This is a journey into the unknown.
Departure is an album strongly built on curiosity, discovery, and freedom; freedom from genre and from the limitations of conventional piano playing. This journey introduces an expanded sonic palette.
For the past year, I have been listening intently to traditional sounds and music from around the world - from Africa, South-East Asia, Central & South America, and beyond. The initial intrigue and fascination with the sounds and colours of traditional instruments quickly turned into obsessive experimentations; searching to evoke similar sounds and emotional response from the western piano and other keyed instruments.