|My collection covers a wide choice, and though unlimited
in the classics, curiously enough leans toward a futuristic theme in popular
music. Since becoming involved in computers, I am fascinated by the sound
demonstrated daily on the radio and TV by synthesizer's used in modern day
compositions. In my opinion, electronic pianos will never replace the acoustic
ones: the resonance of a string being something unique, and in a class instrument
hard to imitate electronically. But I concede, as technology steaks ahead
in this electronic age, I feel my opinion slowly being swayed by instruments
that are achieving both the sound and touch of the acoustic instrument.
When visiting my sister, I am tempted to play a few classics on her keyboards
and am pleasantly surprised to hear how well they sound. In my CD collection
I have many recordings by 'Jean Michelle Jarrè': his skill with the
synthesizer leaves me breathless, and easily transports me into other worlds.
But truthfully, what gives me the greatest pleasure is to sit at my piano
and quietly play all my favourite pieces and personally dabble a little
in composition. To date, I have amused myself composing eight tone-poems,
and have played these to my friends who have been more than flattering with
their compliments. However, I'm confident they will never be premiered at
'The Albert', in spite of their' kind remarks. As you browse my website,
perhaps pause a while on the contacts page to relate some of your particular
tastes in music and what music means to you. In the above prose, I seek
to illustrate how much music has lifted and motivated my life, and as I
enter retirement, I look forward to many hours in my front room sitting
at my piano, imagining myself to be in my own personal 'Carnegie Hall'.