I conducted the interviews, shot the video & photographs, recorded the audio, composed and recorded the music, and edited this charming short featuring the kids of Livermore Valley Charter School. Music only link below. Enjoy!
Glenn Gould’s interpretation of Bach is so definitively his own. One of the things I love so much about Bach is the distinct absence of phrase-markings, dynamics, and tempos. It fits in with the idea of Bach The Improvisor.
Bach gives us the important information (what notes to play, and for how long to play them) and the rest is up to the performer. Each time you play, it is an act of improvisation.
The line between “classical” and “jazz” is only there because there are those who would profit from their segregation.
Enjoy this new classic Christmas song. This is a rough draft, powered by MIDI with stock orhchestral sounds from Apple. Expect a professional recording this season or next. Thanks for listening, and please feel free to download and/or share. For my musically-inclined friends, Click Here for a Leadsheet in the key of C. Hit me up if you want a different key, and I’ll send it to you.
(lyrics below) Continue reading
An audio essay presented by Crisman Richards. Narrated by Janet Richards, written & with music by Graham Richards.
Here’s the Kickstarter video that started it all, created with construction paper, an iPhone, and a lot of hard work. We are still several thousand dollars shy of our goal, so help us out if you can! Continue reading
We have begun kickstarter fundraising for our enhanced eBook “Uncle Ogre & Great-Aunt Ghost: Climbing My Haunted Family Tree.”
Stop by our kickstarter page to watch the video and please help back us if you can!
Stay tuned here at Piano, Yeah! and at CrismanShow.com for updates, special audiobook essays, and musical releases.
Here’s an older recording of me playing one of my favorite songs, “I Cover The Waterfront” by Johnny Green/Edward Heyman
(lyrics after the jump)