27. September 2018
Out of the four tracks on the EP, ‘Senga’ was the first one I wrote. It’s the song that nudged me into thinking that there was more where that came from and that I was probably ready to write, produce and release a new set of songs (which ultimately resulted in the 'Send Me Your Daughter' EP). The song takes its name from the visual artist Senga Nengudi, best known for her abstract sculptures that combine found objects and choreographed performance. It was specifically Nengudi's R.S.V.P....
26. September 2018
‘Send Me Your Daughter’ is the third song on the EP, and also its title track. While I was writing this EP, someone dear to me passed away. She was a teacher and a mentor who touched many lives, mine included, and her sudden passing came as a shock. I will forever remember her as a beaming, bright-eyed and remarkably generous person who came into my life and bathed me in selfless encouragement during what was, for me, a very difficult time. Through her direct acts of kindness, diligent...
25. September 2018
‘Signorelli’, the second track on the EP, is named after Italian Renaissance painter, Luca Signorelli. Luca Signorelli was born in Cortona, Tuscany around 1445-1450 (the precise date is uncertain). I first came in contact with his work as a small child, visiting the Orvieto Cathedral (in Orvieto, Italy) which houses Signorelli’s larger-than-life frescoes (a “fresco” is a painting done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling). The frescoes were painted from 1500-1503...
24. September 2018
‘Woundlicking’ is the closing track on the EP and the first instrumental song I’ve ever released. Every song has a different way of coming into being and for ‘Woundlicking’, the seed was the harp. I was watching a movie at home one evening (I wish I’d written down what movie it was but my guess is that it was a documentary, I watch many of those) and somewhere during the film a tidbit of music, featuring a harp, was layered in. It was a brief and fleeting moment in the film, but it...