Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cosmic Inventions

I've been working on this electronic piece for a few months now. It started with the idea of having several different bell sounds/timbres interacting and eventually branched into a truly meditative work. The time artificially slows down at one point, which is controlled by accenting every 5 16th notes instead of the standard 4. I also used a sample from a Carl Sagan video I found on youtube. Here's the video, and then my song. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Soul and the Literal Truth

Last weekend I had the pleasure of playing on my friend Spencer Murphy's recital. A video of his finale, a cover of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind". It featured Jarad Lippi on drums, Davy Levitan on guitar, Devon Dixon on piano, Adrienne Mack-Davis and Gabe Garzon-Montano on vocals. Here's a clip from the song, featuring my solo:

If you enjoyed it, check out all 3 parts of the video!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ZaDaza: Doing it Live

This Thursday, my good friend Zach Marks will be playing his senior recital at Purchase college. It will feature David Cutler on bass, Colin Gordon on Alto, Nick Llerandi on guitar and yours truly on Tenor. Our trio will be premiering a composition of Zach's, which I posted in beat form here. It starts at 8 pm in room 0081 at the music conservatory.