It was so nice to work with the jazz students of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra at Marian University in Indianapolis! We talked about improvisation and the combination of technology and acoustic instruments in practice and performance.
Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees. In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither. Each timbre enters representing the light passing through leaves and branches. At about midway through the improvisation, a trumpet enters soaring over the scene like a bird of prey. Listen and download here: Komorebi
I’m excited to open my studio up to a whole new batch of students this fall! If you or your son or daughter are interested studying please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition time.