It’s day two in the build towards piano day here at TSP.
It’s hard for me to talk about piano without talking about the influence Keith Kenniff has on my own work as glacis. ‘Famous Places’ is one of my favourite pieces of piano composition. Much like Nils Frahm’s ‘Felt’ and ‘Screws’, this record is truly all about letting the piano breathe and sing. There is an elegant simplicity to his work, as Goldmund, that enhances the integrity of the music and produces work of such depth and character that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. And maybe that’s what fascinates me about instrumental piano music. It’s almost timeless in many ways. The history – well that’s another story and one that David Byrne dives into in his book ‘How Music Works’ but imagining listening to Goldmund 100 years ago or 100 years from now and feeling the same emmotional connection is not beyond the realms of belief. There is a honesty in the compositions that feels like Kenniff pours everything in to his work. Like the pieces are an extension of him and the connection between piano and him is almost unbreakable. This is music to live for.
So, here and now, let Goldmund in to your life.