Ellen Grolman, the host of the radio show “Music of Our Mothers,” will be airing my compositions Sensations (2009, orig. “Celestial Surroundings”) and Skylark Lullaby (2014) Wednesday, February 10, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m Eastern Standard Time. Because my music is being broadcast on Music of our Mothers, I will also be featured on the show’s companion website, www.musicofourmothers.com.
U.S. listeners can stream the show live on iheartradio.com by searching for WFCF, Flagler College radio, 88.5 FM in St. Augustine, FL. Listeners in other locations may access recordings of the show several days after the broadcast on the website.
Parvenue Duo (Megan Kyle, oboe and Katie Weissman, cello) premiered my composition Moment Eternal (2016) at PAUSA Art House on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. I wish I could have been there to hear the premiere, but they just shared with my a video recording from the performance, and thought they played the piece beautifully! Here’s the Youtube recording:
I recorded compositions with UNLV musicians from January 16-17 in the UNLV Recording Studios for my debut album “Familiar Stranger.” The compositions recorded that weekend include vocals to Fallen Veneer, Familiar Stranger, Burning Light, and Chase the Stars. Hunter Turner joined me on vocals for Fallen Veneer, and pianist Jae Ahn-Benton and clarinetist Ivan Ivanov recorded Moments Shared, Moments Lost for clarinet and electric organ. Additionally, Tim Jones recorded his parts on vibraphone. Here are some photos from the sessions!
I recorded my compositions with jazz musicians at the Eastman School of Music January 9th and 10th. The recording sessions went amazingly well, and will be featuring five compositions with these musicians on my debut album. The pieces are Midnight Swim, Out of the Shadows, Familiar Stranger remix, AfterHours, and Chase the Stars remix. The performers featured are: Colin Gordon, soprano saxophone; Mike Kaupa, trumpet; Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar; Andrew Links, piano; Tyrone Allen, electric bass; Aaron Staebell, drums. Here are some photos from the sessions!
Also, please check out this video my friend, drummer and composer Aaron Staebell, made to pitch my album campaign! At the beginning he is playing my solo drum piece “AfterHours” followed by some incredibly kind words about our collaborations beginning around 2:16. At end of video, he put my composition “Uprising” in the background, which he also premiered. He is recording “AfterHours” along with some jazz compositions for my album. (Thanks, Aaron! =))
11 days to go for my Indiegogo campaign I launched for my first album, and just wanted to say a big and warm ‘THANK YOU’ to those of you who have helped by contributing or sharing the link with your friends! Every little bit is going to help me record and mix this album, and am truly grateful for all of the encouragement! As of now, the funds I have raised are going to go towards the recording and partial mixing, so please check out the link, share with your friends, and really appreciate it if you want to consider contributing!