Deborah Henson-Conant

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PlayActing. It’s how I’ve been writing music since I was a kid. I act it out.  I play all the parts, and completely indulge myself in the emotions and physicalization. And now that I’m working on (hopefully final) revisions of “The Golden Cage,” pianist &... read more

Flying in My Piano

I’ve been blogging a lot about my new piano and how I first created an illusionary piano to solidify it’s existence in my own mind – and how it turned into a real piano that is now changing my life and my work. Illusions becoming reality is one story... read more

Geppetto & the Real Piano

I’ve wanted a grand piano for over 40 years. So last August I created one for myself out of an old table, two scarves, a couple music stands and an electronic keyboard. This week it turned into a real grand piano. More on how that happened in a later post, but... read more