I premiered this piece on March 8th, 2020 at Arizona State University, five days before we all went into lockdown due to COVID-19. To me, it is very much the sound of the pandemic and the unsettled feeling we’ve all experienced, especially in those early days. How many times have you heard the word “liquidity” casually used over the last six months? You’d be surprised…
I’m running my sax through my computer to add effects, then through a loop pedal to create the layers. This is 100% live, nothing was pre-recorded or overdubbed (with the exception of the first layer at the beginning, which was put on the loop pedal before the video recording started to prevent feedback issues). A lot gets lost in the recording, so I hope to get a chance to perform this for you in the very near future! In the meantime, the studio recording of this piece will be added to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all other major streaming platforms before the holidays. Please share your feedback through danmoroz.com and stay healthy out there!
Five years ago, thanks to a bequest from the Estate of Donald and Mildred Drew, the DGMC donated a new Feurich Concert I grand piano to the Downers Grove Public Library. DGMC dedicated the new piano with a concert intended to show off the new instrument, and the first piece on that program was Debussy’s "Clair de lune," performed by Chris Garofalo. What a fitting way to kick off our our webconcert series!View performance
Back in high school, Gabby won 1st place in the Junior Competition of the DGMC Piano Festival & Competition, and subsequently she received a Rising Stars Award from DGMC. Last spring, she graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Film and Television, and she has been doing a great deal of composing, performing and creating music. She has shared this video from a concert in December of 2019.View performance
In August of this year, Louise released Two Gardens, a CD of original compositions celebrating the two paths of growth for parents and their children. Louise has shared a video recording from her album release show. We will also be sharing another song from Two Gardens later in the DGMC concert series.View performance