Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
I am practising on a Steinway grand piano next to a room containing three harpsichords. The newest one — full of colour and history — Opus 333 is documented in a short 8 minute film on the website of Alienor — the Foundation for competition of compositions for new music for the harpsichord. Watch the 8 minute clip from here.
The animation film by Andrea Love is giving me new ideas for documenting our concert tour of the USA. It’s our fourth state in 2 weeks and tomorrow we leave for Phoenix, Arizona.
Tonight we give a concert at Duke University, in the same concert hall where I gave my senior piano recital nearly 25 years ago. It has been renovated since, but the atmosphere is still the same bringing back memories of those days long ago. The Steinway is a new one, not that featured in the photo below on the website of Duke’s Department of Music.
Free concert tonight 8 pm 2 November 2010: Bekkers Piano Guitar Duo (1 hour) – followed by a visit to a local microbrewery.