DIGITAL DETOURS 1, 2 & 3 ARE OUT!
WHAT GOES THROUGH THE CONDUCTOR'S HEAD?, CHAPTER 7, IS ALSO OUT!
RVS Digital Detours give you experiences unavailable in the concert hall. Music is at their center, however, they are more than recorded concerts. It is better to think of them as documentaries/road movies/concerts. I am super proud of these films!
Digital Detour 1 was filmed in four gorgeous settings in the picturesque Rogue Valley. It features seven soloists that I accompany on the piano. The film is complete with interviews and views of the beautiful natural scenery of Southern Oregon.
Digital Detour 2 was conceived in gratitude for the selfless work of medical professionals, who bravely faced the new and unknown coronavirus this spring. They are also a tribute to firefighters who risked their lives during the September 2020 devastating fires. There are so many heroes we wanted to thank with this film. It is a musical tribute to all of those who showed us the indomitability of the human spirit.
Here is the journey of Digital Detour 3: We start by coyly rediscovering the world of beauty in the first piece. The next work is an affectionate look back at the good ol’ days. The third piece is an appreciation of the gifts we possess. Despite the pandemic, our inner lives are still rich and vibrant landscapes. They are brimming with a potential that is ready to burst out and change the world.
Detour 3 features the string section of the Rogue Valley Symphony. We perform music by Kernis, Grieg and Bartók.
If you are hungry for more, watch my quarantine videos. During the pandemic interregnum, I discuss some of my favorite orchestral music, aided by the piano. The first seven chapters are at your disposal here.
Succumb to the temptation of having your day brightened by these videos. ;-)
THE PLAYFUL MUSICIAN PODCAST INTERVIEW
I guested on The Playful Musician podcast. The host Steve Davidson guided the discussion with a great care and insight. We cover a lot of ground, from my upbringing and living through the Velvet Revolution through my process of learning scores to the philosophy of working with my fellow musicians. Check it out on his website or on your favorite podcast platform, such as Apple Podcast or my personal favorite Overcast.