Silvard has the ability to play a musical composition that he is making up on the spot - something he calls "Freeflow," (similar to, but more descriptive than, "impromptu"). What results is a brand new musical piece that Silvard himself is hearing for the first time. It is a one-time composition; one he will never be able to play again in exactly the same way.
During concerts, and even on live television appearances (such as on QVC), Silvard usually plays a few Freeflow pieces. Judging from the response from the audience, they always turn out to be the favorites! This positive response motivated Silvard in the year 2000 to begin recording Freeflow pieces in the recording studio, and to release the best ones on CD. His two resulting Freeflow CDs, Postcard from Cape Cod and Touched by the Sea, exclusively contain Freeflow compositions of varying style, tempos and feel. The two recordings reached #6 and #1, respectively, on the International New Age and Instrumental Radio charts!
Actually, all of Silvard's original, but non-Freeflow, compositions started once as impromptu Freeflow compositions. These musical "diamonds-in-the-rough" eventually would evolve (over months or even years) into original compositions. Silvard has three albums (Picture of Time, Transcendent Voyage and Life is Grand...) with these more "polished" and structured compositions, to the point where lyrics could be (and have been) written to them. Silvard can of course play these (non-Freeflow) compositions again.
About his recording of Freeflow compositions, Silvard says: "It is a technique of impromptu composing that I use during my performances or in the recording studio. To record Freeflow music, I go into the recording studio without knowing what I will be playing - literally! When the sound engineer tells me that 'we are rolling,' I relax, I open myself to inspiration, and I begin to play what I feel flowing through. It is as if music is being played through me. I become the instrument, whereby the piano is merely an extension of my own body. Like a radio, I pick up signals and translate them into music. It is essential to stay in this Freeflow mode and not to try to control what I am playing; I literally just go with the flow and feel intuitively where to end the piece. Some Freeflow pieces are better than others; some require some edits (usually consisting of cutting out a section with a wrong note), whereas others are left untouched.
Composing Process: Freeflow
Have Silvard compose a Freeflow composition for you,
Personalized Freeflow Composition
A unique way to express your special feelings.
Imagine Silvard composing a song for your or someone you love. Throughout history, composers have been commissioned to write pieces for special persons. It is truly an honor to be so recognized!
The universal language of music is also a wonderful way to celebrate special events in life and to convey special feelings that mere words are inadequate to express.
It is a wonderful way to surprise someone special, or to celebrate an important life event such as a wedding, a birth or birthday, or anniversary. Silvard’s Freeflow can then also serve as the perfect musical background for any slide shows or videos that are made to chronicle the event.
Here is your chance to commission Silvard to translate your emotions into music through a beautiful Freeflow composition, written and recorded especially for that special person. This will be a song that is guaranteed to be a unique keepsake, a gift to be treasured always.
The process begins with you and Silvard having a conversation to discuss the personality and background of that special person, the occasion being celebrated, and the feelings you wish to be expressed in the composition. This will help Silvard sense the emotions that he will weave into a truly personalized musical tapestry.
For each Personalized Composition Package, Silvard will perform one or more Freeflow compositions. Recordings are made in a recording studio with a professional sound engineer.
The CD cover art work will be produced by a skilled graphics designer, using photos that you provide and featuring a greeting from you to the recipient. The CD itself will have a label with title, song title(s), duration(s), and the greeting from you to the recipient. The back cover will feature a description of the Freeflow process with Silvard’s autograph and date. You will receive 2 copies of the total package.
Intrigued by this rare opportunity? Curious to learn more? Remember, these projects are tailored to your specific needs. Silvard will work with you at every stage during the process. Don't hesitate to contact us by phone and speak directly with Silvard, who would love to speak with you about working together to create this deeply personal, enduring gift.