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The Beast and the Butterfly
Thanks for the story behind the music. it always gives me a focused eye that you had when you created this masterful work. Such a light touch on the keys. Man you are so tamed and sensitive to every note played here.
What a great story behind this composition, it gave me a visual focus when listening, almost like I was watching the garden come to life, just beautiful. Its always a pleasure to hear your work Sean, easy vote. Gibbo
Love the use of traditional scales here Sean, lovely composition. I have recently gained an interest in Japanese instruments, I'm taking it slowly though... I'm delighted to hear this composition.
You play the piano with such a graceful ease! It is so delightful to listen to your compositions, although they differs so much from my own music. The way you handle the dynamic development is unique! –/Peo
Always a musical lesson in your music and artist comments, Sean :) Reminds me of the delicately rendered ink and watercolours of Japanese landscapes and blossoms...loads of detail, but it is the overall sense of composition that creates the abiding impression of splendour. An amazing recording , from inspirational concept to our ears. I cannot overstate the astounding intricacies of the piano score. Pure delight...standing ovation, sir! Kudos!
My humble music education unfortunately didn't include this beautiful and delicate Japaneses IN scale my friend. However, I am well aware this is more than just a scale exercise!! It is without doubt, a beautiful and moving piece of music. With every touch and note delivered with exact attack, velocity and release!! Brilliant composition, production and performance Sean!! Bravo!!!
Lovely...and so is the story behind it..this is what makes music come alive and kicking. K
A very haunting, poignant and beautiful composition Sean, wonderful to have such life affirming things to experience, a change from all the grim news!
Five stars (and a million more!)
Born Sean Damon Rohde in 1968, I began my music studies at twelve. Like so many others, I learned my favorite rock songs by ear. But almost immediately I realized an intense desire to create. I was no longer interested in playing the music of others; from then on I have played only my own music.
In 1986, using my name Sean Damon, I began my serious music career. In fact, I have learned music mostly by my own efforts; I have had very little formal training. Since beginning my studies, I have also developed a voracious appetite for high culture in all forms: the fine arts, history, and science.
Above all, though, I hold Mother Nature most dear. In her embrace I find my classroom, my playground, and my church. From her, I have learned to appreciate the beautiful subtleties of existence. With her, I have experienced some of my greatest pleasures. By her, I find the spiritual reassurance to continue through hardship and maintain a productive life.
Amid ugliness of the human world, I find paradise in my thoughts. Whatever becomes of humanity, I shall continue to do my part to promote beauty.
Artists keep the sanity of humankind.
Although I am proficient on the guitar, I, unfortunately, do not play any other instrument. What you are hearing in my recordings is the sound of sampled instruments painstakingly sequenced to sound as close as possible to the level of fidelity that most of you manage through recordings of your own actual performances. I work in seclusion, hence, have not the blessing of external interpretation. By necessity, I must take full responsibly for the conception, production, and performance of my works so that my scores may be heard by others. I am exceedingly thankful for the existence of technology that enables me to bring to life scores that would have lain fallow on my shelf.