music

In Music, an Essence

Sound evokes. Silence — the absence of sound — likewise evokes. There’s an intrinsic power in both. Both hold the essence of Tao. Music utilizes both sound and silence to kindle and impassion.

Both Forrest and I are accomplished musicians, and, even despite the fact that one of us is a classically trained performance artist and one is a modern contemporary composer, arranger, and musician, it works, and it works very well. It brings a lot of joy, and, joy, after all, is the reason for being.

Whether it’s Forrest’s original compositions or one of his arrangements of some long favorite, be it rock, blues, jazz, or classical, we play because we love to. It’s truly part of our lifeway, a genuine passion.

In time, we hope to share with you some of our performances of Forrest’s original compositions. Meanwhile, we’ll share some of Forrest’s arrangements of some cover tunes we play together. …Yes, we have a passion for music.

 

Carry On Wayward Son

This thematic tour de force by Kansas really shows off what we do. It has a bit of everything… intricate guitar parts, soaring flute melodies, tricky unison playing, and sections that demonstrate our use of effects on both instruments.

Forrest’s arrangement of Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son

 

Goodbye Brick in the Wall

Segue of Pink Floyd songs ‘Goodbye Blue Sky’ and ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part II’ arranged for electrified acoustic guitar and electrified acoustic flute.

Forrest’s arrangement of Pink Floyd’s Goodbye Blue Sky / Another Brick in the Wall Part II which we call Goodbye Brick in the Wall

 


Forrest’s arrangement of KISS’ Beth
Forrest’s arrangement of Jethro Tull’s Living in the Past
Forrest’s arrangement of Frank Zappa’s The Dog Breath Variations
Forrest’s arrangement and tempo choice of Bach’s Siciliano
Forrest’s arrangement of Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son
Forrest’s arrangement of Pink Floyd’s Goodbye Blue Sky / Another Brick in the Wall Part II which we call Goodbye Brick in the Wall
Forrest’s arrangement of Santana’s Oye Como Va