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Piano Diaries

by Thomas Kessler

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prelude 01:30
january_16 04:53
february_27 03:45
march_20 04:58
april_17 02:41
may_15 05:45
may_22 06:20
may_29 03:07
june_12 03:23
june_26 05:12
august_21 04:00
september_25 04:22
october_02 01:50
october_16 04:38
december_04 05:20


Piano Diaries

During the last weeks of the outgoing year I found myself thinking about a new project for 2011 – something very pure and personal, 'back-to-the-roots', kind of a 'musical diary':
On January 02 I started posting a new slice of music every Sunday morning.
The tunes were performed on that small upright piano my mother bought me with the money from her savings account when I was thirteen. That high-gloss finished mahogany beauty has been my faithful companion through the past decades.
Today it looks a bit worn-out, standing proudly, if slightly out of tune at our Duesseldorf apartment, patiently awaiting its use at family 'bedroom concerts'.
These small video clips would – for the first time – expose the 'lofi' vibe of such an event to a larger [online] audience: Spontaneously played, inspired by the moment of its creation, completely rough, untreated and recorded the most basic possible way.
[Frankly, I have done that with my mobile phone...]
In 2011 my mother celebrated her 85th birthday – a perfect occasion to dedicate this project as a present to her, and to the fact that – 35 years earlier – her gift to me had been a piano, not a horse...
This CD album shall give you some small insights into my 2011 'Piano Diaries'.

Thomas Kessler


released November 9, 2012

produced by Thomas Kessler


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Thomas Kessler Düsseldorf, Germany

Thomas Kessler's solo piano pieces are largely inspired by the works of early 20th century impressionists such as Debussy and Satie, translating their atmospheric images into a contemporary form of intuitively composed music.

He has collaborated with artists from all continents and fellow musicians from bands such as Dissidenten, King Crimson, Can, and Kraftwerk.
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