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  • Improv Sonata, 2009

    In June of 2009, the Bloomingdale School of Music presented a composition of mine which I called ‘Sonata for Improvised Piano’. An excerpt appears above. The piece exists in two versions, one completely written out, and the other written with a combination of graphic and conventional notation. The piece was designed as an entry way […]

  • Notes and Music from ‘Playing Through’, Solo Piano Concert from 2009

    In December of 2009, I presented a concert of solo improvised piano at the Bloomingdale School of Music. Here are the program notes from the event. I have posted a few mp3’s from the evening, as well. Program Notes Unlike the magician’s art which is betrayed by divulging its secrets, the improviser thrives on listeners […]

  • One Musician/One Magician plays the Carlyle

    Last May, Jeff and I performed at a private party for kids at the Carlyle Hotel in the gorgeous Bemelmans Bar. Our set of music and magic concluded with an impromptu sing-a-long complete with My Favorite Things, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Frere Jackque that I will never forget. I’m sure Bobby Short was smiling […]

  • Program Notes from Premier of One Musician/One Magician, March 2010

    Program Notes Welcome to the maiden voyage of One Musician/One Magician! For the past several months, Jeff and I have been amusing ourselves by exploring the intersections of our respective arts, and we are delighted to present some of our findings today. Our primary goal is to create music you can see and magic you […]