Making Music Come to Life

This season is bringing with it a most amazing opportunity to record some of my more challenging pieces with live musicians. I have always said that I would rather hear my work done by even mediocre live players than by a computer. To be fair, of course I want to present my work accurately, too. 😉 But there’s something raw, visceral, and alivethat human players bring to the mix that a computer just cannot equal. A couple Saturdays ago, I and four of my talented friends got together in a gorgeous, echoey church sanctuary to record the live performance of my “tarot quintet,” The Oracle.

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Photos and Demos: New Album in the Works!

On Feb. 11, I had the great joy of working with my talented friends, Anne Sherrill (cello), Wan-Chin Chang (piano), Virginia Figueiredo (clarinet), Tina Huynh (flute/piccolo), and James Rael (CBTTF Records) recording my complicated and epic quintet, “The Oracle“! Enjoy some photos from the session below!… Additionally, I have two …

Help Support Our Musicians, & Be Named on the Album!

We’re doing it– We’re gonna record “Of Roses and Lilies” (my beautiful, neo-Romantic work for Soprano soloist, women’s choir, and small orchestra), this April!!! And, I want to pay our small orchestra for their work; please consider pitching in, and choose from awesome rewards! Like, getting your name & PHOTO …

This Friday, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

From Bandcamp Daily:

all day this Friday, February 3rd (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union.

At the linked post from Bandcamp Daily, the folks at Bandcamp have

…compiled a list of albums made by artists from the affected countries (Bandcamp may be incorporated in the United States, but we host artists from every corner of the world)…We hope that, as you listen to these albums, you’ll not only discover some great new artists, but will also gain a further appreciation and understanding for the way music transcends all borders, and remember that, even in the darkest of times, there is more that unites us than divides us.

Don’t forget to check out my Bandcamp page, too. 😉

Please spread the word, and thanks for your support!!!

The Story Behind the Stories

As you may or may not know, I began publishing my sci-fi saga “The Kesher Chronicles” Dec 2015. What you may not be aware of is what a huge, bold step personally it was for me. I always loved writing stories as a kid — I was especially into the …

Stream-of-Consciousness Composition

I recall the final question posed to me in my Graduate Oral Exam: “Where do you see yourself as a composer in the long history of composers before you?” (Or, something to that effect.) Honestly, I hated the question. At that point in my life, I’d been composing music professionally …

Kesher Chronicles Update…

Just a quick FYI — both Kesher Chronicles #1 and #2 are now available in beautiful paperback editions from The Book Patch!

Experience the “Leviathan” Multimedia Art-Book: Now Online!

Now Available for Everyone… Experience the mythological tale that under-girds the epic 25-minute Concerto! Enter the Story here…This original picture-book and poem by Sarah Wallin Huff features the three movements and subsections found within her 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep,” …

Kesher Chronicles #2, “Questions of Faith,” Now Available!

The second installment of the epic “Kesher Chronicles” is now Available, in both Kindle eBook and paperback formats! Pick up your copy today & enjoy! (*^@^*) Twenty-three years after surviving the Scandal of 2241, Janice Parc lives out her adulthood in pleasant normalcy with her husband and three children. The …

ESOTERICA is Live on the Web!

My newest album, ESOTERICA, is now live on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, & GooglePlay, as well as Bandcamp and my own store!

Get it while it’s hot! 😉