I just wanted to tell you about some of the musical things I’m looking forward to this year.
First, I’m planning a new solo piano CD, tentatively titled “My New England”. It’s been a long time since I recorded a solo CD, based on nature scenes and sounds. I have lived here in New England for most of my life, and I’m looking forward to writing songs full of New England flavor–the mountains of Vermont, the forests of New Hampshire, the pounding surf of Rhode Island–all of it. It’s a endless source of inspiration, and I am eager to try to capture some of the spirit with my piano.
Another project I’m excited about is the creation of a major theatrical production with Alison Chase Performance, one of the most exciting new dance companies in the US. We’re working on a full length piece which will be debuted this year. It’s astonishing to see it on a stage. Truly breathtaking. Stay tuned for further details.
And speaking of details, I’ll be keeping in touch with you, my friends and supporters, through regular blogs like this on my website, as well as on Facebook. I’ll keep you posted on what I’m up to. As many of you know, the life of a musician is often quite unconventional and surprising, and frequently just plain hilarious. My life is no exception. so check in regularly to get a peek into what’s happening.
What I like best about writing a little blog like this is that it is an invitation for you to respond and become part of the conversation, and part of my career. I cordially invite you to write with opinions, suggestions, critiques (just be kind!), and anything else you might want to share with me and/or other listeners. Who knows where it could lead to? Let’s try it and see. You can write to me here on the blog, or by private email if you’d prefer. My email address is Paul@rivermusic.com.
Off we go into a New Year–may it bring us all some joy, some new life, some relief from our burdens, and the pleasure of wonderment!