I could not belive it would have been so long ....
4 long days .... 3 sleepless nights ....
First of all my want to thank my students who understood my need and did not complain because i was cancelling all the lessons.
Also i want to thank the very few and very kind friends that send me messages to cheer me up ! It really did matter a lot to me and helped me to overcome those nights .... I could not do the hot chocolate, but will do it later for sure ;-)
So the price of the hardest piece to edit was ..... How Now !!
It took me a complete night + morning !
But this is also a little my fault.
How Now was recorded "in a row". I mean, i did a 45 minutes version and i had to reduce everything.
But as i wanted to do something more interesting, instead of repeating each part when it came for the repeat (it would have been so easy) , each new sequence is totally different.
For this piece there is also a very funny story.
If you don t know "How Now", here it is:
When i recorded the 1st Glass album, How Now was the last piece to be recorded. I feared it a little bit. There were 2 reasons for that. This piece is pretty hard for the hand (everything is really tense, and all the muscles can get stiff) , and also it is so harsh that the piano can be de-tune very easily.
So to avoid any tension, How Now was the last one. Like that i was sure that the other would be ok.
For the de-tune, i choose a Fazioli. There are pro and not-pro Fazioli i will not enter into this endless war. But there is one important thing : Fazioli is really "for the top over the top piano brands" the one that is very hardly getting out of tune !
As you know now, the piece is very ... avant gardist, and really harsh !
When i finished the piece, i was hearing some screamings, some strange noise (i did not hear them on the recording).
As sound engineer explained : there was one old lady that was complaining about the harsh sound. She came to complain (the album was recorded in a very nice Church in Paris), she was clapping doors and Windows ......
Also in the middle of the piece, i was really Inside it, and .... i saw some strange heads coming out of the doors.
Luckily they did not came in, as i would have to stop and tell them that .... i might not be the one they were looking for...
Anyway, tonight after this very long edit, i enjoyed a very nice italian restaurant downstairs :
a nice table:
Gressini e un bicchiere di Spumante Prosecco
my all time favorite:
pomodoro e mozzarella di bufala
Scaloppina Milanese con spaghetti alla napoletana
To sum up, i really enjoyed it, it was good and tasty. Also it is far away from the crappy pizzeria. It is pretty cute Inside and could be a nice restaurant for a date. I really recommand it.
This time i did not try, but the pizza are pretty big and tasty