Old Hands

Old Hands

Tim Fatchen's picture



Old Hands

Liner Notes: 

Okay, it's a bad pun, but also true in both senses. In between the shambles and trying to get my four collabs out the door, this came along, so here it is. I think I'm swinging back into neoceltic; I blame Game of Thrones for that. THis piece was partly designed and partly improvised and wholly not what was originally intended.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


billwhite51's picture

i dont know what i enjoyed the most...the music, or watchng those old hands at work on the keys, good camera angle on that video. about the music itself, what can i say that you dont already know?

barbara's picture

What a joy to watch you play the beautiful notes coming into my ears! I'm all for a swing back to neoceltic, and the beauty you bring to it.
One of the very few piano pieces that I have endeavored to learn in the past 20 years or so is Michael Nyman's "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" -- and watching your hands, it reminds me very much of the intense level of activity, and I'm feeling it just watching you. The fact that you are improv'ing some of that is as impressive as your dexterity! I would love it if you posted more videos!

jcollins's picture

Hi Tim, I think this is the first tune I've heard from you this year...not sure why but it's always good to see you. Ok, looks like this is instrumental. Let's listen. piano...sounds great...very good playing...good rhythm...love the downward melody. Easy to listen to and I really like piano instrumentals...Beethoven is by far my favorite all-time composer. I'm not sure where this fits in classical music. However, I know what sounds good and this does sound good. BTW, I always talk and type while listening to demos...it's what I do...changeup coming towards the end...and out. Very nice Tim. Oh, and I can't see the video while I'm typing so I didn't get to see that part.

Kristi's picture

Beautifully played. It has a wonderful flow and the quietness of the middle is contemplative and relaxing. Then it ventures off into a lovely escapade so to speak. Terrific stuff!

I noticed the shadow on the hand and thought, -- deliberately shadow the Left hand and spot light the Right... and go a bit "noir" on the balance.

As far as the muzich, yeah, good stuff, what else? Smile