Another video! :: Variation on "Rustle" (Haibane Renmei theme)

Every time i am frustrated with uni (hopefully finished off another exam today) i work on my archive i have accumulated this summer ;)

So this is another installment of "A Major/Minor Summer Galore!" (another one will probably follow). Seriously, i think this will be an appropriate ritual to finally departure from the "white pentatonic impro only" way of playing piano .. although it will be quite tough. Might have to join a support-group.

"Rustle" is a theme from the soundtrack of the Anime Haibane Renmei (灰羽連盟), composed by Kō Ōtani (大谷 幸)

Haibane Renmei is one of my all time favourites. It was one of the first Anime i watched along Last Exile, Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze (all great Animes btw).
It is very calm and sensitive and very feminine too imo. Though it is not for everyone i guess. For some it could be probably too gentle(boring). It really depends if you like the atmosphere or not ;)

I know, i play the tune a lot faster than the original (and quite static too) and most of my variation is not really a variation but a improvised build up on the harmonics ... ;)
Anyway, since i first heard the track 5-6 years ago it has always stayed with me. It completely altered my way of improvising. This was the time when i started to focus mainly on white pentatonic, trying to simplify (and therefore clarify) my playing.

On Vimeo and Youtube.

EDIT: uuh ... i play the theme in a horrible manner. I sincerely apologize to all possible fellow fans of the anime

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