i recently visited my friend, the great luthier Max Sipe, in Portland to celebrate his 100th guitar. I played a bit on it as well--hear it in this video below.
Sipe was profiled in Portland magazine--the article features a few quips by me.
At Oregon State University
with Ryan Lee at the Oregon Symphony's Classical Up Close
with friends Andrew Ehrlich, Eric Alterman, and James Bishop-Edwards. This Feb. 12 concert was for the Oregon Bach Collegium in Eugene, OR. I'm playing on a Romantic guitar made by Portland builder Max Sipe
Another free download for everyone, the product of a full Saturday's work. What a lovely Strauss song. Works well 1/2 step down from the original key of Eb major. Use a capo if you need.
Recently perusing Hoppstock's mighty contribution of Schubert arrangements to the vocal/guitar repertoire inspired me to make my own. This, Im Frühling (In Spring), is one of my favorites. Level is pretty advanced, but there are still a few months left before Spring..a favorite performance, below.
Ric Burns' epic New York documentary stoked my interested in Irish Americans. Programming starts far in advance of concerts, and as I've been asked to include some Irish music on a concert in March, I made this brief transcription of the chorus. See also a bit from the documentary below.
Each term at Oregon State University I arrange new music for my Guitar Ensemble course. I liked how these two turned out enough to record them myself. Please enjoy.
Over summer, I went through a bit of a da Milano phase. Here are two Fantasies I recorded. Played on a Romantic guitar by Maxwell Sipe.
I've been working on Bach's late masterwork, the Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro (BWV 998) for a while, and recorded it last summer. I put the score to the recording in the video below.
Inspired by a scene from Bergman's Autumn