Stories (album)

Track (Instrumentation):
Wood Elves (violins, looping, delay pedal)
Spinning Wheel (piano quartet)
Magic Lady (piano quartet)
Shincha (piano quartet)
Process of Forgetting (piano quartet)
A New Start (piano quartet)
White Lilies (piano quartet)
Lake Huron (piano quartet, electronics)
Paper Flowers (piano, violin, viola)
Unfolding (piano quartet)
Ithaca (piano quartet)
Concrete (piano quartet, electronics)
Impressions (piano quartet)
Rooftops (piano quartet, electronics)
Playground Day (4 hands piano, electronics)
Pulse (piano quartet, electronics)
Retrospect (piano, cello)
Road Tripping (piano quartet)
Dawn (violin, viola, electronics)
Arabesque (4 hands piano)

MFA Mid-Residence Recital- 11/29/16 - Full album performance
Performers: Chrysanthe Tan, Robert Perez, Kiara Ana Perico, April Guthrie

Description: Stories (2015) is my first album of chamber music for piano, strings, and light electronics. The album features twenty short pieces written during a tumultuous two years. From “Shincha” (about a friendship as ephemeral as the rare tea) to “Process of Forgetting” (written in the final week of a relationship) and “A New Start” (the first days of freedom), each piece is personal, naively transparent. Writing this album lifted me from a slump that had me questioning my musical future. Prior to Stories, I never dreamed of calling myself a composer, but by the end of the project, I knew I’d be writing music for the rest of my life.

Stories was recorded in Los Angeles, mastered by Mandy Parnell of Black Saloon Studios, and released on July 11, 2015. It is available on physical CD and on iTunesAmazon, Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and all major online retailers and streaming providers. 

7/10/15 Album Release Concert

7/10/15 Album Release Concert