Um Conto de Natal Brasileiro

Por David Brazzeal English version can be found here. O pastor grisalho limpa o suor de sua testa. “Em resumo: manteremos as coisas do mesmo jeito do ano passado, ‘tá bom? A programação… Continue reading

Newest Labyrinth

For the past few days I’ve been engaged in a very fun creative project. It’s a labyrinth for an off-Art Basel event in Wynwood, Miami. The other day I tested it out in… Continue reading

Poppy Ackroyd – RESOLVE

From my LIKE LIST: Poppy Ackroyd!!! If you don’t know about Poppy yet, well, consider this your introduction. This woman from Brighton, UK is amazing. Her music is upbeat, playful and energetic. Check… Continue reading

Minquiers by Minihi

from my Like List I love the joyfulness of this piece. Just makes me feel good. Give it a listen. SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/3fPjTevbs1gCDorMjymahc?si=fSNhFycOSKKBSt1sml5orw APPLE: https://music.apple.com/us/album/minquiers/1555429779?i=1555429796 PANDORA: https://pandora.app.link/QqsCu5KzGub From time to time I’ll share a… Continue reading

Blood flow

Music from my Like List: Bloodflow by GrandbrothersI love the drive and energy in this piece. It really gets me going. Interesting how the piano is principally used as a percussion instrument. Spotify:… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo

Welcome to November!Welcome to NaNoWriMo!Or National Novel Writing Month Although it was conceived to encourage young writers to write, this old writer wants to accept their challenge this year. You see, I’ve had… Continue reading

My Compassion Manifesto

This Rumi quote is going to become my theme, not for just this year, but for the next several years “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life… Continue reading

A Brazilian Christmas Tale

A Brazilian Christmas Tale Story by David Brazzeal The gray-haired pastor wiped the sweat from his brow. “So, in summary, we’ll keep things just as they were last year, ‘ta bom?  The Christmas… Continue reading

Labyrinth @ Mary Brandon Park

String Play

Another piece of music for modern dance…..I give you String Play.

Opening Up

Check out my new piece for modern dance – OPENING UP. I see it as a calm-in-the-midst-of-chaos type piece. We CAN find moments of transcendence in the middle of the craziness.  

Brive’s Medium Length Film Festival

I enjoyed another season of the FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA DU BRIVE. It is a cool little festival of medium-length films, that’s from about 30-60 minutes. It’s enough time to get across a pretty… Continue reading

TE DEUM – Latin/English/French-Jazz/Classical

Check out this “in progress” video filmed during the choral recording of John Featherstone’s TE DEUM. It is an amazing work in 3 languages and melange of classical, jazz and gospel styles. Truly… Continue reading

Sweet Thing – Really Touching Video by my Friend Laura Llorens

Poésie Block-out Poetry

This weekend we had another wonderful ART PARTY here in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. One of the activities was a table dedicated to Block-out (or Black-out) Poetry. Block-out poetry is done by ripping out of… Continue reading

Afternoon Fun

Music for modern dance written for the Demetrius Klein Dance Company DIY Projects of West Palm Beach, FL in 2016

Some Kind of Morning

Music for modern dance used by choreographers Demetrius Klein and Gina Buntz in 2016

Art Party – modern dance music

This past weekend we had a fabulous ART PARTY chez nous! It featured my recently composed music for a modern dance company in South Florida. But, knowing that would be a bit boring… Continue reading

My First Coffee Cupping

This week I attended my first Coffee Cupping.

I love it — love it — love it!!

Pray Like a Gourmet is one of the most exciting and delightful books on prayer that I have ever read! Absolutely love this book!! Absolutely a 5++++!!

25 Year Anniversary of HCC

25 years ago in Brazil, I played a role in the most grand musical project of my lifetime – The creation of a new Hymnal for Brazilian churches. We called it the Hinário Para Culto Cristão.

7+7+7+7= a Modern Dance Project

I’m really proud to be collaborating again with the Demetrius Klein Dance Company. I’ll be providing all of music for the Seven Dances, Seven Minutes, Seven Choreographers and Seven Spaces portion of this… Continue reading

Just – Inspiration from the Song of Songs

This piece of minimalist vocal music from David Lang has quickly become my favorite piece of music. Besides being an amazingly enchanting piece of music, what David Lang is doing with the text… Continue reading

New Year Speed Bump *

Originally posted on Mud at the wall:
I drag my case over the man-made border Between one year and the next A sleeping policeman Lying in the road Marks time in yellow and…