And the name is…Inspire?

InspireInspire: A Concert Of New Music

Inspire is what I am temporarily calling a concert, of new compositions, I am planning to present in  October 2017.

Inspire is definied as: to breathe in;  to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

A New Level of Creativity and Inspiration

The music I am composing for this program inspires me. My study and the constant practice of composing has brought me to a new skill level and a new level of creativity – a new ability to express myself and to let my soul speak.

Inspire Yourself

My music is intended to evoke an experience of art or nature. Recall a time when you engaged an experience of nature or art or music. The experience evoked passion and spirit and was uplifting.  When you choose to engage an experience, your creative energy is stimulated and you inspire yourself.

Genre Defying Narrative Music 

The music I am writing is difficult to categorize. It might be called jazz or classical or cinematic or avant-garde or modern jazz or chamber jazz or relaxation music or all of the above.  It includes soaring melodies, jazz harmonies, synchopated rhythms, orchestral sounds and some classical forms.

I get my inspiration for the pieces I compose from my experiences of art and nature and life. And so, the music paints a picture or tells a story of these things in tones and rhythms. The experiences will touch you in some way and you will be inspired and inspire yourself.

A Composer’s Journal

I will blog about my experiences of creating this music and overcoming both the creative challenges and the challeges of production and marketing. Perhaps along the way the right name for this event will emerge. your suggestions are welcome at info@josephliberti.com.

First Friday Inspiration

FluteDaddy Trio at FAC and About First Fridays

On May 5 from 5:30PM  to 7:30 PM FluteDaddy Trio will perform at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for the first Friday celebration of Art.

Bassist Jason Crowe and newcomer guitarist Joe Gacioch will join me for some fresh jazz sounds. I will be playing my new, black, “electrified” flute, introduced at Motif Jazz Cafe last week, for the performance.

We will be in the Deco Lounge which has recently received an acoustical upgrade with the installation of sound conditioning panels. Here’s Jason and Joe at Ricos:

First Fridays – The Creative Experience

Preparing to play at FAC got me to thinking about the “First Friday” experience. Chances are you have been on the first Friday art walk, making the rounds of local galleries, seeing new art, often new entertainment and meeting friends old and new.

Perhaps I have met you there.
I’m the shy type. I have to push myself into connecting and conversing. And I am so glad I do.  My contact with people at first Fridays has been enriching. I learn. I am inspired and I have some new friends.

I have recognized that when I engage first Friday, I tap into the very soul of creation. And, into the very soul of community. My experience is fulfilling! My experience is profoundly inspirational!

A hanging free-form sculpture at Cottonwood Center For The Arts inspired  me to write Butterfly Zone, fourteen pieces of music that I performed with the chamber jazz quintet in January. of moments!

A large blue painting by Suz Stovall now hanging at the wonderful gallery G44 on 8th Street inspired my current project: A collection of modern jazz based on art that will be performed in early October 2017. The first piece,  Blue Abstract #1. represents my initial and extended experience of engaging with her painting.

I encourage you to savor First Friday Art  one Colorado Springs great cultural events.

If you are an artist – Go
If you are an art lover – Go
If you enjoy meeting interesting people – Go
If you want to be inspired – Go!

FluteDaddy and the Trio hope to see you at FAC Friday May 5.

Be well,

Joseph Liberti

Flute and Cello Voices Sing Dramatically

Last year I started adding cello to my compositions because the flute and cello voices sing dramatically together.

For years I have kept an online journal to aid my development. The programMy online journal periodically sends me random posts from the past. They are always interesting to revisit, and aid personal and professional growth. Today I received a past entry that recalled the first time I wrote parts for cello for the second Ladder To The Moon concert at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in August last year.

cello and flute perform beautifully togtherComposing and performing that concert helped stimulate my love affair with cello. The instrument has such a beautiful sound and broad range – often sounding like a human voice. You can hear the harmony and contrast of cello and flute in my album, Dialogue.

When I started to compose for my current project, Butterfly Zone, I tried different combinations of instruments in my composing software and nothing seemed so right as flute and cello. I finally settled on an ensemble of flute, cello, electrified classical guitar and upright bass. I am calling the group The Pikes Peak Chamber Jazz Quartet. Chamber jazz can be described as a fusion of orchestral sounds with the creative improvisation of jazz.

This morning I awakened at 4 AM with the sounds of the next development section of Butterfly Zone in my head and rushed downstairs to write. I love this part of creation when I am bursting with fresh ideas and sounds. I am trying to be patient and deliberate but I am already getting so excited to perform this music.

Have a happy creative day!

Joseph

 

Butterfly Zone Chamber Jazz

Butterfly Zone is the name of new music I am writing for chamber jazz quartet.

In the Butterfly ZoneButterfly zone is new music for chamber jazz quartet. My muse has come again and new compositions are beginning to flow.  At these times, I usually awake around 4 AM with a melody and rhythm in my mind. Sometimes there is also a memory or connection to a life event or scene from nature. Then I quickly arise, get to my office and start writing music while it is fresh in me.

When I awakened with Butterfly Zone in mind,  I recalled a place I used to hike in the Sangre De Christo mountains. About a mile up the trail into the forest, there was a place in the trail that had a section of thick dark mud. In the summer that was home to a ‘Kaleidoscope’ of butterflies.  (A collective name for a group of butterflies, and how very appropriate.) The butterflies in this group were quite small, a lovely shade of periwinkle and friendly. It was a mesmerizing sight and a summertime treat.

The piece that I am composing captures for me the sight and feeling of those moments.   The instrumentation for the piece is: flute, cello, guitar and upright bass. The group will play chamber jazz – a fusion of orchestral sounds with the excitement of jazz improvisation. I  love the sound and feel of the music and am considering making Butterfly Zone the name of a concert of new, original music I am writing and will perform in Fall/Winter of 2016.

I am thrilled to be busy composing. I think Butterfly Zone is a new evolution in my work and  I am so looking forward to performing it for you.

Joseph

Dialogue by Joseph Liberti now on Apple Music and Spotify

Dialogue by Joseph Liberti Dialogue by Joseph Liberti and Norah Joy Clydesdale, an album of flute and cello music for dinnertime and relaxation, now streamed on Apple Music and Spotify

I’m happy to announce that if you are a subscriber of Apple Music or Spotify, you can now stream our Dialogue album. Folks tell me it is relaxing and great dinnertime music. Here’s a link for Apple and a Spotify playlist:

Dialogue on Apple Music

Spotify Playlist:

Happy listening!
Joseph

They were playing my music!

My Dialogue album was a dinner party surprise…for me!

Sunday in the early evening my wife Carol and I were guests at a Garden/Dinner party with friends. The party started outdoors for relaxing with drinks in a beautiful garden. Then we were called indoors for dinner.

Joseph Liberti and Carol Dickerson at garden party.As I walked through the door I heard some lovely music playing softly in the background. It was my music! My first, and recently released album Dialogue for flute and cello. I was thrilled! OK, I know you old pros at composing and recording  would just take this in stride, but for a newbie like me it was a kick. In my descriptions of the album I had described it as good dinner music and these folks took me at my word. The album continued to play throughout dinner and the last song played just as desert was served.

That little look into how people might enjoy my music was very empowering, made it real for me and inspired me to plunge into my new project with fresh spirit and purpose.

What a concept! Serving through my music. Somewhere in the world right now, someone may be enjoying a great dinner experience in an ambiance I helped to create.

Here’s a free track from the album.

Here’s where to sample the 16 other tunes in Dialogue.

Be well and happy!

Joseph Liberti

Latin Jazz Concert

FluteDaddy Quartet – In Concert

On The Patio at Cucuru

Sunday August 14
6:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Cucuru Gallery Cafe
2332 W. Colorado

FluteDaddy gets a Latin Groove on for Summertime fun on the patio at Cucuru. Have dinner or a snack. Sip some wine or tropical drink and enjoy a concert of music in Latin jazz rhythms -From romantic Bolero and mellow Bossa Nova to pulsing ,uptempo Samba and more. Stefan Flores burnin’ the drums, Marc Neihof nailing the groove, spicy guitar solos from Alan Joseph and the soulful flute of Joseph Liberti. Space limited, advance registration is a good idea. This will be fun! Join us!

Tickets $10 Advance Registration – Two tickets $16, includes free album download card.