New Album, Interview, and Review

There has been a flurry of news lately, so I’ll do my best to keep it brief. First, my 11th album, Inner Monologues, is now available to order. Downloads are available now, and CDs will ship early in May. Give it a listen.

I also was interviewed in The Log Journal by Steve Smith. We covered a range of topics from how my interest in minimal music developed and upcoming releases to a massive, nine-day-long album project and my online concert series.

Steve Smith was also kind enough to review my recent performance at Spectrum, where I played Book I of The Time Curve Preludes by William Duckworth and Alvin Curran’s Inner Cities 8. Smith wrote that my performance of the later was a showcase for my “patience, even-handedness, and knack for continuity among disparate modes of expression.” I’ll be including that piece on an Invisible Rail performance soon.

Finally, I’ll be heading to the New Music Gathering the second weekend in May. I’ll play some Jürg Frey, present on a panel about failure, and generally have a great time with people that I frequently see online but almost never in person.  I’m sure I’ll see many of you there!

Invisible Rail Series

I just wanted to offer a quick update on a project that I’m working to get off the ground. Over the last few months, I’ve been doing Facebook Live concerts under the heading Invisible Rail Series. In time, once I build up a bit of a following, I’d like to expand the roster of performers beyond myself. That probably won’t begin until the fall, but if that’s of interest to you, shoot me an email. I’ll probably want to stick to quieter music for the time being, but I’m open to ideas.

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My Gig Rig

A couple of days ago, I posted the following picture across my social media accounts, which garnered a bit more of a reaction than I was expecting

Loving my new tablet.

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There were lots of questions about specifics and functionality of my new set up, so I thought I’d list the details and offer a bit of a review now that I’ve had the chance to try it in a performance setting.

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New Website

Well, after a lot of experimentation and failure, I finally have a new website design (and cms) that I’m happy with. Please let me know if you see anything amiss (

In other news, Irritable Hedgehog is running its annual holiday sale, so you can pick up my CDs for the price of a download. That is, $4 for an EP, $7 for a full album, and $12 for a 2CD album!


Ramblings, etc.

My attempt to return to semi-regularly blogging is below, but if you are interested in some of my previous writing…

Here is a pdf of my dissertation, “The Interaction of Linear and Vertical Time in Minimalist and Postminimalist Piano Music,” a bit of which was turned into an article for the CeReNeM Journal, “Temporality as an Analytical Approach to Minimalist Music: Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano.”

I’ve also done some writing for I Care If You Listen and NewMusicBox.