I’ve been meaning to put keyboard to screen regarding Colour Music for quite a while.
Colour music by Hanspeter Kruesi is music which has been composed to colours.
Several musical concepts have been developed over years to achieve this result.
Keys, chords, fragments of melodies where developed to an entire improvisation and playing concept.
Modern sounds and composition forms were created to achieve a maximum emotional impact.
Hanspeter Kruesi is an acclaimed composer, guitarist, and pianist based in Switzerland. Writing instrumental music in the Electronic, New Age, and Dramatic genres, he has scored several Swiss feature films, national TV shows and commercials and his work was included in the hit US series “Ugly Betty.”
Hanspeter’s rich and melodic music often features both classical and improvisational elements with beautiful guitar and piano work.
2013 saw the release of the eight(!) colour albums and features some of the most seductive and enticing melodies this music fan has ever heard.
I challenge anyone to remain unmoved by the The Foal (Solo Guitar) , a version of which is available above.
Note the style.
Normally, a guitarist uses two hands to play each note. One hand presses down a guitar string behind a chosen fret to prepare the note, and the other hand either plucks or strums the string to play that note.
Stanley Jordan’s touch technique is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. The guitarist produces a note using only one finger by quickly tapping (or hammering) his finger down behind the appropriate fret.
The force of impact causes the string to vibrate enough to immediately sound the note, the volume can be controlled by varying the force of impact. Jordan executes tapping with both hands, and more legato than is normally associated with guitar tapping.
This is very typical of this talented musician. Throughout his enviable body of work, he delves into different styles with absolute unnerving accomplishment.
Here Hanspeter introduces his concept:
You can follow the great man on soundcloud here where he dropped this phenomenal piece of piano last week.
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