I posted earlier about my goal to record an EP this year and make it available on Bandcamp, etc.: that is now a goal for 2019.

I worked on it…I really did. And I learned a few things:

  1. Playing ‘live’ on a Steinway grand at the cancer center and playing in my studio on a digital keyboard (albeit a good one) are two really different experiences. It’s almost as though I lose the meaning of the music when I’m recording.
  2. I’m not a sound engineer, but I know I’m not quite satisfied with the final sound quality I’m getting so far. I want to take some time to try a few different approaches.
  3. I want a more solid theme for the EP/album – not a ‘variety pack’.
  4. I’m letting perfection get in the way of good. I record countless takes and am not fully satisfied with any of them. I have to accept that my technique is only so good, that it’s okay for my recordings to reflect me, where I am, how I play.

Thank you for listening this year – I can’t begin to tell you how much that encourages me!  And grace and peace to you in 2019!

dw

p.s.  I’m always open to your thoughts about how I could make this site better for you – don’t hesitate to let me know.

Study in Silence

I’m very happy, after a very long hiatus, to post new music again today. This piece is a side-effect of a collaboration with my friend Ehsan to write a new Sanctus (which we will share once we have a good recording). The recurring motif is from the hymn “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”.  I hope you enjoy it.

Grace and peace to you…

dw

Your opinion, please…

As I mentioned earlier this year, I have a goal to record an EP of some of my music and make it available from sites like Bandcamp, iTunes, etc..  I’m thinking of trying to include 5 or so pieces and I’d love to know if you have any favorites you’d like me to include.

All 39 pieces I’ve posted so far are available on the Just Listen page. I’d love it if you’d take a look and listen and comment below to tell me which are your favorites.

Thanks to all who hang out here!

dw

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Mmmm

Mmmm…I’m sorry it has been so long since I last posted something here. I’m now at the point where I have posted all the music I’ve finished and know well. From now on, I need to learn and complete the songs first. So, things will slow down.

Mmmm…I never have any idea what I’m going end up with when I sit down at the piano and start to explore sounds. In this case, I had a rhythmic idea (from Mozart) and a mood when I started and something close to this new piece when I finished.

Mmmm…what to call this new piece? Mmmm…not sure.

Continue reading “Mmmm”

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