This image looks like two musicians on a Zoom call, but with a twist — we can play at the same time and actually hear each other! How is this possible? The answer, as the modern parlance goes, may surprise you —-> we’re also connected on Skype! Allow me to explain —
As colder weather returns to the East Coast and the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, I’m putting together this post to share with you the three pieces (so far) that I composed to be performed live, over Zoom..
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I’ve been using Instagram as my on-the-go sketchpad of sorts, making 1-minute (or shorter) loop-minded tunes — here are a few and I’ll add others as they avail themselves.
Doubt, confusion, an inner repentance – these were the themes I tried to work with in creating my “Meditation” on this most solemn prayer, recited on the Jewish day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. In my composition, the traditionally familiar motifs are fragmented, inverted, and fused together in a way that is connected by question marks. Will we be forgiven?
Here’s an interview with me about our Corona-times life — thank you to Greg Cahill and the good people of Strings Magazine for the questions!
“Going Home — Leaving Home — Finding Home Again” — that was the idea behind this improvisation, taking a familiar tune through new turf — for about twenty minutes.
What’s another waltz among friends? This one very much indebted to a style of my father, composer Alexander Zhurbin — possibly the only moment of me playing piano on all of the internet! Enjoy!
When I polled my Facebook readership about what they missed most about live performances, the overwhelming response was “the energy of live performance”. This is very true — but it differs to a degree from my top choice — “the lack of distraction”…