Recently finished sophomore piano album. It's basically the same format as my first CD, The Night As Bright As Day, a collection of original piano pieces.
I really enjoyed seeing this CD come to fruition. It's interesting seeing this as a progression of my sonic sensibilities, as I've been attending Berklee (College of Music, in Boston). Studying composition has definitely honed my harmonic comprehension quite a bit, and it was fun for me to see how this album compares sonically to the first one I released. It's still largely within a tonal framework, though I do explore some modal territory. This time around, I found a good deal of inspiration from Impressionist music, Satie, Debussy, etc. Writing this kind of music keeps me well-balanced while studying composition in the 21st century; while it has been great to utilize modern techniques for independent pieces on the side, I enjoy writing within a relatively tonal mindset for my CD releases. I'm happy to generally let 12-tone writing and the like remain an academic pursuit.
You can hear a few of the songs on my virb page; there's also more info (bio, contact, etc), on my website. Do enjoy, and would always love to hear from anyone who has a chance to give it a listen. It is available in hard copy CD form, and It's currently being processed to be released digitally, so keep an eye out for it.
Edited by Joel C, 16 June 2010 - 07:40 PM.