Today I’m introducing you to the American composer and piano player Jared Matt Greenberg and his project The Paper Sea. Matt grew up in New Mexico and has lived in California since graduating from high school. He started taking piano lessons at the age of seven. About twenty years ago he set a goal to record a solo record of original piano-based pieces, and he finally realized that goal within the past year.
The track Whisper Willows was released on the album Shadow Falls which came out on may 21st, 2021.
Tell us something about your track Whisper Willows!
This is one of several tracks that started as an idea recorded on my iPhone during the past several years. At that point it was only the first passage. The second part of the piece was written spontaneously while recording the album, essentially in one take. As the title alludes to, the style of performance is the piano equivalent of a subvocalization. And whether the willows are actually speaking or just rustling in the wind is in the ear of the beholder.
Thanks for the music Matt!