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#NewTuneThursday: The Reluctant Carnie

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday!

This piano miniature was composed just last year, in 2017. I originally wrote it as part of a larger set of background music for a bingo game app developer. While the rest of the album consists of electronic tunes, I just had a hankering for pulling out this little song for piano in an almost spoofed, pastiche-ed way.

I mean, just look at this opening tempo marking; it has so much attitude, full of dramatic imagery!…

By the time it was all done, it had a weird charm that I absolutely fell in love with. I just always grin when I hear it… ? Pianist extraordinaire Mike Jung has played it live, and had a super awesome compliment for it: it’s fun as hell to play! ?

Enjoy this digital representation below (hopefully I’ll get the chance to record Mike’s rendition of it someday!):

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“The Reluctant Carnie” can be performed by an advanced soloist. Get the sheet music here! And stay tuned for our new work of next week…

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New Ear Candy – Some Jazz & Some Queen…

I came across some recordings from the final concert I did with TMC’s String Orchestra – a concert where I was ballsy enough to do a sort of “pops” concert and feature some really hip and fun music. ^_^

I made a fun video of one of my two favorites from that show, our closer for the night – Sing, Sing, Sing! Enjoy this rocking performance below!

In other rockin’ news, I FINALLY completed my commissioned saxophone choir arrangement of (one of my most favoritest songs of all time): Bohemian Rhapsody! Seriously, working on this project and getting to dig in deep and see all the musical nuances in this piece just made me love the work more… It’s just pure genius!!  😀

Enjoy this little digital recreation of my newest arrangement – the sheet music for this arrangement should be available soon… 🙂

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Performing “Solitude’s Hypocrisy” Live!

On Friday, May 29, I’ll be performing my own work for violin and classical guitar – “Solitude’s Hypocrisy” from The Book of I OST – at this alumni event with excellent guitarist, John Paul Trotter! And, I’ll get to fiddle around with the jazz band, too! 😉

The Cal Poly Pomona Music Department’s Annual Year-End Celebration “Celebrate Me Home” includes a Mixer at 6:30PM on the recital hall patio and an Alumni Concert at 8:00pm in the recital hall.

The Mixer is a fun time for students, faculty, staff, and alum to get together, reconnect and make new friends. Music at the Mixer will be provided by M.U.S.E. (Music Uniting Student Entertainers) club members. Light food and beverages included.

Music alum from the last four decades will take the stage at 8:00pm and perform to benefit a new Alumni Scholarship.

The mixer for students, alumni, faculty, and staff starts at 6:30pm, and the concert itself starts at 8pm (link directs to my Event Page for this listing).

Each event alone is $15, but if you plan on attending both, the total is only $20.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Hope to see you there! 😀

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