“Bohemian Rhapsody” for Sax Choir

Just saw the video from Cal Poly Pomona Music Sax Choir’s performance of my arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, under the direction of Lori Rosenbauer Huff! Soooo amazing! They made it sound soooo great!!!

I’m pretty sure I’ll be making an arrangement from my arrangement for string quartet and other groups soon… đŸ€” Want the Music? Get it here!

Enjoy the video from CPP’s performance here:

The Music Nerds! #4

Join me for a surprise, off-the-cuff Music Nerds video! I was in the middle of an arranging project and thought you might like to sit in on this writing session to see what I do! 🙂

“Weeping Willow” Practice Session

My good friend, Adrienne Andisheh, and I got together yesterday to start practicing the two violin parts for our recording session of “Weeping Willow” on Dec 18! This video was only the second time we ran it together; we still have some spots to iron out, but I was super impressed by how quickly it’s coming together, and HOW FUN it is to play!!!

The recording should be available on Dec 20; you can hear the duet in perfection with our pianist then!! 😀

New Music Nerds Video Up!

Join Sarah as she goes over the basics of what makes a melody stronger or weaker, with sonic examples!

“Teaston – I Think I Am”: The Video for The Book of I

Artist Liselott Johnsson has combined her striking visuals and the track from my original OST – “I Know What Death Sounds Like” – with excerpts from Jorge Armenteros‘ writing to create a stunning and haunting artistic response to The Book of I.

Enjoy this beautiful video below, and be sure to check out the entire project: the novel that started it all, with Liselott’s accompanying original artwork, and my full album of music!

(Note: This video contains original, high modern art; some of the visuals may be more suited to mature audiences. Some discretion is advised.)

New Preview Video for “Soul of the Machine” Album

Check out this beautiful preview video for my new album – to be released August 12 – “Soul of the Machine,” shared by Parma Recordings! Featuring clips from Courage Triptych’s Image 1: A Garden Prayer, Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine, and AdorĂ©.

I LOVE this video and it’s messages– be sure to look for all the guest celebrities! I can’t believe there’s still bullying going on against geek girls! What de frak? You know, I remember to this day, when I was a little girl I once won a remote control sport truck in a raffle drawing at a mall, and I had the grandest time with it until it died– srsly, I drove my Pound Puppies/Purries and my Barbie doll around the back patio in it, imagining they travelled back in time to see the dinosaurs in it and having all kinds of crazy adventures! But, when I first won that truck, EVERYBODY in the audience ridiculed me as went up to get it– they said things like: “oh poor thing… Do you have a little brother you can give that truck to?” Arghhh!!! When will we let go of these stereotypes?????!!!! Enjoy this video, and be empowered to be who you are and change our world!!

ORIGINAL: By The Doubleclicks, featuring everyday geek girls, plus some geek heroes like Amy Berg (writer: “Eureka,” “Person of Interest,” “Leverage”), Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”), Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: TNG”), and more. Found on Jezebel. To contribute your own image, visit Geek Girls Have #NothingToProve.

“Nothing to Prove” Lyrics:
I entered this scene through rejection and honesty
Nerds weren’t mean, they were weird and that worked for me
After 10 years of teasing when social skills failed me
Dungeons & Dragons cured all that ailed me

We read books, we played games, we made art, we watched Lost
We said things like “D20”, “shipping” and “Mana cost”
It felt good to be myself, not being mocked
Still self-conscious, though, we whispered things about jocks

But one day, you grow up, come into your own
Now geek’s not rejection – it’s a label I own
Then ignorant haters come to prove me wrong
Tell me I’m not nerdy enough to belong

I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ve got nothing to prove

Fake Geek Girl test – that’s a funny one, go ahead
How many comic books are there I haven’t read?
I know it feels good to have a contest you win
It would feel even better if I wanted in

So women aren’t geeks, so is that your conclusion?
That this is some secret club based on exclusion?
12-year-old dorks would say you’re being selfish
And then they’d go write in their journals in Elvish

I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ve got nothing to prove

I’ve got cred but honestly, I shouldn’t need it
This world needs all kinds of folks to complete it
You’ve got gamers, and artists and comic subscribers
Cosplayers, crafters and fan-fiction writers

You can stop – never say “fake geek” again
Our club needs no bouncers – all who want in get in
But go ahead, if you want, to own that role fully
I ain’t got nothing to prove to a bully!

I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ve got nothing to prove I’ve got nothing to prove

Haters are gonna hate

Debut with Mrs. Lincoln!

Check out this GREAT promotional video of the highlights of Mrs. Lincoln‘s Fiddler’s Dream appearance last month, with yours-truly guest-ing on the fiddle! :mrgreen: