Available now on your favorite streaming platform…
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!
The single for “Crystallization (A Winter Passacaglia)” is now out on your favorite streaming platforms!
A wintery piano solo, inspired to be written during the 2020 holiday season. Dedicated to my dear friend, Michael Jung, who’s always willing to try anything I throw at him.
What else am I up to…?
A new album in the works!
This upcoming album is in still in its conceptual stage, but my thinking is to include recordings of the following works:
- Aradia, La Bella Pellegrina (performed by the wonderful ACE Trio!)
- Wabi-Sabi, recorded by myself on my 6-string electric violin
- Ayre of Grievances, performed by myself and Shannon Canchola
- A fleshed-out version of “Crystallization“, featuring the piano solo with chamber orchestra accompaniment, recorded with real instruments
- MMXX, recorded by myself
- And perhaps… a new recording of Of Roses and Lilies, recorded with real instruments
I have to admit that it’s a weird feeling, thinking about recording live musicians again, after this long year of distancing. I’d gotten so used to the idea of relying on myself and my computer for everything! But, while I do wonder if I will know “how to people” again soon enough (lol), I am looking forward to working with my friends and colleagues, making music in person again. And I think this project is a great way to get myself into the groove again. <3
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.Album Catalog Page
Enjoy the debut performance of my latest chamber work, “Ayre of Grievances“!
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
“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”
I’ve made a couple of cool demo videos for you to take a peek at these two works I’ve got on the burner right now… 🙂
First, a look at “Ayre of Grievances” for flute, violin, and viola (a digital playback demo of just the opening section):
Second, here’s a short example of a cool sampling piece I’m putting together: “Tonal Eclipse”
Enjoy, and keep an eye out for the finished works soon!
Ideally, I would use headphones and record the sound properly, but I wanted to see how the app handled a spontaneous “live” sort of setting…. Enjoy this randomly improvised, modern passacaglia, and expect more musical experiments to come… 😉
By the by, be sure to check out my single Chant de Grenouille sur la Lune if you like this kind of sound.