Writings about Music

Piano Improvisation Series

Piano Like Ocean Tide Pool

Ocean Tide Pool in Maui

The piano is like an ocean tide pool and I'm swimming in it being led by my hands touching the water first, the piano keys simply the natural resistance felt when swimming. Different rasas are the water temperature from warmer to colder, contrast between water and sky the chords.

Michael Robinson in red shirt on Christmas Day, the same silk shirt he wore the night he conversed with George Harrison who also sang Raga Charukeshi for Michael.

After writing this, I recalled a scene from Dragon with Jason Scott Lee portraying Bruce Lee who said, "Be like the nature of water.

Bruce Lee portrayed by Jason Scott Lee in Dragon

The same applies to music.

And yes, I am a double Pisces, whatever that is, evidently meaning Sun in Pisces and Moon in Pisces.

- Michael Robinson, December 2022, Maui


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, jazz pianist and musicologist. His 198 albums include 151 albums for meruvina and 47 albums of piano improvisations. Robinson has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.