Patty Cake

A solo piano reflection on Pushing It and Wiggling.

Fat Ring Finger

Somewhere Out There interrupted by Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) in tone clusters, Love and Marriage as an ominous ostinato underlying Wouldn't It Be Nice, and a concluding swirl of Lavender's Blue.

Awkward Waltz

No nursery rhymes were harmed in the creation of this waltz.

Heteronormative Ghost Town

Take me down to the heteronormative city where the grass is green...

Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads?

People have said that lullabies are the space to sing the unsung, a place to say the unsayable. You’re alone. Nobody is listening, and you can express the feelings that are not okay to express in society. ~Andrew Pettit

Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads? | PBS NewsHour

Whimsically Macabre Music at Above The Trees Festival (north of San Francisco) on Friday August 8th!

So excited for my upcoming performance at an adult summer camp! The program is all decided. All that's left is figuring out what to wear... 

Sacrificial Barbie

Aqua’s 1997 hit, “Barbie Girl,” voted the number one most annoying song of the 1990s by Rolling Stone, together at last with “Wrecking Ball,” the most menacing part of “Blurred Lines,” and asymmetrical accents inspired by “Dance of the Adolescents” from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Spindly Spiders 2 (Planning stages of CD project!)

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” keeps trying to crawl out from the depths of some hellish water spout along with “Three Blind Mice” running around and a little sprinkle of “Rain, Rain, Go Away.”

Noisy Flower

“Flower” by Liz Phair and some other things in the style of Mozart. 

Tainted Teapot

Like an Ox in a Teapot Shop. “Tainted Love” and “I’m A Little Teapot” along with “Ox-Cart” from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Take note of the totally unnecessary cross-overs that show off how easily I would fit in a straightjacket.  

Frustration (you can't get what you want in a small world after all)

This piece is all about unrequited love between Mick Jagger and animatronic Disney dolls.

A Devastating Compliment

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by the Eurythmics and Mozart’s Requiem and “All the Pretty Little Horses.”