About The New Music

Both Parallel Universes & Yar are out! Available on iTunes, Amazon & most digital platforms. 

Parallel Universes came about when speaking with guitarist Vinnie Zummo about going into the studio & playing something completely (or almost completely) free. I wrote a short melody that's played at both the beginning & end of the piece. Everything else is totally improvised. The only thing I asked from Vinnie was for him to use many FX. I don't remember if we specifically agreed on it being free of tempo but that's how it came out. It was done in 1 take. I'm on drums. Afterwards I decided to write & recite a poem to accompany it that can be heard on the version with voice. Many FX are used on the voice as well. I think both versions have their own stories to tell. 

Yar is an old Armenian piece that I've loved for a long time. The composer is unknown. After listening to the piece for many years I decided to write down the basic melody just to play at the piano. As I began to play & slowly learn it, I found that, for a few weeks, I couldn't get through it without breaking down in tears. It hit a very deep place in my heart & soul. The only explanation I can think of is that, possibly, I spent another lifetime as an Armenian. I used to play a fair amount of Armenian music & it always spoke to me in a special way. I was planning on putting it on the next CD but, much to my surprise, I wound up recording a demo version that I thought communicated my feelings extremely well. As it was recorded at home with inferior sound quality, I thought it'd just live in my personal archive forever but, thanks to engineer Mike Crehore & his magic touch, it's now out for you to hear. 

I hope you find things to enjoy in both pieces.

Special thanks to Vinnie Zummo, Sam Palumbo, Mike Crehore, Al Houghton & the staff of Dubway Studios in NYC. 

2 comments

  • Tarik Bowman
    Tarik Bowman Austria
    The new chilly climate has scuppered my arrangements [url=http://sg.jumily.com/]sg.jumily[/url] to begin my spring upgrade and wash each carpet, pad cover, toss, couch cover and set of blinds I could get my hands on.

    The new chilly climate has scuppered my arrangements sg.jumily to begin my spring upgrade and wash each carpet, pad cover, toss, couch cover and set of blinds I could get my hands on.

  • Charles K. Danek
    Charles K. Danek Toronto
    Today, the world of socks is almost as extensive as the world of shoes. Hybrid socks serve ultraspecific needs for ultraspecific shoes. Some [url=https://thighhighsocks.net/]Thigh high socks target[/url] stay hidden while others make statements.

    Today, the world of socks is almost as extensive as the world of shoes. Hybrid socks serve ultraspecific needs for ultraspecific shoes. Some Thigh high socks target stay hidden while others make statements.

Add comment