My new piece, Doom, Gloom, and Zoom January of 2021, Barbara Day Turner, asked me and other composers to write about our experiences during the lockdown and pandemic. I was in such despair and agony over missing music, family, and friends. I cried. This music was difficult to write emotionally. I was supposed to be […]
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Toccata and Tango in D Minor
By Mona Lyn Reese on October 10, 2018 in EVENTS, Music & Musicians, Music Composition
Last year, the San José Chamber Orchestra put up a large grand staff on the wall; audience members pasted round stickers on it to compose a new work. Barbara asked me if I’d write a new piece based on this “Crowd Sourced” music. I’m always ready for fun and a challenge. We decided to perform […]
Name that Piano!
By Mona Lyn Reese on April 21, 2018 in Music & Musicians, Music Composition
Every time I have new friends to our place, they want to see my studio. “How do you get the music into the computer? Do you write all the notes? All of them? Can you play all those instruments?” I have a video that explains everything! Here’s The Enterprise. I started calling my workstation The […]