Favorite blog posts, January 2024

See the woodwind blogs I’m following, and suggest others!

Using electronic harmonization with woodwinds

In a recent recital I performed my own arrangement of Ravel’s Boléro for multiple woodwinds soloist using electronics, with piano and snare drum. I used electronics to try to approximate some of Ravel’s harmonies (and timbres), and used what in my mind are three different techniques, which I’ll try to outline here. In performance, I … Read more

Recital videos, August 2023

I’m pleased to share videos from my recent Delta State University faculty recital.

Favorite blog posts, June 2023

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, June 2023 edition.

Favorite blog posts, May 2023

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, May 2023 edition.

Favorite blog posts, March 2023

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2023 edition.

Experiments with electric woodwinds

I’ve been having fun with woodwinds enhanced with pickups or microphones. (If you’re interested in natively-electronic instruments like wind controllers, I’ve written about those elsewhere.) I still have a lot to learn about working with electronics. But here are a few observations in case anyone finds them helpful. Which instrument(s) to use? I find lower-pitched … Read more