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(Craig Addy)

Member Since: Wednesday, September 30 2009 @ 12:05 AM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.UnderThePiano.ca
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
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It seems we live in a world that has largely forgotten the value of beauty. But beauty is important. Beauty is invaluable because in the presence of beauty we are transported into the moment. In that moment all our fear, anxiety, anger and concern disappears and we are present to who we are and what really matters. The only thing that really matters is the moment you are in right now and in that space we are free to dream, adventure, explore what’s possible, and go beyond the boundaries and constraints that hold us back. In that space we are naturally present to love and being connected with the world outside of us. We are no longer alone.

As a musician, I express and contribute beauty in various ways. I compose music, I improvise music, I perform at events, I create intimate salon concerts, and I do Under the Piano sessions. Of all those expressions, the last two most powerfully fulfill on what I believe about beauty, but especially Under the Piano. When I improvise at the piano during an Under the Piano session, beauty and connection become present to me and the individual or couple under the piano in a remarkable way. Because they are “physically” under the piano they physically become part of a experience that far exceeds being near the piano. This physical connection, both to me and the piano, envelopes them in the experience mentally, emotionally, physically and for some spiritually. They are no longer bystanders to be enticed, cajoled or drawn into the beauty of the music. They are the music.

About Craig Addy

I was born in 1962 and have been improvising at the piano since he was a child. I have two music degrees: A B.Mus from the University of British Columbia and an ARCT Performer’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

As a child, I used to lie under the piano while his mother played beautiful classical music. A visit to the Fazioli Piano dealership in 2010 gave me an opportunity to get under a piano again. It had been over 30 years. The power of my childhood experience came flooding back, but this time with a conscious awareness of the effects the vibrations were having on my entire body.

I've combined my unique improvisational artistry with the experience of lying under a grand piano and began sharing this with people in my life. “Under the Piano” was born.

Blog: http://craigaddy.com

email: Craig@UnderThePiano.ca
UnderThePianoMan's Songs (24)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
03.29.13 Memory Drops  (---) 1868 (16) Piano 07.07.17 Active
05.05.12 Improvisation for Piano & Clarinet  (---) 2147 (15) Classical 02.15.13 Active
09.10.11 Meditation in a Storm (for Japan)  (---) 2721 (23) Classical 05.12.12 Active
01.18.11 I Gaze into a Still Pond and Find Infinity  (---) 2804 (18) Piano 11.17.12 Active
12.09.10 In My Dreams  (---) 2068 (8) Piano 05.06.11 Active
11.26.10 To Autumn (remix) w Crissew  (---) 2425 (20) Piano 11.15.12 Active
11.06.10 To Autumn (Improvisation No. 6 for Mike & Erica)  (---) 3234 (46) Piano 09.24.11 Active
09.29.10 Gently I Awaken (Improvisation for Jean-Pierre No. 1)  (---) 1988 (10) Piano 11.07.10 Active
08.13.10 Escape from the Devil's Lair (Improvisation no. 6 for Ann & Jeff)  (---) 1815 (9) Piano 02.10.11 Active
08.13.10 Morning Meditation (Improvisation No. 7 for Ann & Jeff)  (---) 1343 (4) Piano 11.07.10 Active
08.02.10 Improvisation No. 2 for Mandy  (---) 2525 (13) Classical 08.08.10 Active
03.13.10 Kev's Journey (Improvisation No 6)  (---) 2441 (13) Classical 08.08.10 Active
01.10.10 A Dark Ending (Improvisation No. 6 for Julia) 9.35 (5) 2851 (32) Piano 08.07.10 Active
12.19.09 Coventry Carol No. 1 (another version) 10.00 (1) 2302 (9) Holiday 01.17.10 Active
12.19.09 Away In a Manger No. 1 10.00 (1) 1993 (3) Holiday 12.20.09 Active
12.07.09 Coventry Carol No. 4 10.00 (1) 2148 (8) Holiday 11.07.10 Active
12.07.09 Silent Night 10.00 (1) 2379 (6) Holiday 01.12.10 Active
11.08.09 Star Showers (Improvisation for Dianne No. 4) 9.19 (4) 2622 (23) Piano 11.17.12 Active
11.08.09 Alone (Improvisation for Dianne, No. 3) 9.00 (2) 1882 (3) Piano 11.09.09 Active
10.27.09 Improvisation No. 3 for Lori & Silas 9.42 (3) 2185 (13) Piano 11.08.09 Active
10.14.09 Floating (Reprise) 9.25 (2) 2302 (11) Piano 01.13.10 Active
10.08.09 Alex Vachon Improvisation No. 6 9.00 (2) 2383 (8) Piano 11.06.10 Active
10.06.09 Alex Vachon Improvisation No. 3 9.42 (3) 2584 (18) Piano 01.13.10 Active
09.30.09 Nostalgia 9.38 (2) 2820 (16) Piano 11.07.10 Active
Favorite Songs (66)
Title Artist Date Genre
ebb n flow egobandit 03.30.13 Art Rock
Seventy paul f. page 03.15.13 Piano
To The Stars (with Rok41) Philip18 03.15.13 Acoustic
Leaving Me Char 01.07.13 Open Collaborations
Fields of Light Parichayaka 10.24.12 Piano
i'm still here Parichayaka 06.23.12 Electronic
Forty-Eight paul f. page 06.22.12 Piano
Time and time VicDiesel 05.05.12 Downtempo
Summer breeze is here (wSammy) egobandit 05.03.12 Art Rock
Arise - Paul F Page and Roxy Lee Feter 05.01.12 Pop Orchestral
The Spell with Hadass Pal Yarden ShadowofNine 01.29.12 Cinematic Soundtrack
Blind Love (Seeing Heart) - Orchestral Version magnatone 12.06.11 Pop Classical
Dollar Store Christmas crissew 12.03.11 Holiday
Transient Parichayaka 11.11.11 Downtempo
Unable w/ Rok41 crissew 09.21.11 Acoustic Rock
New Holy Land TobinMueller 09.07.11 Gospel
Near Death filmscoremike 09.05.11 Film Scoring
St Louis Blues Mosaica 09.02.11 Blues (traditional)
6am to Midnight Parichayaka 07.09.11 Electronic
Blind Love (piano solo) magnatone 06.15.11 Piano
The Flower Duet (Sous le dome epais) Mosaica 05.14.11 Opera
Time Parichayaka 04.21.11 Film Scoring
Perfect Moment Parichayaka 01.13.11 New Age
In The Bleak Midwinter magnatone 12.18.10 Piano
A Farewell magnatone 11.30.10 Piano
Sequence Two Parichayaka 11.06.10 Film Scoring
Fall Rising magnatone 11.03.10 Pop Orchestral
Emma (davisamerica) crissew 10.11.10 Indie Rock
Lost In The West Village TobinMueller 08.31.10 Jazz (instrumental)
Unable To Let Go w/Harmony (w Jeff Cook) crissew 08.09.10 Pop (mainstream)
Sunset kassia 08.04.10 Piano
Enchanted Garden (remix w/ Paul F. Page) richard13 07.24.10 Downtempo
untitled session Parichayaka 07.14.10 Trip Hop
untitled session Parichayaka 07.14.10 Trip Hop
Tempest kassia 07.10.10 Piano
Glacier Bells Parichayaka 07.06.10 Piano
Irrational Exuberance magnatone 07.06.10 Pop Classical
Perihelion kassia 06.09.10 New Age
Boon Tune kassia 04.13.10 Classical
Rocky Road To Dublin sschedra 03.14.10 Folk (traditional)
Confluence magnatone 03.05.10 Pop Classical
Laura (MJRF2010) Cameron 02.11.10 New Age
Spiritus Felis SmokeyVW 01.13.10 Native American
Bliss! AndeeScott 01.10.10 Pop Classical
Free moorlandt 12.27.09 Pop (Alternative)
un attimo di... Parichayaka 12.13.09 Piano
The Phoenix magnatone 12.11.09 Pop Classical
Break Away (Mark Holbrook & Awigze) Char 11.14.09 Ballad
Please Marry Me PaulaMunk 10.26.09 Open Collaborations
Never Say Goodbye - Bond Challenge MarkHolbrook 09.29.09 Film Scoring
f12 Parichayaka 09.15.09 Downtempo
Darkness of the Night Monkaton 09.13.09 Rock
Sweet September gail60 09.13.09 Piano
Star Stuff AndeeScott 09.03.09 Piano
Asleep Last Night - LIOLI9 awigze 08.21.09 Jazz (vocal)
Rest not Parichayaka 06.16.09 Downtempo
A Story(Drama) Feter 02.26.09 Classical
EPONYM Cameron 02.25.09 Experimental
Dual Tapestry (w/kassia) magnatone 02.17.09 Piano
Cumulus Parichayaka 09.18.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
The Queen's Minuet VicDiesel 02.09.08 Baroque
By this river moorlandt 01.27.08 Acoustic
stay with me (w/alannah) moorlandt 01.16.08 Downtempo
III. Episodes Cameron 10.06.07 Classical
II. Cadenza Cameron 09.19.07 Classical
I. Let The Night Begin Cameron 09.11.07 Classical
Favorite MacJammers (4)
Fans (23)
Music Background B.Mus - University of British Columbia ARCT Performer's Diploma - Royal COnservatory of Music, Toronto
Music Skills Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Improviser
Music Hardware DigiDesign Mbox, Yamaha Clavinova CLP 270, Kawaii KG-2 Grand Piano, Zoom H4n Handy Recorder
Music Software ProTools LE, Audacity, GarageBand, Sibelius. Roxio Toast, iTunes
Keywords Music Therapy, Sound Spa, Vibrational Healing, Sound Massage, Piano, Improvisation, Classical Improvisation, Under the Piano, Craig Addy, craigaddy.com, underthepiano.ca, Amicus Music Duo