…stories from The Kesher Archives are brief, introspective looks at the universe from a character’s point of view as they are directly impacted by the machinations of rival deities Kol-Kesher and Bezrah.
In The Gospel According to Rachel, Rachel Rifadoft is torn from her hope for a peaceful afterlife when she finds herself face to face with Kol-Kesher himself. As he strives to make her see and understand his past actions, done on behalf of a doomed humanity, she wrestles with the realization that her entire universe has been a lie all along. Now she must summon the courage to reject all she has been taught and work toward preserving the whole of existence when she realizes how high the stakes really are.
If you’ve been sad about about what happened to Rachel at the end of Kesher Chronicles #2 (spoilers), now you can get an advance glimpse at what happened from her point of view, and begin to see more of what’s been going on behind the scenes with Kol-Kesher for millennia… *insert conniving finger-teepee here*
The story can be read and enjoyed by anyone, regardless if they’ve read any of the main Chronicles books. But it adds a nice extra dimension to this vast, unfolding saga. 😊
The main features of this collection are two live recordings of the piano solo, “Crystallization,” performed beautifully by Lydia Wu. The first includes a special electroacoustic soundscape as accompaniment and the last is the original piano solo in all its glory. In between these title tracks are a re-release of MMXX for violin solo AND the release of “Wabi-Sabi” as performed by yours-truly on 6-string electric violin. Enjoy!
On July 18, 2021, I had the great honor of attending three premiere performances of my latest string quartet, “Wabi-Sabi“!
What makes this piece so fun is that every single performance is going to be different from the last — that’s the nature of wabi-sabi… 🙂 So, below, enjoy two videos of two premiere performances — two interpretations from two very talented groups of students from the Chamber Music Institute of Southern California — during the concert on July 18!
Originally scored for mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano, my 2012 original song “Butterfly Lullaby” now includes an alternate part for cello (instead of viola), as well as a version of the score available for baritone voice (instead of mezzo-soprano).
With these additions, I hope more musicians will enjoy exploring this sweet little song!
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The full recording of my “live electric” rendition of Wabi-Sabi is finished!
As you can see from the video of the first movement, “Emergence”, I was able to record all four string parts with my 6-string electric violin. This is definitely a fun piece to play–challenging, emotional, harmonious… 😀
Look for it to be included on an upcoming album release, but for now, enjoy this early sneak peek of the full recording below!
I need your help deciding on which piece of mine to submit for a competition! The requirements are any Classical-style piece, any ensemble, any year of creation… so I’m having a hard time deciding which would be the best one to submit. 🤔
I’ve narrowed it down to my top ten and set up a little opinion poll (see below). I’d greatly appreciate your input on which piece you think would be the best one to submit!