Played on 31.12.1997.
I improvised this music at a difficult point of my life. I was 18 and did not know if being a concert pianist was my true vocation. At least it did not make me very happy, although I was successful and had a promising career ahead of me.
It was this very improvisation that gave me the confidence to become a composer. I would still be able to play concerts with the wonderful classical pieces that I love so much, but from now on composition would be my first priority.
There is a lot of pain in this music. It was the beginning of my spiritual quest for truth, which I pursued so intensely for the following 7 years. I travelled the world, studied different religions and philosophies. In 2003/2004 it was a simple rosary that made me find the Blessed Virgin Mary, and through her Jesus in the Eucharist.
In all the happy moments I’ve had since, I still happen to feel this pain, a stinging solitude inside of me, that will only be relieved if I pray or make music – which is one and the same for me.
There is so much love to receive and to give. That’s our mission. Deep inside, we know.
Source: SoundCloud / David Ianni