Please join us on August 9, 7:30 PM at the Cafe in the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Ave, Somerville) for a concert of music for recorder and guitar. I’m so excited to be performing with my father, Michael O’Brien! We’ll be playing a varied program including some Baroque music, some new compositions, and some folk […]
Here are a couple more videos of my dad and me playing together. Like in the last post, I’m playing the Helder tenor and he’s playing a guitar he built. “Homeless” is a composition of my dad’s, which began life as a song; but this version has a recorder part instead of vocals. “Blackberry Blossom” […]
My dad and me, playing a song he wrote. He’s playing a guitar he built; I’m playing the Helder tenor.
Part 1: Cool feature the Helder comes with! (scroll down for Part 2: Cool feature of my own) There are lots of things I love about the Helder model, but one of them is the fact that the “roof” of the windway is interchangeable. By way of background, the channel you blow through on a […]
Just a quick update to say that my new album, “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder” is officially here and available. You can buy it from this site either as a download or as a CD, just click on “shop”. It will also be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and various other places, but that takes just […]
Hello everyone, I know it’s been a long time since the last update, but the album is finally finished! I can’t begin to thank all of you enough for your enthusiasm, support, and for all the contributions that have made this project possible. The physical CD’s are on their way, and I’m working on making […]
Welcome to my updated website! While you’re here, I hope you’ll check out my current project: an album of unaccompanied music for the Mollenhauer Helder modern tenor recorder. The video is a quick collection of excerpts from the first recording session. None of it is finished, edited, or anything; it’s just a quick taste of […]