The will to play

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I played in different bands, different genres, rock, alternative, pop, reggae… I went through a period where I produced electronic music and played live at rave parties. Like I said, loads of different types of music. Six years ago, I discovered this piano composer that some of you probably heard of. Mister Philip Glass, a true master in classical minimal piano and a fantastic orchestral composer.
An album of his, Solo Piano, accompanied me countless nights ever since.
Two Years ago, I finally bought myself a digital piano. A Yamaha P-85, which has a very decent sound for a digital piano (I promised myself to buy a real grand piano when i have the money to live in a big house). Ever since, the piano, just like my guitar 16 years ago, has been a part of me. The first song I learnt to play, by ear, because I didn’t know how to read piano sheets before, is a song called Metamorphosis One by Philip Glass, which you are listening to right now (please let me know if you like the piece)

I thank you all for reading this story and hope I’ve made some of you fall in love with Philip Glass music =)

written by mikahsupageek on 2011-03-24


  1. pulex
    pulex ·

    Great blog! Havent been listening to philip glas for quiet a while.....guess i have a plan for today!

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    very good.... i had that with lou reed and john cale
    there was a live performance on arte. it was running while i had someone over... welll... i could not think of any sexual thing anymore. i sat up and started crying because it was so beautiful
    "songs for drella" should be on your wishlist if you haven't got it yet

  3. wilfbiffherb
    wilfbiffherb ·

    im with you. i produce music and play guitar, have been doing for years. its the best thing in the world to do ever!!

  4. warning
    warning ·

    Beautiful piece.
    La adoro, y te adoro.

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Suuuuuuper !

  6. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    I always love hearing about how people started to do something that's such a big part of their lives. Good story Mikah!

  7. grazie
    grazie ·

    thanks for sharing this blog entry again. beautiful

  8. grazie
    grazie ·

    ...and thanks for sharing Metamorphosis