DIAPASON – Piano Solo is the piano solo version of “Diapason”, realised with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Abbey Road Studio 2 – London. It was recorded, mixed and mastered with no use of artificial manipulation, reverb, delay, compression or other processes that are often used today to achieve sounds that may be more appealing but are not natural.
In DIAPASON – Piano Solo what you will listen to is the pure sound of the piano, recorded with 18 microphones set up in various places in the recording studio, so that they can capture all the diverse harmonic overtones in space and deliver to the listener the sonority of this instrument in all its purity and integrity.
«I have often defined the piano as the central instrument of my work. The orchestra and electronic instruments are like constellations, sound waves, but the sun, the central, essential instrument, is ever the piano. The piano is and has always been the instrument with which I express myself, a mirror that enables me to get back to the essence. The relationship rapport I have had over the years with this instrument is closely related to my search for evolution. Seated at the piano I feel a vast, limitless flow and I have the opportunity to transmit what I feel, what I believe in. That is why I decided to realise piano solo versions of my most recent work Diapason and to devote a whole album to this instrument, to share a deep, intimate experience with those who listen to and follow my music.»