Stumbled across this recently, fitting music for a late summer evening:
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This short composition is part of a collection titled Eight Memories in Watercolor by Chinese composer Tan Dun. Given the title, I don't suppose it needs much introduction. I recorded this in my home studio and shot the video with my iPhone.
For my lovely wife...
I'm excited to offer a free music download (click "download" below) of a piano piece I've written to help promote a new book by my sister, author Erin Knightley. Erin's historical romance trilogy is being published on Penguin Book's NAL imprint. I've read an advanced copy and can verify it is a terrific read. It's... Continue Reading →
Lots of fun and interesting things in the works this spring:In March, I submitted a new composition for piano and violin to the Hilary Hahn encore contest. My thanks to violinist Jane Halliday and pianist Sam Hodges for playing through this for me and providing valuable feedback for improvement.I've also just submitted a new work... Continue Reading →
This is a new nocturne* I've written for solo piano, paired with an excerpt from William Blake's poem Auguries of Innocence. The way he writes about joy and woe being intertwined really captures for me the bittersweet-ness of life, something I try and explore in much of my music. You can read the entire poem... Continue Reading →
I'm excited to announce that Line & Landscape, my album for solo cello recorded by Wayne Krigger, is now available for digital download. Click one of the icons below to make a purchase, and thanks for your support. This collection of contemplative solo cello works was inspired by both poetry (line) and nature (landscape). Line... Continue Reading →