new album: works for solo piano
Each piece portrays a different aspect of life on another planet: landscape, atmosphere, water sources, etc. Now available: CD Baby, Amazon MP3, Amazon (CD), iTunes and Google Play. Some thirty second samples:
erhu, yangqin, dizi, sheng, guzheng, percussion
The first in a series of pieces tracing the life cycle of a butterfly; at this stage the butterfly is still a larvae dreaming of the adventures it will embark upon when it matures. Melody of China performs.
erhu, yangqin, dizi, sheng, guzheng
This piece draws inspiration from the way water flows over rocks and around corners in a brook or stream, the mystery of what lies beneath the surface and the wonder of nature's unyielding process. Performed by Melody of China.
An improvisation based on a simple theme which, through a gradual building of energy and intensity, is dismantled. As a result, our concept of time is broken up into fragments and scattered.
Street Fantasy in E-flat
A wandering through different styles: jazz, classical and other. It follows the wandering of a person through the streets of a city from noisy downtown to quiet suburbs.
Smoke and Mirrors
flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, tuba
The piece evokes the idea of being misled or succumbing to an illusion as a result of misdirection or legerdemain. Woodwinds and brass create the "smoke" or cloudiness of illusion.
Standing at the Gate
yangqin, erhu, guzheng, sheng, dizi, pipa, percussion
This piece portrays the waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean with the San Francisco Bay, known as the Golden Gate, in three parts: 1) the majestic Golden Gate, 2) the hustle and bustle of a thriving city and 3) a dance of various traditions coming together. Eric conducts Melody of China's premiere.