Bach’s Toccata in D minor – an Extended Reinterpretation

Bach’s Toccata is a glorious piece. In this particular performance, I play the unmodified work on the piano and then begin a reinterpretation starting with a swelling synthesizer. The synthesizer is a customized patch using Steinberg’s Halion. The piano is a Yamaha CP4. The visualization is through iZotope’s Ozone 7 Insight plug-in.

As with all my performances, it was done in one take, though I made some minor modifications and clean up before exporting it to a single file.

The piece was performed and broadcast via internet radio to a Second Life audience in Nitida Ridge, hosted by Bree Birke, on October 29th, 2016.

Zen & the Piano

Music reflects life as does art in general. The pieces in Zen & the Piano comprise young and old tracks.  Some works have lived and evolved over many years, while others appear only once as improvisations, never to be performed again.  Most are somewhere in between. Zen & The Piano is a set of music pieces accompanying and included in the purchase of the Zen & The Art of Work course.