Jaime’s compositions, the latest installment of an ongoing series titled Reveries, are solo piano pieces inspired by his “love for the incredible Dimitri Shostakovich.” In a note on his blog from last month, the 21-year-old explained that he was inspired after a months-long listening session that involved “the systematic consumption of every [Shostakovich] symphony, brooding string quartet, and whimsical piano solo.”
“I decided to sit down with my piano and have a conversation about what we wanted out of music,” he continued. “I purposely forced myself to stray away from any of the hard-wired academic prejudices that I had the tendency to fall back on. These pieces took me far away from any notion of form, harmony, or time that I had so desperately wanted to control.”
On Twitter, Talinda offered a succinct summary of Jaime’s latest releases: “Our son Jaime is as talented as his father,” she wrote.
Chester Bennington died by suicide last month at his Los Angeles home. In a statement provided to Rolling Stone following his death, Talinda wrote, “We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.”