Music and Images Showreel

Music and Images Showreel

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UK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 8th, 2015

Original music for TV

Original Music for TV.

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UK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 8th, 2015

Music for TV

Original music for TV

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uK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 8th, 2015

New Spontaneous Piano compositions

Re posted with links

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UK Sustainable SoundsFebruary 8th, 2015

New piano works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfbONMCh3mw&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLHIhTH-Ztw&feature=youtu.be

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Germany MaxJanuary 12th, 2015

The decision

Munich – is a new classical concert hall really necessary

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Germany adminDecember 12th, 2014

Concert halls and classical music

Classical music and concert halls. Expensive and big organisation effort. There are many other suitable solutions to find classical music listeners.

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