ill take 12
Illustration for a Basement Party, 2014
viiciouscircle asked: D major E♭major :)
D Major: Who is your favorite composer and why?
I have a few! I swear it changes every time, but the ones I usually answer with are Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. Tchaikovsky because his music pretty much never fails to get me amped up (especially his 4th and 6th symphony, holy shit I can hardly contain my excitement when I listen to both, and I’ve had the privilege of getting to play the 6th a few times). Chopin because I grew up listening to his waltzes in the car on long road trips. Rachmaninoff because there’s something beautifully cruel about some of his music and it hits me hard right in the feels. I can also appreciate how insanely difficult his music is to play because, I mean, my hands are big (I can reach a 10th on the piano) but them chords at the beginning of his 2nd piano concerto!!! And Liszt because his music is so romantic and dreamy. <3
E♭major: What attracts you to studying music?
I just love music so much. There’s nothing that is able to move me quite as much as music has. I love that it has the power to bring people together. I love that it can communicate so many different emotions without words or body language. I love that just going to orchestra rehearsals with people is the only thing that leaves me more energized afterward, even after countless hours of it. I can’t imagine having studied anything else and being so passionate about something, honestly.
|C major:||What instrument(s) do you play?|
|c minor:||What discourages you about studying music?|
|C♯ major:||What do you love about your teacher?|
|c♯ minor:||What are you jealous of in other players?|
|D major:||Who is your favourite composer and why?|
|d minor:||What performance do you wish you had never heard?|
|E♭major:||What attracts you to studying music?|
|e♭minor:||What is your most mortifying performance moment?|
|E major:||What part of your playing are you most proud of?|
|e minor:||What is the most difficult thing about your instrument?|
|F major:||What was the most memorable performance you ever attended?|
|f minor:||Would you give up music? What would be the reason?|
|F♯major:||What is your proudest performance moment?|
|f♯ minor:||What is your greatest music-related fear?|
|G major:||What is your favourite thing about your instrument?|
|g minor:||What are your bad practicing habits?|
|A♭major:||Where do you see yourself in ten years?|
|a♭minor:||What is your least favourite part of your musical community?|
|A major:||What is the greatest music-related advice you've ever been given?|
|a minor:||What instrument(s) do you wish you played?|
|B♭major:||What is your favourite part of practicing?|
|b♭minor:||What aspect of your teacher frustrates you?|
|B major:||What is your favourite part of your musical community?|
|b minor:||Who is your least favourite composer and why?|
Falling in Love #119 (1970)
Toward the end of his life P.D.Q became very frugal; this attempt to write an entire piano sonata on one page of manuscript paper has yet to be deciphered.