Notes of Note: Welcome

Welcome to this page, which I’m viewing as a moveable feast as I work on my next book, a historical novel, which does include a harrowing ship journey by sea undertaken by a humble but gutsy instrument … Read more…

Minimalist Music for Guitar Plus

The closing concert for the sixth season of the Guitar Plus chamber music concert series took place March 27th at Symphony Space in New York City featuring a program of minimalist music written and transcribed … Read more…

Notes of Note: Where Did the Vowels Go?

The Guitar  Where did the vowels go? I replaced them in the title graphics with the following items: 1.  Fretboard of a Les Paul Gibson Standard. 2.  A Damp-it, a guitar humidifier.  It’s a piece … Read more…

Bats & Umbrellas

A track called Bats & Umbrellas from Smoke & Steel with a view overlooking the front lawn of West Dean College in Chichester, UK, where it was inspired.  I attended a guitar festival here several … Read more…

Moth

“Moth” is my most recent animated video, completed this past December.  The track is from EMPIRE OF LIGHT.  If you would like to purchase this track from the iTunes Store, it is available here and … Read more…

Celil Refik Kaya, Suzanne D'Addario, Janet D'Addario, Junhong Kuang, Jim D'Addario at Carnegie Hall

Kaya & Kuang at Carnegie Hall

This past autumn, Chinese guitarist Junhong Kuang and Turkish guitarist Celil Refik Kaya presented their Carnegie Hall concert debuts as part of the D’Addario Performance concert series. Kuang is the youngest to ever perform in … Read more…

Fog

A few photos of bright yet smoky, incandescent light taken outside my windows earlier this winter.  Besides working on a new book (a historical novel), the “Julia” tab on the top menu of this blog … Read more…

Roses in October

Animated video “Roses in October,” from Julia’s album EMPIRE OF LIGHT. If you would like to purchase this track from the iTunes Store, it is available here, thanks!!;

My First Guitar book cover

Why I Wrote My First Guitar

I could give you many geeked-up reasons with spectacles shoved halfway down my nose for what motivated me to write this book.  Somewhere on the mental back burner, I did ponder these interviews in the … Read more…