Old age and the sunset

“Think more of the joy and not the sorrow. And don’t take offence. All I can wish for is to get well or die. And I don’t mind which. I’m over the hump. I’m used...

Street piano

... A piano is also a portal into the past. When wrestling with Chopin, for example, I’m discovering notes that he wrote over 150 years ago. “Why did you write ...

In the beginning

... One morning in 2002 I took my brother-in-law's mini disc recorder to the Otumoetai Baptist Church, sat down at the grand piano and played through a series o...

The human conversation

... I am sitting at the piano, chatting with Beethoven. We are talking across 200 years of history. I am engaging with Beethoven’s ideas, trying to follow his l...