CTW & the WTC - Witt plays Bach & Witt
"Carl's work is highly structured yet full of breath and spaciousness and unexpected turns. It is richly textured and intricate yet conveys its meaning directly. Most importantly, it resonates with clear and powerful feeling..."
This unique program presents music of J.S.Bach alternating with Carl's improvised pieces. Weaving the majestic timelessness of Bach with compositions unique to each performance, concerts are never the same twice.
Removed from the rarified atmosphere of the average ‘classical’ solo piano concert, Bach’s music is presented in a new and more approachable light. Carl's music appeals to sophisticated classical music lovers but to a wider circle as well.
Audiences feel a gratifying sense of participation in the creation of the music—invited by the artist to listen with fresh ears, people begin to perceive their very presence influencing the character and direction of the improvisations.
Improvisation Master Classes
Witt's approach to teaching improvisation draws on powerful but readily accessible techniques of Buddhist meditation and is applicable to any style, instrument, or voice. Looking carefully at the mind we find that what we think of as 'me' is actually an aggregrate of different images arising and falling. They include mental phenomena like thoughts, judgments, perceptions, emotions, the senses, consciousness itself, and kinetic impulses.
"Carl Witt’s talent, soul and humanity inhabit every note; this is no mere dry intellectual impersonal exercise..."
Hear selections from recent concerts—
CTW: Improvisation I
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in D Major
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in F# Minor
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B Flat Major
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C Major
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