Collection of free improvisations
by Jan-Uwe Ness
Recordings of spontaneous improvisations. I just played what came to mind. Getting a totally perfect improvisation is not so easy, as the mind sometimes wanders a bit far away, so some deficiencies will be noted.
Giving names to improvisations is difficult, so I just label them with roman numbers. Below I give some comments describing a bit the character.
- Impro I (3:39) 2016-09-16
Joyful plenum in G-menor.
- Impro II (5:03)
- Impro III (2:26)
Plenum, with flowing character
- Impro IV (4:53)
- Impro V (2:38)
- Impro VI (2:26)
Fanfare. The organ sounds a bit out of tune but was in fact set to historic
Meantone temperament; perhaps not best choice for improvisations with a lot of modulations and
probably for this reason the recording ends a bit abruptly.
- Impro VII (2:26)
Plenum, rich of mixtures
- Impro VIII (1:34)
An attempt to be cheeky which is a bit risky for an improvisation, and the rythm is not always as systematic as a composer would set it.
- Impro IX (2:38)
Darkish character with a lot of 16' voices involved. Calm to relax.
- Impro X (2:24)
Some character of a bag pipe. Again in Meantone temperament
- Impro XI (4:55)
Plenum with tremulos, sounding like a theater organ. A bit like Phantom of the opera.