Piano Concerto 1999
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NOW PLAYING: Piano Concerto 1999 - a ten and a half-minute musical 'chiaroscuro' inspired by a true tale of forbidden love that eventually had a happy ending -- she left me, and I found someone much better for me!
Light Blue Dream - written while in limbo after the aforementioned relationship. This one is the sequel to the music on this page.
The Shock! - At 1:47 AM on 9/21/99, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 hit Taiwan. I was there, and I survived, but over 2,300 others didn't. Several weeks later, we were still experiencing aftershocks of up to 6.9. It made quite a mark on me. Composing this saxophone quartet was my post-trauma therapy.
Antediluvian Postlude - electric jazz/blues--the
"prequel" to the piece below
- short symphonic angst. In my opinion, this one sounds better using QuickTime
3.0 than it does with the Yamaha MIDPlug, but I'm working on that disparity.
Somebody Kill that MOFO! - At first, this was a stereo experiment with drums, gunshots, and a ringing telephone, but it went a little out of control. This is the result. Classical-punk?
Broken Glass (Board race music for classroom situations) -- Glass-ian freneticism
Intelligent Artifice - If Genuine Stupidity is in such abundance, what is the difficulty with Artificial Intelligence? This music was inspired by a banging piece of metal I heard as I was bicycling home from work one afternoon. Originally titled "What If?" because I wondered as I listened to this piece: What if Danny Elfman conspired with Jean-Michel Jarre to mix Friday the 13th with the X-Files and Inna-Gadda-da-Vida? What if Miles came back and took some XTC while listening? What if a little kid with a keyboard were allowed to fill in the gaps? What if?!
A Big Mess of Timelessness - A plethora of percussive instruments played by the 'puter in a pulse of polyrhythmic patterns as per my precise placement of preferred parameters.
The Pyramids of Mars -
imagine a stoned Beethoven hunched over a Casio toy keyboard (well, a very
expensive one!) pondering the images that have been beamed back
from space in this century. Do you think the Cydonian pyramids and the human-like face on Mars were put there by ancient astronauts? I sure don't, but they're very intriguing.
Punk Without A Cause - Originally written with the lyrics: "I love the smell of chemicals, in concentrated form, My brain is dead my eyes are red, hey isn't that the norm?" Hahaha! MIDI has again expanded my ability to create. Not just punk, it contains a little bit of ska, a dash of fusion, and various influences from other realms.
Buddha Is My Bruddah - a student of mine once wrote that she liked "Buddhist and pop music." I thought, "Buddhist pop music." I took the well-known "Ah mi tuo fo" Buddhist chant and mixed in the melody of Taiwan pop star Chang Hui-Mei(A-Mei)'s "You Are My Sister." Voilà--Buddhist Pop!
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