Monday, September 15, 2008
臨老學吹打: 學鋼琴 / Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: The Piano
我從小对音樂就很有興趣,小學時參加香港廣播电臺的兒童合唱團,每星期都要去 soundroom 練習和錄音。在中學時,趙梅伯教授指揮我校和某女校的男女混声四重唱隊,在香港音樂節得到亞軍。來到加拿大後,我也有參加歌詠班練習唱男高音。
但在樂器方面,我卻是一窍不通。在香港家窮,父母那有閒錢;在大學畢業之後,我在 Flin Flon 做工,買了一個廉價結他,自學丶自彈丶自唱,聊以自慰。但多年來我念念不忘的,仍是那如流水一般清澈的鋼琴音響,和彈琴者自陶自醉的神情。
或許他人会笑我臨老學吹打,但我上星期在街坊社區中心報了名,由九月十三日開始上成人鋼琴班。雖然我永遠不会談到考什么証書文憑,但學会了基本的彈琴技巧,我到老時也可以回憶往事,彈一曲,唱一句:『Pour l'amour de la musique !!!』
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Architectural Piano (November 27, 2007 by Snell)
"... There was no way I was going to work out what this was until I was told: a piano. Yes, this is what happens when one of the world’s most famous architects is allowed to get their hands on a classic object. Daniel Liebskind has teamed up with piano maker Schimmel to create a five-metre long piano designed to complement the new addition to Toronoto’s Royal Ontario Museum, which was also designed by Liebskind. There is some resonance to this design in that Liebskind wanted to be a concert pianist when he was younger, but we do wonder about the acoustics this will produce ..."