“Service” – New Piano Video

I wanted to share a recent recording of a piece I wrote called “Service”. Usually each day I try to write at least one new piece, song or progression. This was a personal favorite and I was going to only record the main theme. But at the last minute I decided to improvise after the theme to see if anything cool would happen. Let me know what you think!

Stream and save it on Spotify here:

New Online Teaching Materials

Music teachers and students are just like everyone else during this chaotic time… We’re all trying to keep each other safe while moving lessons and classes online. I’ve been teaching online for over three years and love it – I’ve come to learn that it has several advantages over in-person lessons. But students and teachers making this switch with no warning or planning is not the ideal way to venture into the world of online teaching.

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Downtempo Synth and Piano Remix of Claws

Since I had the stems to Charli XCX’s “Claws” I used them to experiment with some emo chords with synths and pianos to create a downtempo version. You can download it for free here…

 

I hope you like it!

New Remix of Charli XCX’s “Claws”

Here’s a new remix I did this week of Charli XCX’s new song “Claws”. She released the stems (individual tracks) online this week so people could create new versions. Charli and her production team with AG Cook have been really inspiring to me over the past couple of years. It was really fun to work on this.

It’s available here for free download if you like it or want to share it…

 

You can check out the original version here:

Creating Art During Disruptive Times Finding Our Center Amid the Chaos

The last several weeks and upcoming weeks (and possibly much more) have put a huge strain on the world. Everyone is rightly concerned about staying healthy, staying employed, staying sane while managing this unprecedented time we find ourselves in.

Several of my students and friends who depend on being creative for their livelihoods have been struggling with getting into the space required to create their art. This is very stressful when you can’t get in the right frame of mind despite having all the time and space in the world to create or continue new works. » Read more

New Music – “Tri” A three part invention of sorts

I just posted a new ambient, electronic piece that was recorded this week. It is three parts that are gradually manipulated in various ways over the course of the piece. I hope you like it!

If you can’t see the player, click here to take a listen.

New Music – “Seens”

I released new music today. For the past few months I’ve been in a deep dive into the world of sound design and synthesis. It’s pretty overwhelming but I thought I would share a song I made a few days ago while learning some new equipment.

This one took a cinematic turn as I was improvising over the original chord progression. I hope you enjoy!

 

If you can’t see the player and want to check it out, click this link – https://michaelstegner.bandcamp.com/track/seens

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