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 …

“The Oracle” Demo Music Video

Presenting a music video for my 2016 work for flute/piccolo, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Using 50 tarot cards to create the framework, there is both an element of chance (in that the process of drawing the cards and their placement in the 5 separate tarot spreads, is all …

Lots of New Stuff Going On…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I wanted to take a moment to share all the excitement with you! ^_^ Firstly, if you recall my last post detailing my processes of writing “The Oracle,” I’m very proud to announce that I did finish (and by the deadline). Among my …

“The Oracle” – An Experiment in Aleatorism & Formula

I’m in the middle of composing a real neat piece right now for a July 1 deadline… I’m calling it “The Oracle,” and it’s for flute/piccolo, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. What I’ve done is set up a complex set of “rules” that guide my writing based on the …

DodecaFunky

  I’ve finished my new flute and piano piece! ^_^ …this intense and spastic work exploits various manipulations of a twelve-tone row (dodecaphony) and sets the serial melody to a backdrop of hard bop and swing… Introducing… DodecaFunky! It was totally fun to put together! Enjoy the rough digital demo …