Classical Caber: Piano Miniature No. 2, “Reveur”

If you’ve seen my Facebook page lately, you’ll know that I just finished my taxes. As anyone who’s self-employed will tell you, corralling all the necessary information for your tax return is a very stressful experience. Dirk once collected 37 W-2s and 1099s in a single year! This year I ended up with a nice refund, a sizable headache, and a dire need to relax.

Thank goodness for my hubby Dirk’s music. He’s in Orlando this weekend filming a scene for Bound Muscle, but listening to his Piano Miniatures gave me the release I needed to put the stressful afternoon behind me. Here’s one of my favorites of the bunch, his Piano Miniature No. 2, “Reveur” (meaning “Dreamy”):“Reveur” is the second in a series of 24 miniatures, none longer than 3 minutes. Dirk describes the piece as follows:

openquoteNo. 2 is principally built around the harmonies. The game was making as many harmonies as possible using as many unchanging notes, particularly the bottom note in those chords, as possible. The tune uses a similar idea, meandering a little further away each time but generally returning to the same notes at the pauses in the phrases.”

Twelve of Dirk’s miniatures have already been recorded; we are hoping to eventually raise sufficient funds to record the remaining twelve and release them all as an album. We’re considering starting a Kickstarter campaign, actually… more on that in a bit. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to report that the final hurdle in releasing Dirk’s music on iTunes has finally been cleared; watch for an official announcement very soon! (You can use the “Subscribe to My Blog” option on the right side of this page to be notified of any new posts, by the way.)

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