Chanting has long been a tradition within world cultures - nearly everywhere you go in one form or another. When chanting takes the form of vocals with lilts, overlaps, intersections and emotion, it can be particularly powerful. That is what 'Winter Tale' seeks to embody. Enjoy.
A pastoral sound, with piano, cello, and English horn.
A short playful piece for flute and piano. [more inside]
A fantasy for synthesizers and percussion. [more inside]
this one...is actually..."pretty"... [more inside]
Part of a "music-each-day-for-a-year" project I'm doing. The bell sounds are all kitchen items (wineglasses, pizza cutters); my friends Ben Opie, Ben Harris and Dave Bernabo add some contrabass clarinet, violin, piano and oscillators, sampled from Ben Opie's CD release show. [more inside]
My string trio playing 'Ashokan Farewell,' a new American tune. [more inside]
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
Another Christmas nugget from the Sovereign Brass. Just as in Sweet Chiming Bells and Deck the Halls, I played the tuba and arranged the music.
Another Christmas nugget (see also this post) from Sovereign Brass. Like the other tune, I arranged the music and played tuba.
A great arrangement of a classic tune by the Sovereign Brass, an all-brass quintet, which was an impromptu thing between my friends and I to spread some Christmas cheer and create a few new arrangements of some old chestnuts.