I compose, improvise, and perform music, and have worked as a musician and teacher. I have written works in the traditional way for the traditional types of musical ensemble, e.g. solo piano, chamber, and orchestral pieces. I have also written and played rock and jazz at various points in my life, but had been mainly a "classical" composer.
Recently, I have been working with "Proof of Infinity" and its founder, my friend and producer Michael O'Connell, using some of the many electronic and virtual musical resources that are now available. He has generously recommended and provided some of these resources, and my recent efforts have grown from my exploration of them. He has also engineered and produced my music, and contributed his fine performances as drummer on several of the selections.
Throughout this process the old techniques are still there -- improvisational and compositional approaches to melody, counterpoint, harmony, orchestration/instrumentation, form, etc. I have brought them to bear on a different kind of music for me, one that is still my own but informed by what listeners are hearing now in the global culture, and that I hope will have some appeal to listeners today, using the resources available at this moment. The process requires the discipline of improvising coherently, but also combines this with the capacity to edit the captured real-time flow in an electronic environment, allowing not only deliberation and editing after-the-fact, but also all the Happy Accidents that contribute to the end result.
I am fascinated with the power of music in all its facets, and I hope that my work communicates to others, and that perhaps it may stir a similar fascination and awe.