Saturnalia

Track #5 on my 2021 jazz EP, Jade. Saturnalia is an extroverted big band chart that is inspired by both Afro-Cuban music and Frank Zappa.

Hear the track on Spotify here: Saturnalia

Resolution #2: Arbor Hills

This second journey of an extended 4-track cassette exploration of my immediate surroundings was produced on one day, September 29 (I think), 1991, in and around my apartment in Ann Arbor, Michigan – namely the complex called Arbor Hills. It is primarily comprised of Korg M-1 improvisations, but finishes as twilight falls on a few children playing on the swing set outside my rear window.

Resolution #1: Fractured Dream

My first extensive musique concrète piece, “Fractured Dream” is a result of my recording sounds around my childhood home in Greenville, North Carolina during the Christmas holiday in 1985. It is broken into five sections, tracing a night of fitful sleep:

 

I. Insomnia

II. REM

III. Nightmare

IV. Daybreak

V. Song of Hope