#NewTuneThursday: Gypsy Wanderer

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Today’s tune holds a special place in my heart. 🙂 “Gypsy Wanderer” is an original, 4-movement sonata for solo violin and piano. [C]ompleted in April of 2013, the originating sketches for this four-movement work existed as early as 2008, and were a part of Wallin Huff’s first …

Music TBT: “Gypsy Wanderer”

It’s time for my Music TBT, where I randomly choose a work from my repertoire and reminisce about its beginnings! Today’s TBT Selection is… Gypsy Wanderer (Purchase the sheet music and official recording) An original Sonata for Violin and Piano. Completed in April of 2013, the originating sketches for this four-movement work existed as early as …

Live Performance of Gypsy Wanderer

On May 1, Ken Mays (piano) and I got the opportunity to tackle the two hardest movements of my violin sonata, “Gypsy Wanderer” – Movement 1 “Irreverently” and Movement 4 “Rapide”! It was a valiant effort, to be sure – and loads of fun! Enjoy these two videos from our …

The Final Recording Session (for now)

Yesterday’s recording sessions were a fabulous success! Counterpoint Invariable went like clockwork– the three talented ladies who played it nailed it nearly every single take, and they made the work come alive in ways I could only have hoped for!! (In fact, the producer of these two recordings had this …

On the Horizon

I have a couple of exciting things on the horizon…. First, the FINAL RECORDING SESSION for my new album with PARMA is fast approaching! On December 28th, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA, my two chamber works, Counterpoint Invariable for violin trio and Gypsy Wanderer for violin and piano, will be recorded by …

Videos from Seal Beach Duo Gig

Omg! I completely forgot to share our three videos from Mike’s and my Seal Beach gig! Included is the DEBUT of my recent work, “Gypsy Wanderer“! It’s a little rough around the edges, but not half-bad for the first official run — and Mike and I are hoping to perform …

A Sneak Peek at the Live “Gypsy Wanderer”…

Check it out! Pianist Mike Jung shows off the piano part from the finale of my work, “Gypsy Wanderer”! Told ya it ROCKS done LIVE!!!! Come see us perform the whole work (along with the likes of Brahms and Suk) in Seal Beach, CA! Details here! AND! Don’t forget — …

I’m inspired— and I’m gonna finish my Violin Sonata’s 4th and final movement!!! Hopefully today…. I think I’ve settled on a title: "Gypsy Wanderer"!!

There’s practically no title on gypsies that hasn’t been over-used, but at least this one isn’t related to any music right upfront, that I could find; just some artwork… I like it!!

But I like the music even more!!! I was thinking how oddly "traditional-style 12-tone" my techniques in the last movement are; and yet, the result is still really fun and crazy, totally accessible music… And a serious CHALLENGE for both the violinist and pianist, let me tell you!!!!

I’m just tickled the way it’s taking shape– it’s a really unique addition to my repertoire!! 😉