Lavender Wine

 A few years ago, my daughter asked me to sing at her wedding. I was very touched by this and decided to write a song for them. They both love hiking, which informed the theme. The background here consists of wooden jigsaw puzzles. Thank you Christmas guests for helping build all those!

A note about the looping – it is tricky! No commercial looper I found (and I tried three) could restart the loop later in the same song without introducing a delay, so I programmed a footswitch midi controller to do this. Feedback is also a challenge, in a live setting. If you’re curious, let me know in the comments on the YouTube video and I’ll make a video explaining how I did this.

Let Freedom Reign

A brief twelve voice, four part, choral tribute to the inspirational people of Ukraine. Want to help? Give to United24. You can help rebuild Ukraine, give medical help, or give non-lethal support to the military.

Ode to a Tyrant (by candlelight)

It’s striking that authoritarians seem to lack a sense of humor, while freedom embraces it. A more general video, dedicated to tyrants everywhere, can be found here.

Where Does It Begin

A song about Grace.

The Birdbath

Birds are descended from a group of dinosaurs which included T Rex. With such an impressive pedigree, one must always look one’s best.

Set to “The Birdbath” and “Counterplay”.

The Quantum Mechanical Blues

Is this what “Many Worlds” looks like? Not really, but hey.

I wrote this for a singing course at a blues festival. The instructor was very puzzled, but the pianist liked it…

Shards of Morning

I usually write songs starting with just a feeling and a few chords, and then it pretty much goes its own way.

The larger keyboard is split into piano in the lower octaves, and piano + strings in the higher, and the smaller keyboard added more strings.