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12/03/2008

I gave a piano recital at Hateiva in Jaffa, the home of the Israel Contemporary Players (21st Century Ensemble), to support the release of “Seeing Sky”. The concert was totally improvised from start to finish. Amit, the concert organizer, commented:
“Now I understand what you mean by the title Seeing Sky”.
I had quoted my late, respected piano teacher Roger Frampton in the publicity blurb for the concert.
He had told me: “When you improvise, a trap door opens in your head. You can see the sky, the moon and the stars. You want to reach up to touch the sky but if you do the door snaps shut. Improvisation is the act of balancing the will to reach out with the need to keep that trapdoor open.”

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