• 1.  Live Stream concert

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 12-10-2020 23:08

    In these days of next to no live performing, I recently had the opportunity to do a live-stream make-up for a concert that was cancelled this summer. It was for the Meadowlark Music Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was doing a Latin American emphasis this year. They like the performer to interact with the audience.

    So I came up with an introduction to each piece, with musical examples played at the piano, then played through the piece, all in my own home studio (the piano is a Baldwin M). Minimal technical equipment: a video camera with a Rode mic attached, then ran the video through Movie for Mac to equalize the levels between talking and playing. I think it came out pretty nicely. Hope some will be interested and will enjoy it.

    Federico Ibarra, Sonata #3 ("Madre Juana"), three movements

    Arturo Márquez, Días de Mar y Rio

    Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ciclo Brasileiro, four movements

    Ibarra and Márquez are both alive and well, living in Mexico.

    Fred Sturm
    University of New Mexico
    "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Casteneda