Fading Purple Sky is my introduction into the musical world. Like every musician, I have a story to tell (many stories, really), and my goal is to be as open and honest about it as I can, with safe boundaries in place. In this album I share via three genres: song-writing, piano composition, and piano improvisation. I believe that words do have a role to play in such story-telling, and I also believe that some of the best story-telling occurs without words.
A little bio: I learned to improvise on the piano at a very early age, and as a result learned to master the language of music-without-words at the same time as I mastered English. Growing up Classically-trained and in Anglican church choirs, I honed my composition skills via solo piano and with sacred-text choral music.
Ultimately, it was after studying music composition in college that I challenged myself to write my own lyrics and music together. Not surprisingly, I choose to write what I know, and a lot of what I knew is raw, open honesty about what I understood and understand life to be. Each year, this changes. Fading Purple Sky, released in November 2010, offers a snippet of how I understood truth in both words and music at that point in my life. Each succeeding album will offer a new perspective, a new knowledge, via music, with or without words.
I invite you to enjoy the journey with me.
released November 5, 2010
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