So it's the anniversary of my Dad's death - it's been three years - it's weird. I've been out of sorts for days - weeks actually. While there's been a lot going on I've just not felt right - not wanting to move forward - wanting to withdraw and not be a part of anything. It's strange - considering that I spend most of my time communicating with people that at this time - I just want to be curled up incommunicado.
This was the first piece of music that came out once I started playing again. The opening theme is a riff on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and i haven't listened to it for a while and of course - now I'm listening and typing and it is almost overwhelming.
But I'm good with it - I miss him - very much - but I'm glad that there is this memory - this music - that is his - and mine - and that I can listen to and be taken to him.
Powerful stuff music!
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About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.