From the recording Midwinter Fire
I had a crazy idea for this holiday season: I'm going to challenge myself to create a recording a day, to give my fans, friends, and family something hand-made by me to enjoy this month. It's a busy month, so I'm not sure how long I'll be able to stay with this concept, but I'm going to give it a shot!
"Midwinter Fire" is my first offering... This piece arrived totally spontaneously tonight (December 1st), after spending the day with my daughter crafting a medieval English-style longbow, using only hand-tools. Not my usual sort of project! I think the experience gave birth to a bit more rugged, aggressive musical imagery than the usual seasonal fare.