The Sun Shines Through You (Single just for Andrea Taroppi to download)

The Sun Shines Through You (Single just for Andrea Taroppi to download)

This is just #4, suitable for Andrea Taroppi to download, extracted from the album of 6 short pieces, The Evening Visitor.  To download, click on the little "Download All" which is just below and to the right of the picture...
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Inside the Lion's Throat

Inside the Lion's Throat

My greatest fear when I’m packing in wilderness areas is encountering a mountain lion.  I know how to avoid lightning, and am good at hanging my food to avoid bear encounters.  I don’t travel in highly populated grizzly...
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Pepper Chew's Balloons (1990)

Pepper Chew's Balloons (1990)

First I'll tell you about Janelle Pepper Chew (long), then I'll explain how I wrote these little pieces (short). I worked with Pepper in 1990-91 at Central Wyoming College.  She was Director of the TRIO Student Support...
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Small Bites

Small Bites

Small Bites is a collection of little experimental bits which I'm hoarding for use in longer pieces.   For my notes on how and why I wrote this strange little Pretzel Focaccia, click here....
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Our Great Friend Nook

Our Great Friend Nook

Nook the Magnificent Sheep was a 4-hour old bum lamb when he went to live with Savanah Salisbury, a young 4-H student.  For the first 6 months of his life, he lived in town, and became the darling of the neighborhood, going...
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Charlotte Dreams of Winnowing

Charlotte Dreams of Winnowing

A snipe is a bird which has the wonderful ability to soar down through the sky, making the air “winnow” through his tail feathers, producing a wonderful hu-hu-hu-hu-hu.  He will make huge loops over and over, supposedly to...
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The Evening Visitor

The Evening Visitor

For program notes and then technical details, please click here....
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Original recorded sounds

Original recorded sounds

Repository of all the original sounds I recorded for sounds used in my music....
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Sinister Ants (1990)

Sinister Ants (1990)

These three little pieces were written back in 1990 on my Ensoniq sampling keyboard with it's tiny 3 x 6 cm screen for the onboard recording sequencer.  (In other words--this was before my computer, Cubase, sound effect...
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Meadowlark for Warren

Meadowlark for Warren

For a detailed description, click on the three dots to the right of the title, Meadowlark for Warren, then View Details....
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A Frog's World of Love

A Frog's World of Love

I was reading an article about Arnold Lobel and his Toad and Frog books from The New Yorker by Colin Stokes when, strangely at the same time, my friend Mark sent me some sounds of frogs he had heard on a walk in his Iowa...
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The Rhubarb Stalks

The Rhubarb Stalks

My sister, pictured here with rhubarb from her garden, tapped out a couple sounds on those rhubarb flower stalks for me.  All the sounds you hear in "The Rhubarb Run" are from that initial tapping (which you can hear in the...
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Elk (ln The Mist)

Elk (ln The Mist)

For a description of how and why I wrote this, please click on the three dots to the right of the title, Elk, then View Details....
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Living With My Donkeys STAND ALONE VERSION

Living With My Donkeys STAND ALONE VERSION

This recently received the International Alliance of Women in Music Honorable Mention for the Pauline Oliveros New Genre Prize.  This is the Stand-Alone Version.  Click here for the Donkey Bray part for the Horn Version. You...
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