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.
This is yet another collaboration between Charlie Passarell and myself, playing the drums and electric keyboard, respectively.
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)