I learned this one in high school when I first heard George Winston's music. A highlight was playing this one song earned me runner up at Xavier University's talent show, then I played it during the graduation ceremony.
This song is inspired by the serenity of the ocean, being in its presence and being present to it. This original piece I wrote in my early teens which came back to me in the past year. This is an expanded version of that original melody.
As I reflect on the passing of a former friend and music mentor, Steve Haun, I think this piece about the changing of the seasons in nature is appropriate to honor him. (inspired by two Japanese koto nature songs, Aki No Koto No Ha & Midare)
Mount Index is a cathedral- like mountain on the way to Stevens Pass an hour north of Seattle. Rising above the alpine lake are ice caves between massive granite cathedral rocks. There you will find the haunting echoes of dripping ice caves & showers
This song is my variation of the famous traditional Japanese koto song, inspired by a bird, a large crane, playing in the lake waters and then lifting off into the sky to return from whence it came. It had been on Soundclick Asia top 10 for 2 weeks.
Ripples On Creek Rocks (Kuriku Iwa no Hamon), is a musical reflection on the melodies created by flowing water over creek rocks. This song was aired on NPR KFSK jazz radio (09/15), South Alaska and #41 in the Acoustic Piano Soundclick charts.