Solo Piano Music
New Single: "A Matter of Time"
Premiered by the composer at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., “A Matter of Time” is a story of finding hope while waiting for something you’re not sure will ever happen. Drawing on influences of Debussy, Chopin, and George Winston, this flowing solo piano piece features memorable melodies with a backdrop of lush harmonies and compelling rhythms.
"A Matter of Time" received a nomination for 2022 Song of the Year by the red carpet event the Wavy Awards.
Behind the Piece
The title "A Matter of Time" is a reference to my journey through the neuroimmune illness, ME/CFS. Three years ago, around the time I started composing the piece, my life was suddenly turned upside down. I caught a virus, and I didn't recover.
I had to abandon my conservatory master's degree program because of this illness. At twenty-four years old, I became a wheelchair user. With no FDA-approved treatments for ME/CFS, I was told to rest and wait and hope that I might get better––that recovery, if it ever happened, would be, "a matter of time."
Hope wasn't an easy thing to come by at first, but I chose to keep going. Today, I live my best life as a composer, pianist, and audio engineer who just happens to be disabled. Time will always keep moving forward, and so will I.
The second track on my solo piano album Airborne, "Equinox" is a piece of contrast and change. I wrote this composition over five months, beginning at the end of a summer and finishing at the start of winter, so the name literally reflects the composition journey. Also, at the time, I was seventeen--a time of major life transitions, and it is this sense of change and juxtaposition that permeates the piece.
From Upcoming Album Hematite (2023)
In 2023 I plan to release my second solo piano album, Hematite. It will feature ten of my original compositions that I also perform, record, and engineer myself. Here are the first singles that are on it:
I completed my first solo piano album, Airborne, in 2013, after my senior year of high school. I not only composed and performed every piece on the album, but I did all of the recording and engineering myself, too. It was a solo album in every sense!