I absolutely don’t consider myself a jazz musician; although I enjoy jazz, it is not a genre that I am experienced in or knowledgeable about. That said, I do seem to end up writing quite a lot of jazz-inspired tunes…
I decided it was time I did a bit more writing of concert music, rather than worrying about trying to composer more commercially-orientated music for media. So, here is a short piano piece that I recently came up with.
The score is available either to preview or buy from score-exchange
This is a Jazz-inspired arrangement of the popular carol. The first verse is as one would expect, but the second should give the audience a surprise.
Zefrey Throwell is a serial troublemaker. From crashing museums to stripping down in the middle of Wall Street, disruptive behavior is at the heart of Throwell’s art.
Throwell composed a symphony in five parts for 1,000 car horns and passed them out to motorist musicians across the city to play in traffic, in parking lots and from the mountaintops.
This documentary about the piece uses my track ‘Gentle Marimba’
I wrote this piece in 2004 for an amateur choir I was conducting at the time. Unfortunately, they struggled a little with it due to the number of parts it splits into; so, in the end we didn’t perform it and so far it has remained performed. So if anyone fancies giving it a go, please do let me know.
I have always been interested in Folk Music. I also have a rather unfortunate habit of buying instruments whilst not always learning to play them properly… In order to actually get on with learning to play with some proficiency, I’ve started recording some Irish folk – which is great fun. So, in an attempt to…
Earlier this year I entered the Marvin Hamlisch Composing Competition. I really enjoyed the challenge and, though I didn’t win, was reasonably pleased with the result.
People are often pointing out that these days, you really need video in your portfolio. So, as I am also into such things – but as you will see, definitely not professionally – I thought I would have a go. Here is my first attempt at shooting a music video for my track “A Wild Night”
And, yes, you have no doubt noticed that I spent an inordinate amount of time just videoing a record player, but hey, I had fun and that’s what counts!
I thought it was time for some unaccompanied folk.