Friday, April 24, 2020

Isolation - Joshua Trinidad, trumpet, & Stacy Fahrion, piano

I have deep respect for Joshua Trinidad and his music, and I'm excited to share this collaboration. Isolation features non-retrogradable/palindromic rhythms in the right hand of the piano part. The outer sections are in 5/4, and the middle section is in 9/8, in case you like to know such things.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Cascades - by Stacy Fahrion

"The snow is melting into music." ~John Muir
Cascades features a 5 against 3 polyrhythm.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Distant Bells - by Stacy Fahrion

Distant Bells is the first piece from my upcoming book, Polyrhythms for Pianists. The book has improvisation suggestions, instructional pages on how to play various polyrhythms, and 13 polyrhythmic etudes. Distant Bells is written in a way that makes 2 against 3 easy to play, and is in Phrygian mode.