100 Notes of Toy Piano

Yesterday I got an email from composer/keyboard player David Bohn that my submission to his call for scores was accepted. A friend found the call on ComposerSite (http://composerssite.com/content/toy-piano-100-project) and he thought it would entertain me. It was for newly composed 100-note compositions for toy piano. I had fun improvising a bit, and I wondered how   Read More...

Graphic scores for improvising

Graphic scores are guides for musical improvisation. These visual scores may not have any standard musical notation. There may be text directions to help you interpret the imagery — these directions may be specific or general.   Music exists in time. So, how do you mix the time basis of music with an image that you see   Read More...

ISIM in Toronto May 2016

I’m excited to be participating in the International Society for Improvised Music conference, aka ISIM.  Dates are May 12-15 at Wilfrid Laurier University with locations in Waterloo and Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.  I’ll be in an ensemble with trumpeter and improviser Jim Sherry. I’m eager to see the full program schedule. Will you be there too?