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This section is intended just to make mention of my investment in music. I’m no concert pianist (haven’t performed in concert…yet–wink wink) but I’ve taken it seriously enough to teach myself taxing classical compositions since I was 14.

…Hey! I can play and sing like a boss.

(More playing clips in above video at 9:46)

(More singing clips in above video at 8:06)

(Me being sassy for 4 minutes in above video at 12:25)

My men of choice are Schubert, Chopins, Beethoven (typical, I know), Gounod, and Bach.  I hope to get Liszt under my belt as well…sometime when I have the time.

My women of choice (yes) are Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga…you know.

That aside…I compose too.  I actually began composing before I even knew about notes, which sounds absurd, but somehow it worked to great effect.  Now I write in grand staff like any other ‘music-person’.

So, this post will be a mixing bowl of some clips, classical alongside original.   These will be dated, fragmented, and quirky, but hey– it’s still something before I go for studio recordings. (Stay tuned for that…)  Further updates will be posted here.


 

More Recent Clip (Bit from allegro con fuoco ma non troppo)

More Recent Clip (Bit from Allegro)

Random Original

Wanderer Fantasie – 1st Movement  (Errors abound)

Wanderer Fantasie – 2nd Movement  (Whoop, more errors)

Franz’s Ave Maria

Mut Video of Fast Paced Musics (because why not)?

Random Original 2

Random Original Tres

Random Original 4

There are other clips floating about, some of which on my Instagram page.  The rest (Waterfall Etude, Moonlight Sonata) is in my head I’m afraid… I’ll have to film and get more clips up.

Ballad clip

Presto Clip

Instagram Singing Clips:

Oooh…What is this?

And this…

And thos

And thios

soiht ndA

Keep an eye out for updates of all sorts.

See you around,

Tom


My Novel

Book, Business, Literature, Novel, Story

That’s my pensive author face because I’m so deep.



Anyway, More About That

  Sure, vacillating between the visual art, illustration, architecture, music and literary industries like some sort of deranged omnisexual chameleon becomes hectic…

(you get the point)

…but I’ve committed to writing a novel anyway. Hundreds of thousands of words of preparation went into the foundation of the story, and finally I’ve reached the stage where I am systematically writing each chapter, a current sum of 65,000 words by the 14th.  Whoop.

It is a science-fiction with strong political undertones…and other things as well, to be specific.

In this section, I will post excerpts and updates regarding the book as I create it!  If you have questions about the characters, the story, and anything else related to this, feel free to comment here or reach out on social media and I will answer to the best of my ability.


We follow Daniel, a little boy residing in a byzantine place, whose curiosity begins to get the best of him as his cloaked guardians course through the halls of his dwelling like the peculiar blood coursing through his veins.  

Without further ado, here we have some very small, random excerpts for your palette:

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Hope you enjoyed the little taste.  So much was censored– wow, enticing.
I can’t share that many details (or even go as far as to reveal a detailed summary!) but I’ll be sharing more here.

Update as of 7/22/16:

I have decided to read more snippets from the book!  Enjoy if you hadn’t seen this already.

See you around,

Tom

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