Very happy to say that I've just completed a new piece for Trumpet and Piano called BAJA MIDNIGHT.
This piece has been a dream to work on with my colleague Dr. Daniel Kelly, who commissioned this piece. He has asked that the piece be inspired by Film Noir, which has been a very fruitful source of inspiration for me. I imagined the uniquely dark black and white lighting of classic Film Noir cinematography styles and tried to reflect that in the music. Throughout the score, I have various scenes that create a narrative for the music (one of my favorite poetic aspects of composing). Examples include sections marked "Smoke", "Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow" and "Silk Stocking"
So far, I've received wonderful feedback from this collaborative effort and I'm looking forward to how this new project will unfold!
This piece will be premiered in January 2023! Stay Tuned!