This is my recording of Apropos, composer Daniel Gilliam. He describes this piece as an “imagined conversation between Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.”
I am excited to announce the release of my latest album, Invisible Cities, a reflective, enigmatic collection of solo piano pieces inspired by the novel "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino.
My performance of Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu's brief Interlude to Water, the fourth piece in his Pleiades Dances I, Op. 27, for solo piano.
There are long stretches in Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence that are so, well, silent, I couldn’t help but notice a faint, persistent clacking noise coming from behind the theater wall next to me, to my endless irritation. I’m not sure what the sound was, maybe the movie next door, or perhaps the HVAC unit... Continue Reading →
take my words
untie them like balloons
pinch the narrow ends
let the hot, wet air
come wooshing out
until the blubbering
and screeching subside
my sister used to fear that a slender fox would scale our house creep through the window on a moonless night, pause– then pounce in the startled silence to gobble her up utterly false, of course foxes, orange and gorged walk right through the damn door brash, in broad daylight clutching an invitation claws retracted,... Continue Reading →
my daughter is describing India the contours of its shoreline and just like that I'm off to the backwaters of my brain searching for the capital to impress her there, forgotten facts float like waxy apples, resisting my efforts to retrieve them thrashing in the dark scattering this way & that until, triumphantly– New Delhi!... Continue Reading →
we avoid eye contact on the predawn sidewalk the stranger and me at a crossroads– sprinklers, too close have forced an impasse and his dog, lacking etiquette licks my hand, warm tongue a shock to my cold heart a blessing