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Author: NathanShirley

NEW ALBUM | ONE HAND OR TWO?

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The new album is complete and available here.   The “simple” commissioned pieces evolved into not-so-simple pieces. These were a great challenge to write, learn, and record in a relatively short period of time (they total close to 20 min.). But I’m very pleased with the results and hope all of you will be too. I ended up grouping them into their…

STRANGE PIANO INSTRUMENTS DREAM WITH BROKEN HAND

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Last night I dreamt I was in some desert of New Mexico with red sand and rocks and massive cliff walls looming all around me. In this valley I was walking through there were a few shallow pools of water with strange flamingo like birds wallowing in the mud. I had been warned of dangerous animals, and on my way I encountered…

DVD | WHILE GOOD FOLK SLEEP

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I am happy to say the DVD version of my recent CD While Good Folk Sleep is being pressed as I write this, and should be ready to ship by the end of this week. The DVD contains all of the music from the album, filmed during the recording session and with bonus material including the piano piece Ballade, an alternate version of Mirrors, and a new music video for the title piece, produced by Kathy Fennell and already…

WHILE GOOD FOLK SLEEP | RECORDING SESSION

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This CD was made on an extremely tight budget and so I did not have the luxury of producing it in the conventional way. I had some technical knowledge and decided to take on the jobs of producer, recording engineer, graphic designer, etc (not to mention pianist!). It was a monstrous undertaking full of difficulties and near disasters, but in the end…

NEW ALBUM | WHILE GOOD FOLK SLEEP

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The new album is complete and available here. I’ve recently finished recording a new solo piano CD featuring music I’ve written over the past 10 years. For those of you familiar with the area, it was recorded in Brevard, NC at the Scott Concert Hall, home to the Brevard Music Festival. The CD may be purchased here on NathanShirley.com, or downloaded from Amazon, iTunes,…