LETTERS TO MY FUTURE SELF
Released on Centaur Records January 2019
Read my interview in the Queens Gazette!
Letters to My Future Self (Centaur Records), my debut album of all original works will take you on a musical journey through the inside of my mind. This self-produced, self-composed, and self-recorded collection breaks preconceived notions of what a viola can do in a constantly-morphing soundscape of styles and genres. Some of the tracks are layered improvisations, while others are fully notated compositions (some of which I’ve also published). Aside from a few digital instruments, all of the sounds were created only with the viola, because let’s be honest, everything sounds better on viola.
While letters are typically messages sent through space, from point A to point B, mine are traveling through time, toward my own future self as a reminder that I have a voice worth hearing. Huge thanks to my cousin Jan de Hoog for his painting, which comprises the cover art. Big props to Rozhan Razman at Riro Muzik for helping bring my musical ideas to life on the digital end. Gratitude to my wife Nora Krohn, and friends Hamilton Berry and David Veslocki for making cameos. And lastly, thank YOU for listening
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With the help of a microphone and speakers, a powerful audio program, and intricately programmed auto-triggering loops and live-processing, I’ve transformed the album into a solo show filled with wild textures and layers you've never heard before.
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Other Viola Creations
Spreading "viola-vision" world-wide
What the heck is viola-vision? You'll have to listen to Endless Beautiful to find out. I was a featured guest on this wonderful interactive podcast centered around creating art while listening to soundscapes. Every episode contains a 15-minute soundscape created by the hosts. Listeners are encourage to draw, write, sculpt, or compose something in real time during the listening along with the hosts and guest. Listen to the episode and experience viola-vision for yourself through my on-the-spot creation here!