Two years ago I bought a grand piano. It all started when I found my apartment in Zurich. The first time I looked out of the wall-to-wall window opening onto the terrace, I knew that I would be writing music here. The view was breathtaking - brick chimneys, rooftop gardens, the snow- covered Alps in the background and as far as my eyes could reach; green. I could breathe, I felt inspired again. I was back in Zurich, my hometown, after spending 15-year in LA, ripe with musical experience, brimming with ideas and a burning desire to play my piano. I felt very emotional, knowing that this was the beginning of a new musical chapter in my life.
The first part of my artistic journey had started as a child. I had grown up in a musical family where my dad used to wake us up every morning at 7 o'clock playing classical and his own music on the piano. His improvisations were highly spirited, although classical, had an exotic blend of some other influence... a slight breeze of blues, a hint of jazz. I realize now that these early morning awakenings sowed the seeds for my own musical compositions. I used to play piano as a child but then I was not very good at it. I had no discipline and didn't want to learn to read piano music. I only knew a few tunes. Whenever there was time to escape from our busy house, which also served as a boarding school, I would lock myself in a big room with a beautiful crystal chandelier where two grand pianos were facing each other and go wild. A few years later, a new instrument drew my attention. And so it was the cello that accompanied me through all my classical education. After completing my masters, I was a free man with a new dilemma. Cello was not really my calling, at least not in the classical field so I electrified it and that idea opened for me door to Hollywood movies. ... the remaining story is on Martin Tillman website.
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1. Spontaneous in Portofino
6. Reoccuring Dream
7. White Oleander
8. Poeme Pour Catherine
10. February in Mazuria
11. Is It Me or the Moon Passing
12. Leaving Zurich
13. Autumn in Paris