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The relational ethics of church music.
Music is an “indispensable” aspect of Protestant Christian worship, to use Brian Wren’s term (2000, 48). Yet it is also perceived as one of the most divisive aspects of that activity, with scholars, practitioners, and ...
The Glimmer on the Scorched Earth.
Throughout my childhood, I’ve always found myself gravitating towards war time movies. I revel in them not only because of the extremely breathtaking and dramatic storyline and the costly hi-tech visual and sound effects, ...
Church music through the lens of performance : the embodied ritual of sacred play.
Scholars who address religious music making in general, and Christian church music in particular, use “performance” in a variety of ways and under varying constellations of assumptions, creating confusion around the term ...
"Fantasy of the Desert" for full orchestra.
"Fantasy of the Desert", is a full orchestral piece inspired by travelling in the desert near my hometown. Generally speaking, I intend to depict the different scenes when it is sunny, windy, and stormy. For this goal, I ...
Fantasies and delusions : Billy Joel's turn and return to classical music.
In 2001, the release of Fantasies and Delusions officially announced Billy Joel’s remarkable career transition from popular songwriting to classical instrumental music composition. Representing Joel’s eclectic aesthetic ...