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Live Debut of “Christmas Wayfarer” for Concert Band!

Check it out! Here’s the video of the LIVE Premiere of “Christmas Wayfarer” (concert band version), performed by the Golden West Pops!

You can also download the original symphonic version on my album ESOTERICA, and find the music here: (for Symphony), (for Concert Band).

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Videos from Our Seal Beach Gig

Enjoy these couple of videos from the Guts&Ivory gig earlier this month in Seal Beach:


And don’t forget to save the date of October 20th! Pianist Michael Jung and I will be playing an awesome concert of works by Brahms, Suk, and yours-truly!

We’ll be debuting my recent original work, “Gypsy Wanderer” LIVE for the first time!

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Difficult Music as a World Inspiration

I had become interested in writing difficult music, etudes, because of the world system which often seems to many of us hopeless. I thought that were a musician to give the example in public of doing the impossible that it would inspire someone who was struck by that performance to change the world.

–John Cage (Note with Etcetera KTC 2016.); as quoted in Modern Music and After by Paul Griffiths, Oxford University Press 2010, pg 286-7.