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    He’s alive!!!!

    March 29, 2017 // Comments Off on He’s alive!!!!

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    Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here. Thanks to all the people coming to the site from all over the globe! Here’s a link to something new I’m starting.

    I’m hoping to share the wisdom that I have been given in my years as a piano student and teacher.  I hope people will find it interesting and informative.

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    Posted in Music, Upcoming Events, Videos

    YOULICENSE and Pond5

    February 1, 2015 // Comments Off on YOULICENSE and Pond5

    Here’s my new YOULICENSE site:

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    I’ll be adding songs and clips asap.

     

    I also have a new Pond5 site:

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    Sheet Music of all genres

    November 21, 2014 // Comments Off on Sheet Music of all genres

    I’m starting to sell my compositions for solo piano on Sheet Music Plus. These are compositions for early advanced to advanced levels of performance. See the link on the right side of page. This takes you to the main page. From there type in Michael Koch to find my pieces!

     

    In fact here’s my stuff:  Michael Koch piano solos

     

     

    Sheet Music Plus Homepage

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    It’s been like forever

    November 9, 2014 // Comments Off on It’s been like forever

    Hey how are you? I’ve been taking a break from my folk stuff and concentrating on classical piano lately. So I thought I’d throw out an oldie for you:

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    Tucson Folk Festival Recap

    May 5, 2013 // Comments Off on Tucson Folk Festival Recap

    Photo from Tucson Folk Festival

    Michael Emmanuel, Michael Santander, and Rose Todaro

    Although a hot and dry day, we had a great time at the Tucson Folk Festival on Saturday. Michael Santander, a local cellist and Rose Todaro, a local violinist, joined me for the set.The turnout was great and luckily the area we were playing was shady and had enough of a breeze to keep us cool. We did a set of seven songs from the Blake work (Available at Amazon.com). Michael joined me for two and Rose for two and we did a trio on The Little Vagabond (with some audience sing-along help).

    Here’s the recording of The Little Vagabond from the festival. Hopefully, we’ll have some video in the next week or two of the performance.


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    No More Lulu.com

    April 24, 2013 // Comments Off on No More Lulu.com

    Lulu.com has stopped offering CD’s. However, you can find all my currently available CD’s as well as digital downloads at Amazon.com.

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    Tucson Folk Festival

    March 2, 2013 // Comments Off on Tucson Folk Festival

    Come hear me live at the Tucson Folk Festival Saturday May 4th, 2:30 PM on the Patio Stage (In front of the Museum of Art entrance).  The schedule is yet to be posted as they are waiting for the artists to confirm. Here’s a link to the Festival schedule for Sat which will be up in about a week or so:  http://www.tkma.org/sched_saturday.html

    You can find more links to the festival on that page.

    Posted in Music, Upcoming Events

    Innocence and Experience

    February 23, 2013 // Comments Off on Innocence and Experience

    The experience of putting Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to music has taken many years of on again off again work, while in the meantime continuing classical piano and voice studies ( on my own) and teaching youngsters mostly piano and working several odd jobs. You can hear all of these on my you tube channel. If you like something that is not in the store on this site and want to buy it and contribute to furthering this project let me know in the comments and I’ll  add it to the store. Here is the last of the videos of the Blake songs

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWl3fs_-yDc&feature=share&list=UUAQSkFb_dhN1ajj4KX26VZQ

     

     

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    More William Blake

    February 13, 2012 // Comments Off on More William Blake

    Here’s two from Blake’s  “Songs of Experience.”  The Sick Rose and The Fly.  Hope you enjoy them!

     

    Check out my facebook page (Michael Emmanuel) for more info and songs.

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    William Blake

    February 11, 2012 // Comments Off on William Blake

    I have just completed the first drafts of the entire Songs of Innocence and am working on more of the Songs of Experience. In the meantime this quote from the Marriage of Heaven and Hell from the Second Memorable Fancy came up today:

    “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narow chinks of his cavern.”  You can read all of it here.

    I have come to learn that there is no truth in perception. What seems to be only seems to be and cannot be. Perception is the seeming. But what is IS. Always was always will be. I love Blake and feel a kinship although I have not read all his works (yet). Here’s my latest video:

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