The Five Conditions for Musical Success
In order to achieve continued growth as a musician, it is important that one creates the conditions that allow learning to take place: correct mindset, consistent practice sessions, a space conducive to learning, inspiration / information, and self-discipline.
New Piano Album: "The Redemption of Sophia"
The Redemption of Sophia is the first solo piano album from Chicago-based composer and pianist David A. Powers. This collection of evocative compositions is brought to life through Powers's impeccable piano technique and his fine skills in both Classical and Jazz piano. Rooted in 20th century composition, Powers's work is unmistakably contemporary, with an impressionistic improvisational style that showcases his ability to simultaneously explore impulsiveness and restraint. This modernistic approach allows Powers to effortlessly transition between warm, colorful melody and brief moments of atonality. Sophia's story captures the vulnerability of the human spirit, allowing us to experience a range of emotions through Powers's impressive technique, which is both graceful and strong, delicate, yet deliberate.
Welcome to davidapowers.com
Welcome to the website for Chicago-based pianist and composer David A. Powers. Here you will find updates on David's latest musical activities and artistic pursuits, including info on concerts, workshops, record releases, and free downloads. Wherever David's muse takes him, through excursions into jazz, classical, soul, world music, and beyond, we will be here to keep you in the loop.
Ecophonics Creative Music Workshops Debut
During April and May of 2013, David partnered with Rumble Arts Center to present the first ever Ecophonics Creative Music Workshops. The workshop sessions focused on creating a space for musicians to exchange ideas and experience the joy of collective music making. The workshops were a great learning experience for everyone involved, and David is currently developing new workshops for late 2013 and 2014.