Long Distance is my fifth collaboration with Charlie (a close friend I met in high school) and once again includes Charlie's drumming. It's also the first time I accompany with an electric piano.
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)
We got here by train It runs the tracks Wednesday nights I'm feeling blue in San Francisco My brother says The city pulls Me by the collar A white man in the station Sang a song for me And my tape recorder But I didn't press The right button A Black man played An electric … Continue reading Feeling Blue in San Francisco
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)