"Joyous Love Manifesting"
At the invitation of Jyoti Verhoeff, I recorded a number of improvisations in 2022, of which the album 'Light Particles' is now online on Spotify, Apple music, Dezer, etc.
The improvisations were recorded in Jyoti Verhoeff's Little Chapel Studio.
Everything was recorded on a 'prepared' piano, which had been edited in a different way by Jyoti. The noises of the old mechanism became part of what wanted to be expressed.
Michiel: 'My music is expressed from my inner source. It is an expression of the silence within myself. I have become aware of that silence, among other things, through the beautiful work of Oraclegirl. Jyoti and I both feel very touched by that. When I am with Jyoti, making music comes naturally. Light Particles was recorded in one take and flowed into the ether.'
In 2003 and 2004 I made 5 CDs in the Crystal Spiral Tuning. I recorded the double CD 'Mindwalks', also in the Crystal Spiral Tuning, together with my friend Frans Smit, on two Erard grand pianos in the Maison Erard.
'Michiel Strategier is an intuitive pianist. His compositions go beyond any traditional music education method.'
'Every note in his track is a suggestion to the body and mind to manifest a broader perfective. He improvises and, as it were, downloads energy and frees the listener from all forms of conditioning and ideas we have about music. His completely illogical, structureless sounds give the listener enormous peace and awareness of the here and now. He hardly knows where his fingers go when he plays. No study has gone into it, it is what it is. The timeless elements are like birds that fly through the trees and chase each other and always have fun. His piano music breaks all laws.' Jyoti Verhoeff.