I recently uploaded four piano pieces I recorded this summer. The first -- Waltz for Flight -- is essentially an adaptation of By the Birds for solo piano (see below). The second, Long Before, originated as an interlude in Waltz for Flight but developed to a point where I decided it was best to let … Continue reading Three for Piano (and One for Friends)
A couple years ago my friend Justin (since1902) played a song from Ryoji Ikeda's 2008 album Test Pattern, which he described as a palette-cleanser for the ears. And so began my fondness for glitch music, particularly after encountering the collaborations between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto (starting with their debut collaborative album Vrioon), where static, … Continue reading Glitch Numbers (Mix)
This is a short improvisation at the electric piano I recorded shortly after By the Birds. It draws its title from my grandmother's favorite poem, The Unknown Soldier by Billy Rose.
After spending a couple weeks in a creative rut, I came across a simple melody on the piano but couldn't decide whether to develop it at the acoustical piano or the electric , so I opted to try playing it at both. This piece was originally conceived as something that could be played by one … Continue reading By the Birds
I've collaborated with Charlie Passarell several times before, but Harbor Boulevard is our first collection under The Pure Products and includes Tony Passarell on the synthesizer and clarinet. Harbor Boulevard's four tracks are best described as free jazz, with Charlie playing drums and myself on keyboard.
I spent the last month living near a street called Noyes, where life has a tendency to unfold in pleasant terms. I lived in a house of kind creatives, all of whom were musicians, with the exception of one kind and talented writer who lived above me. The success of any artistic pursuit is grounded … Continue reading Noyes Music
This is yet another collaboration between Charlie Passarell and myself, playing the drums and electric keyboard, respectively.