Music Theory & Composition

It was my love of systems that led me to music theory. In my free time, I take a break from the ephemera of tech and take some solace in this long enduring system, composing minimalistic pieces on my Roland Kiyola piano.

Light & Shadow

This piece started as an improvisation. What stood out to me was how it seemed to oscillate between a major and minor mode.


Sometimes I just hit record on the Kiyola and noodle around. The next day I listen over it and pull out bits that I think may be the start of an idea. This is one of those segments. It feels like it starts in the middle, but it has a really nice conclusion. Someday, I may develop this into a fuller piece, but for now there is something I like about it just as it is.