Mapping the Musical Genome (2011)
Program Note
Typically, music is composed by organizing a set of available tones and their octave displacements in such a way that the music expresses a particular quality, idea, or set of emotions.

In these piano pieces, however, rather than using the 12 tones of the chromatic scale as a means of outwardly expressing music, I am intentionally focusing the listener's attention inwardly on the fundamental elements of the musical scale itself, its modal variations and interval relationships including the Natural Harmonic Series.

I liken the 12 tones of the chromatic scale to the 4 DNA chemical base pairs that, organized in combination, have evolved to create all life forms,including the human genome.