Faith in Ailao Mountain – Finding Faith

Faith in Ailao Mountain is the first documentary I’ve written music for. It examines the cost of China’s one-child policy on the caregivers whose job it was to carry out the policy. It is a personal story between the filmmaker, Zhang Ci, and her mother, who was one such caregiver. The documentary is set in the Ailao Mountains in Yunnan Province where many people …

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18 Birds in a Winter Sky

This song was inspired by a dream I had in which I was walking through a snowy landscape, alone beneath a dark, foreboding sky. I caught a glimpse of a flock of black feathered birds high above the clouds. As I watched them glide silently through the winter sky, I heard music. At that moment, I woke up with the …

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Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

One evening early in 2009 my wife played me a podcast of the actor John Lithgow recorded on the PBS show Bill Moyers Journal. During the show he recited several poems, but I was struck by one in particular – “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The poem resonated with me, particularly …

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Resurrection

Resurrection features my music and the soaring, captivating vocals of Akasa. Through her mesmerizing, powerful performance, Akasa lifts the song to an exalted level, her voice working its healing power on the listener. Akasa’s talent is a rare gift, and it is beautifully showcased in this song. About Akasa Akasa is a singer, songwriter, performance artist, and conceptualist of positive-message …

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