New Year's Eve is here once again, and I have just enough down time today to reflect on this past year. Free time is a bit of a rarity for me recently! A lot of positive things have come to fruition this year. "Dreamcatcher" was released in July (you can hear it here, or purchase … Continue reading Rolling Into 2018
I admit, I've been neglecting my blog. It's been an incredibly busy year, and I haven't had a lot of time to reflect. But it's New Year's Day, and I'm fighting the start of a cold, so it seems the perfect opportunity to take it easy and catch up on a few things. Including the … Continue reading And the Calendar Takes Another Turn
Today is an exciting day. Today marks the launch of the completely redesigned Pet Dragon Music website. This update has been a lot of fun, because, for the first time, I worked with a designer. All I needed to do was tell her what I wanted, and then it was up to Lisa Wright (of … Continue reading The Evolution of a Website
I've committed myself to a big project. I don't have funding, I don't have a commission, I'm not even sure how it will ultimately manifest itself. But this is something that's been rattling around in my head for quite some time, and I realize I need to either fish or cut bait. So I'm fishing. … Continue reading Thirteen in ’13
First, a disclaimer. I was not present at the concert mentioned in this article, so I cannot possibly know how disruptive this young woman's coughing may have been. But I have been an audience member at more plays, concerts, recitals, and other public performances than I can count. I have certainly endured the fidgeting and … Continue reading There’s Rude, and There’s RUDE!
Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with 9 students enrolled in the visual, theater and dance programs at the Creative Arts Academy here in Syracuse. Given as part of a Meet the Composer grant I've received, it was exciting to spend time with these talented young artists and performers. … Continue reading A Great Workshop!
Yesterday, my friend Chris Cresswell had the premiere of his Nocturne No. 1 for Orchestra. This is a work originally written as a piano solo and performed by Rhimmon Simchy-Gross at the Rising Stars concert at last year's Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival. The original work was beautiful, and between Chris' compositional skills and Rhimmon's talent as … Continue reading My Friend Writes Beautiful Music!