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)
"In the Trees" has been a song-in-progress for some time, which emerged in part from the music in "If there is an ocean it is here." I'm in the process of composing a longer version of "In the Trees" that incorporates bass (played with a bow), which I'm planning to record in the coming week. … Continue reading In the Trees (solo prepared piano)