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New Short Story Out Now!!

I am so excited to announce the release of The Gospel According to Rachel, a new short story set in the universe of The Kesher Chronicles!

…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. 😊

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Introducing the “Crystallization” Recording

Introducing the official recording of “Crystallization”, performed beautifully by Lydia Wu!

As a bonus, this Enhanced EP includes both the original piano solo as well as a new version with electroacoustic accompaniment.

These two tracks are currently available to Bandcamp Backstage Supporters only. Check it out, and thank you for supporting independent music creators!

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You’re Invited: June 7 Official Performance Debut of “DodecaFunky”!

I am so honored to report that my work for flute and piano, DodecaFunky, will receive its official debut performance online, on Monday June 7, 6pm EDT/3pm PDT!

The concert is called “Funky Motives” (Program V of the North/South Consonance 2021 Concert Season) and DodecaFunky will be performed by Lisa Hansen on flute and Max Lifchitz on piano. It will be held at the National Opera Center in New York, NY and will be streamed live on YouTube.

Again I am so honored and thrilled that this work will get such a premiere! Hope you can log on to enjoy this concert of modern chamber music!

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You’re invited: June 3 Virtual Concert

It’s happening!! Mark June 3rd to log on and experience an exciting solo piano concert of original music by women composers (including Yours Truly)!! All info is on this webpage

FYI, my featured composition—the debut performance of “Crystallization”—is first on the program; don’t miss it! 😜

This unique program curated by pianist Marta Brankovich features women composers from different parts of the world, all with works released on Navona Records and produced by PARMA Recordings. Brankovich, whose works War and Victory are also included in the program, says, “I have never experienced more diverse, eclectic, sensible, and New Age music in the same repertoire. Composers I have chosen have left a very personal mark on me as a classical pianist and composer. Each of these artists have incredible stories, fantastic musical journeys, and have made a huge impact on the 21st century composing process that I am happy to share.”

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CPP Spring Faculty Recital

Come join us this Wednesday night for a virtual recital, featuring the Music Department faculty! 

When: April 21, 2021, 8pm

Where: on Zoom; register at https://cpp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOmsqjMvHdBQ0FIhAnMsK84azpWeGGwU

to receive the Zoom ID and Passcode.

More details on the flyer below. 

Hope to see you there! 🙂

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“Lock & Key Vol II” Now Available!

Enjoy listening to this brand new compilation album of new chamber works, including my haunting tarot-quintet, “The Oracle“!

LOCK & KEY VOL II is the second presentation of five composers drawing from the well of inspiration – in highly heterogeneous ways and from a plethora of sources, yet all united by a common theme: the profound depths of the human experience. The pieces all revel exuberantly: in the natural beauty of Iceland, the nostalgia evoked by a distantly familiar melody, the random augury of a deck of tarot cards, late 19th Century anthems adapted for woodwind quintet, or the kinetic energy of musical gestures. Confidently asserting that all facets and walks of life can be a source of music if you listen closely enough, LOCK & KEY VOL II features brand-new chamber works by Sarah Wallin-Huff, Herbert Deutsch, Kenneth Kuhn, Carol Barnett, and Philippe Kocher.

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#CPPMusicCouches Podcast Debut!

This brand new internship for the CPP music department has been in the works this past Fall, and today we celebrate the debut episode!!!

The Music Couches in the Cal Poly Pomona music department are a legendary feature, and have been for many decades. It is a “sacred space” where students and faculty can enjoy each other’s company between classes, and talk about music, life, career… and everything in between! With this podcast, we strive to replicate that feeling during the pandemic lockdown.

I have the pleasure of acting as the episode producer/editor and faculty advisor for this project, as well as writing the podcast theme music.

New episodes will be available every two weeks. Enjoy!

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“I Spy a Foodie” Now Available for Viewing

I am thrilled to announce that the 2019 short film I had the pleasure of creating the music for is now up for viewing on YouTube!

The original soundtrack is also available for streaming everywhere on the album “Tonal Eclipse”.

The other Tequila Mockingbird Productions film I’ve gotten to work on, “Shady Oaks Takedown” (soundtrack available here), is also available for viewing, as well as all of the production company’s other films. Enjoy!

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Virtual Concert This Wednesday Night!

Please Join Us for The First of Its Kind!

CPP Virtual MUSIC Faculty Concert 

Music Faculty, Staff, and Guests Perform Original Compositions

OCTOBER 28, 2020 at 8:00pm PDT

Meeting ID: 898 9025 4279

ID: CPPMusic

Link: https://cpp.zoom.us/j/89890254279

Performing:

“Catching Up” by Wessel van Rensburg and Wouter Kellerman 

“Thursday, An Umbrella” by Philip Graulty 

“Gentle Rain” by Luiz Bonfa, lyrics by Matt Dubey, arranged by John Proulx 

“Ayre of Grievances” by Sarah Wallin-Huff 

“Stoop Sitting” by Peter Yates 

“II Movement” from Trio for Flute, Alto Sax, and Piano by Russell Peterson 

“During” from Waiting Music by Evan Ware 

“Listen To My Vision” by Janine Riviere 

“Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1” by Frédéric Chopin

Virtual Performance of “Ayre of Grievances”

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Pre-Order for “Tonal Eclipse” Now Open!

Announcing the newest electronic/classical album — “Tonal Eclipse”! Pre-orders are currently available on Bandcamp and the official release on all platforms is scheduled for September 1!

Pre-Order for “Tonal Eclipse” Now Open!

Included in this release is the full, Roger Taylor Award Nominated soundtrack for the short film “I Spy a Foodie”! Click the link to get a taste of what’s to come…