Piano Works Vol. 1
The album was recorded on the Yamaha B1 upright piano in Sebastian's apartement in Copenhagen in Sydhavn, late December 2017 - as an improvisation single takes without any overdubs. The first idea was to use soft pedal (also called una corda) which is often used to make the piano sounds quieter.
"From my early youth i was fascinated by the sound of una corda, mostly because it primarily modifies the timbre, not just the volume. It makes the sound delicate, ethernal. It was exactly the effect I wanted to use, to make the piano sounds as silent and as delicate as possible."
Recording was made not in the studio, but in the Sebastian's apartement. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds of an oncoming bus outside of the house.
Sebastian considers the amateur recording conditions of this record as an advantage, not a disadvantage.
Piano Works Vol.1 is available for purchase in the shop, as well as in digital streaming.
release date: January 1, 2018
label: Sebastian Zawadzki Music