By the Birds

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

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Voices

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

Not Even the Rain / Sound Check

"Not Even the Rain" is the first piece I tried composing for a piano and string instrument, and quickly developed from a simple duet into a series of sound manipulations. The original score was prepared for Linda Wogulis to play bass and accompany myself on the piano, though these sounds together were later recorded separately … Continue reading Not Even the Rain / Sound Check

Faithful Parcel (Charlie Passarell, drums)

https://soundcloud.com/andninetyfive/sets/faithful-parcel Charlie Passarell and I have known each other since high school and have only recently started to play together after developing a considerable friendship that withstood the different trajectories our lives took over the years. Over these years he's become an impressive and talented drummer, and offered me the first chance to pair synthesizer … Continue reading Faithful Parcel (Charlie Passarell, drums)