THE PiANOLOGIST - Release of my first solo album.
It has been a busy decade in exile since I left Brussels and set base in Thailand.
Roaming the world as a pianist for the Royal Academy of Dance - I have just quit! - has taken me to places that were never part of the plan. (South-East Asia, USA, Australia & New Zealand).
It has certainly been rich in experiences and surprises, early planes and late nights - as well as some serious friendships. However, looking back on the last ten years, I can't deny that the kick I get out of performing my own music on stage has become far more addictive.
Under a transparent shark tank, on a rooftop surround by mountains or in a few other odd locations... The unpredictable shows that I put together (with amazing support from my Thai friends, producers, curators etc.) have me convinced that it doesn't have to be all stiff and serious; that it can be glamorous, enigmatic, humorous; that any situation can be turned into an artistic moment; that there are and will always be audiences eager to hear new sounds, new stories.
The time seems right to put everything else on hold. Focus on polishing my ‘translucid’ songs without words, write down the next ones and compile them into an album. Then play it anywhere that feels right.
THE PiANOLOGIST crafts music like a mixologist shakes a drink: knows his classics but prefers to lace them with his own secrets.
This is where YOU come in! Each album pre-order one more chance for this project to succeed. I thank you in advance, from the bottom of my heart.
Every penny raised from this campaign will go straight to the recording, production and shipping of the CD's and vinyls.
Risks and challenges
The project is already quite advanced. I have got supportive partners on the recording side.
At this point, not much could go wrong. But we can't ever be 100% sure about time required for mastering, packaging etc...
I promise to do my best to avoid any delay but no matter what, you have my word that the product will be delivered this year.
And fingers crossed that nothing happens to my hands!
- (37 days)