Been experimenting on lunch breaks with some different sounds. Here’s one from Monday, a waltz in 6/8 with bassoons on the oom-pa-pas and a fun outer space electronic synthesizer for the melody. AABA form. Made at Ike’s love and sanwiches in Emeryville on Monday before therapy appointment. And here’s one from a couple weeks […]
[music] fresh roots (peppy 12-bar indolatin jazz in 7/8 time in F minor)
fleshed out the theme i was playing with the other day (previous post) – feels nice to have a complete song in the middle of a lot of other drafts! fun 7/8 groove in F minor. orchestrated with rhodes organ, timbales, drumset, 2 trumpet parts, 2 trombone parts, and tenor sax. includes 12-bar rhodes solo […]
[music] new track – fresh roots
bass line was in my head while i was brushing my teeth this morning. figured it out on the piano, then transcribed it on a work break. wrote out the rest of it in musescore after work wednesday night, balanced and mixed, exported mp3, and polished off by experimenting with audacity reverb effects. i’m not […]
[Song] Gidheh Vich Nach
Transcribed and modified the intro and first verse of a bhangra song I like a lot, Gidheh Vich Nach by Gurbhej Brar (2012). The pic is a much younger me playing with my sister and sister-in-law (then sister-out-law) at my other sister’s wedding. Seemed fitting. Oh, in the arrangement, I have “trumpet” sound subbing in […]
[Song] It’s You I Like (Mister Rogers)
This is one of my favorite songs – I often close with it unaccompanied when I perform as a thank you and heart-booster for the audiences (and me, let’s be honest here). I’ve been meaning to arrange it for 4 parts for a while and finally got around to it. Decided to go for a […]
[Interview] T & me on The Queer Life radio show
Kaiya Kramer interviewed T and me for KBBF (89.1 FM Calistoga) about Man2man exactly one year ago, and I just remembered about it. Fun to look back at where I was a year ago and how I was describing the work then! Check out the interview here. : )
[Song] Contract On Your Soul
Found some lyrics for a metal song in one of my notebooks from January and decided to spend a few hours making music to go along with it. Here’s the fruit of tonight’s adventure: And the intended lyrics: Cash in on your faded life Father nature’s sacrifice Pay the devil with your blood You’re not […]
Vajayna Men’s Choir Sneak Preview #3: Practice!
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Sorry. So sorry. If you come to our concert, I promise not to inflict more corny jokes on you. But no one said anything about cheesy.
Vajayna Men’s Choir Sneak preview #2: Bigger Vowels
This is what happens when you master your fundamentals. Want to see more? Check out our show on June 16, 2016
Vajayna Men’s Choir: Sneak Preview #1
We’re hard at work prepping for our show — one month away! See what we’ve been up to: Then, grab your early bird tickets for the show!