Monday, February 08, 2010

Douglas Finch Improvises on Happy Birthday

One of my favorite profs at the University of British Columbia in the late 80's was Douglas Finch, who has since moved on to a busy teaching, performing, and composing career in the UK. Finch's legendary encores often started with a request to the audience for well-known tunes, which he would then improvise upon. Here he is improvising on Happy Birthday with much Scriabinesque/Ivesian awesomeness:

(Thanks, Suzy!)

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