Track by track: Look Up

‘Look Up’ was written in september 2014 for a concert centered around new music for piano. The track emerged from a longing for peace and quiet. Dreaming of a little wooden house, with a glass roof, that would allow to look up: through the glass, where clouds pass by and stars light up. And suddenly feeling small again. 

 

The production of the track placed the piano very much in the center of attention. Nearly all the sounds of the first part of the track are created with the piano, the percussion being produced by the sounds of the pedal and by various objects hitting the strings. Only when the melody returns after 3 minutes, it is joined by soft violin, cello and bells, bursting wide open before coming to a soft conclusion.