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…

Pray like a Gourmet: A Book Review

Originally posted on rAwe:
Pray like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul by David Brazzeal One chapter into this book and I was already forming my review: This book wasn’t what…

An Outdated Birthday Gift

I had a great birthday party this year. Since my good friend, also named David, celebrated his 40th year just one day after my 60…we decided to celebrate together our 100 years of… Continue reading

130 Ribbons

I am very grateful for the opportunity (and permission) to create this “hommage” of 130 purple ribbons to the 130 victims of the atrocities in Paris (November 13, 2015). We also held a… Continue reading

House Concert with John Featherstone

Baguettes and Boulangeries

This past weekend I attended a weekend retreat with friends in this cute little cottage in Normandy. On the first morning while trying to cut into a crusty baguette left over from the… Continue reading

Pope’s Popularity

I realize I’m a few days late in riding the Pope Frenzy generated by his recent trip to the USA accompanied by wall to wall coverage on CNN (International version at least). But… Continue reading

New Sounds

Perhaps you are like me – I have rather strange tastes in music. What I like doesn’t easily fit in the pre-designed genre niches established by the music industry. When I log onto… Continue reading

Back in France

Sanan and I have taken a little time away from this blog to transition back to France. We are once again enjoying warm baguettes from the boulangerie and fresh cheese from the marché. We… Continue reading

Street Music from Montreal – Beatle Covers

This is why I love Montreal…walking back from the Jazz Festival we come across these guys.

What is Technology is Doing to Us?