Vignettes. When I started doing this challenge, an Ephemera frequently consisted of a particular theme, repeated more or less for two hours. Sure, it got broken up, but it wasn’t really something I was paying attention to. Over the course of the near 14 years I’ve been doing these performances, I’ve thought about, and subsequently acted on telling more of a story during the show. Thus came the vignette, or a small idea exposited upon as part of the show. I suppose I’m up to about 40 main themes of which some are notably memorable, but I think there are now over 100 of the vignettes, each a little exposition of emotion, image, and thought. Tonight’s Ephemera builds upon a set of tracks last visited over a year ago, with the vignettes each built out more, little stories in their own right.

The series is still an exploration of improvisation, although I’ve built up a small arsenal of little pictures to try to illustrate my feelings while I play for you. It’s still all me, although the studio changes around me, and my moods change in spite of me, and my emotions get tugged around by my own music.

I hope you listen in and share in the journey, my little stories painting scenes via my music.

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