In 2016, a french pianist I like (Alexandre Tharaud) has published his version of the Golberg Variations, a master piece from Bach. I have discovered this thanks to him, and after, Glenn Goulds’, of course… As I was trying to find my way in this music, I learnt that the transcription had been found very recently, in Alsace, Strasburg near the place I live.
These plays have been written for a count, who suffered insomnias, and wanted some playful little pieces, played by a teenager during his insomnias. I thought that I would have loved someone to play, for me, when I can’t sleep… how pleasant…
So I decided to do the same in porcelain!
My “variation golberg” series is a set of 32 dishes, made for any situation, but always in respect of your mood, your taste, in a collective moment.
You can choose one set because you like the style (for example the aria set, which is black, mainly). I can then make other ones, in this taste, but you won’t have twice the same.
Or you can choose as many sets as the number of persons you share your meal with. You can mix the pieces, or set your table, one set close to the other one without being mixed.
You can also buy a set, and mix everything, or let people choose their solution.