My latest project is to realize John Milton’s Paradise Lost in songs that are mostly first takes and minimally instrumented/modified. The latest one is One Heart, One Soul:
I’ve just finished the first draft of Ludd’s Children, book #1 in a three-book series about love and robots. Now I’m recording songs inspired by it, as I’d originally thought of it as a musical, and am writing book #2 (Ludd’s Apology). I’m posting the songs here.
A musical experiment about physics & love
My first musical, Measurement, starts in 1887 and tells the story of Albert Michelson’s lifelong search to find proof of an aether that scientists believed filled the universe and connected everything from planets to people. The century that followed gave us relativity, abstract art, and two world wars instead. Some intrepid students at Beloit College helped craft the first public readings in late 2019 and now we’re looking for partners to bring it to the stage (for more information, please visit the Measurement website).
Here’s a rough demo of the closing number:
I continue to compose and record songs and here’s a recent example, entitled Concrete: