It’s About Time

It’s about time I put up a new post.

It’s also about spending time, about making time, and about time passing.

Every week, I found myself thinking, “I need to post something – I’ll get to it soon.” Before I knew it, “soon” was long gone. Though I will say that I’ve spent a lot of time on good, productive endeavors.

This picture, for example, is from a recent recording session with Trio Casals. I have a new piece, “Earth Rise,” that is coming out on their next CD. That comes with a release concert at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in February. And they’ve asked me to write another piece for them as well, and I already have an idea of what I want that to be.

Before I settle down to work on the next trio, however, I have a big project in hand. I’ve even taken a bit of time off of work from the radio station so I can finish it up this week, as a matter of fact. It’s a score to accompany the 1919 silent film, “The Doll,” and it will be shown with a live ensemble in October. Yeah, I need to get it done, so the performers can actually learn it before the screening.

My real commitment, though, is to share more. Share my music, and my musings, and hope that it reaches even just a few folks. To do that, I’ve made a commitment to sharing a piece every month. Not necessarily a new work, but something that strikes me at the moment.

The first piece is about cycles, and it’s titled “Endings and Beginnings.” I’ll share a post next week to tell you more about the way the piece came about, but for now, I’ll just share this performance from tenor Dominic Corbaccio and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong,

I hope you enjoy it.

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