I compose music for piano and/or orchestra that is intended for listening, playing or as background to film. My inspiration is drawn from many sources; I particularly love the sound of modal harmonies, and also have a fascination for new ways to modulate within modes. I love music almost as much as I love my major source of inspiration -- found in nature, hiking through the woods and mountains near my home. I am also inspired by my music buddies, whose friendship, warmth, and common purpose are invaluable to me.
I've composed for piano since I was a child, and spent many years after music school improvising and scribbling down the best ideas. With the advent of the latest technology, I have been braving past my resistance and loving the results.
Sometimes I play a piano piece for art buddies; usually I put an orchestral composition on a CD and play it for people.
I have a long background of studying classical music for the piano, but enjoy many kinds of music: Bartok, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart,Ralph Vaughn Williams, modal choir music, other choir music, innumerable film scores, world music, some forms of jazz, anything with heart or humor.
I use Garage Band to create my recordings on an iMac, and also write scores for those pieces on Sibelius. In addition to the Garage Band Sympony Jam Pack, I use Garritan Personal Orhestra sound samples. I enter most recordings on a Roland Fantom-S88 synthesizer keyboard for a more "live" sound.