Category Archives: Music

Music: I know a girl named Olivia

I composed this tune for my 4-year-old cousin Olivia from three notes she chose on my Garage Band app piano: D sharp, C sharp, B flat. I tried to capture the lightness of her smile and the complexity of her personality … Continue reading

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Piano Instrumental: Music Box 1

Woo hoo – personal best! Created this one in 15 minutes. I was supposed to be running through standard classical piano exercises (that I assigned myself tonight) but it was soooo boring and frustrating that I became distracted by other … Continue reading

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Piano Instrumental: I Will Follow the Moonlight

I composed this when I was 19, a really long time ago if you believe in the concept of chronological time. There were lyrics, but I have no idea where they are. All I remember is one line: I will follow the … Continue reading

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Piano Instrumental: Save the World from Me No. 2

I composed this a few years ago. A related piece, “Save the World from Me No. 1” isn’t finished. It just ain’t happening. But one day, perhaps. In the meantime, here’s No. 2.

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Free verse with recording: Let’s Play!

This is a rewrite of a 2013 poem. Listen to the recording so you know how to read it. I dedicated the recording to my daughter Allison because she likes the creepy stuff. Let’s Play! broken twig shallow print – I … Continue reading

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Piano instrumental: The Chamber

Started composing this one in July 2014 and finished it tonight – with a four month break in between. The Chamber

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Piano instrumental: Falling Up

I composed Falling Up, a piano instrumental, in Dec 2014. The method I use most often is to randomly select 3-6 notes, and then compose around them. But I prefer to have someone else pick the notes so I can … Continue reading

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