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Introducing
SCORES FOR LIFE

 
 

My music has taken me to clubs, concert halls, and music festivals all over the world; and yet I find the deepest satisfaction improvising on the piano while a friend tells a story or dances, listening to nature sounds or while watching old home video footage. Scores For Life was created to amplify the emotional world of stories, situation and spaces. See and listen to examples below. For more information, to collaborate, or to submit materials for scoring contact me at wellshanley@gmail.com

 

SCORES FOR LIFE
Recent Work

ARCHIVAL FAMILY FOOTAGE

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This is an interview in which a high school girl and her aging grandmother discuss life, love, and family.  The source was an old cassette discovered in an attic nearly thirty years after the interview took place.  My process of scoring this beautiful piece is described in detail here.

REAL LIFE STORIES

Rachel Pater of Richmond Story House goes into the jails and works with inmates on their stories. I was fortunate to get to score some of them. This is a piano improvisation which I created in real time while listening to Shatema’s moving reflection on the idea of “moving on”.

NATURE INSPIRATIONS

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I have always been deeply moved by the sounds of nature.  I find it centering to improvise on the piano while listening to nature sounds, and the field recordings by my friend Matt Wyatt have been an inspiring source for these impromptu scores.  This one features a meadow on a late spring morning.

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NEW MUSIC

Outside Inside 
Solo Piano Album
Coming Fall 2019


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