Level down: Music in its more natural incarnation for me is poetry, cos I’m a quiet person.
“Shall we get married some more?” A poem from Vagabonding that has melody, but not yet accompaniment…
“Change Your Life.” Ditto.
“Hope,” a song version of the Emily Dickinson poem. 2015.
“Warm Tidings,” a Christmas song about climate change I wrote in grad school and was too shy to ever perform live. 2008.
From Nov. 2015 through 2016 or so…
New songs in progress, mostly since I moved to Berlin in November (last November!). In reverse chronological order. E.g.,
“Chelsea’s Song.” A song for a truth-teller.
“Home.” Lyrics. A song about (Jan. 2017) A song about displacement.
Original songs recorded mostly on an M-Track in the shower from 2014 on an old Youtube channel. Best-of: “Hope” (a song version of the Emily Dickinson poem) and “House of Vera” (a song I wrote in a hotel room one night while traveling intensely for my postdoc).
“New Accusations against Julian Assange,” a political satirical stop motion video and song I wrote, memorized, and filmed over a two-day spring break lark in grad school.
Free espresso in Berlin to anyone who can turn up the recordings of some of my old songs from one of my old artist websites, like “Lorelei,” “Linguist,” “Silence,” and “Spring and Fall.” I left boxes of songs behind in the States…
Birmingham Southern College Conservatory training under world renowned concert pianist Patricia Perez. Over 50 onstage performances… Over 15 years ago.
Children’s piano, dance, art, drama instruction… Over 10 years ago.