I recorded Humming to an audio cassette back in February during a busy period of work and only recently rediscovered the recording. Since working on Humming I'd developed an interest in incorporating sounds from the medium of recording which in this case was an audio cassette recorder. For better or for worse, this method added … Continue reading Humming (electric piano)
Harrison's Song is a piece dedicated to a remarkable artist, friend, and brother, who himself makes an appearance in the first few seconds of the recording. The piano was recorded the day after Harrison graduated from high school with high academic honors.
So Long As We Like That Place is a muted/prepared piano piece that includes a brief interaction between me and my father at his home in Sacramento, California, where I played his upright piano (where a majority of my pieces for solo piano are recorded). The idea of being put in another, preferably kind place, … Continue reading So Long As We Like That Place (ambient piano)
I came across an old recording from a period where my audio interface was on the fritz and producing a great deal of static, which I sampled and organized in 2:24:17 837 AM, which inspired an interest in Propositional after its rather accidental creation. The idea of incorporating artifacts from performance and recording has always struck … Continue reading Propositional (electronics and piano)
Imprompt is a small ambient piano piece recorded on a prepared and muted piano, pairing well with In the Trees, Music for Clogged Sinks and Playing a Used Piano, which were also recorded in Sacramento like Imprompt. The piano itself was miked with a studio pair close to the hammers and preparations, with the unintended … Continue reading Imprompt (ambient piano)
Found Sounds is an album of recordings I made over the last several months, most of them during the winter of 2017. These are small projects that eventually led to others, but still faithfully executed in miniature. Due to the experimental nature of many of these recordings I apparently decided not to release them at … Continue reading Found Sounds
Voices contains two sound pieces played on an analog synthesizer, both of which explore methods of gradually developing atmospheric soundscapes from single and sustained tones. In many ways these two pieces -- Nocturne and Vexation -- continue to pursue sounds and textures similar to those found in Snowfall, 3.13, Mandolin, and New York, New York. Unlike the previous three, … Continue reading Voices