Do you ever think about what you’re thinking about? Of course, you do. I often think about what I’m thinking about when improvising. But when I pose this question to the great French pianist-composer Jean-Michel Pilc in this episode, his answer is along the lines of… maybe we shouldn’t even be asking.
In this episode, the amazing pianist-composer Jean-Michel Pilc and I cover a wide range of topics connected to the improvisational process. How does it happen? Do we control it? Should we even try? Is there any real difference between improvisation and composition? Should there be? The podcast includes a segment with both of us improvising (at Jean-Michel’s request) with just two fingers and concludes with selections from our respective improvised sonatas.