March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017: Spring Can Really

A short improvisation that should turn be developed into a piece of real music one day.

August 30, 2016: Field Test

August 30, 2016: Field Test

October 1, 7pm at PianoForte Chicago Studios, south loop: I’m premiering my new work, Blues, Preludes and Feuds. Yes the app (which combines my solo piano music with a creative memoir) is literally going live!

This track has nothing to do with that—it’s just something I recorded this afternoon, and I’m testing out some new tech stuff….

July 14, 2016: Reboot

July 14, 2016: Reboot

Well, it really has been a while. If I had just waited 8 more days it would have been two years since I last posted something here. But I’m all about keeping things ever so asymmetric, so here we go again.

I’m not going to lie: I have an ulterior motive. I just launched a new version of my website today, and it says right up there at the top of the site that “The Blog is Back”, meaning Piano Diaries. So I had to do something…

Speaking of launches, my new app Blues, Preludes & Feuds (A Musical Memory) is now available in two formats: iOS, and as a web app. It’s been out  for iOS for about a month or so, but web app is big news because now everyone can read/listen to it: it works on any reasonably modern device (Android, iOS, any web browser on your computer.)

It’s an album…it’s a book…it’s…super cool. So check it out.

(Speaking parenthetically about launches, and reboots: this site needs to be redesigned. That’s next…)

7-22-14: I’m Up & Down

7-22-14: I’m Up & Down

First free improv after a ten day layoff in which I was in Orlando for my daughter’s softball tournament. This improvisation has nothing to do with swinging a bat, but a little to do with mood swings.

7/10/14: The Meaning of the Theme

7/10/14: The Meaning of the Theme

The meaning of the theme is only revealed once you do something with it.