Low-key lightning and Mr Paganini

 Nothing is better than combine together two things that represent the same mood and stylistic-values.

One week by today  Christmas  Eve is coming up and my mood this year is pretty much influenced by all the music that I’m practicing during these days. Paganini Caprices are the main example of dark and mysterious usage of the violin textures and today (more than before) I discover the beauty and the mystery in his works. At the same time, I discover that I’m keen with dark photography and lots of you can noticed that I’ve changed my style and mood (for pics and video) to become more foggy-side oriented. I studied Paganini Caprices many years ago and for a very long time I didn’t practice theme at all. This reaction was due because difficulties were too much stronger and I didn’t  manage them for so long, physically speaking. After hours of practice I felt my body devastated and tired, and most of the time I was unsatisfied about the sound and intonation.

I always thought that music starts when you stop thinking on technical problems, such as intonation or right fingering and bowing. As similar to Maslow’s Pyramid, in which you have to satisfy the primal needs and just after that you gain the tranquillity to take care about more elevated stuffs. Talking about music, it’s the same, if you are committed about flaws and technical problems you can think about music. So now, I want to practice with a different attitude and I hope to post something of Paganini soon.



Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century – in literature, film and beyond.


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