Writing music by yourself can be lonely and isolating. That’s why I loves to work with other people as frequently as I can. Here is some music made in collaboration with other musicians and producers.
One of my most frequent collaborators is Kirk Pearson and his Bit Ensemble. Together, we have worked on dozens of projects including works for classical ensembles, commercial projects, and collaborative songwriting. You can find Kirk and the Bit Ensemble’s work here.
Pollinate is one of our first collaborations. It has been featured on multiple podcasts and online radio stations.
A Man Disappeared Once
A Full length EP written and produced by Kirk Pearson and myself with the help of many, many musicians. The Man Who Went Missing (third track on the album) has been featured on Blocsonic’s Netbloc compilation playlist.
My contribution to Kirk’s EP, “The Curious Case of Agloe, NY” chronicling the story of the almost real city Agloe in upstate New York.
Feverdreams of a Young Auctioneer
After a long and unsuccessful day, the tired and weary young auctioneer is plagued with uneasy dreams of his soon to be career. Performed by Alec Lindsay (violin), Linda Numagami (viola), and Kirk Pearson (Cello).
I also love to work closely with Boston based soprano Nina Guo whenever she can. We have done multiple projects and collaborations over the years.
The American Dream (for soprano, harp, and an increasing larger ensemble)
This is a song cycle written by me for Nina Guo and performed by Nina Guo for me. This piece takes the text from three 1950s PSA to create a strange, americana-esque song cycle. The two worked closely during the process of creating this piece.
A fun “Pre-concert Lecture” before one of Nina’s performances done in traditional a cappella death metal fashion . It carries a heavy moral for all concert goers.
Katy Perry’s Hot N’ Cold cover performed on speakerphone and toy piano
In this recording, I (at the time residing in Boston) call my father who lives over 4,000 miles away in Poland, and connect my phone to the speakers in the room. My father then reads aloud the lyrics to Hot N’ Cold live while I perform “alongside” him on the toy piano.