Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist whose unyielding original compositions and improvisations demonstrate an unpredictable meld of musical styles. These are instrumental pieces without words that tell deeply personal stories. Influenced by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók, Zappa, Rush, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, metal, Tori Amos and more. Delve deeper...
As a composer, it’s always a special occasion and feeling when other musicians play your music. I have been fortunate to have a number of talented individuals do just that in the past number of years. It feels great (and sometimes nerve-racking) to sit in an audience as someone brings your musical ideas to life. […]
Last week’s #12wksofmusic song now has a disturbing lyric video to go with it. I wrote this song the day my Dad was going to the dentist for some major work. But, now that I look at the words again, I think the song is more about me… that makes it even more disturbing!! If […]
Strange Machine is the name of the album and it’s the name of this piece. It was this piece that inspired the whole concept for the album. I basically wrote the album with the idea that this would be the first track and that every other song would fit in in its own way one […]
We are already on week 3(!) of the #12wksofmusic. And, no, the picture above isn’t a wasteland at all. It’s an absolutely beautiful place that is warm and sunny – the exact opposite of the theme for this week’s song. Wasteland 2 is number 2 in a series of poems about those feelings we sometimes […]