Here are a bunch of my piano pieces-five rags and an etude. The inspiration for them was Bolcom's Ghost Rags, which come about as close to the status of modern "classics" in the traditional sense of the term of any pieces I know.

 

They can work as a set in the order they appear or by themselves.

 

I've played them around at various places-at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, at Hartt School, at New Music New Haven and at various political functions and fund raisers over the past few years and in people's living rooms.

 

Lullaby was written for my friend Kirsten and Joe and their new son Yates. Probably the straightest rag of the bunch. 

 

Second Childhood was played on tour by the great pianist Lisa Moore last year.

 

"Less than one" was written as a memorial to my old teacher at Michigan Bill Albright who I still miss a lot.

 

Rozology was written for my mother's 75th birthday in a version for violin and piano.  The piano version has been done by the Boston pianist Judy Gordon.

 

Etude 2000 needs a better pianist than me, and I've finally gotten on to take it on-Kate Boyd who programmed it and is recording it also.

 

Actually, so does "for Barbara" (written for my old piano teacher Barbara Shearer). No one besides me has played this one so far.