When I travel to other parts of the world, I often reflect on the journey by composing a piece of music that conveys an impression of my experience. Click the links below to read more about some of the places I've visited and the music that was inspired there.

CORK: Portugal

In September of 2022 I traveled to Portugal and traversed the country from the city of Porto in the north to the Algarve region in the south. This composition is inspired by my travels through the vast forests of cork…

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In May of 2021 I took a road trip and drove from Washington DC to Colorado. One of the highlights was visiting the town of Estes Park high up in the Rocky Mountains. Estes is the home of the infamous…

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Niagara Falls

Early in the pandemic of 2020 when virtually everything was closed, nature remained open. I drove from Washington DC to Niagara, NY where I composed this short piece after visiting the iconic natural wonder of "Niagara Falls". The video images…

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WATER SIGN: St. Thomas

In 2017, due to unforeseen weather circumstances (7 days of non-stop rain) I cancelled a camping trip in the Shenandoah Valley and instead flew down to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The way of life here is dictated by…

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ASCENT: Alaska, Norway, Colorado

One of my first professional gigs after graduating college was playing music on cruise ships. I did two contracts in Alaska and Europe on Princess and Cunard (The QE II) cruise lines. In Alaska we took a route known as…

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