- Peter Broderick
- piano, marimba, wurlitzer, celeste, violin, voice, keyboards
- Friedrich Störmer
- upright bass
- pi•an•o [pee-an-oh] noun
- a musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings.
- pi•a•no [pee-ah-noh] adjective
- soft; subdued.
These are the first two definitions of piano from dictionary.com, October 2011, and they are essentially the two sides of the same word I was considering when I started to sing the words
‘I am piano’ back in late 2008.
One can definitely argue it’s not true, that I am neither one of these definitions. But singing those words really felt right, especially at that time, and all things that feel right must be grounded in some kind of truth, right?
I posted this video clip on my (now dormant) flickr page soon after I wrote this song, feeling energized by this new musical idea in the same way that I am every time I create something new, eager to share it with the world and for the world to share it with me by offering outside feedback.
One of the first comments was something like, ‘Please make this an album song.’ This recording is a belated response to that comment which I never forgot.