Natalie Rose LeBrecht has been creating solo music of an interior nature since early childhood. Although she is primarily a self-taught musician, she studied Intermedia Art with Hans Breder at the University of Iowa and spent a couple of years working for and studying under the legendary composer, LaMonte Young. She lives and creates in New York City.
I had been composing a new album that was very ambitious in its scope and complexity, when I found myself stifled by perfectionism. I noticed it was this agenda which was causing me to feel stuck, like in a finger trap. So I chose to put a hold on this composition and go back to basics, letting go of any grand designs. Instead I recorded this piano improvisation in one take, which flowed out effortlessly and with joy. When I listened back I was able to appreciate the natural quality of subtle winds flowing through my nervous system and expressing themselves through the keys.
Deep listening is the foundation of respect, and respect is the key to unlocking the true harmonic magic of the universe.