I created this playlist based on the inspiration of music from many different generations of time. The songs are from Ancient Greece, the Byzantine and Gregorian periods, folk songs, Gospel, music from the 20th century, and modern composers of today. For me, they inspire a searching for God in the world in which we live. Some are hopeful, some sad, some inspirational, all reflecting our day to day lives and struggles on earth.
I love the feelings evoked from the songs, even the purely instrumental ones, as they inspire a mood I try to create in my pieces. And because my art is about bridging the past, present, and future I like the contrast of the various sounds that go with this recurring theme of life, death, and afterlife.
This playlist inspired my recent work, and it will play during the Fordham exhibition and many others.