David Stanwood | Six Meditations

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Six Meditations

by David Stanwood

Improvised solo piano pieces with a beautiful piano sound, good for Relaxing, Meditation, Yoga, De-Stressing, Making Love, Centering, Easing Chronic Pain, Creative Activities, Healing, Cooking, Driving, Consolation, Letting go - crying, Hospice.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mood Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Piano Reborn
6:50 $1.50
2. Old Friend
12:20 $1.50
3. Bluejays
10:53 $1.50
4. Crows
9:32 $1.50
5. Hens
6:43 $1.50
6. Take Me Away
14:29 $1.50
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
David Stanwood is both a pianist and piano restoration expert. The music was recorded on a piano he recently restored at his workshop in West Tisbury Massachusetts USA on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. The instrument is a Mason & Hamlin model A Grand, made in Boston in the year 1905. Over a period of 11 months the piano was completely disassembled and remade with a new soundboard, strings, and custom balanced action. The recordings were made as the project neared completion.

The music is improvised in-the-moment with little or no preconception of what he was going to play. The order of tunes is in the same order as they were played. Stanwood plays in his own unique style. His mentors include Erik Satie (1866 - 1925), Rudolf Serkin (1903 - 1991), Rubén González (1919 - 2003), Keith Jarrett (1945 - ), Paul Sullivan (1955 - ), and Jacqueline Schwab (1955 - ).

INTRODUCTION & EXPLORATION

Track 1 Piano Reborn - is a record of the first moment that the piano sounded again after being silent during the 11 month restoration. It is the initial exploration of the pianos' newly found tone and touch.

Track 2 Old Friend - Further exploration using a simple improvisational form that Stanwood has relied on for many years

TRIO - MEDITATIONS WITH BIRDS

Track 3 Blue Jays - Turn up the volume and Listen carefully to hear the Blue Jays calling in the beginning of this track
Track 4 Crows - Crows outside joined me at the conclusion of this improvisation on a simple two note theme.
Track 5 Hens - A resonant meditation ending with hens announcing a newly laid egg.

FINALE

Track 6 Take Me Away - This recapitulation takes the listener away to a beautiful place in space, time, and sound. It is also the last piece recorded before the piano was taken away and delivered to the owner who had it restored.

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