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In the Homecoming Podcast, award-winning pianist and author, Jessica Roemischer celebrates life's little moments. Through a compelling blend of story and piano music, Jessica conjures memories from childhood, reflections on nature, delight in our human experience, the arts, music, and more. Amidst the challenges of the world, and particularly the global pandemic we're all facing, Jessica's weekly episodes provide comfort. And they will help you notice these little moments in your own life - the times of innocence, joy and love, so close and near, in which you find yourself renewed. Your support will help Jessica bring more podcasts to many. Thank you!

Homecoming with Jessica Jessica Roemischer

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In the Homecoming Podcast, award-winning pianist and author, Jessica Roemischer celebrates life's little moments. Through a compelling blend of story and piano music, Jessica conjures memories from childhood, reflections on nature, delight in our human experience, the arts, music, and more. Amidst the challenges of the world, and particularly the global pandemic we're all facing, Jessica's weekly episodes provide comfort. And they will help you notice these little moments in your own life - the times of innocence, joy and love, so close and near, in which you find yourself renewed. Your support will help Jessica bring more podcasts to many. Thank you!

    What Makes Us One

    What Makes Us One

    At this time of massive change and upheaval I ask, what is it that I can offer? What can I contribute from my own convictions, from the deepest truth that I know? I find myself journeying into the depths of the human experience, into that which we share, no matter who we are - into that which makes us one. The song that keeps coming to me is the heart-rending Scottish ballad, "Loch Lomond." Piano arrangement and performance by Jessica Roemischer

    • 31 min
    Blankets of Sand

    Blankets of Sand

    As I sit easily on the sand, looking out to the vast, blue horizon, I find myself cherishing this time of pause...because the natural world is regenerating. We have been given a blessed opportunity to perceive nature liberated from...us. It's said that, "Whatever we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves." Indeed, if the Earth heals - as it's doing amidst our collective sequestering - we do. If its living beings are freed from trauma and disruption, we are freed, too. These insights can empower us to change direction and create a new and beautiful future. Piano music improvised by Jessica Roemischer

    • 26 min
    Letting Go Into The Wave

    Letting Go Into The Wave

    Instead of returning to 'normal,' what if we fuse our human inventiveness with a newfound awe for the living world. In so doing, we'll find ourselves riding a force that's emerging...one that will guide us and protect us, and move us into a new future on Earth. Podcast concludes with a 17-minute piano improvisation inspired by the power of the waves and the beloved hymn, "Amazing Grace." Piano music by Jessica Roemischer

    • 26 min
    My Dad's Gas Tank

    My Dad's Gas Tank

    Sometimes the smallest details hold the most meaning. So it is, as I gaze upon a photo of my dad's old home. It's not the grandeur of the Victorian house in which he lived that buoys my mind and heart, but rather a little gas tank he'd installed at the end of the garage. From that tank, my dad would fill my car when I'd visit, happy to help me. That memory carries all the feelings of love he had for me, and that he still has. Piano Music: Pachelbel's "Canon in D" arranged and performed by Jessica Roemischer

    • 25 min
    Toccata in G

    Toccata in G

    This podcast features an improvised piano piece I've titled, "Toccata." A Toccata has to do with 'touch,' with fast-moving passages and repeating musical figures. What you'll hear arose spontaneously as I played one evening. The truth is, I've had similar experiences at the piano for more than a half century. Letting my fingers wander and explore, I'll find myself delighting in a spontaneously-emerging sequence of notes, then spinning these 'riffs' into unfolding melodies and textures. I hope you enjoy the music. I hope this finds you well. With love, Jessica

    • 23 min
    Children, Freedom, Discovery

    Children, Freedom, Discovery

    With the widespread restrictions, children have in many ways been liberated from the educational structures that confined them. Near the ocean where I live, they're often allowed to play freely, enjoying themselves, discovering life in ways that are truly meaningful. Piano Music: "Il Est Ne Le Divine Enfant," traditional French carol - arranged and performed by Jessica Roemischer

    • 42 min

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