Your Turn to Roll

I was considering how to build upon the success of my Formula 1 video, and coincidentally, Countermeasure was looking for a fun new project, and that happy confluence is how this next video was born. To get in on the excitement of their ground-breaking Kickstarter, we decided to do a cover of Critical Role’s theme song, Your Turn to Roll.

The project was Elana’s brainchild, and she recruited me to do the arrangement. I threw it together and we recorded and released it within two weeks, and got a great amount of traction and recognition from within the community. Very exciting!



New Piano Solo!

Back in the fall, I wrote a piece called Subtlety Is Not Your Specialty, for Soup Can Theatre's production of Circle Jerk. The line was given to me as inspiration, so I wrote a lovely piece for piano, flute and cello - and then the clarinet comes in an stomps all over it.

I was kind of sad that the piece ends up ruined by the clarinet, so I adapted it for piano solo, in which the original pleasant piece doesn't get interrupted - and decided to just name it Subtlety, since the spirit of the original title was no longer there.

It was an interesting experience, trying to condense a piece for four instruments into a solo. I find a lot of my piano writing tends to be simple, because I write what I can play immediately while sitting in front of the piano. This was different - since I was trying to conserve as many of the original instrumental lines as possible, it ended up being much more difficult than the piano music I usually write. A fair bit of practice went into being able to play it properly!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!