Category Archives: Audio

AUDIO: Music For Prepared Guitar

I wrote Music For Prepared Guitar in 2008 as a response to all of the prepared piano music of Cage I was listening to at the time. I was in the second half of my freshman year as a composition student at SUNY Purchase, studying under Suzanne Farrin. At that point, I’d been playing guitar for […]

Mother’s Day

I wrote a song for my mother eleven years ago called “Lay Me Down”. It remains one of my favorite songs lyrically, and I continue to perform it in concert. And despite having written it when I was 14, I think there’s a surprising amount of self-awareness and genuine filial sentiment without any of the […]

AUDIO: Composition With Red, Yellow And Blue, 1927

While cleaning out my old bedroom in my mother’s house, she came across a file folder full of papers and juvenilia. Also in this folder was a CD, a recording of a 2008 composition recital I gave while I was a student at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. This recital, not required of me, […]