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1/27/19 - Ketil Bjørnstad performing live

posted Jan 27, 2019, 3:12 PM by Steven Luksan   [ updated Jan 27, 2019, 6:39 PM ]
1/27/19 - Ketil Bjørnstad performing live

Ketil Bjørnstad is one of my favorite pianists and composers.  His music straddles the boundary between several genres, including jazz, minimalism, easy-listening, and classical.  In this live performance, he is likely improvising ("making up") the music that he is playing right on the spot.  You'll notice that not every note sounds "perfect." (For an example of this, listen closely at 1'30", when he plays a wildly ascending scale.  The top notes of this pattern sound a bit "off", but he keeps going and incorporates these notes into the continuous momentum of the music.)