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
I've collaborated with Charlie Passarell several times before, but Harbor Boulevard is our first collection under The Pure Products and includes Tony Passarell on the synthesizer and clarinet. Harbor Boulevard's four tracks are best described as free jazz, with Charlie playing drums and myself on keyboard.
I spent the last month living near a street called Noyes, where life has a tendency to unfold in pleasant terms. I lived in a house of kind creatives, all of whom were musicians, with the exception of one kind and talented writer who lived above me. The success of any artistic pursuit is grounded … Continue reading Noyes Music
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" 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
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)
"Snowfall, 3.13" is a supplementary track to Sounds in Slower Motion, which I briefly described in an entry last evening. Of the three collected tracks, "Snowfall" is perhaps the calmest and most ambient, and I hope that those who enjoy the work of artists like Thomas Koner will find this work enjoyable. Following is a brief description … Continue reading Snowfall, 3.13