Considering The Circumstances

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler Person A: Hi, long time no see! How are you? Person B: Hi! Yeah, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well considering the circumstances, I’m not doing so great… Person A: Really? How come? Person B: Well,…

Daily Reminder

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler I have to remind myself Each and every day To take that risk And find my way We’re often told to live safely And keep our dreams small But never taking risks Is the biggest risk of all I ask myself…

What Is Wealth?

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler Is wealth the money in your pocket? Or the size of your bank account? Is it all the stuff we own? That sits in the attic, where nothing can be found? Or is wealth a kind, spontaneous gesture? By a perfect stranger…

A Zappa Concert By The NNO

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler Listen to the podcast of the concert that’s being reviewed below: http://www.nposoulenjazz.nl/colive/uitzending/541378 A few months ago, I heard of a symphonic concert on November 30, 2017, by the NNO (a Dutch…

The NAME Releases Fantastic New Album

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (the NAME) released a terrific new album, with contemporary pieces for plucked strings. On the album is also one of my own pieces, which is called The City Awakens. The album can be ordered through CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/newamericanmandolinensem Here…

Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble

I’m excited to announce that my new piece for the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) – Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble – got a first try-out performance at the Breadbox Theatre in Willimantic, CT, USA! It was very well received and the…