It was my great pleasure to create music as part of the Wilsonville Festival of Arts parade.
Here is a clip: https://www.facebook.com/wilsonvillefestivalofart/videos/2321606588157366/
Journey to the House of Love- a work in progress- a picture book with music and videos.
The picture book will have some of the text below with paintings and drawings by Christopher Shotola-Hardt. A digital version will have music and videos. Live interactive performances with also occur.
Journey to the House of Love. It starts by walking down the street.
There is nothing quite so beautiful as waking up to bird songs and sunlight through your window. Time to get up and walk!
We see a little bluebird fluttering above as we walk.
It isn’t long before we come upon some sidewalk dancers.
We see the King of 1 String sitting on a bench, playing his 1 String Thing instrument.
Two walking elephants join us for a while.
And, lo and behold, here comes a band, walking through our neighborhood.
The band comes and goes. We then come to a street fair. The fair is full of animals.
We walk over a bridge. We see the river below and the mountains in the distance.
We walk into a tunnel and come out into a baseball park. We hear the crack of a bat hitting a ball. We hear the roar of the crowd. We see the green grass and the infield clay.
The game is done. As we begin to walk home, we suddenly see dark clouds in the sky. We see lightning. We hear the roar of thunder. We are walking in the rain.
We walk in the cold rain and think of all the people who need a warm house of love. We sing as we walk. We see a rainbow. The clouds lift. We're almost home.
My Family of Sculptures is now complete! You can scroll down to see (and hear some of them too).
I will be a visual artist at the Joshua Tree Music Festival in California in May, installing my playable Family of Musical Sculptures for all to enjoy: https://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/visual-arts
A short film for children and adults, with live and recorded performances: