1907 BLÜTHNER STYLE VII
In May 2021 I began the hunt for my first ever acoustic piano. I'd given up on finding something perfect at the price point I was going in with until I stumbled upon this Blüthner, which was sat in the back room of a music shop awaiting restoration, and a bit of a sorry sight. It was clickety-clackety, and a lot of the notes didn't work, but it was love at first sound.
After a five month internal restoration, this piano has been made into a virtual instrument, recorded on a pair of Soyuz 013 FETs, raising the ultra-soft, felt-like tone to be more easily playable. In the future I might get round to making a second edition with extra layers, alternative playing styles (think bowed strings) and running it through a pedal or two.
For now, you can download Marcus Warner's Bluthner (v.1.0.) for free. Let me know what you think!
Hello - if you've made it this deep into my website (i.e. not gone straight to 'Contact'), then you have my admiration. Welcome.
Here you will find my 'experiments' - that is to say, creative work that is not strictly music or film related. It will mostly include my endeavours in photography, art, and the occasional virtual instrument for you to download. I hope you enjoy.
AMERICA ON FILM
Filmed from September, 2022
Shot on a 1957 Bolex B8SL.
Charcoal on paper; for the album LEGENDARIUM
Originally intended as the album artwork for the piece 'Chihiro', I felt this was too literal, and didn't deliver quite the impression I wanted. The word abura is a translation of the kanji symbol meaning 'Oil' - referring to the aromatic oils used in Japanese bath houses and displayed on the tower which, along with the kuromatsu tree, is lifted from Spirited Away. The same can be said of the 'spirit' bridge, also an interpretation from the film, which serves as the entrance to the bath house and the crossing point into the spirit world. The tree on the right is a sakura, from The Tale of Princess Kaguya; both are perched atop cliffs from The Wind Rises and set against a backdrop of mountains from Howl's Moving Castle.
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