Detour

For my 3rd album, I thought that I wanted to record an album of Classical and Romantic repertoire. I had the pieces planned out and started recording but the first few recording sessions were difficult for various reasons. Other important details for the project were really hard to work out too, so it made me rethink my plans. This was repertoire that I love but there were too many things that seemed to be working against me. 

It did not bode well that these were some of my recording studio companions on the first two days of recording.

It did not bode well that these were some of my recording studio companions on the first two days of recording.

Instead of continuing with the project, I decided to abort plans for the album and change directions. I hope that some of the material I recorded can be released in the future in different or smaller packages but, for now, it's mostly time and money wasted. I guess I could have planned more carefully or taken more time to think it through but that's not my style. 


I recently listened to some of the material I recorded earlier this year to see if I can do something with them and found this single (unedited) take from February 3, 2014.

Friedrich Kuhlau "Grand Duo" Op. 30, Nr. 2, Adagio lagrimoso with clarinetist Cory Tiffin:

(Stream it or download it for free at meerenai.bandcamp.com!)


I've started again on the 3rd album and it will contain only contemporary music. I feel better about it already. I hope to release it sometime in 2015. 

Cory Tiffin

Clarinetist, good friend, and collaborator, Cory Tiffin has been fabulously too busy to make a website or maintain a bio online anywhere so I took it upon myself to write up a short bio for him right here.

Cory Tiffin is the principal clarinetist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He splits his time between Las Vegas and Chicago. In Chicago he teaches at the Chicago High School for the Arts and holds adjunct positions at DePaul University and Loyola University. 

(Once I find a good, up-to-date bio for him, I will link to it from here. Also, I only have goofy photos of Cory on my phone so this will have to do for now!)

Here's a little something we recorded earlier this year (More info on the project.):