'The World of Nature' - released August 2020
Recorded at the University of Iowa concert hall, the Iowa sessions are being released as singles to be followed with the full album "Piano Portraits" in 2021.
While recalling a memory of a nature outing the music came to Suzanne. "I was inspired by the beauty of the scene, having felt that it was embued with an wondrous, stirring presence. Though it had been five years ago, the moment came alive to me as music. When I sat down to play it, the music unfurled from start to finish."
Polynesian Lullaby EP - released September 2020
The Polynesian Lullabys were improvised during a Sound Portrait session with participants. In this quiet, contemplative session of meaningful conversations, the first piece began with a lovely, descending melody.
"As I played the first, descending notes," Suzanne says, "I had an image of them falling from heaven high above us and pouring out onto us. There was a sense of the it coming from beyond. The melodies brought a surprising sense of nurturing reassurance and comfort.
"The participants in the session were from Hawaii and they commented that the music had a Polynesian feel. The three songs had repeating themes, even though there were been long spaces of time in between them. Each one came more softly than the last."
DANCE OF SPRING
THREE CATS SUITE