95 tracks by richardlaceves

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a little tune as afternoon, as clouds drift above my head
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one of my pieces for RPM
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my father was airborne 82nd on June 6th Normandy. like so many others he rarely spoke about it, just did what he had to do, and moved on. here's to all who have made the world a little better (this is a re post of a piece i wrote for rpm 2013
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please listen to this via the utube video that it was prepared for.. a short video i made last week at Catalina Island while diving
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an overcast rainy day here in south calif.. i sat at my piano in the morning and this just sort of sprang out on the keyboard... since im learning about electric guitars this feb (for rpm) i spent the day playing with different amps and effects…
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I am learning a bit more each day about how to write/compose for guitar ,, quite fun. This RPM piece is dedicated for our 16 and 1/2 year old mini red Dachshund,, Howie.. though blind and mostly deaf, and recovering from illness, he still…read more
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welll... this year for RPM i am trying music and instruments i have never used/learned/done ie know nothing about... why? im not sure i now know.. but it did seem like a good idea two weeks ago.. so here is the "first half" of what i have so…read more
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While on our European journey last summer, we stopped at an American Cemetery in between Venice and Florance Italy. It was a gray wind swept day, long rows of white crosses ran across a deep green grass field. I have read a bit about the allied…read more
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** THIS IS ONLY 6 min long NOT 41 like it says, im not sure why, the mp3 tags going in to at are say 6:10) Inspired by a magic day in Switzerland, we hiked among flowers in the Alps below the Eiger, had lunch outside just below the North Face…read more
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Florance! Il Duomo one of the many many great architectural wonders of Italy,, Filippo Brunelleschi creates one of the most beautiful Domed churches of all time in 1471, and it's still there today to marvel at,,,also i had my first gelato there…
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RPM tack 2 --i stand atop the cathedral Notre Dame, fluffy white clouds float in an electric blue sky, gazing towards to Tour De Eiffel, i notice a small balloon flitting and flying along in the gentle summer breeze over the skyline of Paris
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first for rpm 2014 This summer my wife and i traveled to Europe! our first time across the pond..what a wonderful time of adventure we had from Paris to Roma. each morning i would rise before dawn to watch as the early morning sun painted the…read more
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I was passing by a darkened church this evening, as the wind danced through the trees, looking though the a window, i noticed a single candle lit, flickering on the alter step, casting a shadow within.. as i pressed an ear to the dusty glass…read more
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!!! Please use the utube link !!!! as this is my piano moment #5 set to video that i made this past weekend Oct 6th 2013. Take Note of the sea lion at about 2:20 into this.. it has survived a meeting with a great white shark!! and is still…read more
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a small quiet piece for a Sunday evening,, all four string sections are present here,, violin, viola,cello and contrabass,,it's kind of fun to try to mix, and pass the various themes around,,
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dedicated to our "cold hearted orb that rules the night",, bassoon and french horn exchange glances with one another, cross a web of strings with a little timpani,in for the flavor,,, i have been trying to figure a bassoon into my work, so here…
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rpm #7,, i think this will be the overture, to a small midi orchestral suite, which i hope will finish up as my remaining 3 pieces for this years rpm, but well see how that goes,, thanks for all the helpful comments i have received on this project…
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well this is a bit awkward, but i have been chatting with Nosda Cariad about the various plus and minus of sound settings ie reverb,,, sometimes i feel like i have used too much, as sort of a crutch. in this version the reverb has been toned down…read more
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at the end of an evening, after the house lights have gone down, in the quietness of the hall,, two cellos, share a quiet moment.. dedicated to the old couple who have lived so long together, to parent who watches as their child sleeps, to the…read more
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a brief night journey on the sea of a dream,,, rpm #5 halfway there!
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