Hi guys, welcome to Episode 13 of Tenny’s Tunes. I am your host, Tenny. Hope everyone is safe and healthy.
Inspiration: Back in high school, I volunteered at a local senior center and played piano music for the residents there. I would take requests to play certain pieces, but there’s one that I just did not take the time to learn. That’s right, it’s "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy, not the Beethoven "Moonlight Sonata" that some people might confuse it with. Even my good friends in college tell me, “You know, Tenny, you really should know how to play this one.” Well, quarantine time means piano time for me!
Creation: It took a lot of tries to nail this one. I played at a slower tempo than usual. It’s actually harder to play classical pieces on my MIDI keyboard than on a regular piano.
Message: Haha, I was a bit lazy for the past few ones. We are all different people, but I will tell you what I got from the piece. How do you feel when you look at the moon at night? Do you prefer a crescent, a gibbous, a new moon or a full moon? Maybe a combination? I have no preference. To me, the moon is as fickle and elusive as it can be, but it still abides by the pattern of the moon phases every month. Humans are, too. We all have a bottom line that we will never cross over or else we cease to be humans. Alright, enjoy! This is NBN Audio.
[“Clair de Lune” performed by Tenny Tsang]
Music performed by Tenny Tsang.