I was really honored to recently write a new quartet* for St. Francis High School, titled "First Light," which the music performance ensemble premiered last week. The piece is for clarinet, sax, cello and piano, a unique combination that produced some really interesting tone colors. When researching for this piece, I didn't come across many... Continue Reading →
This is the first video in a new series I am working on titled Fragments, which combines brief pieces of original music I have written with short poems or fragments of poetry. Fragment No. 1 features a haiku by Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828).
My latest project, Fragments, is a series combining brief pieces of original music with with short poems or fragments of poetry, for a fleeting moment of refection. I'll be posting a new fragment each week.
for years I’ve prayed
God would grant me
an audience, see me
at the nursing home piano
(my good-deed gambit)
provide some big break
still bleary and yawning
I stare at the empty chair
across the kitchen table
and ask God to appear
The sheet music for leaf by leaf, stone by stone from my most recent album Invisible Cities is available now for purchase here via Sheet Music Plus.
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.