To celebrate Piano Day 2017, a beautiful 112 page PDF sheet music book of Diary is available for free download – here.
Diary is available to stream / purchase digitally now.
01 To Begin – 23rd May
02 A Prism – 24th May
03 When Rivers Run – 25th May
04 She Said – 26th May
05 Splintered Sun – 27th May
06 I See – 30th May
07 A Birthday – 31st May
08 Ink On Paper – 1st June
09 How To Nurture – 2nd June
10 We Would Waltz – 3rd June
11 I Will, For You – 6th June
12 Are We Ever? – 7th June
13 We Build Buildings – 8th June
14 Warp and Wait – 9th June
15 After The Fair – 10th June
16 True Is – 13th June
17 For Doubt Will Come – 14th June
18 To Bring Forth – 15th June
19 This Will Pass – 16th June
20 Song For A – 17th June
21 To Listen – 20th June
22 Hold – 21st June
23 Auf Neukölln – 22nd June
24 All Things Return – 23rd June
25 A Simple Story – 24th June
26 First To See The Sea – 27th June
27 We Three – 28th June
28 When Sharing Dreams – 29th June
29 If I Would Mourn – 30th June
30 Together, For All – 1st July
Diary is a new collection of thirty solo piano improvisations by Bafta-nominated and Emmy award-winning composer Michael Price, a bounteous and enchanting offering that any lover of contemporary classical music would be more than happy to take at face value. But, Diary is more than a simple collection of songs; it is a window into very creative process of the composer. Compiled over a six-week period, Price began each working day with a new improvisational piece recorded in a single take, allowing the project to unfold as an unguarded and unedited musical journal of his thoughts, mood, and level of inspiration.In this video, the disarmingly self-effacing Price pulls back the curtain even further as he talks about the project and the sometimes surprising patterns and insights it had to reveal.
Though it was not intended to be a conventional album, does Diary work as one? Absolutely. Despite any “warts” the composer may see, each piece is exquisite and offers some particularly evocative and touching moments. Viewed as an especially transparent and prolonged gaze into the often impenetrable mysteries of the artistic process, however, it is a rare gift indeed.
from Stationary Travels review.